Top 10 Richest football clubs in South Africa.
South Africa is one of the few African nations that invest much in football. The National First Division and the South African Premier Division are both administered by the Premier Soccer League, which has a simplified structure in place.
The local teams have been pushed by the two leagues to achieve the greatest possible results. Which teams have the potential to become the richest football clubs in South Africa? If you have such a query, go through this list.
A team’s worth is determined not only by its performance but also by its ability to trade for some of the best players in the league. This helps to explain why certain clubs are not just the best in the league, but also have the greatest players. This list includes the net value of South Africa’s wealthiest football teams.
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- Top 10 richest football clubs in South Africa 2021
- Top 10 Richest Football Club Owners in South Africa
Top 10 richest football clubs in South Africa 2021
- Mamelodi Sundowns – $11 million.
- Kaizer Chiefs – $9.1 million.
- Supersport United – $7.9 million.
- Bidvest Wits – $7.4 million.
- Orlando Pirates – $6.9 million.
- Platinum Stars FC – $6.1 million.
- Cape Town City – $5.8 million.
- Bloemfontein Celtic – $5.1 million.
- Chippa United – $4.4 million.
- Ajax Cape Town – $4.2 million.
Ajax Cape Town ($4.2 million) is ranked tenth.
The city of Cape Town is home to Ajax Cape Town. The Urban Warriors are the team’s name, and they play their home games at the Cape Town Stadium. It was established in 1999 when the Cape Town Spurs and the Seven Stars merged to become the Cape Town Spurs. The net value of Ajax Cape Town is $4.2 million.
Chippa United ($4.4 million) is ranked ninth.
Chippa United is a Port Elizabeth-based football team. Its nickname is the Chilli Boys, and they play their home games at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. It is one of the Premier Soccer League’s newest clubs, having been established in January 2010. Chippa United FC has a $4.4 million net value.
Bloemfontein Celtic ($5.1 million) is ranked eighth.
Bloemfontein Celtic is based in the South African city of Bloemfontein. Phunya Sele Sele is the team’s mascot, and the team’s home games are held at Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium. The team was established in 1969, and when its founders fell into financial problems, it was sold to Petrus “Whitehead” Molemela in the early 1980s. Bloemfontein Celtic has a $5.1 million net worth.
5.8 million for Cape Town City.
The city of Cape Town is home to Cape Town City. Cape Town City FC was established in 1960 and renamed Cape Town City FC in 2016. It is a Premier Soccer League club based in Cape Town, and they play their home games at the Cape Town Stadium. Cape Town City FC has a $5.8 million net worth.
Platinum Stars FC is ranked sixth with a $6.1 million budget.
The Platinum Stars Football Club is located in North West Province’s Phokeng. It was founded in 1937 as an amateur club and debuted in the Premier Soccer League during the 2003-2004 season. Platinum Stars FC has a $6.1 million net worth.
The Pirates of Orlando – $6.9 million.
The Orlando Pirates are based in Houghton, a Johannesburg suburb. Its headquarters were in Orlando Soweto when it was established in 1937. It has won the Premier Soccer League three years in a row since its establishment in 1996. The Orlando Pirates’ net worth is estimated to be $6.9 million.
7.4 million for Bidvest Wits.
Bidvest Wits is situated in the Braamfontein district of Johannesburg. It is known as The Students because of its connection with the University of the Witwatersrand. Bidvest Wits was founded in 1921 by the University of Witwatersrand’s Students’ Representative Council. It joined the South African National League in 1975 after producing some of the country’s best players. Bidvest Wits Football Club has a $7.4 million net worth.
Supersport United ($7.9 million) is ranked third.
Supersport United is located in the Atteridgeville area of Pretoria. Its nickname is Matsatsantsa a Pitori, and it plays in the Premier Soccer League. Pretoria City was renamed Supersport United in 1994. The Lucas Moripe Stadium hosts its home games, and its youth program is considered one of the finest in the nation. Supersport United has a $7.9 million net worth.
Kaizer Chiefs are in second place with $9.1 million.
Kaizer Chiefs are based in Naturena, Johannesburg. The team’s nickname is Amakhosi, and it plays in the Premier Soccer League. Its rivalry with the Orlando Pirates is well-known. Following Kaizer Motaung’s return from the United States in 1970, the Kaizer Chiefs were formed. It has subsequently evolved to be one of South Africa’s richest teams, with a significant number of players sent abroad. Kaizer Chiefs have a $9.1 million net worth.
Mamelodi Sundowns ($11 million) is the first team on the list.
The Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club is located in Mamelodi, Tshwane. Sundowns began as a football club in 1970, and in 1983, they entered the National Soccer League. Sundowns have won the PSL nine times since its establishment in 1996. The squad won the CAF Champions League in 2016 and was awarded CAF Club of the Year in 2016. It has also sent the bulk of its players to other countries. Sundowns is the wealthiest football club in South Africa, with a net value of $11 million. It is owned by business tycoon Patrice Motsepe.
Top 10 Richest Football Club Owners in South Africa
South Africa’s wealthiest football club owners. You’d be wrong if you thought Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe was the wealthiest PSL team owner in South Africa.
Mostepe was the wealthiest PSL team owner by net worth for a long period until being surpassed by another billionaire.
The top 10 PSL club owners are profiled based on their stated wealth.
- Farook Kadodia:- Maritzburg United – Net Worth $ 4.7m
- Royal Bafokeng Nation: Platinum Stars – Net Worth $ 6m
- John Comitis (Cape Town City) – R133 million in net worth
- Kaizer Motaung (Kaizer Chiefs): Net Worth – $8m, R145m
- Khulu Sibiya ( Super Sports ) – Net Worth : $10m , R180m
- Brian Joffe: Bidvest Wits – Net Worth: $15 million
- Irvin Khoza (Orlando Pirates): Net worth – R167.9 Million
- Patrice Motsepe (Mamelodi Sundowns) : Networth -$2.4Bn, R35 Billion
- Johann Rupert (Stellenbosch) – $7.3bn, R108 Billion