Who is the richest Football player in South Africa in 2022?
The South African Premier Soccer League is one of the most prestigious and well-organised leagues in Africa and has produced the CAF Champions League winners on a couple of occasions.
The South African League is one of the very few leagues that produced teams that compete with the North Africans on a regular basis.
It is also a known fact that South Africans don’t often play outside their country and this has been attributed to the standard available in terms of facility, players’ welfare and good pay.
NaijNaira looks at the top ten richest soccer players in South Africa.
Top 10 Richest Footballers In South Africa 2022
10. Oupa Manyisa – $530,000
Oupa Manyisa plays in the midfield position and debuted his senior appearance in 2008.
The man from Jo’Burg has featured for the biggest clubs in South Africa including Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
He holds record appearances for Pirates and has multiple PSL titles and other trophies to his name. He is rated at around $530,000.
9. Innocent Maela – $680,000
Born in 1992, Innocent Maela plays for the Buccaneers as a left back since joining in 2017.
The left back has featured in eight games for the Banyana Banyana and is rated $680,000.
8. Kermit Erasmus – $900,000
Erasmus is one of the few players who have played abroad as the 31-year-old has played for teams in France, Netherlands and the Dutch Eredivisie.
He currently features for South African moneybags Mamelodi Sundowns and has played for the national team 15 times. The 31-year-old is rated at around $900,000 in wealth.
7. Siphiwe Tshabalala – $930,000
Here comes the iconic man of the 2010 World, Siph as he is fondly called was a star in the PSL before he scored the first goal in the first world cup hosted in Africa.
Siph is from Soweto and is one of the paciest players from South Africa and has played for a couple of teams in and out of South Africa.
6. George Lebese – $950,000
George Lebese is rated $950,000 and is one of the most prolific wingers in the PSL.
He has featured for Kaizer Chiefs, and Supersport United before traveling to the US to play for Colorado Springs Switchbacks although his time there was limited due to the pandemic.
5. Dean Furman – $980,000
One of the most popular South African players ever is Dean Furman and he’s also very experienced having played around the world for the likes of Doncaster, Rangers and even Chelsea.
Furman is still active for Altrincham in the UK and is worth close to a million dollars.
4. Itumeleng Khune – $1 million
South Africa’s goalkeeper and Kaizer Chiefs legend, Itumeleng Khune is the first to hit 1 million dollars on this list.
Although he has played for Chiefs all his career, he’s also managed to captain Chiefs and the Bafana Bafana.
The 34-year-old has over 250 games for the club and the highest-capped player for the national team.
3. Bernard Parker – $1.3 million
Bernard Parker is one of the most prominent PSL players having made over 200 club appearances for Kaizers Chief.
The winger has played over 70 matches for the South African national team, he’s rated to be worth $1.3m, the third highest earning South African footballer.
2. Thulani Hlatshwayo – $2 million
Thulani is a defender for the Buccaneers and also a regular in the South African national team.
Hlatshwayo is the second richest South African football player and is rated at a whopping $2Million.
1. Andile Jali – $3 million
Topping this enviable list is the 44-cap Andile Jali who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns. Jali is Mamelodi Sundowns highest paid player and tops the list expectedly.
This article was updated 1 month ago