Mamelodi Sundowns ranked in top 100 clubs in the world, Chiefs missing

Mamelodi Sundowns ranked in top 100 clubs in the world, Chiefs missing

- Mamelodi Sundowns have been ranked amongst the top 100 clubs in the world

- The Brazilians were ranked highest of the South African clubs for 2019 and came in at 84th place

- The next best PSL team was Bidvest Wits in 349th spot, with Kaizer Chiefs not making the list at all

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January has been a great month for Mamelodi Sundowns, with Briefly.co.za reporting that coach Pitso Mosimane was named coach of the month for December.

Club owner Patrice Motsepe turned 58 years old recently, but Sundowns fans now have another reason to celebrate.

The Brazilians have been named amongst the top 100 clubs in the world, according to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

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Following their Absa Premiership triumph, CAF Champions League semi-final appearance and winning the Telkom Knockout, Sundowns were ranked 86th in the world.

A sign of their incredible performance is that their closest PSL rival is Bidvest Wits, who could only muster a 349th place ranking.

Briefly.co.za learnt that Orlando Pirates claimed the 350th spot.

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Kaizer Chiefs may be disappointed that their team never made the cut as they failed to earn a spot in the top 400.

Cause for concern for the PSL is that the league is ranked as the 50th best in the world, coming in lower than the leagues in Slovenia and Angola.

KickOFF.com reported that the ranking system is based on results in domestic leagues and continental competitions.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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