What are the Orlando Pirates?


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The Orlando Pirates are a South African soccer club based in Johannesburg. The team plays in the Premier Soccer League, the top level soccer league in the country.

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What are the Orlando Pirates?
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Established in 1937, the Orlando Pirates are one of South Africa's oldest soccer clubs. The team is also one of the most decorated in South African soccer, having won the Premier Soccer League title four times. In 1995, the Pirates became the first South African side to win the CAF Champions League, a competition that pits the top teams from across Africa against each other. As of 2014, the team has also won eight Nedbank Cups and nine MTN 8 titles. Famous Pirates players include William Okpara and Benedict Vilakazi.

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