Even tho there aren’t African clubs that are recognized worldwide and play in leagues like the Uefa Champions League, football in Africa is still highly profitable as they are some African clubs that exist since the 90’s and are worth millions of dollars.
In this post, we will be bringing to you the top-ten most valuable/richest football clubs in Africa and their estimated worth.
Top Ten Richest Football Clubs In Africa & Their estimated Worth
(1) Al Ahly SC
Al Ahly Sporting Club commonly referred to as Al Ahly, is an Egyptian professional sports club based in Cairo. It is known as “The Club of the Century” in African football. Al Ahly Sporting Club was founded on 24 April 1907, as a gathering place for Cairo’s Student Unions and it is currently the most decorated football club in Africa due to the numerous trophies the club has won.
Al Ahly is the second most successful club in the world in terms of the number of international titles (20) won behind Real Madrid (26).
In international competitions, the club has won a record 8 CAF Champions League titles, a CAF Confederation Cup title, a record 6 CAF Super Cup titles, a record 4 African Cup Winners’ Cup titles, an Afro-Asian Club Championship title, an Arab Club Champions Cup title, an Arab Cup Winners’ Cup title, a record 2 Arab Super Cup titles, and won a bronze medal in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.
Al Ahly has a record of 41 national league titles, 36 national cup titles, and 11 national super cup titles making Al Ahly the most decorated club in Egypt.
The club’s worth is estimated at $28 million.
(2) Kaizer Chiefs FC
Kaizer Chiefs Football Club (often known as Chiefs) is a South African professional football club based in Dingamanzi. The club was founded on January 7th, 1970, and is one of the most supported clubs in South Africa. The club is nicknamed Amakhosi which means “Lords” or “Chiefs” in Zulu, and the Phefeni Glamour Boys.
The club has won 12 League titles (4 in the PSL era) and over 50 club trophies and they hold the highest record in trophies amongst the other clubs in the PSL (Premier Soccer League). Kaizer Chiefs F.C plays its home matches at FNB Stadium.
The club’s worth is estimated at $23 million.
(3) Pyramids FC
Pyramids Football Club is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo, Egypt that currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system. The club was initially known as Al Assiouty Sport and was formed in 2008 in Assiut.
In 2014, Pyramids FC gained promotion to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in its history and in 2018, the Chairman of the Saudi Sports Authority Turki Al-Sheikh took over the team and changed its name to Pyramids FC. On 4 July 2019, the Emirati businessman Salem Al Shamsi managed to acquire the ownership of Pyramids FC.
The club’s worth is estimated at $22 million.
(4) Club Africain
Club Africain is a Tunisian club, the most popular and most successful club in Tunisia.
The club was founded on the 4th of October, 1920, and was the first Tunisian club to win an international trophy in 1971, when they won the Maghreb Cup Winners Cup. The club has also won 13 Tunisian league titles and 13 Tunisian cups.
The club’s worth is estimated at $20 million.
(5) Zamalek Sporting Club
Zamalek Sporting Club commonly referred to as Zamalek was founded on the 5th of January, 1911. It is an Egyptian sports club based in Giza, Egypt. Zamalek was the first Egyptian team to ever win a title which was the Sultan Hussein Cup in 1921, the first team to ever win Egypt Cup in 1922, and the first team to ever win Cairo League in 1922/1923. Zamalek has won five CAF Champions League titles, one CAF Confederation Cup title, four CAF Super Cup titles, and one African Cup Winners’ Cup title; making it one of the most successful clubs in Africa.
Zamalek Sporting Club’s worth is estimated at $18 million.
(6) Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates Football Club is a South African professional football club based in the Houghton suburb of the city of Johannesburg. The club which is often known as Pirates was founded in 1937 and plays in the top-tier system of Football in South Africa known as the Premier Soccer League.
Since the inception of the Premier Soccer League in 1996, Orlando Pirates is the first club to have won three major trophies in a single season back to back, feats they achieved during the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. They are also one of only two South African teams to win the CAF Champions League, which they won in 1995.
The club’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.
(7) Wydad Athletic Club
Wydad Athletic Club commonly known as Wydad or WAC is a Moroccan sports club based in Casablanca city, in Morocco which was founded on the 8th of May, 1937.
The club has won a record of 20 Moroccan league titles, 9 Moroccan Cups, 9 Moroccan Super Cups, and 1 Independence Cup. In continental competitions the club has won 2CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Cup Winners, 1 CAF Super Cup to mention a few.
Wydad AC is considered to be one of the best and most successful football teams in Morocco and Africa and it’s worth is estimated at $11 million.
(8) TP Mazembe
Tout Puissant Mazembe is a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi which was founded in 1938 as FC Saint-Georges.
With a total of 36 national and international titles, Tout Puissant Mazembe is the most successful team in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The club became very popular on the international scene after they defeated the Internacional of Brazil in the semifinal of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.
Tout Puissant Mazembe’s worth is estimated at $11 million.
(9) Espérance Sportive de Tunis
Espérance Sportive de Tunis is a sports club based in Bab Souika, Tunis, Tunisia which was founded on the 15th of January, 1919.
Esperance won a total of 48 domestic trophies, more than any other Tunisian football club making them the most successful Tunisian club.
At the domestic level, they have won 29 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 titles, 15 Tunisian Cup, and 4 Tunisian Super Cup and at the international level, they have won 12 titles, with 8 organized by the Confederation of African Football.
The club’s worth is estimated at $11 million.
(10) MC Alger
Mouloudia Club d’Alger, referred to as MC Alger or MCA for short is an Algerian football club founded on the 7th of August, 1921 as Mouloudia Chaàbia d’Alger and based in Algiers.
MC Alger is the first Algerian club to win a continental competition, winning the 1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs, and they have won the domestic league 7 times and the domestic cup 7 times making them one of the most successful Algerian clubs.
The club’s worth is estimated at $10 million.
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