Mamelodi Sundowns is a South African football club based in Atteridgeville. They currently feature in the Premier Soccer League.
Mamelodi Sundowns were established in the early 1960s by a group of youngsters and became an official club in 1970. In 1973 they became affiliated to the Federation Professional Soccer league and reached the final of the Coca Cola Cup.
Mamelodi had to play in the country’s second division for five seasons between 1973 and 1978. In the early 1980s they were relocated to Mamelodi. In 1985 they gained promotion to the National Soccer League and three years later Standard Bank tookover the club. The Twin Pharmaceutical Group then took control of the club.
Mamelodi won the league championships from 1998 to 2000 and also won the Bob Save Super Bowl in 1998 and the Rothmans Cup in 1999. In 2001 Mamelodi reached the final of the CAF Champions League.
In 2003 mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe bought 51% of the shares in the club and in 2003 he bought the remainder of the shares. In May 2006 Mamelodi won the Premier Soccer League for the seventh time in their history. They successfully defender their title in 2006-2007.
Mamelodi Sundowns play their home matches at the Super Stadium that can accommodate 28,900 spectators. They bear the nicknames “The Brazilians”, “Bafana Bastyle” and “Downs”.