Egypt national team .. History of the African Nations Cup

The former Egyptian football star, Mohamed Aboutrika, says that the players of the teams facing Egypt in the African Nations Cup were “terrified” by the players of the “Pharaohs” team.

And he added – in his statements last month – that in the 2008 final against Cameroon, the former star, Samuel Eto’o, the current president of the Cameroon Football Federation, was “the only one who was speaking in the tunnel leading to the match, while the rest of the players were in complete silence from the intensity of terror because the national team Cameroon had lost in the group stage by four.

Aboutrika’s words summarize the Egyptian team’s control in the past years, not only on the African World Cup titles, but on most of its records.

  • Teams with the most title wins (7 times)
  • Most consecutive title wins (3 times)
  • Teams with the most victories in the tournament (60 victories)
  • The oldest player to participate in the African World Cup, Issam El-Hadary (44 years and 21 days)
  • Most title wins: Essam El-Hadary and Ahmed Hassan (4 titles)
  • The coaches who won the most title Hassan Shehata (3 titles)
  • The most teams reached the golden square in the history of the competition (16 times).

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