Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers at Orlando Pirates (Deon Hotto is 2nd)

Highest Paid Footballers at Orlando Pirates 2020.Orlando Pirates FC is a football club from South Africa. The football club is based in the Houghton suburb of the big city of Johannesburg and they play in the Premier soccer league which is the top tier level of football in South Africa.

This club is really old as it was founded in the year 1937. Its original base was Orlando located in Soweto, which gives one a clue as to where it could have gotten its name from. During the early years of the club, it functioned as a dance group via which different types of African dances could be showcased. The “Pirate” in the club’s name is a nod to “The Sea Hawk”, a film that came out in 1940.

The Orlando Pirates hold the record of being the very first club in the history of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to have been the winners of three major trophies, all taken in a single season and all won back to back.


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The Orlando Pirates won the CAF champions league in the year 1995 and is one of only two teams from South Africa who have done this. They also hold the record of being the only team to have always made it into the top 8 brackets, since the Premier Soccer League began.

Orlando Pirates is one of the famous and most successful football clubs in South Africa.

They recently made some mega signings including Bafana Bafana captain Thulani Hlatshwayo.

Below is a list of Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers at Orlando Pirates 2020.

10. Thembinkosi Lorch –  R120,000 per month

South African professional footballer Thembinkosi Lorch who plays as a forward for Orlando Pirates and the South African national team is one of the highest paid footballers at Orlando Pirates with an estimated salary of R120,000 per month. He was named the South African Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season in 2019.

In September 2020, the Orlando Pirates star was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. This comes after his girlfriend Nokhupiwa Mathithibala opened up a case of assault against him at Midrand Police station indicating that Lorch strangled her after she had asked about his whereabouts.

9.Gabadinho Mhango  –  R 150,000 per month

The Malawian international was in prolific form for Orlando Pirates this past season. His 16 Absa Premiership goals in the 2019/20 campaign is more than any other Bucs player has managed in the last 10 seasons.

He was also crowned as the joint Absa Premiership Golden Boot winner alongside new Mamelodi Sundowns signing Peter Shalulile. Gabadinho Mhango is one of the highest paid footballers at Pirates with an estimated salary of R 150,000 per month.

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