With the final round of fixtures for 2021 having come and gone, here is a look at which 10 teams performed the best in the DStv Premiership over the calendar year.
Having won the 2020/21 DStv Premiership title and once again taken a commanding lead in the league standings this time around, Mamelodi Sundowns were undoubtedly the form team in South Africa during the past calendar year.
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Masandawana claimed a remarkable 90 points out of a possible 120 during 2021 which puts the club at least 18 points (or six clear wins) ahead of any other team in the competition over the last 12 months.
Their superiority is highlighted by the fact that last season’s runners-up, AmaZulu, are their nearest competitors on 72 points despite having played two more matches than the reigning domestic champions this year.
Orlando Pirates round out the top three for 2021, 10 points clear above Soweto derby rivals Kaizer Chefs, while Golden Arrows and SuperSport United are a further point behind and share the fifth position between them.
High-flying Stellenbosch FC rank seventh with 49 points after an impressive start to the current campaign which has seen them end the calendar year ahead of Cape Town rivals Cape Town City, Maritzburg United and TS Galaxy.