List of African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Winners since 1957 to date

Senegal's Sadio Mane of 2021 AFCON champions, AFCON trophy and 2019 AFCON champions (Algeria)
Senegal's Sadio Mane of 2021 AFCON champions, AFCON trophy and 2019 AFCON champions (Algeria)

The Teranga Lions of Senegal are the champions of the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Cameroon.

Since the commencement of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), a total of fifteen (15) African countries have won the trophy from 1957 to 2021.

Coverghana.com.gh researches have confirmed that, the first African Cup of Nations was won by the Pharaohs of Egypt in a crucial game with Ethiopia in 1957.

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According to our data, Egypt has won the AFCON trophy for seven (7) times making them the champions of African in terms of the number of trophies won.

Cameroon is ranked second (2nd) with five times won while the Black Stars of Ghana is ranked third (3rd) for winning the trophy four times.

The ranking also confirmed that, Nigeria has won the AFCON tournament for three (3) times with fourth position. Dr. Congo, Algeria and Ivory Coast have also won the trophy twice respectively.

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Ethiopia, Sudan, Congo, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia and Senegal have won the trophy for just one time.

The defending champions are the Senegal after winning the Pharaoh of Egypt 4:2 in a crucial penalty during the AFCON 2021 finals in Cameroon.

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The table below shows the countries, the year they won the AFCON trophy with their runner ups.

YEAR WINNER RUNNER UP
1957 EGYPT ETHIOPIA
1959 EGYPT SUDAN
1962 ETHIOPIA EGYPT
1963 GHANA SUDAN
1965 GHANA TUNISIA
1968 DR. CONGO GHANA
1970 SUDAN GHANA
1972 CONGO MALI
1974 DR. CONGO ZAMBIA
1976 MOROCCO GUINEA
1978 GHANA UGANDA
1980 NIGERIA ALGERIA
1982 GHANA LIBYA
1984 CAMEROON NIGERIA
1986 EGYPT CAMEROON
1988 CAMEROON NIGERIA
1990 ALGERIA NIGERIA
1992 IVORY COAST GHANA
1994 NIGERIA ZAMBIA
1996 SOUTH AFRICA TUNISIA
1998 EGYPT SOUTH AFRICAN
2000 CAMEROON NIGERIA
2002 CAMEROON SENEGAL
2004 TUNISIA MOROCCO
2006 EGYPT IVORY COAST
2008 EGYPT CAMEROON
2010 EGYPT GHANA
2012 ZAMBIA IVORY COAST
2013 NIGERIA BURKINA FASO
2015 IVORY COAST GHANA
2017 CAMEROON EGYPT
2019 ALGERIA SENEGAL
2021 SENEGAL EGYPT

 

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Champions of AFCON 2021, Senegal
Champions of AFCON 2021, Senegal

Below is a table of all AFCON winners, the number of championships and years they won the trophy. 

ALL WINNERS RANKING
COUNTRY NUMBER OF CHAMPIONSHIP YEARS
EGYPT 7X 1957, 1959, 1986, 2006, 2008, 2010
CAMEROON 5X 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017
GHANA 4X 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982
NIGERIA 3X 1980, 1994, 2013
DR. CONGO 2X 1968, 1974
ALGERIA 2X 1990, 2019
IVORY COAST 2X 1992, 2015
ETHIOPIA 1X 1962
SUDAN 1X 1970
CONGO 1X 1972
MOROCCO 1X 1976
SOUTH AFRICA 1X 1996
TUNISIA 1X 2004
ZAMBIA 1X 2012
SENEGAL 1X 2021

 

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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