Top 10 Highest Paid PSL Players in South Africa 2021


In this article, we review the highest-paid players in South Africa. Those with the highest salary in ABSA PSL.

The ABSA premier league is one of the best league if not the best in Africa. Although the league is still very young, given the fact that it was established in 1996, the league rose to prominence in 2007, when $61 million was pumped into the league by its major sponsor, aside the $195 million deal agreed with Super sports.

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Given the financial structure of the league, one will be tempted to ask of the paycheck of football players in South Africa.

Highest Paid Player in South Africa

Highest Paid Footballers In South Africa

1. Khama Billiat

Nationality: Zimbabwe
Club: Kaizer Chiefs
Salary: R833 333

Khama Billiat is the number one player on our list of the richest players in South Africa. He has played for different teams in South Africa, Ajax Cape Town, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chief. His move to Kaizer Chiefs in 2018 made him the highest-paid in South Africa.

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2. Itumeleng Khune

Nationality: South Africa
Club: Kaizer Chiefs
Salary: R480 000

Prior to the purchase of Billiat, Khune was formerly the highest-paid footballer in South Africa. Famous for performing a Rene Higuita scorpion kick save in a league victory over Mpumalanga Black Aces on 28 October 2015, Itumeleng Khune is the captain of both his club and Country.

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3. Teko Modise

Nationality: South Africa
Club: Cape Town City
Salary: R450,000

Although he retired last year, Teko’s monthly salary makes him the third richest player in South Africa. He is regarded as one of the greatest PSL players of the modern era today. He has played for different clubs in South Africa, Ria Stars, City Pillars, Supersport United, to mention a few.

4. Anthony Laffor

Nationality: Liberia
Club: Mamelodi Sundowns
Salary: R380 000

Born in Monrovia, the Liberian international has played club football in Liberia, Ghana, and South Africa for LISCR, Ashanti Gold, Jomo Cosmos, Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns.

5. Siyanda Xulu

Nationality: South Africa
Club: Maritzburg United
Salary: R350 000

Born 30 December 1991 in Durban, the central defender is the fifth highest-paid player in South Africa. Xulu started his career in the youth setup of Royal Coastal, Kaizer Chiefs, and Mamelodi Sundowns. His senior career started with Mamelodi Sundowns, Before he later played for Rostov, Kaizer Chiefs and currently Maritzburg United.

6. Elias Pelembe

Club: Bidvest Wits
Nationality: Mozambique
Salary: R320, 000

Elias Pelembe is a right-winger, and he currently plays for Bidvest Wits. He started his football career with Desportivo Maputo. Before making the move to Bidvest Wits in 2015, he played for Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns.

7. Bernard Parker

Club: Kaizer Chiefs
Nationality: South Africa
Salary: R300, 000

Born 16 March 1986 in Boksburg, Gauteng, Bernard Parker is an attacking midfielder/forward that currently plays for Kaizer Chiefs. He started his career in the youth setup of Mamelodi Sundowns, before moving to Thanda Royal Zulu in 2004. Prior to his current move, he has played for Red Star Belgrade, FC Twente.

8. Dean Furman

Club: SuperSport United
Nationality: South Africa
Salary: R300 000

Born 22 June 1988, the South African international currently plays as a midfielder for SuperSport United. He has played in Europe for the most part of his career starting his career in the youth setup of Radlett Rangers, Chelsea and Rangers. He later went on to play for Bradford, Oldham Athletic, Doncaster Rovers.

9. Oupa Manyisa

Club: Mamelodi Sundowns
Nationality: South Africa
Salary: R250 000

The number 9 on our list is the Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Oupa Mansiya. He currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns, and he started his senior career at Orlando Pirates. He has also featured for South Africa’s National team.

10. George Lebese

Club: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Nationality: South Africa
Salary: R250 000

The left-winger started his senior career Arcadia Shepherds in 2007. After his brief spell at the Club, he went on to play for  Kaizer Chiefs, making 147 appearances. George has also played for teams like Sundowns, and Supersport.


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