Africa Cup of Nations records and statistics

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This is a list of records and statistics of clubs and players who have taken part in the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament.

General statistics by tournament[edit]

Year Host Champion (titles) Winning coach[1] Top scorer (goals)[citation needed] Most valuable player[citation needed]
1957  Sudan  Egypt (1) Egypt Mourad Fahmy Egypt Ad-Diba (5) Egypt El Gohary
1959  Egypt  Egypt (2) Hungary Pál Titkos Egypt Mahmoud El Gohary (3) Egypt El Deeba
1962  Ethiopia  Ethiopia (1) Ethiopia Ydnekatchew Tessema Ethiopia Mengistu Worku (3)
United Arab Republic Badawi Abdel Fattah (3)
Ethiopia Mengistu Worku
1963  Ghana  Ghana (1) Ghana Charles Gyamfi Egypt Hassan El Shazly (6) Egypt Hassan El Shazly
1965  Tunisia  Ghana (2) Ghana Charles Gyamfi Ghana Ben Acheampong (3)
Ghana Osei Kofi (3)
Ivory Coast Eustache Manglé (3)
Ghana Osei Kofi
1968  Ethiopia  Congo-Kinshasa (1) Hungary Ferenc Csanádi Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou (6) Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazadi Mwamba
1970  Sudan  Sudan (1) Czechoslovakia Jiří Starosta Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou (8) Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
1972  Cameroon  Congo (1) Republic of the Congo Adolphe Bibanzoulou Mali Salif Keita (5) Republic of the Congo François M'Pelé
1974  Egypt  Zaire (2) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Blagoje Vidinić Zaire Ndaye Mulamba (9) Zaire Mohamed Timoumi
1976  Ethiopia  Morocco (1) Romania Gheorghe Mărdărescu Guinea Aliou Mamadou Keita (4) Morocco Ahmed Faras
1978  Ghana  Ghana (3) Ghana Fred Osam-Duodu Uganda Phillip Omondi (3)
Ghana Opoku Afriyie (3)
Nigeria Segun Odegbami (3)
Ghana Karim Abdul Razak
1980  Nigeria  Nigeria (1) Brazil Otto Glória Morocco Khaled Labied (3)
Nigeria Segun Odegbami (3)
Nigeria Christian Chukwu
1982  Libya  Ghana (4) Ghana Charles Gyamfi Ghana George Alhassan (4) Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi
1984  Ivory Coast  Cameroon (1) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoje Ognjanović Egypt Taher Abouzaid (4) Cameroon Théophile Abega
1986  Egypt  Egypt (3) England Mike Smith Cameroon Roger Milla (4) Cameroon Roger Milla
1988  Morocco  Cameroon (2) France Claude Le Roy Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi (2)
Cameroon Roger Milla (2)
Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Traoré (2)
Egypt Gamal Abdelhamid (2)
Morocco Aziz Bouderbala
1990  Algeria  Algeria (1) Algeria Abdelhamid Kermali Algeria Djamel Menad (4) Algeria Rabah Madjer
1992  Senegal  Ivory Coast (1) Ivory Coast Yeo Martial Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (4) Ghana Abedi Pele
1994  Tunisia  Nigeria (2) Netherlands Clemens Westerhof Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (5) Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
1996  South Africa  South Africa (1) South Africa Clive Barker Zambia Kalusha Bwalya (5) Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
1998  Burkina Faso  Egypt (4) Egypt Mahmoud El-Gohary Egypt Hossam Hassan (7)
South Africa Benni McCarthy (7)
South Africa Benni McCarthy
2000  Ghana
 Nigeria
 Cameroon (3) France Pierre Lechantre South Africa Shaun Bartlett (5) Cameroon Lauren Etame
2002  Mali  Cameroon (4) Germany Winfried Schäfer Cameroon Patrick Mboma (3)
Cameroon René Salomon Olembé (3)
Nigeria Julius Aghahowa (3)
Cameroon Rigobert Song
2004  Tunisia  Tunisia (1) France Roger Lemerre Cameroon Patrick Mboma (4)
Mali Frédéric Kanouté (4)
Morocco Youssef Mokhtari (4)
Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha (4)
Tunisia Francileudo dos Santos (4)
Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha
2006  Egypt  Egypt (5) Egypt Hassan Shehata Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (5) Egypt Ahmed Hassan
2008  Ghana  Egypt (6) Egypt Hassan Shehata Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (5) Egypt Hosny Abd Rabo
2010  Angola  Egypt (7) Egypt Hassan Shehata Egypt Mohamed Nagy (5) Egypt Ahmed Hassan
2012  Gabon
 Equatorial Guinea
 Zambia (1) France Hervé Renard Angola Manucho (3)
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba (3)
Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (3)
Mali Cheick Diabaté (3)
Morocco Houssine Kharja (3)
Zambia Christopher Katongo (3)
Zambia Emmanuel Mayuka (3)
Zambia Christopher Katongo
2013  South Africa  Nigeria (3) Nigeria Stephen Keshi Ghana Mubarak Wakaso (4)
Nigeria Emmanuel Emenike (4)
Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa
2015  Equatorial Guinea  Ivory Coast (2) France Hervé Renard Republic of the Congo Thievy Bifouma (3)
Democratic Republic of the Congo Dieumerci Mbokani (3)
Equatorial Guinea Javier Balboa (3)
Ghana André Ayew (3)
Tunisia Ahmed Akaïchi (3)
Ghana Christian Atsu
2017  Gabon  Cameroon (5) Belgium Hugo Broos Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga (3) Cameroon Christian Bassogog
2019  Egypt

Overall top goalscorers[edit]

[citation needed]

As of January 29th, 2017

Goals Scorers
18 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
14 Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
13 Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
12 Egypt Hassan El Shazly
11 Cameroon Patrick Mboma
Egypt Hossam Hassan
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ndaye Mulamba
Ivory Coast Joel Tiéhi
Ethiopia Mengistu Worku
Tunisia Francileudo Santos
Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
9 Angola Manucho
Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Traoré
8 Egypt Ahmed Hassan
Ghana André Ayew
Ghana Asamoah Gyan
Guinea Pascal Feindouno
7 Angola Flávio
Cameroon Roger Milla
Egypt Taher Abouzaid
Egypt Ali Abo Greisha
Ghana Osei Kofi
Mali Frédéric Kanouté
Mali Seydou Keita
Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha
South Africa Benni McCarthy
Zambia Christopher Katongo
6 Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mayanga Maku
Ivory Coast Gervinho
Ivory Coast Yaya Touré
Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika
Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Ghana George Alhassan
Ghana Wilberforce Mfum
Ghana Abedi Pele
Morocco Ahmed Faras
Nigeria Julius Aghahowa
Nigeria Segun Odegbami
South Africa Shaun Bartlett
5 Algeria Djamel Menad
Republic of the Congo Jean-Michel M'Bono
Democratic Republic of the Congo Dieumerci Mbokani
Ivory Coast Wilfried Bony
Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou
Egypt Hosny Abd Rabo
Egypt Ad-Diba
Egypt Mohamed Nagy "Gedo"
Egypt Amr Zaki
Egypt Emad Moteab
Ghana Wakaso Mubarak
Mali Fantamady Keita
Nigeria Muda Lawal
Nigeria Peter Odemwingie
Senegal Henri Camara
South Africa Siyabonga Nomvethe

Goalscorers records[edit]

Oldest goal scorer[edit]

Kalusha Bwalya of  Zambia in 2000 February 2, 36 years and 167 days old; against  Senegal in a 2 - 2 draw.

Youngest goal scorer[edit]

Shiva N'Zigou of  Gabon in 2000 January 23, 16 years and 93 days old; against  South Africa in a 3 - 1 defeat.

Top goal scorer of single tournament[edit]

9, Ndaye Mulamba of  Zaire in 1974

Player scored in most tournaments[edit]

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana; Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon and Kalusha Bwalya, Zambia have scored in most occasions, with 6 tournaments each.

Scorers of all appearance tournaments[edit]

These are all retired players who have scored in all of their tournament appearances, at least three and more occasions.

No. of occasions Players Representing Years (No. of Goals scored) Total
6 Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon 2000 (4), 2002 (1), 2004 (1), 2006 (5), 2008 (5), 2010 (2) 18
Kalusha Bwalya  Zambia 1986 (1), 1992 (1), 1994 (1), 1996 (5), 1998 (1), 2000 (1) 10
5 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast 2006 (3), 2008 (3), 2010 (1), 2012 (3), 2013 (1) 11
4 Rashidi Yekini  Nigeria 1988 (1), 1990 (3), 1992 (4), 1994 (5) 13
Joel Tiéhi  Ivory Coast 1992 (1), 1994 (4), 1996 (1), 1998 (4) 10
3 Francileudo Santos  Tunisia 2004 (4), 2006 (4), 2008 (2) 10
Frédéric Kanouté  Mali 2004 (4), 2008 (1),2010 (2) 7

Top goalscorers of single tournament[edit]

A player with at least 5 or more goals of the tournament

Goals Players Representing Years
9 Ndaye Mulamba  Zaire 1974
8 Laurent Pokou  Ivory Coast 1970
7 Hossam Hassan  Egypt 1998
Benni McCarthy  South Africa
6 Hassan El-Shazly  Egypt 1963
Laurent Pokou  Ivory Coast 1968
5 Ad-Diba  Egypt 1963
Salif Keïta  Mali 1972
Rashidi Yekini  Nigeria 1994
Kalusha Bwalya  Zambia 1996
Shaun Bartlett  South Africa 2000
Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon 2006
2008
Mohamed Nagy  Egypt 2010

Repeated top goalscorer of single tournaments[edit]

6 players with 2 tournaments each player

Indicates the top goalscorer was joint top goalscorer.
Player Representing Years Goals
Laurent Pokou  Ivory Coast 1968 6
1970 8
Segun Odegbami  Nigeria 1978 3
1980
Roger Milla  Cameroon 1986 4
1988 2
Rashidi Yekini  Nigeria 1992 4
1994 5
Patrick M'Boma  Cameroon 2002 3
2004 4
Samuel Eto'o 2006 5
2008

Hat-tricks[edit]

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

Sequence
Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Tournament Round
1. Ad-Diba 4 2', 7', 68', 89'  Egypt 4–0  Ethiopia 1957 Final
2. Mahmoud El-Gohary 3 29', 42', 73'  United Arab Republic 4–0  Ethiopia 1959 Final tournament
3. Hassan El-Shazly 4 42', 44', 81', 87'  United Arab Republic 6–3  Nigeria 1963 Group stage
4. Hacène Lalmas 3 15', 25', 70'  Algeria 4–0  Uganda 1968 Group stage
5. Laurent Pokou 5 21', 60', 71', 80', 87'  Ivory Coast 6–1  Ethiopia 1970 Group stage
6. Hassan El-Shazly (II) 3 3', 14', 50'  United Arab Republic 3–1  Ivory Coast 1970 Third place
7. Bernard Chanda 3 70', 97', 111'  Zambia 4–2  Congo 1974 Semifinal
8. Joël Tiéhi 3 19', 63', 70'  Ivory Coast 4–0  Sierra Leone 1994 Group stage
9. Kalusha Bwalya 3 2', 9', 87'  Zambia 4–0  Sierra Leone 1996 Group stage
10. Benedict McCarthy 4 8', 11', 19', 21'  South Africa 4–1  Namibia 1998 Group stage
11. Hossam Hassan 3 34', 57', 71'  Egypt 4–0  Zambia 1998 Group stage
12. Patrick Mboma 3 31', 44', 65'  Cameroon 5–3  Zimbabwe 2004 Group stage
13. Samuel Eto'o 3 20', 39', 78'  Cameroon 3–1  Angola 2006 Group stage
14. Francileudo dos Santos 3 35', 82', 90+3'  Tunisia 4–1  Zambia 2006 Group stage
15. Soufiane Alloudi 3 1', 5', 28'  Morocco 5–1  Namibia 2008 Group stage

Notable Africa Cup of Nations hat-tricks[edit]

Most tournament appearances[edit]

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

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

Players[edit]

Oldest player[edit]

44 years, 21 days, Essam El-Hadary,  Egypt vs  Cameroon 5 February 2017 Final

Youngest player[edit]

16 years, 93 days, Shiva N'Zigou,  Gabon vs  South Africa 23 January 2000

Most tournaments championship[edit]

Times Players Representing Years
4 Essam El-Hadary  Egypt 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010
Ahmed Hassan

Coach[edit]

Most championships[edit]

Most nations coached[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Championships with different nations[edit]

Won tournament both as player and coach[edit]

Foreign champion coaches[edit]

First foreign coach to win tournament[edit]

Most foreign coach championships[edit]

Foreign championship coach win other major tournament[edit]

Number of foreign coaches to win tournament[edit]

16 Foreign coaches won tournament

Most number foreign coaches to win tournament by country[edit]

France France with 6 coaches

Most tournaments hosted[edit]

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

All-time table[edit]

Legend
Team has won the African Cup of Nations

Up to and including the 2017 tournament.

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

Other records[edit]

  •  Egypt (1957),  Ghana, and  South Africa (1996) are the only teams to have won the tournament in their debut appearance.
  •  Egypt is holding the record of matches played, with 96.
  •  Egypt is holding the record of most appearance, with 24.
  •  Egypt is the only team to have won three consecutive finals of Africa Cup of Nations (2006; 2008; and 2010).

Debut of teams in qualification[edit]

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

Debut of teams in final tournament[edit]

Year Debutants Total
1957  Egypt
 Ethiopia
 South Africa
 Sudan
3
1959 None 0
1962  Tunisia
 Uganda
2
1963  Ghana
 Nigeria
2
1965  DR Congo (as Congo-Léopoldville)
 Ivory Coast
 Senegal
3
1968  Algeria
 Congo (as Congo-Brazzaville)
2
1970  Cameroon
 Guinea
2
1972  Kenya
 Mali
 Morocco
 Togo
4
1974  Mauritius
 Zambia
2
1976 None 0
1978 Republic of Upper Volta Burkina Faso (as Upper Volta) 1
1980  Tanzania 1
1982  Libya 1
1984  Malawi 1
1986  Mozambique 1
1988 None 0
1990 None 0
1992 None 0
1994  Gabon
 Sierra Leone
2
1996  Angola
 Liberia
 South Africa
3
1998  Namibia 1
2000 None 0
2002 None 0
2004  Benin
 Rwanda
 Zimbabwe
3
2006 None 0
2008 None 0
2010 None 0
2012  Botswana
 Equatorial Guinea
 Niger
3
2013  Cape Verde 1
2015 None 0
2017  Guinea-Bissau 1
2019  Burundi
 Madagascar
 Mauritania
3
Total 42

Teams yet to qualify for finals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "African Nations Cup - Winning Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 March 2019.