Africa Cup of Nations Winners List: Who Has Won AFCON the Most?

Which African countries have had the most success in the Africa Cup of Nations since the men’s soccer tournament began in 1957?

The Africa Cup of Nations, often shortened to AFCON, is the official international soccer tournament in the continent of Africa. The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (held in 2024) is the 33rd time the tournament has been played in history.

Currently, 24 teams compete in AFCON. The tournament has come a long way since its inception in 1957, when just three teams competed (Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan). Now, the competition is well-respected and players are even excused from their Premier League duties to take part.

This year’s Africa Cup of Nations is hosted by Ivory Coast, two-time winners of the tournament (1992 and 2015). But who has won the Africa Cup of Nations each year since the tournament began?

AFCON Winners List 1957-2021

YearAFCON WinnersAFCON Runners-up
1957EgyptEthiopia
1959EgyptSudan
1962EthiopiaEgypt
1963GhanaSudan
1965GhanaTunisia
1968DR CongoGhana
1970SudanGhana
1972CongoMali
1974DR CongoZambia
1976MoroccoGuinea
1978GhanaUganda
1980NigeriaAlgeria
1982GhanaLibya
1984CameroonNigeria
1986EgyptCameroon
1988CameroonNigeria
1990AlgeriaNigeria
1992Ivory CoastGhana
1994NigeriaZambia
1996South AfricaTunisia
1998EgyptSouth Africa
2000CameroonNigeria
2002CameroonSenegal
2004TunisiaMorocco
2006EgyptIvory Coast
2008EgyptCameroon
2010EgyptGhana
2012ZambiaIvory Coast
2013NigeriaBurkina Faso
2015Ivory CoastGhana
2017CameroonEgypt
2019AlgeriaSenegal
2021SenegalEgypt
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Africa Cup of Nations Winners FAQ

Who has won the most AFCON titles?

Egypt have won the Africa Cup of Nations on seven occasions, which makes them the most decorated nation. Egypt have finished in second-place three times.

Who has won the most AFCONs

Who has won AFCON five or more times?

Egypt have won AFCON seven times, which is the most of any country. Cameroon are the second-most successful nation in the tournament, having won the Africa Cup of Nations five times.

Who are the current AFCON champions?

Played in 2022, Senegal won the Africa Cup of Nations 2021. They defeated Egypt in the Final, on penalties. This tournament success marked Senegal’s first ever AFCON title.

AFCON current champions

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