Who are the most successful teams in the ‘CAF Champions League’?
The annual continental club football competition is run by Confederation of African Football (CAF) and is been contested amongst 68 top teams from 56 associations who’re either champions of their respective leagues or make it through qualification.
Since the tournament was birthed it has produced several winners in the past with the North African teams dominance growing stronger every now and then without any signs or signal of slowing down their dominance on the biggest club football competition on the continent.
5 Most Successful Teams In CAF Champions League
Al Ahly – (Egypt, 10)
Egypt’s side Al Ahly has continuously prove to the footballing world that they’re the best football club on the continent with their relentless dominance on the continent winning the CAF Champions League 10 times in similar fashion to Real Madrid the Spanish side that has dominated the UEFA Champions with their consistency winning it 13 times.
Little wonder they’re regarded as the most successful team in Africa with the plethora of trophies in their cabinet. Teams from Egypt are also the best in the tournament having accumulated the highest number of victories winning the title 15 times in between them which give credence to how brilliant they’ve been over the years in the competition.
Zamalek – (Egypt, 5)
Between two of the best Egyptian club in the history of the CAF Champions League Al Ahly and Zamalek, both team has won the trophy 15 times in between them which shows their dominance in the competition isn’t a fluke they worked their way into success.
Zamalek and Al Ahly are two great arch rival in Egypt and as a matter of fact it isn’t surprising seeing them been successful on the continent which trickle down to their national team.
The ‘White Knight’ may not be as successful as their rival but they’re obviously one of the most feared side in the competition when it comes to taking opposing teams to the cleaner and they’ve been consistent in churning out such display at any of CAF club football competitions.
TP Mazembe – (DR Congo, 5)
Presently without mincing word ‘Les Corbeaux’ are the best and most successful Central Africa team in the Champions League having won the coveted title five times. Truly the dominance of North African teams has been evident in time past but ‘The Ravens’ has been able to give them a round for their money.
TP Mazembe are arguably one of the richest side on the continent with the club’s Chairman Moise Katumbi Chapwe fully backing the team financially which has been evident in the administrative face and the quality of players the team has signed over the years.
So been amongst the most successful teams in CAF Champions League shows they’re doing something right at the club.
Esperance De Tunis – (Tunisia, 4)
Winning the biggest club football competition on the continent back to back in 2017-18 and 2018-19 shows how scintillating the ‘Blood & Gold’ has been in the tournament in terms of of their performances.
Been the sole winner of a major competition is obviously a huge task in achieving talk-less of now winning it back to back which further give credence to how teams from North African region under the umbrella of UNAF has the most number of titles combined.
The fact that they just recruited one of the best talent Onayo Iwuala from arguably the best team in Nigeria ‘Enyimba’ shows the level of their preparedness for the competition in terms of coming out triumphant in the end.
Raja Club Athletic – (Morocco, 3)
Moroccan based giant Raja Club Athletic is also one of the most dreaded side on the continent anytime they’re playing in the tournament due to their competitiveness and the calibre of players they often parade.
Winning the CAF second tier club football competition this year which was their second put them up as one of the favorite to be on the lookout for when the biggest one which is the champions league commences and having won it thrice in the past means they would like to increase their title number to four.
Any team who doubt their competitiveness would obviously be doing on its own peril because a fantastic club as Raja would always been a pain in the neck of other teams due to their quality as one of the finest in the land. The Green Devil likewise shared the same number of title won in the champions league with Hafia FC and Canon Yaounde of Cameroon but theirs isn’t recent.
This is a ranking based on the number of titles teams above has won in the CAF Champions League. It is often said that the success of a team in football is what stand them out amongst other.
Teams who did not make the top 5 don’t necessarily mean they ain’t successful, however, they would make the top 10.
Hafia FC – (Guinea, 3)
Canon Yaounde – (Cameroon, 3)
Wydad Athletic Club – (Morocco, 2)
E.S Setif – (Algeria, 2)
JS Kabylie – (Algeria, 2)
Enyimba FC – (Nigeria, 2)