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Song, Gyan, El Hadary and Afcon’s most capped players

6:52 PM GMT 21/12/2021
Gyan, Hadary, Song
With a few weeks to the commencement of the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, GOAL looks at players who have played the most games in the competition’s history

  • Rigobert Song

    Rigobert Song (Cameroon)

    Tournament appearances: Eight

    Debut Afcon: South Africa 1996

    Last Afcon: Angola 2010

    Achievements: Two Afcon titles: Nigeria/Ghana 2000 & Mali 2002

    Career span: 16 years, 275 days 

  • Ahmed Hassan

    Ahmed Hassan (Egypt)

    Tournament appearances: Eight

    Debut Afcon: South Africa 1996

    Last Afcon: Angola 2010

    Achievements

    Four Afcon titles: Burkina Faso 1998, Egypt 2006, Ghana 2008, Angola 2010

    Africa Cup of Nations Best Player: 2006, 2010

    Africa Cup of Nations Dream Team: 2006, 2010

    Career span - 16 years, 145 days



  • Geremi Njitap

    Geremi Njitap (Cameroon)

    Tournament appearances: Seven

    Debut Afcon: Burkina Faso 1998

    Last Afcon: Angola 2010

    Achievements
    Two Afcon titles: Nigeria/Ghana 2000, Mali 2002

    Africa Cup of Nations: Team of All Tournaments

    Career span: 13 years, 261 days

  • Boubacar Barry Cote d'Ivoire Ghana Africa Cup of Nations Final 08022015

    Boubacar Barry (Cote d'Ivoire)

    Tournament appearances: Seven

    Debut Afcon: Mali 2002

    Last Afcon: Equatorial Guinea 2015

    Achievements: One Afcon title (Equatorial Guinea 2015)

    Career Span: 16 years

  • Siaka Tiene

    Siaka Tiene (Cote d'Ivoire)

    Tournament appearances: Seven

    Debut Afcon: Mali 2002

    Last Afcon: Equatorial Guinea 2015


    Achievements: One Afcon title (Equatorial Guinea 2015)

    Career Span: 13 years

  • Kolo Toure Elfenbeinküste

    Kolo Toure (Cote d'Ivoire)

    Tournament appearances: Seven

    Debut Afcon: Mali 2002

    Last Afcon: Equatorial Guinea 2015

    Achievements: One Afcon title (Equatorial Guinea 2015)

    Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2015

    Career Span: 14 years, 221 days

  • Essam El Hadary (Egypt)

    Tournament appearances: Seven

    Debut Afcon: Burkina Faso 1998

    Last Afcon: Gabon 2017

    Achievements: Four Afcon titles: Burkina Faso 1998, Egypt 2006, Ghana 2008, Angola 2010

    ​Career span: 22 years, 92 days

  • Hossam Hassan , Egypt , Jordan

    Hossam Hassan (Egypt)

    Tournament appearances: Seven
    Debut Afcon: Egypt 1986

    Last Afcon: Egypt 2006

    Achievements
    Three Afcon titles: Egypt 1986, Burkina Faso 1998, Egypt 2006
    Afcon topscorer in 1998 

    Career span: 20 years, 150 days

  • Asamoah Gyan

    Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)

    Tournament appearances: Seven
    Debut Afcon: Ghana 2008

    Last Afcon: Egypt 2019

    Achievements: Runner-up: Angola 2010, Equatorial Guinea 2015
    Career span:
    15 years, 234 days

  • Seydou Keita Mali

    Seidou Keita (Mali)

    Tournament appearances: Seven
    Debut Afcon: Mali 2002

    Last Afcon: Equatorial Guinea 2015

    Career span: 16 years, 116 days

  • Rabah Madjer

    Rabah Madjer (Algeria)

    Tournament appearances: Six

    Debut Afcon: Nigeria 1980

    Last Afcon: Senegal 1992 

    Achievement: One Afcon title: Algeria 1990

    Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 1982, 1990

    Career span - 13 years, 116 days

  • Algeria Fans

    Mahieddine Meftah (Algeria)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Algeria 1990

    Last Afcon: Mali 2002

    Achievement

    One Afcon title: Algeria 1990

    Career span - 17 years.

  • Samuel Eto'o Kamerun Olympia 2000

    Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon:
    Nigeria/Ghana 2000

    Last Afcon: Angola 2010


    Achievements

    Two Afcon titles: Nigeria/Ghana 2000, Mali 2002

    African Cup of Nations all-time top goalscorer

    African Cup of Nations top goalscorer: 2006, 2008


    Career span - 17 years, 96 days

  • Salomon Kalou (Cote d'Ivoire)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Ghana 2008

    Last Afcon: Gabon 2017

    Achievement: One Afcon title: Africa Cup of Nations: 2015

    Career span: 17 years.

  • Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Egypt 2006

    Last Afcon: Equatorial Guinea 2017

    Achievement: One Afcon title: Africa Cup of Nations: 2015
    Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2015
    Career span: 10 years, 335 days

  • Didier Zokora Akhisarspor

    Didier Zokora (Cote d'Ivoire)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Mali 2002

    Last Afcon: South Africa 2013
    Career span: 14 years, 57 days

  • Egypt fans

    Abdel-Zaher El-Saqqa (Egypt)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Burkina Faso 1998

    Last Afcon: Angola 2010

    Achievement: Three Afcon titles: Burkina Faso 1998, Egypt 2006, Ghana 2010
    Career span:
    12 years, 226 days

  • Egypt legend Hany Ramzy

    Hany Ramzy (Egypt)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Senegal 1992

    Last Afcon: Mali 2002

    Career span: Career span - 14 years, 88 days 

  • Andre Ayew of Ghana.

    Andre Ayew (Ghana)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Ghana 2008

    Last Afcon: Egypt 2019

    Career span: Active

  • Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria)

    Tournament appearances: Six
    Debut Afcon: Nigeria /Ghana 2000

    Last Afcon: Angola 2010

    Achievement: Runner-up: Nigeria/Ghana 2000

    Career span: 19 years