CAF Champions League: Top 10 Most Successful Clubs in history
The CAF Champions League is regarded as the UEFA Champions League of Africa with top clubs in Africa battling it out to win the continent’s most coveted prize.
East Africa region is still waiting for one of their own clubs to be crowned champions of the continent finest club competition. The closest the region has come is runner-up positions in 1972 and 1991 by Ugandan clubs Simba FC and SC Villa respectively.
Here are the ten most successful clubs in the competition from the rest of the African continent.
10. Asante Kotoko SC - Ghana
9. Enyimba International - Nigeria
The Aba Warriors come 9th in the list with 4 International cups won between 2003 & 2005 (CAF Champions league 2003 & 2004 plus 2 Super Cups 2004 & 2005).
8. Espérance de Tunis - Tunisia
7. JS Kabylie - Algeria
6. Hafia Football Club- Guinea
The Guinean giants (record holder for domestic league titles) has won the CAF Champions league 3 times (1972, 75 & 77).
The team that dominated the 70s with 10 domestic trophies between 1970 & 1980 has won 4 international trophies during the same period with 3 CAF Champions leagues and 1 Cup Winners` Cup in 1971, 1978, 1980 & 1979 respectively.
The second most successful team in both Egypt and Africa. Zamalek owns 5 Champions league titles. 1 African Cup Winners`Cup, 3 Super Cups and 2 Afro-Asian Cup titles.
2. TP Mazembe- DR Congo
7 international trophies make TP Mazembe (formerly known as Englebert) the third on the list. Mazembe (record holder for domestic league titles with 14 Linafoot cups) has 4 CAF Champions league titles (1967, 1968, 2009, 2010), one Cup Winners' Cup and 2 Super Cups.
1. Al Ahly- Egypt
The most successful team in Africa with 19 cups with 8 CAF Champions league titles, 4 Cup Winners` Cups, 6 CAF Super Cups and 1 Confederation Cup title in addition to one Afro-Asian Cup title.