Top 10 highest-paid soccer players in South Africa premier league 2023

Top 10 highest-paid soccer players in South Africa premier league 2023

Did you know the South African Premier League (PSL) is officially referred to as the DStv Premiership? The league has 16 teams that have enlisted elite footballers in the country. The highest-paid soccer players in the South Africa Premier League have impeccable career stats and are devoted to the sport.

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The South African Premier League (PSL) is the premier men's professional football league in South Africa. The league comprises 16 teams and is home to top-tier footballers in the country. The highest-paid soccer players in the South Africa Premier League earn millions or hundreds of SA Rand monthly.

The highest-paid soccer players in the South Africa Premier League

Premier soccer league salaries vary widely depending on the team, experience, and terms and conditions of the contract. Below is a look at the top ten highest-paid soccer players in the PSL.

10. Oupa Manyisa - R250k per month

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  • Full name: Oupa Manyisa
  • Date of birth: 30th July 1988
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Mohlakeng, Randfontein, SA
  • Current team: Chippa United FC

Oupa Manyisa earns about R250k per month. He is currently signed as a central midfielder for Chippa United FC. He started his senior career with Orlando Pirates FC and has also played for Mamelodi Sundowns and TTM.

9. Gaston Sirino - R300k per month

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  • Full name: Leandro Gastón Sirino Rodríguez
  • Date of birth: 22nd February 1991
  • Age: 32 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Current team: Mamelodi Sundowns

Gaston Sirino is a winger for the Mamelodi Sundowns of the PSL. He is a former youth academy player of Peñarol, and previously played for Bolívar, San Luis, and Unión San Felipe. Sirino's salary is about R300k per month.

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8. Bernard Parker - R300k per month

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Bernard Parker competes during the International friendly match between South Africa and Kenya at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. Photo: @Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images
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  • Full name: Bernard Parker
  • Date of birth: 16th March 1986
  • Age: 36 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Boksburg, SA
  • Current team: TS Galaxy

Bernard Parker plays as a midfielder or forward for TS Galaxy. He made 73 appearances for the SA national team scoring 23 goals between 2007 and 2015. He earns about R300k per month at his current team.

7. Sibusiso Vulakazi - R350k per month

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Sibusiso Vulakazi is pictured on a staircase and on the field. Photo: @valdeziscoming24 (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Date of birth: 29th December 1989
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Soweto, SA
  • Current team: TS Galaxy

Sibusiso Vilakazi plays as an attacking midfielder for TS Galaxy. He made his international debut for his home country on 12th October 2013. Before joining TS Galaxy, he was signed with Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits. He earns about R350k monthly.

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6. Thapelo Morena - R400k per month

  • Full name: Thapelo James Morena
  • Date of birth: 6th August 1993
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Randfontein, SA
  • Current team: Mamelodi Sundowns

Thapelo Morena pockets about R400k monthly. He is a defender or midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns. Since childhood, Thapelo dreamt of becoming a soccer star, and kicked off his career with Bloemfontein Celtic FC.

5. Ricardo Nascimento - R400k per month

  • Full name: Ricardo dos Santos Nascimento
  • Date of birth: 7th February 1987
  • Age: 36 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Ilhéus, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Current team: Royal AM FC

Ricardo Nascimento is a Brazilian footballer playing as a defender for Royal AM FC. His monthly salary is about R400k. He was previously signed with Palmeiras, Olé Brasil, Mamelodi Sundowns, Académica, and Portimonense.

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4. Itumeleng Khune - R480k per month

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  • Full name: Itumeleng Issac Khune
  • Date of birth: 20th June 1987
  • Age: 35 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Ventersdorp, South Africa
  • Current team: Kaizer Chiefs

Itumeleng Khune plays as a goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs and the South African national team. he captains both teams. Did you know he is a part-time plumber? His current salary is about R480k per month.

3. Khama Billiat - R850k per month

  • Full name: Khama Billiat
  • Date of birth: 19th August 1990
  • Age: 32 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Current team: Kaizer Chiefs

Khama Billiat's salary at Kaizer Chiefs is R850k per month. Billiat is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. He first played for CAPS United FC under coach Lloyd Chitembwe in 2010.

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2. Samir Nurkovic - R930k per month

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  • Full name: Samir Nurković
  • Date of birth: 13th June 1992
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Tutin, Serbia
  • Current team: Club Royal AM FC

Samir Nurković is a Serbian football striker who plays for Durban-based PSL Club Royal AM FC. He has previously played for Spartak Vráble, Pohronie, Kaizer Chiefs, and Slovan Duslo Šaľa. He makes about R930k monthly, making him one of the top 20 highest-paid players in Africa.

1. Keagan Dolly - R1.45 million per month

  • Full name: Keagan Larenzo Dolly
  • Date of birth: 22nd January 1993
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Current team: Kaizer Chiefs

Who is the highest-paid player in the South Africa League? Keagan Dolly's salary is R1.45 million per month, making him the highest-paid player in the PSL in 2023. He plays as an attacking midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL and the South Africa national team.

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Recap of the highest-paid soccer players in the PSL

RankNameCurrent teamMonthly salary
1Keagan DollyKaizer ChiefsR1.45 million
2Samir NurkovićClub Royal AM FCR930k
3Khama Billiat Kaizer ChiefsR850k
4Itumeleng KhuneKaizer ChiefsR480k
5Ricardo NascimentoRoyal AM FCR400k
6Thapelo Morena Mamelodi SundownsR400k
7Sibusiso VilakaziTS GalaxyR350k
8Bernard ParkerTS GalaxyR300k
9Gaston SirinoMamelodi SundownsR300k
10Oupa ManyisaChippa United FCR250k

Who is the highest-paid PSL coach in 2023?

Arthur Zwane, a professional football coach and former player, is the top-paid PSL coach in 2023. He earns about R800k per month.

Who is the highest-paid player in African Leagues in 2023?

Ali Maâloul is the highest-paid player in African clubs. He plays for Al Ahly SC of the Egyptian Premier League and earns $1.5 million yearly. He shares this top slot with Percy Tau, who plays for the same team and earns the same amount.

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Who is the top-paid player in the PSL?

Keagan Dolly of the Kaizer Chiefs is the top-paid player in the PSL. He earns about R1.45 million monthly.

Who is the highest-paid in the PSL in 2023?

The top-paid PSL player in 2023 is Keagan Dolly of the Kaizer Chiefs. His monthly pay is R1.45 million.

Who is the highest-paid soccer player in the world?

The highest-paid player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. His salary is about $213 million (£173m) a year, and his net worth is $500 million.

The highest-paid soccer players in the South Africa Premier League have competitive remuneration packages. The amounts earned depend on a player's experience and the team's specific terms and conditions.

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