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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.

 

Al Ahly

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.

 

Years Won

1982, 1987, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2020

 

El Zamalek

 

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.

 

Years Won

 

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.

 

Years Won

 

1967, 1968, 2009, 2010, 2015

 

Esperance Tunis

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.

 

Years Won

 

1994, 2011, 2018, 2019

 

 

Hafia

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.

 

Years Won

1972, 1975, 1977

 

Raja Casablanca

The Moroccan club is another force in African football. They have three titles under their belt.

 

Years Won

 

1989, 1997, 1999

 

Canon Yaoundé

Canon Yaoundé is the top Cameroonian football club and one of the most successful in the country.

 

They won the competition three times

 

Years Won

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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