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How did Orlando Pirates get their name? - Goalpedia

 Every football club's name has a story and the Buccaneers are no exception with the team having existed since the 1930s

Known as one of the oldest football clubs in South Africa, Orlando Pirates were officially established in 1937.

It is often forgotten that Pirates were initially known as the Orlando Boys Club having been originally formed in 1934 by a small band of teenagers based in an urban area of Soweto, Orlando.

Orlando was named after England-born politician Edwin Orlando Leake, who served as the Mayor of the biggest city in South Africa, Johannesburg from 1925 to 1926.



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