PSL top scorers: Ranking Shalulile, Billiat, Mbesuma

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PSL top scorers: After scoring twice against Royal AM in midweek, where does Peter Shalulile rank among the PSL’s all-time top goal-getters?

During the PSL era—since 1996—South African football fans have been able to enjoy some of the finest goalscorers in the continental game.

There have been net-tremblers, defence-terrors and relentless goal-getters of all shapes and sizes, but who are the all-time PSL top scorers?

Following Peter Shalulile’s double for Mamelodi Sundowns against Royal AM in midweek, he climbs up the rankings, but where does he rank in the all-time top ten goalscorers in all club competitions during the PSL era?

  1. =9. Wilfred Mugeyi

    =9. Wilfred Mugeyi

    The Silver Fox was an absolute nightmare for defenders, having mastered the ability of getting in behind an opposition backline to great effect.

    He was beloved by Bush Bucks supporters, but also scored some of his 19 goals during the PSL era for Ajax Cape Town and Free State Stars.

  2. =9. Lehlohonolo Majoro

    =9. Lehlohonolo Majoro

    Still going strong at AmaZulu, Majoro has spent the entirety of his career in South Africa, playing for both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates among others.

    To date, he has 91 goals, and was part of the Bafana Bafana squad at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

  3. 8. Khama Billiat

    8. Khama Billiat

    He may not have been a traditional centre-forward in the conventional sense, but Billiat has nonetheless rattled in the goals.

    He has 97, mostly during his glorious spell at Mamelodi Sundowns, although it remains to be seen what the future holds as his contract at Kaizer Chiefs comes to an end.

  4. 7. Peter Shalulile

    7. Peter Shalulile

    The Namibia forward remains firmly on course for the Golden Boot this season, and at the rate he’s scoring in South Africa, could soon be at the top of this list.

    His double against Royal AM took him up to 98 goals…expect him to complete his century any time.

  5. 6. Bradley Grobler

    6. Bradley Grobler

    Recently hitting the 100-goal landmark, Grobler surely stands as one of—if not the—most underrated striker on this list.

    He’s been with SuperSport United for a decade, and surely ought to have been considered by Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs in recent years.

  6. 5. Collins Mbesuma

    5. Collins Mbesuma

    He struggled to make his mark in European football—failing to net in four Premier League games with Portsmouth—but Mbesuma was a true dangerman in South Africa.

    His 103 goals came for Pirates, Sundowns, Swallows, Golden Arrows, Black Aces, Highlands Park and others!

  7. 4. Tico-Tico Bucuane

    4. Tico-Tico Bucuane

    It’s easy to forget how lethal Tico-Tico was during his prime years, particularly in the late 90s and early 200s across his first two spells with Jomo Cosmos.

    The Mozambique great also netted some of his 104 goals with SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates.

  8. 3. Mabhuti Khenyeza

    3. Mabhuti Khenyeza

    It may surprise some that Khenyeza, who never managed to impress for Bafana Bafana, features so high on this list.

    However, he was a consistent presence in the goal charts for 18 years at the beginning of the century, ending his time in the league with 110 goals.

    The majority were scored for Golden Arrows.

  9. 2. Daniel Mudau
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    2. Daniel Mudau

    A long-term servant for Sundowns, and one of Shalulile’s predecessors, Mudau represented the Brazilians for over a decade.

    The Africa Cup of Nations winner’s 110-goal haul puts him in second place in this list.

  10. 1. Siyabonga Nomvethe

    1. Siyabonga Nomvethe

    Despite spending the majority of his career abroad, Nomvethe nonetheless still leads this ranking with 123 goals.

    It’s a remarkable achievement for a player who was only in South Africa during the early years and the tail end of his career, although the likes of Kaizer Chiefs, Moroka Swallows and AmaZulu still benefited from his quality in front of goal.