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Top 10 Highest Paid Players in Dstv PSL - This Is How Much They Get Paid

Updated Aug 28, 2021

by Staff Writer


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Today we list the top ten (10) highest-paid soccer players in the Dstv PSL this season.

PSL is arguably the richest and most entertaining league in Africa.

Soccer is a big industry across the whole world. We've heard the big bucks earned by most popular soccer players such as Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Romelo Lukaku, to name a few.

And today, we want to look at the highest-paid soccer players in the South African league this season.

Let's get started.

Highest Paid South African players in PSL

The Dstv Premiership has some of the richest soccer clubs that afford players from across the globe.

Let's look at these expensive players in PSL:

1. Keagan Dolly

Having recently returned to Mzanzi, Dolly was signed by Amakhosi, Kaizer Chiefs. He's reported to be earning over R1 Million per month salary, making him the highest-paid soccer player in PSL.

2. Samir Nurkovic

Another expensive player from Amakhosi earning the big bucks in PSL. He is earning an estimated salary of R930 000 per month from Kaizer Chiefs. And this was after he negotiated a new deal in 2020 after other European teams wanted to steal him from Kaizer Chiefs.

3. Khama Billiat

Since his move from Mamelodi Sundowns, Khama has since been one of the highest-earning players in South Africa. He's currently playing for Kaizer Chief earning a monthly salary of R890 000.

4. Deon Hotto

Hotto is a lethal striker for Orlando Pirates earning R500 000 per month at the club. He's one of the most valuable players at Pirates that scores important goals.

5. Thapelo Morena

Thapelo is one of the loyal and longest-serving players at Mamelodi Sundowns and is reported to be earning over R450,000.00 per month salary at the club.

6. Itumeleng Khune

Called Mzanzi's number one goalkeeper, Itu plays for Kaizer Chiefs. He earns a salary of R430,000.00 at the club as a shot-stopper. While he didn't have a great season last year due to injuries, he still remains one of the top earners at Kaizer Chiefs.

7. Gaston Sirino

Gaston is an Uruguayan footballer currently playing for Mamelodi Sundowns. He's earning about R400 000 per month as a midfielder at the club. Gaston is a creative player that brings a dynamic passing game to Sundowns.

8. Bernard Parker (R300k), Kaizer Chiefs

9. Thulani Hlatshwayo (R300k), Orlando Pirates

10. Pavol Safranko (R300k), Mamelodi Sundowns

While these numbers cannot be confirmed and may seem unrealistic for many people in the country but they're for real.

Soccer on television is more than just soccer, it's an advertising business that makes millions of rands per game in PSL. I'm certain you've seen all the ads around the pitch of play, on television screens during the game, on club's jerseys, and many other sections of the game.

That's how players manage to earn way higher than a government minister or many CEOs around the world. They entertain people around the world, it's an emotional game.

Each club is more than just a soccer club, it's a brand with many other sub-businesses under it. Look at it this way, if you advertise with them, your business will reach millions of new customers to buy your product and services.