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So much quality, but which is the best Sundowns squad of all?

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There are exactly two decades between the first time Mamelodi Sundowns won the league title three times on the spin – between 1997 and 2000 – and now, their latest triumph coming last weekend; another season with three trophies in the bag


15 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
So much quality, but which is the best Sundowns squad of all?

Mamelodi Sundowns winners of the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Black Leopards at Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg, on 05 September 2020 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The late Ted Dumitru won the league title in 1998 and 1999, before Paul Dolezar completed the last piece of the treble puzzle in 2000. What followed were successful seasons of winning the league here and there, but not until now was there a winning bonanza, with Pitso Mosimane bagging back-to-back-to-back league crowns as the cherry on top, to give Downs the bragging rights as the side with the most league championships in the Premier Soccer League era – edging out close rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, who have four titles each. The Sundowns squad of the late 90s...

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