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 Winning coach Top scorer(s)[citation needed] Most valuable player[citation needed]
1957  Sudan  Egypt Egypt Mourad Fahmy Egypt Ad-Diba (5) Egypt Ad-Diba
1959  United Arab Republic  United Arab Republic Hungary Pál Titkos United Arab Republic Mahmoud Al-Gohari (3) United Arab Republic Mahmoud El-Gohary
1962  Ethiopia  Ethiopia Ethiopia Ydnekatchew Tessema
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slavko Milošević
Ethiopia Mengistu Worku (3)
United Arab Republic Abdelfatah Badawi (3)
Ethiopia Mengistu Worku
1963  Ghana  Ghana Ghana Charles Gyamfi United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly (6) United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly
1965  Tunisia  Ghana Ghana Charles Gyamfi Ghana Ben Acheampong (3)
Ghana Osei Kofi (3)
Ivory Coast Eustache Manglé (3)
Ghana Osei Kofi
1968  Ethiopia  Congo-Kinshasa Hungary Ferenc Csanádi Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou (6) Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazadi Mwamba
1970  Sudan  Sudan Czechoslovakia Jiří Starosta Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou (8) Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
1972  Cameroon  Congo Republic of the Congo Adolphe Bibanzoulou Mali Salif Keita (5) Republic of the Congo François M'Pelé
1974  Egypt  Zaire Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Blagoje Vidinić Zaire Ndaye Mulamba (9) Zaire Ndaye Mulamba
1976  Ethiopia  Morocco Romania Gheorghe Mărdărescu Guinea Aliou Mamadou Keita (4) Morocco Ahmed Faras
1978  Ghana  Ghana Ghana Fred Osam-Duodu Uganda Phillip Omondi (3)
Ghana Opoku Afriyie (3)
Nigeria Segun Odegbami (3)
Ghana Karim Abdul Razak
1980  Nigeria  Nigeria Brazil Otto Glória Morocco Khaled Labied (3)
Nigeria Segun Odegbami (3)
Nigeria Christian Chukwu
1982  Libya  Ghana Ghana Charles Gyamfi Ghana George Alhassan (4) Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi
1984  Ivory Coast  Cameroon Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoje Ognjanović Egypt Taher Abouzaid (4) Cameroon Théophile Abega
1986  Egypt  Egypt England Mike Smith Cameroon Roger Milla (4) Cameroon Roger Milla
1988  Morocco  Cameroon 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 Algeria Abdelhamid Kermali Algeria Djamel Menad (4) Algeria Rabah Madjer
1992  Senegal  Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Yeo Martial Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (4) Ghana Abedi Pele
1994  Tunisia  Nigeria Netherlands Clemens Westerhof Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (5) Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
1996  South Africa  South Africa South Africa Clive Barker Zambia Kalusha Bwalya (5) Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
1998  Burkina Faso  Egypt Egypt Mahmoud El-Gohary Egypt Hossam Hassan (7)
South Africa Benni McCarthy (7)
South Africa Benni McCarthy
2000  Ghana
 Nigeria
 Cameroon France Pierre Lechantre South Africa Shaun Bartlett (5) Cameroon Lauren Etame
2002  Mali  Cameroon Germany Winfried Schäfer Cameroon Patrick Mboma (3)
Cameroon René Salomon Olembé (3)
Nigeria Julius Aghahowa (3)
Cameroon Rigobert Song
2004  Tunisia  Tunisia 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 Egypt Hassan Shehata Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (5) Egypt Ahmed Hassan
2008  Ghana  Egypt Egypt Hassan Shehata Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (5) Egypt Hosny Abd Rabo
2010  Angola  Egypt Egypt Hassan Shehata Egypt Mohamed Nagy (5) Egypt Ahmed Hassan
2012  Gabon
 Equatorial Guinea
 Zambia 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 Nigeria Stephen Keshi Ghana Mubarak Wakaso (4)
Nigeria Emmanuel Emenike (4)
Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa
2015  Equatorial Guinea  Ivory Coast 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

Overall top goalscorers[edit]

[citation needed]

As of February 5th, 2015

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 Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Traoré
8 Angola Manucho
Egypt Ahmed Hassan
Ghana Wilberforce Mfum
Guinea Pascal Feindouno
7 Angola Flávio
Cameroon Roger Milla
Egypt Taher Abouzaid
Egypt Ali Abo Greisha
Ghana Asamoah Gyan
Mali Frédéric Kanouté
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
Egypt Mohamed Aboutreika
Ghana George Alhassan
Ghana André Ayew
Ghana Abedi Pele
Mali Seydou Keita
Morocco Ahmed Faras
Nigeria Julius Aghahowa
Nigeria Segun Odegbami
South Africa Shaun Bartlett
5 Algeria Rabah Madjer
Algeria Djamel Menad
Republic of the Congo Jean-Michel M'Bono
Ivory Coast Yaya Touré
Democratic Republic of the Congo Dieumerci Mbokani
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

African Dream Team Ever[edit]

Team of All Tournaments

Below the team of the All Afcon tournaments.

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Egypt Essam El-Hadary
Cameroon Geremi Njitap
Ivory Coast Kolo Touré
Ghana Samuel Kuffour
Nigeria Taye Taiwo
Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika
Ivory Coast Yaya Touré
Ghana Michael Essien
Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba

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. El-Gohary, MahmoudMahmoud El-Gohary 3 29', 42', 73'  United Arab Republic 4–0  Ethiopia 1959 Final tournament
3. El-Shazly, HassanHassan El-Shazly 4 42', 44', 81', 87'  United Arab Republic 6–3  Nigeria 1963 Group stage
4. Lalmas, HacèneHacène Lalmas 3 15', 25', 70'  Algeria 4–0  Uganda 1968 Group stage
5. Pokou, LaurentLaurent Pokou 5 21', 60', 71', 80', 87'  Ivory Coast 6–1  Ethiopia 1970 Group stage
6. El-Shazly, HassanHassan El-Shazly 3 3', 14', 50'  United Arab Rep. 3–1  Ivory Coast 1970 Third place
7. Chanda, BernardBernard Chanda 3  Congo 2–4  Zambia 1974 Semifinal
8. Tiéhi, JoëlJoël Tiéhi 3 19', 63', 70'  Ivory Coast 4–0  Sierra Leone 1994 Group stage
9. Bwalya, KalushaKalusha Bwalya 3 2', 9', 87'  Zambia 4–0  Sierra Leone 1996 Group stage
10. McCarthy, BenedictBenedict McCarthy 4 8', 11', 19', 21'  South Africa 4–1  Namibia 1998 Group stage
11. Hassan, HossamHossam Hassan 3 34', 57', 71'  Egypt 4–0  Zambia 1998 Group stage
12. Mboma, PatrickPatrick Mboma 3 31', 44', 65'  Cameroon 5–3  Zimbabwe 2004 Group stage
13. Eto'o, SamuelSamuel Eto'o 3 20', 39', 78'  Cameroon 3–1  Angola 2006 Group stage
14. dos Santos, FrancileudoFrancileudo dos Santos 3 35', 82', 90+3'  Tunisia 4–1  Zambia 2006 Group stage
15. Alloudi, SoufianeSoufiane Alloudi 3 1', 5', 28'  Morocco 5–1  Namibia 2008 Group stage

Most tournaments appeared[edit]

The tabulated below is the players who had appeared more than three times in the history of tournament:

Played Name Tournaments
8 Cameroon Rigobert Song 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
8 Egypt Ahmed Hassan 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
7 Egypt Hossam Hassan 1986, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006
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
6 Zambia Kalusha Bwalya 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000
6 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
6 Algeria Rabah Madjer 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992
6 Egypt Essam El-Hadary 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010
6 Ghana Asamoah Gyan 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
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 Ivory Coast Siaka Tiéné 2002, 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 Morocco Noureddine Naybet 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006

Most tournaments hosted[edit]

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

Participating nations[edit]

Team Sudan
1957
United Arab Republic
1959
Ethiopia
1962
Ghana
1963
Tunisia
1965
Ethiopia
1968
Sudan
1970
Cameroon
1972
Egypt
1974
Ethiopia
1976
Ghana
1978
Nigeria
1980
Libya
1982
Ivory Coast
1984
Egypt
1986
Morocco
1988
Algeria
1990
Senegal
1992
Tunisia
1994
South Africa
1996
Burkina Faso
1998
Ghana
Nigeria
2000
Mali
2002
Tunisia
2004
Egypt
2006
Ghana
2008
Angola
2010
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
2012
South Africa
2013
Equatorial Guinea
2015
Gabon
2017
Years
 Algeria GS 2nd 4th 3rd GS 3rd 1st GS QF GS QF GS QF 4th GS QF 16
 Angola GS GS GS QF QF GS GS 7
 Benin GS GS GS 3
 Botswana GS 1
 Burkina Faso GS GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS 2nd GS 10
 Cameroon GS 3rd GS 1st 2nd 1st GS 4th GS QF 1st 1st QF QF 2nd QF GS 17
 Cape Verde QF GS 2
 Congo GS 1st 4th GS QF GS QF 7
 DR Congo GS 1st GS 4th 1st GS GS QF QF QF 3rd GS QF GS QF GS 3rd 17
 Ivory Coast 3rd 3rd 4th GS GS GS 3rd GS GS 1st 3rd GS QF GS GS 2nd 4th QF 2nd QF 1st 21
 Egypt 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th 1st GS GS GS QF QF 1st QF QF GS 1st 1st 1st 22
 Equatorial Guinea QF 4th 2
 Ethiopia 2nd 3rd 1st 4th GS 4th GS GS GS GS 10
 Gabon GS QF GS GS QF GS q 6
 Ghana 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st GS 1st GS 2nd QF 4th GS QF QF GS 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 20
 Guinea GS GS 2nd GS GS GS QF QF QF GS QF 11
 Kenya GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Liberia GS GS 2
 Libya 2nd GS GS 3
Team 1957 1959 1962 1963 1965 1968 1970 1972 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2013 2015 2017 Years
 Malawi GS GS 2
 Mali 2nd 4th 4th 4th GS GS 3rd 3rd GS 9
 Mauritius GS 1
 Morocco GS 1st GS 3rd 4th 4th GS QF GS GS 2nd GS GS GS GS 15
 Mozambique GS GS GS GS 4
 Namibia GS GS 2
 Niger GS GS 2
 Nigeria GS 3rd 3rd 1st GS 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd QF 3rd 1st 17
 Rwanda GS 1
 Senegal 4th GS GS 4th QF QF QF 2nd QF 4th GS GS GS 13
 Sierra Leone GS GS 2
 South Africa 1st 2nd 3rd QF GS GS GS QF GS 9
 Sudan 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st GS GS GS QF 8
 Tanzania GS 1
 Togo GS GS GS GS GS GS QF 7
 Tunisia 3rd GS 2nd 4th GS GS 2nd QF 4th GS 1st QF QF GS QF GS QF 17
 Uganda 4th GS GS GS 2nd 5
 Zambia 2nd GS 3rd GS 3rd QF 2nd 3rd GS GS GS GS GS QF 1st GS GS 17
 Zimbabwe GS GS 2
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter Finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
  •     — Withdrew after qualification
  •     — Disqualified after qualification

All-time table[edit]

Up to and including the 2015 tournament:

Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
 Egypt[n 1] 22 90 51 15 24 154 84 +70 168
 Ghana 20 89 50 17 22 121 74 +47 167
 Nigeria 17 86 46 21 19 123 82 +41 159
 Ivory Coast 21 87 39 22 26 129 94 +35 139
 Cameroon 17 74 37 22 15 112 70 +42 133
 Zambia 17 67 26 20 21 81 69 +12 98
 Tunisia 17 64 20 24 20 81 80 +1 84
 Algeria 16 64 22 18 24 75 77 −2 84
 Morocco 15 57 19 22 16 66 54 +12 79
 DR Congo[n 2] 17 65 17 22 26 75 91 −16 73
 Senegal 13 49 16 12 21 55 50 +5 60
 Mali 9 43 15 14 14 54 59 −5 59
 South Africa 9 38 14 13 11 45 41 +4 55
 Guinea 11 39 11 15 13 55 57 −2 48
 Congo 7 26 7 7 12 27 40 −13 28
 Sudan 8 24 7 6 11 28 38 −10 27
 Ethiopia 10 27 7 3 17 29 61 −32 24
 Gabon 6 18 6 4 8 17 24 −7 22
 Angola 7 23 4 10 9 29 37 −8 22
 Burkina Faso[n 3] 10 35 4 10 21 30 59 −29 22
 Togo 7 22 3 7 12 17 36 −19 16
 Equatorial Guinea 2 10 4 3 3 8 10 −2 15
 Libya 3 11 3 5 3 12 13 −1 14
 Uganda 5 16 3 1 12 17 31 −14 10
 Cape Verde 2 7 1 5 1 4 5 −1 8
 Kenya 5 14 1 4 9 8 24 −16 7
 Zimbabwe 2 6 2 0 4 8 13 −5 6
 Liberia 2 5 1 2 2 5 7 −2 5
 Rwanda 1 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Malawi 2 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 4
 Sierra Leone 2 5 1 1 3 2 11 −9 4
 Namibia 2 6 0 2 4 9 18 −9 2
 Mozambique 4 12 0 2 10 4 26 −22 2
 Tanzania 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
 Niger 2 6 0 1 5 1 9 −8 1
 Benin 3 9 0 1 8 4 20 −16 1
 Mauritius 1 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
 Botswana 1 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
  1. ^ Including one appearance as "United Arab Republic" representing a political union between Egypt and Syria, and another three appearances representing just Egypt but still under the name "United Arab Republic".
  2. ^ Including seven appearances as Zaire.
  3. ^ Including one appearance as Upper Volta.

Debut of teams in 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 1
1980  Mauritania 1
1982  Angola
 Equatorial Guinea
 Mozambique
 Rwanda
 Zimbabwe
5
1984  Swaziland 1
1986 None 0
1988 None 0
1990  Seychelles 1
1992  Chad 1
1994  Botswana
 Cape Verde
 Guinea-Bissau
 South Africa
4
1996  Namibia 1
1998 None 0
2000  Djibouti
 Eritrea
 São Tomé and Príncipe
3
2002 None 0
2004 None 0
2006 None 0
2008 None 0
2010  Comoros 1
2012 None 0
2013 None 0
2015  South Sudan 1

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
Total 38

Teams never qualified[edit]

References[edit]