PSL All Time Top Scorer: Peter Shalulile Closes In on Siyabonga Nomvethe’s Long Standing Record

PSL All Time Top Scorer: Peter Shalulile Closes In on Siyabonga Nomvethe’s Long Standing Record

Byron Pillay
updated at May 16, 2024 at 6:37 AM
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  • Siyabonga Nomvethe is still the leading goal scorer in Premier Soccer League history
  • Peter Shalulile just needs to score eight more goals to overtake Nomvethe on the list
  • Bradley Grobler's injuries have slowed his scoring ratio, but he has netted 112 times

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Peter Shalulile and Bradley Grobler both are chasing history.

The strikers are both in the running to beat a long-standing record held by Siyabonga Nomvethe.

Peter Shalulile is closing in on Siyabonga Nomvethe's scoring record.
Peter Shalulile needs to score just eight more goals to become the Premier Soccer League's new all-time leading scorer. Image: @fumbokhanJr.
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As noted by FAR Post, the former Bafana Bafana attacker is the all-time leading goal-scorer in the Premier Soccer League, netting an impressive 123 goals.

But how close are Shalulile and Grobler to beating that tally? Sports Brief takes a look.

PSL’s all-time leading scorers

Siyabonga Nomvethe

A legendary striker who ran out for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu, to name a few, he hung up his boots in 2019.

He then came out of retirement in 2020 to play for Uthongathi FC, but competed in the National First Division and couldn’t add to his PSL tally.

Nomvethe was involved in coaching after he retired, but is not interested in acting, Soccer Laduma reported.

Peter Shalulile

The Mamelodi Sundowns star has been a consistent scorer for the side since joining in 2020.

Before that, he was netting for Highlands Park and now has 116 goals in the PSL.

Shalulile needs just eight more to surpass Nomvethe, and with his contract only expiring at the end of next season, he is on track to do so.

Bradley Grobler

A former DStv Premiership Golden Boot winner, the SuperSport United striker has suffered injuries that have slowed his scoring rate.

Despite that, he has netted 112 goals in the PSL, surpassing the 110 mark that took him into the top three.

His 110th goal came against Sundowns and saw him tie two local legends. Goals against Royal AM and Sekhukhune United then saw him past that mark.

Daniel Mudau

Mambush Mudau is a Masandawana legend.

The former club captain is still Sundowns’ leading goal scorer, netting an impressive 155 times.

Mudau retired in 2002, but still works for the Pretoria-based side as a supporter co-ordinator.

He is also keeping an eye, hoping that someone breaks his club record, because that would mean more success for the club.

Mabhuti Khenyeza

Khenyeza is now a familiar face in the Lamontville Golden Arrows dugout, where he serves as assistant manager, but he was a lethal striker in his day.

Khenyeza, who played for Kaizer Chiefs, also has scored 110 goals in the PSL.

The former striker still holds the record for the fastest goal in a Soweto Derby, as he netted after just 19 seconds in the 2007/2008 season.

Nomvete takes shot at Mokwena

Sports Brief previously reported how Nomvethe took a shot at Sundowns and coach, Rulani Mokwena.

The former Chiefs striker believes that Sundowns’ spending power is why they keep winning the league.

Nomvethe made the comments after Mokwena lamented a lack of competition in the DStv Premiership.

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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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