South African Premier Division

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DStv Premiership
DStv Premiership logo.svg
Organising bodyPSL
Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)
CountrySouth Africa
ConfederationCAF
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toGladAfrica Championship
Domestic cup(s)Nedbank Cup
League cup(s)MTN 8
International cup(s)CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Current championsMamelodi Sundowns (11th title)
(2020–21)
Most championshipsMamelodi Sundowns (11 titles)
Top goalscorerSouth Africa Siyabonga Nomvethe (123 goals)
TV partnersSuperSport
SABC1 DStv
Websitewww.psl.co.za
Current: 2021–22 South African Premier Division

The South African Premier Division, officially referred to as the DStv Premiership for sponsorship reasons, is a South African men's professional football league and the highest division of South African football league system. As the division is the top level of association football in South Africa, it is sometimes commonly referred to as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) – the name of the country's administrator of professional football.[1]

History[edit]

The league was founded in 1996 after an agreement between the National Soccer League (South Africa) and the remnants of the National Professional Soccer League (South Africa).[2]

The league was reduced from 18 to 16 teams after the end of the 2001–02 season to avoid fixture congestion, causing two teams, Ria Stars and Free State Stars, to be disbanded.

In 2004, a match-fixing scandal rocked South African football. An investigation codenamed "Operation Dribble" was launched by the South African police in June 2004. More than 40 arrests were made, ranging from club bosses to match commissioners, referees and their assistants.

Kaizer Chiefs successfully defended their league title in 2005 after they won the prestigious trophy in 2004 for the first time in a decade.

The 2005–06 season saw Mamelodi Sundowns capturing the title for the fourth time.

In 2007, the PSL signed a television deal with SuperSport worth R1.6-billion. It is the biggest sporting deal in the history of South Africa, and it took the Premier Division into the top 15 ranked leagues in the world in terms of commercial broadcast deals.

In the same year ABSA replaced Castle Lager as name sponsor.

In 2008, 2009 and 2010 SuperSport United won a hat-trick of titles.

As of May 2019, the league is rated as the 6th best in Africa according to the CAF 5-Year Ranking system.

For the 2018–19 season, the PSL gives each club a monthly grant of 2 million rand, with funds coming from the television broadcasting rights and national sponsorships. The Premiership champion earns a 10 million rand prize.

In 2019, ABSA increased their sponsorship to the PSL to 39.9 million rands.[3] This meant that ABSA Premiership league winners pocket 15 million rands. However, as of the 4th of June 2020, ABSA has canceled its sponsorship with the PSL.[4]

As of 24 September 2020, the PSL chairman Irvin Khoza and Multichoice announced the new sponsor would be DStv, effectively naming it the DStv Premiership. The announcement was broadcast live on the SuperSport Blitz and dedicated SuperSport PSL channels.[5][6]

CEOs[edit]

Qualification for African competitions[edit]

Association ranking for 2020–21 CAF competitions[edit]

Association ranking for 2020–21 CAF Champions League and 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup will be based on results from each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup) from 2016 to 2019–20.

Legend
  • CL: CAF Champions League
  • CC: CAF Confederation Cup
  •   Associations ranked 1–12 and eligible to enter two teams in each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup)
Rank Association 2016
(× 1)
2017
(× 2)
2018
(× 3)
2018–19
(× 4)
2019–20
(× 5)
Total
2020 2019 Mvt CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC
1 2 1 +1  Morocco 4 4 6 3 5 7 5 7 8 8 190
2 3 1 +1  Egypt 7 0 7 0.5 5 3 4 5 11 6 167
3 1 -1 –2  Tunisia 0 3 7 5 9 0 8 6 6 0 140
4 5 1 +1  DR Congo 0 5 1 5 3 4 5 0 4 1 83
5 4 -1 –1  Algeria 0 4 4 2 5 2 5 1 3 1 81
6 6 0  South Africa 6 0 3 4.5 2 0 6 0 3 0.5 68.5
7 7 0  Zambia 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 2.5 1 2 43
8 9 1 +1  Nigeria 2 0 0 0.5 0 3 2 1 0 3 39
9 10 1 +1  Guinea 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 3 38
10 11 1 +1  Angola 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0.5 4 0 36

Association ranking for 2021–22 CAF competitions[edit]

Association ranking for 2021–22 CAF Champions League and 2021–22 CAF Confederation Cup will be based on results from each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup) from 2017 to 2020–21.

Legend
Rank Association 2017
(× 1)
2018
(× 3)
2018–19
(× 3)
2019–20
(× 4)
2020–21
(× 5)
Total
2021 2020 Mvt CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC
1 1 0  Morocco 6 3 5 7 5 7 8 8 4 6 183
2 2 0  Egypt 7 0.5 5 3 4 5 11 6 8 3 173.5
3 3 0  Tunisia 7 5 9 0 8 6 6 0 4 3 131
4 5 1 +1  Algeria 4 2 5 2 5 1 3 1 6 5 109
5 6 1 +1  South Africa 3 4.5 2 0 6 0 3 0.5 8 2 93.5
6 4 -2 –2  DR Congo 1 5 3 4 5 0 4 1 4 0 75
7 9 2 +2  Guinea 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 38
8 8 0  Nigeria 0 0.5 0 3 2 1 0 3 0 2 37.5
9 7 -2 –2  Zambia 2 2 2 0 0 2.5 1 2 0 1.5 35
10 10 0  Angola 0 1 4 0 0 0.5 4 0 1 0 31.5
11 11 0  Sudan 3 2 0 0.5 0 2 2 0 2 0 30
12 13 1 +1  Tanzania 0 0 0 0.5 3 0 0 0 3 0.5 27.5

Sponsorship[edit]

Since its inception in 1996, the Premier Division has been sponsored. The sponsor has been able to determine the league's sponsorship name. The list below details who the sponsors have been and what they called the competition:

  • 1996–2007: Castle Lager (Castle Premiership)
  • 2007–2020: ABSA (ABSA Premiership)
  • 2020–Present: DStv (DStv Premiership)

TV rights[edit]

South Africa's Premier Soccer League (PSL) has awarded a $277 million, five year television rights deal to the country's SuperSport satellite channel, operated by media conglomerate Naspers. The deal, which begins in a year's time, extends the arrangement SuperSport entered into with PSL in 2007, covering the five years to May 2012 at a cost of $200 million (1.6 billion rand).[7] Broadcasting about seven live football matches a week, SuperSport sub-licenses certain games to the state TV network, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Format[edit]

There are sixteen clubs in the Premier League. During the course of a season (which lasts from August to May) each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents for a total of 30 games for each club. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a defeat.

The champion and runners up of the Premier Division advances to the CAF Champions League, while the third-place finishers and the Nedbank Cup champions advance to the CAF Confederation Cup.

The bottom team in the ABSA Premiership is automatically relegated and replaced by the winner of the National First Division. The team finishing 15th on the log enters a mini-league playoff with the teams who finished 2nd and 3rd in the National First Division – the winner earning a place in Premier Soccer League for the following season.

Media coverage[edit]

The league's main broadcast partner is SuperSport. SuperSport have in turn sub leased the rights to certain matches to the SABC, so that matches can be shown on public television.

SuperSport broadcast matches on Wednesday and Friday nights, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. The SABC broadcast Wednesday afternoon matches, as well as Saturday and Sunday matches.

Past seasons[edit]

Previous winners, runners-up, relegated and promoted teams[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Relegated Promoted
1996–97 Manning Rangers Kaizer Chiefs Michau Warriors, Witbank Aces Santos, African Wanderers
1997–98 Mamelodi Sundowns Orlando Pirates African Wanderers, Real Rovers Seven Stars, Dynamos
1998–99 Mamelodi Sundowns (2) Kaizer Chiefs Dynamos, Vaal Professionals African Wanderers, Tembisa Classic
1999-2000 Mamelodi Sundowns (3) Orlando Pirates AmaZulu, Mother City F.C. Golden Arrows, Ria Stars
2000–01 Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs Bloemfontein Celtic, African Wanderers AmaZulu, Black Leopards
2001–02 Santos SuperSport United AmaZulu, Thembisa Classic African Wanderers, Dynamos
2002–03 Orlando Pirates (2) SuperSport United Umtata Bush Bucks, African Wanderers AmaZulu, Silver Stars
2003–04 Kaizer Chiefs Ajax Cape Town Hellenic, Zulu Royals Bush Bucks, Bloemfontein Celtic
2004–05 Kaizer Chiefs (2) Orlando Pirates Manning Rangers, Wits University Free State Stars, Tembisa Classic
2005–06 Mamelodi Sundowns (4) Orlando Pirates Free State Stars, Bush Bucks Wits University, Benoni Premier United
2006–07 Mamelodi Sundowns (5) Platinum Stars Maritzburg United Free State Stars
2007–08 SuperSport United Ajax Cape Town Black Leopards, Jomo Cosmos Maritzburg United, Bay United
2008–09 SuperSport United (2) Orlando Pirates Bay United, Thanda Royal Zulu Jomo Cosmos, Mpumalanga Black Aces
2009–10 SuperSport United (3) Mamelodi Sundowns Jomo Cosmos Vasco da Gama
2010–11 Orlando Pirates (3) Ajax Cape Town Mpumalanga Black Aces, Vasco da Gama Jomo Cosmos, Black Leopards
2011–12 Orlando Pirates (4) Moroka Swallows Santos, Jomo Cosmos University of Pretoria, Chippa United
2012–13 Kaizer Chiefs (3) Platinum Stars Chippa United, Black Leopards Mpumalanga Black Aces, Polokwane City
2013–14 Mamelodi Sundowns (6) Kaizer Chiefs Golden Arrows Chippa United
2014–15 Kaizer Chiefs (4) Mamelodi Sundowns Moroka Swallows, AmaZulu Golden Arrows, Jomo Cosmos
2015–16 Mamelodi Sundowns (7) Bidvest Wits Jomo Cosmos, University of Pretoria Baroka, Highlands Park
2016–17 Bidvest Wits Mamelodi Sundowns Highlands Park AmaZulu
2017–18 Mamelodi Sundowns (8) Orlando Pirates Ajax Cape Town, Platinum Stars Highlands Park, Black Leopards
2018–19 Mamelodi Sundowns (9) Orlando Pirates Free State Stars Stellenbosch F.C.
2019-20 Mamelodi Sundowns (10) Kaizer Chiefs Polokwane City Moroka Swallows
2020-21 Mamelodi Sundowns (11) AmaZulu Black Leopards Sekhukhune United

League titles by club[edit]

Team Titles Years
Mamelodi Sundowns
11
1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019-20, 2020-21
Orlando Pirates 4 2000–01, 2002–03, 2010–11, 2011–12
Kaizer Chiefs 2003–04, 2004–05, 2012–13, 2014–15
SuperSport United
3
2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
Manning Rangers 1 1996–97
Santos 2001–02
Bidvest Wits 2016–17

Manager records[edit]

League winning managers[edit]

Season(s) Winner(s) Manager(s)
1996–97 Manning Rangers South Africa Gordon Igesund
1997–98 Mamelodi Sundowns Romania Ted Dumitru
1998–99 Mamelodi Sundowns Romania Ted Dumitru(2)
1999–00 Mamelodi Sundowns France Paul Dolezar
2000–01 Orlando Pirates South Africa Gordon Igesund(2)
2001–02 Santos South Africa Gordon Igesund(3)
2002–03 Orlando Pirates Zimbabwe Roy Barreto
2003–04 Kaizer Chiefs Romania Ted Dumitru(3)
2004–05 Kaizer Chiefs Romania Ted Dumitru(4)
2005–06 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Neil Tovey &
Argentina Miguel Gamondi
2006–07 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Gordon Igesund(4)
2007–08 SuperSport United South Africa Gavin Hunt
2008–09 SuperSport United South Africa Gavin Hunt(2)
2009–10 SuperSport United South Africa Gavin Hunt(3)
2010–11 Orlando Pirates Netherlands Ruud Krol
2011–12 Orlando Pirates Peru Augusto Palacios
2012–13 Kaizer Chiefs Scotland Stuart Baxter
2013–14 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Pitso Mosimane
2014–15 Kaizer Chiefs Scotland Stuart Baxter(2)
2015–16 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Pitso Mosimane(2)
2016–17 Bidvest Wits South Africa Gavin Hunt(4)
2017–18 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Pitso Mosimane(3)
2018–19 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Pitso Mosimane(4)
2019–20 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Pitso Mosimane(5)
2020–21 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Manqoba Mngqithi &
South Africa Rulani Mokwena

Most successful managers[edit]

Winning managers
Manager(s) Club(s) Win(s) Winning year(s)
South Africa Pitso Mosimane Mamelodi Sundowns (5) 5 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Romania Ted Dumitru Mamelodi Sundowns (2), Kaizer Chiefs (2) 4 1997–98, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2004–05
South Africa Gavin Hunt SuperSport United (3), Bidvest Wits 4 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2016–17
South Africa Gordon Igesund Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos, Mamelodi Sundowns 4 1996–97, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2006–07
Scotland Stuart Baxter Kaizer Chiefs (2) 2 2012–13, 2014–15

League records[edit]

League participants[edit]

Club Number of seasons in Premier Division Seasons
African Wanderers 4 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
AmaZulu 16 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2003–04,[note 1] 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2019–20
Ajax Cape Town 18 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
Baroka 4 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20


Bay United 1 2008–09
Benoni Premier United 1 2006–07
Bidvest Wits 22 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20


Black Leopards 10 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2019–20
Bloemfontein Celtic 21 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Bush Bucks 9 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06
Cape Town Spurs 3 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99[note 2]
Cape Town City 4 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Chippa United 7 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Dynamos 5 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
Free State Stars 19 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99,[note 3] 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17,

2017–18, 2018–19

Hellenic 8 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
Highlands Park 3 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20


Jomo Cosmos 15 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2015–16
Kaizer Chiefs 24 all
Lamontville Golden Arrows 18 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20
Mamelodi Sundowns 24 all
Manning Rangers 9 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05
Maritzburg United 13 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20


Michau Warriors 1 1996–97
Moroka Swallows 19 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
Mother City F.C. 1 1999–2000
Mpumalanga Black Aces 6 1996–97,[note 4] 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Orlando Pirates 24 all
Platinum Stars 14 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07,[note 5] 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
Polokwane City 7 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Real Rovers 2 1996–97, 1997–98
Ria Stars 2 2000–01, 2001–02
Santos 15 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
Seven Stars 1 1998–99[note 2]
Stellenbosch 1 2019-20
SuperSport United 24 all
Tembisa Classic 4 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2005–06
Thanda Royal Zulu 2 2007–08, 2008–09
University of Pretoria 4 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Vaal Professionals 3 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99
Vasco da Gama 1 2010–11
  1. ^ Amazulu participated as Zulu Royals in 2003/04
  2. ^ a b Cape Town Spurs and Seven Stars were merged to create Ajax Cape Town
  3. ^ Free State Stars participated as Qwa Qwa Stars in 1996/97, 1997/98 and 1998/99
  4. ^ Participated as Witbank Aces in 1996/1997
  5. ^ Platinum Stars participated as Silver Stars in 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2006/07

Local Trophies Winners[edit]

Domestic Competitions
Year League Nedbank Cup MTN 8 Telkom Knockout
1971 Orlando Pirates (1) Kaizer Chiefs (1)
1972 Amazulu (1) Kaizer Chiefs (2) Orlando Pirates (1)
1973 Orlando Pirates (2) Orlando Pirates (1) Orlando Pirates (2)
1974 Kaizer Chiefs (1) Orlando Pirates (2) Kaizer Chiefs (1)
1975 Orlando Pirates (3) Orlando Pirates (3) Moroka Swallows (1)
1976 Orlando Pirates (4) Kaizer Chiefs (3) Kaizer Chiefs (2)
1977 Kaizer Chiefs (2) Kaizer Chiefs (4) Kaizer Chiefs (3)
1978 Lusitano (1) Wits University (1) Orlando Pirates (3)
1979 Kaizer Chiefs (3) Kaizer Chiefs (5) Moroka Swallows (2)
1980 Highlands Park (1) Orlando Pirates (4) Witbank Black Aces (1)
1981 Kaizer Chiefs (4) Kaizer Chiefs (6) Kaizer Chiefs (4)
1982 Durban City (1) Kaizer Chiefs (7) Kaizer Chiefs (5) Arcadia Shepherds (1)
1983 Durban City (2) Moroka Swallows (1) Orlando Pirates (4) Kaizer Chiefs (1)
1984 Kaizer Chiefs (5) Kaizer Chiefs (8) Wits University (1) Kaizer Chiefs (2)
Competitions
Year National Premier Soccer League National Soccer League Nedbank Cup MTN 8 Telkom Knockout
1985 Durban Bush Bucks (1) Bloemfontein Celtic (1) Kaizer Chiefs (6) Wits University (1)
1986 Vaal Professionals (1) Rangers Johannesburg (1) Mamelodi Sundowns (1) Arcadia Shepherds (1) Kaizer Chiefs (3)
1987 Vaal Professionals (2) Jomo Cosmos (1) Kaizer Chiefs (7) Kaizer Chiefs (7) Durban Bush Bucks (1)
1988 Vaal Professionals (3) Mamelodi Sundowns (1) Orlando Pirates (5) Mamelodi Sundowns (1) Kaizer Chiefs (4)
1989 Real Sweepers (1) Kaizer Chiefs (1/6) Moroka Swallows (2) Kaizer Chiefs (8) Kaizer Chiefs (5)
1990 De Beers (1) Mamelodi Sundowns (2) Jomo Cosmos (1) Mamelodi Sundowns (2) Mamelodi Sundowns (1)
1991 Oriental Spurs (1) Kaizer Chiefs (2/8) Moroka Swallows (3) Kaizer Chiefs (9) Dynamos (1)
1992 Arcadia Shepherds (1) Kaizer Chiefs (3/9) Kaizer Chiefs (10) Kaizer Chiefs (10) Amazulu (1)
1993 Mamelodi Sundowns (3) Witbank Black Aces (1) Orlando Pirates (5) Umtata Bush Bucks (1)
1994 Orlando Pirates (1/5) Vaal Professionals (1) Kaizer Chiefs (11) Qwa Qwa Stars (1)
1995 Witbank All Stars (1) Cape Town Spurs (1) Cape Town Spurs (1) Wits University (1) Wits University (2)
Premier Soccer League
Year Premier Soccer League Nedbank Cup MTN 8 Telkom Knockout
1996 Inaugural PSL champions Orlando Pirates (6) Orlando Pirates (6) Umtata Bucks (2)
1997 Manning Rangers (1) Not played Not played Kaizer Chiefs (6)
1998 Mamelodi Sundowns (1/4) Mamelodi Sundowns (2) Not played Kaizer Chiefs (7)
1999 Mamelodi Sundowns (2/5) SuperSport United (1) Not played Mamelodi Sundowns (2)
2000 Mamelodi Sundowns (3/6) Kaizer Chiefs (11) Orlando Pirates (7) Ajax Cape Town (1)
2001 Orlando Pirates (1/6) Santos Kaizer Chiefs(12) Kaizer Chiefs(8)
2002 Santos (1) Not played Santos Jomo Cosmos
2003 Orlando Pirates (2/7) Santos (2) Jomo Cosmos Kaizer Chiefs(9)
2004 Kaizer Chiefs (1/9) Moroka Swallows (4) SuperSport United Kaizer Chiefs(10)
2005 Kaizer Chiefs (2/10) SuperSport United (2) Bloemfontein Celtic Jomo Cosmos(2)
2006 Mamelodi Sundowns (4/7) Kaizer Chiefs (12) Kaizer Chiefs(13) Silver Stars
2007 Mamelodi Sundowns (5/8) Ajax Cape Town Mamelodi Sundowns(3) Kaizer Chiefs(11)
2008 SuperSport United (1) Mamelodi Sundowns (3) Kaizer Chiefs(14) Ajax Cape Town(2)
2009 SuperSport United (2) Moroka Swallows (9) Golden Arrows Kaizer Chiefs(12)
2010 SuperSport United (3) Bidvest Wits (2) Orlando Pirates(8) Kaizer Chiefs(13)
2011 Orlando Pirates (3/8) Orlando Pirates (7) Orlando Pirates(9) Orlando Pirates (1)
2012 Orlando Pirates (4/9) SuperSport United (3) Moroka Swallows(2) Bloemfontein Celtic
2013 Kaizer Chiefs (3/11) Kaizer Chiefs (13) Platinum Stars Platinum Stars(2)
2014 Mamelodi Sundowns (6/9) Orlando Pirates (8) Kaizer Chiefs(15) SuperSport United
2015 Kaizer Chiefs (4/12) Mamelodi Sundowns (4) Ajax Cape Town Mamelodi Sundowns(3)
2016 Mamelodi Sundowns (7/10) SuperSport United (4) Bidvest Wits(3) Cape Town City
2017 Bidvest Wits (1) SuperSport United (5) SuperSport United(2) Bidvest Wits(3)
2018 Mamelodi Sundowns (8/11) Free State Stars Cape Town City Baroka
2019 Mamelodi Sundowns (9/12) TS Galaxy SuperSport United (3) Mamelodi Sundowns (4)
2020 Mamelodi Sundowns (10/13) Mamelodi Sundowns (5) Orlando Pirates(10) Not played due to Covid19
2021 Mamelodi Sundowns (11/14) TTM Not played due to Covid19

Top goalscorers[edit]

All-time top goalscorers[edit]

NB: list includes all players who have scored at least 100 goals in the PSL era. Also includes cup competitions.

Source:[9]

All-Time table[edit]

Pos. Team name Seasons Played Matches Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Dif. Points Champions Runner-up 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Total seasons in the top 8 Last season position
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 25 774 404 197 162 1101 630 +471 1419 11 times 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 20 Champions
2 Kaizer Chiefs 25 774 361 239 144 1022 611 +494 1322 4 times 6 6 1 2 2 0 0 21 2nd
3 Orlando Pirates 25 774 345 244 155 1026 655 +371 1279 4 times 6 6 2 3 0 1 1 23 3rd
4 SuperSport United 25 774 297 236 211 977 769 +208 1102 3 times 2 2 1 3 4 3 3 21 5th
5 Bidvest Wits 23 714 271 226 217 816 714 +102 1039 1 title 1 4 3 0 3 1 1 14 4th
6 Moroka Swallows 20 624 215 165 214 839 734 105 810 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 9 Champions NFD division
7 Bloemfontein Celtic 22 680 213 200 237 714 748 -34 839 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 10 8th
8 Ajax Cape Town 18 582 213 155 214 631 712 -81 794 0 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 8 4th in the NFD
9 Free State Stars 20 594 182 200 212 642 687 -45 746 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 7 16th relegated to the NFD
10 Lamontville Golden Arrows 19 578 170 162 216 597 665 -68 672 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 10
11 Santos 15 470 157 153 160 539 579 -40 624 1 title 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 7 8th in WC ABC Motsepe League
12 AmaZulu 18 560 144 155 231 535 705 -170 587 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 11th
13 Platinum Stars 15 450 149 139 162 501 504 -3 586 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 6 N\A
14 Jomo Cosmos 15 474 137 166 171 463 507 -44 577 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 6 3rd In the NFD
15 Maritzburg United 14 420 105 127 158 386 499 -113 442 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 15th
16 Manning Rangers 9 294 114 73 107 416 408 8 415 1 title 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 N\A
17 Bush Bucks 9 294 97 78 119 361 430 -69 369 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5th in the NFD
18 Black Leopards 11 334 86 78 140 352 468 -116 336 13th
19 Hellenic 8 264 79 75 110 308 346 -38 312 N/A
20 Polokwane City 6 180 51 63 66 211 249 -38 216 5th
21 Chippa United 7 210 46 60 74 174 210 -36 198 1 12th
22 Mpumalanga Black Aces 5 150 40 45 65 145 192 -47 165 N\A
22 Dynamos 5 154 36 49 69 147 219 -72 157 N/A
23 Cape Town Spurs 3 102 38 30 34 143 130 -13 144 N/A
24 Cape Town City 4 120 40 23 27 120 97 23 143 4th
25 University of Pretoria F.C.\TUKS 4 120 31 39 50 112 131 -19 132 14th in the NFD
26 African Wanderers 4 132 28 30 74 133 234 -101 114 N\A
27 Tembisa Classic 3 102 24 30 48 103 156 -53 102 N\A
28 Vaal Professionals 3 102 23 26 53 112 167 -55 95 9th in the GP ABC Motsepe League
29 Ria Stars 2 68 24 22 22 85 87 -2 94 N\A
30 Baroka FC 4 120 18 37 35 85 119 -34 91 4th

Founding members[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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