Separating men from boys: Which are South Africa's most successful football clubs?

Separating men from boys: Which are South Africa's most successful football clubs?

There is no doubt that South Africa is a football-loving nation with many clubs that boast long and rich histories.

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Every weekend, fans flock to stadia around the country to cheer their teams, whether they are playing in the PSL or cup competitions.

So, which are the most successful football clubs in South Africa? compiles a list of five most successful clubs below, courtesy of

Moroka Swallows (10 trophies)

Although the Dube Birds are still relegated, they are the 5th most successful club with 10 trophies. Their most recent triumph was the 2012 MTN Cup.

Supersport United (11)

The Pretoria side claims the fourth spot despite having a rather lacklustre current season.

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Mamelodi Sundowns (23)

Pitso Mosimane's side is currently leading the hunt for the PSL title this season. In fact, it is the most successful side when it comes to league titles in the PSL era.

Orlando Pirates (34)

The Buccaneers are the second most successful club in South Africa, boasting a total of nine league titles (four in the PSL era).

They have also won 23 domestic cup competitions. They famously won Africa's premier competition in 1995.

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Kaizer Chiefs (53)

The Soweto giants sit on top of the pile with a massive 53 trophies, including 12 league titles and 41 cup competition trophies.

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