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The Confederation of African Football (CAF, icon; ; ) is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.

CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs continental, national, and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions.

CAF is one of the biggest of six continental confederations of FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

. Although it is just three years younger than the UEFA
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

, CAF still has a long way to go in order to improve the quality of the national and local competitions. CAF has been given 5 slots out of the 32 available since the 1998 FIFA World Cup
1998 FIFA World Cup
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as host nation by FIFA on 2 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final...

 in France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

, this increased to 6 in 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

 in South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...

, to include the hosts
South Africa national football team
The South Africa national football team represents South Africa in association football and is controlled by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa. South Africa's home ground is Soccer City, known as FNB Stadium due to a naming rights deal, in...

. The number of places returned to 5 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

.

CAF was founded on 8 February 1957 in Khartoum
Khartoum
Khartoum is the capital and largest city of Sudan and of Khartoum State. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as "al-Mogran"...

, Sudan
Sudan
Sudan , officially the Republic of the Sudan , is a country in North Africa, sometimes considered part of the Middle East politically. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the...

  by the Egyptian
Egyptian Football Association
The Egyptian Football Association is the governing body of football in Egypt.The leading Egyptian clubs are as follows, with the total number of national competitions following the name of the club....

, Ethiopian
Ethiopian Football Federation
The Ethiopian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Ethiopia. It was founded in 1943, affiliated to FIFA in 1953 and to CAF in 1957. It organizes the national football league and the national team....

, South African
South African Football Association
The South African Football Association or SAFA is the governing body of football in South Africa.-History:The South African Football Association was founded on 8 December, 1991, the culmination of a long unity process that was to rid the sport in South Africa of all its past racial division.Four...

 and Sudanese
Sudan Football Association
The Sudan Football Association is the governing body of football in Sudan. It was established in 1936 and affiliated with FIFA in 1948....

 FAs, following former discussions between the Egyptian
Egyptian Football Association
The Egyptian Football Association is the governing body of football in Egypt.The leading Egyptian clubs are as follows, with the total number of national competitions following the name of the club....

, Somali
Somali people
Somalis are an ethnic group located in the Horn of Africa, also known as the Somali Peninsula. The overwhelming majority of Somalis speak the Somali language, which is part of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family...

, South African
South African Football Association
The South African Football Association or SAFA is the governing body of football in South Africa.-History:The South African Football Association was founded on 8 December, 1991, the culmination of a long unity process that was to rid the sport in South Africa of all its past racial division.Four...

 and Sudanese
Sudan Football Association
The Sudan Football Association is the governing body of football in Sudan. It was established in 1936 and affiliated with FIFA in 1948....

 FAs earlier in 7 June 1956 in Avenida Hotel in Lisbon
Lisbon
Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 545,245 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3 million on an area of , making it the 9th most populous urban...

, Portugal
Portugal
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

. The headquarters were few months in Khartoum until a fire outbreak in the offices of the Sudanese Football Association when the organization moved near Cairo
Cairo
Cairo , is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life...

. Youssef Mohammad was the first General Secretary and Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem the president. Its administrative center since 2002 is in 6th of October City, near Cairo
Cairo
Cairo , is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life...

. It was initially made up of 4 national associations. Currently there are 55 associations, 53 full members beside Zanzibar and Réunion Island as associates. (see the bottom of this page or List of CAF national football teams).

The current CAF President is Issa Hayatou
Issa Hayatou
Issa Hayatou is the president of the Confederation of African Football , named in 1987. In 2002, he ran for president of FIFA but was defeated by current president Sepp Blatter...

.

Continental


The main competition for men's national teams is the African Cup of Nations
African Cup of Nations
The Africa Cup of Nations, also referred to as the African Cup of Nations or African Nations Cup, officially CAN , is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football , and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been...

, started in 1957. In 2009, CAF will be organising another competition for men's national teams, the African Nations Championship
African Nations Championship
The African Nations Championship is a football tournament which was first announced on 11 September 2007 It is administered by the Confederation of African Football and is played between the best national teams of Africa, exclusively featuring players who are active in the national championships...

  composed exclusively of national players playing in the national championship. CAF also runs national competitions at Under-21
African Youth Championship
The African Youth Championship is the main international youth football competition for CAF nations, and is competed for by under 20 year olds...

 and Under-17
African Under-17 Championship
The African Under 17 Championship is a bi-annual football competition organised by the sport's Africaan governing body, CAF. The competition has been held since 1995...

 levels. For women's national teams, CAF operates the CAF Women's Championship
CAF Women's Championship
The African Women's Championship is a biennial competition in women's football for national teams which belong to the Confederation of African Football . Nine tournaments have been held, with the current champions being Nigeria...

 for senior national sides and the CAF Women's Under-20 Championship at under-20 level, since 2008 there is a CAF Women's Under-17 Championship for under-17 sides.

CAF also organizes the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup
UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup
The UEFA/CAF Meridian Cup features Under-18 representative sides from Europe and Africa, and is part of the co-operation programme between UEFA and the CAF.-Meridian Project:...

 with UEFA
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

 for youth teams.

In futsal
Futsal
Futsal is a variant of association football that is played on a smaller pitch and mainly played indoors. Its name is a portmanteau of the Portuguese futebol de salão and the Spanish fútbol de salón , which can be translated as "hall football" or "indoor football"...

 there is the African Futsal Championship
African Futsal Championship
The African Futsal Championship is the main national futsal competition of the Confederation of African Football nations. It was first held in 1996 and has been played every four years.-Results:-Ranking:...

.

In Beach soccer
Beach soccer
Beach soccer, also known as beach football or beasal, is a variant of association football played on a beach or some form of sand. The game emphasises skill, agility and shooting at goal....

 there is the CAF Beach Soccer Championship
CAF Beach Soccer Championship
The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers , more commonly known as the CAF Beach Soccer Championship is the main championship for beach soccer in Africa. The first championship was held in September 2006 in Durban, South Africa, as all following tournaments were until 2011, when the tournament was...

.

Also, CAF is responsible for organisation of the football events during the Pan African Games
Football at the All-Africa Games
The men's Association football tournament has been held at every session of the All-Africa Games since 1965. Women's competition was added in 2003....

.

Club


CAF also runs the two main club competitions in Africa: the CAF Champions League
CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

 was first held in 1964, and was known as the African Cup of Champions Clubs (or just African Cup) until 1997; and the CAF Confederation Cup
CAF Confederation Cup
The CAF Confederation Cup is an international club association football competition run by the Confederation of African Football.-Qualification:...

, for national cup winners and high-placed league teams, was launched by CAF in 2004 as a successor to the African Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

 (begun in 1975). A third competition, the CAF Cup
CAF Cup
The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runner-ups of member associations who haven't qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.-Format:Only runner-ups of...

, started in 1992 and was absorbed into the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004.

The CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

, which pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup (previously the winners of the Cup Winners' Cup), came into being in 1992.

2010 Togo Expulsion Controversy


CAF has been the subject of widespread media controversy and criticism following a decision to ban Togo from the next two Africa Cup of Nations matches, after Togo briefly withdrew then tried to rejoin the competition following an armed ambush on their bus which wounded and killed several passengers, including players. CAF's parent body FIFA has expressed sympathy to Togo, but has not commented on CAF's actions.

53 Full Members



- 1964 - 1976 - 1963 - 1964 - 1964 - 1957 - 1957 - 1958 - 1968 - 1965 - 1975 - 1959 - 1964 - 1986 - 1967 - 1957 - 1964 - 1964
- 1980 - 1964 - 2000 - 2005 - 1960 - 1986 - 1967 - 1963 - 1964 - 1963 - 1968 - 1980 - 1960 - 1964 - 1963 - 1978 - 1960 - 1980
- 1969 - 1972 - 1965 - 1966 - 1994 - 1998 - 1966 - 1986 - 1962 - 1968 - 1963 - 1992 - 1978 - 1986 - 1957 & 1992 - 1964 - 1960

Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) - 1973



- 1994 - 1973 - 1973 - 1973
- 1995 - 1973 - 1975 - 1973 & 2003
- 1994 - 1994 - 1973

West Africa Football Union
West Africa Football Union
The West Africa Football Union is an association of the football playing nations in West Africa.It was the brainchild of the Senegal Football Federation who requested that the nations belonging to CAF's Zone A and B meet and hold a regular competitive tournament.The Union organise several...

 (WAFU) - Union du Football de l'Ouest Afrique (UFOA) - 1975



- 1975 - 1975 - 1975 - 1975 - 1975 - 1975
- 1975 - 1975 - 1975 - 1975 - 1975

- 1975 - 1975 - 1975 - 1975 - 1975

Union des Fédérations de Football d'Afrique Centrale (UNIFFAC) - 1978



- 1978

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) - 1997



- 1997 - 1997 - 2000 - 2000 - 1997
- 1997 - 2000 - 1997 - 1997 - 1997
- 2007 - 1997 - 1997 - 1997

Union of North Africa Football Federations (UNAF) - 2005



- 2005 - 2005

- 2005 - 2005

- 2005

Non-regional Members




  1. - Excluded from CAF and from 1st African Cup of Nations
    African Cup of Nations
    The Africa Cup of Nations, also referred to as the African Cup of Nations or African Nations Cup, officially CAN , is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football , and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been...

     in 1957 due to Apartheid
  2. - Non-FIFA
    FIFA
    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

     member associations holding associate membership of CAF
  3. - Member of UNAF from 2005 to 2009 and from 2011 - Withdrew from UNAF on the 19th of November 2009 but return on 2011


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CAF Zone 1 - Northern Zone


CAF Zone 2 - Western Zone A


CAF Zone 3 - Western Zone B


CAF Zone 4 - Central Zone


CAF Zone 5 - Central Eastern Zone


CAF Zone 6 - Southern Zone


Men

Nation  
1900
Football at the 1900 Summer Olympics
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a football tournament was contested for the first time. Only two demonstration matches were held between the three club sides, and no medals were awarded...

 

1904
Football at the 1904 Summer Olympics
At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a football event was contested. Only three club teams competed. No medals were awarded at the time, but the IOC subsequently awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals and upgrade the status of the contests to an official event....

 
 
1908
Football at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Bohemia were forced to withdraw before the tournament started after losing their FIFA membership.-Semi-finals:-Bronze medal match:The French were so shocked by their humiliating 17-1 defeat against Denmark that they declined to play for the bronze medal; therefore, the Netherlands played Sweden for...

 
 
1912
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics was one of the 102 events at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the fourth time football was on the Olympic schedule. The tournament was contested between 11 nations, all of them from Europe, with Great Britain winning the gold medals...

 
 
1920
Football at the 1920 Summer Olympics
The football at the 1920 Summer Olympics, was one of the 154 events at the 1920 Summer Olympics, held in Antwerp. It was the fifth time football was on the Olympic schedule. The tournament was contested by 14 teams, with host country Belgium winning the gold medals...

 
 
1924
Football at the 1924 Summer Olympics
At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, Uruguay dominated the Football tournament winning the Gold.-Amateur Status:In 1921, the Belgium Football Association first allowed for payments to players for time lost from work; in the months that followed four other Associations permitted similar...

 
 
1928
Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics
Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics tournament, won by Uruguay against Argentina, would be the precursor to the first FIFA World Cup held in 1930 in Uruguay.-Medalists:-Background:...

 
 
1936
Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics
The 1936 Olympic football tournament, won by Italy, has come to share an affinity with the political backdrop against which it was being played; in terms of the history of football, however, the tournament suffered as a reaction to the development of the FIFA World Cup.The introduction of the first...

 
 
1948
Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics
The 1948 Olympic Games title was won by Sweden, managed by Englishman George Raynor.-Summary:Sweden, whose Football Association forbade professionalism within domestic football, ran out as winners and only used 12 players throughout the entire tournament but there were exceptional performances put...

 
 
1952
Football at the 1952 Summer Olympics
The 1952 Olympic football tournament signalled the arrival of the 'Golden Team'; the 'Magical Magyars': Hungary. Ferenc Puskás, the great Hungarian known as the 'Galloping Major' for his military title, said of the 1952 competition: "It was during the Olympics that our football first started to...

 
 
1956
Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics
The 1956 Olympic Games football tournament with just 11 competing nations suffered from cancellations. It was an undistinguished tournament that featured mis-matches and walkovers.-Background:...

 
 
1960
Football at the 1960 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics was held from 26 August to 10 September in 1960 throughout Italy.-Venues:-Medalists:-Group A:---------------------Group B:---------------------Group C:--------...

 
 
1964
Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics
The football competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on October 11 and ended on October 23. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested...

 
 
1968
Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Final results for the football competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics.-Medalists:-Group A:-------------------------Group B:-------------------------Group C:Ghana replaced Morocco, who refused to play Israel.----...

 
 
1972
Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics
Final results for the Football competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Passau, and Regensburg.-Medalists:-Group A: ---- -----------------Group B: ---- ----------------...

 
 
1976
Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics
Final results for the Football competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Sherbrooke. Groups A, C and D had only three teams instead of four, as Nigeria, Ghana and Zambia national teams adhered to African-led boycott of the Games against the participation of New...

 
 
1980
Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics
thumb|right|Official Programme of the match [[USSR]] vs [[Venezuela]]The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and ended on August 2. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested...

 
 
1984
Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics started on July 29 and ended on August 11. It featured only a men's tournament, as women's football had yet to become an Olympic event. It was the first Olympic football competition in which professionals were allowed...

 
 
1988
Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics
Final results for the football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. The tournament was held from September 17, 1988 to October 1, 1988.-Medal summary:...

 
 
1992 
 
1996
Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics
The association football competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held in Birmingham, Alabama; Washington, D.C; Orlando, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Athens, Georgia....

 
 
2000
Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics was the 20th official Olympic football tournament. A women's tournament was held for the second time.-Medal winners:-Venues:*Olympic Stadium, Sydney*Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney*Bruce Stadium, Canberra...

 
 
2004
Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August, , and ended on 28 August.The men's tournament is played by U-23 national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad...

 
 
2008
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 August to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate...

 
 
2012
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in London and several other cities in the United Kingdom, from 25 July to 11 August. The finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA are invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23...

Total
 Egypt QF 4th 4th QF 10
 Ghana QF 3rd QF 6
 Morocco QF 6
 Nigeria 1st QF 2nd 6
 Tunisia 4
 Cameroon 1st QF 3
 Zambia QF 2
 Algeria QF 1
 Côte d'Ivoire QF 1
 Guinea 1
 Mali QF 1
 South Africa 1
 Sudan 1
Total 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 43

Women

Nation  
1996
Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics
The association football competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held in Birmingham, Alabama; Washington, D.C; Orlando, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Athens, Georgia....

 
 
2000
Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics was the 20th official Olympic football tournament. A women's tournament was held for the second time.-Medal winners:-Venues:*Olympic Stadium, Sydney*Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney*Bruce Stadium, Canberra...

 
 
2004
Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August, , and ended on 28 August.The men's tournament is played by U-23 national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad...

 
 
2008
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 August to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate...

 
 
2012
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in London and several other cities in the United Kingdom, from 25 July to 11 August. The finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA are invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23...

Total
 Cameroon q 1
 Nigeria QF 3
 South Africa q 1
Total 0 1 1 1 2 5

World Cup Participation and Results


Legend
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • GS – Group Stage
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter
  •     — Withdrew
  •     — Banned
  •     — Hosts

Men's World Cup Finals


The following CAF members have competed in the following FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

s. Teams are sorted by number of appearances.

Team  
1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 
 
1934
1934 FIFA World Cup
The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Italy from 27 May to 10 June 1934....

 
 
1938
1938 FIFA World Cup
The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 June to 19 June. Italy retained the championship, beating Hungary 4–2 in the final.-Host selection:...

 
 
1950
1950 FIFA World Cup
The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been canceled owing to World War II...

 
 
1954
1954 FIFA World Cup
The 1954 FIFA World Cup, the fifth staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July. Switzerland was chosen as hosts in July 1946. The tournament set a number of all-time records for goal-scoring, including the highest average goals scored per game...

 
 
1958
1958 FIFA World Cup
The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 June to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final for their first title. To date, this marks the only occasion that a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European...

 
 
1962
1962 FIFA World Cup
The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from 30 May to 17 June. It was won by Brazil, who retained the championship by beating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final...

 
 
1966
1966 FIFA World Cup
The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the World Cup for the first time, so becoming the first host to win the tournament since Italy in 1934.-Host selection:England was chosen as...

 
 
1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

 
 
1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

 
 
1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

 
 
1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

 
 
1986
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

 
 
1990
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

 
 
1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

 
 
1998
1998 FIFA World Cup
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as host nation by FIFA on 2 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final...

 
  
2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

 
 
2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

 
 
2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

 
 
2014
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

Total inclusive
WC Qual.
GS QF GS GS GS GS 6 8
GS R16 GS GS 4 12
R16 R16 GS GS 4 12
GS GS GS GS 4 12
GS GS GS 3 11
GS GS GS 3 5
R16 QF 2 11
GS GS 2 10
1R GS 2 12
GS 1 7
GSa 1 9
QF 1 10
GS 1 8
Total 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 5 5 5 6 34

a As  Zaire Zaire
Zaire
The Republic of Zaire was the name of the present Democratic Republic of the Congo between 27 October 1971 and 17 May 1997. The name of Zaire derives from the , itself an adaptation of the Kongo word nzere or nzadi, or "the river that swallows all rivers".-Self-proclaimed Father of the Nation:In...

.
  • Firsts
    • First African team to qualify for the World Cup: (1934)
    • First African team to win a match in the World Cup: (1978)
    • First African team to reach the knockout stage: (1986)
    • First African team to reach the quarter-final: (1990)

Women's World Cup Finals


The following CAF members have competed in the following FIFA Women's World Cup
FIFA Women's World Cup
The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the...

s. Teams are sorted by number of appearances.
Team  Mainland China
1991 
 Sweden
1995 
 United States
1999 
 United States
2003 
 Mainland China
2007 
 Germany
2011 
Total
GS GS QF GS GS GS 6
GS GS GS 3
GS 1
Total 1 1 2 2 2 2 10
  • Q – Qualified for the 2011 Women's World Cup

Men's National Teams


Rankings are calculated by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

.
CAF FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

Country Points +/−
1 16 912
2 29 761
3 30 758
4 31 757
5 43 627
6 44 625
7 48 602
8 53 577
9 57 544
10 59 537
11 60 524
12 61 521
13 62 518
14 63 514
15 67 472
16 70 462
17 77 445
18 79 436
19 79 436
20 84 412
21 87 407
22 91 394
23 96 371
24 98 361
25 101 350
26 105 324
27 112 304
28 114 297
29 118 280
30 121 264

Last updated November, 23, 2011

Women's National Teams


Rankings are calculated by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 based on matches played over the last four years.
CAF FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

Country Points +/−
1 27 1710
2 51 1457
3 55 1431
4 66 1380
5 67 1366
6 71 1340
7 74 1335
8 75 1331
9 78 1320
10 84 1299
11 85 1290
12 93 1215
13 101 1267
14 105 1236
15 107 1134
16 109 1113
17 115 1073
18 117 1051
19 122 952
20 126 915

Last updated September 23, 2011

CAF overall ranking of African Clubs titles


The following clubs are the top 10 clubs in CAF competitions.
Pos Club Titles Trophies won
1
 Egypt Al-Ahly SC
14
6 African Cup of Champions Clubs-CAF Champions League
CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

s; 4 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

s; 4 CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

s
2
 Egypt Zamalek SC
9
5 African Cup of Champions Clubs-CAF Champions League
CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

s; 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

; 3 CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

s
3
 Tunisia ES Sahel
Étoile Sportive du Sahel
The Étoile Sportive du Sahel is a sports club from Sousse in the Sahel region of Tunisia, known primarily for its football team. The club also has sections for handball, volleyball, basketball, judo and wrestling...

8
1 CAF Champions League
CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

; 2 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

s; 2 CAF Cup
CAF Cup
The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runner-ups of member associations who haven't qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.-Format:Only runner-ups of...

s; 1 CAF Confederation Cup
CAF Confederation Cup
The CAF Confederation Cup is an international club association football competition run by the Confederation of African Football.-Qualification:...

; 2 CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

s
4
 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
TP Mazembe
Tout Puissant Mazembe, formerly known as Englebert, are a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi. Their home games are played at Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi. Its nickname is Les corbeaux despite having a crocodile with a ball in its mouth on the team crest...

7
4 African Cup of Champions Clubs-CAF Champions League
CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

s; 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

; 2 CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

s
5
 Algeria JS Kabylie
JS Kabylie
Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie , known as JS Kabylie or JSK , is an Algerian professional association football club based in Tizi Ouzou. It draws its support from Kabyle football fans even outside the city of Tizi Ouzou...

6
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs; 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

; 3 CAF Cup
CAF Cup
The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runner-ups of member associations who haven't qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.-Format:Only runner-ups of...

s
6
 Tunisia ES Tunis
5
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs; 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

; 1 CAF Cup
CAF Cup
The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runner-ups of member associations who haven't qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.-Format:Only runner-ups of...

; 1 CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

 Morocco Raja CA Casablanca
Raja CA Casablanca
Raja Club Athletic or Raja is a sports club with sections in many different disciplines in Casablanca, Morocco. Raja was founded on March, 28th 1949 as part of the political struggle against French rule by nationalists who aimed to create a focus for working-class young Moroccans...

5
3 African Cup of Champions Clubs-CAF Champions League
CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

s; 1 CAF Cup
CAF Cup
The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runner-ups of member associations who haven't qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.-Format:Only runner-ups of...

; 1 CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

8
 Cameroon Canon Yaoundé
Canon Yaoundé
Canon Sportif de Yaoundé, commonly referred to as Canon Yaoundé, are a Cameroonian football club based in Yaoundé. The club was formed in 1930 and play their games at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo...

4
3 African Cup of Champions Clubs; 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
African Cup Winners' Cup
The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

 Nigeria Enyimba International FC
4
2 CAF Champions League
CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

s; 2 CAF Super Cup
CAF Super Cup
The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

s


Update as of 5 February 2011 in chronological order.

Top 20 African Clubs


Rankings are calculated by the IFFHS
International Federation of Football History & Statistics
The International Federation of Football History & Statistics is an organization that chronicles the history and records of Association football. It was founded on 27 March 1984 at Leipzig by Dr. Alfredo Pöge with the blessings of general secretary of the FIFA at the time, Dr. Helmut Käser...

 based on matches played over the last year till the date of release.
CAF IFFHS
International Federation of Football History & Statistics
The International Federation of Football History & Statistics is an organization that chronicles the history and records of Association football. It was founded on 27 March 1984 at Leipzig by Dr. Alfredo Pöge with the blessings of general secretary of the FIFA at the time, Dr. Helmut Käser...

Club Points
1 81  Egypt Al-Ahly SC 126.5
2 84  Algeria ES Sétif
ES Sétif
Entente Sportive Sétifienne , commonly referred to as ES Sétif or ESS for short, is an Algerian professional football club based in Sétif currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1...

125.5
3 86  Nigeria Heartland FC
Heartland F.C.
Heartland F.C is a Nigerian soccer club based in Owerri. They play their home games at Dan Anyiam Stadium. With local rivals Enugu Rangers, they are one of two Nigerian teams that have never been relegated....

124.0
4 88  Sudan Al-Hilal Club 123.5
5 113  Egypt Zamalek SC 111.0
6 131  Algeria JS Kabylie
JS Kabylie
Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie , known as JS Kabylie or JSK , is an Algerian professional association football club based in Tizi Ouzou. It draws its support from Kabyle football fans even outside the city of Tizi Ouzou...

103.0
7 138  Sudan Al-Merreikh SC 101.0
8 139  Egypt Haras El-Hodood Club 100.5
9 149  Egypt Ismaily SC
Ismaily SC
The Ismaily Sporting Club is a club, established in 1924 as Nahda Sporting Club, based in Ismaïlia, Egypt. The club is best known for its football team....

97.5
10 150  Tunisia Espérance ST 96.0
11 184  Mali Stade Malien
Stade Malien
Stade Malien is a Malian football and sports club based in Bamako. One of the two dominant clubs of Malian football, their eastern Bamako training grounds host other sports as well, including a successful basketball club.-Football club:...

89.5
12 189  Libya Al-Ittihad Club 88.5
13 196  Angola CD Primeiro de Agosto
Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto
Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto , is a sports club from Luanda, Angola.-History:...

86.5
14 179  South Africa Supersport United FC 88.0
15 237  Angola Atlético Petróleos Luanda
Atlético Petróleos Luanda
Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, usually known as Petro Atlético Luanda, or simply Petro Atlético or Petro de Luanda, is a traditional football club from Luanda, Angola, founded in 1980...

80.5
16 246  Egypt Petrojet FC 79.5
17 248  Nigeria Kano Pillars FC
Kano Pillars F.C.
Kano Pillars Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Kano. They play in the top division in Nigerian football, the Nigerian Premier League. Their home stadium is Sani Abacha Stadium. Kano Pillars FC was founded in the year 1990, the year professional league was started in Nigeria...

78.5
18 272  Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club
AS Vita Club
AS Vita Club is a Congolese football club based in Kinshasa.-Honours:*African Cup of Champions Clubs: 0**Winner : 1973**Finalist : 1981*Linafoot: 12**Champion : 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2010...

75.7
19 283  Egypt ENPPI Club 73.0
20 345  Algeria CR Belouizdad
CR Belouizdad
Chabab Riadhi de Belouizdad is an Algerian football club based in Mohamed Belouizdad, a district of Algiers. It was founded in 1962...

65.5

Last updated July 30, 2008

CAF overall ranking of African Clubs


Rankings are calculated by the CAF based on points gathered by African teams throughout their participation in international club tournaments organized by either the FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 or the CAF since the establishment of the first African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1964.
CAF Club Points
1  Egypt Al-Ahly SC 74.0
2  Egypt Zamalek SC 60.0
3  Tunisia ES Sahel
Étoile Sportive du Sahel
The Étoile Sportive du Sahel is a sports club from Sousse in the Sahel region of Tunisia, known primarily for its football team. The club also has sections for handball, volleyball, basketball, judo and wrestling...

50.0
4  Tunisia ES Tunis 47.0
5  Ghana Asante Kotoko FC 44.0
6  Côte d'Ivoire ASEC Mimosas
ASEC Mimosas
The Académie Sportive des Employés de Commerce Mimosas is an Ivorian football club based in Abidjan. The club is also known as ASEC Mimosas Abidjan and ASEC Abidjan, especially in international club competitions. Founded in 1948, they are the most successful side in Ivorian football, having won...

42.0
7  Cameroon Canon Yaoundé
Canon Yaoundé
Canon Sportif de Yaoundé, commonly referred to as Canon Yaoundé, are a Cameroonian football club based in Yaoundé. The club was formed in 1930 and play their games at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo...

36.0
8  Algeria JS Kabylie
JS Kabylie
Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie , known as JS Kabylie or JSK , is an Algerian professional association football club based in Tizi Ouzou. It draws its support from Kabyle football fans even outside the city of Tizi Ouzou...

35.0
9  Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak SC 31.0
10  Côte d'Ivoire Africa Sports 30.0

CAF Best Footballers of the Century


The voting to select the best of the century refers to three categories: male player, goalkeeper and female player, and is obtained from five different steps. The resulting best players and goalkeepers were honored during the "World Football Gala 1999". Voting process as explained by the IFFHS.

CAF Best Player of the Century

Player Name Points
 Liberia George Weah
George Weah
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is a Liberian humanitarian and politician, and an ex-footballer. He ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2005 election, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting...

95
 Cameroon Roger Milla
Roger Milla
Roger Milla is a retired Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker. He was one of the first African players to be a major star on the international stage...

77
 Ghana Abédi Pelé
Abédi Pelé
Abedi Ayew, known professionally as Abedi Pele is a former Ghana International football player and captain. Having been given the nickname "Pelé" in recognition of his superior ability that evoked comparisons to Brazilian great Pelé, he found fame in France's Ligue 1 with Lille OSC and Olympique...

72
 Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa and the world. He is said to have invented the Blind Pass...

56
 Algeria Rabah Madjer
Rabah Madjer
Mustapha Rabah Madjer is a retired Algerian footballer.A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. He is widely remembered for scoring on 77 minutes, an audacious back-heeled...

51
 Cameroon Théophile Abega
Théophile Abega
Théophile Abega is a former Cameroonian football player. The midfielder was part of the Cameroon national football team, playing all three matches at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and captaining the side to their first African Nations Cup victory in 1984.In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the...

39
 Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Pokou
Laurent Pokou
Laurent Pokou is a former footballer from Ivory Coast, who works for Académie de Sol Beni as Head Coach.-Career:He was a notable striker for French club Stade Rennais.-International career:...

38
 Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
Kalusha Bwalya
Kalusha Bwalya , known as simply Kalusha, is a Zambian footballer and coach. He is Zambia's most capped player, all-time top goalscorer, and is regarded as the greatest Zambian player to play the game...

37
 Morocco Ahmed Faras
Ahmed Faras
Ahmed Faras is a former Moroccan football forward. He was named African Footballer of the Year in 1975, and spent all of his playing career with his native Chabab Mohammédia.- International :...

35
 Nigeria Finidi George
Finidi George
Finidi George is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a right winger.After making a name for himself at Ajax in the Netherlands – being a leading figure in a team which won eight major titles, including the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League – he played several years in Spain with Real Betis,...

32


CAF Best Goalkeeper of the Century

Player Name Points
 Cameroon Joseph-Antoine Bell
Joseph-Antoine Bell
Joseph-Antoine Bell, sometimes referred to as JoJo Bell is a former Cameroonian international football goalkeeper, one of the best African goalkeepers of all time...

39
 Cameroon Thomas Nkono 30
 Tunisia Sadok Sassi "Attouga"
Sadok Sassi
Sadok Sassi , nicknamed "Attouga" is a former Tunisian footballer. He was a goalkeeper and played for Club Africain and the Tunisian national team....

26
 Morocco Badou Zaki
Badou Zaki
Ezzaiki Badou, nicknamed "Zaki" was the manager of the Morocco national football team from 2002 to 2005. Before coaching, he was a noted goalkeeper, appearing as the keeper for the Morocco national football team at the 1984 Summer Olympics and at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He was named by France...

24
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mwamba Kazadi
Mwamba Kazadi
Robert Kazadi Mwamba is a retired Goalkeeper who played for TP Mazembe and Zaire at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, In a group game involving the Leopards and Yugoslavia...

19
 Cameroon Jacques Songo'o
Jacques Songo'o
Jacques Celestin Songo'o is a retired Cameroonian footballer, who played as a goalkeeper.Spent the vast majority of his professional career in France and Spain, also representing the Cameroonian national team in four FIFA World Cups.-Club career:After first establishing himself as a professional...

13
 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
Bruce Grobbelaar
Bruce David Grobbelaar is a former football goalkeeper and manager.He played for a number of clubs in a career which spanned for more than 20 years at professional level, most notably Liverpool during their dominant period in the 1980s and early 1990s.-Early years:In his teenage years, Grobbelaar...

11
 Egypt Ahmed Shobair
Ahmed Shobair
Ahmed Abdelaziz Shobeir is former Egyptian goalkeeper who played for El Ahly club & Egypt national football team. He is a former vice-president of the Egyptian Football Association, and a previous official of Egyptian national olympic team. He is also a renowned soccer T.V. commentator and show...

10
 Côte d'Ivoire Alain Gouaméné
Alain Gouaméné
Pierre Alain Gouaméné Guiahouli is a former Ivorian footballer and now head coach of the Ivory coast U23 National team.-Career:The goalkeeper played for ASEC Mimosas, Raja Casablanca, FC Toulouse, SCO Angers and FC Lorient....

9
 Nigeria Peter Rufai 6


CAF Best Women's Footballer of the Century

Player Name Points
 Nigeria Uche Eucharia Ngozi 21
 Nigeria Rita Nwadike 18
 Nigeria Doris Nkiru Okosieme 17
 Nigeria Florence Omagbemi 15
 Nigeria Ann Chiojirie 14
 Ghana Nana Ama Gyamfuah 13
 South Africa Fikhile Sitole 9
 Ghana Vivian Mensah 8
 Nigeria Mercy Akide
Mercy Akide
Mercy Akide Udoh is a former Nigerian football player.-Early life:Mercy started playing football at the age of five with her brothers Seleipiri and Ipali in the sandy field of Bundu Waterside, close to Port Harcourt Prisons in Port Harcourt...

7
 Nigeria Ann Agumanu


CAF Golden Jubilee Best Players Poll


In 2007 CAF published the list of top 30 African players who played in the period from 1957 to 2007, as part of the celebration of CAF's 50th anniversary, ordered according to an online poll.
1.  Cameroon Roger Milla
Roger Milla
Roger Milla is a retired Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker. He was one of the first African players to be a major star on the international stage...

2.  Egypt Mahmoud El Khatib
3.  Egypt Hossam Hassan
Hossam Hassan
Hossam Hassan Hussein is a retired Egyptian footballer who played as a striker, and a current coach.A prolific goalscorer, he amassed well over 150 caps for Egypt, netting more than 50 times...

4.  Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o Fils is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala. He is also the current captain of the Cameroon national team.Eto'o trained at Kadji Sports Academy...

5.  Ghana Abedi Pele
Abédi Pelé
Abedi Ayew, known professionally as Abedi Pele is a former Ghana International football player and captain. Having been given the nickname "Pelé" in recognition of his superior ability that evoked comparisons to Brazilian great Pelé, he found fame in France's Ligue 1 with Lille OSC and Olympique...

6.  Liberia George Weah
George Weah
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is a Liberian humanitarian and politician, and an ex-footballer. He ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2005 election, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting...

7.  Côte d'Ivoire Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian footballer who plays in the centre forward position. He currently plays for Chelsea in the Premier League, where he is deputy vice-captain, and is the captain and all-time top scorer of the Côte d'Ivoire national football team...

8.  Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu
Nwankwo Kanu
Nwankwo Kanu, OON , or simply Kanu, is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Portsmouth. He was also a member of the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010...

9.  Algeria Rabah Madjer
Rabah Madjer
Mustapha Rabah Madjer is a retired Algerian footballer.A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. He is widely remembered for scoring on 77 minutes, an audacious back-heeled...

10.  Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
Kalusha Bwalya
Kalusha Bwalya , known as simply Kalusha, is a Zambian footballer and coach. He is Zambia's most capped player, all-time top goalscorer, and is regarded as the greatest Zambian player to play the game...

11.  Ghana Michael Essien
Michael Essien
Michael Kojo Essien is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Ghanaian national team. He is a midfielder who has often been touted as a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert boundless energy in supporting offensive and defensive play...

12.  Nigeria Augustine Okocha
13.  Egypt Saleh Selim
Saleh Selim
Saleh Selim was a famous Egyptian football player and actor. He was nicknamed El Maestro because of his way of leading the Ahly football team to many victories. He then became the manager of the team, then member of the board of directors of the club...

14.  Algeria Hacène Lalmas
Hacène Lalmas
Hacène Lalmas is a former Algerian football player. He played as a midfielder and was nicknamed El Kebch .-Biography:...

15.  South Africa Benni McCarthy
Benni McCarthy
Benedict Saul "Benni" McCarthy is a South African footballer who is currently contracted to Orlando Pirates in South Africa.McCarthy holds the record of international goals for a South African...

16.  Senegal El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf is a Senegalese footballer who currently plays for Doncaster Rovers. He can play on both wings as well as in attack. He has also garnered a large amount of notoriety for a series of controversial incidents.-Early career:Diouf started his career in France with...

17.  Morocco Noureddine Naybet
18.  Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
19.  Egypt Hany Ramzy
Hany Ramzy
Hany Guda Ramzy is an Egyptian international football defender. He is the current Head Coach of the Egypt U23 national football team.-Early life:...

20.  Egypt Hassan Shehata
Hassan Shehata
Hassan Shehata is an Egyptian football coach and former player, currently the head coach of the Zamalek SC.He was the head coach Egyptian national team from 2004 to 2011...

21.  South Africa Lucas Radebe
Lucas Radebe
Lucas Valeriu Radebe is a former Leeds United and South African football player. During his career, Radebe was renowned for being a world-class centre back and a great ambassador for the sport....

22.  Tunisia Tarak Dhiab
Tarak Dhiab
Tarak Dhiab is a former footballer from Tunisia. The African Footballer of the Year in 1977, he is listed by the Fédération Tunisienne de Football as having 107 caps for the Tunisian national football team, although this number has not been ratified by FIFA...

23.  Morocco Mohammed Timoumi
Mohammed Timoumi
Mohamed Timoumi is former Moroccan footballer. He was named African Footballer of the Year in 1985. The player took part in 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. At club level, Mohammed Timoumi won the CAF Champions League with FAR Rabat, biggest Moroccan football club of his era...

24.  Ghana Anthony Yeboah
25.  Mali Salif Keita
Salif Keita (footballer)
Salif Keïta Traoré , known as Keita, is a retired Malian footballer who played as a striker.-Club career:In his country, Keita played for AS Real Bamako and Stade Malien...

26.  Ghana Karim Abdul Razak
Karim Abdul Razak
Karim Abdul Razak Tanko is a Ghanaian football coach and former midfielder. He played for several clubs in the 1970s and 1980s, notably the local club Asante Kotoko and the New York Cosmos in the defunct North American Soccer League ....

27.  Ghana Samuel Kuffour
Samuel Kuffour
Samuel Osei Kuffour is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a defender.Known for his great physical power, he is best remembered for his time with Bayern Munich, whom he represented for over a decade, winning a total of 17 major titles, and playing in nearly 250 official...

28.  Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa and the world. He is said to have invented the Blind Pass...

29.  Cameroon Rigobert Song
Rigobert Song
Rigobert Song Bahanag is a former Cameroonian footballer who is currently a main consultant for the famous sports channel 'Orange sports'. Although receiving many propositions from top clubs, Song declined. Song played for Kosovo super league club KF Drenica, when his contract after season 2010/12...

30.  Sudan Nasr Abas El Din

CAF's Anthem


On September 18, 2007 the CAF launched a competition for all African composers to create its Anthem
Anthem
The term anthem means either a specific form of Anglican church music , or more generally, a song of celebration, usually acting as a symbol for a distinct group of people, as in the term "national anthem" or "sports anthem".-Etymology:The word is derived from the Greek via Old English , a word...

. The CAF anthem is a musical composition, without lyrics, which and reflect the cultural patrimony and African music
Music of Africa
Africa is a vast continent and its regions and nations have distinct musical traditions. The music of North Africa for the most part has a different history from sub-Saharan African music traditions....

. The duration of the anthem is 74 seconds. The chosen anthem was first published to the site on January 16, 2008. The usage of the anthem and yet it's composer are still unknown.

Announced September 18, 2007

CAF competitions


Clubs:
  • CAF Champions League
    CAF Champions League
    The CAF Champions League is an annual international club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football . The top club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the...

  • CAF Confederation Cup
    CAF Confederation Cup
    The CAF Confederation Cup is an international club association football competition run by the Confederation of African Football.-Qualification:...

  • CAF Super Cup
    CAF Super Cup
    The CAF Super Cup is an annual African association football competition contested between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. The competition was first held in 1993 and is organised by the Confederation of African Football...

  • CAF Cup
    CAF Cup
    The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runner-ups of member associations who haven't qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.-Format:Only runner-ups of...

     (1992–2003)
  • African Cup Winners' Cup
    African Cup Winners' Cup
    The African Cup Winners' Cup was a football competition that started in 1975 and merged with the CAF Cup in 2004 to form the CAF Confederations Cup...

     (1975–2003)

National:
  • Africa Cup of Nations
  • CAF U-23 Championship
    CAF U-23 Championship
    The CAF U-23 Championship is the main international football competition for CAF nations, played by under 23 years old players. It is held every four years with the top three teams qualifying automatically to the Olympic Games and the fourth placed finisher playing in a play-off against a team from...

  • African U-20 Championship
  • African U-17 Championship
  • African Championship of Nations
  • African Women's Championship
  • African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women
    African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women
    The African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women is association football tournament for the under 20 teams, that is held every two years, and serves as a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship.- Results :- Successful national teams :...

  • African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women
    African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women
    The African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women is association football tournament for the under 17 teams, that is held every two years, and serves as a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Championship.- Results :...


Inter Continental:
  • UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup
    UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup
    The UEFA/CAF Meridian Cup features Under-18 representative sides from Europe and Africa, and is part of the co-operation programme between UEFA and the CAF.-Meridian Project:...

  • Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
    Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
    The Afro-Asian Cup of Nations is played between the winners of the Asian Cup or the Asian Games and the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations. The first edition in 1978, where Iran defeated Ghana 3-0, the trophy was not awarded: because the second leg was cancelled due to political problems in Iran...

  • Arab Nations Cup
    Arab Nations Cup
    The Arab Cup of Nations , is a football competition held between Arab countries, the first edition where held in 1963 in Lebanon.-Winners:...


Regional:
  • CECAFA Cup
    CECAFA Cup
    The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup is the oldest football tournament in Africa. It is a tournament of FIFA and the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations , and includes national teams from Central and East Africa...

  • WAFU Nations Cup
  • Amilcar Cabral Cup
    Amilcar Cabral Cup
    The Amílcar Cabral Cup is an international football tournament for Western African nations. The competition originally was scheduled on an annual basis, it has since been scheduled on a bi-annual basis.-Participant Nations:...

  • COSAFA Cup
    COSAFA Cup
    The COSAFA Senior Challenge is an annual tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by COSAFA, inaugurated after the ban against the Republic of South Africa had been lifted and the African Cup of Nations had been staged there in 1996...

  • CEMAC Cup
    CEMAC Cup
    The CEMAC Cup is an amateur football tournament that includes only local league players from the Republic of Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon and the Central African Republic. As the local leagues in these six countries are amateur leagues, it is a non-professional competition...

  • UNIFFAC Cup
    UNIFFAC Cup
    The UNIFFAC Cup is an association football competition contested by the under-21 national teams of Football Associations associated with the Central African Football Federations' Union .-External links:*...

     (U-17)

CAF resolutions


Awards:
  • CAF Awards
    CAF Awards
    The CAF Awards is an awards evening held to honour the best African football players. It is conferred by the Confederation of African Football .-CAF Young Player of the Year:-CAF Coach of the Year:-African Inter-Club Team of the Year:...

  • African Footballer of the Year
    African Footballer of the Year
    The African Footballer of the Year award, presented to the best African football player each year, has been conferred by the Confederation of African Football since 1992. An earlier African Footballer of the Year Golden Ball award was given out between 1970 and 1994 by France Football magazine...

  • CAF Clubs of the 20th Century
    CAF Clubs of the 20th Century
    On 31 December 2000 the Confederation of African Football has published a ranking with the most successful clubs of the 20th century in the African continent ....


Qualifications:
  • CAF 5-Year Ranking
    CAF 5-Year Ranking
    The Confederation of African Football football CAF 5-Year Ranking is used to determine the number of clubs that each CAF member association may enter in the region's club competitions...


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