Confederation of African Football

The Confederation of African Football or CAF (French: Confédération Africaine de Football) is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.

Confederation of African Football
Confederation of African Football logo.svg
Confederation of African Football member associations map.svg
AbbreviationCAF
Founded8 February 1957; 63 years ago (1957-02-08)
Founded atKhartoum, Sudan
TypeSports organisation
Headquarters6th of October City, Giza, Egypt
Region served
Africa
Membership
56 member associations
Official language
English, French, Arabic
Secretary General
Abdelmounaim Bah
vacant
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
Websitewww.cafonline.com

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 the biggest of the six continental confederations of FIFA. Since the expansion of the number of teams at the World Cup finals to 32 in 1998, CAF has been allocated five places, though this was expanded to six for the 2010 tournament in South Africa, to include the hosts.

CAF was established on 8 February 1957 at the Grand Hotel[1] in Khartoum, Sudan,[2] by Egyptian, Ethiopian, South African and Sudanese[3] FAs, following former discussions between the Egyptian, Somali, South African and Sudanese FAs earlier on 7 June 1956 at the Avenida Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Its first headquarters was situated in Khartoum for some months until a fire outbreak in the offices of the Sudanese Football Association when the organization moved near Cairo, Egypt. Youssef Mohamad was the first general secretary and Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem the president. Since 2002, the administrative center has been located in 6th of October City, Cairo, Egypt. CAF currently has 56 member associations: 54 are full members, while Zanzibar and Réunion are associate members (see the CAF Members and Zones section below).

The former CAF President is Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar, who was elected on 16 March 2017.[4] The 1st Vice-President is Amaju Melvin Pinnick from Nigeria, the 2nd Vice-President is Constant Omari Selemani from RD Congo and the 3rd Vice-President is Fouzi Lekjaa from Morocco.[5] Current CAF General Secretary is Moroccan Hajji Mouad since 11 April 2019.[6]

HistoryEdit

CAF's anthemEdit

On 18 September 2007 the CAF launched a competition for all African composers to create its Anthem.[7] The CAF anthem is a musical composition, without lyrics, which and reflect the cultural patrimony and African music. The duration of the anthem is 74 seconds. The chosen anthem was first published to the site on 16 January 2008. The usage of the anthem and its composer are still unknown.

Announced 18 September 2007

Current leadersEdit

Name Position
  vacant President
  Constant Omari Vice President
  Fouzi Lekjaa Vice President
  Mouad Hajji General Secretary
  Abdul Bah Acting General Secretary
  Sherif El Khadem Financal Director
  Mohamed Hassan Salem Head Of IT
  Junior Binyam Media and Communication Manager

Source:[8][9]

CAF members and zonesEdit

MembersEdit

 
African regional federations
  UNAF (North Africa)
  WAFU-UFOA (West Africa)
  UNIFFAC (Central Africa)
  CECAFA (East Africa)
  COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Other federation
Code Association National teams Founded FIFA affiliation CAF affiliation Regional affiliation IOC member
Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF) (5)
ALG   Algeria 1962 1963 1964 2005 Yes
EGY   Egypt 2 1921 1923 1957 2005 Yes
LBY   Libya 1962 1964 1965 2005 Yes
MAR   Morocco 1955 1960 1959 2005 Yes
TUN   Tunisia 1957 1960 1960 2005 Yes
West African Football Union (WAFU-UFOA) (16)
BEN   Benin 1962 1962 1962 1975 Yes
BFA   Burkina Faso 1960 1964 1964 1975 Yes
CPV   Cape Verde 1982 1986 2000 1975 Yes
GAM   Gambia 1952 1968 1966 1975 Yes
GHA   Ghana 1957 1958 1958 1975 Yes
GUI   Guinea 1960 1962 1963 1975 Yes
GNB   Guinea-Bissau 1974 1986 1986 1975 Yes
CIV   Ivory Coast 1960 1964 1960 1975 Yes
LBR   Liberia 1936 1964 1962 1975 Yes
MLI   Mali 1960 1963 1963 1975 Yes
MTN   Mauritania 1961 1970 1968 1975 Yes
NIG   Niger 1962 1967 1967 1975 Yes
NGA   Nigeria 1945 1960 1960 1975 Yes
SEN   Senegal 1960 1964 1964 1975 Yes
SLE   Sierra Leone 1960 1960 1960 1975 Yes
TOG   Togo 1960 1962 1964 1975 Yes
Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC) (8)
CMR   Cameroon 1959 1962 1963 1978 Yes
CTA   Central African Republic 1961 1964 1965 1978 Yes
CHA   Chad 1962 1964 1964 1978 Yes
CGO   Congo 1962 1964 1966 1978 Yes
COD   DR Congo 1919 1964 1964 1978 Yes
EQG   Equatorial Guinea 1957 1986 1986 1978 Yes
GAB   Gabon 1962 1966 1967 1978 Yes
STP   São Tomé and Príncipe 1975 1986 1986 1978 Yes
Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) (12)
BDI   Burundi 1948 1972 1972 1994 Yes
DJI   Djibouti 1979 1994 1994 1995 Yes
ERI   Eritrea 1996 1998 1998 1973 Yes
ETH   Ethiopia 1943 1952 1957 1994 Yes
KEN   Kenya 1960 1960 1968 1973 Yes
RWA   Rwanda 1972 1978 1978 1994 Yes
SOM   Somalia 1951 1962 1968 1973 Yes
SSD   South Sudan 2011 2012 2012 2012 Yes
SDN   Sudan 1936 1948 1957 1975 Yes
TAN   Tanzania 1930 1964 1964 1973 Yes
UGA   Uganda 1924 1960 1960 1973 Yes
ZAN   Zanzibar 3 1965 1980 1973 & 2003 No
Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) (14)
ANG   Angola 1979 1980 1980 1997 Yes
BOT   Botswana 1970 1978 1976 1997 Yes
COM   Comoros 1979 2005 2005 2007 Yes
SWZ   Eswatini 1968 1978 1978 1997 Yes
LES   Lesotho 1932 1964 1964 1997 Yes
MAD   Madagascar 1961 1964 1963 2000 Yes
MWI   Malawi 1966 1968 1968 1997 Yes
MRI   Mauritius 1952 1964 1963 2000 Yes
MOZ   Mozambique 1976 1980 1980 1997 Yes
NAM   Namibia 1990 1992 1992 1997 Yes
SEY   Seychelles 1979 1986 1986 2000 Yes
RSA   South Africa 1 1991 1992 1992 1997 Yes
ZAM   Zambia 1929 1964 1964 1997 Yes
ZIM   Zimbabwe 1965 1965 1980 1997 Yes
Non-regional members
REU   Réunion 3 1926 2004 No
  1. ^ – Excluded from CAF and from 1st African Cup of Nations in 1957 due to Apartheid
  2. ^ – Member of UNAF from 2005 to 2009 and from 2011 – Withdrew from UNAF on 19 November 2009 but return on 2011
  3. ^ – Associate members, not part of FIFA. Zanzibar held full membership for four months in 2017, when its status was changed after CAF admitted its membership was an error.[10]

Regional zonesEdit

CAF National League

CAF Zone 1 – North ZoneEdit

CAF Zone 2 – Zone West AEdit

CAF Zone 3 – Zone West BEdit

CAF Zone 4 – Central ZoneEdit

CAF Zone 5 – Central-East ZoneEdit

CAF Zone 6 – Southern ZoneEdit

CompetitionsEdit

CAF competitionsEdit

InternationalEdit

The main competition for men's national teams Africa Cup of Nations, started in 1957. In 2009, the CAF started organising another competition for men's national teams, the African Nations Championship composed exclusively of national players playing in the national championship. CAF also runs national competitions at Under-20 and Under-17 levels. For women's national teams, CAF operates the Africa Women Cup of Nations for senior national sides and the African U-20 Women's World Cup qualification at under-20 level, since 2008 there is an African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women for under-17 sides.

ClubEdit

CAF also runs the two main club competitions in Africa: the CAF Champions League 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, for national cup winners and high-placed league teams, was launched by CAF in 2004 as a successor to the African Cup Winners' Cup (begun in 1975). A third competition, the CAF Cup, started in 1992 and was absorbed into the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004.[11]

The CAF Super Cup, 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.

The Afro-Asian Club Championship was jointly organised with AFC between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the winners of the AFC Champions League. The last Afro-Asian Club Championship took place in 1998.

Current title holdersEdit

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams (Men's)
Africa Cup 2019   Algeria 2nd   Senegal 2022 (January 2022)
Nations Championship 2018   Morocco 1st   Nigeria 2020 Postponed
U-23 Cup 2019   Egypt 1st   Ivory Coast 2023
African Games Men's tournament 2019   Burkina Faso 1st   Nigeria 2023
U-20 Cup[cc 1] 2019   Mali 1st   Senegal 2021
U-17 Cup[cc 2] 2019   Cameroon 2nd Vacant 2021
Futsal Cup 2020   Morocco 1st   Egypt 2024
Youth Olympic Futsal Qualifying Tournament 2018   Egypt 1st   Angola 2026
Beach Soccer Cup 2018   Senegal 5th   Nigeria 2020
National teams (Women's)
Women Cup 2018   Nigeria 11th   South Africa 2020 Cancelled
African Games Women's tournament 2019   Nigeria 3rd   Cameroon 2023
U-20 Cup for Women 2018   Ghana
  Nigeria
5th
9th
  Cameroon
  South Africa
2020
U-17 Cup for Women 2018   Ghana
  South Africa
  Cameroon
5th
2nd
1st
  Djibouti
  Morocco
  Nigeria
2020
Club teams (Men's)
Champions League 2018   Espérance de Tunis 4th   Wydad AC 2019
Confederation Cup 2019–20   RS Berkane 1st   Pyramids 2020–21
Super Cup 2020   Zamalek 4th   Espérance de Tunis 2020
Club teams (Women's)
Women's Champions League 2021 2022
  1. ^ This competition has been known by four different names, most recently the African U-21 Championship from 2003 through the 2015 competition. The first tournament under the current name of "Africa U-20 Cup of Nations" will tale place in 2017.
  2. ^ From 1995 through the 2015 tournament, the competition was known as the African U-17 Championship. The first tournament under the current name of "Africa U-17 Cup of Nations" will tale place in 2017.

Competition WinnersEdit

Nation Men Women Total
Africa Cup of Nations CHAN U-23's U-20's U-17's Futsal Beach Soccer African Games Africa Women Cup of Nations African Games
  Nigeria 3(4) 0(1) 1 7(2) 2(2) 2(4) 1(4) 11 3 30(17)
 Egypt 7(2) 1 4(1) 1 3(2) - 2 - - 18(5)
 Cameroon 5(2) - - 1(4) 2 - 1(1) 4 0(4) 1(2) 14(13)
 Ghana 4(5) 0(2) - 3(2) 2(2) 0(1) - 1 1(1) 0(3) 11(16)
 Senegal 0(2) - 0(3) - - 5(2) 1 - - 6(7)
 Morocco 1(1) 1 0(1) 1 - 2(1) - - - - 5(3)
 Algeria 2(1) - 0(1) 1 0(1) - - 1 - - 4(3)
 DR Congo 2 2 - - - - - - - - 4

SponsorsEdit

In October 2004, MTN has contracted a four-year deal to sponsor African football's major competitions. This agreement, which worthed US$12.5 million, was the biggest sponsorship deal in African sporting history at that time.[12]

In July 2009, Orange has signed an eight-year deal to sponsor African football's major competitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but CAF previous year put a value of €100 million for a comprehensive and long-term package of its competitions when it opened tenders for a new sponsor. The deal included the African Nations Cup, the CAF Champions League, the CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF Super Cup, the African Nations Championship and the African Youth Championship.[13]

In July 2016, Total replaced Orange as the main sponsor and has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for a value of €950 million[14] to support ETof its principal competitions, including the CAF Champions League, renamed Total CAF Champions League.[15]

The CAF current main sponsors are:

RankingsEdit

Top ranked men's national teams by FIFAEdit

This graph shows the time periods each (male) national football team has been at the highest ranked CAF member on the FIFA World Rankings.


CAF overall ranking of African clubs titlesEdit

The following clubs are the top 10 clubs in CAF competitions.

Pos Club Titles Trophies won
1   Al Ahly SC 20 8 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 4 African Cup Winners' Cup, 6 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
2   Zamalek SC 13 5 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 4 CAF Super Cup, 2 Afro-Asian Club Championship
3   TP Mazembe 11 5 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Super Cup
4   Étoile du Sahel 9 1 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 African Cup Winners' Cup, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 2 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup
5   Espérance Sportive de Tunis 8 4 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
6   Raja Casablanca 8 3 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
7   JS Kabylie 6 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Cup
8   Wydad Casablanca 5 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
9   ES Sétif 4 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
  Canon Yaoundé 4 3 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup
  Enyimba F.C. 4 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Super Cup
  CS Sfaxien 4 3 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup
Update as of 21 February 2015 in chronological order.

CAF overall ranking of African clubsEdit

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, Harrison Campbell, or the CAF since the establishment of the first African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1964.[18]

Men's FutsalEdit

CAF FIFA Country Points +/-

Women's FutsalEdit

CAF FIFA Country Points +/-

Beach soccer national teamsEdit

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW). Top ten, last updated 12 March 2018

CAF BSWW Country Points
1 12   Senegal 1084
2 17   Egypt 782
3 20   Nigeria 720
4 24   Morocco 609
5 34   Madagascar 339
6 41   Ivory Coast 330
7 57   Ghana 177
8 66   Libya 125
9 68   Mozambique 117
10 69   Cape Verde 115

Major tournament recordsEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals (1934–1938, 1954–1970, and 1986–present: knockout round of 8)
  • R2 — Round 2 (1974–1978, second group stage, top 8; 1982: second group stage, top 12; 1986–present: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 — Round 1
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •    – Hosts
  •     – Not affiliated in FIFA

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
 
(13)
1934
 
(16)
1938
 
(15)
1950
 
(13)
1954
 
(16)
1958
 
(16)
1962
 
(16)
1966
 
(16)
1970
 
(16)
1974
 
(16)
1978
 
(16)
1982
 
(24)
1986
 
(24)
1990
 
(24)
1994
 
(24)
1998
 
(32)
2002
 
 
(32)
2006
 
(32)
2010
 
(32)
2014
 
(32)
2018
 
(32)
2022
 
(32)
2026
 
 
 
(48)
Years
  Algeria Part of France[19] × R1
13th
R1
22nd
R1
28th
R2
14th
4/13
  Angola Part of Portugal[20] × R1
23rd
1/9
  Cameroon Part of France × × R1
17th
QF
7th
R1
22nd
R1
25th
R1
20th
R1
31st
R1
32nd
7/13
  DR Congo[21] Part of Belgium[22] × × R1
16th
× 1/11
  Egypt × R1
13th
× × × × × × R1
20th
R1
31st
3/14
  Ghana Part of the United Kingdom × × × R2
13th
QF
7th
R1
25th
3/13
  Ivory Coast Part of France × × × × R1
19th
R1
17th
R1
21st
3/11
  Morocco Part of France × R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
R1
27th
5/14
  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom × R2
9th
R2
12th
R1
27th
R1
27th
R2
16th
R1
21st
6/14
  Senegal Part of France × × × QF
7th
R1
17th
2/11
  South Africa × × × × × × × × × × R1
24th
R1
17th
R1
20th
3/7
  Togo Part of France × × × × × R1
30th
1/10
  Tunisia Part of France × R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
R1
24th
5/14
Total (13 teams) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 TBD 44
Firsts
  • 1934:   Egypt first African team to qualify for the World Cup
  • 1970:   Morocco first African team to draw a match in the World Cup
  • 1978:   Tunisia first African team to win a match in the World Cup
  • 1982:   Algeria first African team to win two matches in the World Cup
  • 1986:   Algeria first African team to qualify two consecutive World Cups
  • 1986:   Morocco first African team to reach the knockout stage (round of sixteen)
  • 1990:   Cameroon first African team to reach the knockout stage (quarter-finals)
  • 1994 and 1998:   Nigeria first African team to win and reach the knockout stage (round of sixteen) in two consecutive World Cups
  • 2002:   Senegal first African team to reach the knockout stage (quarter-finals) further on the World Cup debut
  • 2010:   South Africa first African team to host the World Cup
  • 2014:   Algeria &   Nigeria first African teams to reach the knockout stage (round of sixteen) simultaneously in the World Cup

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Teams are sorted by number of appearances.

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
 
(12)
1995
 
(12)
1999
 
(16)
2003
 
(16)
2007
 
(16)
2011
 
(16)
2015
 
(24)
2019
 
(24)
2023
 
 
(32)
Years
  Cameroon × R2
11th
R2
15th
2/7
  Ivory Coast × × × R1
23rd
1/5
  Equatorial Guinea × × × R1
15th
× 1/4
  Ghana R1
13–14
R1
12th
R1
15th
3/8
  Nigeria R1
10th
R1
11th
QF
7th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
9th
R1
21st
R2
16th
8/8
  South Africa × R1
22nd
1/7
Total (6 teams) 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 TBD 16

Olympic Games For MenEdit

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team 1900
 
(3)
1904
 
(3)
1908
 
(6)
1912
 
(11)
1920
 
(14)
1924
 
(22)
1928
 
(17)
1936
 
(16)
1948
 
(18)
1952
 
(25)
1956
 
(11)
1960
 
(16)
1964
 
(14)
1968
 
(16)
1972
 
(16)
1976
 
(13)
1980
 
(16)
1984
 
(16)
1988
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(16)
2012
 
(16)
2016
 
(16)
2021
 
(16)
Years
  Algeria Part of France 8 14 2
  Cameroon Part of France 11 1 8 3
  Egypt[23] 8 8 4 9 11 9 12 4 8 12 8 q 12
  Ivory Coast Part of France 6 q 2
  Gabon Part of France 12 1
  Ghana Part of the United Kingdom 7 12 16 3 8 9 6
  Guinea Part of France 11 1
  Mali Part of France 5 1
  Morocco Part of France 13 8 12 15 16 =10 11 7
  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom 14 13 15 1 8 2 3 7
  Senegal Part of France 6 - 1
  South Africa Banned because of apartheid 11 13 q 3
  Sudan Part of the United Kingdom 15 1
  Tunisia Part of France 15 13 14 12 4
  Zambia Part of the United Kingdom RHO 15 5 2
Total (15 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 3

Olympic Games For WomenEdit

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team 1996
 
(8)
2000
 
(8)
2004
 
(10)
2008
 
(12)
2012
 
(12)
2016
 
(12)
2021
 
(12)
Years
  Cameroon 12 1
  Nigeria 8 6 11 3
  South Africa 10 10 2
  Zambia q 1
  Zimbabwe 12 1
Total (5 teams) 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 or 2

Africa Cup of NationsEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Team
(Total 42 teams)
1957
 
(3)
1959
 
(3)
1962
 
(4)
1963
 
(6)
1965
 
(6)
1968
 
(8)
1970
 
(8)
1972
 
(8)
1974
 
(8)
1976
 
(8)
1978
 
(8)
1980
 
(8)
1982
 
(8)
1984
 
(8)
1986
 
(8)
1988
 
(8)
1990
 
(8)
1992
 
(12)
1994
 
(12)
1996
 
(15)
1998
 
(16)
2000
 
 
(16)
2002
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2006
 
(16)
2008
 
(16)
2010
 
(15)
2012
 
 
(16)
2013
 
(16)
2015
 
(16)
2017
 
(16)
2019
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
Years
North Africa Members
  Algeria Part of France × GS 2nd 4th 3rd GS 3rd 1st GS •• QF GS QF GS QF 4th GS QF GS 1st 18
  Egypt 1st 1st 2nd 3rd × × 3rd 3rd 4th 4th × 4th 1st GS GS GS QF QF 1st QF QF GS 1st 1st 1st 2nd R16 24
  Libya × × × × × 2nd × × × × × × GS GS 3
  Morocco × × × GS × 1st GS 3rd 4th 4th GS QF GS GS 2nd GS GS GS GS •• QF R16 17
  Tunisia 3rd GS 2nd × × × 4th × GS GS 2nd QF 4th GS 1st QF QF GS QF GS QF QF 4th 19
West Africa Members
  Benin Part of France × × × × × × × × GS GS GS QF 4
  Burkina Faso Part of France × × × × GS × × × × × GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS 2nd GS 3rd 11
  Cape Verde Part of Portugal × QF GS 2
  Ivory Coast Part of France 3rd 3rd 4th GS •• GS × GS 3rd GS GS 1st 3rd GS QF GS GS 2nd 4th QF 2nd QF 1st GS QF 23
  Ghana UK 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st GS 1st GS 2nd QF 4th GS QF QF GS 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th R16 22
  Guinea FRA •• GS GS 2nd GS GS GS × QF QF QF GS QF R16 12
  Guinea-Bissau Part of Portugal × × × × × × × × × GS GS 2
  Liberia × × × × × × × × × GS GS 2
  Mali Part of France 2nd 4th 4th 4th GS GS 3rd 3rd GS GS R16 11
  Mauritania Part of France × × × × × × × × × GS 1
  Niger Part of France × × × × × × × × × × GS GS 2
  Nigeria × GS × × 3rd 3rd 1st GS 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st × × 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd QF 3rd 1st 3rd 18
  Senegal Part of France 4th GS × GS 4th QF QF QF 2nd QF 4th GS GS GS QF 2nd 15
  Sierra Leone Part of the UK × × × × × × × GS GS × × x 2
  Togo Part of France × GS × GS × × GS GS GS GS •• QF GS 8
Central Africa Members
  Cameroon Part of France × GS 3rd GS 1st 2nd 1st GS 4th GS QF 1st 1st QF QF 2nd QF GS 1st R16 q 20
  Congo Part of France GS × 1st 4th GS × QF GS QF 7
  DR Congo Part of Belgium GS 1st GS 4th 1st GS × × GS QF QF QF 3rd GS QF GS QF GS 3rd QF R16 19
  Equatorial Guinea Part of Spain × × × × × × QF 4th 2
  Gabon Part of France × × × × × GS QF GS GS QF GS GS 7
East Africa Members
  Burundi Part of Belgium × × × × × × × × × × × GS 1
  Ethiopia 2nd 3rd 1st 4th GS 4th GS GS GS × × × × × GS 10
  Kenya GS × GS GS GS × GS GS 6
  Rwanda Part of Belgium × × × × × × × × × GS × 1
  Sudan 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st GS GS × × × × × GS QF 8
  Tanzania × GS × × × × GS 2
  Uganda 4th × GS GS GS 2nd × × × GS R16 7
Southern Africa Members
  Angola Part of Portugal × GS GS GS QF QF GS GS GS 8
  Botswana Part of the United Kingdom × × × × × × × × GS 1
  Madagascar Part of France × × × × × × × × × QF 1
  Malawi Part of the United Kingdom × GS GS 2
  Mauritius GS × × 1
  Mozambique Part of Portugal × GS GS GS GS 4
  Namibia Part of South Africa × × GS GS GS 3
  South Africa •• Banned because of apartheid 1st 2nd 3rd QF GS GS GS QF GS QF 10
  Zambia × × 2nd GS 3rd GS × 3rd QF 2nd 3rd GS GS GS GS GS QF 1st GS GS 17
  Zimbabwe GS GS GS GS 4

Africa Women Cup of NationsEdit

Africa Women Cup of Nations record
Team
(Total 26 teams)
1991
 
(4)
1995
 
(6)
1998
 
(7)
2000
 
(8)
2002
 
(8)
2004
 
(8)
2006
 
(8)
2008
 
(8)
2010
 
(8)
2012
 
(8)
2014
 
(8)
2016
 
(8)
2018
 
(8)
2020
 
(12)
Years
  Algeria GS GS GS GS GS 5
  Angola SF GS 2
  Cameroon 2nd × 4th GS 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 12
  Congo × GS q 2
  DR Congo 3rd × × GS GS × 3
  Egypt GS × × GS 2
  Equatorial Guinea GS 1st 2nd 1st GS 5
  Ethiopia GS 4th × GS 3
  Ghana QF SF 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd GS GS GS 3rd GS 12
  Guinea SF × 1
  Ivory Coast GS 3rd 2
  Kenya x x x x GS 1
  Mali GS GS GS GS GS GS 4th 7
  Morocco GS GS 2
  Mozambique × × 1
  Namibia × GS 1
  Nigeria 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 13
  Réunion GS 1
  Senegal × GS 1
  Sierra Leone QF × × × × 1
  South Africa 2nd GS 2nd 4th GS 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 12
  Tanzania GS 1
  Tunisia GS 1
  Uganda GS × × 1
  Zambia × QF GS GS 3
  Zimbabwe × 4th GS GS × GS 4

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Team 1977
 
(16)
1979
 
(16)
1981
 
(16)
1983
 
(16)
1985
 
(16)
1987
 
(16)
1989
 
(16)
1991
 
(16)
1993
 
(16)
1995
 
(16)
1997
 
(24)
1999
 
(24)
2001
 
(24)
2003
 
(24)
2005
 
(24)
2007
 
(24)
2009
 
(24)
2011
 
(24)
2013
 
(24)
2015
 
(24)
2017
 
(24)
2019
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
Years
  Algeria × QF × × × 1
  Angola × × × × × × R2 1
  Benin × × × × × × × × × × × × R1 × × 1
  Burkina Faso × × × × × × × × × × R2 1
  Burundi × × × × × × × × × R1 × × × × 1
  Cameroon × R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R2 6
  Congo × × × × × × × × × × × × × R2 1
  Egypt QF R1 3rd R2 R1 R2 R2 R1 8
  Ethiopia × × × R1 × × × × 1
  Gambia × × × × × × × × × × R2 1
  Ghana × × × × 2nd 4th QF 2nd 1st 3rd R2 7
  Guinea R1 × × R1 2
  Ivory Coast R1 × × R1 R1 × R1 R2 5
  Mali × × × × × × R1 3rd R1 R1 R1 3rd QF 7
  Morocco R1 R2 4th 3
  Nigeria × R1 3rd R1 2nd QF 2nd QF R2 QF R2 R2 R2 12
  Senegal × × × × × 4th R2 QF 3
  South Africa × × × × × × × × × R1 R2 R1 R1 4
  Togo × × × R1 × × × × × × × × 1
  Tunisia R1 R1 2
  Zambia × × × × × × R1 R2 QF 3
Total (21 teams) 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 26

FIFA U-20 Women's World CupEdit

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Team 2002
 
(12)
2004
 
(12)
2006
 
(16)
2008
 
(16)
2010
 
(16)
2012
 
(16)
2014
 
(16)
2016
 
(16)
2018
 
(16)
2021
 
 
(16)
Years
  DR Congo GS GS 2
  Ghana GS GS GS GS GS 5
  Nigeria GS QF QF QF 2nd 4th 2nd GS QF 9
Total (3 teams) 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 18

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Team 1985
 
(16)
1987
 
(16)
1989
 
(16)
1991
 
(16)
1993
 
(16)
1995
 
(16)
1997
 
(16)
1999
 
(16)
2001
 
(16)
2003
 
(16)
2005
 
(16)
2007
 
(24)
2009
 
(24)
2011
 
(24)
2013
 
(24)
2015
 
(24)
2017
 
(24)
2019
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
Years
  Algeria R1 1
  Angola × × × × × R2 1
  Burkina Faso R1 3rd R2 R1 4
  Cameroon R1 R1 2
  Congo R1 R1 R2 3
  Gambia R1 R1 2
  Ghana R1 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd R1 4th QF 9
  Guinea 4th R1 R1 R1 R1 X 6
  Ivory Coast 3rd R1 R2 QF 4
  Malawi R1 1
  Mali QF R1 QF 2nd 4th 5
  Morocco R2 1
  Niger R2 1
  Nigeria 1st 2nd QF 1st QF 2nd R1 1st 2nd 1st 1st R2 12
  Rwanda R1 1
  Senegal R2 1
  Sierra Leone R1 1
  South Africa R1 1
  Sudan R1 1
  Togo R1 1
  Tunisia R1 R2 R2 3
Total (21 teams) 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
    • Note 1: Original hosts Peru were stripped of the right to host the 2019 event in February 2019.[24]

FIFA U-17 Women's World CupEdit

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Team 2008
 
(16)
2010
 
(16)
2012
 
(16)
2014
 
(16)
2016
 
(16)
2018
 
(16)
2021
 
(16)
Years
  Cameroon × × GS GS 2
  Gambia × × R1 × × 1
  Ghana R1 R1 3rd QF QF QF 6
  Nigeria R1 QF QF QF GS 5
  South Africa R1 GS 2
  Zambia × GS × 1
Total (6 teams) 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 20

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Team 1989
 
(16)
1992
 
(16)
1996
 
(16)
2000
 
(16)
2004
 
(16)
2008
 
(20)
2012
 
(24)
2016
 
(24)
2021
 
(24)
Years
  Algeria R1 1
  Angola q 1
  Egypt R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 QF q 7
  Libya R1 R1 2
  Morocco R1 R1 q 3
  Mozambique R1 1
  Nigeria R1 1
  Zimbabwe R1 1
Total (8 teams) 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 17

FIFA Beach Soccer World CupEdit

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record
Team 1995
 
(8)
1996
 
(8)
1997
 
(8)
1998
 
(10)
1999
 
(12)
2000
 
(12)
2001
 
(12)
2002
 
(8)
2003
 
(8)
2004
 
(12)
2005
 
(12)
2006
 
(12)
2007
 
(16)
2008
 
(16)
2009
 
(16)
2011
 
(16)
2013
 
(16)
2015
 
(16)
2017
 
(16)
2019
 
(16)
2021
 
(16)
Years
  Cameroon R1
14th
R1
16th
2/20
  Ivory Coast R1
11th
R1
16th
2/20
  Madagascar R1
14th
1/20
  Nigeria R1
9th
QF
6th
R1
12th
QF
6th
R1
12th
R1
16th
6/20
  Senegal QF
5th
R1
9th
QF
7th
R1
13th
R1
13th
QF
6th
QF
6th
7/20
  South Africa R1
12th
R1
12th
2/20
Total (6 teams) 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2

Former tournamentsEdit

FIFA Confederations CupEdit

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Team 1992
 
(4)
1995
 
(6)
1997
 
(8)
1999
 
(8)
2001
 
 
(8)
2003
 
(8)
2005
 
(8)
2009
 
(8)
2013
 
(8)
2017
 
(8)
Years
  Cameroon GS 2nd GS 3
  Egypt GS GS 2
  Ivory Coast 4th 1
  Nigeria 4th × × GS 2
  South Africa × GS 4th 2
  Tunisia GS 1
Total (6 teams) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 11

CAF Best Footballers of the CenturyEdit

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".[25]