African Cup of Nations Records

General statistics by tournamentEdit

Year Host Champion (titles) Winning coach Top scorer (goals)[citation needed] Most valuable player[citation needed]
1957  Sudan  Egypt (1) Egypt Mourad Fahmy Egypt Ad-Diba (5) Egypt Ad-Diba
1959  United Arab Republic  United Arab Republic(2) Hungary Pál Titkos United Arab Republic Mahmoud Al-Gohari (3) United Arab Republic Mahmoud El-Gohary
1962  Ethiopia  Ethiopia (1) EthiopiaYdnekatchew Tessema
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slavko Milošević
Ethiopia Mengistu Worku (3)
United Arab Republic Badawi Abdel Fattah (3)
Ethiopia Mengistu Worku
1963  Ghana  Ghana (1) Ghana Charles Gyamfi United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly (6) United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly
1965  Tunisia  Ghana (2) Ghana Charles Gyamfi Ghana Ben Acheampong (3)
Ghana Osei Kofi (3)
Ivory Coast Eustache Manglé (3)
Ghana Osei Kofi
1968  Ethiopia  Congo-Kinshasa (1) Hungary Ferenc Csanádi Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou(6) Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazadi Mwamba
1970  Sudan  Sudan (1) Czechoslovakia Jiří Starosta Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou(8) Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
1972  Cameroon  Congo (1) Republic of the Congo Adolphe Bibanzoulou Mali Salif Keita (5) Republic of the Congo François M’Pelé
1974  Egypt  Zaire (2) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Blagoje Vidinić Zaire Ndaye Mulamba (9) Zaire Ndaye Mulamba
1976  Ethiopia  Morocco (1) RomaniaGheorghe Mărdărescu Guinea Aliou Mamadou Keita (4) Morocco Ahmed Faras
1978  Ghana  Ghana (3) Ghana Fred Osam-Duodu Uganda Phillip Omondi(3)
Ghana Opoku Afriyie(3)
Nigeria Segun Odegbami (3)
Ghana Karim Abdul Razak
1980  Nigeria  Nigeria (1) Brazil Otto Glória Morocco Khaled Labied(3)
Nigeria Segun Odegbami (3)
Nigeria Christian Chukwu
1982  Libya  Ghana (4) Ghana Charles Gyamfi Ghana George Alhassan (4) Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi
1984  Ivory Coast  Cameroon (1) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoje Ognjanović Egypt Taher Abouzaid (4) Cameroon Théophile Abega
1986  Egypt  Egypt (3) England Mike Smith Cameroon Roger Milla (4) Cameroon Roger Milla
1988   Morocco   Cameroon (2)   Claude Le Roy Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi (2)
Cameroon Roger Milla (2)
  Abdoulaye Traoré(2)
  Gamal Abdelhamid (2)
  Aziz Bouderbala
1990   Algeria   Algeria (1)   Abdelhamid Kermali   Djamel Menad (4)   Rabah Madjer
1992   Senegal   Ivory Coast (1)   Yeo Martial   Rashidi Yekini (4)   Abedi Pele
1994   Tunisia   Nigeria (2)   Clemens Westerhof   Rashidi Yekini (5)   Rashidi Yekini
1996   South Africa   South Africa (1)   Clive Barker   Kalusha Bwalya(5)   Kalusha Bwalya
1998   Burkina Faso   Egypt (4)   Mahmoud El-Gohary   Hossam Hassan(7)
  Benni McCarthy(7)
  Benni McCarthy
2000   Ghana
  Nigeria
  Cameroon (3)   Pierre Lechantre   Shaun Bartlett (5)   Lauren Etame
2002   Mali   Cameroon (4)   Winfried Schäfer   Patrick Mboma(3)
  René Salomon Olembé (3)
  Julius Aghahowa(3)
  Rigobert Song
2004   Tunisia   Tunisia (1)   Roger Lemerre   Patrick Mboma(4)
  Frédéric Kanouté(4)
  Youssef Mokhtari(4)
  Jay-Jay Okocha(4)
  Francileudo dos Santos (4)
  Jay-Jay Okocha
2006   Egypt   Egypt (5)   Hassan Shehata   Samuel Eto’o (5)   Ahmed Hassan
2008   Ghana   Egypt (6)   Hassan Shehata   Samuel Eto’o (5)   Hosny Abd Rabo
2010   Angola   Egypt (7)   Hassan Shehata   Mohamed Nagy(5)   Ahmed Hassan
2012   Gabon
  Equatorial Guinea
  Zambia (1)   Hervé Renard   Manucho (3)
  Didier Drogba (3)
  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (3)
  Cheick Diabaté (3)
  Houssine Kharja(3)
  Christopher Katongo (3)
  Emmanuel Mayuka (3)
  Christopher Katongo
2013   South Africa   Nigeria (3)   Stephen Keshi   Mubarak Wakaso(4)
  Emmanuel Emenike (4)
  Jonathan Pitroipa
2015   Equatorial Guinea   Ivory Coast (2)   Hervé Renard   Thievy Bifouma(3)
  Dieumerci Mbokani (3)
  Javier Balboa (3)
  André Ayew (3)
  Ahmed Akaïchi (3)
  Christian Atsu
2017   Gabon   Cameroon (5)   Hugo Broos   Junior Kabananga(3)   Christian Bassogog

Overall top goalscorersEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

A hat-trick is achieved when the same player scores three or more goals in one match. Listed in chronological order.

Sequence Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Tournament Round
1. Ad-Diba 4 2′, 7′, 68′, 89′  Egypt 4–0  Ethiopia 1957 Final
2. Mahmoud El-Gohary 3 29′, 42′, 73′  United Arab Republic 4–0  Ethiopia 1959 Final tournament
3. Hassan El-Shazly 4 42′, 44′, 81′, 87′  United Arab Republic 6–3  Nigeria 1963 Group stage
4. Hacène Lalmas 3 15′, 25′, 70′  Algeria 4–0  Uganda 1968 Group stage
5. Laurent Pokou 5 21′, 60′, 71′, 80′, 87′  Ivory Coast 6–1  Ethiopia 1970 Group stage
6. Hassan El-Shazly 3 3′, 14′, 50′  United Arab Rep. 3–1  Ivory Coast 1970 Third place
7. Bernard Chanda 3  Congo 2–4  Zambia 1974 Semifinal
8. Joël Tiéhi 3 19′, 63′, 70′  Ivory Coast 4–0  Sierra Leone 1994 Group stage
9. Kalusha Bwalya 3 2′, 9′, 87′  Zambia 4–0  Sierra Leone 1996 Group stage
10. Benedict McCarthy 4 8′, 11′, 19′, 21′  South Africa 4–1  Namibia 1998 Group stage
11. Hossam Hassan 3 34′, 57′, 71′   Egypt 4–0   Zambia 1998 Group stage
12. Patrick Mboma 3 31′, 44′, 65′   Cameroon 5–3   Zimbabwe 2004 Group stage
13. Samuel Eto’o 3 20′, 39′, 78′   Cameroon 3–1   Angola 2006 Group stage
14. Francileudo dos Santos 3 35′, 82′, 90+3′   Tunisia 4–1   Zambia 2006 Group stage
15. Soufiane Alloudi 3 1′, 5′, 28′   Morocco 5–1   Namibia 2008 Group stage

Most tournament appearancesEdit

Tabulated below is the list of players who have appeared in three or more AFCON tournaments:

Played Name Tournaments
8 Egypt Ahmed Hassan 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
8 CameroonRigobert Song 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
7 Egypt Essam El-Hadary 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2017
7 EgyptHossam Hassan 1986, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006
7 Ivory Coast Siaka Tiéné 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
7 Ivory Coast Kolo Touré 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
7 Ivory CoastBoubacar Barry 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
7 Cameroon Geremi Njitap 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
7 Mali Seidou Keita 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
6 Egypt Hany Ramzy 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002
6 Egypt Abdel-Zaher El-Saqqa 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010
6 GhanaAsamoah Gyan 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
6 Zambia Kalusha Bwalya 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000
6 Tunisia Kaies Ghodhbane 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
6 Tunisia Riadh Bouazizi 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
6 Tunisia Aymen Mathlouthi 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
6 Cameroon Samuel Eto’o 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
6   Rabah Madjer 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992
6  Mahieddine Meftah 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002
6   Nwankwo Kanu 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
6   Yaya Touré 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
6   Didier Zokora 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
6  Noureddine Naybet 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
6   Salomon Kalou 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
6   Soumbeïla Diakité 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Most tournaments hostedEdit

Hosts Nation Year(s)
4 times  Egypt 1959, 1974, 1986, 2006
 Ghana 1963, 1978, 2000*, 2008
3 times  Ethiopia 1962, 1968, 1976
 Tunisia 1965, 1994, 2004
2 times  Equatorial Guinea 2012*, 2015
 Nigeria 1980, 2000*
 South Africa 1996, 2013
 Sudan 1957, 1970
 Gabon 2012*, 2017
 Ivory Coast 1984, 2021**
 Cameroon 1972, 2019**
1 time  Algeria 1990
 Angola 2010
 Burkina Faso 1998
 Libya 1982
 Mali 2002
 Morocco 1988
 Senegal 1992
 Guinea 2023**
* Co-hosts
** Not held yet

Participating nationsEdit

Team 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
 
 
2012
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
Years
 Algeria GS 2nd 4th 3rd GS 3rd 1st GS QF GS QF GS QF 4th GS QF GS 17
 Angola GS GS GS QF QF GS GS 7
 Benin GS GS GS 3
 Botswana GS 1
 Burkina Faso GS GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS 2nd GS 3rd 11
 Cameroon GS 3rd GS 1st 2nd 1st GS 4th GS QF 1st 1st QF QF 2nd QF GS 1st 18
 Cape Verde QF GS 2
 Congo GS 1st 4th GS QF GS QF 7
 DR Congo GS 1st GS 4th 1st GS GS QF QF QF 3rd GS QF GS QF GS 3rd QF 18
 Ivory Coast 3rd 3rd 4th GS GS GS 3rd GS GS 1st 3rd GS QF GS GS 2nd 4th QF 2nd QF 1st GS 22
 Egypt 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th 1st GS GS GS QF QF 1st QF QF GS 1st 1st 1st 2nd 23
 Equatorial Guinea QF 4th 2
 Ethiopia 2nd 3rd 1st 4th GS 4th GS GS GS GS 10
 Gabon GS QF GS GS QF GS GS 7
 Ghana 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st GS 1st GS 2nd QF 4th GS QF QF GS 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 21
 Guinea GS GS 2nd GS GS GS QF QF QF GS QF 11
 Guinea-Bissau GS 1
 Kenya GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Liberia GS GS 2
 Libya 2nd GS GS 3
Team 1957 1959 1962 1963 1965 1968 1970 1972 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2013 2015 2017 Years
 Malawi GS GS 2
 Mali 2nd 4th 4th 4th GS GS 3rd 3rd GS GS 10
 Mauritius GS 1
 Morocco GS 1st GS 3rd 4th 4th GS QF GS GS 2nd GS GS GS GS QF 16
 Mozambique GS GS GS GS 4
 Namibia GS GS 2
 Niger GS GS 2
 Nigeria GS 3rd 3rd 1st GS 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd QF 3rd 1st 17
 Rwanda GS 1
 Senegal 4th GS GS 4th QF QF QF 2nd QF 4th GS GS GS QF 14
 Sierra Leone GS GS 2
 South Africa 1st 2nd 3rd QF GS GS GS QF GS 9
 Sudan 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st GS GS GS QF 8
 Tanzania GS 1
 Togo GS GS GS GS GS GS QF GS 8
 Tunisia 3rd GS 2nd 4th GS GS 2nd QF 4th GS 1st QF QF GS QF GS QF QF 18
 Uganda 4th GS GS GS 2nd GS 6
  Zambia 2nd GS 3rd GS 3rd QF 2nd 3rd GS GS GS GS GS QF 1st GS GS 17
  Zimbabwe GS GS GS 3
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter Finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
  •     — Withdrew after qualification
  •     — Disqualified after qualification

All-time tableEdit

Legend
Team has won the African Cup of Nations

Up to and including the 2017 tournament.

Team Titles Appearances Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pts%
 Egypt[n 1] 7 23 96 54 17 25 159 87 +72 179 62.2
 Ghana 4 21 95 53 17 25 125 79 +46 176 61.8
 Nigeria 3 17 86 46 21 19 123 82 +41 159 61.6
 Cameroon 5 18 80 40 25 15 119 73 +46 145 60.4
 Ivory Coast 2 22 90 39 24 27 131 97 +34 141 52.2
 Zambia 1 17 67 26 20 21 81 69 +12 98 48.8
 Tunisia 1 18 68 22 24 22 87 87 0 90 44.1
 Algeria 1 17 67 22 20 25 80 83 −3 86 42.8
 Morocco 1 16 61 21 22 18 70 57 +13 85 46.4
 DR Congo[n 2] 2 18 69 19 23 27 82 96 −14 80 38.6
 Senegal 14 53 18 14 21 61 52 +9 68 42.8
 Mali 10 46 15 16 15 55 61 −6 61 44.2
 South Africa 1 9 38 14 13 11 45 41 +4 55 48.2
 Guinea 11 39 11 15 13 55 57 −2 48 41.0
 Burkina Faso[n 3] 11 41 7 13 21 38 62 −24 34 27.6
 Congo 1 7 26 7 7 12 27 40 −13 28 35.9
 Sudan 1 8 24 7 6 11 28 38 −10 27 37.5
 Gabon 7 21 6 7 8 19 26 −7 25 39.7
 Ethiopia 1 10 27 7 3 17 29 61 −32 24 29.6
 Angola 7 23 4 10 9 29 37 −8 22 31.9
 Togo 8 25 3 8 14 19 42 −23 17 22.7
 Equatorial Guinea 2 10 4 3 3 8 10 −2 15 50.0
 Libya 3 11 3 5 3 12 13 −1 14 42.4
 Uganda 6 19 3 2 14 18 34 −16 11 19.3
 Cape Verde 2 7 1 5 1 4 5 −1 8 38.1
 Zimbabwe 3 9 2 1 6 12 21 −9 7 25.9
 Kenya 5 14 1 4 9 8 24 −16 7 16.7
 Liberia 2 5 1 2 2 5 7 −2 5 33.3
 Rwanda 1 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 44.4
  Malawi 2 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 4 22.2
  Sierra Leone 2 5 1 1 3 2 11 −9 4 26.7
  Namibia 2 6 0 2 4 9 18 −9 2 11.1
  Mozambique 4 12 0 2 10 4 26 −22 2 5.6
  Tanzania 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1 11.1
  Guinea-Bissau 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 11.1
  Niger 2 6 0 1 5 1 9 −8 1 5.6
  Benin 3 9 0 1 8 4 20 −16 1 3.7
  Mauritius 1 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0 0.0
  Botswana 1 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0 0.0
  1. ^ Including one appearance as “United Arab Republic” representing a political union between Egypt and Syria, and another three appearances representing just Egypt but still under the name “United Arab Republic”.
  2. ^ Including seven appearances as Zaire.
  3. ^ Including one appearance as Upper Volta.

Debut of teams in qualificationEdit

Year Debutants in qualifications Total
1957 No qualification round 0
1959 No qualification round 0
1962  Ethiopia
 Ghana
 Morocco
 Nigeria
 Kenya
 Tunisia
 Uganda
 Zanzibar
8
1963  Egypt (as United Arab Republic)
 Guinea
 Sudan
3
1965  DR Congo (as Congo-Léopoldville)
 Ivory Coast
 Mali
 Senegal
4
1968  Algeria
Republic of Upper Volta Burkina Faso (as Upper Volta)
 Cameroon
 Congo (as Congo-Brazzaville)
 Liberia
 Libya
 Mauritius
 Tanzania
 Togo
9
1970  Niger
 Sierra Leone
 Somalia
 Zambia
4
1972  Benin (as Dahomey)
 Gabon
 Madagascar
3
1974  Central African Republic
 Lesotho
2
1976  Burundi
 Gambia
 Malawi
3
1978 None 1
1980  Mauritania 1
1982  Angola
  Equatorial Guinea
  Mozambique
  Rwanda
  Zimbabwe
5
1984   Swaziland 1
1986 None 0
1988 None 0
1990   Seychelles 1
1992   Chad 1
1994   Botswana
  Cape Verde
  Guinea-Bissau
  South Africa
4
1996   Namibia 1
1998 None 0
2000   Djibouti
  Eritrea
  São Tomé and Príncipe
3
2002 None 0
2004 None 0
2006 None 0
2008 None 0
2010   Comoros 1
2012 None 0
2013 None 0
2015   South Sudan 1
2017 None 0

Debut of teams in final tournamentEdit

Year Debutants Total
1957  Egypt
 Ethiopia
 South Africa
 Sudan
3
1959 None 0
1962  Tunisia
 Uganda
2
1963  Ghana
 Nigeria
2
1965  DR Congo (as Congo-Léopoldville)
 Ivory Coast
 Senegal
3
1968  Algeria
 Congo (as Congo-Brazzaville)
2
1970  Cameroon
 Guinea
2
1972  Kenya
 Mali
 Morocco
 Togo
4
1974  Mauritius
 Zambia
2
1976 None 0
1978 Republic of Upper Volta Burkina Faso (as Upper Volta) 1
1980  Tanzania 1
1982  Libya 1
1984  Malawi 1
1986  Mozambique 1
1988 None 0
1990 None 0
1992 None 0
1994  Gabon
 Sierra Leone
2
1996  Angola
 Liberia
  South Africa
3
1998   Namibia 1
2000 None 0
2002 None 0
2004   Benin
  Rwanda
  Zimbabwe
3
2006 None 0
2008 None 0
2010 None 0
2012   Botswana
  Equatorial Guinea
  Niger
3
2013   Cape Verde 1
2015 None 0
2017   Guinea-Bissau 1
Total 39

Teams yet to qualify for finalsEdit