Which is the best African soccer club? In this article, we have listed the top 10 football clubs in Africa with full details about their achievements. Read on!!!
Africans have always played soccer. In fact, some of the best footballers the planet has ever seen are from Africa, the likes of Didier Drogba, Jay-Jay Okocha and Yaya Toure, are all of African descent.
Some African players have also acquired foreign nationalities to play in other countries, which makes us very proud. Most of these important African footballers play abroad for the world’s biggest soccer clubs or teams and in the most recognized soccer leagues, such as the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the Italian Serie A, the French League 1 and the Spanish League.
Again, we must be proud of this because we want Africans to be the best and to achieve this they must play at the highest possible level. But, What if these stars came home What if they went back to Africa and looked to play for an African soccer club? What are the best clubs that you think they can consider joining?
Here is a list of the Top 10 Soccer Clubs in Africa 9jatoday would propose to African top talents if they ever showed interest in playing for clubs in their country.
1. TP Mazembe – DR Congo TP Mazembe – DR Congo
First on our list of top 10 African soccer clubs is Tout Puissant Mazembe (TP Mazembe), which was formerly known as Englebert is probably the highest-ranked soccer club in Africa. The Congolese club is based in Lubumbashi and plays at Stade TP Mazembe, located in the suburbs of Kalamondo. TP Mazembe has annual revenues of € 14 million. Attendance is 18,000.
2. Al-Merrikh Sudan
Al-Merrikh Sporting is a Sudanese based football club based on Omdurman. The club plays in the Al-Merrikh football stadium, popularly and locally known as the Red Castle. Al-Merrikh Sporting club is one of the oldest football clubs in Africa and has won the Sudan Premier League 18 times. The football club was founded in 1908 and is known to be the first club ever to win the Sudan soccer championship in 1934.
3. Espérance Sportive de Tunis (ES Tunis) – Tunisia
Espérance Sportive de Tunis is a Tunisian-based Tunisian football club and also the third best soccer club in Africa, it was founded in January 1919. Espérance Sportive de Tunis play at the Stade Olimpique d’El Menzah. Esperance won the Tunisian League 26 times, the Tunisian Cup 14 times and the Tunisian Super Cup twice. They have also won two CAF Champions Leagues, two Arab Club Championship cups and one Arab Super Cup.
4. Raja Club Athletic – Casablanca, Morocco
The word Raja is an Arabic word for “hope” also made it on the NO 4 spot of top 10 African football clubs. Raja was founded in 1949 and is currently the best-known club outside of Morocco and based in Casablanca. The club has many nicknames of which these are the popular ones Raja Mondial (Raja of the world); Green Devils; L’Khadra (The green).
In 2000, it was ranked third best club of the last decade by CAF. Raja has won the Moroccan national title 10 times. They were the first African club to participate in the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil.
5. Al Hilal Omdurman, Sudan
Al-Hilal EC is yet another Sudanese football club which was founded in February 1930 and established in Omdurman. The Al-Hilal EC has won the Sudan Premier League title seven times in the last 9 seasons and have also been crowned the champions of the competition 27 times in total.
6. AS Vita Club – Congo DRC
The Association Sportive Vita Club which is commonly known as the AS Vita Club or the AS V. Club is an African football club based in the Republic of Congo and situated at Kinshasha. AS Vita Club was founded in the year 1935 and has since been at the top front winning the Linafoot 12 times and the Coupe du Congo nine times. AS V. Club Congo also won the Papa Kalala Challenge twice and were crowned champions of the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1973.
7. Kaizer Chiefs F.C. – South Africa
They are the “Amakhosi”, “Chiefs” or “Lords” of Soccer in South Africa. The Kaizer Chiefs F.C. is a South African football club that plays at Soccer City in Soweto, also known as FNB Stadium. Kaizer Chiefs have won the Premier Soccer League three times, the National Soccer League three times and were once the winners of the African Cup.
8. Al Ahly – Egypt
The Ahly means “The National” in English. The Egyptian soccer club was founded in April 1907. In 2000, it was named the African Club of the Century by CAF. Al Ahly has 126 official trophies: 19 international and 107 national. The 19 international trophies make Al-Ahly the most successful soccer club in the world, better than AC Milan and Boca Juniors.
9. Dynamos F.C. – Zimbabwe
Dynamos Football Club was formed in 1963 after a merger of Harare Township and Rhodesia. Since then, they have won 15 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League titles and the Zimbabwe Cup five times.
10. Zamalek SC – Egypt
Zamalek Sporting is an Egyptian football club based in Giza. They have won 22 Egyptian Cups, 11 League titles, 5 CAF Champions League titles and 3 CAF Super Cups, as well as an African Cup Winners Cup.
There is about a thousand professional soccer clubs in Africa, but these 10 are undoubtedly the best of the lot.