The market value of football players is an interesting conversation that most fans always end up having. The record of transfers of international footballers has highlighted how significant a player's performance is in a team. You might be interested in knowing the details of SA's 10 most valuable PSL players.
How much do you think football clubs in the Premier Soccer League part with to have a player? Why do you think the transfers of most players never go through? Do you have an idea of how much the price that has been tagged to their value is? These details of SA's 10 most valuable PSL players will leave you gutted.
Most valuable player in PSL 2020
Who do you think is the most expensive football player in the PSL in 2020? Do you think the candidates on this list are among the richest footballers in the country? You will be shocked by how much money it would cost a club to have any of these South African-born players in their teams.
10. Buhle Mkhwanazi - R17.2 million
Buhle Mkhwanazi is a professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder in the centre-back of the Bidvest Wits team. He joined the team in 2014 after playing for other teams like Mamelodi Sundowns, Bloemfontein Celtic FC, and the University of Pretoria FC. So far, he has made 111 appearances in the Bidvest Wits team and scored six goals. He has also been in the squad for the South Africa National Football Team since 2013 and has so far made 13 appearances.
According to the Transfermarkt, Buhle Mkhwanazi is currently valued at R17.2 million. His highest value so far was in February 2020, and it was estimated at R20.1 million.
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9. Aubrey Modiba - R18.1million
Aubrey Modiba is a talented soccer player who is popularly known as Postman. For the past four years, he has been playing the left-back position as a left-winger for SuperSport United FC in the Premier Soccer League. Before he joined the team, he had played in Mpumalanga Black Aces for close to five years. He has also been a member of the South Africa National Team since 2016 and has featured in seven matches.
Modiba left SuperSport United for home after his fiancé got a baby; hence, he did not play the team's last two matches. There are claims of Sundowns presenting a new offer to have him in the team.
Currently, Aubrey Modiba value is estimated at R18.1 million. His highest value so far was in June 2019 when it was estimated at R21.5 million.
8. Teboho Mokoena - R18.1 million
Teboho Mokoena is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for SuperSport United in the PSL. He also plays as an attacking and defensive midfielder. Teboho made his professional debut in the team in 2016 and has so far made 74 appearances and scored five goals. He also made his debut in the South Africa National Team in 2017 and has so far made seven appearances and scored one goal.
Teboho Mokoena value is approximated to be R18.1 million. In February 2020, his value hit the highest figure so far, and it was estimated at R22.9 million.
7. Ronwen Williams - R18.12 million
Ronwen Williams is a professional South African footballer who is affiliated with SuperSport United in the Premier Soccer League. He joined the team in 2010 and has so far made 200 appearances. Ronwen made his debut in the national team in 2014, and so far he has made 13 appearances.
As of date, Ronwen Williams value is estimated at R18.12 million. The figure was at R22.9 million in February 2020.
6. Andile Jali - R18.2 million
Andile Jali is a skilled South African footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and a central midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns. He made his debut in the team in 2018 and has so far made 23 appearances and scored one goal.
Before joining the Sundowns, he had played for teams like Koninklijke Voetbalclub Oostende, Orlando Pirates, and the University of Pretoria FC. Anjali joined the national team in 2010 and has so far featured in 44 matches and scored five goals.
Andile Jali value is currently estimated at R18.2 million. The highest that his value has gotten to was R38.2 million in February 2016.
5. Sibusiso Vilakazi - R18.2 million
Sibusiso Vilakazi is an award-winning football player who is known to play for Mamelodi Sundowns as an attacking midfielder. During the 2013/2014 Premier Soccer League, he was commended for being the player of the season.
Between 2009 and 2016, Vilakazi was affiliated with Bidvest Wits where he made 177 appearances and scored 32 goals. He joined Mamelodi Sundowns and has so far made 14 appearances and scored four goals. He joined the national team in 2014. He has set a record of 27 appearances and scored five goals.
Sibusiso Vilakazi current value is estimated at R18.2 million. In February 2020, it was at its highest, R22.94 million.
4. Sifiso Hlanti - R19.2 million
Sifiso Sandile Hlanti is a South African footballer who plays in the left-back position for Bidvest Wits. He joined the club in 2016, and so far, he has made 96 appearances and scored three goals. Previously, he was affiliated with other clubs like AmaZulu, Thanda Royal Zulu, Chippa United and Lamontville Golden Arrows. Sifiso joined the national team in 2016, and so far, he has made 18 appearances.
Currently, Sifiso Hlanti value is estimated at R19.2 million, although in June 2019, it was estimated at R24 million.
3. Thulani Hlatshwayo - R19.7 million
Thulani Hlatswayo is a professional footballer who also serves as the captain of Bidvest Wits and the South Africa National Team. He plays as a defender in the centre back position. He made his debut in Bidvest Wits in 2014 and has so far made 214 appearances and scored 15 goals. Between 2009 ad 2014, Thulani was affiliated with Ajax Cape Town. He joined the national team in 2013, and so far, he has made 43 appearances and scored three goals.
Thulani Hlatshway value is estimated at 19.17 million, although in February 2020, it was at R24.92 million.
2. Themba Zwane - R19.17 million
Themba Zwane is a talented South African footballer who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns as a midfielder. He is also a member of the national team. He joined Mamelodi Sundowns in 2011, and so far, he has registered a record of 150 appearances and 25 goals. Themba made his debut to the national team in 2014, and so far, he has a record of 20 appearances and two goals.
Themba Zwane value is currently estimated at R19.17 million, although in February 2020, it was estimated at R24.92 million.
1. Thapelo Morena - R21.01 million
Thapelo Morena is a talented 27-year-old soccer player in the PSL. He plays as an attacking midfielder in the right-back position for Mamelodi Sundowns FC. Before Thapelo joined Sundowns for the 2016/2017 season, he was affiliated with Bloemfontein Celtic. He is also a member of the national team.
Thapelo Morena tops the position as the most valuable PSL player, and his rate currently stands at R21.01 million. In February 2020, his value was estimated at R26.78 million.
Frequently asked questions
These are some of the questions about the PSL that you might want to check out. You will be enlightened on why some of your favourite stars missed out on the list. You will also be shocked by how lucrative football is in South Africa.
Who is the most expensive player in PSL?
Khama Billiat, the Zimbabwean talisman, holds the top position as the most valuable PSL player 2020. The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper has for the past couple of years registered the most admirable records. His performance has earned him the top position as his value is currently estimated at R28.73 million.
Who is the best player in South Africa PSL?
Peter Shalulile has been considered to be the best PSL player in the 2019/2020 season. His clinical finishes and his speed have wowed fans. He ended the league with a record of 16 goals and even bagged the PSL Golden Boot award.
What are your thoughts on the value of SA's 10 most valuable PSL players? Do you think some of them are worth the price that they have tagged to their names? Do you think they deserve more?
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