CAF Confederations Cup winners, list of Champions in history.
CAF Confederations Cup is the second tier football competition in Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football.
What happens when you win CAF Confederation Cup? Winners qualify for the CAF Super Cup to play CAF Champions League winners.
The Competition is meant for teams who fail to qualify for the CAF Champions League.
Teams are eligible to participate in CAF Confederations Cup based on performance in their respective leagues or National Cup Competition.
It was established in 2004 as second following the merger of the old CAF Cup and the CAF African Cup Winners’ Cup.
Ghanaian football club Accra Hearts of Oak became the first team in history to win the CAF Confederations.
Since its inception, Tunisian side CS Sfaxien is the only team with more titles haven won three trophies. Teams from Tunisia have won a total of five titles after Étoile du Sahel made it two titles.
Winners of the CAF Confederations Cup alongside winners of the CAF Champions League play the CAF Super Cup the following year.
CAF Confederations Cup winners list, most successful teams in history
When it comes to CAF Confederations Cup, CS Sfaxien from Tunisia is the most successful team in the continent with three titles.
The North Africans won their first title in 2007 and successfully defended it the following season in 2008.
In the process, they became the first time to defend the title they won since the establishment of the Confederations Cup.
The club’s last sight on the trophy was in 2013. CS Sfaxien has also lost once in the final.
Étoile du Sahel
Étoile du Sahel is the second joint most successful team alongside Congolese side TP Mazembe with two titles each.
The club added the number of wins from Tunisian teams from CS Sfaxien’s initial three wins to five wins.
Today, Tunisia leads the all-time nation with more Confederations Cup titles.
The club’s first triumph was in 2006. The Sahel lost in the 2008 final two years after the club’s first successful outing.
Étoile du Sahel’s last win was in 2015.
TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo is the joint second most successful team alongside Étoile du Sahel with two titles each.
Mazembe won its first title in 2016 and successfully defended it the following year in 2017.
Other notable winners
FAR Rabat – 1 Title
RS Berkane – 1 Title
Hearts of Oak – 1 Title
Stade Malien – 1 Title
FUS Rabat – 1 Title
MAS Fez – 1 Title
AC Léopards – 1 Title
Al Ahly – 1 Title
Raja Casablanca – 1 Title
Zamalek – 1 Title
CAF Confederations Cup winners list in full
2019–20 RS Berkane (Morocco)
2018–19 Zamalek (Egypt)
2018 Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
2017 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
2016 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
2015 Étoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
2014 Al Ahly (Egypt)
2013 CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
2012 AC Léopards (Congo)
2011 MAS Fez (Morocco)
2010 FUS de Rabat (Morocco)
2009 Stade Malien (Mali)
2008 CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
2007 CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
2006 Étoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
2005 FAR Rabat (Morocco)
2004 Hearts of Oak (Ghana)
Performance by nation
DR Congo 2
How teams qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup
Teams across the 55 member nations are eligible to field teams, although it is dependent on the country’s coefficient according to the CAF five year ranking system.
The third-placed team as well as domestic cup winners in the top twelve leagues are allowed to include two teams in the Competition.
The CAF Confederations Cup format
This is the initial round teams will face each other before progressing to the next round.
Teams that advanced from the preliminary round alongside those who receive byes will square up against each other for a place in the playoffs.
Losing teams from the CAF Champions League First round will face teams who advanced to the playoffs round for a place in the Group stages.
About CAF Confederations Cup
The CAF Confederations Cup is a separate tournament organized by the Confederation of African football as the second tier football competition behind the CAF Champions League.
It was created for greater stability and to increase competition on the African continent using producing teams capable of challenging winners of the CAF Champions League.
Compared with the CAF Champions League, teams from the Northern part of Africa have also dominated the Competition.
Northern teams have won more titles than any other part of the continent only followed by central African representatives TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
CS Sfaxien from Tunisia is the only club to have won up to three titles followed by Étoile du Sahel and TP Mazembe with two titles each.
The CAF Confederations Cup is the second most popular African inter-club Competition behind the CAF Champions League.
The CAF Confederations Cup is also fiercely contested. Along the line, teams from the CAF Champions League engage in a playoff before the quarter-final pairing are made.
This article highlights the CAF Confederations Cup winners list, Champions of the Competition in history.