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Top 5 Richest Football Clubs in Africa

Al Ahly

The club was formed in 1907 and is considered one of the most successful clubs in the world, having won many international trophies. Being a successful team enables them to attract many spectators generating much income from stadium attendances and attract corporate sponsorship to keep the team in good financial standing.

Kaizer Chiefs

It is the second most successful club in South Africa and has a total of 50 trophies to its name. The club has a large support base running into millions of fans, making them one of the richest sides in Africa. The team has a strong local rivalry with Orlando Pirates, a fellow Soweto-based team that Chiefs’ founder Kaizer Motaung played for during his playing career. Their net worth is a whooping $23 million.

Pyramids FC

This is a millennial club formed in 2008. The Egyptian side was acquired by Emirati businessman Salem Al Shamsi in 2019 to stabilize their finances. In the 2018/2019 season, Pyramids FC placed 3rd in the Egyptian league.


Zamalek was formed in 1911, just a few years after the formation of their city rivals Al Ahly. They have a total of 5 CAF Championship, 4 CAF Super Cup titles, one African Cup Winner’s trophy, one CAF Confederation Cup, 12 topflight league titles, and 25 Egyptian Cups.

Orlando Pirates

The South African-based side is a power broker in African football, having won the CAF Champion League and finished runners-up in 2013. They have also been very successful domestically, bagging nine League titles. Have a net worth of $15 million.

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