The CAF Champions League winners list – all-time most successful Champions
The CAF Champions League has produced several winners in the past with the Egyptian club Al Ahly as the most successful in the history of the competition.
The inaugural season was won by Cameroonian side Oryx Douala in 1964–65 edition by beating Malian club Stade Malien.
The CAF Champions League is well dominated by teams from the Northern part.
Although on some occasions, teams from the Central part most notably TP Mazembe have also won the competition, as they considered the second most successful.
Other top teams include Étoile Sportive du Sahel, Enyimba FC, Wydad Casablanca, Zamalek, etc.
About CAF Champions League
The CAF Champions League is a professional men’s soccer competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for teams from the 54 registered football associations.
As per CAF’s ranking system, the top twelve countries in the continent are allowed to enter two teams in each continent. The CAF Champions League and the Confederations Cup.
In some seasons, some countries have entered up to three teams in the Champions League.
The winner of the CAF Confederations Cup will automatically qualify for the Champions League the following season.
The CAF Champions League most successful teams
Ahly is currently the most successful on the continent and second behind Real Madrid in the world’s all-time best teams with the most trophies.
The Egyptian Professional Football club has won over 9 Champions League titles.
They are one of the strongest teams in Africa and has grown so strongly. The club’s dominance has also gathered supporters within and outside the continent.
The last time they won the competition was in 2020.
1982, 1987, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2020
Zamalek is another top side on the African continent, winning five Champions League titles.
The last triumph in the competition was in 2002 and also came close to winning it in 2020, losing to Al Ahly in the final.
1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2002
TP Mazembe (Englebert)
TP Mazembe formerly Englebert is a professional soccer club from DR Congo. They are the joint-second most successful club in Africa with El Zamalek, winning five Champions League titles.
The last time Mazembe won the title was in 2015.
They are one of the sides to win the tournament in three consecutive years.
1967, 1968, 2009, 2010, 2015
Esperance Tunis is a professional soccer club from Tunisia.
The club has four Champions League titles and has ended up as Runners up on four different occasions.
Esperance Tunis is also a strong club in not just Tunisia, but also Africa.
1994, 2011, 2018, 2019
Hafia is the most successful Guinean football club in history, winning three Champions League titles.
Although in recent years, Hafia’s Performance on the continent has been at the highest level.
Then when it comes to pedigree, Hafia is considered one of the best with three titles and were Runners up on two occasions.
1972, 1975, 1977
The Moroccan club is another force in African football. They have three titles under their belt.
1989, 1997, 1999
Canon Yaoundé is the top Cameroonian football club and one of the most successful in the country.
They won the competition three times
1971, 1978, 1980
Other top winners
1. Asante Kotoko (2), Wydad AC (2), JS Kabylie (2), Enyimba (2), ES Sétif (2).
2. 1964–65 – Oryx Douala Cameroon
3. 1966 – Stade d’Abidjan Ivory Coast
4. 1967 – TP Mazembe (Englebert) DR Congo
5. 1968 – TP Mazembe Englebert DR Congo
6. 1969 – Al-Ismaily Egypt
7.1970 Asante Kotoko Ghana
8. 1981 Canon Yaoundé Cameroon
9. 1972 Hafia Guinea
10. 1973 Vita Club Zaire
11. 1974 CARA Brazzaville Congo
12. 1975 – Hafia Guinea
13. 1976 MC Alger Algeria
14. 1977 Hafia Guinea
15. 1978 Canon Yaoundé Cameroon
16. 1979 Union Douala Cameroon
17. 1980 Canon Yaoundé Cameroon
18. 1981 JE Tizi-Ouzou Algeria
19. 1982 Al Ahly Egypt
20. 1983 Asante Kotoko Ghana
21. 1984 El Zamalek Egypt
22. 1985 FAR Rabat Morocco
23. 1986 El Zamalek Egypt
24. 1987 Al Ahly Egypt
25. 1988 Entente de Sétif Algeria
26. 1989 Raja Casablanca Morocco
27. 1990 JS Kabylie Algeria
28. 1991 Club Africain Tunisia
29. 1992 Wydad Casablanca Morocco
30. 1993 El Zamalek Egypt
31. 1994 Espérance de Tunis Tunisia
32. 1995 Orlando Pirates South Africa
33. 1996 El Zamalek Egypt
34. 1997 Raja Casablanca Morocco
35. 1998 ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast
36. 1999 Raja Casablanca Morocco
37. 2000 Hearts of Oak Ghana
38. 2001 Al Ahly Egypt
39. 2002 El Zamalek Egypt
40. 2003 Enyimba FC Nigeria
41. 2004 Enyimba FC Nigeria
42. 2005 Al Ahly Egypt
43. 2006 Al Ahly Egypt
44. 2007 Étoile du Sahel Tunisia
45. 2008 Al Ahly Egypt
46. 2009 TP Mazembe Englebert DR Congo
47. 2010 TP Mazembe Englebert DR Congo
48. 2011 Espérance de Tunis Tunisia
49. 2012 Al Ahly Egypt
50. 2013 Al Ahly Egypt
51. 2014 ES Sétif Algeria
52. 2015 TP Mazembe Englebert DR Congo
53. 2016 Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa
54. 2017 Wydad Casablanca Morocco
55. 2018 Espérance de Tunis Tunisia
56. 2018–19 – Espérance de Tunis
57. 2019–20 Al Ahly Egypt
This article outlines the list of CAF Champions League winners, clubs with most titles since it’s inception.
Al Ahly of Egypt is the most successful Champions of the competition.
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