How Mamelodi Sundowns compare to world's best after record fifth consecutive DStv Premiership crown

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Premier League (England) – Manchester United (3 in
Premier League (England) – Manchester United (3 in a row) – 1998/99; 1999/00; 2000/01 & 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09 (Premier League era only)
LaLiga (Spain) – Real Madrid (5 in a row) – 1961/6
LaLiga (Spain) – Real Madrid (5 in a row) – 1961/62; 1962/63; 1963/64; 1964/65; 1965/66 & 1985/86; 1986/87; 1987/88; 1988/89; 1989/90
Bundesliga (Germany) – Bayern Munich (10 in a row)
Bundesliga (Germany) – Bayern Munich (10 in a row) – 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18; 2018/19; 2019/20; 2020/21; 2021/22
Serie A (Italy) – Juventus (9 in a row) – 2010/11;
Serie A (Italy) – Juventus (9 in a row) – 2010/11; 2011/12; 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18; 2018/19
Ligue 1 (France) – Olympique Lyonnais (7 in a row)
Ligue 1 (France) – Olympique Lyonnais (7 in a row) – 2001/02; 2002/03; 2003/04; 2004/05; 2005/06; 2006/07; 2007/08
Primeira Liga (Portugal) – FC Porto (5 in a row) –
Primeira Liga (Portugal) – FC Porto (5 in a row) – 1994/95; 1995/96; 1996/97; 1997/98; 1998/99
Eredivisie (Netherlands) – PSV Eindhoven (4 in a r
Eredivisie (Netherlands) – PSV Eindhoven (4 in a row) – 1985/86; 1986/87; 1987/88; 1988/89 & 2004/05; 2005/06; 2006/07; 2007/08 – shared with Ajax Amsterdam (also 4 in a row)
Brasileirão (Brazil) – Santos (5 in a row) – 1961;
Brasileirão (Brazil) – Santos (5 in a row) – 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965
Primera División (Mexico) – Guadalajara (4 in a ro
Primera División (Mexico) – Guadalajara (4 in a row) – 1958/59; 1959/60; 1960;61; 1961/62
Premier Liga (Russia) – Spartak Moscow (6 in a row
Premier Liga (Russia) – Spartak Moscow (6 in a row) – 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001
Scroll through the gallery to see how Mamelodi Sun
Scroll through the gallery to see how Mamelodi Sundowns' five-season DStv Premiership streak compares with the best in the world

After Mamelodi Sundowns secured a record-extending fifth consecutive DStv Premiership triumph, here is a look at how the club's streak compares to streaks from the world's 10 best leagues.

Mamelodi Sundowns' dominance in South Africa's DStv Premiership was confirmed on Monday after the club was officially handed the domestic league trophy for a record 13th time and a record-extending fifth occasion in a row.

Scroll through the gallery to see how Sundowns' reign compares to the records from the world's 10 best leagues, as ranked by Global Football Rankings

Masandawana have now claimed uninterrupted ownership of the title since the end of the 2017/18 season and hold the honour of being the longest-serving champions in the top-flight's history.

In fact, only four clubs from the world's ten highest-ranked leagues – namely the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Primeira Liga, Eredivisie, Brasileirão, Primera División and Premier Liga –  have enjoyed longer streaks as champions.

Among these, Bayern Munich's current 10-season stranglehold of the German Bundesliga is the longest (albeit not the world record) while Juventus previously won nine consecutive Serie A titles in Italy.

Olympique Lyonnais won seven in a row in the French Ligue 1 during the early-to-mid-2000s while Spartak Moscow were Russia's best for six seasons on either side of the turn of the century.