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Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Founded 1957
Region Africa (CAF)
Tournament information
Current champions Ivory Coast (2nd title)
Number of teams 16
Most successful club Egypt (7 titles)

The Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN, also referred to as African Cup of Nations, or AFCON, is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualify for that competition.

In 1957 there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. South Africa was originally scheduled to compete, but were disqualified due to the apartheid policies of the government then in power. Since then, the tournament has grown greatly, making it necessary to hold a qualifying tournament. The number of participants in the final tournament reached 16 in 1998 (16 teams were to compete in 1996 but Nigeria withdrew, reducing the field to 15), and since then, the format has been unchanged, with the sixteen teams being drawn into four groups of four teams each, with the top two teams of each group advancing to a "knock-out" stage.

Egypt is the most successful nation in the cup's history, winning the tournament a record of seven times (including when Egypt was known as the United Arab Republic between 1958 and 1971). Ghana and Cameroon have won four titles each. Three different trophies have been awarded during the tournament's history, with Ghana and Cameroon winning the first two versions to keep after each of them won a tournament three times. The current trophy was first awarded in 2002 and with Egypt winning it indefinitely after winning their unprecedented third consecutive title in 2010.

As of 2013, the tournament was switched to being held in odd-numbered years so as not to clash with the FIFA World Cup.

Results

Year Host nation Final Third Place
Champion Score Second Place
1957 Flag of Sudan.png Sudan Flag of Egypt Egypt 4 – 0 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia Flag of Sudan.png
Sudan
1959
Details
Flag of Egypt Egypt Flag of Egypt Egypt 2 – 1 Flag of Sudan.png
Sudan
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
Year Host nation Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1962
Details
Flag of Ethiopia Ethopia Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 4 – 2
aet
Flag of Egypt Egypt Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 3 – 0 Flag of Uganda.png
Uganda
1963
Details
Flag of Ghana Ghana Flag of Ghana Ghana 3 – 0 Flag of Sudan.png
Sudan
Flag of Egypt Egypt 3 – 0 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
1965
Details
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Flag of Ghana Ghana 3 – 2
aet
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 1 – 0 Flag of Senegal.svg.png
Senegal
1968 Flag of Ethiopia.png Ethiopia Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR 1 – 0 Flag of Ghana Ghana Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 1 – 0 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
1970
Details
Flag of Sudan.png Sudan Flag of Sudan.png
Sudan
3 – 2 Flag of Ghana Ghana Flag of Egypt Egypt 3 – 1 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast
1972
Details
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Flag of the Republic of the Congo.png
Congo
3 – 2 Flag of Mali Mali Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 5 – 2 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
1974
Details
Flag of Egypt Egypt Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Zaire 2 – 2
aet
2 – 0
replay
Flag of Zambia Zambia Flag of Egypt Egypt 4 – 0 Flag of the Republic of the Congo.png
Congo
1976
Details
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia Morocco Morocco n/a

4

Flag of Guinea.png
Guinea
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria n/a

4

Flag of Egypt Egypt
1978
Details
Flag of Ghana Ghana Flag of Ghana Ghana 2 – 0 Flag of Uganda.png
Uganda
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 2 – 0

5

Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
1980 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 3 – 0 Flag of Algeria Algeria Morocco Morocco 2 – 0 Flag of Egypt Egypt
1982
Details
Flag of Libya.png Libya Flag of Ghana Ghana 1 – 1
(7 – 6)
penalties
Flag of Libya.png
Libya
Flag of Zambia Zambia 2 – 0 Flag of Algeria Algeria
1984 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 3 – 1 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Flag of Algeria Algeria 3 – 1 Flag of Egypt Egypt
1986 Flag of Egypt Egypt Flag of Egypt Egypt 0 – 0
(5 – 4)
penalties
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 3 – 2 Morocco Morocco
1988 Morocco Morocco Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 1 – 0 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Flag of Algeria Algeria 1 – 1
(4 – 3)
penalties
Morocco Morocco
1990
Details
Flag of Algeria Algeria Flag of Algeria Algeria 1 – 0 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Flag of Zambia Zambia 1 – 0 Flag of Senegal.svg.png
Senegal
1992
Details
Flag of Senegal.svg.png Senegal Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png
Ivory Coast
0 – 0
(11 – 10)
penalties
Flag of Ghana Ghana Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 2 – 1 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon
1994 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 2 – 1 Flag of Zambia Zambia Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 3 – 1 Flag of Mali Mali
1996 Flag of South Africa South Africa Flag of South Africa South Africa 2 – 0 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Flag of Zambia Zambia 1 – 0 Flag of Ghana Ghana
1998
Details
Flag of Burkina Faso.png Burkina Faso Flag of Egypt Egypt 2 – 0 Flag of South Africa South Africa Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR 4 – 4

6
(4 – 1)
penalties

Flag of Burkina Faso.png
Burkina Faso
2000 Flag of Ghana Ghana
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 2 – 2
(4 – 3)
penalties
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Flag of South Africa South Africa 2 – 2
(4 – 3)
penalties
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
2002
Details
Flag of Mali Mali Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 0 – 0
(3 – 2)
penalties
Flag of Senegal.svg.png
Senegal
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 1 – 0 Flag of Mali Mali
2004 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 2 – 1 Morocco Morocco Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 2 – 1 Flag of Mali Mali
2006
Details
Flag of Egypt Egypt Flag of Egypt Egypt 0 – 0
(4 – 2)
penalties
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 1 – 0 Flag of Senegal.svg.png
Senegal
2008 Flag of Ghana Ghana Flag of Egypt Egypt 1 – 0 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Flag of Ghana Ghana 4 – 2 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast
2010 Flag of Angola.png Angola Flag of Egypt Egypt 1 – 0 Flag of Ghana Ghana Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 1 – 0 Flag of Algeria Algeria
2012 Flag of Gabon.png Gabon
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.png Equatorial Guinea
Flag of Zambia Zambia 0 – 0
(8 – 7)
penalties
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast Flag of Mali Mali 2 – 0 Flag of Ghana Ghana
2013
Details
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Flag of Nigeria.png
Nigeria
1–0 Flag of Burkina Faso.png
Burkina Faso
Flag of Mali.png
Mali
3–1 Flag of Ghana.png
Ghana
2015
Details
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.png Equatorial Guinea Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png
Ivory Coast
0–0 (a.e.t.)
9–8 (p)
Flag of Ghana.png
Ghana
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.png
DR Congo
0–06
4–2 (p)
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.png
Equatorial Guinea
2017
Details
Flag of Libya.png Libya To be played To be played
2019
Details
Flag of Cameroon.png Cameroon To be played To be played
2021
Details
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast To be played To be played
2023
Details
Flag of Guinea.png Guinea To be played To be played
Africa Cup of Nations
Tournaments

Sudan 1957 · United Arab Republic 1959 · Ethiopia 1962 · Ghana 1963 · Tunisia 1965 · Ethiopia 1968 · Sudan 1970 · Cameroon 1972 · Egypt 1974 · Ethiopia 1976 · Ghana 1978 · Nigeria 1980 · Libya 1982 · Ivory Coast 1984 · Egypt 1986 · Morocco 1988 · Algeria 1990 · Senegal 1992 · Tunisia 1994 · South Africa 1996 · Burkina Faso 1998 · Ghana/Nigeria 2000 · Mali 2002 · Tunisia 2004 · Egypt 2006 · Ghana 2008 · Angola 2010 · Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012 · South Africa 2013 · Equatorial Guinea 2015 · Gabon 2017 · Cameroon 2019 · Ivory Coast 2021 · Guinea 2023 · 2024 ·

Africa Cup of Nations finals

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Africa Cup of Nations Qualification

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Africa Cup of Nations Squads

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