10 highest-paid players at Mamelodi Sundowns in 2024

Mamelodi Sundowns, also known as the Brazilians, are among the most successful and richest clubs in the South African Premier Division. The club also possesses one of the most valuable squads, reportedly worth over £26.38 million.

Mamelodi Sundowns have a CAF Champions League trophy in their possession, winning their maiden title in 2016. It makes them one of the most successful clubs in Africa.

However, their success at the top did not come easy, as they fully invested in their squad. Mamelodi Sundowns’ players’ salaries list offers lucrative contracts to players.

So, how much do they pay their players per month? Here are some of the highest-paid footballers at Mamelodi Sundowns.

1. Bongani Zungu – R700,000 per month

Bongani Zungu celebrating during a match
Bongani Zungu began his career at Mamelodi Sundowns before going aborad and then back to Mamelodi. Image: X/soccerzela
  • Position: Central Midfielder
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: Amiens SC, Rangers, Vitoria Guimaraes, U.Pretoria
  • Date of Birth: October 9, 1992
  • Awards: 1 Scottish Championship Winner, 3 South Africa Premier Division Winner

Bongani Zungu’s salary is R700,000 monthly, making him the highest-paid player at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Bongani has played for prominent clubs worldwide, most notably in Europe, where he spent six years.

The South African footballer began his career at his boyhood club, Mamelodi Sundowns, before leaving for greener pastures to play for Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal.

He went on to play for Amiens in France and the Scottish club Rangers. Bongani has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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2. Ronwen Williams – R500,000 per month

Ronwen Williams closing his eyes at a pitch
Ronwen Williams transferred to Mamelodi Sundowns in July 2022. Image: X/MVProJileka
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: SuperSport United
  • Date of Birth: 21st January 1992
  • Awards: Goal Keeper of the Season 2022/23

Ronwen Williams previously played for SuperSport United for 12 years before completing his transfer to Sundowns in July 2022.

He has impressed in the Brazilian colours, setting a record 18 clean sheets that won him the year’s goalkeeper in the 2022/23 season.

Ronwell broke Moneb Joesphs’ previous record of 17 clean sheet records that he set in 2009/10, and to keep a hold of his services, he is compensated handsomely.

The South African goalkeeper earns a monthly salary of R500,000 as part of his five-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns. 

3. Dennis Onyango – R450,000 per month

Dennis Onyango takes a picture with the Mamelodi Sundowns jersey
Dennis Onyango has won 7 league titles with Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: X/TheRealNtera
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: SuperSport United, Mpumalanga Black Aces
  • Date of Birth: 15th May 1985
  • Awards: CAF African Player of the Year

Dennis Onyango has won 10 league titles in the South African Premier Division, 7 with his current team, Mamelodi Sundowns, and 3 with SuperSport United.

He makes a salary of R450,000 per month, a sum worthy of his status, and he captained the side to their maiden CAF Champions League title in 2016.

Onyango also played for Uganda Cranes, earning 74 caps before his retirement.

Aside from the club’s success, Onyango has received personal honours, such as PSL Keeper of the Season for keeping 14 clean sheets, and he was also chosen as Uganda’s finest sports personality in 2016.

4. Marcelo Allende – R430,000 per month

Marcelo Allende is an attacking midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns
Marcelo Allende won a South American Games Gold Medal in 2018. Image: X/EricNdagije250
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: Necaxa, Santa Cruz
  • Date of Birth: 7th April 1999
  • Awards: 2018 South American Games Gold Medalist
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Marcelo Ivan Allende Bravo is one of the highest-paid footballers at Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Chilean came nearly close to joining English Premier League side Arsenal after attending more than two months’ trial with the London club.

His performance as the leading scorer at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup made the honour possible.

However, the move did not materialize after having a brief stint with Necaxa and Santa Cruz on loan, and he joined the Brazilians in August 2022.

Allende makes a monthly salary of R430,000 and won a South American Games Gold Medal in 2018.

5. Thapelo Morena – R400,000 per month

Thapelo Morena holding Puma boots
Thapelo Morena signed with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016. Image: Instagram/thapelomorena27
  • Position: Right-back
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: Bloemfontein Celtic
  • Date of Birth: 6th August 1993
  • Awards: South African Premier Division Winner

Thapelo Morena signed with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016 from Bloemfontein Celtics, where he has established himself as a prolific defender.

Morena is one of the highest-paid footballers at Mamelodi Sundowns after signing a contract extension to stay at Sundown until 2025. He is now set to earn R400,000 per month.

6. Gaston Sirino – R400,000 per month

Gaston Sirinoholding his head with both hands during a match
Gaston Sirino, Mamelodi Sundown’s right-winger. Image: X/FARPostZA
  • Position: Right-Winger
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: Bolivar
  • Date of Birth: 22nd February 1991
  • Awards: Nedbank Cup 2019/20

Gaston Sirino is a Uruguayan international winger for South African Premier Division side Mamelodi Sundowns.

He has previously played for Bolivian sides Penarol and Bolivar before he joined Sundowns in 2018.

Gatson has a 2020 Nedbank Cup medal and can play for Bafana Bafana after acquiring South African citizenship. He earns an estimated R400,000 monthly salary at the South African club.

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7. Peter Shalulile – R400,000 per month

Peter Shalulile  begun his career at Tura Magic FC in Nambia
Peter Shalulile began his career at Tura Magic FC in Nambia. Image: X/SaibariSZN
  • Position: Centre-forward
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: Tura Magic, Highlands Park
  • Date of Birth: 23rd October 1993
  • Awards: Player of the Season 2019/2020

Peter Shalulile is a product of Tura Magic FC in Nambia, where he began his career before moving to Highlands Park in South Africa.

In 2019/20, he was the most prolific player; he finished as a top scorer, and three giant South African clubs were all pursuing his signature.

He signed for Sundowns the following year and currently earns an estimated R400,000 monthly salary.

Shalulile has won numerous personal accolades, such as the PSL Top Goal Scorer in 2021/22. He has also represented the Namibian national team on the international stage.

8. Brian Onyango – R380,000 per month

Brian Onyango when he joined Mamelodi Sundowns  in October 2020.
Brian Onyango is a Kenyan international footballer. Image: X/Masandawana
  • Position: Centre-Back
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: Posta Rangers, Tusker, Santos, Maritzburg United
  • Date of Birth: 24th July 1994
  • Awards: 3 PSL Titles, 1 Nedbank Cup

Brian Mandela Onyango is a Kenyan international footballer who is a central defender for Mamelodi Sundowns.

He began his football career in the Kenyan Premier League, playing for local sides Posta Ranger and Tusker FC.

He later moved to South Africa to pursue greener pastures, signing for Santos before signing for Maritzburg United, where he stayed for four seasons.

However, in October 2020, Onyango signed for Mamelodi Sundowns, earning a monthly salary of R380,000.

9. Erwin Saavedra – R350,000 per month

 Mamelodi Sundowns Midfielder Erwin Saavedra
Erwin Saavedra is a product of Penarol Development Academy. Image: X/YA_SINDIKOLO22
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: San Luis, Union San Felipe
  • Date of Birth: 22nd February 1996
  • Awards: 3 South African Premier Division winner medals

Erwin Mario Saavedra Flores is a Bolivian international and Penarol development academy product who plays attacking midfield for Mamelodi Sundowns.

He played on loan for San Luis and Union San Felipe in Bolivia before finally signing for Sundowns in 2022.

The Bolivian under-15 side has capped him and earns a monthly salary of R350,000.

10. Themba Zwane

 Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder Themba Zwane
Themba Zwane won the PSL Midfielder of the Season in 2019/20. Image: Instagram/mshishi18
  • Position: Attacking midfielder
  • Current Team: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Previous Team: Mpumalanga Black Aces
  • Date of Birth: 3rd March 1989
  • Awards: PSL Midfielder of the season

Themba Zwane is a South African international footballer who is an attacking midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns. He was a product of an amateur team before he joined the Brazilians in 2011.

However, Zwane only became a sensation after his loan move to Mpumalanga Black Aces, where he made a name for himself.

He won the PSL Midfielder of the Season in 2019/20, and Themba Zwane’s salary is currently pegged at R250,000 per month as of 2023.

It could easily increase to R400,000 depending on bonuses and endorsement deals.

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