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The TOTAL AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS, officially CAN (French : _Coupe d'Afrique des Nations_), also referred to as AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS, or AFCON, is the main international association football competition in Africa
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
Egypt
, Sudan and Ethiopia
Ethiopia
. South Africa
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
Nigeria
withdrew, reducing the field to 15, and the same happened with Togo 's withdrawal in 2010), and until 2017, the format had 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. On 20 July 2017, the Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations was moved from January to June and expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

Egypt
Egypt
is the most successful nation in the cup's history, winning the tournament a record of seven times (including when Egypt
Egypt
was known as the United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
between 1958 and 1961). Three different trophies have been awarded during the tournament's history, with Ghana and Cameroon
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
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
FIFA World Cup
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 1950s–60s: Origin and early years * 1.2 1960s: Ghanaian domination * 1.3 1970s: A decade of champions * 1.4 1980s: Cameroonian domination * 1.5 1990s: The return of South Africa
Africa
* 1.6 2000s: Egypt\'s unprecedented treble * 1.7 2010s * 1.8 Reforms * 1.9 Sponsorship

* 2 Trophy

* 3 Results

* 3.1 Summaries * 3.2 Performance by nation * 3.3 All-time record * 3.4 Champions by region

* 4 Records and statistics * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links

HISTORY

1950S–60S: ORIGIN AND EARLY YEARS

The origin of the African Nations Cup dates from June 1956, when the creation of the Confederation of African Football was proposed during the third FIFA
FIFA
congress in Lisbon
Lisbon
. There were immediate plans for a continental tournament to be held and, in February 1957, the first African Cup of Nations was held in Khartoum
Khartoum
, Sudan
Sudan
. There was no qualification for this tournament, the field being made up of the four founding nations of CAF (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Africa). South Africa's insistence on selecting only white players for their squad due to its apartheid policy led to its disqualification, and as a consequence Ethiopia
Ethiopia
were handed a bye straight to the final. Hence, only two matches were played, with Egypt
Egypt
being crowned as the first continental champion after defeating hosts Sudan
Sudan
in the semi-final and Ethiopia
Ethiopia
in the final. Two years later Egypt
Egypt
hosted the second ANC in Cairo
Cairo
with the participation of the same three teams. Host and defending champions Egypt
Egypt
again won, after defeating Sudan.

The field grew to include nine teams for the third ANC in 1962 in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
, and for the first time there was a qualification round to determine which four teams would play for the title. Host Ethiopia and reigning champion Egypt
Egypt
received automatic berths, and were joined in the final four by Nigeria
Nigeria
and Tunisia
Tunisia
. Egypt
Egypt
made its third consecutive final appearance, but it was Ethiopia
Ethiopia
that emerged as victors, after first beating Tunisia
Tunisia
and then downing Egypt
Egypt
in extra time .

1960S: GHANAIAN DOMINATION

In 1963, Ghana
Ghana
made its first appearance as it hosted the event, and won the title after beating Sudan
Sudan
in the final. They repeated that as they became champions two years later in Tunisia
Tunisia
—equalling Egypt
Egypt
as two-time winners—with a squad that included only two returning members from the 1963 team.

In 1965, the CAF introduced a rule that limit the number of overseas players in each team to two. The rule persisted to 1982.

The 1968 competition\'s final tournament format expanded to include eight of the 22 teams entered in the preliminary rounds. The qualifying teams were distributed in two groups of four to play single round-robin tournaments , with the top two teams of each group advancing to semi-finals, a system that remained in use for the finals until 1992. The Democratic Republic of Congo won its first title, beating Ghana
Ghana
in the final. Starting with the 1968 tournament, the competition has been regularly held every two years in even numbered years. Côte d\'Ivoire forward Laurent Pokou led the 1968 and 1970 tournaments in scoring, with six and eight goals respectively, and his total of 14 goals remained the all-time record until 2008. Play was covered for television for the first time during the 1970 tournament in Sudan, as the hosts lifted the trophy after defeating Ghana—who were playing their fourth consecutive final.

1970S: A DECADE OF CHAMPIONS

Six different nations won titles from 1970 to 1980: Sudan
Sudan
, Congo-Brazzaville , Zaire , Morocco
Morocco
, Ghana, and Nigeria. Zaire's second title in the 1974 edition (they won their first as the Democratic Republic of Congo) came after facing Zambia in the final. For the only time to date in the history of the competition, the match had to be replayed as the first contest between the two sides ended in a 2–2 draw after extra time. The final was re-staged two days later with Zaire winning 2–0. Forward Mulamba Ndaye scored all four of Zaire's goals in these two matches: he was also the top scorer of the tournament with nine goals, setting a single-tournament record that remains unmatched. Three months earlier, Zaire had become the first Sub-Saharan African nation to qualify to the FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
. Morocco won their first title in the 1976 ANC held in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
and Ghana
Ghana
took its third championship in 1978, becoming the first nation to win three titles.

1980S: CAMEROONIAN DOMINATION

In 1980, Nigeria
Nigeria
hosted the event and beat Algeria
Algeria
to capture its first championship. Ghana's fourth continental title came in the 1982 cup tournament ; they beat Algeria
Algeria
in the semi-finals in extra time, and faced host Libya
Libya
in the final. The match ended in a 1–1 draw after 120 minutes and Ghana
Ghana
won the penalty shootout to become champions. Cameroon
Cameroon
won their first title two years later by beating Nigeria, and in the 1986 cup , they faced Egypt—absent from the final since 1962—with Egypt
Egypt
winning the title on penalty kicks. Cameroon
Cameroon
reached its third consecutive final in the 1988 tournament and won their second championship by repeating their 1984 victory over Nigeria.

1990S: THE RETURN OF SOUTH AFRICA

In 1990, Nigeria
Nigeria
lost once again as they made their third final appearance in four tournaments, this time falling to host Algeria. The 1992 Cup of Nations expanded the number of final tournament participants to 12; the teams were divided into four groups of three, with the top two teams of each group advancing to quarter-finals. Ghanaian midfielder Abedi "Pelé" Ayew , who scored three goals, was named the best player of the tournament after his contributions helped Ghana
Ghana
reach the final; he was, however, suspended for that match and Ghana
Ghana
lost to Côte d'Ivoire in a penalty shootout that saw each side make 11 attempts to determine the winner. Côte d'Ivoire set a record for the competition by holding each of their opponents scoreless in the six matches of the final tournament.

The 12-team, three-group format was used again two years later, where hosts Tunisia
Tunisia
were humiliated by their first round elimination. Nigeria
Nigeria
, who had just qualified to the World Cup for the first time in their history, won the tournament , beating Zambia , who a year before had been struck by disaster when most of their national squad died in a plane crash while traveling to play a 1994 World Cup qualification match. Nigerian forward Rashidi Yekini , who had led the 1992 tournament with four goals, repeated as the top scorer with five goals.

South Africa
Africa
hosted the 20th ACN competition in 1996, marking their first ever appearance after a decades long ban was lifted with the end of apartheid in the country and a failed attempt to qualify in 1994. The number of final round participants in 1996 was expanded to the current 16, split into four groups. However, the actual number of teams playing in the final was only 15 as Nigeria
Nigeria
withdrew from the tournament at the final moment for political reasons. _Bafana Bafana _ won their first title on home soil, defeating Tunisia
Tunisia
in the final.

The South Africans would reach the final again two years later in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
, but were unable to defend their title, losing to Egypt who claimed their fourth cup.

2000S: EGYPT\'S UNPRECEDENTED TREBLE

Ghana
Ghana
's Sulley Muntari about to take a free kick at the 2008 tournament

The 2000 edition was hosted jointly by Ghana
Ghana
and Nigeria
Nigeria
, who replaced the originally designated host Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
. Following a 2–2 draw after extra time in the final, Cameroon
Cameroon
defeated Nigeria
Nigeria
on penalty kicks. In 2002, Cameroon's _Indomitable Lions _ made the second consecutive titles since Ghana
Ghana
had done it in the 1960s and after Egypt
Egypt
had done it before in 1957 and 1959. Again via penalty kicks, the Cameroonians beat first-time finalists Senegal
Senegal
, who also debuted in the World Cup later that year. Both finalists were eliminated in quarter finals two years later in Tunisia
Tunisia
, where the hosts won their first title, beating Morocco
Morocco
2–1 in the final. The 2006 tournament was also won by the hosts, Egypt
Egypt
, who reached a continental-record fifth title. Ahead of the 2008 Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations several European clubs called for a rethink of the tournament's schedule. As it takes place during the European season, players who are involved miss several matches for their clubs.

In January 2008, FIFA
FIFA
president Sepp Blatter announced that he wanted the tournament to be held in either June or July by 2016, to fit in the international calendar, although this would preclude many countries in central and west Africa
Africa
from hosting the competition (as these months occur during their wet season ). The 2008 tournament was hosted by Ghana
Ghana
, and saw Egypt
Egypt
retain the trophy, winning their record-extending sixth tournament by defeating Cameroon
Cameroon
1–0 in the final.

2010S

Egypt
Egypt
set a new record in the 2010 tournament that was hosted by Angola
Angola
by winning their third consecutive title in an unprecedented achievement on the African level after defeating Ghana
Ghana
1–0 in the final, retaining the gold-plated cup indefinitely and extending their record to 7 continental titles (including when Egypt
Egypt
was known as UAR between 1958 and 1961). Egypt
Egypt
became the first African nation to win three consecutive cups and joined Mexico , Argentina , and Iran who also won their continent cup 3 times in a row.

On 31 January 2010, Egypt
Egypt
set a new African record, not being defeated for 19 consecutive Cup of Nations matches, since a 2–1 loss against Algeria
Algeria
in Tunisia
Tunisia
in 2004 , and a record 9 consecutive win streak. 2015 African Cup of Nations

In May 2010, it was announced that the tournament would be moved to odd-numbered years from 2013. This means the tournament will not take place in the same year as the World Cup after 2013. It also meant there were two tournaments within twelve months in January 2012 (co-hosted by Gabon
Gabon
and Equatorial Guinea ) and January 2013 (hosted by South Africa
Africa
). The change of FIFA Confederations Cup from a biennial to a quadrennial tournament, and the switching of African cup of nations from even to odd-number years, made some African tournaments winners deprived of participating in the Confederations Cup tournaments like Egypt
Egypt
, Zambia , and Ivory Coast winners of (2010), (2012), and (2015) Africa
Africa
cup of nations respectively.

On 29 January 2011, Morocco
Morocco
won the bid to host the 2015 edition and Libya
Libya
won the right to host the 2013 tournament. But due to the 2011 Libyan civil war , Libya
Libya
and South Africa
Africa
traded years with South Africa
Africa
hosting in 2013 and Libya
Libya
hosting in 2017.

In 2012, Zambia won the final after a penalty shootout against Côte d'Ivoire. This drew increased media attention since the match took place in Gabon, only a few hundred meters from the crash site of the 1993 air disaster of their national team. The 2013 tournament was won by Nigeria, beating first time finalists Burkina Faso.

In 2014-15, the West African Ebola virus epidemic disrupted the tournament. The Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia was converted into an Ebola treatment unit. On 24 July Liberia suspended all football activities. The 2015 Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations was scheduled to be held in Morocco, but they refused to hold the tournament on the allotted dates due to concerns of the Ebola outbreak. The 2015 tournament was then moved to Equatorial Guinea.

REFORMS

With Ahmad Ahmad being CAF president, there'd been discussions about bringing changes on Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations. On July 2017, two changes were proposed:

* Switch the competition from January to summer * expansion from 16 to 24 teams (would be effective from the 2019 Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations )

On 20 July 2017, the CAF Executive Commission approved the propositions in a reunion in Rabat, Morocco
Morocco
.

SPONSORSHIP

In July 2016, Total has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions. Total started with the Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations that was held in Gabon
Gabon
in 2017 therefore renaming it Total Africa
Africa
cup of Nations.

TROPHY

Throughout the history of the Nations Cup, three different trophies have been awarded to the winners of the competition. The original trophy, made of silver, was the ABDELAZIZ ABDALLAH SALEM TROPHY, named after the first CAF president, Egyptian Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem . As the first winner of three Nations Cup tournaments, Ghana
Ghana
obtained the right to permanently hold the trophy in 1978.

The second trophy was awarded from 1980 to 2000, and it was named "TROPHY OF AFRICAN UNITY" or "AFRICAN UNITY CUP". It was given by the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa
Africa
to the CAF prior to the 1980 tournament and it was a cylindrical piece with the Olympic rings over a map of the continent engraved on it. It sat on a squared base and had stylized triangular handles. Cameroon
Cameroon
won the Unity Cup indefinitely after they became three-time champions in 2000.

In 2001, the third trophy was revealed, a gold-plated cup designed and made in Italy
Italy
. Cameroon, permanent holders of the previous trophy, were the first nation to be awarded the new trophy after they won the 2002 edition. Egypt
Egypt
won the gold-plated cup indefinitely after they became three-time champions in 2010, in an unprecedented achievement by winning three consecutive continental titles. Unlike previous winners who would have then taken the trophy home, Egypt
Egypt
were presented with a special full size replica that they got to keep. First and second time winners usually get a smaller sized replica for their trophy cabinets.

RESULTS

SUMMARIES

YEAR HOST NATION

FINAL

THIRD PLACE

CHAMPION SCORE SECOND PLACE

1957 _Details _ Sudan
Sudan

Egypt
Egypt
4–0

Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Sudan
Sudan
1

1959 _Details _ United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
2

United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
N/A3

Sudan
Sudan
Ethiopia
Ethiopia

YEAR HOST NATION

FINAL

THIRD PLACE MATCH

CHAMPION SCORE SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE SCORE FOURTH PLACE

1962 _Details _ Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Ethiopia
Ethiopia
4–2 (a.e.t. )

United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
Tunisia
Tunisia
3–0

Uganda

1963 _Details _ Ghana
Ghana

Ghana
Ghana
3–0

Sudan
Sudan
United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
3–0

Ethiopia
Ethiopia

1965 _Details _ Tunisia
Tunisia

Ghana
Ghana
3–2 (a.e.t. )

Tunisia
Tunisia
Ivory Coast 1–0

Senegal
Senegal

1968 _Details _ Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Congo-Kinshasa 1–0

Ghana
Ghana
Ivory Coast 1–0

Ethiopia
Ethiopia

1970 _Details _ Sudan
Sudan

Sudan
Sudan
1–0

Ghana
Ghana
United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
3–1

Ivory Coast

1972 _Details _ Cameroon
Cameroon

Congo 3–2

Mali
Mali
Cameroon
Cameroon
5–2

Zaire

1974 _Details _ Egypt
Egypt

Zaire 2–2 (a.e.t. ) 2–0 (replay) Zambia Egypt
Egypt
4–0

Congo

1976 _Details _ Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Morocco
Morocco
N/A4

Guinea
Guinea
Nigeria
Nigeria
N/A4

Egypt
Egypt

1978 _Details _ Ghana
Ghana

Ghana
Ghana
2–0

Uganda Nigeria
Nigeria
2–05

Tunisia
Tunisia

1980 _Details _ Nigeria
Nigeria

Nigeria
Nigeria
3–0

Algeria
Algeria
Morocco
Morocco
2–0

Egypt
Egypt

1982 _Details _ Libya
Libya

Ghana
Ghana
1–1 (a.e.t. ) 7–6 (pen. ) Libya
Libya
Zambia 2–0

Algeria
Algeria

1984 _Details _ Ivory Coast

Cameroon
Cameroon
3–1

Nigeria
Nigeria
Algeria
Algeria
3–1

Egypt
Egypt

1986 _Details _ Egypt
Egypt

Egypt
Egypt
0–0 (a.e.t. ) 5–4 (pen. ) Cameroon
Cameroon
Ivory Coast 3–2

Morocco
Morocco

1988 _Details _ Morocco
Morocco

Cameroon
Cameroon
1–0

Nigeria
Nigeria
Algeria
Algeria
1–1 (a.e.t. ) 4–3 (pen. ) Morocco
Morocco

1990 _Details _ Algeria
Algeria

Algeria
Algeria
1–0

Nigeria
Nigeria
Zambia 1–0

Senegal
Senegal

1992 _Details _ Senegal
Senegal

Ivory Coast 0–0 (a.e.t. ) 11–10 (pen. ) Ghana
Ghana
Nigeria
Nigeria
2–1

Cameroon
Cameroon

1994 _Details _ Tunisia
Tunisia

Nigeria
Nigeria
2–1

Zambia Ivory Coast 3–1

Mali
Mali

1996 _Details _ South Africa
Africa

South Africa
Africa
2–0

Tunisia
Tunisia
Zambia 1–0

Ghana
Ghana

1998 _Details _ Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

Egypt
Egypt
2–0

South Africa
Africa
DR Congo 4–4 (a.e.t. )6 4–1 (pen. ) Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

2000 _Details _ Ghana
Ghana
Nigeria
Nigeria
Cameroon
Cameroon
2–2 (a.e.t. ) 4–3 (pen. ) Nigeria
Nigeria
South Africa
Africa
2–2 (a.e.t. ) 4–3 (pen. ) Tunisia
Tunisia

2002 _Details _ Mali
Mali

Cameroon
Cameroon
0–0 (a.e.t. ) 3–2 (pen. ) Senegal
Senegal
Nigeria
Nigeria
1–0

Mali
Mali

2004 _Details _ Tunisia
Tunisia

Tunisia
Tunisia
2–1

Morocco
Morocco
Nigeria
Nigeria
2–1

Mali
Mali

2006 _Details _ Egypt
Egypt

Egypt
Egypt
0–0 (a.e.t. ) 4–2 (pen. ) Ivory Coast Nigeria
Nigeria
1–0

Senegal
Senegal

2008 _Details _ Ghana
Ghana

Egypt
Egypt
1–0

Cameroon
Cameroon
Ghana
Ghana
4–2

Ivory Coast

2010 _Details _ Angola
Angola

Egypt
Egypt
1–0

Ghana
Ghana
Nigeria
Nigeria
1–0

Algeria
Algeria

2012 _Details _ Gabon
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea Zambia 0–0 (a.e.t. ) 8–7 (pen. ) Ivory Coast Mali
Mali
2–0

Ghana
Ghana

2013 _Details _ South Africa
Africa

Nigeria
Nigeria
1–0

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Mali
Mali
3–1

Ghana
Ghana

2015 _Details _ Equatorial Guinea

Ivory Coast 0–0 (a.e.t. ) 9–8 (pen. ) Ghana
Ghana
DR Congo 0–0 4–2 (pen. ) Equatorial Guinea

2017 _Details _ Gabon
Gabon

Cameroon
Cameroon
2–1

Egypt
Egypt
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
1–0

Ghana
Ghana

2019 _Details _ _ Cameroon
Cameroon
To be played_ _To be played_

2021 _Details _ _ Ivory Coast To be played_ _To be played_

2023 _Details _ _ Guinea
Guinea
To be played_ _To be played_

* ^ South Africa
Africa
were disqualified from the tournament due to the country's apartheid policies. * ^ Only three teams participated. * ^ There was no final match; the three teams played each other once, with the winner on points receiving the Cup. It finished: UAR 4pts, Sudan
Sudan
2, Ethiopia
Ethiopia
0. * ^ There was no final match; the tournament was decided in a final group contested by the last four teams. It finished: Morocco
Morocco
5pts, Guinea
Guinea
4, Nigeria
Nigeria
3, Egypt
Egypt
0. * ^ The third-place match was tied 1–1 when the Tunisian team withdrew from the field in the 42nd minute in protest at the officiating. Nigeria
Nigeria
were awarded a 2–0 walkover.

* KEY:

* a.e.t. – _after extra time _ * pen. – _after penalty shootout _

PERFORMANCE BY NATION

As 2017 (31 edition)

TEAM WINNERS RUNNERS-UP THIRD PLACE FOURTH PLACE TOTAL TOP FOUR

Egypt
Egypt
7 (1957 , 1959 * , 1986 * , 1998 , 2006 * , 2008 , 2010 ) 2 (1962 , 2017 ) 3 (1963 , 1970 , 1974 * ) 3 (1976 , 1980 , 1984 ) 15

Cameroon
Cameroon
5 (1984 , 1988 , 2000 , 2002 , 2017 ) 2 (1986 , 2008 ) 1 (1972 * ) 1 (1992 ) 9

Ghana
Ghana
4 (1963 * , 1965 , 1978 * , 1982 ) 5 (1968 , 1970 , 1992 , 2010 , 2015 ) 1 (2008 * ) 4 (1996 , 2012 , 2013 , 2017 ) 14

Nigeria
Nigeria
3 (1980 * , 1994 , 2013 ) 4 (1984 , 1988 , 1990 , 2000 * ) 7 (1976 , 1978 , 1992 , 2002 , 2004 , 2006 , 2010 ) – 14

Ivory Coast 2 (1992 , 2015 ) 2 (2006 , 2012 ) 4 (1965 , 1968 , 1986 , 1994 ) 2 (1970 , 2008 ) 10

DR Congo 2 (1968 , 1974 ) – 2 (1998 , 2015 ) 1 (1972 ) 5

Zambia 1 (2012 ) 2 (1974 , 1994 ) 3 (1982 , 1990 , 1996 ) – 6

Tunisia
Tunisia
1 (2004 * ) 2 (1965 * , 1996 ) 1 (1962 ) 2 (1978 , 2000 ) 6

Sudan
Sudan
1 (1970 * ) 2 (1959 , 1963 ) 1 (1957 * ) – 4

Algeria
Algeria
1 (1990 * ) 1 (1980 ) 2 (1984 , 1988 ) 2 (1982 , 2010 ) 6

Morocco
Morocco
1 (1976 ) 1 (2004 ) 1 (1980 ) 2 (1986 , 1988 * ) 5

Ethiopia
Ethiopia
1 (1962 * ) 1 (1957 ) 1 (1959 ) 2 (1963 , 1968 * ) 5

South Africa
Africa
1 (1996 * ) 1 (1998 ) 1 (2000 ) – 3

Congo 1 (1972 ) – – 1 (1974 ) 2

Mali
Mali
– 1 (1972 ) 2 (2012 , 2013 ) 3 (1994 , 2002 * , 2004 ) 6

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
– 1 (2013 ) 1 (2017 ) 1 (1998 * ) 3

Senegal
Senegal
– 1 (2002 ) – 3 (1965 , 1990 , 2006 ) 4

Uganda – 1 (1978 ) – 1 (1962 ) 2

Guinea
Guinea
– 1 (1976 ) – – 1

Libya
Libya
– 1 (1982 * ) – – 1

Equatorial Guinea – – – 1 (2015* ) 1

* hosts

ALL-TIME RECORD

TOURNAMENTS MATCHES GOALS SCORED GOALS PER MATCH

1957 2 7 3.50

1959 3 8 2.67

1962 4 18 4.50

1963 8 33 4.13

1965 8 31 3.88

1968 16 52 3.25

1970 16 51 3.19

1972 16 53 3.31

1974 17 54 3.18

1976 18 54 3.00

1978 16 38 2.38

1980 16 33 2.06

1982 16 32 2.00

1984 16 39 2.44

1986 16 31 1.94

1988 16 23 1.44

1990 16 30 1.88

1992 20 34 1.70

1994 20 44 2.20

1996 29 78 2.69

1998 32 93 2.91

2000 32 73 2.28

2002 32 48 1.50

2004 32 88 2.75

2006 32 73 2.28

2008 32 99 3.09

2010 29 71 2.45

2012 32 76 2.38

2013 32 69 2.16

2015 32 68 2.13

2017 32 66 2.06

CHAMPIONS BY REGION

FEDERATION (REGION) CHAMPION(S) NUMBER

UNAF (North Africa) Egypt
Egypt
(7), Algeria
Algeria
(1), Morocco
Morocco
(1), Tunisia
Tunisia
(1) 10 titles

WAFU (West Africa) Ghana
Ghana
(4), Nigeria
Nigeria
(3), Ivory Coast (2) 9 titles

UNIFFAC (Central Africa) Cameroon
Cameroon
(5), Congo DR (2), Congo (1) 8 titles

CECAFA (East Africa) Ethiopia
Ethiopia
(1), Sudan
Sudan
(1) 2 titles

COSAFA (Southern Africa) South Africa
Africa
(1), Zambia (1) 2 titles

RECORDS AND STATISTICS

Main article: Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations records and statistics

SEE ALSO

* List of association football competitions * African Nations Championship * African Women\'s Championship

* Football in Africa
Africa
portal

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FURTHER READING

* The Great Adventure of African Football ( FIFA
FIFA
) * History of African Nations cup since 1957 ( Egypt
Egypt
State Information Service) * African Cup of Nations ;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

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Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations

TOURNAMENTS

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

QUALIFICATION

* 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 * 2019

FINALS

* 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

SQUADS

* 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

STATISTICS

* Appearances * Records and statistics

No qualification took place in 1957 and 1959 as places were given by invitation only. In 1959 and 1976, there was no final; the article is about the decisive match of the final group stage.

* v * t * e

International
International
association football

* FIFA
FIFA
* Federations * Teams * Competitions

* World Cup

* U-17 * U-20

* Confederations Cup * Olympics * Youth Olympics * Universiade * World Rankings * The Best FIFA
FIFA
Football Awards * Timeline of association football
Timeline of association football
* Comparison of association football and futsal

AFRICA

* CAF – Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations * U-23 * U-20 * U-17 * Regional ( CECAFA , CEMAC , COSAFA , WAFU )

ASIA

* AFC – Asian Cup * U-23 * U-19 * U-16 * U-14 * Regional (ASEAN , EAFF , SAFF , WAFF )

EUROPE

* UEFA
UEFA
– European Championship * U-21 * U-19 * U-17

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

* CONCACAF
CONCACAF
– Gold Cup * U-20 * U-17 * U-15 * Regional (CFU , UNCAF )

OCEANIA

* OFC – Nations Cup * U-20 * U-17

SOUTH AMERICA

* CONMEBOL Copa América * U-20 * U-17 * U-15

NON- FIFA
FIFA

* NF-Board – Viva World Cup * CONIFA - ConIFA World Football Cup * ConIFA European Football Cup * IGA - Island Games

GAMES

* African Games * Asian Games * Central America * Central America and Caribbean * East Asian Games * Francophonie Games * Indian Ocean Island * Lusophony Games * Mediterranean Games * Pan American Games * Pan Arab Games * Pacific Games * South Asian Games * Southeast Asian Games

See also Geography Codes Player /Club of the Century Women\'s football

* v * t * e

Football in Africa
Africa
(CAF )

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

MEN

* Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations * African Nations Championship * Africa
Africa
Futsal Cup of Nations * Africa
Africa
Beach Soccer Cup of Nations

WOMEN

* Africa Women Cup of Nations
Africa Women Cup of Nations
* Women\'s Olympic Qualifying Tournament * African Games

YOUTH COMPETITIONS

MEN

* U-23 Cup of Nations * U-20 Cup of Nations * U-17 Cup of Nations * African Games

WOMEN

* U-20 Cup for Women * U-17 Cup for Women

CLUB COMPETITIONS

CURRENT

* Champions League * Confederation Cup * Super Cup

DEFUNCT

* CAF Cup * Cup Winners\' Cup * Afro-Asian Championship

LISTS AND AWARDS

* African Footballer of the Year * African Women\'s Footballer of the Year * CAF Awards * CAF 5-Year Ranking * List of African national football team managers

SUB-REGIONS

NORTHERN AFRICA

* UNAF

WESTERN AFRICA

* WAFU

CENTRAL AFRICA

* UNIFFAC

EASTERN AFRICA

* CECAFA

SOUTHERN AFRICA

* COSAFA

ARAB LEAGUE

* UAFA

CAFOnline.com

* v * t * e

African championships

OLYMPIC SPORTS

TEAM SPORTS

* Basketball

* men * women

* Field hockey

* Football

* men * women

* Handball

* men * women

* Rugby sevens

* men * women

* Volleyball

* men * women

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

* Archery

* Athletics

* Outdoor * Cross country * Marathon * Race walking

* Artistic gymnastics

* Badminton

* teams

* BMX racing * Boxing * Cycling * Fencing * Judo * Mountain biking * Swimming * Weightlifting

NON-OLYMPIC SPORTS

TEAM SPORTS

* Beach soccer

* Cricket

* men * women

* Futsal

* men

* Korfball * Rugby union

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

* Air sports * Chess * Mountain running

* Rally

* Individual

* Snooker

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