Chiefs, Pirates & Sundowns in top 5 teams of the last 10 years

The past 10 years has witnessed fierce competition between some of the PSL’s biggest teams who competed for major honours.

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We now take a look at the top five PSL teams since the start of the 2009/10 season, how they have fared and the number of trophies they have since won:

5. Bidvest Wits: 4 trophies

The Clever Boys, who have since sold their PSL status to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila , and will be waving goodbye to South African football after 99 years, have perhaps been the biggest surprise in the past 10 years.

Wits claimed their first major trophy after 15 years when they lifted the Nedbank Cup after defeating AmaZulu 3-0 during the 2009/10 season.

Following the arrival of highly respected Gavin Hunt, the Students bagged the MTN8 trophy in 2016.

One year later, the club would go on to make history as they claimed both league and cup double (Absa Premiership and Telkom Knockout) during the 2016/17 campaign.

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4. Kaizer Chiefs: 6 trophies

The Cup Kings of South African football won consecutive Telkom Knockout triumphs between 2009 and 2010 under Serbian coach Vladimir Vermezovic.

During the 2012/13 season, the Glamour Boys, under the tutelage of Stuart Baxter, claimed the Absa Premiership title as well as the Nedbank Cup.

Two seasons later, Baxter replicated his success from his debut season when he led Amakhosi to another league and cup double, winning the Absa Premiership title and MTN8 trophy.

This was the last time Chiefs ever tasted cup success, and as they currently lead the log standings, the Naturena outfit will be hoping to end their five-year trophy drought when the current campaign comes to a close.

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3. SuperSport United: 6 trophies

Under Gavin Hunt at the time, Matsatsantsa won the Absa Premiership title during the 2009/2010 campaign (the last time they bagged league honours).

In 2014, they won the Telkom Knockout Cup under the guidance of Gordon Igesund.

Between 2016 and 2017, the Tshwane giants won two Nedbank Cups.

Also in 2017, they won the MTN8, before going on to lift the same trophy in September last year.

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2. Orlando Pirates: 7 trophies

The Buccaneers won the MTN8 trophy under Dutch legend Ruud Krol in 2010, as they went on to claim a domestic treble that season by adding the league title and Nedbank Cup to their trophy cabinet.

The following season saw them replicate their feat from the previous campaign, winning another treble, when they clinched the Absa Premiership title, Telkom Knockout Cup and MTN8.

Bucs’ last trophy was the Nedbank Cup in 2014 under former Amakhosi mentor Vermezovic.

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1.Mamelodi Sundowns: 9 trophies

Masandawana have become the most dominant team in South African football of late, winning four premiership titles under Pitso Mosimane who arrived at the club from Tshwane rivals SuperSport United (having been at the helf of Bafana Bafana after his Matsatsantsa spell).

In 2015, Pitso led the club to Telkom Knockout Cup and Nedbank Cup trophies.

The years 2016 and 2017 was the most successful in the club’s history as they conquered Africa, claiming the CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup titles.

This season, the Chloorkop-based outfit have already lifted the Telkom Knockout Cup, and are still within a chance of winning the Nedbank Cup and the League title.

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