Today we will take a detailed look into the list of richest soccer players in South Africa.
It requires a football player to be skilled and talented in order to earn a lot of money playing football. The player also has to be high in demand in the international market. South Africa has multiple players with high market demand and insane net worth.
The Football Lovers has compiled a list of the top 10 richest soccer players in South Africa. Continue reading to find out which player in South Africa has an enormous bank balance.
1. Anele Ngcongca
Ngcongca currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns FC and his current position is right-back defender. The 33-year-old right-back was born in Cape Town, South Africa and he is the richest soccer player in South Africa. Anele Ngcongca is a versatile player and can also play as a center-back or left-back if needed by the manager.
Anele Ngcongca’s net worth is estimated to be around R30 Million which is around 1.8 Million USD and is among the highest paid football player in South Africa.
2. Bernard Parker
Bernard Parker currently plays as a midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League. The 34-year-old center forward was born in Boksburg, South Africa and he is the second richest football player in South Africa. The striker can also play a midfielder if required by the manager. Can be used to rotate players as well.
Bernard Parker recently signed a contract extension with Kaizer Chiefs which bump his net worth to R20 Million which is approximately 1.2 Million USD. He is also the second richest soccer player in South Africa.
3. Itumeleng Khune
Another Kaizer Chiefs player, Itumeleng Khune plays as a goalkeeper and is the third richest football player in South Africa. The 33-year-old goalkeeper was born in Ventersdorp, in the North West region of South Africa. Khune is one of the veteran players of Kaizer Chiefs and has been a Kaizer player since 2004.
Itumeleng Khune’s net worth is reportedly around R15 Million which is around 914427 USD, making his way into the list of top 10 richest footballers in South Africa 2021.
4. Siphiwe Tshabalala
We all remember Tshabalala from his iconic goal and celebration in the FIFA World Cup 2010. On 11 June 2010, gaining his 50th cap for the nation of South Africa, he scored the opening goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Mexico in the 55th minute: a goal that erupted the fully packed Soccer City (FNB Stadium) into wild celebrations. It was really an iconic moment in the tournament. The game went on to finish at a 1–1 draw.
Siphiwe Tshabalala was born in Soweto, Gauteng and he does not have a club currently but he is playing for the South African national team. His favored positions are as a winger or attacking midfielder. The 36-year-old winger has a net worth of around R13.8 Million which is approximately 84,1273 USD.
5. Anthony Laffor
Anthony Laffor is another Mamelodi Sundowns FC player and he is currently playing as a right-winger for them. The 35-year-old right-winger was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and is included in the list of top 10 richest soccer players in South Africa.
The net worth of Anthony Laffor is estimated to be around R13.8 Million which is approximately 84,1273 USD.
6. Khama Billiat
Khama Billat is one of the top ten of the richest soccer players in South Africa. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe but has a permanent residence permit in South Africa. The 30-year-old is another Kaizer Chiefs player and his favored position is the center-forward striker.
The net worth of Khama Billiat is reported to be around R12 million which is approximately 73,1542 USD. Khama Billiat is among the top 10 richest South African soccer players.
7. Elias Gaspar Pelembe
Elias Gaspar Pelembe is currently playing for Bidvest Wits FC and his favored position is right-wing. The 36-year-old right-winger was born in Maputo, Mozambique, but he also has South African citizenship. Elias has made it to the list of the top 10 richest soccer players in South Africa.
The net worth of Elias Gasper Pelembe is said to be around R10 Million which is approximately 60,9618 USD.
8. Oupa Manyisa
Oupa Manyisa currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns FC and his favored position is central midfield. The 33-year-old central midfielder is was born in Mohlakeng, Gauteng, South Africa. Oupa can also play as a striker if required by his manager which is a great thing to be versatile.
Oupa Manyisa’s net worth is said to be around R8 Million which is approximately 48,7694 USD.
9. Moeneeb Josephs
Moeneeb is a professional footballer in South Africa and is currently playing for AmaZulu FC as a goalkeeper. He has been a goalkeeper for more than 20 years now! The 40-years-old goalkeeper was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and is among the list of top 10 richest football players in South Africa.
The net worth of Moeneeb Josephs is said to be around R7 Million which is estimated to be around 42,6733 USD.
10. Sibusiso Vilakazi
Last but not least. we have Sibusiso Vilakazi, currently playing for Mamelodi Sundowns FC as an attacking midfielder. He was born in Soweto, Gauteng, and has a permanent residence permit in South Africa. The midfielder has been inspirational for Mamelodi Sundowns FC.
The net worth of Sibusiso Vilakazi is reportedly around R7 Million which is estimated to be around 42,6733 USD.
Also read the Forbes list of richest football players in the world in 2021.