Top 10 football clubs in Africa
Football is the most recognized sports activity amongst the numerous games of sport in the world.
Though Africa has been drawing back in attaining international medals and cups in competitions, there are a lot of African Football clubs that contain amazing players!
Some of the greatest legends in the past or currently in football have African origins. Some typical examples include Didler Drogba who is from Côte d’Ivoire, jay jay okocha from Enugu, Nigeria.
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Here we would be looking at the top 10 performing football clubs in Africa.
Top 10 football clubs in Africa
1. Al Ahly
This is recognized as one of the most successful clubs in African history. The club was elected by CAF as the “African club of the 20th Century’.
In terms of the number of trophies won, second terms of international titles won, they are the lead.
Without a doubt, this club is one of the best football Clubs in Africa
2. Esperance de Tunis
This club is also known as ‘Esperance Sportive de Tunis’ or ‘Esperance ST’. It is a Tunisian sports club based in the Bab Souika neighborhood of the country of Tunisia.
It was founded in the year 1919 and it is also the oldest active club in the country.
3. Mamelodi Sundowns
This is a professional South African football club that is based in Mamelodi in Tshwane.
It is also the first football club from southern Africa to represent CAF in FIFA Club World Cup.
Due to their excellent performance and skill in the game of football, their fans tagged them the title ‘The Brazilians of Africa’.
4. El Zamalek
This is an Egyptian sports club based in Cairo, Egypt. It is commonly called ‘Zamalek’. The club gained fame due to the professionalism of its team in the game of football.
The club was found on 5th January 1911 as Qasr El Nile Club before it was later changed two other times before it was finally given the name Zamalek.
This team plays in the Egyptian Premier League.
5. TP Mazembe
Tp Mazembe is the short name for Tout Puissant Mazembe.
The club is a Congolese professional football club that is based in Lubumbashi. It is also addressed by the name Les Corbeaux. It was founded in the year 1939 as ‘FC Saint Georges’.
The TP Mazembe plays in the Linafoot League.
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6. Wydad Casablanca
The Wydad Casablanca football club is also known as the Wydad Athletic Club or WAC.
Another name they equally earned is the ‘Reds’. They are considered to be one of the most successful football teams in Africa. They are also amongst the most renowned club in Morocco.
The club was founded in the year 1937. They have won 20 Moroccan League titles and 9 Moroccan Throne Cups.
7. Etoile du Sahel
This is a football club in Sousse in the Sahel region of Tunisia.
The Etoile du Sahel was founded in the year 1925. It is considered to be one of the best football clubs in Tunisia.
This club has 2 CAF Super Cup titles, it also has 2 African Cup Winners Cup.
It was the first Tunisian club to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup and made it through to the semi-final level.
8. Al Hilal Omdurman
Al Hilal Club is a Sudanese football club based in Omdurman.
It was founded in the year 1930. They play among the performing teams in the Sudan Premier League.
They have an excellent performance record in the CAF Confederation Cup and also the CAF Champions League.
9. Vita Club
The Association Sportive Vita Club, more commonly called Vita Club is a Congolese football club that is based in Kinshasa. It was founded in the year 1935.
The club has 8 appearances in the African Cup of Champions Clubs from the year 1971 to 1995, also 6 Appearances in the CAF Champions League among others.
10. RCA Raja Casablanca
Raja Club Athletic popularly known as Raja Casablanca or simply Raja is a Moroccan professional football club based in Casablanca.
The club is regarded as one of the greatest in the African continent. It was founded on the 20th of March 1949.
They were ranked 10th place by FIFA amongst the best African club of the 20th century.
Though they are other wonderful football clubs, these are worthy of mention as they have been dishing out an amazing performance in African and International competitions.
So there you have it! Is there any you wished could make the list? Be sure to leave it in the comment section below!
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