Africa Cup of Nations facts for kids

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Africa Cup of Nations
Founded 1957
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams 16
Current champions Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast (2nd title)
Most successful
team
Egypt Egypt (7 titles)

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 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) in 2013 after winning over Ghana in the final.

Results

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

* hosts

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