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World Ranking – Where Do Downs, Pirates, Chiefs & Co Sit?

After it was confirmed that Mamelodi Sundowns sit in number one spot among the African teams, and 132nd globally, here is where the other Premier Soccer League clubs sit.

Sundowns are currently ranked the highest team in Africa, based on Opta’s Power Rankings, which include nearly 13,500 domestic football teams and provide team ratings across the entire global footballing ecosystem.*

While Sundowns sit in first place in Africa, Orlando Pirates appear in eighth and 379th worldwide. The Buccaneers are the second-highest ranked PSL team, with SuperSport United in third.

Gavin Hunt’s side sit 660th globally, while Kaizer Chiefs are in 706th position and fourth among the South African clubs.

Cape Town City (778), Stellenbosch FC (827), Golden Arrows (853), Sekhukhune United (976) and Moroka Swallows (989) are the other clubs inside the world’s 1,000 highest-ranked clubs.

Opta Power Ranking explained:

It allows to compare teams in different countries or continents to inform decisions on a comparable scale. 

The Opta Power Rankings rank teams on a scale between zero and 100, where zero is the worst-ranked team in the world and 100 is the best team in the world (currently Manchester City). The Power Rankings are updated daily and currently rank teams from 183 different countries and 413 unique domestic leagues, providing a truly global rating system in men’s football.

A teams’ rankings is determined by its results in domestic and international tournaments but also the strength of the respective competitions.

David Kappel
David Kappel
David Kappel has served as a renowned international editor and content manager for almost a decade. David specialises in ensuring content and social media posts are highly engaging for football fans and was previously the international editor at Soccer Laduma. He is currently the iDiski Times website editor and social strategist.