South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns FC, 780, 49; 51. Italy, Atalanta BC, 766, 15; 52. Brazil Sao Paulo FC, 757, 25; FULL WORLD RANKING. The Mamelodi Sundowns are ranked by Opta as the 167th best team in world football at the moment. They are just above Dynamo Kiev from Ukraine and just below Monza from Serie A. The Orlando Pirates, number 515, are close to the Italian team Parma.
The Kaizer Chiefs, ranked 781, are just below Brazil's Guaraní and England's Bolton Wanderers. The club ranking includes 500 clubs from around the world and only two South African clubs are on the list. They are Mamelodi Sundowns (10) and Orlando Pirates (220). The once powerful Kaizer Chiefs have not made it to the standings.
Detailed page of Mamelodi Sundowns FC, where you can find the overall standings, the results of the matches (total of matches, wins, draws, losses and goal difference), the trophies and performances achieved in the last 5 years, the 3 subcategorized rankings (world, continental and national), as well as the points accumulated in each competition in the last period. Opta, the soccer giants with data, ranks soccer clubs from around the world and we have updates on the Mamelodi Sundowns, the Kaizer Chiefs and the Orlando Pirates. For the first time in months, and largely due to the midseason break in the national league, the Sundowns have been left out of the 100 best clubs in the world and are now ranked 105, losing seven places compared to their ranking in October, and have also fallen one place to seventh place on the African continent. The current DStv Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have been left out of the top 100 in the last world club rankings, while their South African compatriot Orlando Pirates also suffered a significant blow.
The Orlando Pirates, giants from Soweto, are still the only other club in the country among the top 200, but they hold on to that place by the skin of their teeth after moving from 173rd to 200th place in the last ranking, while they rank 17th among the clubs of the CAF Confederation.