AFCON winners: who has won the most Africa Cup of Nations tournaments - past victors and 2022 odds

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We are almost close to discovering the two teams that will face off in the 2022 AFCON final.

The Africa Cup of Nations has proven as exciting as ever this year as many of world football’s most high profile players have competed to help their country lift the trophy.

Senegal are the first side to progress to Sunday’s final after beating Burkina Faso yesterday, with Egypt and hosts Cameroon are to clash in the second semi-final this evening.

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The Africa Cup of Nations was first contested in 1957 and there have been 14 different winners of the tournament throughout history.

Here are the teams who have lifted the trophy previously and the current favourites to claim the prize this year:

Who has won the most Africa Cup of Nations tournaments?

Algerian players celebrate after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final football match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo on July 19, 2019.Algerian players celebrate after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final football match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo on July 19, 2019.
Algerian players celebrate after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final football match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo on July 19, 2019. | AFP via Getty Images

Egypt are the most successful team in the history of the Africa Cup on Nations, having won the trophy seven times while finishing as runner-up twice and claiming third place on three occasions.

They last won the competition in 2010 and were runners up in 2017 while their first ever win was at the 1957 competition.

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This year’s host nation Cameroon are second on the all time list, having won the trophy five times while finishing as runner up twice and coming third once.

They last won the trophy in 2017, beating Egypt in the final.

Third on the list are Ghana, they have won the title four times but have not lifted the trophy since 1982.

The Black Stars have finished as runners-up on five occasions, which is more than any other nation, and have came in third place once in 2008.

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However, Ghana were knocked out in this year’s group stage after a surprise defeat to Comoros.

Algeria are the reigning champions, they won the 2019 competition which was their second ever AFCON victory with their only previous title coming in 1990.

They have failed to defend their title this year after finishing bottom of Group E.

The full list of AFCON winners:

  • Egypt (7) - 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Cameroon (5) - 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017
  • Ghana (4) - 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982
  • Nigeria (3) - 1980, 1994, 2013
  • Ivory Coast (2) - 1992, 2015
  • Algeria (2) - 1990, 2019
  • DR Congo (2) - 1968, 1974
  • Zambia (1) - 2012
  • Tunisia (1) - 2004
  • Sudan (1) - 1970
  • Ethiopia (1) - 1962
  • Morocco (1) - 1976
  • South Africa (1) - 1996
  • Congo (1) - 1972

Latest AFCON 2022 odds

Senegal are the favourites to win the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

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The Lions, lead by the likes of Premier League stars Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy and Ismailia Saar, are 10/11 to lift the trophy.

We are yet to find out whether Egypt or Cameroon will reach the final, but the tournament’s hosts are currently second favourites to win the tournament at 15/8.

The latest outright tournament odds (via Sky Bet) are:

  • Senegal 10/11
  • Cameroon 15/8
  • Egypt 7/2

All odds correct at time of print.

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