Mamelodi Sundowns Now the Most Valuable Team in Africa, Kaizer Chiefs Drop Down to Seventh

Mamelodi Sundowns Now the Most Valuable Team in Africa, Kaizer Chiefs Drop Down to Seventh

Byron Pillay
updated at April 2, 2024 at 11:59 AM
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Mamelodi Sundowns
South Africa
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Kaizer Chiefs
South Africa
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Al Ahly SC logo
Al Ahly SC
Egypt
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Orlando Pirates logo
Orlando Pirates
South Africa
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Pyramids FC logo
Pyramids FC
Egypt
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Zamalek
Egypt
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Esperance Sportive de Tunis logo
Esperance Sportive de Tunis
Tunisia
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Raja Casablanca Atlhletic logo
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Morocco
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FAR Rabat
Morocco
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Morocco
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  • Mamelodi Sundowns are officially the most valuable football team on the African continent
  • South African and Egyptian sides dominate the current top 10 after the latest value update
  • Kaizer Chiefs have dropped down to seventh in the rankings as their trophy drought continues

Al Ahly are no longer the most valuable club in African football.

The Egyptian side are one of Africa’s undisputed kings but have since been displaced by Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mamelodi Sundowns are now the most valuable team on the African continent.
South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns have overtaken Egypt's Al Ahly as Africa's most valuable club. Image: @bedjosessien.
Source: Twitter

With the South African side taking the top spot, Sports Brief looks at the 10 most valuable teams on the continent after Transfermarkt’s latest update.

The most valuable African football clubs

Mamelodi Sundowns

The DStv Premiership champions are the best team in South Africa and the most valuable side in Africa at present.

Valued at €33.15 million, Sundowns boast several big-name stars, and their trophy cabinet has significantly benefitted from their star power.

The most valuable player in the squad is Chile’s Marcelo Allende, who comes in at €2.30 million.

Al Ahly

The Egyptian giants are now ranked as the second most valuable team on the continent, coming in at €32.48 million.

They remain the most successful side in Africa, winning a massive 150 trophies.

Their most valuable player is Mali’s Aliou Dieng. He is valued at €4.50 million.

Pyramids FC

In third place is another Egyptian side in Pyramids FC.

Previously known as Al Assiouty Sport, they were bought out and renamed Pyramids in 2018.

Since then, they have become a powerhouse in Egypt and are valued at €22.30 million, but have yet to win any trophies.

Finishing as losing finalists on a few occasions since their inception, their most valuable star is Ramadan Sobhi, worth €3 million.

Orlando Pirates

The Buccaneers are one of South Africa’s big three, and at €20.20 million, are currently the fourth most valuable team on the continent.

Despite not winning the Premier Soccer League title since 2012, Pirates have undergone a resurgence of late under Jose Riveiro, winning the MTN 8 title two years in a row.

The Sea Robbers’ most valuable players are Nkosinathi Sibisi and Monnapule Saleng, both of whom are worth €1.30 million.

Zamalek

Rounding up the top five is another Egyptian outfit in Zamalek SC.

The 14-time Egyptian champions have not broken Al Ahly’s dominance since the 2021/ 22 season, but are aiming to return to the top of the country’s footballing hierarchy.

Currently worth €19.55 million, their most valuable player is the winger, Zizo, who comes in at €5 million.

The rest of the top 10 is as follows:

Team

Country

League

Value

Esperance Tunis

Tunisia

Ligue Professionnelle 1

€17.15 million

Kaizer Chiefs

South Africa

DStv Premiership

€16.95 million

Raja Club Athletic

Morocco

Botola Pro Inwi

€14.18 million

FAR Rabat

Morocco

Botola Pro Inwi

€13.69 million

Wydad Casablanca

Morocco

Botola Pro Inwi

€13.11 million

Yanga president issues warning towards Sundowns

Sports Brief previously reported how Young Africans’ president, Hersi Saidi, has issued a warning to Sundowns ahead of their second leg fixture.

The South African side and Tanzanian giants drew 0-0 in the first leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final encounter.

Speaking ahead of the next game on March 5, Saidi said that the tie was not over, and commended his players for their performance in the first game.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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