Confederation of African Football (CAF) logo

Confederation of African Football logoConfédération Africaine de Football Logo PNG

Meaning and history

Confederation of African Football Logo history
The Confederation of African Football is one of the 6 continental confederations of world football and the largest among them. The first negotiations on the establishment of the organization took place in 1956 in Lisbon, Portugal. CAF was founded a year later 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan by representatives of 4 national federations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Republic of South Africa (the latter was excluded in the same year due to the apartheid policy pursued in the country). As part of the world championships in football, CAF is entitled to 5 guaranteed places in the final tournament. Representatives of Africa and CAF participated in 13 of the 20 final tournaments (with the exception of 1930 and 1938-1966), a total of 22 times.

1992 – 2009

Confederation of African Football Logo 1992
The globe that is the centerpiece of the Confédération Africaine de Football logo combines the ideas of “Africa” and “soccer” in a single symbol, which also represents the importance of Africa in the world. To begin with, the globe depicts only the African continent giving an impression it’s the only continent. Also, the pattern seen in the gold part of the globe resembles a soccer ball. The design looks vivid and eye-catching due to its bright color palette combining green with several shades of gold.

2009 – Today

CAF logo
This version looks futuristic and impressive thanks to its three-dimensional design. The globe, which was also stylized as a football ball was done in golden color. It was meant to represent the role that football plays in Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and around the world by bringing people of different cultures, languages, ethnicities, races, and religions together. The African continent was enlarged and almost reached the border of the ball. the white lines that earlier formed the ball pattern are now seen as the outline of the globe. There was another major modification that consisted of the replacement of the name with golden triangles that formed a pattern on the green border.

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