Mamelodi Sundowns’s dominance of domestic football through the 25 years of the PSL era is boldly reflected in all the numbers.
The most important statistic is that Sundowns have won a record 11 league titles over the last quarter of a century, with the last four coming in consecutive years.
Another eleven have been shared by the trio of Kaizer Chiefs (4), Orlando Pirates (4) and SuperSport United (3) – who complete the list of four ever present clubs since 1996/97.
The three occasions when the title didn’t land on the laps of these four clubs was when it was won by Manning Rangers (1996/97), Santos (2001/02) and Bidvest Wits (2016/17).
All four clubs have now played 774 league games since August 1996, when they all first got going upon the rebranding of what was the NSL first division into what is now known as the PSL Premiership.
The Brazilians have recorded the most victories with 404 wins since their first match against Vaal Professionals on August 18, 1996 when Joel 'Fire' Masilela scored the solitary goal.
From that goal by Masilela, the Tshwane outfit have gone on to score 1153 more – the most of any other club, with Peter Shalulile having netted their latest against Cape Town City last weekend.
Downs also sit on the highest goal difference and have totalled the most points in the all-time PSL standings, amassing 1419.
For all the troubles that Chiefs have had in the league this past season, they have the least number of defeats (154), while they have also conceded the least at 641 goals.
Pirates have drawn the most games with 255, which accounts for one third of their total games in the PSL era.
SuperSport, meanwhile, have won the least, lost the most and scored the least.
P W D L GF GA GD PTS
Mamelodi Sundowns 774 404 207 163 1153 643 510 1419
Kaizer Chiefs 774 369 251 154 1056 641 415 1358
Orlando Pirates 774 358 255 161 1060 680 380 1329
SuperSport United 774 310 248 218 1014 805 209 1172