Africa Cup of Nations records and stats

Ahram Online
Monday 9 Feb 2015

Most titles won: 7 by Egypt in 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010

Most tournament appearances: 22 by Egypt

1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010.

Most appearances in a final: 9 by Ghana.

1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1982, 1992, 2010, 2015.

Most goals in a single tournament:

54 in Egypt 1974, under the old eight-team system

99 in Ghana 2008, under the 16-team system

Longest penalty session: Ivory Coast v Cameroon 12-11 (1-1) in 2006

Highest attendance during a game: 120 000 spectators were in Cairo stadium to watch Egypt v Cameroon in 1986

Highest attendance in a tournament: 735000 spectators in 1980 (avg. 46000 spectators per game)

Most matches played in the finals: 90 by Egypt

Most wins: 54 by Egypt

Most goals scored: 154 by Egypt

Most goals scored in one match: Egypt 6-3 Nigeria in 1963

Highest winning margin: Ivory Coast 6-1 Ethiopia in 1970

Longest unbeaten run: 19 matches for Egypt since their 2-1 defeat against Algeria in 2004



All time scorer: Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) 18 goals

Most goals scored in a final: 4 by Mohamed Attar “El-Diba” (Egypt) against Ethiopia in 1957

Most goals scored in a single tournament: 9 by Mulumba N’Daye (Zaire) in 1974

Most goals scored in one match: 5 by Laurent Pokou in Ivory Coast win against Ethiopia 6-1 in 1970.

Fastest goal: Ayman Mansour (Egypt) after 23 seconds against Mozambique in 1994

Most Tournament Appearances: 8 by Ahmed Hassan (Egypt) and Rigobert Song (Cameroon)

Most matches Played by a player: 33 by Rigobert Song (Cameroon)

Most appearances in the final: 4 by Ahmed Hassan (Egypt) in 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Youngest ever player: Chiva Star Nzighou (Gabon), 16 years, 2 months, 30 days in 2000-

Oldest Scorer in African Cup History: Hossam Hassan (Egypt), 39 years, 5 months, 24 days against DR Congo in 2006

Title Winner as player and coach: Mahmoud El-Gohary of Egypt in 1959 and 1998. Stephen Keshi from Egypt in 1994 and 2013.

Most titles won by a players: 4 titles for Ahmed Hassan and Essam El-Hadary (Egypt)

Only Player to participate in 2 Tournaments 20 years apart: Hossam Hassan (Egypt) in 1986 and 2006

Only Player to win 2 Titles 20 years apart: Hossam Hassan (Egypt) in 1986 and 2006 

Only Coach to win 2 titles with 2 different teams: Frenchman Herve Renard in 2012 with Zambia and 2015 with Ivory Coast.

Most Titles won by a coach: 3 by Hassan Shehata (Egypt) in 2006, 2008 and 2010 and Charles Gyamfi (Ghana) in 1963, 1965 and 1982

Most performances by a referee in the finals: 6 by Tesfaye Gebreyesus (Ethiopia/Eritrea) in 1970, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1986

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