Benoni 1932 Benoni Callies Bethlehem 1977 Free State Stars FC [founded as Makwane Computer Stars] Bloemfontein 1898 Hamilton Crescents 1969 Bloemfontein Celtic Boksburg 1926 Boksburg FC Cape Town 5 Jun 1883 Wanderers [first club in Cape Town] 1884 AA Club 1884 Cape Town Press 1884 Thistles 1889 Pioneers 1898 Clyde Pinelands [founded as Clyde] 1902 De Beers AFC 1903 Green Point 1903 Liesbeek Park [founded as Railway] 1903 Spenston 1920 Sea Point Swifts 1923 Tramway 1927 Everton 1927 Garden Village 1929 Battswood 1929 Devonshire Rovers 1930 Fish Hoek 1958 Hellenic (Goodwood) 1969 Cape Town Spurs [merged 1999 with Seven Stars FC to Ajax FC] 1980 Vasco da Gama 1982 Santos FC 1995 Seven Stars FC [merged 1999 with Cape Town Spurs to Ajax FC] 1999 Ajax FC [merger of Seven Stars FC and Cape Town Spurs] 1999 Mother City FC 29 Jun 2016 Cape Town City FC Durban 1902 Durban Bush Bucks FC 1902 Stella 1906 African Wanderers FC 1928 Manning Rangers 1932 Amazulu 1952 Durban Ramblers 1959 Durban City 1959 Durban United FC [dissolved 1978] 1970 Durban Spurs FC 1982 Crytal Brains East London 1898 Caledonians FC Ga-Mphahlele 30 Dec 2007 Baroka FC Germiston 1906 Germiston Callies [amalgamated 1979 with Katlehong City] Johannesburg 1888 Alpha Club [dissolved 1889; members then formed Wanderers and Wasps] 1889 Rangers FC 1889 Wanderers 1889 Wasps 1899 Wynberg St Johns 1903 Arcadia Shepherds 1905 Marist Brothers 1922 Wits University FC (Witwatersrand) 1927 African Morning Stars FC (Sophiatown) 1932 Southern Suburbs 10 Oct 1947 Moroka Swallows FC 1950 Olympia (Bedfordview) 1953 Southern Park [temporary merger of Southern Suburbs and Regents Park] 1954 Dynamos (Ferreirastown) 1959 Johannesburg City [founded as Northern United] 1959 Leicester City [founded as Manchester United] (Noordgesig) 1966 Lusitano FC 1970 Sundowns 1970 Kaizer Chiefs 1979 Mamelodi United 1983 Jomo Cosmos [founded as Dion Cosmos following acquisition of Dion Highlands Park franchise] Kameelrivier 2015 TS Galaxy FC Kwa-Mhlanga 1937 Witbank Aces Kwa-Thema 1958 PUBS (Pilkington United Brothers) [founded as Hong Kong Stars] Lamontville 1943 Golden Arrows FC Marshalltown 1937 Orlando Pirates [founded as Orlando Boys FC] 1947 Moroka Swallows Nelspruit 1937 Dangerous Darkies Orkney 1973 Vaal Reef Stars Phokeng 1998 Platinum Stars FC [founded as Silver Stars FC] Phuthaditjhaba 1979 Free State Stars Pietermaritzburg 1879 Pietermaritzburg County [first ever civilian club in South Africa] 1882 Savages FC [founded as Savage; oldest surviving club in South Africa in 2002] 1959 Maritzburg Celtic 1981 Maritzburg United FC Polokwane 1989 Ria Stars [dissolved 2002] Port Elizabeth 2010 Chippa United FC Potgietersrus 1975 Real Rovers Pretoria 1903 Arcadia Shepherds [merged 1963 with ISCOR Pretoria to Arcadia United] 1918 Berea Park FC [founded as Pretoria South African Railway] 1963 Arcadia United FC [merger of Arcadia Shepherds and ISCOR Pretoria] 1930 Pretoria Callies FC [founded as Bantu Callies FC; dissolved 1986] 1970 Mamelodi Sundowns FC [founded as Pretoria Sundowns] 1985 Pretoria City Sharpeville 1933 Transvaal Jumpers FC Stanger 1990 Tongaat Crusaders United Stellenbosch 1905 Newtons 3 Aug 2016 Stellenbosch FC Tembisa 1994 Tembisa Classic [merger of Tembisa Santos and Mathole Pirates] Thohoyandou 1983 Black Leopards FC [founded as Sibasa Black Leopards FC] 1994 Rabali Blackpool FC [dissolved 1997] Umtata 1957 Umtata Bucks Vereeniging 1930 Vaal Professionals Verulam 1966 Verulam Suburbs FC [dissolved 1977] Welkom 1965 Welkom Real Hearts Witsieshoek 1979 Qwa Qwa Stars
Sources included: [Raa 02]
Thanks to Hans Schöggl for additions
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Author: Lars Kubusch
Last updated: 30 Mar 2021
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