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Africa Cup of Nations golden boot winners: past all time highest AFCON goal sorcerers!

Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Winners – all time Past Winners? Who are the Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Winners – all time Past Winners? Have you ever wanted to find out which African footballers have won the Africa Cup of nations golden boot before ? Well, if you have then worry not because we have prepared a list of the Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Winners – all time Past Winners.

AFCON Golden Boot Winners: all time Past Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Winners

The Africa Cup of nations is the most prestigious tournament in Africa. Its also every players dream to play in the Africa Cup of nations tournament. The tournament is perfect to showcase their talent. The tournament is also perfect to score the most goals in order to walk away with the tournaments golden boot award. The award is awarded to the player who has scored the most goals.

African footballers have excelled tremendously locally and internationally. The Africa Cup of nations is an event that showcases spectacular performances by various African footballers from amazing dribbling skills to impressive prolific goal scoring.

AFCON golden boot winners - Africa Cup of Nations all time highest goal scorerers!

AFCON Past Golden Boot Winners 1957-2019: all time Past AFCON Golden Boot Winners 1957-2019

Here are the Africa Cup of Nations past golden boot winners 1957-2019.

2019 Africa Cup Golden Boot Winner

Who won the AFCON Golden boot in 2019? There were the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah. Those three players finished as the Golden Boot winner in the Premier League this season and wished to carry their form in to the AFCON to help their national teams win the trophy.

However, it was Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo who won the 2019 Africa Cup Golden Boot. He scored 5 goals, leaving behind Riyad Mahrez, Adam Ounas, Cedric Bakabu and Sadio Mane each with 3 goals in total.

2017 Africa Cup Golden Boot Winner

Who won the AFCON Golden boot in 2017? The 2017 Africa Cup golden boot was won by DR Congo player Junior Kabananga who scored a total of 3 goals becoming the tournament’s highest scorer for 2017. It was unfortunate that his goals did not help his team win the tournament.

AFCON Past Golden Boot Winners 2000-2019: all time Past AFCON Golden Boot Winners 2000-2019

Here are the Africa Cup of Nations past golden boot winners 2000-2019. Here is the list of the past golden boot winners year by year.

Year   Name Country Goals
2019 Nigeria Odion Ighalo Nigeria Nigeria
2017 Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga DR Congo 3
2015 Congo Thievy Bifouma DR Congo 3
Congo DR Dieumerci Mbokani DR Congo 3
Ghana André Ayew Ghana Ghana 3
Tunisia Ahmed Akaïchi Tunisia Tunisia 3
Equatorial Guinea Balboa Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 3
2013 Ghana Wakaso Mubarak Ghana Ghana 4
Nigeria Emmanuel Emenike Nigeria Nigeria 4
2012 Gabon Pierre Aubameyang Gabon Gabon 3
Angola Manucho Angola Angola 3
Morocco Houssine Kharja Morocco Morocco 3
Zambia Emmanuel Mayuka Zambia Zambia 3
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 3
Zambia Chris Katongo Zambia Zambia 3
Mali Cheick Diabaté Mali Mali 3
2010 Egypt Mohamed Gedo Egypt Egypt 5
2008 Cameroon Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon 5
2006 Cameroon Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon 5
2004 Morocco Youssef Mokhtari Morocco Morocco 4
Cameroon Patrick M’Boma Cameroon Cameroon 4
Nigeria Jay Jay Okocha Nigeria Nigeria 4
Mali Frederic Kanouté Mali Mali 4
Tunisia Francileudo Santos Tunisia Tunisia 4
2002 Cameroon Salomon Olembé Cameroon Cameroon 3
Cameroon Patrick M’Boma 3
Nigeria Julius Aghahowa Nigeria Nigeria 3
2000 South Africa Shaun Bartlett South Africa South Africa 5

Africa Cup of Nations Past Golden Boot Winners 1957-1998: all time Past Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Winners 1957-1998

Here are the past AFCON golden boot winners 1957-1998:

Year   Name Country Goals
1998 Egypt Hossam Hassan Egypt Egypt 7
South Africa Benny McCarthy South Africa South Africa 7
1996 South Africa Mark Williams South Africa South Africa 5
Zambia Kalusha Bwalya Zambia Zambia 5
1994 Nigeria Rashidi Yekini Nigeria Nigeria 5
1992 Nigeria Rashidi Yekini Nigeria Nigeria 4
1990 Algeria Djamel Menad 4
1988 Cameroon Roger Milla 2
Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi 2
Egypt Gamal Abdelhamid 2
Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Traoré 2
1986 Cameroon Roger Milla 4
1984 Egypt Taher Abou Zeid 4
1982 Ghana George Alhassan 3
1980 Nigeria Segun Odegbami 3
Morocco Khalid Labied 3
1978 Nigeria Segun Odegbami 3
Uganda Phillip Omondi 3
Ghana Opoku Afriyie 3
1976 Guinea N’Jo Léa 4
1974 Congo DR Mulamba N’Daye 9
1972 Mali Fantamady Keita 5
1970 Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou 8
1968 Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou 6
1965 Ghana Osei Kofi 3
Ivory Coast Eustache Manglé 3
Ghana Benjamin Acheampong 3
1963 Egypt Hassan El-Shazly 6
1962 Ethiopia Mengistu Worku 3
Ukraine Abdel Fattah Badawi 3
1959 Egypt Mahmoud El-Gohary 3
1957 Egypt Mohamed Diab 5

Previously we published:

All time leading Africa Cup of Nations goalscorers

Who are the all time leading goalscorers at the Africa Cup of nations? Well, we have prepared a list of the all time leading goal scorers for the AFCON.

All time Leading goalscorer at the Africa Cup of Nations?

Who is the all time leading goalscorer at the Africa Cup of Nations? Fast and energetic in his heydays, Eto’o is the most decorated African player of all time, having won the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.

Samuel Eto’o scored a record 18 goals in six Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005.

The former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker helped Cameroon win two Africa Cup of Nations titles in 2000 and 2002. He was also instrumental when the Indomitable Lions replicated Nigeria’s feat as the second African country to win the Olympic Games (2000).

All time leading AFCON goalscorers

Here is the list of the all time leading goalscorers at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Goals Top Goalscorers
18 Cameroon Samuel Eto’o
14 Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
13 Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
12 Egypt Hassan El-Shazly
11 Cameroon Patrick Mboma
Egypt Hossam Hassan
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ndaye Mulamba
Ivory Coast Joel Tiéhi
Ethiopia Mengistu Worku
Tunisia Francileudo Santos
Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
9 Angola Manucho
Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Traoré
8 Egypt Ahmed Hassan
Ghana André Ayew
Ghana Asamoah Gyan
Guinea Pascal Feindouno
7 Angola Flávio
Cameroon Roger Milla
Egypt Taher Abouzaid
Egypt Ali Abo Greisha
Ghana Osei Kofi
Mali Frédéric Kanouté
Mali Seydou Keita
Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha
South Africa Benni McCarthy
Zambia Christopher Katongo
6 Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mayanga Maku
Ivory Coast Gervinho
Ivory Coast Yaya Touré
Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika
Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Ghana George Alhassan
Ghana Wilberforce Mfum
Ghana Abedi Pele
Morocco Ahmed Faras
Nigeria Julius Aghahowa
Nigeria Segun Odegbami
South Africa Shaun Bartlett
5 Algeria Djamel Menad
Republic of the Congo Jean-Michel M’Bono
Democratic Republic of the Congo Dieumerci Mbokani
Ivory Coast Wilfried Bony
Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou
Egypt Hosny Abd Rabo
Egypt Ad-Diba
Egypt Mohamed Nagy “Gedo”
Egypt Amr Zaki
Egypt Emad Moteab
Ghana Wakaso Mubarak
Mali Fantamady Keita
Nigeria Muda Lawal
Nigeria Peter Odemwingie
Senegal Henri Camara
South Africa Siyabonga Nomvethe

Other AFCON Goalscorers records

Oldest goal scorer

Hossam Hassan of Egypt in 2006 February 3, 39 years and 174 days old; against DR Congo in a 4-1 win.

Youngest goal scorer

Shiva N’Zigou of  Gabon in 2000 January 23, 16 years and 93 days old; against South Africa in a 3 – 1 defeat.

Top goal scorer of single tournament

9, Ndaye Mulamba of Zaire in 1974

Player scored in most tournaments

Asamoah Gyan, Samuel Eto’o, and Kalusha Bwalya, have scored in most occasions, with 6 tournaments each.

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Previously we have published past winners on the following cups and league’s.

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