Picture : Ghana won 4 African Nations Cups, the last in 1982 !

 

IFFHS STATISTICS

 

Definition: It a cumulative ranking, it depends on progress in the stages of the tournament.

 

A table showing the winners of African Nations Cup

Winners No. of wins
Egypt 7
Cameroon 5
Ghana 4
Nigeria 3
Cote d’Ivoire 2
Congo DR 2
Zambia 1
Tunisia 1
South Africa 1
Algeria 1
Morocco 1
Congo 1
Sudan 1
Ethiopia 1

 

Who’ the best team in the tournament history ? (All editions)

This work will answer these questions

 

The objectives:-

  1. Fairness toward the teams that progressing in the tournament and do not win.
  2. To maintain the prestige of the tournament.
  3. Determine the level of each team in competition history.

The reasons:-

  1. Passion for the African Nations Cup and its statistics
  2. Increase the editions, the large number of participating teams and the large number of winners

 

 

RESULTS

The final result

No # National team Points accrued
1 Ghana 179.4333
2 Egypt 176.2667
3 Nigeria 172.2
4 Cote d’Ivoire 163.0667
5 Cameroon 154.7667
6 Tunisia 132.3
7 Algeria 117.6667
8 Congo DR 115.2667
9 Senegal 105.2667
10 Zambia 103.1667
11 Morocco 97.26667
12 Mali 85.1
13 South Africa 82.4
14 Guinea 66.93333
15 Burkina Faso 54
16 Angola 36.8
17 Gabon 33
18 Sudan 31.33333
19 Congo 30
20 Uganda 25.6
21 Ethiopia 23.58333
22 Togo 23.33333
23 Benin 22.4
24 Kenya 18.46667
25 Equatorial Guinea 18
26 Madagascar 14.4
27 Libya 13
28 Cape Verde 12
29 Mozambique 8
30 Liberia 8
31 Sierra Leone 7
32 Zimbabwe 6.4
33 Namibia 4.4
34 Guinea-Bissau 4.4
35 Malawi 4
36 Rwanda 4
37 Niger 4
38 Burundi 2.4
39 Tanzania 2.4
40 Mauritania 2.4
41 Tanzania 2
42 Namibia 2
43 Botswana 2
44 Mauritius 1.333333

 

egypt 2010 

Egypt, winner 2010

# National team   2017 2019                   1957-2015 2017-2019 1957-2019
1 Ghana    10 9,6                   159,833332 19,6 179,433332
2 Egypt    14 9,6                   152,666666 23,6 176,266666
3 Nigeria      19,2                   153 19,2 172,2
4 Cote d’Ivoire    4 14,4                   144,666666 18,4 163,066666
5 Cameroon    16 9,6                   129,166667 25,6 154,766667
6 Tunisia    8 16,8                   107,5 24,8 132,3
7 Algeria    4 24                   89,666667 28 117,666667
8 Congo DR    8 9,6                   97,666666 17,6 115,266666
9 Senegal   8 21,6                   75,666667 29,6 105,266667
10 Zambia                         103,166666 0 103,166666
11 Morocco    8 9,6                   79,666667 17,6 97,266667
12 Mali   4 9,6                   71,5 13,6 85,1
13 South Africa      14,4                   68 14,4 82,4
14 Guinea      9,6                   57,333334 9,6 66,933334
15 Burkina Faso    12                     42 12 54
16 Angola      4,8                   32 4,8 36,8
17 Gabon   4                     29 4 33
18 Sudan                          31,333333 0 31,333333
19 Congo                          29,999999 0 29,999999
20 Uganda   2 9,6                   14 11,6 25,6
21 Ethiopia                          23,583333 0 23,583333
22 Togo    2                     21,333333 2 23,333333
23 Benin     14,4                   8 14,4 22,4
24 Kenya      4,8                   13,666667 4,8 18,466667
25 Equatorial Guinea                         18 0 18
26 Madagascar     14,4                   0 14,4 14,4
27 Libya                         13 0 13
28 Cape Verde                          12 0 12
29 Mozambique                         8 0 8
30 Liberia                          8 0 8
31 Sierra Leone                          7 0 7
32 Zimbabwe    2 2,4                   2 4,4 6,4
33 Namibia     2,4                   2 2,4 4,4
34 Guinea-Bissau    2 2,4                   0 4,4 4,4
35 Malawi                          4 0 4
36 Rwanda                          4 0 4
37 Niger                          4 0 4
38 Burundi      2,4                   0 2,4 2,4
39 Tanzania      2,4                   0 2,4 2,4
40 Mauritania      2,4                   0 2,4 2,4
41 Tanzania                         2 0 2
42 Namibia                         2 0 2
43 Botswana                         2 0 2
44 Mauritius                         1,333333 0 1,333333

 

algeria

Algeria, winner 2019

Baghdad-Bounedjah-

Baghdad Bounedjah scored the winning goal for Algeria in the final 2019. He won in 2018 the IFFHS Award “The World’s Best Top Goal Scorer” !

 

Results 1957-1976

# National team   1957 1959 1962 1963 1965 1968 1970 1972 1974 1976   1957-1976
1 Egypt    3 3 3 3     5,333333   5,333333 5   27,666666
2 Congo DR            1 8 1,333333 5,333333 8 2   25,666666
3 Ghana          6 6 6,666666 6,666666         25,333332
4 Sudan    1,5 2   4,5     8 1,333333   4   21,333333
5 Ethiopia    2,25 1 4 2 1 4 1,333333     4   19,583333
6 Cote d’Ivoire            3 5,333333 4   1,333333     13,666666
7 Guinea                2,666667   2,666667 7   12,333334
8 Congo              1,333333   6,666666 4     11,999999
9 Morocco                  2,666667   8   10,666667
10 Mali                 8       8
11 Tunisia        2 1 4,5             7,5
12 Uganda       1     1,333333     2,666667 2   7
13 Nigeria          1           6   7
14 Cameroon                2,666667 4       6,666667
15 Zambia                   6,666666     6,666666
16 Senegal           2 2,666667           4,666667
17 Algeria              2,666667           2,666667
18 Kenya                  2,666667       2,666667
19 Togo                  1,333333       1,333333
20 Mauritius                   1,333333     1,333333

 

Results 1978-1996

# National team   1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996   1957-1976 1978-1996 1957-1996
1 Ghana    8 4 8 4       10,5 6 10   25,333332 50,5 75,833332
2 Egypt      5   5 8 4 2 3 6 8   27,666666 41 68,666666
3 Nigeria    6 8 4 7   7 7 9 12     7 60 67
4 Cote d’Ivoire      4   4 6 4 4 12 9 4   13,666666 47 60,666666
5 Zambia   4   6   2   6 6 10,5 12   6,666666 46,5 53,166666
6 Algeria      7 5 6 4 6 8 3   8   2,666667 47 49,666667
7 Cameroon        4 8 7 8 4 7,5   4   6,666667 42,5 49,166667
8 Congo DR              2   6 6 8   25,666666 22 47,666666
9 Morocco    4 6     5 5   3       10,666667 23 33,666667
10 Tunisia    5   2           3 14   7,5 24 31,5
11 Senegal           4   5 6 6     4,666667 21 25,666667
12 Ethiopia        2                 19,583333 2 21,583333
13 Sudan                          21,333333 0 21,333333
14 Congo    2             6       11,999999 8 19,999999
15 Guinea      2             3     12,333334 5 17,333334
16 South Africa                      16   0 16 16
17 Mali                   7,5     8 7,5 15,5
18 Uganda   7                     7 7 14
19 Gabon                   3 8   0 11 11
20 Kenya              2 2 3       2,666667 7 9,666667
21 Libya       7                 0 7 7
22 Sierra Leone                    3 4   0 7 7
23 Burkina Faso    2                 2   0 4 4
24 Mozambique           2         2   0 4 4
25 Liberia                      4   0 4 4
26 Togo          2               1,333333 2 3,333333
27 Tanzania     2                   0 2 2
28 Malawi          2               0 2 2
29 Angola                      2   0 2 2
30 Mauritius                         1,333333 0 1,333333

 

egypt.2006

Egypt, winner 2006

 

Results 1998-2015

# National team   1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2013 2015   1957-1996 1998-2015 1957-2015
1 Ghana    4 8 8   4 12 14 10 10 14   75,833332 84 159,833332
2 Nigeria      14 12 12 12 8 12   16     67 86 153
3 Egypt    16 8 8 4 16 16 16         68,666666 84 152,666666
4 Cote d’Ivoire    8 4 2   14 10 8 14 8 16   60,666666 84 144,666666
5 Cameroon    8 16 16 8 8 14 8     2   49,166667 80 129,166667
6 Tunisia    8 10 4 16 8 8 2 8 4 8   31,5 76 107,5
7 Zambia   4 4 2 2 4 4 8 16 4 2   53,166666 50 103,166666
8 Congo DR    12 4 8 2 8       4 12   47,666666 50 97,666666
9 Algeria    2 8 2 8     10   2 8   49,666667 40 89,666667
10 Morocco    8 4 4 14 4 4   4 4     33,666667 46 79,666667
11 Senegal     8 14 8 10 4   2   4   25,666667 50 75,666667
12 Mali       10 10   4 4 12 12 4   15,5 56 71,5
13 South Africa    14 12 8 4 2 2     8 2   16 52 68
14 Guinea    4     8 8 8   4   8   17,333334 40 57,333334
15 Burkina Faso    10 2 2 2     4 2 14 2   4 38 42
16 Angola    4       4 8 8 4 2     2 30 32
17 Sudan              2   8       21,333333 10 31,333333
18 Congo      2               8   19,999999 10 29,999999
19 Gabon     2         4 8   4   11 18 29
20 Ethiopia                    2     21,583333 2 23,583333
21 Togo    2 2 4   2       8     3,333333 18 21,333333
22 Equatorial Guinea                 8   10   0 18 18
23 Uganda                         14 0 14
24 Kenya          4               9,666667 4 13,666667
25 Libya           2     4       7 6 13
26 Cape Verde                    8 4   0 12 12
27 Mozambique   2           2         4 4 8
28 Liberia        4                 4 4 8
29 Benin         2   2 4         0 8 8
30 Sierra Leone                          7 0 7
31 Malawi                2         2 2 4
32 Rwanda          4               0 4 4
33 Niger                  2 2     0 4 4
34 Tanzania                         2 0 2
35 Namibia   2                     0 2 2
36 Zimbabwe            2             0 2 2
37 Namibia             2           0 2 2
38 Botswana                 2       0 2 2
39 Mauritius                         1,333333 0 1,333333

 

cameroon 17

Cameroon , winner 2017

 

EXPLANATIONS

Standards

  • The basic rule in the distribution of points:-
  1. (The size of the tournament) equal for (Numbers of teams participating)
  2. Mechanism the distribution of points as next :-
  • %The distance between stages = 100/Number of stages

(%The distance between stages ) = The value of the first stage

  • %The distance between the teams in a stages groups =%The distance between stages/Numbers of teams in group

%The distance between the teams in a stage groups=The value of the last team in the group

  • The value of fourth place = (Previous stage+Semi-Finals)/2
  • The value of Third place = Value Semi-Finals
  • The value of Runners-Up place = (Semi-Finals+ final)/2
  • The value of Winner place = value Final = Numbers of teams participating
  • The basic rule in the distribution of points for League:-
  1. (The size of the tournament) equal for (Numbers of teams participating)
  2. Mechanism the distribution of points as next :-

Points accrued = (Numbers of teams participating – number teams which best)

 

Overview about tournaments

Edition The host country Winner Numbers of teams participating=Size League or tournament Number of stages stages %The distance between stages
1957 Sudan Egypt 3 tournament 2 Semi-Finals, Final %50
1959 Egypt Egypt 3 League 1 League %33.333333
1962 Ethiopia Ethiopia 4 tournament 2 Semi-Finals, Final %50
1963 Ghana Ghana 6 tournament 2 Groups, Final %50
1965 Tunisia Ghana 6 tournament 2 Groups, Final %50
1968 Ethiopia Congo DR 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1970 Sudan Sudan 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1972 Cameroon Congo 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1974 Egypt Congo DR 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1976 Ethiopia Morocco 8 tournament 2 Groups, Final group %50
1978 Ghana Ghana 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1980 Nigeria Nigeria 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1982 Libya Ghana 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1984 Cote d’Ivoire Cameroon 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1986 Egypt Egypt 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1988 Morocco Cameroon 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1990 Algeria Algeria 8 tournament 3 Groups, Semi-Finals, Final %33.333333
1992 Senegal Cote d’Ivoire 12 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
1994 Tunisia Nigeria 12 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
1996 South Africa South Africa 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
1998 Burkina Faso Egypt 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2000 Nigeria and Ghana Cameroon 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2002 Mali Cameroon 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2004 Tunisia Tunisia 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2006 Egypt Egypt 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2008 Ghana Egypt 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2010 Angola Egypt 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2012 Gabon and Equatorial Guinea Zambia 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2013 South Africa Nigeria 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2015 Equatorial Guinea Cote d’Ivoire 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2017 Gabon Cameroon 16 tournament 4 Groups, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %25
2019 Egypt Algeria 24 tournament 5 Groups, Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final %20

 

Apply Rule

1957
Size 3 Maximum %100 – (3) Minimum %50 – (1.5)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
The first stage 50 1.5
Runners-Up 75 2.25
Winner 100 3

 

1959
Size 3 Maximum %100 – (3) Minimum %33.333 – (1)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
Third 33.333 1
Runners-Up 66.666 2
Winner 100 3

 

 

1962
Size 4 Maximum %100 – (4) Minimum %25 – (1)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
Fourth 25 1
Third 50 2
Runners-Up 75 3
Winner 100 4

 

1963 and 1965
Size 6 Maximum %100 – (6) Minimum %12.5 – (3)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
The first stage (groups) Sorted in the groups    
Third 16.66667 1
Fourth 33.33333 2
Third 50 3
Runners-Up 75 4.5
Winner 100 6
               

 

1968-1990 without 1976
Size 8 Maximum %100 – (8) Minimum %16.6– (1.3)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
The first stage (groups) Sorted in the groups    
Fourth 16.66666 1.333333
Third 33.33334 2.666667
Fourth 50 4
Third 66.66666 5.333333
Runners-Up 83.33333 6.666666
Winner 100 8
               

 

1976
Size 8 Maximum %100 – (8) Minimum %25– (2)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
The first stage (groups) Sorted in the groups    
Fourth 25 2
Third 50 4
Fourth 62.5 5
Third 75 6
Runners-Up 87.5 7
Winner 100 8
               

 

 

1992 and 1994
Size 12 Maximum %100 – (12) Minimum %25 – (3)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
The first stage (groups) Sorted in the groups    
Third 25 3
Quarter-Finals 50 6
Fourth 62.5 7.5
Third 75 9
Runners-Up 87.5 10.5
Winner 100 12
               

 

1996 to 2017
Size 16 Maximum %100 – (16) Minimum %12.5 – (4)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
The first stage (groups) Sorted in the groups    
Fourth 12.5 2
Third 25 4
Quarter-Finals 60 8
Fourth 70 10
Third 80 12
Runners-Up 90 14
Winner 100 16
               

 

2019
Size 24 Maximum %100 – (24) Minimum %10 – (2.4)
Placement in tournament % Points accrued
The first stage (groups) Sorted in the groups    
Fourth 10 2.4
Third 20 4.8
Round of 16 40 9.6
Quarter-Finals 60 14.4
Fourth 70 16.8
Third 80 19.2
Runners-Up 90 21.6
Winner 100 24
               

 

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