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AFCON: List of all Golden Boot winners

Published at :February 13, 2024 at 11:38 PM
Modified at :February 13, 2024 at 11:38 PM
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Aditya Chauhan


Some of the finest players in African football history

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is a competition held every two years. Top African nations compete to become the best team in Africa.

Over the years, a lot of African footballers have taken the spotlight in world football. Most of these players are either forwards or midfielders.

To win a tournament, every team needs a goal-scorer. Some of the finest forwards have taken the field in the AFCON and few won the Golden Boot. Here is a look at the list of players who have ended the tournament as the top goal-scorers.

AFCON: Golden Boot winners

  • 1957: Ad El Diba (Egypt) – 5 goals
  • 1959: Mahmoud Al Gohari (Egypt) – 3 goals
  • 1962: Mohamed Al Badawi (Egypt), Worku Mengistu (Ethiopia) – 3 goals
  • 1963: Ahmed Al Chazli (Egypt) – 6 goals
  • 1965: Abbrey Osei Kofi (Ghana), Eustace Mangli (Ivory Coast) – 3 goals
  • 1968: Laurent Pokou (Ivory Coast) – 6 goals
  • 1970: Laurent Pokou (Ivory Coast) – 8 goals
  • 1972: Salif Keita (Mali) – 5 goals
  • 1974: Pierre Ndaye Mulamba – 9 goals
  • 1976: William Njo Lea (Guinea) – 4 goals
  • 1978: Phillip Omondi (Uganda) – 4 goals
  • 1980: Segun Odegbami (Nigeria)- 3 goals
  • 1982: George Al Hassan (Ghana) – 4 goals
  • 1984: Taher Abou Zeid (Egypt) – 4 goals
  • 1986: Roger Milla (Cameroon), Abdoulaye Traore (Ivory Coast) – 4 goals
  • 1988: Lakhdar Belloumi (Algeria), Roger Milla (Cameroon), Gamal Abdelhamid (Egypt), Abdoulaye Traore (Ivory Coast) – 4 goals
  • 1990: Djamel Menad (Algeria) – 4 goals
  • 1992: Rashidi Yekini (Nigeria) – 4 goals
  • 1994: Rashidi Yekini (Nigeria) – 5 goals
  • 1996: Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia) – 5 goals
  • 1998: Hossam Hassan (Egypt), Benni McCarthy (South Africa) – 7 goals
  • 2000: Shaun Bartlett (South Africa) – 5 goals
  • 2002: Patrick Mboma(Cameroon), Salomon Olembe (Cameroon), Julius Aghahowa (Nigeria) – 3 goals
  • 2004: Patrick Mboma (Cameroon), Frederic Kanoute (Mali), Austin Okocha (Nigeria), Youssef Mokhtari (Morocco), Francileudo dos Santos (Tunisia) – 4 goals
  • 2006: Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), Francileudo dos Santos (Tunisia) – 4 goals
  • 2008: Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) – 5 goals
  • 2010: Mohamed Nagui (Egypt) – 5 goals
  • 2012: Manucho (Angola), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Mali), Houcine Kharja (Morocco) Chris Katongo (Zambia), Emmanuel Mayuka (Zambia) – 3 goals
  • 2013: Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria), Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana) – 4 goals
  • 2015: Ahmed Akaichi (Tunisia), Andre Ayew (Ghana), Dieumerci Mbokani (DR Congo), Javier Balboa (Equatorial Guinea), Thievy Biffouma (Congo) – 3 goals
  • 2017: Junior Kabananga (DR Congo) – 3 goals
  • 2019: Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) – 5 goals
  • 2021: Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) – 8 goals
  • 2023: Emilio Nsue (Equatorial Guinea) – 5 goals

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