Keagan Larenzo Dolly (born 22 January 1993) is a South African professional football player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League and the South Africa national team. He won the Premier Soccer League Young Player of the Season award for the 2013–14 season after showing great performances and becoming a key player for Mamelodi Sundowns.
His Club Career
Born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, Dolly started playing football at Westbury Arsenal, then later he moved to School of Excellence where he was spotted by Mamelodi Sundowns. After impressing at their youth structures he went on to sign with Ajax Cape Town
Ajax Cape Town
Dolly completed a move to Ajax Cape Town and this is perhaps where Dolly made a reputation for himself. During a spell at Ajax he won the Premier Soccer League Young Player award for the 2013–14 season. This triggered Sundowns to buy him back from Ajax Cape Town for their 2014–15 season, but because of many players occupying the same position as Keagan during that season, Sundowns opted to loan him back to Ajax for the player to get more playing time.
Return to Mamelodi Sundowns
Sundowns included Dolly to their squad for the 2015–16 campaign as they intended to bolster their team for the league and for the CAF champions league. Dolly with Sundows went on to win the league for the 2015–16 season, and they automatically qualified for the CAF champions league. Sundowns were eliminated by AS Vita Club in the third round of the Caf Champions league but with the turn of events AS Vita Club were eliminated in the competition due to the finding that they had used an ineligible player during the preliminary matches of the 2016 Orange CAF Champions League
Sundowns were reinstated to the competition and with the outstanding performances from Dolly and the whole team, Sundowns went on to win the competition.Dolly, Billiat and Onyango were nominated for best African Inter-Club Player of the Year (Based in Africa) of which was won by Keagan’s teammate Dennis Onyango. Dolly was included in the 2016 CAF Team of the year. With outstanding performances from Dolly it eventually attracted interests from various clubs in Europe. In September 2016 it was announced that Olympiacos F.C. were interested in signing Dolly.
Contract Dispute with Mamelodi Sundowns
In November 2016, it was reported that Sundowns had taken their star midfielder to the DRC to contest a buyout clause of around €750,000 that was written into his contract, that was signed 17 months prior which Sundowns stated it was too low. The argument was that a mistake was made by Sundowns, and that they wanted it to be rectified to an amount around £1.5 million. Sundowns eventually won the case and the buyout clause was updated to £1.5 million.
On 26 January 2017, it was announced that Dolly had signed with Montpellier HSC. He left the club in summer 2021.
Dolly returned to South Africa in July 2021, joining Kaizer Chiefs
Dolly’s Salary at Chiefs
The Chiefs are paying Dolly a hefty sum of money every month as compared to what the other clubs were playing him.
His salary at the Kaizer Chiefs is ZAR 1.5 million per month and ZAR 18 million per year. This makes around $79,145 his monthly income, and $949,740 his annual income.
Keagan Dolly is one of the highest-paid football players of all time in South Africa. The man is a legend on the field, which increases his value off the field as well. His exceptional performance has led to high salaries which means more net worth.
At the moment, Keagan Dolly’s net worth is around $5 million, or £3,938,869. If we convert this to South African currency, it gives us a staggering amount of ZAR 94,762,600.
Cars,personalLife and Lifestyle
He only has two cars, a BMW and a Ford Fiesta. The 30-year-old is currently dating his long-time girlfriend, Tara Graham.