750 games for Downs, Pirates.

December 7, 2020

750 – Orlando Pirates & Mamelodi Sundowns both played their 750th league game over the weekend, becoming the first sides to play 750 league games in the PSL era.

Sundowns missed out on their 390th win, after drawing 1-1 away to Maritzburg. Their overall record now reads: P750 W389 L162 D199 F1117 A633.

Downs also faced Maritzburg in their 500th game, back in April 2012, but lost that game 1-0.

Pirates 750th game ended in a draw, as the Buccaneers clash against Cape Town City ended 2-2. Their overall PSL record reads W347 D248 L155 F1034 A664.

248 – Pirates have now drawn more league games than any other side in the PSL era (248).

Swallows FC played their 6th game of the season over the weekend, meaning the club have now played 600 league games in the PSL era (594 as Moroka Swallows pre:2015)

7 – Only seven club sides have played 600 league games in the PSL era including Pirates, Sundowns (750), Supersport, Chiefs (749), Wits (714) and Bloemfontein Celtic (655).

Player Stat of the weekend:

Luvuyo Memela’s four goals from the opening six league games is the best return for an AmaZulu player at this stage of a PSL season since Simon Magagula in 1996/97 (also 4 from 6).