Confederation of African Football
Confédération Africaine de Football
AbbreviationCAF
Founded8 February 1957; 65 years ago (1957-02-08)
Founded atKhartoum, Sudan
TypeFootball and Futsal Administration
Headquarters6th of October City, Giza, Egypt
Region served
Africa
Membership
54 member associations
Official language
Patrice Motsepe
Vice Presidents
General Secretary
Véron Mosengo-Omba
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
WebsiteOfficial website

The Confederation of African Football, or CAF for short, (French: Confédération Africaine de Football, Arabic: الاتحاد الأفريقي لكرة القدم, romanizedal-Ittiḥād al-Afrīqī li-Kurat al-Qadam) is the administrative and controlling body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Africa. It was established on 8 February 1957 at the Grand Hotel[1] in Khartoum, Sudan[2] by the national football associations of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sudan,[3] following formal discussions between the aforementioned associations at the FIFA Congress held on 7 June 1956 at Avenida Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.[4]

The biggest of the six continental confederations of world football governing body, FIFA, CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs national team and club continental competitions and controls the prize money, regulations and broadcast rights to such competitions. CAF will be allocated 9 spots in the FIFA World Cup starting from 2026 and could have an opportunity of 10 spots with the addition of an intercontinental play-off tournament involving six teams to decide the last two FIFA World Cup places (46+2).

The headquarters of CAF was situated in Khartoum for within the first months of formation until a fire outbreak in the offices of the Sudanese Football Association when the organization was moved near Cairo, Egypt. Youssef Mohamad was the first general secretary and Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem, the first president. Since 2002, the administrative center is situated in 6th of October City in Cairo, Egypt. CAF currently has 54 member associations which are full members, while Zanzibar and Réunion are associate members (see the CAF Members and Zones section below). The current president is Patrice Motsepe from South Africa, who was elected on 12 March 2021 in an unopposed elections held in Rabat, Morocco.[5]

History

Main article: History of CAF

The CAF Anthem

On 18 September 2007, CAF launched a competition for all African composers to create its anthem without lyrics to reflect the cultural patrimony and the music of Africa.[6] The chosen anthem, whose composer are to this day unknown and is 74 seconds in length, was first published to the site on 16 January 2008 and it is the entry song for every official CAF competition match. It is also used for every official competition match of the sub-confederations of CAF including WAFU, COSAFA and CECAFA.

Current Leadership

Name Position
South Africa Patrice Motsepe President
Senegal Augustin Senghor 1st Vice President
Mauritania Ahmed Yahya 2nd Vice President
Djibouti Waberi Souleiman 3rd Vice President
Cameroon Seidou Mbombo Njoya 4th Vice President
Comoros Kanizat Ibrahim 5th Vice President
Democratic Republic of the Congo Véron Mosengo-Omba General Secretary

Sources:[7][8]

CAF members and zones

Members

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African regional federations
  UNAF (North)
  WAFU-UFOA (West)
  UNIFFAC (Central)
  CECAFA (East-Central)
  COSAFA (Southern)
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 the 1957 African Cup of Nations due to apartheid.
  2. ^ – Member of UNAF from 2005 to 2009 and from 2011. Withdrew from UNAF on 19 November 2009, but rejoined in 2011.
  3. ^ – Associate member, 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.[9]

Competitions

See also: List of association football competitions and FIFA International Match Calendar

CAF competitions

International

For men's national teams, the main competition is the Africa Cup of Nations, which began in 1957. In 2009, the CAF began organizing another competition for men's national teams, the African Nations Championship, this time featuring players playing in their respective national leagues. CAF also runs national competitions at Under-20 and Under-17 levels, which also serve as qualification tournaments for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the FIFA U-17 World Cup respectively.

For women's national teams, CAF operates competitons serving as qualification tournaments for the related FIFA-organized tournaments which launched at the exact same year they began formation. As of 2022, the Women's Africa Cup of Nations, launched in 1991 for senior national teams, qualifies 4 teams to the FIFA Women's World Cup and crowns a champion. Both the African U-20 Women's World Cup qualification tournament, launched in 2002 and the African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women, launched in 2008, each crowns no champion but instead qualifies 2 teams to compete at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup respectively.

Club

CAF also runs the two main club competitions in Africa: the CAF Champions League, first held in 1964 as the African Cup of Champions Clubs (or just African Cup) and rebranded in 1997 for the champions of African leagues and the runners-up league-finished teams of the top 12 ranked national associations; and the CAF Confederation Cup, launched in 2004 as a merger of the African Cup Winners' Cup, which begun in 1975, and a third competition, the CAF Cup, which started in 1992, for national cup winners and the 3rd-placed league-finished teams of the top 12 ranked national associations.[10]

The CAF Super Cup, which pits the winners of the CAF Champions League against the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup (previously the winners of the African Cup Winners' Cup), was launched in 1993.

The Afro-Asian Club Championship was jointly organized 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.

The CAF Women's Champions League was founded on 12 September 2020,[11][12] involving the champions of CAF's sub-confederation qualification tournaments for women's club teams.

Current title holders

See also: Portal:Current events/Sports, 2022 in association football, 2022 in sports by month, and FIFA International Match Calendar

For events postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, see Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports.

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition Dates
National teams
Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (Final)  Senegal 1st  Egypt 2023 (Final) Qualification:
23 March – 27 September 2022

Finals:
23 June – 23 July 2023
African Nations Championship 2020  Morocco 2nd  Mali 2022 Qualification:


Finals:
8–31 January 2023
U-23 Cup of Nations 2019  Egypt 1st  Ivory Coast 2023 Qualification:
19 September 2022 – 28 March 2023

Finals:
June 2023
Men's African Games Tournament 2019  Burkina Faso 1st  Nigeria 2023
U-20 Cup of Nations[cc 1] 2021  Ghana 1st  Uganda 2023 Qualification:
2022

Finals:
18 February – 12 March 2023
U-17 Cup of Nations[cc 2] 2019  Cameroon 2nd Vacant 2023 Qualification:
2022–2023

Finals:
To be determined (TBD)
Futsal Cup of Nations 2020  Morocco 2nd  Egypt 2024
Youth Olympic Futsal Qualifying Tournament 2018  Egypt 1st  Angola 2026
Beach Soccer Cup of Nations 2021  Senegal 6th  Mozambique 2022 To be determined (TBD)
National teams (women)
Women's Africa Cup of Nations 2022 (Final)  South Africa 1st  Morocco 2024 (Final) Qualification:
To be determined (TBD)


Finals:
To be determined (TBD)
Women's African Games Tournament 2019  Nigeria 3rd  Cameroon 2023
African FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualification 2022  Ghana
 Nigeria
6th
10th
 Ethiopia
 Senegal
2024
U-17 Cup of Nations for Women 2022  Tanzania
 Nigeria
 Morocco
1st
6th
1st
 Cameroon
 Ethiopia
 Ghana
2024
Club teams
Super Cup 2022 Morocco RS Berkane 1st Morocco Wydad AC 2023 11–13 August 2023
Champions League 2021–22 (Final) Morocco Wydad AC 3rd Egypt Al Ahly 2022–23 (Final) Qualifying:
10 September – 24 October 2021

Competition proper:
11 February – 29 May 2022
Confederation Cup 2021–22 (Final) Morocco RS Berkane 2nd South Africa Orlando Pirates 2022–23 (Final) Qualifying:
10 September 2021 – 6 February 2022

Competition proper:
13 February – 22 May 2022
Club teams (Women)
Women's Champions League 2021 (Final) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1st Ghana Hasaacas Ladies 2022 (Final) To be determined (TBD)
  1. ^ This tournament was initially formed as a home-and-away qualification tournament for U-21 African nations in 1977. Since 1979, a proper tournament was launched as the African Youth Championship and used these branded titles until 2015: African U-21 Cup of Nations until 1989, African U-21 Championship until 2003 and African U-20 Championship until 2015. The current name was adopted in 2017.
  2. ^ From 1995 to 2015, the tournament was known as the African U-17 Championship. The current name is in use since 2017.

Competition Winners

Nation Men Women Total
Africa Cup of Nations CHAN U-23's U-20's U-17's Futsal Beach Soccer African Games Women's Africa Cup of Nations African Games
NigeriaNigeria 3(4) 0(1) 1 7(2) 2(2) 2(4) 1(4) 11 3 30(17)
EgyptEgypt 7(3) 1 4(1) 1 3(2) - 2 - - 18(6)
CameroonCameroon 5(2) - - 1(4) 2 - 1(1) 4 0(4) 1(2) 14(13)
GhanaGhana 4(5) 0(2) - 3(2) 2(2) 0(1) - 1 1(1) 0(3) 11(16)
SenegalSenegal 1(2) - 0(3) - - 5(2) 1 - - 7(7)
MoroccoMorocco 1(1) 2 0(1) 1 - 2(1) - - 0(1) - 6(4)
AlgeriaAlgeria 2(1) - 0(1) 1 0(1) - - 1 - - 4(3)
Democratic Republic of the CongoDR Congo 2 2 - - - - - - - - 4

Sponsorship

In October 2004, South African telecommunications giant, MTN, contracted a 4-year deal to sponsor CAF competitions worth US$12.5 million, which was the biggest sponsorship deal in African sporting history at that time.[13]

CAF opened new sponsorship callouts when MTN's contract expired and French telecommunications giant, Orange scooped it up in July 2009, signing an 8-year comprehensive long-term undisclosed deal to sponsor CAF competitions with a value of €100 million.[14]

On 21 July 2016, French energy and petroleum giant, Total S.A., replaced Orange as the main sponsor with an 8-year sponsorship package from CAF for a value of €950 million[15] to support its competitions.[16] Total rebranded as TotalEnergies in 2021, although its sponsorship with CAF continued under the new name.[17]

The current main CAF sponsors are:

FIFA World Rankings

Overview

Historical leaders

Team of the Year

Teams ranking in the top four – Men's[18]
Year First Second Third Fourth
1993  Nigeria  Cameroon  Egypt  Zambia
1994  Nigeria  Zambia  Egypt  Ivory Coast
1995  Ivory Coast  Tunisia  Egypt  Zambia
1996  South Africa  Zambia  Tunisia  Ghana
1997  Morocco  Zambia  Tunisia  South Africa
1998  Morocco  Tunisia  South Africa  Egypt
1999  Morocco  South Africa  Tunisia  Zambia
2000  South Africa  Tunisia  Morocco  Egypt
2001  Tunisia  South Africa  Morocco  Cameroon
2002  Cameroon  Senegal  Nigeria  South Africa
2003  Cameroon  Egypt  Senegal  Nigeria
2004  Nigeria  Cameroon  Senegal  Morocco
2005  Cameroon  Nigeria  Tunisia  Senegal
2006  Nigeria  Cameroon  Ivory Coast  Guinea
2007  Nigeria  Cameroon  Guinea  Ivory Coast
2008  Cameroon  Egypt  Nigeria  Ghana
2009  Cameroon  Ivory Coast  Nigeria  Egypt
2010  Egypt  Ghana  Ivory Coast  Nigeria
2011  Ivory Coast  Ghana  Algeria  Egypt
2012  Ivory Coast  Algeria  Mali  Ghana
2013  Ivory Coast  Ghana  Algeria  Nigeria
2014  Algeria  Tunisia  Ivory Coast  Senegal
2015  Ivory Coast  Algeria  Ghana  Cape Verde
2016  Senegal  Ivory Coast  Tunisia  Egypt
2017  Senegal  Tunisia  Egypt  DR Congo
2018  Senegal  Tunisia  Morocco  Nigeria
2019  Senegal  Tunisia  Nigeria  Algeria
2020  Senegal  Tunisia  Algeria  Morocco
2021  Senegal  Morocco  Tunisia  Algeria
Teams ranking in the top four – Women's[19]
Year First Second Third Fourth
2003  Nigeria  Ghana  Morocco  South Africa
2004  Nigeria  Ghana  Morocco  South Africa
2005  Nigeria  Ghana  Egypt  South Africa
2006  Nigeria  Ghana  Morocco  South Africa
2007  Nigeria  Ghana  Eritrea  Algeria
2008  Nigeria  Ghana  South Africa  Morocco
2009  Nigeria  Ghana  South Africa  Algeria
2010  Nigeria  Ghana  South Africa  Equatorial Guinea
2011  Nigeria  Ghana  Equatorial Guinea  Cameroon
2012  Nigeria  Cameroon  Ghana  Equatorial Guinea
2013  Nigeria  Cameroon  Ghana  South Africa
2014  Nigeria  Ghana  Cameroon  Equatorial Guinea
2015  Nigeria  Cameroon  Ghana  Equatorial Guinea
2016  Nigeria  Ghana  Cameroon  Equatorial Guinea
2017  Nigeria  Ghana  Cameroon  Equatorial Guinea
2018  Nigeria  Cameroon  South Africa  Ghana
2019  Nigeria  Cameroon  South Africa  Ghana
2020  Nigeria  Cameroon  South Africa  Ghana

Other rankings

CAF overall ranking of African clubs by titles

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

Pos Club Titles Trophies won
1 Egypt Al Ahly SC 24 10 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 4 African Cup Winners' Cup, 8 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
2 Egypt 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Morocco Raja CA 9 3 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Tunisia Étoile Sportive 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
6 Tunisia 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
7 Morocco Wydad AC 6 3 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Algeria JS Kabylie 6 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Cup
9 Algeria ES Sétif 4 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 4 3 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup
Nigeria Enyimba F.C. 4 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Super Cup
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 4 3 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup
Update as of 3 August 2022 in chronological order.

By country

The following table lists all the countries whose clubs have won at least one CAF competition. Egyptian clubs are the most successful, with a total of 41 titles. Egyptian clubs hold a record number of wins in the African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League (16), the now-defunct African Cup Winners' Cup (8), the CAF Super Cup (12) and the now-defunct Afro-Asian Club Championship (3), followed by Tunisian clubs with 24 titles and they have the most victories in the now-defunct CAF Cup (4). In third place overall, Moroccan clubs have secured 23 titles and they have the most victories in the CAF Confederation Cup (7).

Key
CL African Cup of Champions Clubs or CAF Champions League
CWC African Cup Winners' Cup
C CAF Cup
CC CAF Confederation Cup
SC CAF Super Cup
AAC Afro-Asian Club Championship
List of CAF club competition winners by country
Nationality CL CWC C CC SC AAC Total
 Egypt 16 8 0 2 12 3 41
 Morocco 7 1 2 7 5 2 24
 Tunisia 6 4 4 5 3 2 24
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6 2 0 2 3 0 13
 Algeria 5 1 3 0 1 1 11
 Nigeria 2 3 2 0 2 0 9
 Cameroon 5 3 0 0 0 0 8
 Ivory Coast 2 2 1 0 2 0 7
 Ghana 3 0 0 1 1 0 5
 South Africa 2 1 0 0 2 0 5
 Guinea 3 1 0 0 0 0 4
 Republic of the Congo 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Zambia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Mali 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

CAF overall ranking of African clubs

Rankings are calculated by the CAF based on points gathered by African teams throughout their participation in international club tournaments organized by either FIFA or CAF since the establishment of the first African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1964.[20]

Men's Futsal

Per 5 April 2022:[21]

CAF FIFA Country Points +/-
1 13  Morocco 1404 Steady
2 31  Egypt 1187 Increase 1
3 39  Libya 1095 Increase 2
4 45  Angola 1031 Steady
5 64  Mozambique 902 Steady
6 81  South Africa 1580 Increase 1
7 92  Zambia 774 Steady
8 98  Algeria 708 Steady
 Zimbabwe** 803
 Tunisia** 803
 Cameroon** 729
 Ghana* 852
 Ivory Coast* 785
 Nigeria* 785
 Guinea* 730
 Guinea-Bissau* 708
 Madagascar* 685
 Sudan* 684
 Mauritania* 679
 DR Congo* 659
 Equatorial Guinea* 637
 Réunion* 626
 São Tomé and Príncipe* 583
 Somalia* 562
 Comoros* 550
 Mauritius* 539

a number between brackets is the rank of the previous week. (*)= Provisional ranking (played at least 10 matches) (**)= Inactive for more than 24 months

Women's Futsal

CAF FIFA Country Points +/-

Beach soccer national teams

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 records

Legend

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

FIFA World Cup

Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA World Cup

See also: African nations at the FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Kingdom of Italy
(16)
1938
French Third Republic
(15)
1950
Fourth Brazilian Republic
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
Japan
South Korea
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
2014
Brazil
(32)
2018
Russia
(32)
2022
Qatar
(32)
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
(48)
Apps.
 Algeria Part of France[22] × R1
13th
R1
22nd
R1
28th
R2
14th
4/14
 Angola Part of Portugal[23] × R1
23rd
1/9
 Cameroon Part of France × × R1
17th
QF
7th
R1
22nd
R1
25th
R1
20th
R1
31st
R1
32nd
Q 8/14
 DR Congo[24] Part of Belgium[25] × × R1
16th
× 1/12
 Egypt × R1
13th
× × × × × × R1
20th
R1
31st
3/15
 Ghana Part of the United Kingdom × × × R2
13th
QF
7th
R1
25th
Q 4/14
 Ivory Coast Part of France × × × × R1
19th
R1
17th
R1
21st
3/11
 Morocco Part of France/Spain × R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
R1
27th
Q 6/15
 Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom × R2
9th
R2
12th
R1
27th
R1
27th
R2
16th
R1
21st
6/15
 Senegal Part of France × × × QF
7th
R1
17th
Q 3/12
 South Africa × × × × × × × × × × R1
24th
R1
17th
R1
20th
3/8
 Togo Part of France × × × × × R1
30th
1/11
 Tunisia Part of France × R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
R1
24th
Q 6/15
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 49
Firsts

FIFA Women's World Cup

Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup

Teams are sorted by number of appearances.

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Apps.
 Cameroon × R2
11th
R2
15th
2/8
 Equatorial Guinea × × × R1
15th
× 1/5
 Ghana R1
13–14
R1
12th
R1
15th
3/9
 Ivory Coast × × × R1
23rd
1/6
 Morocco Q 1/9
 Nigeria R1
10th
R1
11th
QF
7th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
9th
R1
21st
R2
16th
Q 9/9
 South Africa × R1
22nd
Q 2/8
 Zambia Q 1/9
Total (8 teams) 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 16

Olympic Games For Men

See also: Football at the Summer Olympics § Participating nations

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team 1900
France
(3)
1904
United States
(3)
1908
United Kingdom
(6)
1912
Sweden
(11)
1920
Belgium
(14)
1924
France
(22)
1928
Netherlands
(17)
1936
Germany
(16)
1948
United Kingdom
(18)
1952
Finland
(25)
1956
Australia
(11)
1960
Italy
(16)
1964
Japan
(14)
1968
Mexico
(16)
1972
West Germany
(16)
1976
Canada
(13)
1980
Soviet Union
(16)
1984
United States
(16)
1988
South Korea
(16)
1992
Spain
(16)
1996
United States
(16)
2000
Australia
(16)
2004
Greece
(16)
2008
China
(16)
2012
United Kingdom
(16)
2016
Brazil
(16)
2021
Japan
(16)
Apps.
 Algeria Part of France 8 14 2
 Cameroon Part of France 11 1 8 3
 Egypt[26] 8 8 4 9 11 9 12 4 8 12 8 QF
(8th)
12
 Ivory Coast Part of France 6 QF
(7th)
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/Spain 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 GS
(16th)
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 Women

See also: Football at the Summer Olympics § Participating nations 2

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team 1996
United States
(8)
2000
Australia
(8)
2004
Greece
(10)
2008
China
(12)
2012
United Kingdom
(12)
2016
Brazil
(12)
2021
Japan
(12)
Apps.
 Cameroon 12 1
 Nigeria 8 6 11 3
 South Africa 10 10 2
 Zambia GS
(9th)
1
 Zimbabwe 12 1
Total (5 teams) 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 8

Africa Cup of Nations

Main article: National team appearances in the Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations record
Team
(Total 44 teams)
1957
Sudan
(3)
1959
United Arab Republic
(3)
1962
Ethiopia
(4)
1963
Ghana
(6)
1965
Tunisia
(6)
1968
Ethiopia
(8)
1970
Sudan
(8)
1972
Cameroon
(8)
1974
Egypt
(8)
1976
Ethiopia
(8)
1978
Ghana
(8)
1980
Nigeria
(8)
1982
Libya
(8)
1984
Ivory Coast
(8)
1986
Egypt
(8)
1988
Morocco
(8)
1990
Algeria
(8)
1992
Senegal
(12)
1994
Tunisia
(12)
1996
South Africa
(15)
1998
Burkina Faso
(16)
2000
Ghana
Nigeria
(16)
2002
Mali
(16)
2004
Tunisia
(16)
2006
Egypt
(16)
2008
Ghana
(16)
2010
Angola
(15)
2012
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
(16)
2013
South Africa
(16)
2015
Equatorial Guinea
(16)
2017
Gabon
(16)
2019
Egypt
(24)
2021
Cameroon
(24)
Apps.
North Africa Members
 Algeria Part of France × R1 2nd 4th 3rd R1 3rd 1st R1 •• QF R1 QF R1 QF 4th R1 QF R1 1st R1 19
 Egypt 1st 1st 2nd 3rd × × 3rd 3rd 4th 4th × 4th 1st R1 R1 R1 QF QF 1st QF QF R1 1st 1st 1st 2nd R2 2nd 25
 Libya × × × × × 2nd × × × × × × R1 R1 3
 Morocco × × × R1 × 1st R1 3rd 4th 4th R1 QF R1 R1 2nd R1 R1 R1 R1 •• QF R2 QF 18
 Tunisia 3rd R1 2nd × × × 4th × R1 R1 2nd QF 4th R1 1st QF QF R1 QF R1 QF QF 4th QF 20
West Africa Members
 Benin Part of France × × × × × × × × R1 R1 R1 QF 4
 Burkina Faso Part of France × × × × R1 × × × × × R1 4th R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 2nd R1 3rd 4th 12
 Cape Verde Part of Portugal × QF R1 R2 3
 Ivory Coast Part of France 3rd 3rd 4th R1 •• R1 × R1 3rd R1 R1 1st 3rd R1 QF R1 R1 2nd 4th QF 2nd QF 1st R1 QF R2 24
 Gambia Part of the United Kingdom × × × × x × x x x x x QF 1
 Ghana UK 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st R1 1st R1 2nd QF 4th R1 QF QF R1 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th R2 R1 23
 Guinea FRA •• R1 R1 2nd R1 R1 R1 × QF QF QF R1 QF R2 R2 13
 Guinea-Bissau Part of Portugal × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 R1 3
 Liberia × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 2
 Mali Part of France 2nd 4th 4th 4th R1 R1 3rd 3rd R1 R1 R2 R2 12
 Mauritania Part of France × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 1
 Niger Part of France × × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 2
 Nigeria × R1 × × 3rd 3rd 1st R1 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st × × 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd QF 3rd 1st 3rd R2 19
 Senegal Part of France 4th R1 × R1 4th QF QF QF 2nd QF 4th R1 R1 R1 QF 2nd 1st 16
 Sierra Leone Part of the UK × × × × × × × R1 R1 × × x R1 3
 Togo Part of France × R1 × R1 × × R1 R1 R1 R1 •• QF R1 8
Central Africa Members
 Cameroon Part of France × R1 3rd R1 1st 2nd 1st R1 4th R1 QF 1st 1st QF QF 2nd QF R1 1st R2 3rd 20
 Congo Part of France R1 × 1st 4th R1 × QF R1 QF 7
 DR Congo Part of Belgium R1 1st R1 4th 1st R1 × × R1 QF QF QF 3rd R1 QF R1 QF R1 3rd QF R2 19
 Equatorial Guinea Part of Spain × × × × × × QF 4th QF 3
 Gabon Part of France × × × × × R1 QF R1 R1 QF R1 R1 R2 8
East Africa Members
 Burundi Part of Belgium × × × × × × × × × × × R1 1
 Ethiopia 2nd 3rd 1st 4th R1 4th R1 R1 R1 × × × × × R1 R1 11
 Kenya R1 × R1 R1 R1 × R1 R1 6
 Rwanda Part of Belgium × × × × × × × × × R1 × 1
 Sudan 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st R1 R1 × × × × × R1 QF R1 9
 Tanzania × R1 × × × × R1 2
 Uganda 4th × R1 R1 R1 2nd × × × R1 R2 7
Southern Africa Members
 Angola Part of Portugal × R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 R1 R1 8
 Botswana Part of the United Kingdom × × × × × × × × R1 1
 Comoros Part of France × × × R2 1
 Madagascar Part of France × × × × × × × × × QF 1
 Malawi Part of the United Kingdom × R1 R1 R2 3
 Mauritius R1 × × 1
 Mozambique Part of Portugal × R1 R1 R1 R1 4
 Namibia Part of South Africa × × R1 R1 R1 3
 South Africa •• Banned because of apartheid 1st 2nd 3rd QF R1 R1 R1 QF R1 QF 10
 Zambia × × 2nd R1 3rd R1 × 3rd QF 2nd 3rd R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 1st R1 R1 17
 Zimbabwe R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5

Women's Africa Cup of Nations

See also: Women's Africa Cup of Nations § Participating nations

Women's Africa Cup of Nations record
Team
(Total 26 teams)
1991

(4)
1995

(6)
1998
Nigeria
(7)
2000
South Africa
(8)
2002
Nigeria
(8)
2004
South Africa
(8)
2006
Nigeria
(8)
2008
Equatorial Guinea
(8)
2010
South Africa
(8)
2012
Equatorial Guinea
(8)
2014
Namibia
(8)
2016
Cameroon
(8)
2018
Ghana
(8)
2020
[a]
(12)
2022
Morocco
(12)
Apps.
 Algeria R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
 Angola SF R1 2
 Botswana × QF 1
 Burkina Faso × GS 1
 Burundi × GS 1
 Cameroon 2nd × 4th R1 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd QF 12
 Congo × R1 2
 DR Congo 3rd × × R1 R1 × x 3
 Egypt R1 × × R1 2
 Equatorial Guinea R1 1st 2nd 1st R1 5
 Ethiopia R1 4th × R1 3
 Ghana QF SF 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd R1 R1 R1 3rd R1 12
 Guinea SF × 1
 Ivory Coast R1 3rd 2
 Kenya x x x x R1 x