Downs record still stands

Premiership

The Brazilians still hold the record for the longest winning run of 11 consecutive League victories in a season, which was achieved in 2006/07 under the guidance of Gordon Igesund.

Chiefs had won eight League matches in a row before facing Swallows, and were three away from equalling Sundowns’ record before the 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium.

Chiefs also came close to breaking this record last season with nine straight League wins, but drew 2-2 with Maritzburg United on February 11 this year to miss out.

Sundowns, who won 10 League matches in a row last season, went on to win the League title.

For the sake of clarity, Sundowns’ record for the 11 wins in a row is specifically for League games, and there are other records that have been stated below with Chiefs and Sundowns sharing the four records. 

FOR THE RECORD

Longest Winning Run in a Single Season (League only): 
11 matches – Mamelodi Sundowns, 2006/07

Longest Winning Run in a Single Season (All competitions): 
13 matches – Kaizer Chiefs, 2014/15

Longest Unbeaten Run (All competitions, including CAF): 19 matches – Mamelodi Sundowns, 2006/07

Longest Domestic Winning Run (Local only): 
15 matches – Kaizer Chiefs (2014/15, including two matches from the end of last season). Sundowns previously held this record with 14 consecutive wins achieved in one season, 2006/07.

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