African football is ranked middle in the world football background. And teams from the continent are always good candidates for professional football tournaments. In particular, the following African teams are the most famous in history.
This team is nicknamed the “wild elephant” of Africa, representing the Ivory Coast in international football. The team is run by the Ivory Coast Football Federation. By 2005, their biggest accomplishment was the African Cup championship in 1992. Next, in 2015, they once again defeated Ghana on penalties.
Ivory Coast has many bright 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 record holder for the most goals for this team is Didier Drogba with a total of 65 goals.
Ghana is one of Africa’s oldest and most famous football teams in the continent. The Ghana national football team has represented Ghana’s international football association since the 1950s. This team has won the UN Cup of Africa four times, which is in 1968, 1970, 1992, 2010 and in 2015.
After the unbeaten series in 2005, the team went on to win the FIFA Africa Team of the Year award and reached the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. At the FIFA World Cup 2010 In South Africa, Ghana is the third black team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals.
Ghana impressed with the top 4 World Cup 2010 achievements and 4 Can championships. In 2013, the Ghana Football Association launched Africa’s first continental football channel, called GFA TV. This is the exclusive channel to broadcast all the matches of the “Black Stars”.
Senegal is an African team in the very development stage. The team, founded in the early 1960s, was a regular competitor at the United Nations Africa Cup with the runner-up in 2002. The same year the team participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time and reached into the quarterfinals.
16 years later, this team had a memorable tournament with Nigeria when it became the third African team in the history of African teams playing in three consecutive World Cups.
Above are 3 of the most famous African football teams in football history.