|Best Performance||Winners - 1992|
|Third Place||1965, 1968, 1986, 1994|
|Fourth Place||1970, 2008|
|HOW THEY QUALIFIED|
The 2012 finalists qualified at the expense of th Lions of Teranga whom they beat 4-2 at home in a thrilling first-leg encounter. The return leg was fiercely contested as first and had to be abandoned in the second half when Senegalese were riled by the two goal lead inflicted by none other than Didier Drogba. The Confederation of African Football later confirmed the 6-2 aggregate victory for Drogba and gang. Effectively ending in-form Senegal's chances of qualification.
|THE COACH | SABRI LAMOUCHI|
|THE CAPTAIN | DIDIER DROGBA|
Didier Drogba has been leading his team-mates from the front as a capable super-star that he is. The former Chelsea striker remains the team’s all-time top scorer and has promised fireworks at the Afcon 2013 showpiece considering that he and some of his team-mates maybe participating in their very last Africa Cup Nations tournament.
Drogba was instrumental in Ivory Coast's qualification for the World Cup in 2006, he went on to lead the team to their second participation in South Africa 2010.
|THE STAR PLAYER | YAYA TOURE|
Yaya Toure is yet another gem in the star-studded Ivorian side, he is the kind of player opponent coaches always warn their squads about. The player is renown for his high work rate and tackling. The 2012 African footballer of the year is expected to ignite bigger things for his side as they aim for the trophy which they lost to Zambia through penalties in the 2012 Afcon edition.
|THE EMERGING TALENT | MAX GRADEL|
CopaBoka, Kolo, Zokora, EboueYaya, Bamba, Siaka
Gervinho, Drogba, Gradel