African Cup of Nations AFCON Winners List Since 1957

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The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is a bi-annual football tournament that is held every two years. The tournament is contested by 24 national teams and is organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament is held in Africa and is open to all nations who have qualified for the competition.

The competition was first held in 1957 and has been held every two years since then. The tournament hosts the African Cup of Nations final and has been held in Africa every year since its inception. The tournament is an important event for African nations as it helps them qualify for the World Cup and the Olympics. It also helps promote the sport of football in Africa and helps to increase the profile of the continent.

African Cup of Nations AFCON Winners List Since 1957

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Year Winners Runners-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 Africa
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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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is the governing body of African football. Founded in 1957, it is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. CAF organizes and oversees all national football teams in Africa, as well as the African Cup of Nations. It also oversees the Confederation of African Football Cup, which is held every four years. CAF is composed of 54 member associations from across Africa.

 

The organization is headed by a president and a board of directors, which are appointed by the CAF president. CAF is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. CAF organizes and oversees all national football teams in Africa, as well as the African Cup of Nations. It also oversees the Confederation of African Football Cup, which is held every four years. CAF is composed of 54 member associations from across Africa. The organization is headed by a president and a board of directors, which are appointed by the CAF president.

 

Egypt is the most successful nation in the cup’s history, winning the tournament seven times. Three trophies have been awarded during the tournament’s history, with Ghana, and 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. Egypt won an unprecedented three consecutive titles in 2006, 2008, and 2010.

In 2013, the tournament format was switched to being held in odd-numbered years so that it wouldn’t interfere with the FIFA World Cup.Senegal are the tournament’s current champions, having beaten Egypt on penalties in the 2021 final.

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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 congress in Lisbon. There were immediate plans for a continental tournament to be held and, in February 1957, the first Africa Cup of Nations was held in Khartoum, 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 its squad due to its apartheid policy led to its disqualification, and as a consequence Ethiopia were handed a bye straight to the final.[8] Hence only two matches were played, with Egypt being crowned as the first continental champion after defeating hosts Sudan in the semi-final and Ethiopia in the final. Two years later Egypt hosted the second ANC in Cairo with the participation of the same three teams. Host and defending champions Egypt again won, after defeating Sudan.

The field grew to include nine teams for the third ANC in 1961 in 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 received automatic berths, and were joined in the final four by Nigeria and Tunisia. Egypt made its third consecutive final appearance, but the Ethiopia team emerged as victors, first beating Tunisia and then downing Egypt in extra time. African Cup of Nations AFCON Winners List Since 1957

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