South Africa - Foundation Dates of Clubs

Benoni                  1932    Benoni Callies

Bloemfontein            1898    Hamilton Crescents
                        1969	Bloemfontein Celtic

Boksburg                1926    Boksburg FC

Cape Town         5 Jun 1883    Wanderers [first club in Cape Town]
                        1884    AA Club
                        1884    Cape Town Press
                        1884    Thistles
                        1889    Pioneers
                        1898    Clyde Pinelands [founded as Clyde]
                        1902    De Beers AFC
                        1903    Green Point
                        1903    Liesbeek Park [founded as Railway]
                        1903    Spenston
                        1920    Sea Point Swifts
                        1923    Tramway
                        1927    Everton
                        1927    Garden Village
                        1929    Battswood
                        1929    Devonshire Rovers
                        1930    Fish Hoek
                        1958	Hellenic (Goodwood)
                        1969	Cape Town Spurs

Durban                  1902    Stella	
  			1928	Manning Rangers 
			1932	Amazulu 
                        1952    Durban Ramblers
                        1959    Durban City
			1982	Crytal Brains 
	
East London             1898    Caledonians FC

Germiston               1906    Germiston Callies [amalgamated 1979 with Katlehong City]

Johannesburg            1888    Alpha Club [dissolved 1889; members then formed Wanderers and Wasps]
                        1889    Rangers FC
                        1889    Wanderers
                        1889    Wasps
                        1899    Wynberg St Johns
                        1903    Arcadia Shepherds
                        1905    Marist Brothers
                        1922    Wits University FC (Witwatersrand)
                        1932    Southern Suburbs 
                        1950    Olympia (Bedfordview)
                        1953    Southern Park [temporary merger of Southern Suburbs and Regents Park]
                        1954    Dynamos (Ferreirastown)
                        1959    Johannesburg City [founded as Northern United]
                        1959    Leicester City [founded as Manchester United] (Noordgesig)
                        1970	Sundowns 
                        1970	Kaizer Chiefs
                        1979    Mamelodi United
                        1983	Jomo Cosmos [founded as Dion Cosmos following acquisition of
                                             Dion Highlands Park franchise]

Kwa-Mhlanga		1937	Witbank Aces 

Kwa-Thema               1958    PUBS (Pilkington United Brothers) [founded as Hong Kong Stars]

Lamontville             1943    Golden Arrows FC

Marshalltown		1937	Orlando Pirates [founded as Orlando Boys FC]
                        1947	Moroka Swallows 

Nelspruit               1937    Dangerous Darkies

Orkney                  1973    Vaal Reef Stars

Phuthaditjhaba          1979    Free State Stars

Pietermaritzburg        1879    Pietermaritzburg County [first ever civilian club in South Africa]
                        1882    Savages FC [founded as Savage; oldest surviving club in South Africa in 2002]
                        1959    Maritzburg Celtic

Polokwane               1989    Ria Stars [dissolved 2002]

Potgietersrus		1975	Real Rovers

Pretoria                1903    Arcadia Shepherds
                        1985	Pretoria City
                      
Sharpeville             1933    Transvaal Jumpers FC
 
Stellenbosch            1905    Newtons
 
Tembisa                 1994    Tembisa Classic [merger of Tembisa Santos and Mathole Pirates]

Umtata			1957	Umtata Bucks

Vereeniging		1930	Vaal Professionals 

Welkom                  1965    Welkom Real Hearts

Witsieshoek		1979	Qwa Qwa Stars

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Sources included: [Raa 02]

Thanks to Hans Schöggl for additions

Prepared and maintained by Lars Kubusch for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Lars Kubusch
Last updated: 31 Aug 2012

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