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Top 10 Best Football Clubs in Africa

5. Etoile du Sahel – Tunisia – 1573 points

Located in Sousse in the Sahel region of Tunisia Etoile du Sahel was founded in 1925. With 10 national titles, including last season, and another 10 national cups they are one of the most successful clubs in Tunisia.

Internationally they have also done quite well. Winning the CAF Confederation Cup in 2006 and 2015, the African Cup Winners’ Cup in 1997 and 2003, and the CAF Cup in 1995 and 1999. They have also done very well in the African Super Cup, winning it twice in 1998 and 2008. They finished in second place in 2004, 2007 and most recently in 2016. Overall excellent results!

most successfull clubs in Tunisia - Etoile du Sahel

4. Vita Club – Congo DR – 1581 points

The Association Sportive Vita Club, its full name, was founded in 1935 and is based in the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa. With a capacity of 80,000 it is one of the largest stadiums in Africa. In total they have won the national title 13 times, most recently in 2015. They have also won the national cup 9 times. This makes Vita Club one of the most successful Congolese football clubs.

Internationally they have only won the African Cup of Champions in 1973, but they did finish second as recently as 2014.

Best clubs in DRC - AS Vita logo

3. Esperance de Tunis – Tunisia – 1585 points

Founded in 1919, Espérance Sportive de Tunis is based in Tunis. With a total in 26 national league titles and a further 15 national cups they are arguably the most successful team in Tunisia.

Internationally they have also done very well. They have won the CAF Champions league twice (1994 and 2011). They also won the African Cup Winners’ Cup in 1998, the CAF Super Cup in 1995 (finishing second in 2012), and the CAF Cup in 1995.

The best football club in Tunisia - Esperance de Tunis

2. TP Mazembe – Congo DR – 1587 points

Tout Puissant Mazembe was founded in 1939 and is currently based in Lubumbashi in the DRC. They have won the national league 15 times and the national cup 5 times. They are currently the strongest league team in the Congo winning it in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. However their last cup win was back in 2000!

TP Mazembe has been extremely successful in international football in the last few years. Winning the CAF Champions League in 2009, 2010, 2015, the CAF Confederations Cup in 2016, the CAF Super Cup in 2010, 2011 and 2016. Arguably their biggest success was ending in second place in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, losing to Internazionale in the final match. TP Mazembe is certainly one of the best football clubs in Africa!

TP Mazembe logo - Best African football clubs

1. Al Ahly – Egypt – 1594 points – The Best Football Club in Africa

Al Ahly was founded in 1907 and has never been relegated in its more than a century-long existence. They are considered the most successful Egyptian football club with 38 national titles and 35 national cups.

Internationally they have also done very well with a record 8 CAF Champions League titles (most recently in 2012 and 2013). They are also the record holders in the African Cup Winners’ Cup with 4 wins and the CAF Super Cup with another 6 wins (last wins in 2013 and 2014). Further they also won the CAF Confederations Cup in 2014.

Al Ahly is considered the best football club in Africa. Not only because of their prized history, but also because of their recent results. However, TP Mazembe is certainly not far behind and is arguably the most successful African club of the last few years.

Al Ahly is the best football club in Africa

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