The success of a football club is usually quantified based on the trophy cabinet, strength of followers and its brand across the football parlance. Clubs are ranked in order of honors, laurels and global audiences enjoyed through branding and packaging. As one of few clubs on planet earth to have won a perfect treble, Accra Hearts of Oak SC also boast of holding the bragging rights to have participated and finished in each Ghana Premier League campaign since its inception in 1958, the only Ghanaian Club to have attained that feat.
As a club established in 1911 as part of then football evolution across the country, Accra Hearts of Oak SC monopolized domestic football from the 60s, 70s and early 90s. The Rainbow family have officially won 20 League crowns to add to their historic treble in 2000. An FA Cup, the Ghana Premier League and the 2000 CAF Champions League, elevated Accra Hearts of Oak SC into the legendary class of football teams to have won all three major trophies at a go. A feat held with the likes of FC Barcelona sums up how strong the Phobians were at the turn of the milenium.
The following are the trophies won by Accra Hearts of Oak SC. Ceremonial trophies are not counted for global ranking purposes. Only the Ghana Premier League and its super Cup, CAF Inter Club championship and domestic FA Cups are the standard parameters used.
Ghanaian League Champions:
1956, 1958, 1961–62, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1989–90, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2009: 20 titles
Ghanaian FA Cup:
1973, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1990 (Technical Win), 1993–94, 1995–96, 1999, 2000: 10 titles
Ghana Super Cup:
1997, 1998. 2 titles
CAF Confederation Cup:
CAF Champions League:
Runners-up: 1977, 1979
CAF Super Cup:
With a lengthy barren run of over 10 years without a league crown, Hearts of Oak SC will be looking to end that domestic hoodoo when the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League kicks off later this year.