Mamelodi Sundowns are a South African team that were founded in 1970. The club were affiliated to the Federation Professional Soccer League in 1973. In the same year, they reached the final of the Coca Cola Cup where they lost 5-3 to Berea United. However, they underwent problems in 1978 as the Federation Professional Soccer League disbanded meaning that Sundowns dropped into the second division of the National Professional Soccer League.Several years of financial troubles occurred before the team earned promotion to the top division of the National Soccer League in 1985.
Mamelodi Sundowns then underwent a period of success gaining their first NSL title in 1988 before further successes in 1990 and 1993. In 1996, the Premier Soccer League was formed and replaced the NSL. Sundowns dominated the new division in the early years with three consecutive titles between 1997 and 2000 along with success in the 1998 BobSave Super Bowl and the 1999 Rothmans Cup.
Seven time winners of the South African Premier Soccer League, Mamelodi Sundowns, unveil their all-new home and away shirts for 2016/17. Current league champions after a dominant 2015/16 campaign, Mamelodi Sundowns now look towards retaining their crown next term with the club being handed bold h [...]
South African side Mamelodi Sundowns have officially launched their new home kit for the 2015-16 season. Nicknamed "The Brazilians", Mamelodi Sundowns have revealed their new home kit inspired by the Brazilian national football team [...]
South African side Mamelodi Sundowns have officially launched their new away kit made by Nike for the 2014-15 season. The new away shirt boasts several tones of royal blue in a unique chevron design also seen on the new Atletico Madrid away kit [...]
Mamelodi Sundowns, a South African football club, have unveiled their new Nike home shirt for the 2013/14 season [...]
In 2001, the club had some continental success as they reached the final of CAF Champions League where they were defeated 4-1 by Al-Ahly. The team went several years in the early noughties without making an impression in the league but they managed to win their first league title for six years in 05/06.
The club then backed that up with a second successive title in 06/07. However, that was their last league success to date. A late run in the 09/10 campaign saw them finish second only one point behind first place. They will hope to notch their 6th Premier Soccer League title in 2010/11.