Kaizer Chiefs’ net worth: Africa’s most valuable football club?

Kaizer Chiefs is one of the most successful football clubs in South Africa and Africa.

The club is estimated to be worth several hundred million rands, though some football experts believe you would need over R1 billion to purchase it.

Below is everything about Kaizer Chiefs’ net worth. We have also covered other interesting facts, such as the club’s squad value, income sources, and owners.

What is the value of Kaizer Chiefs?

According to Statista, Kaizer Chiefs’ net worth is around €18.05 million as of the 2023/2024 season. This translates to about $19.63 million or 369 million South African Rands.

However, according to Tim Sukazi, the owner of South African club TS Galaxy, Kaizer Chiefs’ worth in rands could be as high as R1 Billion.

The high valuation is based on several factors, including the club’s sponsorship deals, players, rich history, success, and goodwill.

Kaizer Chiefs squad value

Kaizer Chiefs' net worth is around €18.05 million as of the 2023/2024 season.
Kaizer Chiefs’ net worth is around €18.05 million as of the 2023/2024 season. Image: Instagram/kcfcofficial

Kaizer Chiefs is among the richest teams in Africa. Given its worth, you would expect the club to have an impressive squad.

The Kaizer Chiefs squad is estimated to be worth around €16.975 million. Below is a detailed look at each club’s player and their estimated market value for the 2023/2024 season.

Jersey No.Player NamePosition AgeNationalityMarket Value
1Brandon PetersenGoalkeeper29South Africa400 k €
44Bruce BvumaGoalkeeper28South Africa400 k €
34Karabo MolefeGoalkeeper21South Africa50 k €
32Itumeleng KhuneGoalkeeper36South Africa25 k €
25Spiwe MsimangoCentre-Back26South Africa1.10 mil. €
4Zitha KwinikaCentre-Back30        South Africa800 k €
2Edmilson DoveCentre-Back29Mozambique700 k €
24Thatayaone DitlhokweCentre-Back25Botswana650 k €
 Luke FleursCentre-Back24South Africa500 k €
27Njabulo NgcoboCentre-Back29South Africa500 k €
35Aden McCarthyCentre-Back20South Africa           25 k €
19Happy MashianeLeft-Back26South Africa200 k €
23Sifiso Hlanti   Left-Back34South Africa200 k €
39Reeve FroslerRight-Back26South Africa           1 mil. €
18Dillan SolomonsRight-Back25South Africa550 k €
5Sibongiseni MthethwaDefensive Midfielder29South Africa700 k €
8Yusuf MaartCentral Midfield28South Africa1 mil. €
6Siyethemba SithebeCentral Midfield31South Africa550 k €
17          Edson CastilloCentral Midfield29Venezuela450 k €
37Samkelo ZwaneCentre Midfielder22South Africa           250 k €
33Sabelo RadebeCentral Midfield24South Africa100 k €
3Mduduzi MdantsaneAttacking Midfield29South Africa800 k €
12Nkosingiphile NgcoboAttacking Midfield24South Africa700 k €
22Lehlogonolo MatlouAttacking Midfield25South Africa350 k €
 Vicky MkhawanaAttacking Midfield18South Africa25 k €
10Keagan DollyLeft Winger31South Africa1.1 mil.  €
13Pule MmodiLeft Winger31South Africa850 k €
9Ashley Du PreezRight Winger26        South Africa900 k €
11Tebogo PotsaneRight Winger30South Africa500 k €
42Mduduzi ShabalalaForward20South Africa450 k €
14Efmamjjasond GonzálezCentre Forward24Colombia400 k €
7Ranga ChivaviroCentre Forward31South Africa350 k €
21Christian SaileCentre Forward  24DR Congo           300 k €
36Wandile DubaCentre forward19South Africa           100 k €

Kaizer Chiefs’ income sources

There’s no doubt that Kaizer Chiefs is one of the richest teams in SA. But how does the club make money?

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Below is a detailed look at the income sources contributing to Kaizer Chiefs’ net worth:

1. Sponsorship deals

Kaizer Chiefs has sponsorship deals with top companies, including Vodacom, Toyota, SuperSport, SuperSport BET, John Deere, Kaelo, Medshield, and Kappa. These deals are estimated to be worth millions of rands.

For example, in 2012, the Chiefs signed a 5-year deal with Vodacom, estimated to be worth R500 million. The club’s sponsorship deals are worth about R150 million per year.

2. Competition prize money

Kaizer Chiefs is one of the most successful South African clubs. As a result, the team enjoys regular income from competition prize money pots.

For example, in 2020, the club finished runners-up in the South African League, one of the best-paying leagues in Africa, receiving R7.5 million.

3. Premier League grants

Kaizer Chiefs also benefits from premier league grants given to every club competing in the South African Premier League.

For the 2023-2024 season, the grant is R2.3 million monthly (R27.6 million annually).

4. Ticket sales

Kaizer Chiefs is a popular club in South Africa, attracting thousands of fans to its matches.

Currently, the club plays at the FNB stadium, which has a capacity of over 90,000. Fans have to part with R70 per ticket to watch a match.

Who owns Kaizer Chiefs, and what is his net worth?

Kaizer Motaung owns the Kaizer Chiefs.
Kaizer Motaung owns the Kaizer Chiefs. Image: X/MWTlali

Kaizer Motaung owns the Kaizer Chiefs. He is a former professional footballer for the Orlando Pirates and Atlanta Chiefs (North American Soccer League).

Motaung started Kaizer Chiefs in 1970 when he returned to South Africa after retiring as a footballer. Heis estimated net worth of $60 million (R1.1 billion) makes him one of the richest club owners in South Africa.

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