CAF Champions League Winners List

Al Ahly were certainly a force to reckon with. They achieved yet another consecutive win by thrashing Orlando pirates of South Africa 2-0 in the second leg to win 3-1 on aggregate. Eight titles, won by the club, is the highest number won by a club.

Canon Yaounde were champions for the third time in 1980. They defeated AS Bilima of DR Congo to further their domination in the regional competition. This was a reflection of the success the club was achieving at the home leagues as well.

Algerian clubs had managed to put up a great performance through the decade especially noting the emergence of the Egyptian strong clubs. A title win by JS Kabylie of Algeria was a great way for the clubs to seal a great period of spectacular football performances.

Ismaily of the United Arab Republic, currently Egypt, won at Cairo to become the first Egyptian club to achieve this. Al Ahly fans supported fellow Egyptians in the final. Furthermore, four Al Ahly players helped Ismaily through the competition.

At last South Africa got one of its clubs to win the tournament. Orlando Pirates emerged champions of the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1995 after winning 3-2 on aggregate over ASEC Abidjan in the final.

Hafia FC got their second title after winning earlier in 1972. Ghazl Al-Mehalla made it to a consecutive final but still lost to Hafia. This was the Guineans second title in the tournament.

Zamalek was the first club to record four club championship victories when they won against the Shooting Stars of Nigeria in the final. Having equalled 3-3 on aggregate, Zamalek converted 5 penalties successfully against their opponents 4.

TP Englebert of Congo won the years tournament. After tying with Asante Kotoko of Ghana in the two matches, a third was organized but Englebert got a walkover after their opponents failed to turn up.

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Winner: Orlando Pirates, South Africa

After missing out of the finals for a while , Zamalek SC went on a successful campaign that pushed them to triumph in 1993. The final tie ended goalless after two matches and Zamalek won narrowly on penalties, 7-6.

ES Setif won a second title in the recent CAF Champions league. The final was a contest between ES Setif and AS Vita Club of DR Congo. The teams drew 3-3 on aggregate and Setif were champions through the away goals rule.

CARA Brazzaville of the Peoples Republic of the Congo were winners of the 10th edition of the CAF club competition during this time known as African Cup of Champions Clubs. They defeated Ghazl Al-Mehalla of Egypt 6-3 in the finals.

As there was no competition in 1965, the second edition was held in 1966. New champions emerged, the Stade dAbidjan of Cote dIvoire, after losing the previous final. This is the only title the club has so far in the tournament.

Entente Setif won their first title in 1988. On route to the final, they defeated the club champions at the time in the semifinal. They entered the finals a motivated side and won 4-1 on aggregate against Iwuanyanwo Nationale of Nigeria.

During the 1979 season, the CAF Champions League title shifted to another Cameroonian squad, Union Douala, who defeated Hearts of Oak 5-3 on penalties during the final. Each team had won one leg 1-0 to keep them level.

It seems the previous winners kept rotating since this time Canon Yaounde were the champions once more. Their second title came after they outscored the previous years champions, Hafia FC, 2-0 in the final.

The defending champions qualified for the final. However, Al Ahly were on course to better their record of wins as they defeated Esperance 3-2 on aggregate. Al Ahly now had seven titles in the CAF club competition.

Zamalek extended their victories count to five in the 2002 CAF Champions League. They had comfortably ended TP Mazembes ambitions in the semis before managing to win 1-0 against Raja Casablanca. Five times champions was a record set by Zamalek at the end of this edition.

23 teams entered the 1970 tournament but it is the Asante Kotoko of Ghana that won the title. This achievement was from their already glorious efforts in the Ghanian League and a good way to recover from losing the previous seasons final.

Al Ahly continued with its great performance and qualified for the final once more. The final was a repeat of the 2005 contest that Al Ahly won. However, Etoile left nothing to chance as they took on the two time champions winning 3-1.

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Zamalek were champions for a second time in 1986 following their exit at the semis in the previous season. Their opponents, African Sports of Cote dIvoire had to settle for the second place after Zamalek ensured they won 4-2 on penalties, following the tie in points after both legs.

A new powerhouse emerged in the 20th edition of the tournament. Zamalek eliminated Tizi-Ouzou in the semifinal tie and went on to win 3-0 over Shooting Stars of Nigeria. Shooting stars were disbanded immediately by the government.

Morocco celebrated the first win by its club, thanks to FAR Rabat. The Moroccans won 6-3 against AS Bilima in the final, after previously knocking out the defending champions in the semi finals through penalties.

The Congolese team defended the title successfully. They defeated Esperance ST in the final by 6-1 on aggregate. Winning the title meant they qualified for theFIFA World Cup. They finished second in that tournament, the best result by an African club.

After previously failing to capture the title in the two finals they played, Hearts of Oak from Ghana won their first title during the 2000 CAF Champions League. Esperance de Tunis had to settle for runner up position in a consecutive final.

The Moroccan Club, Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) also known as Wydad Casablanca, became the club champions for the first time in 1992. The success came after beating Al Hilal of Egypt 2-0 in the final. The teams has not managed to successfully challenge the title again since.

Enyimba successfully defended their title in the following competition. Only TP Mazembe had managed two consecutive wins earlier in 1967 and 1968. Enyimba won over Etoile du Sahel on penalties to match Mazembes record.

Hafia FC from Guinea were winners of the 1972 tournament after scoring 7-4 on aggregate against Simba FC. In the semifinals Hafia had managed to beat two times African Cup of Champions Cup winners, TP Englebert.

Winner: Esperance Sportive de Tunis, Tunisia

JE Tizi-Ouzou of Algeria won their first title in the 1981 edition. They thrashed AS Vita Club 5-0 on aggregate in the final after advancing following Al-Ahlys withdrawal due to political reasons.

The Nigerians found the right representation for the first time after previously challenging for the title unsuccessfully. International Enyimba FC faced Ismaily in the finals and ended 2-1 on top of the Egyptian club.

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New finalists took the stage, the contest was between Club Africain and Nakivubo Villa SC of Uganda. Africain hammered the Ugandans 6-2 in the first leg with both matches ending 7-3 on aggregate. Club Africain became the African club champions for the first time.

Esperance defeated Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the final to become champions. After a barren draw in the first leg, Esperance won 1-0 in the second leg to win their second title after their first in 1994.

The 10th edition of the tournament under the CAF Champions League format was won by Al Ahly, winning a consecutive title. A late goal by Mohammed Aboutreika secured the win for his team, finishing 2-1 above CS Sfaxien of Tunisia. Al Ahly were now level with arch-rivals Zamalek on five titles.

The tournaments final was a contest between AS Vita Club of Zaire and Asante Kotoko. Vita Club fought back in the second leg winning 3-0 to have the aggregate as 5-4 in their favor. Vita Club is the first club from Guinea to win the title.

Algeria got a representative on the winners list after MC Alger beat the defending champions in the final. Both teams won one leg each by 3-0 and the match was decided by a penalty shootout that ended 4-1, with Hafia FC losing.

The Moroccan squad Raja faced MC Oran of Algeria in the finals. Both teams were level on aggregate after the two legs. Casablanca were champions after winning a penalty shootout.

Winner: Stade dAbidjan, Cote dIvoire

Winner: Forces Armees Royal (FAR) Rabat, Morocco

Zamalek were dethrowned by fellow countrymen, Al Ahly. The success of Al Ahly stretched Egyptian domination further. They defeated Al Hilal Club of Sudan 2-0 in the last match.

Raja Casablanca narrowly edged Al Ahly at the group stage to book a place in the 1999 Champions League final. Their opponents were Esperance whom they beat on penalties.

TP Englebert was the first African club to achieve successive title wins in the CAF Champions League. They managed a 6-4 win on aggregates over Etoile Filante de Lome. The club would later make it to two finals without victory.

Mazembe missed out for almost two decades after being the first club to win two consecutive titles. They faced Heartland FC in the final which they won on away goals after equaling 2-2 on aggregate.

The number of teams kept increasing with this years participants reaching 29. Hafia FC set a landmark after winning the title for the third time. They defeated Hearts of Oak 4-2 on aggregate.

ASEC Mimosas beat Dynamos FC of Zimbabwe 4-2 to become the 1998 club champions. They had qualified after winning the group stage in a tough group that consisted Raja Casablanca, Manning Rangers of South Africa and Young Africans SC of Tanzania.

Al Ahly returned after previous years forced exit. This time they made it to the final and were too good for Asante Kotoko as they won 4-0. This was the first of many titles to come for the Egyptian side.

Al Ahly claimed a third victory by putting up a good run to the final. Winning the title was a start for what would later turn out to be a great decade for the Cairo based club. In the restructured competition, they beat Manelodi Sundowns 4-1 in the final after eliminating Esperance in the semis.

The 1983 final was a repeat of the final of the previous edition. Only that this time the champions were Asante Kotoko. They won the second leg 1-0 after managing to hold the previous champions to a goalless draw in the first leg. This was Kotokos second title after the first win 13 years earlier.

Esperance Sportive de Tunis made it to the final of the 30th edition of the CAF club competition. They won over Zamalek 3-1 in the final to record their first title win.

Raja Casablanca rose again to claim a second title in the reformed CAF Champions League. They ensured they were victors in the new format by winning the penalty shootout against Obuasi Goldfields of Ghana.

Another Cameroon club emerged winners. It was Canon Yaounde who outscored the defending champions . Despite Yaounde winning the first leg 3-0 and losing the second 2-0, the two teams were considered equal on points aggregate. The tie went to a playoff that ended 1-0 in favor of Canon Yaounde.

The inaugural tournament was won by Oryx Club de Douala, Cameroon. They became the first African Cup of Champions winners by defeating Stade Mailen 2-1. The title was among various successes the club attained in the 60s.

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Al Ahly broke the record by becoming club champions a sixth time. They advanced to the final after eliminating a tough opponent, Enyimba, in the semis. Al Ahly played Coton Sport FC of Cameroon in the final, winning 4-2 in the two-legged final.

Al Ahly recorded their fourth CAF Champions League title in 2005. Etoile du Sahel from Tunisia once again failed to outplay fellow finalists Al Ahly, as Etoile lost 3-0 to the prominent Cairo-based team.

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