Confederation of African Football

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Confederation of African Football
Confederation of African Football logo.svg
CAF.svg
AbbreviationCAF
Formation10 February 1957;62 years ago (1957-02-10)
TypeSports organisation
Headquarters 6th of October City, Cairo, Egypt
Region served
Africa (CAF)
Membership
56 member associations
Official language
English, French, Arabic
Secretary General
Amr Fahmy
Ahmad Ahmad
Parent organization
FIFA
Website www.cafonline.com

The Confederation of African Football or CAF (French: Confédération Africaine de Football) is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.

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CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs continental, national, and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions.

CAF is the biggest of the six continental confederations of FIFA. Since the expansion of the number of teams at the World Cup finals to 32 in 1998, CAF has been allocated five places, though this was expanded to six for the 2010 tournament in South Africa, to include the hosts.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

1998 FIFA World Cup 16th FIFA World Cup, held in France in 1998

The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The country was chosen as the host nation by FIFA for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. It was the second time that France staged the competition and the ninth time that it was held in Europe.

CAF was established on 8 February 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan, [1] by Egyptian, Ethiopian, South African and Sudanese [2] FAs, following former discussions between the Egyptian, Somali, South African and Sudanese FAs earlier on 7 June 1956 at the Avenida Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Its first headquarters was situated in Khartoum for some months until a fire outbreak in the offices of the Sudanese Football Association when the organization moved near Cairo, Egypt. Youssef Mohamad was the first general secretary and Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem the president. Since 2002, the administrative center has been located in 6th of October City, Cairo, Egypt. CAF currently has 56 member associations: 55 are full members, including former associate Zanzibar (admitted in March 2017), [3] while Réunion remains an associate member (see the CAF Members and Zones section below).

Khartoum City in Sudan

Khartoum is the capital and largest city of Sudan. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as "al-Mogran". The main Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

Sudan country in Northeast Africa

Sudan or the Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. It houses 37 million people (2017) and occupies a total area of 1,861,484 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile.

Egyptian Football Association Damn you, O Balah

The Egyptian Football Association is the governing body of football in Egypt. It was founded on 3 December 1921, joined FIFA in 1923, and CAF in 1957. It organises the football league, the Egyptian Premier League, the Egypt national football team and the Egypt women's national football team. It is based in Cairo.

The current CAF President is Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar, who was elected on 16 March 2017. [4] The 1st Vice-President is Amaju Melvin Pinnick from Nigeria, the 2nd Vice-President is called Constant Omari Selemani from RD Congo and the 3rd Vice-President is Fouzi Lekjaa from Morocco. [5] Current CAF General Secretary is Egyptian Amr Fahmy since 16 November 2017. [6]

Ahmad Ahmad is a Malagasy football administrator. He became a politician after being both a football player and coach in his younger days. Since February 2003, he serves as the president of Malagasy Football Federation and currently in his third period of office.

History

Current leaders

NamePosition
Flag of Madagascar.svg Ahmad Ahmad President
Flag of Nigeria.svg Amaju Pinnick Vice President
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Constant Omari Vice President
Flag of Morocco.svg Fouzi Lekjaa Vice President
Flag of Egypt.svg Amr Fahmy General Secretary
Flag of Egypt.svg Essameldin Agha Acting General Secretary
Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Sherei Treasurer
Flag of Cameroon.svg Junior Binyam Media and Communication Manager

Source: [7] [8]

CAF members and zones

Members

Sahara Niger and Volta-Niger (Zones A and B)   Congo Nile Kalahari Carte Afrique CAF.png
  Sahara    Niger and Volta-Niger (Zones A and B)    Congo    Nile    Kalahari  
African regional federations
   UNAF (North Africa)
   WAFU-UFOA (West Africa)
   UNIFFAC (Central Africa)
   CECAFA (East Africa)
   COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Other federation
Code AssociationNational teamsFoundedFIFA affiliationCAF affiliationRegional affiliation IOC member
Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF)(5)
ALG Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 1962196319642005Yes
EGY Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 2 1921192319572005Yes
LBY Flag of Libya.svg Libya 1962196319652005Yes
MAR Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 1955196019602005Yes
TUN Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 1956196019602005Yes
West African Football Union (WAFU-UFOA)(16)
BEN Flag of Benin.svg Benin 1962196219691975Yes
BFA Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso 1960196419641975Yes
CPV Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde 1982198620001975Yes
GAM Flag of The Gambia.svg Gambia 1952196619661975Yes
GHA Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 1957195819581975Yes
GUI Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea 1960196119621975Yes
GNB Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau 1974198619861975Yes
CIV Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast 1960196119601975Yes
LBR Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia 1936196219621975Yes
MLI Flag of Mali.svg Mali 1960196219631975Yes
MTN Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 1961196119641975Yes
NIG Flag of Niger.svg Niger 1967196719671975Yes
NGA Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 1945196019591975Yes
SEN Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal 1960196219631975Yes
SLE Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone 1967196719671975Yes
TOG Flag of Togo.svg Togo 1960196219631975Yes
Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC)(8)
CMR Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 1959196219631978Yes
CTA Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 1961196319651978Yes
CHA Flag of Chad.svg Chad 1962198819881978Yes
CGO Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Congo 1962196219661978Yes
COD Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo 1919196419641978Yes
EQG Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 1960198619861978Yes
GAB Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 1962196319671978Yes
STP Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe 1975198619761978Yes
Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA)(12)
BDI Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi 1948197219721994Yes
DJI Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti 1979199419861995Yes
ERI Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 1996199819981973Yes
ETH Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 1943195319571994Yes
KEN Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 2011201220121973Yes
RWA Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda 1972197619761994Yes
SOM Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia 1960196019751973Yes
SSD Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan 2011201220122012Yes
SDN Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 1936194819571975Yes
TAN Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 1930196419641973Yes
UGA Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda 1924196019601973Yes
ZAN Flag of Zanzibar.svg Zanzibar 3 196519801973 & 2003No
Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA)(14)
ANG Flag of Angola.svg Angola 1979198019801997Yes
BOT Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 1970197819761997Yes
COM Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros 1979200520032007Yes
ESW Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini 1968197819761997Yes
LES Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 1932196419641997Yes
MAD Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar 1961196219632000Yes
MWI Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi 1966196719681997Yes
MRI Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 1952196219632000Yes
MOZ Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 1976198019781997Yes
NAM Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 1990199219921997Yes
SEY Flag of the Seychelles.svg Seychelles 1979198619862000Yes
RSA Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 1 1991199219921997Yes
ZAM Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 1929196419641997Yes
ZIM Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 1965196519801997Yes
Non-regional members(1)
REU Proposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg Réunion 3 19262004No
  1. ^ – Excluded from CAF and from 1st African Cup of Nations in 1957 due to Apartheid
  2. ^ – Member of UNAF from 2005 to 2009 and from 2011 – Withdrew from UNAF on 19 November 2009 but return on 2011
  3. ^ – Associate members, 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]

Regional zones

CAF Zone 1 – North Zone

CAF Zone 2 – Zone West A

The Cape Verde national football team, nicknamed either the Tubarões Azuis or Crioulos (Creoles), is the national team of Cape Verde and is controlled by the Cape Verdean Football Federation.

Gambia national football team national association football team

The Gambia national football team, nicknamed The Scorpions, is the national team of The Gambia and is controlled by the Gambia Football Federation. Until 1965, the team and the country, were known as British Gambia. It has never qualified for the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Guinea national football team national association football team

The Guinea national football team, nicknamed Syli nationale, is the national team of Guinea and is controlled by the Guinean Football Federation. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments.

CAF Zone 3 – Zone West B

Benin national football team national association football team

The Benin national football team, nicknamed Les Écureuils , is the national football team of Benin and is controlled by the Benin Football Federation. They were known as the Dahomey national football team until 1975, when Republic of Dahomey became Benin. They have never qualified for the World Cup, but have reached three recent African Nations Cups – 2004, 2008, and 2010. On 8 February 2010 after the preliminary competition from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, the Benin Football Federation dissolved the national team, coach Henri Dussuyer and his complete staff were fired. On May 9, 2016, Benin was suspended from FIFA.

Burkina Faso national football team national association football team

The Burkina Faso national football team, is the national team of Burkina Faso and is controlled by the Burkinabé Football Federation. They were known as the Upper Volta national football team until 1984, when Upper Volta became Burkina Faso. They finished fourth in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, when they hosted the tournament. Their best ever finish in the tournament was the 2013 edition, reaching the final.

Ghana national football team mens national association football team representing Ghana

The Ghana national football team represents Ghana in international association football and has done so since the 1950s. The team is nicknamed the Black Stars after the Black Star of Africa in the flag of Ghana. It is administered by the Ghana Football Association, the governing body for football in Ghana and the oldest football association in Africa. Prior to 1957, the team played as the Gold Coast.

CAF Zone 4 – Central Zone

Cameroon national football team Mens national association football team representing Cameroon

The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables, is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team. However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles.

Central African Republic national football team national association football team

The Central African Republic national football team, nicknamed Les Fauves, is the national team of the Central African Republic and is controlled by the Central African Football Federation. They are a member of CAF. Despite being traditionally one of the weakest teams in Africa and the world, they recently achieved success. They won the 2009 CEMAC Cup by beating Gabon in the semi-finals and Equatorial Guinea in the final 3–0. Their FIFA ranking rose from 202nd in August 2010 to 89th by July 2011. On 10 October 2010, they earned a shock 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier win at home against Algeria 2–0, which put them top of their qualification group. The team won its first FIFA World Cup qualifier on 2 June 2012 after beating Botswana 2–0 at home.

The Chad national football team, nicknamed Sao, represents Chad in international football. The team is controlled by the Chadian Football Federation, the governing body for football in the country, and has been coached by Modou Kouta. The team has never qualified for the World Cup finals or Africa Cup of Nations. Home matches are played at the Idriss Mahamat Ouya Stadium.

CAF Zone 5 – Central-East Zone

CAF Zone 6 – Southern Zone

Competitions

International

The main competition for men's national teams is the Africa Cup of Nations, started in 1957. In 2009, the CAF started organising another competition for men's national teams, the African Nations Championship composed exclusively of national players playing in the national championship. CAF also runs national competitions at Under-20 and Under-17 levels. For women's national teams, CAF operates the Africa Women Cup of Nations for senior national sides and the African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women at under-20 level, since 2008 there is an African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women for under-17 sides.

Club

CAF also runs the two main club competitions in Africa: the CAF Champions League was first held in 1964, and was known as the African Cup of Champions Clubs (or just African Cup) until 1997; and the CAF Confederation Cup, for national cup winners and high-placed league teams, was launched by CAF in 2004 as a successor to the African Cup Winners' Cup (begun in 1975). A third competition, the CAF Cup, started in 1992 and was absorbed into the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004. [10]

The CAF Super Cup, which pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup (previously the winners of the Cup Winners' Cup), came into being in 1992.

The Afro-Asian Club Championship was jointly organised 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.

Current title holders

CompetitionChampionTitleRunner-upNext edition
Clubs
CAF Champions League Flag of Tunisia.svg ES Tunis 3rd Flag of Egypt.svg Al-Ahly 2018–19
CAF Confederation Cup Flag of Morocco.svg Raja Casablanca 2nd Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg AS Vita Club 2018–19
CAF Super Cup Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad Casablanca 1st Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe 2019
Nations men
Africa Cup of Nations Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 5thFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2019
African Nations Championship Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1stFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2020
Africa U-23 Cup of Nations Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1stFlag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 2019
Africa U-20 Cup of Nations [cc 1] Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 1stFlag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 2021
Africa U-17 Cup of Nations [cc 2] Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 2ndFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 2019
Africa Futsal Cup of Nations Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1stFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2020
Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 4thFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2018
Football at the African Games Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1stFlag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 2019
Nations women
Africa Women Cup of Nations Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 10thFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2018
African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
5th
9th
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2020
African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
5th
2nd
1st
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
2020
Football at the African Games Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1stFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2019
  1. This competition has been known by four different names, most recently the African U-21 Championship from 2003 through the 2015 competition. The first tournament under the current name of "Africa U-20 Cup of Nations" will tale place in 2017.
  2. From 1995 through the 2015 tournament, the competition was known as the African U-17 Championship. The first tournament under the current name of "Africa U-17 Cup of Nations" will tale place in 2017.

CAF competitions

Sponsors

In October 2004, MTN has contracted a four-year deal to sponsor African football's major competitions. This agreement, which worthed US$12.5 million, was the biggest sponsorship deal in African sporting history at that time. [11]

In July 2009, Orange has signed an eight-year deal to sponsor African football's major competitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but CAF previous year put a value of €100 million for a comprehensive and long-term package of its competitions when it opened tenders for a new sponsor. The deal included the African Nations Cup, the CAF Champions League, the CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF Super Cup, the African Nations Championship and the African Youth Championship. [12]

In July 2016, Total replaced Orange as the main sponsor and has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for a value of €950 million [13] to support ten of its principal competitions, including the CAF Champions League, renamed Total CAF Champions League. [14]

The CAF current main sponsors are:

World Cup participation

Legend

FIFA World Cup

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

Team 1930
Flag of Uruguay.svg
(13)
1934
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg
(16)
1938
Flag of France.svg
(15)
1950
Flag of Brazil.svg
(13)
1954
Flag of Switzerland.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 South Korea.svg
Flag of Japan.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)
Total
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Part of France [15] ×R1
13th
R1
22nd
R1
28th
R2
14th
4/13
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Part of Portugal [16] ×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
7/13
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo [17] Part of Belgium [18] ××R1
16th
×1/11
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt ×R1
13th
××××××R1
20th
R1
31st
3/14
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Part of the United Kingdom×××R2
13th
QF
7th
R1
25th
3/13
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×R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
R1
27th
5/14
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom×R2
9th
R2
12th
R1
27th
R1
27th
R2
16th
R1
21st
6/14
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Part of France××××QF
7th
R1
17th
2/11
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ××××××××××R1
24th
R1
17th
R1
20th
3/7
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Part of France×××××R1
30th
1/10
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Part of France×R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
R1
24th
5/14
Total010000001112223555655544
Firsts

FIFA Women's World Cup

The following CAF members have competed in the following FIFA Women's World Cups. Teams are sorted by number of appearances.

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 placeholder.svg
(24)
Total
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon ×R2
11th
Q2/7
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast ×××R1
23rd
1/5
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea ×××R1
15th
×1/4
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana R1
13–14
R1
12th
R1
15th
3/8
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria R1
10th
R1
11th
QF
7th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
9th
R1
21st
Q8/8
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ×Q1/7

Other international tournaments

Legend

FIFA Confederations Cup

Team 1992
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1997
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1999
Flag of Mexico.svg
2001
Flag of South Korea.svg
Flag of Japan.svg
2003
Flag of France.svg
2005
Flag of Germany.svg
2009
Flag of South Africa.svg
2013
Flag of Brazil.svg
2017
Flag of Russia.svg
2021
Flag placeholder.svg
Total
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon GS2ndGS3
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt GSGS2
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ×GS4th2
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 4th××GS2
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 4th1
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia GS1
Total111111121111

FIFA Futsal World Cup

Nation 1989
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
1992
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1996
Flag of Spain.svg
2000
Flag of Guatemala.svg
2004
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
2008
Flag of Brazil.svg
2012
Flag of Thailand.svg
2016
Flag of Colombia.svg
2020
Flag of Lithuania.svg
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria R11
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt R1R2R1R1R2QF6
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya R1R12
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco R1R12
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique R11
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria R11
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe R11
Nations21111233

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

1995
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
1996
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
1997
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
1998
Flag of Brazil.svg
(10)
1999
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2000
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2001
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2002
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
2003
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
2004
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2005
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2006
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2007
Flag of Brazil.svg
(16)
2008
Flag of France.svg
(16)
2009
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
(16)
2011
Flag of Italy.svg
(16)
2013
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
(16)
2015
Flag of Portugal.svg
(16)
2017
Flag of the Bahamas.svg
(16)
2019
Flag of Paraguay.svg
(16)
Total Participations
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon R1
14th
R1
16th
2/20
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast R1
11th
R1
16th
2/20
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar R1
14th
1/20
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria R1
9th
QF
6th
R1
12th
QF
6th
R1
12th
Q6/20
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal QF
5th
R1
9th
QF
7th
R1
13th
R1
13th
QF
6th
Q7/20
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa R1
12th
R1
12th
2/20
Total00102111002333333332

Summer Olympics

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Men

Nation Flag of France.svg
00
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg
04
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
08
Flag of Sweden.svg
12
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
20
Flag of France.svg
24
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
28
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg
36
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
48
Flag of Finland.svg
52
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
56
Flag of Italy.svg
60
Flag of Japan.svg
64
Flag of Mexico.svg
68
Flag of Germany.svg
72
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
76
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
80
Flag of the United States.svg
84
Flag of South Korea.svg
88
Flag of Spain.svg
92
Flag of the United States.svg
96
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
00
Flag of Greece.svg
04
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
08
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
12
Flag of Brazil.svg
16
Flag of Japan.svg
20
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Part of France8142
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Part of France11183
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt [19] 884=9=11=9124812811
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Part of France61
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 France138121516=10117
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom14131518237
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Part of France6-1
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Banned because of apartheid11132
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 nations325111422171618251116141616131616161616161616161616

Women

Nation Flag of the United States.svg
96
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
00
Flag of Greece.svg
04
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
08
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
12
Flag of Brazil.svg
16
Flag of Japan.svg
20
Years
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 121
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 86113
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 10102
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 121
Total nations881012121212

Rankings

Confederation of African Football

This graph shows the time periods each (male) national football team has been at the highest ranked CAF member on the FIFA World Rankings.

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

CAF overall ranking of African clubs titles

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

PosClubTitlesTrophies won
1 Flag of Egypt.svg Al Ahly SC 208 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 4 African Cup Winners' Cup, 6 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
2 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
Flag of Egypt.svg Zamalek SC 115 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Super Cup, 2 Afro-Asian Club Championship
4 Flag of Tunisia.svg Étoile 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
5 Flag of Morocco.svg Raja Casablanca 73 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Flag of Tunisia.svg ES Tunis 73 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
6 Flag of Algeria.svg JS Kabylie 62 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Cup
8 Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad Casablanca 52 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
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 21 February 2015 in chronological order.

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 the FIFA, Harrison Campbell, or the CAF since the establishment of the first African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1964. [22]

Men's Futsal

CAF FIFA CountryPoints+/-

Women's Futsal

CAF FIFA CountryPoints+/-

CAF Best Footballers of the Century

The voting to select the best of the century refers to three categories: male player, goalkeeper and female player and is obtained from five different steps. The resulting best players and goalkeepers were honored during the "World Football Gala 1999". [23]

CAF Golden Jubilee Best Players poll

In 2007 CAF published the list of top 30 African players who played in the period from 1957 to 2007, as part of the celebration of CAF's 50th anniversary, ordered according to an online poll. [24]

01. Flag of Cameroon.svg Roger Milla
02. Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud El Khatib
03. Flag of Egypt.svg Hossam Hassan
04. Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o
05. Flag of Ghana.svg Abedi Pele
06. Flag of Liberia.svg George Weah
07. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Didier Drogba
08. Flag of Nigeria.svg Nwankwo Kanu
09. Flag of Algeria.svg Rabah Madjer
10. Flag of Zambia.svg Kalusha Bwalya
11. Flag of Ghana.svg Michael Essien
12. Flag of Nigeria.svg Augustine Okocha
13. Flag of Egypt.svg Saleh Selim
14. Flag of Algeria.svg Hacène Lalmas
15. Flag of South Africa.svg Benni McCarthy
16. Flag of Senegal.svg El Hadji Diouf
17. Flag of Morocco.svg Noureddine Naybet
18. Flag of Nigeria.svg Rashidi Yekini
19. Flag of Egypt.svg Hany Ramzy
20. Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan Shehata
21. Flag of South Africa.svg Lucas Radebe
22. Flag of Tunisia.svg Tarak Dhiab
23. Flag of Morocco.svg Mohammed Timoumi
24. Flag of Ghana.svg Anthony Yeboah
25. Flag of Mali.svg Salif Keita
26. Flag of Ghana.svg Karim Abdul Razak
27. Flag of Ghana.svg Samuel Kuffour
28. Flag of Algeria.svg Lakhdar Belloumi
29. Flag of Cameroon.svg Rigobert Song
30. Flag of Sudan.svg Nasr El-Deen "Jaxa" Abbas

CAF's anthem

On 18 September 2007 the CAF launched a competition for all African composers to create its Anthem. [25] The CAF anthem is a musical composition, without lyrics, which and reflect the cultural patrimony and African music. The duration of the anthem is 74 seconds. The chosen anthem was first published to the site on 16 January 2008. The usage of the anthem and its composer are still unknown.

Announced 18 September 2007

CAF resolutions

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