South African Soccer is one of the most loved and watched sports in the country, with millions tuning in each week on SuperSport or going to various stadiums to watch it. This game has become one of the most lucrative business sectors in South Africa, generating millions each year from ticket sales, sponsorships and merchandise sales. South Africa’s Premier League was ranked number 7 in sponsorship revenues in the world, and not surprising its soccer players are among some of the most paid in any industry in South Africa.
Teko Modise tops the list with an estimated monthly salary of R450 000. He is signed to Mamelodi Sundowns and plays also for the South African national team. He has stylish tastes that include a fashion label and various luxurious motor vehicles that include an Aston Martin, BMWs and so on.
Siphiwe Tshabalala has an estimated monthly salary ranging between R350 000 to R450 000. He plays for Kaizer Chiefs and also for the South African national team. He performed well at the 2010 World Cup and had one of the most spectacular goals from that tournament.
Itumeleng Khune has an estimated monthly salary ranging from R300 000 to R400 000. He is probably South Africa’s best goalkeeper, but this off course is subject to debate.
Elis Pembe plays for Mamelodi Sundowns and has an estimated monthly salary of R300 000 to R400 000. He is originally from Mozambique.
Katlego Mphela plays for Kaizer Chiefs and is reported to be earning an estimated monthly salary of R350 000. He plays for the South African national team and made an impressive mark at the 2010 World Cup.
Bernard Parker has played at both local and international clubs and is reported to be earning an estimated monthly salary ranging from R300 000 to R350 000.
Daine Klate is probably one of Orlando Pirates most loyal players and has been with them since he first signed with them. He is reported to be earning between R250 000 to R300 000 a month.