Soweto derby

The Soweto Derby is a football rivalry between Premier Soccer League's Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in South Africa. It was first contested on 24 January 1970.[1] Matches between the two rivals attract a large fanbase.

Soweto Derby
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An Orlando Pirates fan and a Kaizer Chiefs fan before the Soweto derby.
Other names"El Kasico"
LocationSoweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Teams
First meeting24 January 1970
Latest meeting05 March 2022

Chiefs 2-1 Pirates

DStv Premiership
Next meeting29 October 2022
StadiumsFNB Stadium (Chiefs)
Orlando Stadium (Pirates)
Statistics
Most winsKazier Chiefs (19)
Most player appearancesHappy Jele (236) (Orlando Pirates F.C.)
Top scorerPatrick Ntsoelengoe (19) (Kaizer Chiefs F.C.)
All-time seriesChiefs: 19
Draw: 19
Pirates: 20
Largest victoryPirates 5–1 Chiefs (1996)

Based in Soweto, Johannesburg, the rivalry stems from the fact that Kaizer Chiefs was formed by a former Orlando Pirates star Kaizer Motaung. Motaung had left Orlando Pirates to go play professional soccer in the now defunct North American Soccer League for a team called the Atlanta Chiefs. Upon returning home, he found a lot of infighting among the hierarchy at Pirates. He decided to form a Kaizer XI, which initially played friendly matches with various clubs in South Africa and then this entity evolved to the Kaizer Chiefs.[2]

Overall recordEdit

Team League Nedbank Cup Telkom bvbCup MTN 8 Total
Fixtures 52 17 5 10 82
Kaizer Chiefs 16 8 1 2 27
Orlando Pirates 12 6 1 6 25
Draw 24 3 3 2 32

Win percentage(%)Edit

Teams League Cup Total percentage(%)
Kaizer Chiefs 30.77% 34.34% 32.93%
Orlando Pirates 24% 40.62% 30.49%

All-time resultsEdit

LeagueEdit

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs
Season Division Date Venue Score Attendance Date Venue Score Attendance
1996–97 Premier Soccer League 18 January 1997 FNB Stadium 0–1 10 May 1997 Orlando Stadium 1–1
1997–98 Premier Soccer League 22 November 1997 FNB Stadium 1–1 7 March 1998 Orlando Stadium 1–1
1998–99 Premier Soccer League 9 October 1998 FNB Stadium 2–2 13 February 1999 Orlando Stadium 1–2
1999–2000 Premier Soccer League 20 November 1999 Orlando Stadium 1-0 13 June 2000 FNB Stadium 2–2
2000–01 Premier Soccer League 29 November 2000 Orlando Stadium 1–1 9 June 2001 FNB Stadium 1–0
2001–02 Premier Soccer League 15 December 2001 FNB Stadium 0–3 4 May 2002 Orlando Stadium 1–1
2002–03 Premier Soccer League 7 December 2002 Orlando Stadium 1–1 14 March 2003 FNB Stadium 2–0
2003–04 Premier Soccer League 13 December 2003 FNB Stadium 1–0 1 May 2004 Orlando Stadium 1–0
2004–05 Premier Soccer League 29 October 2004 Orlando Stadium 2–1 29 April 2005 FNB Stadium 1–1
2005–06 Premier Soccer League 28 October 2005 FNB Stadium 2–0 9 May 2006 Orlando Stadium 0–1
2006–07 Premier Soccer League 9 December 2006 FNB Stadium 1–1 80,000 28 April 2007 Orlando Stadium 1–1 6,000
2007–08 Premier Soccer League 24 November 2007 Kings Park Stadium 2–2 50,000 10 May 2008 FNB Stadium 1–0 50,000
2008–09 Premier Soccer League 15 November 2008 0–2 60,000 2 May 2009 Orlando Stadium 2–1 62,000
2009–10 Premier Soccer League 31 October 2009 Loftus Versfeld Stadium 0–0 40,000 20 February 2010 Orlando Stadium 0–0 14,000
2010–11 Premier Soccer League 13 November 2010 FNB Stadium 1–3 74,875 26 February 2011 FNB Stadium 1–1 92,515
2011–12 Premier Soccer League 17 September 2011 FNB Stadium 2–0 25,000 17 March 2012 FNB Stadium 3–2 87,171
2012–13 Premier Soccer League 8 December 2012 FNB Stadium 0–0 84,000 9 March 2013 FNB Stadium 0–0 80,000
2013–14 Premier Soccer League 26 October 2013 FNB Stadium 1–1 80,000 15 March 2014 FNB Stadium 0–1 90,000
2014–15 Premier Soccer League 6 December 2014 FNB Stadium 0–2 71,282 7 March 2015 FNB Stadium 0–0 88,000
2015–16 Premier Soccer League 31 October 2015 FNB Stadium 1–3 90,000 30 January 2016 FNB Stadium 1–1 60,000
2016–17 Premier Soccer League 29 October 2016 FNB Stadium 0–0 60,000 4 March 2017 FNB Stadium 1–1 55,000
2017–18 Premier Soccer League 21 October 2017 FNB Stadium 0–0 75,000 3 March 2018 FNB Stadium 3–1 86,314
2018–19 Premier Soccer League 27 October 2018 FNB Stadium 2–1 82,000 9 February 2019 FNB Stadium 1–1 86,000
2019–20 Premier Soccer League 09 November 2019 FNB Stadium 3–2 88,000 29 February 2020 FNB Stadium 0–1 80,808
2020–21 Premier Soccer League 21 March 2021 FNB Stadium 1–0 0 30 January 2021 Orlando Stadium 2–1 0
2021-22 Premier Soccer League 06 November 2022 FNB Stadium 2-1 0 05 March 2022 Orlando Stadium 1-2 0

Cup resultsEdit

Season Competition Round Date Stadium Home team Result Away team Attendance Notes
1970–71 Life Challenge Cup Final ? FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates 2 – 2 (aet) Kaizer Chiefs Kaizer Chiefs won 2 – 1 after replay
Final replay ? FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 2–1 Orlando Pirates
1971–72 MTN 8 Final ? FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates 2–1 (aet) Kaizer Chiefs
1974–75 Life Challenge Cup Final ? FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates 3–2 Kaizer Chiefs
Life Challenge Cup Final 1st leg ? FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 4–1 Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs won 6–2 on aggregate
Final 2 ng leg ? FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates 1–2 Kaizer Chiefs
1975–76 Benson & Hedges Cup Final ? FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 Orlando Pirates
1976–77 Benson & Hedges Cup Final ? FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 Orlando Pirates
1980–81 Nedbank Cup Final ? FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates 1 – 1 (aet) Kaizer Chiefs Kaizer Chiefs won 3 – 1 after replay
Final replay ? FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 3 – 1 Orlando Pirates
1983–84 Nedbank Cup Final ? FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 1 – 0 Orlando Pirates
1987–88 Bob Save Super Bowl Final ? FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates 1 – 0 Kaizer Chiefs
1996 Bob Save Super Bowl Semi-final ? ? Orlando Pirates 5 – 1 Kaizer Chiefs
1997–98 Bob Save Super Bowl 2nd round 27 March 1998 ? Kaizer Chiefs 0 – 1 Orlando Pirates
1998–99 Bob Save Super Bowl Semi-final 1st leg 31 October 1998 ? Kaizer Chiefs 3 – 1 Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs won 3 – 2 on aggregate
Semi-final 2nd leg 14 November 1998 ? Orlando Pirates 1 – 0 Kaizer Chiefs
2001–02 MTN 8 Semi-final 25 August 2001 FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 1 – 0 Orlando Pirates
2005–06 ABSA Cup Final 19 May 2006 FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs * 0 – 0 Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs won 5-3 on penalties
2009–10 Telkom Knockout Semi-final 5 April 2010 FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates * 0 – 0 Kaizer Chiefs Kaizer Chiefs won 3-0 on penalties
2010–11 MTN 8 Semi-final 1st leg 11 September 2010 FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates 1 – 1 Kaizer Chiefs 75,000 Orlando Pirates won 2 – 1 on aggregate
Semi-final 2nd leg 26 September 2010 FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 0 – 1 Orlando Pirates 69,760
Telkom Knockout Final 4 December 2010 FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates * 0 – 3 Kaizer Chiefs 90,000
2012-12 MTN 8 Final 10 September 2011 FNB Stadium Orlando Pirates * 1 – 0 (aet) Kaizer Chiefs 84,000
2012–13 MTN 8 Semi-final 1st leg 24 August 2013 FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 0 – 1 Orlando Pirates 83,000 Orlando Pirates won 2 – 1 on aggregate
Semi-final 2nd leg 24 September 2013 Orlando Stadium Orlando Pirates 1 – 1 Kaizer Chiefs 40,000
2014–15 MTN 8 Final 20 September 2014 Moses Mabhida Stadium Orlando Pirates * 0 – 1 Kaizer Chiefs 50,000
2015–16 Telkom Knockout Semi-final 7 November 2015 FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 0 – 0 Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs won 6 – 5 on penalties
2015–16 Nedbank Cup Round 32 5 March 2016 FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 0 – 2 Orlando Pirates
2018–19 Telkom Knockout Semi-final 24 November 2018 Moses Mabhida Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 1 – 2 Orlando Pirates
2019–20 Telkom Knockout Semi-final 24 November 2018 Moses Mabhida Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 2 – 2 Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs won 4 – 2 on penalties
2020-21 2020 MTN 8 Semi-final 1st leg 31 October 2020 Orlando Stadium Orlando Pirates 3–0 Kaizer Chiefs 0 Orlando Pirates won 5-0 on aggregate
Semi-final 2nd leg 08 November 2020 FNB Stadium Kaizer Chiefs 0–2 Orlando Pirates 0

* Played as a neutral game with one side designated as the 'home team'.

HonoursEdit

Orlando Pirates Competition Kaizer Chiefs
Domestic
4 South African Premier Division (1996 - present) 4
8 Nedbank Cup 13
10 MTN 8 15
1 Telkom Knockout 13
1 National Soccer League (South Africa) (1985 to 1996) 3
4 National Professional Soccer League (South Africa) (1971 to 1984) 5
28 Aggregate 53
Continental
1 CAF Champions League 0
0 African Cup Winners' Cup (defunct) 1
1 CAF Super Cup 0
2 Aggregate 1
30 Total aggregate 54


Head-to-head ranking in the South African Premier Division (1996–2021)Edit

P. 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6
7 7
8 8 9
9 9 9 9
10
11 11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
  • Total: Kaizer Chiefs with 13 higher finishes, Orlando Pirates with 12 higher finishes (as of the end of the 2020–21 season).
  • The biggest difference in positions for Kaizer Chiefs from Orlando Pirates is 7 places (2016–17season), The biggest difference in positions for Orlando Pirates from Kaizer Chiefs is 7 places (2018–19 season).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Africa's derby goes global". FIFA. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. ^ "From Violence to Vuvuzelas: How The Soweto Derby Unified Fans". Goal.com. Goal.com. Retrieved 27 February 2021.