750 games for Sundowns & Pirates


Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns both played their 750th league game over the weekend, becoming the first sides to play 750 league games in the PSL era.

Sundowns missed out on their 390th win, after drawing 1-1 away to Maritzburg. Their overall record reads: Played 750 Won 389 Lost 162 Drew 199 Goal for 1117 Goals against 633.

Pirates’ 750th game also ended in a draw, as the Buccaneers’ clash against Cape Town City ended 2-2.

Pirates PSL record reads: W347 D248 L155 F1034 A664.

248 – Pirates have drawn more league games than any other side in the PSL era (248).

Swallows FC played their 6th game of the season over the weekend, meaning the club has now played 600 league games in the PSL era (594 as Moroka Swallows pre:2015).

7 – Only seven club sides have played 600 league games in the PSL era.

750 – Pirates, Sundowns
749 – SuperSport, Chiefs
714 – Wits
655 – Celtic
600 – Swallows

Player Stat of the weekend:

1996 – Luvuyo Memela’s four goals from the opening six league games is the best return for an AmaZulu player at this stage of a PSL season since Simon Magagula in 1996/97 (also 4 from 6)

By Opta Jabu

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