The Africa Cup of Nations, sometimes referred to as AFCON or CAN, is the main international men’s association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years, switching to odd-numbered years in 2013 so as not to interfere with the FIFA World Cup. In the first tournament in 1957, there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
Since then, the tournament has expanded greatly, making it necessary to hold a qualifying tournament. The number of participants in the final tournament reached 16 in 1998, and until 2017, the format had been unchanged, with the 16 teams being drawn into four groups of four teams each, with the top two teams of each group advancing to a “knock-out” stage. On 20 July 2017, the Africa Cup of Nations was moved from January to June and expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
Here are the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winners since 1957.
All the winners through the years of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
|1974||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|1972||Republic of the Congo|
|1968||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
Countries with most titles
Countries that have won Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) most times.
|7.||Democratic Republic of the Congo||2|
|15.||Republic of the Congo||1|