Who is the highest-paid soccer player in the Dstv premiership this season (2023)?

    Is it Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly, or Shalulile?

    Today, we list the most expensive and highest-paid players in the Dstv premiership this season. PSL is undeniably among the biggest and most recognized leagues in Africa.

    Without wasting your time, let’s dive right in and see who are these highest earners in the league.

    1. Keagan Dolly

    Keagan Dolly is the highest-paid soccer player in the Dstv Premiership right now with over R1.1 million per month salary.

    Dolly plays for Amakhosi (Kaizer Chiefs) as an attacking midfielder. Having recently returned to South Africa after an international career, spending at least 3 seasons in the French soccer league.

    He’s slowly proving his worth of the salary by pushing the struggling Kaizer Chiefs club to reach higher heights in the league since he joined.

    2. Samir Nurkovic

    Samir Nurkovic recently signed a new deal with Amakhosi, making him the second most expensive player at Kaizer Chiefs.

    He’s reported to be earning over R930 000 per month from the club after his salary increase of 30%. Nurkovic plays as a striker for Amakhosi and adds more value to the club since his return to play.

    3. Khama Billiat

    Khama has dropped to the third highest-earning player with a good R890 000 per month salary. He was the most expensive player in the season 2019/2020. After his move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Kaizer Chiefs, Khama is reported to be making over R800k per month before tax.

    4. Ricardo Nascimento

    Ricardo Nascimento’s salary at Royal AM is over half a million rand (R500,000) per month. He earned higher pay between his move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Royal AM this season (2022).

    Nascimento is the most decorated Brazillina defender in the Dstv Premiership brought in South Africa by Sundowns. He currently plays and offers his services to Royal AM.

    5. Itumeleng Khune

    Khune’s monthly salary makes him one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in PSL today.

    Itumeleng Khune earns over R480k per month at Chiefs. Though he didn’t play a lot of games this season due to injuries and other issues, he remains the best shot-stopper for Kaizer Chiefs.

    6. Gaston Sirino

    One of the creative players at Mamelodi Sundowns earning an estimated R400,000.00 per month salary.

    Making the list of top earners and most expensive players in the Dstv Premiership this season.

    And to prove his worth, Gaston had a transfer-price tag of R90 Million to move to Al Ahly in Egypt from Sundowns which couldn’t happen.

    7. Thapelo Morena

    Thapelo Morena’s salary at Sundowns is over R400,000 per month.

    Morena is one of the organized right-back defenders in the country. While he’s versatile, he played a couple of positions in the field that recently found him playing as a striker scoring the significant winning goal against Al Ahly.

    After leaving Bloemfontein Celtic in 2013 to join Mamelodi Sundowns on a great deal. Thapelo Morena then became the youngest and highest-paid player in the country, then. 

    8. Bernard Parker

    A veteran striker dedicated most of his life to playing football. Bernard joined Amakhosi from an international career in 2011 and is one of the top-scoring players on the team.

    Parker earns over R300k per month at Kaizer Chiefs. He’s one of the oldest serving players with unquestionable loyalty to the club.

    Why Are Soccer Players Paid So Much?

    People often think soccer players in the Dstv premiership get paid more than they deserve. They earn more than top CEOs across the world.

    A lot of them think that without understanding why soccer players get paid so much.

    It was reported that PSG offered Mbappe a deal he can’t refuse – but why is that?

    I want to answer that for you today.

    Soccer is an entertainment business that attracts a lot of viewers per game watched. To clarify, PSL is more than just giving the viewers soccer matches, it’s an advertising agency.

    PSL makes millions of rands for each game televised, and clubs get a share of the revenue. Not only that, big teams attract individual sponsors that want to advertise their products and services through the club.

    Each soccer player’s salary is determined by a couple of factors such as age, previous club, position played, and most importantly talent.

    In addition, the following from social media and other platforms you bring to the club contributes to the amount you’ll get every month.

    When Christiano Ronaldo moved to Manchester United, it was reported they made sales of over £187 million just with CR7’s jersey. The same applied to Messi when he joined PSG from Barcelona. PSG’s following increased by millions within a few days since he joined.

    Now think about that for a second.

    Do you still think soccer players are overpaid?



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