Africa Cup of Nations Winners

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Players from Nigeria celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final match between Nigeria and Burkina at FNB Stadium on February 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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A look down the list of past Africa Cup of Nations winners shows that no fewer than 14 countries have won the continent's greatest prize.

Egypt have won three more titles than their closest challenger after a period of dominance between 2006 and 2010 saw them win it three times in a row. Mohamed Aboutrika was instrumental in the first two victories and is one of the tournament's greatest ever players.

It was Egypt who won the first ever edition in 1957, although they have failed to add to their haul in the last few years.

Ghana and Nigeria have each won it four times apiece, with Nigeria's most recent title coming in 2013, despite a typically fraught build-up. 

Many neutral observers will have been delighted to see the Ivory Coast's 'Golden Generation' - or at least what remained of it - winning the tournament in 2015. It was too late for Didier Drogba who announced his retirement a few months earlier, but at least the Toure brothers, Yaya and Kolo, Gervinho and Salomon Kalou were able to celebrate a long-awaited title after many years of trying.

Past Africa Cup of Nations Finals

2017 Cameroon 2-1 Egypt

2015 Ivory Coast 0-0 Ghana (Ivory Coast won 9-8 on penalties)

2013 Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso

2012 Zambia 0-0 Ivory Coast (Zambia won 8-7 on penalties)

2010 Egypt 1-0 Ghana

2008 Egypt 1-0 Cameroon

2006 Egypt 0-0 Ivory Coast (Egypt won 4-2 on penalties)

2004 Tunisia 2-1 Morocco

2002 Cameroon 0-0 Senegal (Cameroon won 3-2 on penalties)

2000 Cameroon 2-2 Nigeria (Cameroon won 4-3 on penalties)

1998 Egypt 2-0 South Africa

1996 South Africa 2-0 Tunisia

1994 Nigeria 2-1 Zambia

1992 Ivory Coast 0-0 Ghana (Ivory Coast won 11-10 on penalties)

1990 Algeria 1-0 Nigeria

1988 Cameroon 1-0 Nigeria

1986 Egypt 0-0 Cameroon (Egypt won 5-4 on penalties)

1984 Cameroon 3-1 Nigeria

1982 Ghana 1-1 Libya (Ghana won 7-6 on penalties)

1980 Nigeria 3-0 Algeria

1978 Ghana 2-0 Uganda

1976 Morocco

1974 Zaire 2-2 Zambia (Zaire won replay 2-0)

1972 Congo 3-2 Mali

1970 Sudan 3-2 Ghana

1968 Congo DR 1-0 Ghana

1965 Ghana 3-2 Tunisia (aet)

1963 Ghana 3-0 Sudan

1962 Ethiopia 4-2 United Arab Republic (aet)

1959 United Arab Republic

1957 Egypt 4-0 Ethiopia

Africa Cup of Nations Won By Country

7 Egypt

4 Ghana

4 Nigeria

4 Cameroon

2 Ivory Coast

2 Congo DR

1 Tunisia

1 Sudan

1 Algeria

1 Morocco

1 Ethiopia

1 South Africa

1 Congo

1 Zambia