The most famous African football teams in football history

African football ranks middle in world football. And the teams from this continent have always been bright candidates for professional football leagues. In which, the following African football teams are the most famous in history.

Ivory Coast

As of 2005, their biggest achievement was 1992. Africa Cup championship. Then in 2015, they once again beat Ghana on penalties.

Ivory Coast has many brightest football stars playing in Europe such as Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Emmanuel Eboué, Wilfried Bony, Seydou Doumbia, Gervinho, Eric Bailly, Serge Aurier, Wilfried Zaha, Salomon Kalou, and Kolo Touré.

The team that won the famous African football tournament in 2015. And the holder of the highest-scoring record for this team is Didier Drogba with a total of 65 goals.


Ghana is one of the football teams in Africa with the oldest and most famous history of this continent. Ghana’s national football team represents Ghana’s international soccer association since the 1950s. This team won the United Nations Africa Cup four times, that was in the years 1968, 1970, 1992, 2010, and 2015.

Ghana is an African team with a long history

After an unbeaten streak in 2005, this team went on to win FIFA’s Best African Team of the Year award and reached the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In South Africa, Ghana is the third black continent team to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup. 2014 is the third consecutive year this team has participated in the World Cup.

Ghana impressed with its top 4 achievements in the 2010 World Cup and four Can championships.


Senegal is an African team in a very developed stage. This team was founded in the early 1960s, used to be a regular competitor at the United Nations Africa Cup as Runners-up in 2002. That same year the team attended the FIFA World Cup for the first time and reached into the quarterfinals.

Senegal is one of the African football teams playing in three World Cups

After 16 years, this team had a memorable tournament with Nigeria, becoming the third African team in the history of African teams to play in three consecutive World Cups.