Often reserved for the best of the best, the number 10 jersey is arguably the most iconic number in football. Here's a look at the 10 most valuable No. 10s in the DStv Premiership this season.
Throughout the history of the beautiful game, the No. 10 jersey has become synonymous with stardom and is invariably bestowed on the star – and often the most valuable player – in any given team.
This is no different in South Africa where a number of the league's biggest names all don the famous strip, including new Kaizer Chiefs signing Keagan Dolly who is the most valuable player in the country to currently do so.
The Bafana Bafana international is valued at an incredible R17.3 million by Transfermarkt following his move from Montpellier at the start of the season which places him ahead of Cape Town City's Mduduzi Mdantsane (R14.3m) and AmaZulu's Siyethemba Sithebe (R12.5m) in the top three.
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Mamelodi Sundowns' Gaston Sirino trails closely behind with a market value of R11.7m, ahead of the likes of SuperSport United midfielder Sipho Mbule, Royal AM star Ndumiso Mabena and Stellenbosch FC ace Junior Mendieta.
There is also space in the top 10 for Marumo Gallants' Celimpilo Ngema and Baroka FC's Gerald Phiri Jnr, who are both worth around R4.3m, while 19-year-old wonderkid Ethan Brooks rounds out the top 10 following his meteoric rise with TS Galaxy and the national team.
Note: This article relates to players who wear the No. 10 jersey for their respective clubs and not necessarily the role they occupy on the pitch.