2023-24 CAF Champions League in Numbers

2023-24 CAF Champions League in Numbers
Mohamed Elshenawy of Al Ahly holds aloft trophy during 2023/24CAF Champions League Final, Second Leg between Al Ahly and Esperance at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on the 25 May 2024 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday May 27, 2024. 12:00

The 2023-24 CAF Champions drew to a close on Saturday night with Al Ahly defeating Esperance de Tunis 1-0 (on aggregate) to win the title. We take a closer look at the numbers and statistics which defined this edition of the tournament.

60 – The 2023-24 Champions League was the 60th edition of Africa’s premier continental competition (and the 28th under the Champions League title).

54 – No less than 54 teams (from 42 different countries) participated in the Champions League this season.

183 – The number of days between the start of the group stage on 24 November 2023 and the second leg of the final on 25 May 2024.

62 – The number of matches played in the tournament (not including the qualifying stages).

94 – The number of goals scored in the tournament (not including the qualifying stages) at an average of 1.52 per match.

12 – Al Ahly’s triumph this season saw them claim a record-extending 12th Champions League title. The Egyptian heavyweights have won three of the last four editions.

4 – ASEC Mimosas striker Sankara William Karamoko netted four goals to be the tournament’s leading scorer.

4 million – The prize money, in US Dollars ($), awarded to Al Ahly for winning the Champions League. Esperance won $2 million for being runners-up.

25 – Al Ahly and Esperance have now met in 25 matches, with the Red Eagles claiming 11 wins compared to eight for the Blood and Gold, while four games have been drawn.

2 – The two Cairo heavyweights, Al Ahly and Zamalek (who won the CAF Confederation Cup) will meet in the next edition of the CAF Super Cup.

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