Africa Cup of Nations
Founded 1957
Region Continental (CAF)
Number of teams 3 (finals)
Current champions 23x15px Egypt (1st title)
Most successful team 23x15px Egypt (1 title)
Soccerball current event.svg Current

The Africa Cup of Nations is an international association football tournament run by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The winning team becomes the champion of Africa.


The origin of the African Nations Cup dates back to 1956 with the creation of the Confederation of African Football. There was immediate action of creating a continental competition after the recent success of the European Nations Cup that was held in France. So in February 1957, the first edition would take between the founding members of CAF (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa). But after South Africa was disqualified for only selecting white players, this gave Ethiopia a spot in the final. It would be Egypt that would be crowned champions of Africa after they defeated Sudan in the semi-finals before defeating Ethiopia in the final.


Year Host nation Final Third Place
Champion Score Second Place
Flag of Sudan Sudan 30x27px
3–0 30x27px

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