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Africa Cup of Nations records

Ahmed Mido
Mido helped the Pharaohs lift a record fifth title in 2006

Most titles won: 6
Egypt: 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008

Most appearances at the finals: Egypt (22)
1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Most appearances in a final: Ghana and Egypt (both 7)
Ghana: 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1982, 1992
Egypt: 1957, 1959, 1962, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008

Most matches played in the finals: Egypt (84)

Most wins in the finals: Egypt (45)

Most goals in the finals: Egypt (138)

Most Nations Cup appearances by a player:
Rigobert Song - Cameroon (7)
1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008

Alain Gouamene - Ivory Coast (7)
1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000

Rigobert Song
Cameroon's Rigobert Song will play in his seventh finals in Ghana

Most matches played:
Rigobert Song - Cameroon - 33 games played over 7 finals

Most appearances in the final: 3
Ali El Fanageeli - Egypt: 1957, 1959, 1962
Cecil Jones Attaquayefio - Ghana: 1965, 1968, 1970
Charles Addo Odametey - Ghana: 1963, 1965, 1968
Roger Milla - Cameroon: 1984, 1986, 1988
Rigobert Song, Samuel Eto'o, Geremi - Cameroon: 2000, 2002, 2008
Ahmed Hassan - Egypt: 1998, 2006, 2008

Most goals in the finals:
Samuel Eto'o has scored 16 goals in five tournaments between 2000 and 2008, Laurent Pokou of the Ivory Coast scored 14 in two tournaments - 1968 & 1970

Most goals scored in a single tournament:
Mulumba Ndaye of Zaire scored 9 goals in 1974

Most goals scored by an individual in one match:
Laurent Pokou with five goals as the Ivory Coast beat Ethiopia 6-1 in the 1970 edition

Fastest ever goal: Ayman Mansour, Egypt (23 seconds)

Most goals scored in one match: 9
Egypt 6-3 Nigeria, 1963

Most goals in a single tournament:
54 in Egypt 1974, under the old eight-team system
99 in Ghana 2008, under the 16-team system

Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary
Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary won the Nations Cup as player and coach

Highest winning margin: 5
Ivory Coast 6-1 Ethiopia 1970

Youngest ever player: Chiva Star Nzighou (Gabon)
16 years, two months, 30 days at the 2000 finals

Most performances by a referee in the finals: 6
Tesfaye Gebreyesus (Ethiopia/Eritrea)
1970, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1986

Nations Cup winner as player and coach:
Mahmoud El-Gohary of Egypt in 1959 and 1998

Most Nations Cup wins by a coach: 3
Charles Gyamfi of Ghana won in 1963, 1965 & 1982



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