What is the biggest club in South Africa?

  • The south African football Club Biggest are as follow, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Orlando Pirates. compares the three clubs which are a cut above the rest in local football

Known as the Premier Soccer League’s Big Three, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Orlando Pirates are the biggest clubs in South Africa.

However, the debate as to which is the biggest club in the land has raged on and on for many years and will no doubt always continue.

Goal compares the three clubs in terms of success, average stadium attendance, infrastructure, and fanbase: 

The Chiefs Village in Naturena, Johannesburg is a world-class facility that features complex playing fields, offices, dressing rooms and a retail store.

The infrastructure is widely considered to be the best in the country and they also have a strength training facility which has gym equipment, a swimming pool, saunas, ice baths, and showers.

While Sundowns’ headquarters are in Chloorkop, Kempton Park and their top-class facilities include offices, training fields, a recovery pool, dressing rooms and jacuzzis. 

Unlike Chiefs and Sundowns, Pirates do not own their headquarters and they are currently renting offices in Houghton, Johannesburg having previously leased offices in Parktown, Johannesburg.   

The Buccaneers are currently using the Rand Stadium in Rosettenville, Johannesburg which is owned by the City of Johannesburg as their training ground. 

It is important to note that none of the current  16 PSL clubs own stadiums. 

Chiefs have long been known as the most popular football club in the country and this is evident when looking at their following on the biggest social media platforms in the world.

With over 3,5 million likes on Facebook, 2,2 million, followers on Twitter, and 690,000 followers on Instagram, Amakhosi boast of a fanbase that’s over six million followers on social media.

Their Soweto rivals, Pirates are second with over 2,3 million likes on Facebook, 1,7 million followers on Twitter, and 479,000 on Instagram and they are current on over 4,5 million followers. 

While Sundowns have just over 2 million followers on social media – over one million likes on Facebook, 867,000 million followers on Twitter, and 315,000 on Instagram.

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