Football is one of the most loved sports across Africa and the entire world. The continent has several soccer clubs that continue to perform well, not only in the field but also in gaining wealth. Do you know which are the richest football clubs in Africa?
Most African countries have soccer leagues with several teams under them. Read on to find out which are some of the wealthiest football clubs across the continent.
Top 10 richest football clubs in Africa
The continent has numerous soccer clubs that play in various leagues. Below are the top ten that rate highest in the money stakes.
10. MC Alger - $10 million
This is an Algerian soccer club that was formed in 1921 as Mouloudia Chaabia d’Alger. It is one of the best in Algeria.
9. L’Esperance Tunis - $11 million
This is a Tunisian soccer team that was formed in 1919. They have a total of 48 domestic titles and 12 international titles, an aspect that makes them one of the best in Tunisia.
8. TP Mazembe - $11 million
Tout Puissant Mazembe is a Congolese soccer team. It was formed in 1939 with the name FC Saint-Georges. They play in the Linafoot League. The current manager is Mihayo Kazembe. They have 36 international and national titles, making them the best team in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
7. Wydad Casablanca - $12 million
Wydad Casablanca, popularly known as WAC, is a Moroccan club that was formed in 1937. The present head coach is Amine Boulhala. The team has two CAF Champions League titles, one CAF Cup Winners title, one CAF Super Cup title, 20 Moroccan League titles, among others.
6. Orlando Pirates - $15 million
Orlando is a South African soccer team that was formed in 1937 with the name Orlando Boys Club. The current manager is Josef Zinnbauer.
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5. Zamalek Sporting Club - $18 million
This is an Egyptian soccer team founded in 1911 as Qasr El Nile Club. The team’s current manager is Patrice Carteron, who was appointed in December 2019. The team has a total of 5 CAF Championship titles, 4 CAF Super Cup titles, one African Cup Winner’s title, one CAF Confederation Cup title, among others. This makes it not only rich but also accomplished.
4. Club Africain - $20 million
Club Africain is a Tunisian team formed in 1920. Laaad Dridi is the current manager after joining the team in June 2019. Having been in the industry for almost a century, they have managed to win more than 10 league titles and other continental honours.
3. Pyramids FC - $22 million
This is also an Egyptian soccer team that was formed in 2008 as Al Assiouty Sport. It was named Pyramids FC in 2018 due to a change in ownership. They entered the Egyptian Premier League in 2014 after winning promotion play-offs. A lot of cash has since been invested in the club.
2. Kaizer Chiefs FC - $23 million
Kaizer Chiefs is a top South African football team formed in 1970. The current coach is Ernst Middendorp, who joined in December 2018. Kaizer Chiefs have managed to win more than 50 trophies. They have a support base of more than 16 million fans, which makes it the most supported team in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
1. Al Ahly SC - $28 million
It seems Egypt is the only African country that has heavily invested in soccer talent. Al Ahly SC is based in Cairo, Egypt and makes it to the top list of the wealthiest football clubs in Africa. It is also one of the oldest clubs, having been formed in 1907. It has 8 CAF Champion League titles, six CAF Super Cup titles, four African Cup Winners Cup titles, among others. It was declared the club of the century in 2001. With 20 international titles, Al Ahly SC is considered the second successful club globally behind Real Madrid that has 26 international titles.
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Below are some of the frequently asked questions concerning Africa’s football clubs.
Which football club has the highest fans in Africa?
The South African Kaizer Chiefs have a huge support base of 16 million fans in sub-Saharan Africa.
Which football club is the richest in South Africa?
Kaizer Chiefs FC is the wealthiest club in South Africa in 2020 with a market value of approximately $23 million.
Which is the best football club in Africa?
Al Ahly is the best soccer team in the continent, with 1662 points as of 3rd May 2020. This is according to FootballDatabase.
Which is the richest football league in Africa 2021?
The Egypt Premier League is the richest in the continent, with an approximate value of $156 million. It is sponsored by the ETISALAT telecommunication company. The league has 18 clubs that also top the list of wealthiest teams across the continent.
Which is the best league in Africa?
The trophy for the best league in Africa goes to Egypt Premier League. Its clubs have won most of the CAF Champions League titles.
Most of the richest football clubs originate from the north of the continent, with Egypt leading the list. South Africa is also doing great since it has some of the wealthiest African football teams in sub-Saharan Africa.