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Top Ten Richest Football Clubs In Africa

Football is the most popular sport in Africa. Footballers from the continent are now plying their trade abroad and top dollar. Most Africans countries have been accused of running corrupt leagues that benefits mostly the officials and not the players. Here are the top ten richest football clubs in Africa.

AL AHLY SC ($ USD28.3 Million)

Nick name Nadi Al Wataniyyah, El Shayateen El Homr

Al Ahly is an Egyptian team commonly referred to as the club of the century. It was founded on 24th April 1907. Al Ahly plays in the Egyptian football league and won the 2018-2019 season. The club is the richest on the African continent with a net worth of $USD 28.3 million.

 

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The official logo of Al Ahly football team

Al Ahly have won 20 international titles in total.

The club is currently the richest in Africa, with a net worth of $USD 28.3 Million

KAIZER CHIEFS KAIZER CHIEFS ($ USD23 Million)

 Nickname, Amakhosi, meaning Lords, Chiefs.

 

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Kaizer Chiefs football club is a South African team based in Naturena, Johannesburg. The team plays in the South African Premier Soccer League.

It was founded by Kaizer Motaung on the 7th day of January 1970 in Soweto, South Africa. The Kaizer chiefs use the Moses Mabhida Stadium. The club also has the FNB Stadium to complement the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Founded

The Club was founded on 7th January 1970

Club founder

Kaizer Motaung

Manager

Ernst Middendorp

Club arenas,

Moses Mabhida and FNB stadiums

League

ABSA Premiership

Titles

Championship, 50 years and still standing, the team has won four league titles so far, they won the 2003–2004, 2004–2005, 2012–2013, 2014–2015 campaigns. They have been Runners up in five occasions so far 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, and 2013-2014

National Soccer League, here, they have been Champions three times. 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996 (1996- Transitional season from the old calendar to the new calendar and formation of the Premier Soccer League)

NPSL Champions. They have won this five times, in 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984

Cup competitions

MTN8 Champions. The Kaizers featured and won this title 15 times. Currently, they have the record for having won it more times compared to any other team.  They won in 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2001, 2006, 2008, and 2014

Telkom Knockout, they have been Champions 13 times and also hold record for having won it more times, in 1983,1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2010

Nedbank Cup, Champions 13 times in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2012–13

Internationalcampaigns

African Cup Winners’ Cup, Kaisers won in 2001

African Club of the Year in 2001

Preseason Friendly Cup competitions

Vodacom Challenge, they have been Champions five times and hold record: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2009

Telkom Charity Cup, Champions on 11 campaigns and hold record: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2010

Carling Black Label Cup, Champions thrice, in 2013, 2016, and 2017

Cup Competitions

Sales House champ of champs, they were Winners 1984

Ohlsson’s Challenge Cup titles are 2. They were Winners in 1987 and 1989

They also won the Castle Challenge Cup twice, in 1990, and 1991, the Stylo Cup in 1970, and the UCT Super Team Competition in 1972.

Shell Helix Ultra Cup, they emerged winners of this cup in 2019

The club has claimed 50 titles so far

Currently, Kaizer Chiefs is the second richest club in Africa with a net worth of $USD 23 Million

PYRAMIDS FC ($USD 22 Million)

Nickname, PYR, PFC

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                                                      The Pyramids FC  logo

Pyramids FC are the third richest club in Africa. It’s a professional club based in Egypt. The team currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League. They entered into the league after winning promotion play offs. Since then, a lot of cash has been pumped into the team to make it a top contender.

Founded

The club was founded in 2018

Club Chairman / Founder

Mamdouh Eid

Current club manager

Ante Cacic

Club arena,

30 June stadium

The club is yet to claim its first title

Currently, Pyramids football club is the third richest club in Africa with approximately $USD 22 million.

CLUB AFRICAIN ($USD 20 Million)

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                                           Club Africain logo, Wikipedia photo

Club Africain is the fourth richest club in Africa. It’s a professional club that features in the Tunisian Championship. The team comprises of several sports activities and teams including swimming, basketball, handball and volleyball. The club is the second most popular in Tunisia with a strong fun base in the Eastern province of Tunisia. It was the first to win an international trophy.

Founded

The club was founded in 1920

Club Chairman

Abdesslam Younsi

Current club manager

Lassaad Dridi

Club arena,

Stade Olympic De Rades

The club has 10 titles

Club Africain is the fourth richest club in Africa with approximately $USD 20 million.

  1. ZAMALEK SPORTING CLUB ($USD 18 Million)

Nickname, Nadi Al- Watania Karama, Al Nadi Al Malaki

 

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Zamalek sporting club is the fifth richest club in Africa. It’s a professional club that features in the Egyptian premier league. The club has a strong fun base in Cairo and Eastern Egypt.

Founded

The club was founded in 1911

Club Chairman

Mortada Mansour

Current club manager

Patrice Carteron

Club arena,

Cairo International Stadium

The club has 10 titles so far

Club Africain is the fifth richest club in Africa with approximately $USD 18 million.

ORLANDO PIRATES ($USD 15 Million)

Nickname, Buccaneers, The Ghost, Happy people, Sea robbers

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                                           The Orlando pirates’ logo

Orlando Pirates is the sixth richest football club in Africa. It’s a professional club based in Houghton, Johannesburg. The team currently plays in the South African Premier League. Last season, in the 2018-2019  campaign, the pirates finished in the 2nd position.

Founded

The club was founded in 1937.

Club Chairman / Founder

Irvin Khoza

Current club manager

Josef Zinnbauer

Club arena,

Orlando stadium, with a maximum capacity of 37,139

Soccer kit/ uniform

The clubs attire is black and red. For home matches, the club puts black throughout while for away matches, they dress purely in red.

Titles / honors.

Domestic competitions. The club has won nine South African League titles so far.

Premier Soccer League. They have been four time winners of this tie. They won in 2000-01, 2002-03, 2010-11, and 2011-2012. They were also runners up six times. In 1999-2000,2004-05,2005-06,2008-09,2017-18,2018-19

National Soccer League. They won this campaign Winners in 1994. They have won it once

National Premier Soccer League, they have won this campaign four times. In 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1976

Nedbank Cup, Winners eight times. 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2011, 2014

Telkom Knockout, the pirates have won it once, in 2011

MTN 8. Orlando pirates club has won this tie nine times. They were winners in 1972, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2010, and 2011

International competitions

CAF Champions League Winners once, in 1995

CAF Super Cup Winners once, in 1996

Carling Black Label Cup, they have so far won this cup five times, in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019

They also won the PSL Reserve in 2007

Vodacom Challenge. They won this title in 1999 and 2005

Currently, Orlando Pirates football club is the sixth richest club in Africa with approximately $USD 15 million.

WYDAD CASSABLANCA ($USD12 Million)

Nick name. The Emperors

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                                            Wydad Casablanca official logo

Wydad Casablanca team is the eighth richest Africa. It’s a professional club that features in the Moroccan league premier league. The club is considered one of the best and most successful clubs on the black man’s continent.

Founded

The club was founded in 1937

President

Said Naciri

Current club manager

Juan Carlos Garrido

Club arena,

Stade Mohammed V Casablanca stadium, Morocco.

The club has 20 league titles

Wydad Casablanca is the seventh richest club in Africa with approximately $USD 12 million.

  1. TP MAZEMBE ($ USD11 Million)

Nickname Les Corbeaux

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                             The official logo of TP Mazembe

Tout Puissant Mazembe is the eighth richest African football club. The team is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, located in the suburbs of Komalomdo. They play their games in the Linafoot league. The club is considered one of the best and most successful in Congo and attributes success to the strong and supportive fun base. They have over 8000 followers on social media.

Founded

The club was founded in 1939

President

Moise Katumbi Chapwe

Current club manager

Mihayo Kazembe

Club arena,

Stade TP Mazembe Lubumbashi. The ground has a seating capacity of 18,500

The club has 36 titles.

TP Mazembe is the eighth richest club in Africa with approximately $USD 11 million.

L’ESPERANCE TUNIS ($USD 11 million.)

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                                           The official logo L’esperance Tunis

L’ESPERANCE TUNIS is the ninth richest football club in Africa. The team is based in Tunisia, Bab Souika. The funs commonly know it by the Mkachkha name literally meaning blood and gold. The club is considered one of the best and most successful in the country. The short name for the club is EST

Founded

The club was founded in 1919

Chairman

Hamdi Meddeb

Current club manager

Moine Chaabani

Club arena,

Stade Olympic De Rades.

The club has a total of 48 titles.  They also claimed in the 2018-2019 campaign

L’ESPERANCE TUNIS is the ninth richest club in Africa with approximately $USD 11 million.

AC ALGER ($USD 10 million.)

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                                        The Mc Alger Fc Logo

Mc Alger is the tenth richest football club in Africa. The team is based in Algeria, in the Algiers State. Its attire colors are green and white.  Their funs commonly know known by the tag name Thabuka Algera. The club is considered one of the best and most successful in the country. The club features in the Algerian league 1

Founded

The club was founded in 1921

Chairman / President

Abdenacer Almas

Current club manager

Nabil Neghi

Club arena,

Stade 5 Juiliet. The ground has a seating capacity of 6,400

The club has a total of 48 titles.  They also claimed in the 2018-2019 campaign

The club is the tenth richest in Africa with approximately $USD 10 million.

 

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