South Africa’s topflight football has been home to some of the best strikers, who have equally left their mark with their goalscoring prowess.
We break down the top five players who have scored the most goals in the PSL era.
1. Siyabonga Nomvethe – 123 goals
‘Bhele’ is the epitome of a goalscoring machine, and even after 15 seasons in topflight football and aged 42 now, he’s not showing any signs of slowing down at all.
He shot to prominence with the now defunt African Wanderers before being snapped up by Kaizer Chiefs. His Chiefs career reached greater heights which saw him bagging 42 goals in 79 appearances, earning himself a big money-move overseas with Italian Serie A outfit Udinese.
He currently plays for GladAfrica Championship outfit Uthongathi FC.
2. Daniel Mudau – 110 goals
‘Mambush’ was a goalpoacher of note during his Sundowns days after joining the club in 1992 from Ratanang Maholosiane.
He now works within the Sundowns structures, and still remains the all-time top goal scorer for the Tshwane giants.
3. Mabhuti Khenyeza – 110 goals
He still holds the record for scoring the fastest Soweto Derby goal after just 19 seconds, which came back in November 2007 in Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-2 draw against Orlando Pirates.
Khenyeza has now hung up his boots, and now coaches GladAfrica Championship side TS Galaxy.
4. Manuel Bucuane – 104 goals
‘Tico-Tico’ is one of the best foreign players to have graced the South African football scene after his breakthrough for Desportivo de Maputo in his native Mozambique.
Bucuane is now involved with football development back in his country via their football federation.
5. Collins Mbesuma – 103 goals
‘Ntofontofo’ also made a name for himself while in the gold and black colours of Chiefs, netting 27 goals in 33 outings before English Premier League side Portsmouth secured his services.
He also hold the record for having scored the most goals in a single season for Chiefs across all competitions, after scoring 35.
Mbesuma, 36, now plays for University of Pretoria in the GladAfrica Championship, and could still increase his tally and move up the list.