Mamelodi Sundowns have achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the only club in Africa that is ranking below 100 in the latest world football clubs ranking.
Sundowns Ranked 98th In The World
This is an impressive achievement for the club that has dominated the domestic league for the past decade, winning eight PSL titles.
Sundowns last won the CAF Champions League in 2016.
11 – According to the latest OPTA Power Rankings, 11 PSL teams are in the World's Top 1,000. Mamelodi Sundowns ranks 1st in Africa (98 worldwide) and are the only African side in the World Top 100. Rankings. #dstvprem #cafcl #cafcc #afl pic.twitter.com/5b6QuLWN2u
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Mamelodi Sundowns Overtake Al Ahly As The Highest Ranked African Club
The ranking also shows that Sundowns have overtaken Al Ahly, the Egyptian giants and the most successful club in Africa, as the highest ranked African club.
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Al Ahly, who have won a record nine CAF Champions League titles and six CAF Super Cups, are ranked 173rd in the world, 75 spots behind Sundowns.
Other South African Clubs Lag Behind Sundowns
The next best South African club is Orlando Pirates, who are ranked 478th in the world and second in South Africa.
The other South African clubs in the top 1000 are Supersport United (ranked 607th), Cape Town City (ranked 656th) and Golden Arrows (ranked 700th).
Mamelodi Sundowns are the only African team in the World Top 100, according to the latest OPTA Power Rankings.
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Kaizer Chiefs, the most popular club in South Africa and the arch-rivals of Sundowns, are ranked sixth in South Africa and 824th in the world.