According to Soccer Laduma, the highest paid Kaizer Chiefs player is midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala, who reportedly earns between R300 000 to R450 000 a month. These figures exclude endorsements.
Unlike other soccer league around the world, salaries in the Premier Soccer League are often shrouded in secrecy. Media outlets often speculate on player salaries, often relying on details revealed during the transfer window.
There have been various reports that the bottom end of the pay scale in the league floats around R15 000 to R30 000 per month, while recent reports revealed that some players earn R5000 per month.
Factors to consider:
- Playing for a club like Kaizer Chiefs often represents the pinnacle of many local soccer players’ careers. The team has an extensive history within South African football and has established a stellar reputation over the years.
- Kaizer Chiefs is ranked the most valuable club in South Africa followed by the Vodacom Blue Bulls.
- The team has a wide array of sponsors, including the likes of Nike, Hollard, Vodacom, Carling Black Label, Nissan, Supersport and Powerade.
- The Premier Soccer League is the seventh biggest earner of sponsorship revenue among football leagues worldwide – making it one of the top 10 leagues globally in terms of funding.
- The PSL pays clubs a R1.5 million monthly grant.
Tshabalala made history by becoming the first goal scorer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He established a reputation for himself at the club as a prolific midfielder since he was transferred from Free State Stars in 2007. He has gone on to become one of the country’s most decorated players, both in the domestic league and also as a Bafana Bafana captain.
The most recent information about Kaizer Chiefs highest paid players includes:
Itumeleng Khune, the most decorated goalkeeper in the country earns R300 000 per month.
Striker Katlego Mphela earns R350 000 per month, while Bernard Parker also earns a salary within the R300 000 region.
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