Mamelodi Sundowns break 17-year PSL goalscoring record held by Kaizer Chiefs

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Sundowns brought their 2021/22 DStv Premiership campaign to a close on Monday when they recorded an impressive 3-2 victory over high-flying Royal AM at the Chatsworth Stadium.

Masandawana's goals on the day came courtesy of efforts from Gaston Sirino, Thabiso Khutumela and the division's leading goalscorer, Peter Shalulile, who ended the campaign with 23 goals to his name.

Shalulile's strike also took Sundowns' overall goalscoring tally for the season to 56 goals which saw the club break a 17-year-old record for the most goals by a single team in the 30-game era.

That record was set by Kaizer Chiefs back in 2004/05 when the Amakhosi scored 55 times, although Sundowns did match that figure during their title-winning 2015/16 campaign.

The record 13-time champions now hold the record outright while they are also the team who have surpassed the 50-goal mark on more occasions than any other side. 

Since the 2002/03 season, Sundowns have brought up a half-century of goals in six separate campaigns, at least three times as many as any other team in the competition

No. of goalsTeamSeasonFinal league position
56Mamelodi Sundowns2021/22Champions
55Kaizer Chiefs2004/05Champions
55Mamelodi Sundowns2015/16Champions
54SuperSport United2002/03Champions
54Mamelodi Sundowns2004/053
52Moroka Swallows2002/034
52Orlando Pirates2004/05Runners-up
52Mamelodi Sundowns2010/114
51SuperSport United2009/10Champions
51Mamelodi Sundowns2013/14Champions
50Ajax Cape Town2010/11Runners-up

Kaizer Chiefs do, however, still hold the PSL record (including the 34-game era) after the club scored a remarkable 73 times during the 1998/99 season but lost out to Sundowns, who scored 70 times, for the league title that year.

2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 go
2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 goals) – still at SuperSport United
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadi
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadinho Mhango (Orlando Pirates, 16 goals each) – Shaulile is now at Mamelodi Sundowns while Mhango is still with Pirates
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals)
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals) – now at Swallows FC
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ra
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ramagalela (Polokwane City, 11 goals each) – Tau is now at Al Ahly while Ramagalela is at Chippa United
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goal
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goals) – now at Kaizer Chiefs
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 1
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 14 goals) – now at Pretoria Callies
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goa
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goals) – back at Free State Stars
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals)
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals) – still at Kaizer Chiefs
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goal
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goals) – retired, most recently "assisting" at Tshwane South College
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 g
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 goals) – retired, assistant coach at AmaZulu
Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 1
Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 10 winners of the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award are now