Top 10 richest football clubs in South Africa

Football in South Africa is a very lucrative avenue to make money when a team has beautiful talents and good playing skills.

South Africa’s league, Premier League Soccer, is one of the best football leagues in Africa and it has produced a lot of good footballers the world has enjoyed their good talent. Match days in South Africa are just colorful and exciting to witness, and the spectators come in their numbers to cheer up their players especially the Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Due to the good marketing strategies laid down by teams in the South African league, they make a lot of profit from fans coming to the stadium and jersey sales.

Mamelodi Sundowns

is the wealthiest football club in South Africa with 11 million Dollars. Sundown, a football club based in Mamelodi, Pretoria in the Gauteng province was established in 1970 and they play their home matches at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The football club’s nickname is “The Brazilians” due to their colors (yellow, blue, green, and white). Sundowns is one of the teams with the most enormous fan base in South Africa’s Premier League Soccer. They have a record of winning their league twelve times, one time CAF Champions League Cup, record holders as the 3-time National Soccer League winners, and many other trophies. Patrice Motsepe owns Mamelodi Sundowns.

Cape Town City FC

Cape Town City FC is the second richest football club in South Football based in Cape Town with a net worth of 10.96 million Dollars. Cape Town City FC, formerly called Mpumalanga Black Aces was established in 1960, they play their home matches at Cape Town Stadium with a 55,000 capacity and they’ve won MTN 8 CUP and Telkom Knockout.

Kaizer Chiefs

The third richest football club in South Africa is Kaizer Chiefs with a net worth of 9.1 million Dollars. The football club was established in 1970 and it was named after a team its own played for in America, Atalanta Chiefs his first name (is Kaizer), and their nickname is AmaKhosi which means “Lord” or “Chief” in the Zulu language. Kaizer Chiefs is the most successful club in South win Africa with 78 club trophies which include 13 League titles and the African Cup Winners Cup(2001) which made them CAF’s team of the Year in 2001. Kaizer Cheifs and Orlando Pirates are the biggest rivals in the South African League and they play their home matches at FBN Stadium which has a 94,797 capacity.

Supersport United FC

 Supersport United FC, a subsidiary of Supersport, a marketing and media organization with 7.9 million Dollars is the fourth richest football club in South Africa. With maximum support from their media network, Supersport, the team has strong shirt sales and that’s where a higher percentage of their revenue is made. The team is based in Atteridgeville in Pretoria in the Gauteng province. The team plays their home matches at Lucas Moripe Stadium with a capacity of 28,900 and their nickname is “The Trendsetters”. Supersport United has quite a lot of successful seasons such as winning the Premier Soccer League 3 times in a row (2007-2010), MTN 8 CUP, and many other prestigious trophies.

Bidvest Wits FC

Bidvest Wits FC also known as “The Clever Boys” or “The Students” is a football club in South Africa that was established in t 1921, and their net worth is 7.4 million Dollars. They thrived for years and got dissolved the whole and are now under new management. The nickname Orlando Pirates is called “The Student” or “The Clever Boys” because the team was formed by the then Students’ Representative Council of the University of Witwatersrand in 1921. The club’s home stadium is called Bidvest Stadium and its colors are white and blue. The club has won ten trophies including one league title (2016/2017) and MTN 8 CUP.

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates, a football club established in 1937 is the sixth richest club in South Africa with a net worth of 6.9 million Dollars. This team is one of the teams that has made the Premier Soccer League amazing to watch due to their rivalry with the Kaizer Chiefs. The name of their derby is the Soweto derby, the biggest rivalry in South African Football. Both teams have benefited when it comes to jersey sales and stadium attendance. Pirates have won over 35 trophies which include CAF Champions League and Super Cup, 11 MTN 8 Cups, and other prestigious ones. They play Orlando Stadium as their home grounds with 37,139 as their capacity.

Platinum Stars FC

Platinum Stars FC is a football club in South Africa it was established in the year 1937 and they are based in Phokkeng, Rustenburg, North West Province. Undoubtedly, Platinum stars who are also known as “Dikwena”(Crocodiles) is one of the richest football clubs in the South African league with a net worth of 6.1 million Dollars. They play at Royal Bafokeng Stadium with a 44,530 capacity as their home grounds, and their colors are green and white. Platinum Stars have won 3 trophies, and one is MTN 8 CUP.

Bloemfontein Celtic FC

With a net worth of 5.1 million Dollars, Bloemfontein Celtic FC is one of the wealthiest clubs in South Africa. The team was established in Bloemfontein in 1969 and they play in the ABC Motsepe League, the third tier in South African football, and Siwele Park Ground is their home with a capacity of 500 spectators. The team managed to win the 2005 MTN 8 CUP.

Chippa FC

Chippa FC, a South African football club based in Port Elizabeth, established in on is one of the wealthiest football clubs in the South African league with 4.4 million Dollars as its net worth. Chippa FC was established in t 2010, the team has a second team that plays in the reserved section of PSL. Chippa Fc also known as the “Chilli Boys” is one of the youngest clubs in the Premiership Soccer League and they are yet to win trophies.

Ajax Cape Town FC

Ajax Cape Town FC, now Cape Town Spurs, is a South African football club based in Parrow and it was established in 1999 by the Dutch Eredivisie club, AFC Ajax FC to locate more talent in Africa. The club has won quite some trophies in South Africa and one is MTN 8 CUP. Cape Town Spurs play their home matches at Athlone stadium a 34, 000 capacity)and Parow Park(2,000 seaters)

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