Absa Premiership

PSL players average 11k a week

2014-11-19 09:57
PSL logo (File)

Johannesburg – It has been revealed that the average Absa Premiership player earns around R11 000 per week.

Read: Soweto to host TKO final

According to Soccer Laduma, a British journalist by the name Nick Harris, underwent a detailed study of how much money a player earns on an average basis in 34 leagues around the world.

In Africa, the PSL is the second highest paying league as a player, on average, earns around R11 000 per week. This figure is far inferior to the amount a player who plies their trade in the English Premiership where they earn on average R740 000 a week.

Algeria’s Ligue 1 players are the highest earners in Africa as a player can earn, on average, R23 000 per week.

“It was a selection of 34 leagues across all continents, 33 top flight plus the English Championship,” said Harris.

“They were picked because they were 'major', a WC team or because data was possible.”

Questioned on where the figures were coming from, Harris said, “from a combination of league guidance, clubs and financial accounts.”

It has also been reported that the average earnings of a PSL club is said to be around the figure of R52m a year.

Read more on:    psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 23 February 2019
Cape Town City v Maritzburg United, Athlone Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Baroka FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Bloemfontein Celtic v Free State Stars, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Black Leopards v Highlands Park, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.