Confederation of African Football

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Confederation of African Football
Confédération Africaine de Football
AbbreviationCAF
Founded8 February 1957;65 years ago (1957-02-08)
Founded at Khartoum, Sudan
TypeFootball and Futsal Administration
Headquarters 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt
Region served
Africa
Membership
54 member associations
Official language
Patrice Motsepe
Vice Presidents
General Secretary
Véron Mosengo-Omba
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
Website cafonline.com

The Confederation of African Football, or CAF for short (French : Confédération Africaine de Football, Arabic : الاتحاد الأفريقي لكرة القدم, romanized: al-Ittiḥād al-Afrīqī li-Kurat al-Qadam), is the administrative and controlling body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Africa. It was established on 8 February 1957 at the Grand Hotel [1] in Khartoum, Sudan [2] by the national football associations of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sudan, [3] following formal discussions between the aforementioned associations at the FIFA Congress held on 7 June 1956 at Avenida Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. [4]

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One of the six continental confederations of world football governing body, FIFA, CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs national team and club continental competitions and controls the prize money, regulations and broadcast rights to such competitions. CAF will be allocated 9 spots in the FIFA World Cup starting from 2026 and could have an opportunity of 10 spots with the addition of an intercontinental play-off tournament involving six teams to decide the last two FIFA World Cup places (46+2).

The headquarters of CAF was situated in Khartoum for within the first months of formation until a fire outbreak in the offices of the Sudanese Football Association when the organization was moved near Cairo, Egypt. Youssef Mohamad was the first general secretary and Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem, the first president. Since 2002, the administrative center is situated in 6th of October City in Cairo, Egypt. CAF currently has 54 member associations which are full members, while Zanzibar and Réunion are associate members (see the CAF Members and Zones section below). The current president is Patrice Motsepe from South Africa, who was elected on 12 March 2021 in an unopposed elections held in Rabat, Morocco. [5]

History

The CAF Anthem

On 18 September 2017, CAF launched a competition for all African composers to create its anthem without lyrics to reflect the cultural patrimony and the music of Africa. [6] The chosen anthem, whose composer are to this day unknown and is 74 seconds in length, was first published to the site on 16 January 2008 and it is the entry song for every official CAF competition match. It is also used for every official competition match of the sub-confederations of CAF including WAFU, COSAFA and CECAFA.

Current Leadership

NamePosition
Flag of South Africa.svg Patrice Motsepe President
Flag of Senegal.svg Augustin Senghor1st Vice President
Flag of Mauritania.svg Ahmed Yahya2nd Vice President
Flag of Djibouti.svg Waberi Souleiman3rd Vice President
Flag of Cameroon.svg Seidou Mbombo Njoya4th Vice President
Flag of the Comoros.svg Kanizat Ibrahim 5th Vice President
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Véron Mosengo-OmbaGeneral Secretary

Sources: [7] [8]

CAF members and zones

Members

African regional federations
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UNAF (North)
WAFU-UFOA (West)
UNIFFAC (Central)
CECAFA (East-Central)
COSAFA (Southern)
Other federation
UAFA (Arab World) Carte Afrique CAF.png
African regional federations
   UNAF (North)
   WAFU-UFOA (West)
   UNIFFAC (Central)
   CECAFA (East-Central)
   COSAFA (Southern)
Other federation
Code AssociationNational teamsFoundedFIFA affiliationCAF affiliationRegional affiliation IOC member
Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF) (5)
ALGFlag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1962196319642005Yes
EGYFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2 1921192319572005Yes
LBYFlag of Libya.svg  Libya 1962196419652005Yes
MARFlag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1955196019592005Yes
TUNFlag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1957196019602005Yes
West African Football Union (WAFU-UFOA) (16)
BENFlag of Benin.svg  Benin 1962196219621975Yes
BFAFlag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 1960196419641975Yes
CPVFlag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 1982198620001975Yes
GAMFlag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 1952196819661975Yes
GHAFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1957195819581975Yes
GUIFlag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 1960196219631975Yes
GNBFlag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau 1974198619861975Yes
CIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1960196419601975Yes
LBRFlag of Liberia.svg  Liberia 1936196419621975Yes
MLIFlag of Mali.svg  Mali 1960196319631975Yes
MTNFlag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 1961197019681975Yes
NIGFlag of Niger.svg  Niger 1962196719671975Yes
NGAFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1945196019601975Yes
SENFlag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1960196419641975Yes
SLEFlag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 1960196019601975Yes
TOGFlag of Togo.svg  Togo 1960196219641975Yes
Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC) (8)
CMRFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 1959196219631978Yes
CTAFlag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic 1961196419651978Yes
CHAFlag of Chad.svg  Chad 1962196419641978Yes
CGOFlag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 1962196419661978Yes
CODFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 1919196419641978Yes
EQGFlag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 1957198619861978Yes
GABFlag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 1962196619671978Yes
STPFlag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe 1975198619861978Yes
Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) (12)
BDIFlag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 1948197219721994Yes
DJIFlag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti 1979199419941995Yes
ERIFlag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 1996199819981973Yes
ETHFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 1943195219571994Yes
KENFlag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 1960196019681973Yes
RWAFlag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda 1972197819781994Yes
SOMFlag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 1951196219681973Yes
SSDFlag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan 2011201220122012Yes
SDNFlag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 1936194819571975Yes
TANFlag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 1930196419641973Yes
UGAFlag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 1924196019601973Yes
ZANFlag of Zanzibar.svg  Zanzibar 3 196519801973 & 2003No
Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) (14)
ANGFlag of Angola.svg  Angola 1979198019801997Yes
BOTFlag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 1970197819761997Yes
COMFlag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 1979200520052007Yes
SWZFlag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini 1968197819781997Yes
LESFlag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1932196419641997Yes
MADFlag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 1961196419632000Yes
MWIFlag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 1966196819681997Yes
MRIFlag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 1952196419632000Yes
MOZFlag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 1976198019801997Yes
NAMFlag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1990199219921997Yes
SEYFlag of Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 1979198619862000Yes
RSAFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1 1991199219921997Yes
ZAMFlag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 1929196419641997Yes
ZIMFlag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1965196519801997Yes
Non-regional members
REUProposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion 3 19262004No
  1. ^ – Excluded from CAF and from the 1957 African Cup of Nations due to apartheid.
  2. ^ – Member of UNAF from 2005 to 2009 and from 2011. Withdrew from UNAF on 19 November 2009, but rejoined in 2011.
  3. ^ – Associate member, not part of FIFA. Zanzibar held full membership for four months in 2017, when its status was changed after CAF admitted its membership was an error. [9]

Competitions

CAF competitions

International

For men's national teams, the main competition is the Africa Cup of Nations, which began in 1957. In 2009, the CAF began organizing another competition for men's national teams, the African Nations Championship, this time featuring players playing in their respective national leagues. CAF also runs national competitions at Under-20 and Under-17 levels, which also serve as qualification tournaments for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the FIFA U-17 World Cup respectively.

For women's national teams, CAF operates competitions serving as qualification tournaments for the related FIFA-organized tournaments which launched at the exact same year they began formation. As of 2022, the Women's Africa Cup of Nations, launched in 1991 for senior national teams, qualifies 4 teams to the FIFA Women's World Cup and crowns a champion. Both the African U-20 Women's World Cup qualification tournament, launched in 2002 and the African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women, launched in 2008, each crowns no champion but instead qualifies 2 teams to compete at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup respectively.

Club

CAF also runs the two main club competitions in Africa: the CAF Champions League , first held in 1964 as the African Cup of Champions Clubs (or just African Cup) and rebranded in 1997 for the champions of African leagues and the runners-up league-finished teams of the top 12 ranked national associations; and the CAF Confederation Cup , launched in 2004 as a merger of the African Cup Winners' Cup, which begun in 1975, and a third competition, the CAF Cup, which started in 1992, for national cup winners and the 3rd-placed league-finished teams of the top 12 ranked national associations. [10]

The CAF Super Cup, which pits the winners of the CAF Champions League against the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup (previously the winners of the African Cup Winners' Cup), was launched in 1993.

The Afro-Asian Club Championship was jointly organized with AFC between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the winners of the AFC Champions League. The last Afro-Asian Club Championship took place in 1998.

The CAF Women's Champions League was founded on 12 September 2020, [11] [12] involving the champions of CAF's sub-confederation qualification tournaments for women's club teams.

Current title holders

CompetitionYearChampionsTitleRunners-upNext editionDates
National teams
Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (Final)Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1stFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2023 (Final)Qualification:
23 March – 27 September 2022

Finals:
23 June – 23 July 2023
African Nations Championship 2020 Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2ndFlag of Mali.svg  Mali 2022 Qualification:


Finals:
8–31 January 2023
U-23 Cup of Nations 2019 Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1stFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 2023 Qualification:
19 September 2022 – 28 March 2023

Finals:
June 2023
Men's African Games Tournament 2019 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 1stFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2023
U-20 Cup of Nations [cc 1] 2021 Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1stFlag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 2023 Qualification:
2022

Finals:
18 February – 12 March 2023
U-17 Cup of Nations [cc 2] 2019 Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2ndVacant 2023 Qualification:
2022–2023

Finals:
To be determined (TBD)
Futsal Cup of Nations 2020 Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2ndFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2024
Youth Olympic Futsal Qualifying Tournament 2018 Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1stFlag of Angola.svg  Angola 2026
Beach Soccer Cup of Nations 2022 Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 7thFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt TBDTo be determined (TBD)
National teams (women)
Women's Africa Cup of Nations 2022 (Final)Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1stFlag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2024 (Final)Qualification:
To be determined (TBD)


Finals:
To be determined (TBD)
Women's African Games Tournament 2019 Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 3rdFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2023
African FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualification 2022 Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
6th
10th
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal
2024
U-17 Cup of Nations for Women 2022 Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
1st
6th
1st
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
2024
Club teams
Super Cup 2022 Flag of Morocco.svg RS Berkane 1st Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad AC 2023 11–13 August 2023
Champions League 2021–22 (Final) Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad AC 3rd Flag of Egypt.svg Al Ahly 2022–23 (Final)Qualifying:
10 September – 24 October 2021

Competition proper:
11 February – 29 May 2022
Confederation Cup 2021–22 (Final) Flag of Morocco.svg RS Berkane 2nd Flag of South Africa.svg Orlando Pirates 2022–23 (Final)Qualifying:
10 September 2021 – 6 February 2022

Competition proper:
13 February – 22 May 2022
Club teams (Women)
Women's Champions League 2022 (Final) Flag of Morocco.svg AS FAR 1st Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns 2023 (Final)To be determined (TBD)
  1. This tournament was initially formed as a home-and-away qualification tournament for U-21 African nations in 1977. Since 1979, a proper tournament was launched as the African Youth Championship and used these branded titles until 2015: African U-21 Cup of Nations until 1989, African U-21 Championship until 2003 and African U-20 Championship until 2015. The current name was adopted in 2017.
  2. From 1995 to 2015, the tournament was known as the African U-17 Championship. The current name is in use since 2017.

Competition Winners

NationMenWomenTotal
Africa Cup of Nations CHAN U-23's U-20's U-17's Futsal Beach Soccer African Games Women's Africa Cup of Nations African Games
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria3(4)0(1)17(2)2(2)2(4)1(4)11330(17)
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt7(3)14(1)13(2)-2--18(6)
Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon5(2)--1(4)2-1(1)40(4)1(2)14(13)
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana4(5)0(2)-3(2)2(2)0(1)-11(1)0(3)11(16)
Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal1(2)-0(3)--5(2)1--7(7)
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco1(1)20(1)1-2(1)--0(1)-6(4)
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria2(1)-0(1)10(1)--1--4(3)
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo22--------4

Sponsorship

In October 2004, South African telecommunications giant, MTN, contracted a 4-year deal to sponsor CAF competitions worth US$12.5 million, which was the biggest sponsorship deal in African sporting history at that time. [13]

CAF opened new sponsorship callouts when MTN's contract expired and French telecommunications giant, Orange scooped it up in July 2009, signing an 8-year comprehensive long-term undisclosed deal to sponsor CAF competitions with a value of €100 million. [14]

On 21 July 2016, French energy and petroleum giant, Total S.A., replaced Orange as the main sponsor with an 8-year sponsorship package from CAF for a value of €950 million [15] to support its competitions. [16] Total rebranded as TotalEnergies in 2021, although its sponsorship with CAF continued under the new name. [17]

The current main CAF sponsors are:

FIFA World Rankings

Overview

Historical leaders

Team of the Year

Teams ranking in the top four – Men's [18]
YearFirstSecondThirdFourth
1993Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
1994Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
1995Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
1996Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
1997Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
1998Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
1999Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
2000Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
2001Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
2002Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2003Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
2004Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2005Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal
2006Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea
2007Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
2008Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
2009Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
2010Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
2011Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
2012Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
2013Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
2014Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal
2015Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde
2016Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
2017Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo
2018Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
2019Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
2020Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2021Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Teams ranking in the top four – Women's [19]
YearFirstSecondThirdFourth
2003Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2004Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2005Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2006Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2007Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
2008Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2009Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
2010Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea
2011Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
2012Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea
2013Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2014Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea
2015Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea
2016Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea
2017Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea
2018Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
2019Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
2020Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana

Other rankings

CAF overall ranking of African clubs by titles

The following clubs are the top 10 clubs in CAF competitions.

PosClubTitlesTrophies won
1 Flag of Egypt.svg Al Ahly SC 2410 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 4 African Cup Winners' Cup, 8 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
2 Flag of Egypt.svg Zamalek SC 135 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 4 CAF Super Cup, 2 Afro-Asian Club Championship
3 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe 115 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Super Cup
4 Flag of Morocco.svg Raja CA 93 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Flag of Tunisia.svg Étoile Sportive du Sahel 91 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 African Cup Winners' Cup, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 2 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup
6 Flag of Tunisia.svg Espérance Sportive de Tunis 84 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
7 Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad AC 63 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Flag of Algeria.svg JS Kabylie 62 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Cup
9 Flag of Algeria.svg ES Sétif 42 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Flag of Cameroon.svg Canon Yaoundé 43 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup
Flag of Nigeria.svg Enyimba F.C. 42 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Super Cup
Flag of Tunisia.svg CS Sfaxien 43 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup
Update as of 3 August 2022 in chronological order.

By country

The following table lists all the countries whose clubs have won at least one CAF competition. Egyptian clubs are the most successful, with a total of 41 titles. Egyptian clubs hold a record number of wins in the African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League (16), the now-defunct African Cup Winners' Cup (8), the CAF Super Cup (12) and the now-defunct Afro-Asian Club Championship (3), followed by Tunisian clubs with 24 titles and they have the most victories in the now-defunct CAF Cup (4). In third place overall, Moroccan clubs have secured 23 titles and they have the most victories in the CAF Confederation Cup (7).

Key
CL African Cup of Champions Clubs or CAF Champions League
CWC African Cup Winners' Cup
C CAF Cup
CC CAF Confederation Cup
SC CAF Super Cup
AAC Afro-Asian Club Championship
List of CAF club competition winners by country
NationalityCLCWCCCCSCAACTotal
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1680212341
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 71275224
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 64453224
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Democratic Republic of the Congo 62023013
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 51301111
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2320209
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 5300008
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 2210207
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 3001105
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2100205
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 3100004
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo 1001002
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 0100001
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 0100001
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 0100001
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 0001001

CAF overall ranking of African clubs

Rankings are calculated by the CAF based on points gathered by African teams throughout their participation in international club tournaments organized by either FIFA or CAF since the establishment of the first African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1964. [20]

Men's Futsal

Per 5 April 2022: [21]

CAF FIFA CountryPoints+/-
113Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1404Steady2.svg
231Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1187Increase2.svg 1
339Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 1095Increase2.svg 2
445Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 1031Steady2.svg
564Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 902Steady2.svg
681Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1580Increase2.svg 1
792Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 774Steady2.svg
898Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 708Steady2.svg
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe**803
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia**803
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon**729
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana*852
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast*785
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria*785
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea*730
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau*708
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar*685
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan*684
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania*679
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo*659
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea*637
Proposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion*626
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe*583
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia*562
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros*550
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius*539

a number between brackets is the rank of the previous week. (*)= Provisional ranking (played at least 10 matches) (**)= Inactive for more than 24 months

Women's Futsal

CAF FIFA CountryPoints+/-

Beach soccer national teams

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW). Top ten, last updated 12 March 2018

CAF BSWW CountryPoints
112Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1084
217Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 782
320Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 720
424Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 609
534Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 339
641Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 330
757Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 177
866Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 125
968Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 117
1069Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 115

Major tournament records

Legend

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
Flag of Uruguay.svg
(13)
1934
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg
(16)
1938
Flag of France (1794-1958).svg
(15)
1950
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg
(13)
1954
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg
(16)
1958
Flag of Sweden.svg
(16)
1962
Flag of Chile.svg
(16)
1966
Flag of England.svg
(16)
1970
Flag of Mexico.svg
(16)
1974
Flag of Germany.svg
(16)
1978
Flag of Argentina.svg
(16)
1982
Flag of Spain.svg
(24)
1986
Flag of Mexico.svg
(24)
1990
Flag of Italy.svg
(24)
1994
Flag of the United States.svg
(24)
1998
Flag of France.svg
(32)
2002
Flag of Japan.svg
Flag of South Korea.svg
(32)
2006
Flag of Germany.svg
(32)
2010
Flag of South Africa.svg
(32)
2014
Flag of Brazil.svg
(32)
2018
Flag of Russia.svg
(32)
2022
Flag of Qatar.svg
(32)
2026
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Flag of Mexico.svg
Flag of the United States.svg
(48)
Apps.
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Part of France [22] ×R1
13th
R1
22nd
R1
28th
R2
14th
4/14
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Part of Portugal [23] ×R1
23rd
1/9
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Part of France××R1
17th
QF
7th
R1
22nd
R1
25th
R1
20th
R1
31st
R1
32nd
Q8/14
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo [24] Part of Belgium [25] ××R1
16th
×1/12
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt ×R1
13th
××××××R1
20th
R1
31st
3/15
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Part of the United Kingdom×××R2
13th
QF
7th
R1
25th
Q4/14
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Part of France××××R1
19th
R1
17th
R1
21st
3/11
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Part of France/Spain×R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
R1
27th
Q6/15
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom×R2
9th
R2
12th
R1
27th
R1
27th
R2
16th
R1
21st
6/15
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Part of France×××QF
7th
R1
17th
Q3/12
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ××××××××××R1
24th
R1
17th
R1
20th
3/8
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Part of France×××××R1
30th
1/11
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Part of France×R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
R1
24th
Q6/15
Total (13 teams)0100000011122235556555TBD49
Firsts

FIFA Women's World Cup

Teams are sorted by number of appearances.

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(12)
1995
Flag of Sweden.svg
(12)
1999
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
2003
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
2007
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(16)
2011
Flag of Germany.svg
(16)
2015
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(24)
2019
Flag of France.svg
(24)
2023
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Flag of New Zealand.svg
(32)
Apps.
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon ×R2
11th
R2
15th
2/8
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea ×××R1
15th
×1/5
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana R1
13–14
R1
12th
R1
15th
3/9
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast ×××R1
23rd
1/6
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Q1/9
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria R1
10th
R1
11th
QF
7th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
9th
R1
21st
R2
16th
Q9/9
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ×R1
22nd
Q2/8
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Q1/9
Total (8 teams)11222233416

Olympic Games For Men

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team 1900
Flag of France.svg
(3)
1904
Flag of the United States.svg
(3)
1908
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
(6)
1912
Flag of Sweden.svg
(11)
1920
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
(14)
1924
Flag of France.svg
(22)
1928
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
(17)
1936
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg
(16)
1948
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
(18)
1952
Flag of Finland.svg
(25)
1956
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
(11)
1960
Flag of Italy.svg
(16)
1964
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(14)
1968
Flag of Mexico.svg
(16)
1972
Flag of Germany.svg
(16)
1976
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(13)
1980
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
(16)
1984
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
1988
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
(16)
1992
Flag of Spain.svg
(16)
1996
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
2000
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
(16)
2004
Flag of Greece.svg
(16)
2008
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(16)
2012
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
(16)
2016
Flag of Brazil.svg
(16)
2021
Flag of Japan.svg
(16)
Apps.
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Part of France8142
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Part of France11183
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt [26] 88491191248128QF
(8th)
12
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Part of France6QF
(7th)
2
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Part of France121
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Part of the United Kingdom712163896
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Part of France111
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Part of France51
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Part of France/Spain138121516=10117
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom14131518237
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Part of France61
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Banned because of apartheid1113GS
(16th)
3
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan Part of the United Kingdom151
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Part of France151314124
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Part of the United KingdomRHO1552
Total (15 teams)3333333333443433

Olympic Games For Women

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team 1996
Flag of the United States.svg
(8)
2000
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
(8)
2004
Flag of Greece.svg
(10)
2008
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(12)
2012
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
(12)
2016
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2021
Flag of Japan.svg
(12)
Apps.
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 121