Orlando Pirates is one of South Africa’s oldest football clubs being formed in 1937 in Orlando East, Soweto and are so named after the Pirate inspired films of that era.
The Pirates remain the only southern hemisphere club to have won the African Champions League, in 1995.

The Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates is one of the most fiercely contested derbies in world soccer. And in contrast to most of the other games played in the Premier Soccer League in SA, matches between the two arch rivals attract a full house almost without fail.