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Continental football championships

The six continental confederations

There are six association football continental championships for national teams from each continental confederation, contested every two to four years. There are also six continental club championships contested yearly by club teams from within each continental confederation.

The governing bodies of the six continental confederations are all members of FIFA, the international association football governing body.

Men's national team championshipsEdit

Continent Confederation Championship Founded Teams Most titles
Asia AFC Asian Cup 1956 24   Japan (4)
Africa CAF Africa Cup of Nations 1957 24   Egypt (7)
South America CONMEBOL Copa América 1916 12   Uruguay (15)
North America CONCACAF Gold Cup 1963 16   Mexico (11)
Oceania OFC Nations Cup 1973 8   New Zealand (5)
Europe UEFA European Championship 1960 24   Germany
  Spain (3 each)

Notes:

  • The Copa América, as well as previously the Gold Cup, also include invited teams from outside the respective continental confederations.
  • The number of teams includes only those teams participating in the championship group phase; it does not include teams competing in preliminary or qualifying rounds.
List of continental champions
Year CONMEBOL CAF AFC OFC CONCACAF UEFA
1916   Uruguay
1917   Uruguay
1918
1919   Brazil
1920   Uruguay
1921   Argentina
1922   Brazil
1923   Uruguay
1924   Uruguay
1925   Argentina
1926   Uruguay
1927   Argentina
1928
1929   Argentina
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935   Uruguay
1936
1937   Argentina
1938
1939   Peru
1940
1941   Argentina
1942   Uruguay
1943
1944
1945   Argentina
1946   Argentina
1947   Argentina
1948
1949   Brazil
1950
1951
1952
1953   Paraguay
1954
1955   Argentina
1956   Uruguay   South Korea
1957   Argentina   Egypt
1958
1959   Argentina (Apr)
  Uruguay (Dec)
  Egypt
1960   South Korea   Soviet Union
1961
1962   Ethiopia
1963   Bolivia   Ghana   Costa Rica
1964   Israel   Spain
1965   Ghana   Mexico
1966
1967   Uruguay   Guatemala
1968   Congo-Kinshasa   Iran   Italy
1969   Costa Rica
1970   Sudan
1971   Mexico
1972   Congo   Iran   West Germany
1973   New Zealand   Haiti
1974   Zaire
1975   Peru
1976   Morocco   Iran   Czechoslovakia
1977   Mexico
1978   Ghana
1979   Paraguay
1980   Nigeria   Kuwait   Australia   West Germany
1981   Honduras
1982   Ghana
1983   Uruguay
1984   Cameroon   Saudi Arabia   France
1985   Canada
1986   Egypt
1987   Uruguay
1988   Cameroon   Saudi Arabia   Netherlands
1989   Brazil   Costa Rica
1990   Algeria
1991   Argentina   United States
1992   Ivory Coast   Japan   Denmark
1993   Argentina   Mexico
1994   Nigeria
1995   Uruguay
1996   South Africa   Saudi Arabia   Australia   Mexico   Germany
1997   Brazil
1998   Egypt   New Zealand   Mexico
1999   Brazil
2000   Cameroon   Japan   Australia   Canada   France
2001   Colombia
2002   Cameroon   New Zealand   United States
2003   Mexico
2004   Brazil   Tunisia   Japan   Australia   Greece
2005   United States
2006   Egypt
2007   Brazil   Iraq   United States
2008   Egypt   New Zealand   Spain
2009   Mexico
2010   Egypt
2011   Uruguay   Japan   Mexico
2012   Zambia   Tahiti   Spain
2013   Nigeria   United States
2014
2015   Chile   Ivory Coast   Australia   Mexico
2016   Chile   New Zealand   Portugal
2017   Cameroon   United States
2018
2019   Brazil   Algeria   Qatar   Mexico

Men's club championshipsEdit

Continental CompetitionsEdit

Continent Confederation First tier Championship Teams Most titles Second tier competition Super cup
Asia AFC AFC Champions League 32   Al-Hilal
  Pohang Steelers (3 each)
AFC Cup
Africa CAF CAF Champions League 16   Al Ahly (8) CAF Confederation Cup CAF Super Cup
South America CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores 32   Independiente (7) Copa Sudamericana Recopa Sudamericana
North America CONCACAF CONCACAF Champions League 16   América (7) CONCACAF League
Oceania OFC OFC Champions League 16   Auckland City (9)
Europe UEFA UEFA Champions League 32   Real Madrid (13)[1] UEFA Europa League UEFA Super Cup

The Champions of the respective club championships qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup the following December - along with the champion of the host country's domestic league (if the respective continental championship is won by a team from the host country, then the highest finishing team not from the host country takes the qualification spot from that continental championship).

Abolished competitionsEdit

Continent Confederation Championship Teams Most titles
Africa CAF African Cup Winners' Cup 15-41   Al Ahly (4)
Africa CAF CAF Cup 31-37   JS Kabylie (3)
Asia AFC Asian Cup Winners' Cup 17-29   Al-Hilal
  Yokohama Marinos (2 each)
Asia AFC AFC President's Cup 12   Regar TadAZ (3)
Asia AFC Asian Super Cup 2   Al-Hilal
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2 each)
Europe UEFA UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 32   Barcelona (4)
Europe UEFA UEFA Intertoto Cup 50   VfB Stuttgart (3)
North America CONCACAF CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup 4-11   Atlético Marte
  Monterrey
  Necaxa
  Tecos
  América (1 each)
North America CONCACAF CONCACAF Giants Cup 12   América (1)
Oceania OFC Oceania Cup Winners' Cup 2   Sydney City (1)
South America CONMEBOL Copa CONMEBOL 16   Atlético Mineiro (2)
South America CONMEBOL Copa Merconorte 16   Atlético Nacional (2)
South America CONMEBOL Copa Mercosur 20   Palmeiras
  Flamengo
  San Lorenzo
  Vasco da Gama (1 each)

Women's national team championshipsEdit

Continent Confederation Championship Founded Teams Most titles
Asia AFC AFC Women's Asian Cup 1975 8   China PR (8)
Africa CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations 1991 8   Nigeria (11)
South America CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina 1991 10   Brazil (7)
North America CONCACAF CONCACAF Women's Championship 1991 8   United States (8)
Oceania OFC OFC Women's Nations Cup 1983 4   New Zealand (6)
Europe UEFA UEFA Women's Euro 1984 16   Germany (8)
Year CONMEBOL CAF AFC OFC CONCACAF UEFA
1975   New Zealand
1976
1977   Chinese Taipei
1978
1979   Chinese Taipei
1980
1981   Chinese Taipei
1982
1983   Thailand   New Zealand
1984   Sweden
1985
1986   China PR   Chinese Taipei
1987   Norway
1988
1989   China PR   Chinese Taipei   West Germany
1990
1991   Brazil   Nigeria   China PR   New Zealand   United States   Germany
1992
1993   China PR   United States   Norway
1994   United States
1995   Brazil   Nigeria   China PR   Australia   Germany
1996
1997   China PR   Germany
1998   Brazil   Nigeria   Australia   Canada
1999   China PR
2000   Nigeria   United States
2001   North Korea   Germany
2002   Nigeria   United States
2003   Brazil   North Korea   Australia
2004   Nigeria
2005   Germany
2006   Argentina   Nigeria   China PR   United States
2007   New Zealand
2008   Equatorial Guinea   North Korea
2009   Germany
2010   Brazil   Nigeria   Australia   New Zealand   Canada
2011
2012   Equatorial Guinea
2013   Germany
2014   Brazil   Nigeria   Japan   New Zealand   United States
2015
2016   Nigeria
2017   Netherlands
2018   Brazil   Nigeria   Japan   New Zealand   United States
2019

Women's club championshipsEdit

Continent Confederation Club Championship Teams* Most titles
South America CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Femenina 16   São José (3)
Europe UEFA UEFA Women's Champions League 32   Lyon
(6)

Note: The number of teams includes only those teams that participate in the group stage; it does not include all teams participating in preliminary or qualifying rounds.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Umair, M. A. (7 May 2013). "Champions League Winners: The most successful countries and cities". Soccerlens.com. Soccerlens.com. Retrieved 10 October 2013.