Here we rank the highest paid soccer players from highest to the lowest in the top 10.
Samir Nurkovic joined Kaizer Chiefs in 2019 and is now the team's highest-paid soccer player. His efforts to achieve the club's second-place finish in the league made him Kaizer Chiefs' most valuable player. His efforts earned him a new contract with the team. North African clubs have showed an interest in luring him away. Kaizer Chiefs, on the other hand, have stated that they will only move him for R30 million. What is Samir Nurkovic's annual salary? Samir Nurkovic, the current highest-paid soccer player in South Africa, earns R950, 000 a month.
2. Khama Billiat
During the 2020/2021 PSL season, Khama Billiat has suffered a number of injuries. As a result, he has failed to justify the large sum of money he wanted from Kaizer Chiefs when he first joined the squad. Every year, Amakhosi pays R10 million to keep him alive. In June 2021, his contract was set to end. Kaizer Chiefs, on the other hand, allegedly discussed extending his contract for another year, according to accusations. Khama Billiat's contract with Chiefs has been extended, however it is unknown whether he will receive a raise. He does, however, make R830,000 a month under his old contract.
3. Itumeleng Khune
Itumeleng Khune's play in 2019 was hampered by a series of injuries. The club, on the other hand, had faith in him and kept his large salary of R480,000. His deal with the team was set to expire at the end of the 2020/2021 season. The club, on the other hand, decided to extend the deal for another year. He was the top goalkeeper in South Africa when he signed for Kaizer Chiefs. He aspires to restore the grandeur of his previous profession. In the meantime, he's still battling Daniel Akpeyi for the gloves.
4. Thapelo Morena
In 2016, Thapelo Morena moved from Celtic to Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. He has played a variety of roles for the club due to his adaptability and versatility. He is said to be paid R400,000 every month. Thapelo Morena is one of the highest-paid players in the PSL, as well as a fascinating and entertaining player to watch.
5. Elias Pelembe
Elias Pelembe has risen through the ranks of the PSL to become one of the highest-paid players. To sign him from Supersport United, Mamelodi Sundowns had to pay a lot of money. Tottenham Hotspur has previously indicated interest in signing him. Elias Pelembe earns around R320,000 per year.
6. Bernard Parker
In the PSL, Bernard Parker is a familiar face. He's been in the league for a long time, and his knowledge and strategies could be the reason he walks away with an R300,000 prize. The striker and midfielder for the Kaizer Chiefs is a great combination.
7. Gaston Sirino
Gaston Sirino is one of Mamelodi Sundowns F.C's highest-paid players. Gaston began his football career with a Uruguayan club before joining Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018. He had previously represented Chile and Bolivia. Gaston earns R300,000 per month as a midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
8. Oupa Manyisa
Another high-paid PSL player is Oupa Manyisa. Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila currently has Manyisa in their midfield. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila pays Oupa Manyisa R250,000 in wages. When Oupa Manyisa joined Orlando Pirates in 2007, he established himself as a top league footballer. He signed with Mamelodi Sundowns F.C in 2017, but owing to injuries, he was unable to live up to his team's expectations. As a result, he became a member of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila's Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila's Tshak.
9. Eric Mathoho
Eric Mathoho is a Kaizer Chiefs defender who has been with the team for nearly a decade. He was a defender for Bloemfontein Celtic from 2009 to 2012 before joining Kaizer Chiefs. Along with Daniel Cardoso, he has played a key part in the formation of the team's defensive forces. He earns R220,000 every month based on his extensive experience and unbeatable strategies.
10. Sibusiso Vilakazi
The list of the highest-paid soccer players is rounded off by Sibusiso Vilakazi. In the 2013/2014 season, he was named the Premier Soccer League Player of the Season. He is currently a defender for Mamelodi Sundowns F.C, where he earns R200,000 a month. Vilakazi's contract with Mamelodi Sundowns F.C was renewed for another four years in 2020.
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