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Africa Cup of Nations
Founded 10 February 1957
Region Africa
Number of teams 16
Current champions  Cameroon (5th title)
Most successful club(s)  Egypt (7 titles)
Website Official website
2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN (French: Coupe d'Afrique des Nations), also known as the African Cup of Nations, African Nations Cup or AFCON, is the main international association football tournament in Africa. It is held every two years, and the winners that win at the time of the FIFA Confederations Cup automatically qualify for that tournament.

The team with the most titles is Egypt, with 7 titles. The most recent winner was Cameroon in 2017 after winning over Egypt in the final.

Results

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total top four
 Egypt 7 (1957, 1959*, 1986*, 1998, 2006*, 2008, 2010) 2 (1962, 2017) 3 (1963, 1970, 1974*) 3 (1976, 1980, 1984) 15
 Cameroon 5 (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017) 2 (1986, 2008) 1 (1972*) 1 (1992) 9
 Ghana 4 (1963*, 1965, 1978*, 1982) 5 (1968, 1970, 1992, 2010, 2015) 1 (2008*) 4 (1996, 2012, 2013, 2017) 14
 Nigeria 3 (1980*, 1994, 2013) 4 (1984, 1988, 1990, 2000*) 7 (1976, 1978, 1992, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010) 14
 Côte d'Ivoire 2 (1992, 2015) 2 (2006, 2012) 4 (1965, 1968, 1986, 1994) 2 (1970, 2008) 10
 Congo DR 2 (1968, 1974) 2 (1998, 2015) 1 (1972) 5
 Zambia 1 (2012) 2 (1974, 1994) 3 (1982, 1990, 1996) 6
 Tunisia 1 (2004*) 2 (1965*, 1996) 1 (1962) 2 (1978, 2000) 6
 Sudan 1 (1970*) 2 (1959, 1963) 1 (1957*) 4
 Algeria 1 (1990*) 1 (1980) 2 (1984, 1988) 2 (1982, 2010) 6
 Morocco 1 (1976) 1 (2004) 1 (1980) 2 (1986, 1988*) 5
 Ethiopia 1 (1962*) 1 (1957) 1 (1959) 2 (1963, 1968*) 5
 South Africa 1 (1996*) 1 (1998) 1 (2000) 3
 Congo 1 (1972) 1 (1974) 2
 Mali 1 (1972) 2 (2012, 2013) 3 (1994, 2002*, 2004) 6
 Burkina Faso 1 (2013) 1 (2017) 1 (1998*) 3
 Senegal 1 (2002) 3 (1965, 1990, 2006) 4
 Uganda 1 (1978) 1 (1962) 2
 Guinea 1 (1976) 1
 Libya 1 (1982*) 1
 Equatorial Guinea 1 (2015*) 1

* hosts

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