Football is the most popular sport in Africa, but what are the best football clubs in Africa right now?
Below are the 10 best African football clubs. The points of the clubs are based on stats from footballdatabase.com and recent success has more influence than historic wins.
10. CS Sfaxien – Tunisia – 1523 points
CS Sfaxien was founded in 1928 with the name Club Tunisien. They have been part of the First Division in Tunisia since 1947. They have 8 national league titles, the most recent was won in 2013. They also have 4 national cup wins, the last of which was in 2009.
Internationally they have done very well in recent years. They won the CAF Confederation Cup in 2007, 2008 and 2013. While also successful in the CAF Super Cup they have not won it yet, ending in second place in 2008. 2009 and 2014.
Despite their success they are currently only the 3rd best football club in Tunisia!
9. Wydad Casablanca – Morocco – 1525 points
Wydad Casablanca was founded in 1939. They have a total of 18 national league titles, the most recent in 2015. They finished in second place another 13 times. While they have won the national cup 9 times the last time was all the way back in 2001.
Internationally they won the CAF Champions League in 1992 and finished as the runner-up in 2011.
8. El Zamalek – Egypt – 1536 points
El Zamalek was founded in 1911 with the name Qasr El-Neel club. After several name changes the current name was chosen in 1952. Though over a hundred years old the club has never been relegated.
They have a total of 26 national titles (12 in the modern Premier League system). They have won the national cup a total of 25 times, including the last cup!
Internationally they have also done quite well with 5 CAF Champions League titles, finishing second in 2016, and having won a further 3 CAF Super Cups. Still they are only the second most successful football club in Egypt.
7. Al Hilal Omdurman – Sudan – 1554 points
Al Hilal (for short) was founded in 1930. With a total of 26 national titles including the last season and 7 national cups they are a force to be reckoned with in Sudanese Football.
Internationally they have not done as well. Most notable are their two second place finishes in the CAF Champions League (1987 and 1992).
6. Al-Merreikh – Sudan – 1567 points
Al-Merreikh is one of the oldest football clubs in Africa with a founding date in 1908. They have won the national title 16 times and finished as the runners-up another 24 times. With their 14 national cups they are a real threat to Al Hilal who are located on the other side of the Al-Ardha street in Omdurman.
Internationally they have done well in the CAF Confederations Cup. Winning it in 1989 and finishing as the runner-up in 2007. In 2014 they won the CECAFA Clubs Cup.
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