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Top 5 Highest Paid Soccer Players in South Africa

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Have you ever wonder how much your local South African soccer players earn on a monthly basis?

Most people who are avid supporters of local football are curious to know which soccer player is the highest paid player in the South African Premier Soccer league, and whether or not their favourite player is in that high salary scale.

The Premier Soccer League is soccer administration body that oversees the Premier and National First Division and has up to 32 football clubs.

With the South African Premier League being ranked 7th in the world for sponsorship revenue earnings we can safely say its players are raking it according to South African standards.

The average soccer player earns around R100k to R120k every month, but the team superstars can earn as much as half a million rand every month.

Khama Billiat is the current highest paid player in SA…

Khama Billiat is a Zimbabwean born soccer player that is currently playing for Kaizer Chiefs and is reportedly the highest paid soccer player in South Africa, with an estimated monthly salary of more than R830 000, which roughly equates to over R10 million per year.

The soccer star was born in 1990 in Harare, Zimbabwe and has played for teams that include Caps United, Ajax Cape Town, Mamelodi Sundowns and also the Zimbabwe National Team.

Itumeleng Khune sits at second place…

Itumeleng Isaac Khune is probably the best goalkeeper that South Africa has seen for a very long time and is currently playing his trade with the Kaizer Chiefs squad, with a reported salary of around R470 000 per month.

He captains Kaizer Chiefs and the South African national team, and has saved some spectacular saves both at team and national level, including a save from a David Villa penalty.

Teko Modise is set on third place…

Teko Modise is one of the most popular soccer players in the South African Premier League and is currently signed at Cape Town City.

He has played for big teams that include Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Supersport United and is also part of the South African national team squad. He is reportedly earning around R450 000 per month at his team which adds up to around R5,5 million per year.

Known for his flashy fashion sense and wheels, he opened up in his book that he was spending as much as R22 000 on his Aston Martin installments.

Steven Pienaar is number four…

Steven “Schillo” Pienaar is a South African international soccer player that is currently signed to Bidvest Wits that was arguably the highest paid South African player during his stint with European side Sunderland where he was earning around 80 000 pounds a month.

He was played for clubs that include Ajax Cape Town, Borussia Dortmund, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland. His monthly take home is reportedly around R425 000.

Siphiwe Tshabalala rounds up the top 5…

Siphiwe Tshabalala closes our top 5 highest paid soccer players list in South Africa with an estimated monthly take home of around R380 000.

Siphiwe is a seasoned Kaizer Chiefs player who is also part of the South African national team, and has produced some memorable playing moments on the international stage including Africon tournaments and the previous 2010 World Cup.

Other footballers who are not in the top 5 but are definitely smiling all the way to the bank include Anthony Laffor, Siyanda Xulu, Percy Tau, Elias Pembe, Bernard Parker, Daine Klate who earn within the R250 000 to R350 000 salary ranges.