As one of the most popular and successful teams in South Africa, the Orlando Pirates has fans wondering about how much its members earn every month. This article on Orlando Pirates players salary list will reveal the five highest-paid Pirates members, including their newest superstar addition to the team, Orlando Pirates salaries range and more.
The Orlando Pirates have been around since 1937 and have become one of South Africa's most popular teams. With reports of salary cuts making rounds in the news, this article on Orlando Pirates players salary list will inform you more on where the starting points are.
Who is the highest paid Orlando Pirates player?
The speculated highest earner on the team is the first entry on the list and a new-signing, Thulani Hlatshwayo.
1. Thulani Hlatshwayo
The Bafana Bafana captain recently moved from Bidvest Wits to the Buccaneers. He was also the captain and defender for Bidvest Wits before transferring.
Briefly.co.za had previously reported on the rumours of his upcoming transfer. In mid-June 2020, it was confirmed that he and Deon Hotto had transferred from Bidvest to the Buccaneers after they beat the offer made by the Mamelodi Sundowns.
A source quoted at the time detailed the negotiations in the following words:
Sundowns went as far as explaining the bonuses he will get if they qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup. They did not want to up their offer. What they were offering was almost similar to what he was earning at Wits. It was the same thing with Thulani Hlatshwayo. Pirates chairman doubled his salary. He was serious about Thulani.
From this information and the ZAR150,000 figure previously reported in Briefly’s biography of the player, one can estimate his current salary to be approximately ZAR300,000 a month. This translates to ZAR3.6 million a year. The source stated that the deal he signed was for three years meaning he is set to be the highest earner on the team for a long time.
2. Dové Womé
Sename Dové Womé Dobe, the attacking midfielder from Togo, has had his salary covered previously by Briefly as one of the highest-paid soccer players in the 2020 ABSA Premier Soccer League. His salary is reportedly ZAR270,000 a month. This translates to ZAR3.24 million annually.
3. Chinonso Christian Obiozor
The Nigerian forward was also featured in the previously mentioned list of top earners in the ABSA PSL. He reportedly earns ZAR170,000 a month or ZAR2.04 million every year.
4. Happy Jele
He is also referred to as Magents and is a centre-back but sometimes plays the right-back. Magents is one of the longest-running Pirates players. He has been with the Buccaneers for over a decade since joining the Orlando Pirates squad as a teenager in 2006. He is the team’s captain, and this high status is reflected in his estimated monthly income of ZAR160,000. The figure translates to ZAR1.92 million every year.
He has made it to this figure by putting work into the game over the years including being a three-time captain of Bafana Bafana.
5. Thembinkosi Lorch
He plays as a midfielder for both the Buccaneers and Bafana Bafana. Briefly’s biography of the player had reported his salary as being between ZAR108,000 and ZAR130,000 a month. This translates to approximately ZAR1.296million to ZAR1.56 million every year.
His value to the team is reinforced through his performance that resulted in winning both the Player’s Player of the Season and Premiership Footballer of the Season. This was after he scored nine goals on top of providing five crucial assists to help take his team to the first runner-up position in the season.
Facts and questions (FAQs)
Here are some of the most common questions in regard to the subject.
Did Orlando Pirates sign Thulani Hlatshwayo?
Yes. As stated at the beginning of the article, he is even currently estimated to be the highest earner of Orlando Pirates players salaries on the team.
How much does Orlando Pirates FC worth?
It is estimated to be worth approximately €12.2 million. It is considered one of the richest football clubs in South Africa.
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