Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football
AbbreviationCONCACAF
Predecessor
Formation18 September 1961; 62 years ago (1961-09-18)
Founded atMexico City, Mexico
TypeSports organization
Headquarters161 NW 6th Street, Suite #1100, Miami, Florida, United States
Coordinates25°46′23″N 80°08′17″W / 25.773°N 80.138°W / 25.773; -80.138
Region
North America (the Caribbean, Central America, and Northern America)
South America (The Guianas)
Membership
41 member associations
Official language
Victor Montagliani
Vice Presidents
General Secretary
Philippe Moggio
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
  • NAFU (North America)
  • UNCAF (Central America)
  • CFU (Caribbean)
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The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football,[1][a] abbreviated as CONCACAF (/ˈkɒŋkəkæf/ KONG-kə-kaf; typeset for branding purposes since 2018 as Concacaf),[2] is one of FIFA's six continental governing bodies for association football. Its 41 member associations represent countries and territories mainly in North America, including the Caribbean and Central America, and, for geopolitical reasons, three nations from the Guianas subregion of South AmericaGuyana, Suriname, and French Guiana (an overseas region of France).[3] The CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct the World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments.

The CONCACAF was founded in its current form on 18 September 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico, with the merger of the NAFC and the CCCF, which made it one of the then five, now six, continental confederations affiliated with FIFA. Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao, Aruba), Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname and the United States were founding members.[4]

The CONCACAF is the third-most successful FIFA confederation in the men's game. Mexico dominated CONCACAF men's competition early on and has won the most Gold Cups since the beginning of the tournament in its current format. The Mexico national football team is the only men's CONCACAF team to win an official FIFA tournament by winning the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. Mexico and the U.S. have won all but one of the editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In recent years Costa Rica and Panama have become powers in the region; in 2014, Costa Rica became the 4th CONCACAF country after the United States, Cuba, and Mexico to make the World Cup quarterfinals, while Panama became the eleventh country from the confederation to participate in the World Cup in 2018. The CONCACAF Nations League was established in 2018, with the United States winning all three editions.

The United States has been the most successful team in the world in the women's game, being the only CONCACAF member to win all three major worldwide competitions in women's football—the World Cup (4), the Olympics (4), and the Algarve Cup (10). Canada is the only other member to win at least two of the major competitions, winning the 2016 Algarve Cup and the 2020 Olympics.

According to the Coaches Across Continents (CAC) annual report for 2021,[5] CONCACAF is a partner of CAC. CAC is a worldwide partnership of over 100 organizations that seeks to create active citizens and achieve social impact through sport.

Governance

The CONCACAF is led by a general secretary, executive committee, congress, and several standing committees. The executive committee is composed of eight members — one president, three vice-presidents, three members, and one female member.[6] Each of the three geographic zones in CONCACAF is represented by one vice-president and one member. The executive committee carries out the various statutes, regulations, and resolutions.

Leadership

See also: List of presidents of CONCACAF

Logo used until 2018

The first leader of CONCACAF was Costa Rican Ramón Coll Jaumet; he had overseen the merger between the North American Football Confederation (NAFC) and the Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol (CCCF). In 1969, he was succeeded in the role by Mexican Joaquín Soria Terrazas, who served as president for 21 years.

His successor Jack Warner was the CONCACAF president from 1990 to 2011, also for 21 years. Warner was suspended as president on 30 May 2011 due to his temporary suspension from football-related activity by FIFA following corruption allegations.[7] Chuck Blazer was the general secretary during the same period.[8]

On 20 June 2011, Jack Warner resigned from the presidency of CONCACAF, and removed himself from all participation in football, in the wake of the corruption investigation resulting from 10 May 2011 meeting of the Caribbean Football Union.[9] The vice-president of CONCACAF, Alfredo Hawit, acted as president until May 2012.[10]

In May 2012, Cayman Islands banker Jeffrey Webb was installed as president of CONCACAF. On 27 May 2015, Webb was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on corruption charges in the U.S.

Victor Montagliani, leader of the Canadian Soccer Association, was elected as president of CONCACAF in May 2016.[11]

CONCACAF Council

Name[12] Nation Position
Victor Montagliani  Canada President
Philippe Moggio  France General secretary
Randolph Harris  Barbados Vice President (Caribbean)
Nick Bontis  Canada Vice President (North America)
Jorge Salomon  Honduras Vice President (Central America)
Sonia Fulford  Turks and Caicos Islands Member (Female)
Cindy Parlow Cone United States United States of America Member (North America)
Sergio Chuc Belize Belize Member (Central America)

Corporate structure

CONCACAF is located in CONCACAF
Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
Miami, United States
Miami, United States
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica
Locations of CONCACAF offices

CONCACAF is a non-profit company registered in Nassau, Bahamas.

The headquarters of the CONCACAF are located in Miami, United States. Previously it had been the Admiral Financial Center, George Town, Cayman Islands—the home city of former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb and prior to that, they were based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago under the presidency of Jack Warner. The administration office of CONCACAF was previously located in Trump Tower, New York, when Chuck Blazer was the general secretary.

In February 2017, a satellite office was opened in Kingston, Jamaica.[13] In July 2017, a second satellite office was opened in Guatemala City, which is shared with UNCAF,[14] and most recently another satellite office for the FIFA Caribbean Development Office[15][16] was opened in Bridgetown, Barbados' suburb of Welches.[17][18]

Members

CONCACAF has 41 member associations:[19]

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
CONCACAF
affiliation
IOC
member
FIFA
Ranking[20]
North American Zone (NAFU) (3)
CAN  Canada (M, W) 1912 1913 1961 Yes 49
MEX  Mexico (M, W) 1922 1929 1961 Yes 14
USA  United States (M, W) 1913 1914 1961 Yes 11
Central American Zone (UNCAF) (7)
BLZ  Belize (M, W) 1980 1986 1986 Yes 182
CRC  Costa Rica (M, W) 1921 1927 1961 Yes 57
SLV  El Salvador (M, W) 1935 1938 1961 Yes 81
GUA  Guatemala (M, W) 1919 1946 1961 Yes 108
HON  Honduras (M, W) 1935 1946 1961 Yes 82
NCA  Nicaragua (M, W) 1931 1950 1961 Yes 135
PAN  Panama (M, W) 1937 1938 1961 Yes 45
Caribbean Zone (CFU) (31)
AIA  Anguilla (M, W) 1990 1996 1996 No 209
ATG  Antigua and Barbuda (M, W) 1928 1972 between 1961 and 1973 Yes 142
ARU  Aruba (M, W) 1932 1988 1986 Yes 193
BAH  Bahamas (M, W) 1967 1968 between 1961 and 1973 Yes 200
BRB  Barbados (M, W) 1910 1968 1967 Yes 177
BER  Bermuda (M, W) 1928 1962 1967 Yes 170
BOE  Bonaire[m 1] (M, W) 1960 2014 No
VGB  British Virgin Islands (M, W) 1974 1996 1996 Yes 207
CAY  Cayman Islands (M, W) 1966 1992 1990 Yes 196
CUB  Cuba (M, W) 1924 1929 1961 Yes 169
CUW  Curaçao (M, W) 1921 1932 1961 No 91
DMA  Dominica (M, W) 1970 1994 1994 Yes 180
DOM  Dominican Republic (M, W) 1953 1958 1964 Yes 150
GUF  French Guiana[m 1] (M, W) 1962 2013 No
GRN  Grenada (M, W) 1924 1978 1978 Yes 174
GLP  Guadeloupe[m 1] (M, W) 1958 2013 No
GUY  Guyana (M, W) 1902 1970 between 1969 and 1971 Yes 154
HAI  Haiti (M, W) 1904 1934 1961 Yes 90
JAM  Jamaica (M, W) 1910 1962 1963 Yes 55
MTQ  Martinique[m 1] (M, W) 1953 2013 No
MSR  Montserrat (M, W) 1994 1996 1996 No 175
PUR  Puerto Rico (M, W) 1940 1960 1964 Yes 160
SKN  Saint Kitts and Nevis (M, W) 1932 1992 1992 Yes 136
LCA  Saint Lucia (M, W) 1979 1988 1986 Yes 165
SMN  Saint Martin[m 1] (M, W) 1999 2013 No
VIN  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (M, W) 1979 1988 1986 Yes 173
SMA  Sint Maarten[m 1] (M, W) 1986 2013 No
SUR  Suriname (M, W) 1920 1929 1961 Yes 144
TRI  Trinidad and Tobago (M, W) 1908 1964 1964 Yes 98
TCA  Turks and Caicos Islands (M, W) 1996 1998 1996 No 206
VIR  U.S. Virgin Islands (M, W) 1992 1998 1987 Yes 208

M = Men's National Team. W = Women's National Team

  1. ^ a b c d e f Full CONCACAF member, but not a FIFA member.

Bonaire were promoted from an association member to a full member at the XXIX Ordinary CONCACAF Congress in São Paulo on 10 June 2014.

Teams not affiliated to the IOC are not eligible to participate in the Summer Olympics football tournament, as a result, they do not participate in the CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament or the CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament.

Prospective members

Aspiring future members

Other non-members

Some territories in the North, Central American and Caribbean region have national teams with no affiliation. All play infrequently and/or are in the early stages of being founded.

Although one of the three special municipalities of the Netherlands in the region is a member of CONCACAF ( Bonaire), the other two are not.

Membership relation

Elections at the CONCACAF Congress are mandated with a one-member, one-vote rule. The North American Football Union is the smallest association union in the region with only three members, but its nations have strong commercial and marketing support from sponsors and they are the most populous nations in the region.

The Caribbean Football Union has the ability to outvote NAFU and UNCAF with less than half of its membership. Consequently, there is a fractious relationship between members of CFU, UNCAF and NAFU.[citation needed] This provoked former Acting-President Alfredo Hawit to lobby for the CONCACAF Presidency to be rotated between the three unions in CONCACAF in 2011.

Trinidad's Jack Warner presided over CONCACAF for 21 years, and there was little that non-Caribbean nations could do to elect an alternative. Under Warner, the CFU members voted together as a unit with Warner acting as a party whip. It happened with such regularity that sports political commentators referred to the CFU votes as the "Caribbean bloc" vote.[citation needed] Warner rejected the idea in 1993 of merging several smaller nations' national teams into a Pan-Caribbean team. His reasoning was that the nations were more powerful politically when separate than when together. He commented that "being small is never a liability in this sport".[30]

Competitions

Main article: List of CONCACAF competitions

See also: List of association football competitions and FIFA International Match Calendar

CONCACAF active competitions

CONCACAF defunct competitions

National teams:

Clubs:

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Main article: CONCACAF Gold Cup

The CONCACAF Gold Cup, held since 1991, is the main association football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF. The Gold Cup is CONCACAF's flagship competition, and generates a significant part of CONCACAF's revenue.[31]

The Gold Cup determines the regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, and is held every two years. Starting with the 2019 edition, 16 teams compete for the Gold Cup (up from 12).

CONCACAF Nations League

Main article: CONCACAF Nations League

All men's national teams of member associations take part in the CONCACAF Nations League, a competition created in 2017. National teams are placed into tiers and play matches against teams in the same tier. At the end of each season, teams can be promoted to the tier above or relegated to the tier below depending upon their results.

CONCACAF Champions Cup

Main article: CONCACAF Champions Cup

The CONCACAF Champions Cup, originally known as the CONCACAF Champions' Cup and later the CONCACAF Champions League, is an annual continental club association football competition organized by CONCACAF since 1962 for the top football clubs in the region. It is the most prestigious international club competition in North American football. The winner of the Champions Cup qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup. The knockout tournament spans February through April.[32]

From 2024, 27 teams compete in each Champions Cup; 18 from North America, 6 from Central America and 3 from the Caribbean. North American teams qualify via either their domestic leagues and cups or the Leagues Cup competition between American and Mexican clubs, while Central American and Caribbean clubs qualify via the CONCACAF Central American Cup and CONCACAF Caribbean Cup respectively

The title has been won by 28 clubs, 13 of which have won the title more than once. Mexican clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories, with 36 titles. The second most successful league has been Costa Rica's Primera División with six titles in total. The most successful club is Club América from Mexico, with seven titles; fellow Mexico side Cruz Azul is just behind with six.

Current title holders

See also: Portal:Current events/Sports, 2024 in association football, 2024 in sports, and FIFA International Match Calendar

For events postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, see Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports.

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams (men)
Gold Cup 2023 (final)  Mexico 9th  Panama 2025 (final)
Nations League 2023–24 (final)  United States 3rd  Mexico 2024–25 (final)
U-20 Championship 2022  United States 3rd  Dominican Republic 2024
U-17 Championship 2023  Mexico 9th  United States 2025
U-15 Championship 2023  United States 1st  Mexico 2025
Futsal Championship 2024  Panama 1st  Cuba 2028
Beach Soccer Championship 2023  United States 3rd  Mexico 2025
National teams (women)
W Championship 2022 (final)  United States 9th  Canada 2026 (final)
W Gold Cup 2024 (final)  United States 1st  Brazil 2028 (final)
Women's U-20 Championship 2023  Mexico 2nd  United States TBC
Women's U-17 Championship 2024  United States 6th  Mexico 2026
Girls' U-15 Championship 2022  United States 3rd  Canada 2024
Club teams (men)
Champions Cup 2024 (final) Mexico Pachuca 6th United States Columbus Crew 2025 (final)
Leagues Cup 2023 (final) United States Inter Miami CF 1st United States Nashville SC 2024 (final)
Central American Cup 2023 (final) Costa Rica Alajuelense 1st Nicaragua Real Estelí 2024 (final)
Caribbean Cup 2023 (final) Suriname Robinhood 1st Jamaica Cavalier 2024 (final)
CFU Club Shield 2023 Suriname Robinhood 2nd Martinique Golden Lion 2024
Under-13 Champions League 2019 United States Philadelphia Union 1st El Salvador ADFA Santa Ana TBC
Futsal Club Championship 2017 Costa Rica Grupo Line Futsal 1st United States Elite Futsal TBC
Club teams (women)
W Champions Cup[33] 2024–25[34]

Titles by nation

Nation Men Women Futsal Beach Total
Gold League U20 U17 U15 Champ Gold U20 U17 U15 Men's Men's
 United States 7 3 3 3 1 9 1 7 6 3 2 3 48
 Mexico 12 13 9 1 2 1 4 42
 Canada 2 2 2 2 1 1 10
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 4 10
 Honduras 1 2 1 4
 El Salvador 1 2 3
 Guatemala 1 1 2
 Panama 1 1 2
 Cuba 1 1
 Haiti 1 1

CONMEBOL tournaments

The following CONMEBOL tournaments have had CONCACAF competitors:

National teams

Clubs

CONCACAF club competition winners

Continental

By club

Club América is the most titled club in the continent with a record of 7 CONCACAF Champions League titles, a continental record of 2 Copa Interamericana titles and a record of 1 CONCACAF Giants Cup title, 10 titles overall.

Key
CCL CONCACAF Champions' Cup / CONCACAF Champions League
CWC CONCACAF Cup Winners' Cup / CONCACAF Giants Cup
CL CONCACAF League
CI Copa Interamericana
List of CONCACAF club competition winners
Club Country CCL CWC CL CI Total
América  Mexico 7 1 0 2 10
Cruz Azul  Mexico 6 0 0 0 6
Monterrey  Mexico 5 1 0 0 6
Pachuca[b]  Mexico 5 0 0 0 5
Saprissa  Costa Rica 3 0 1 0 4
UNAM  Mexico 3 0 0 1 4
Olimpia  Honduras 2 0 2 0 4
Alajuelense  Costa Rica 2 0 1 0 3
Atlante  Mexico 2 0 0 0 2
Defence Force  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 0 2
Guadalajara  Mexico 2 0 0 0 2
Toluca  Mexico 2 0 0 0 2
Transvaal  Suriname 2 0 0 0 2
Necaxa  Mexico 1 1 0 0 2
Comunicaciones  Guatemala 1 0 1 0 2
D.C. United  United States 1 0 0 1 2
Águila  El Salvador 1 0 0 0 1
Alianza  El Salvador 1 0 0 0 1
Atlético Español  Mexico 1 0 0 0 1
Cartaginés  Costa Rica 1 0 0 0 1
FAS  El Salvador 1 0 0 0 1
LA Galaxy  United States 1 0 0 0 1
León  Mexico 1 0 0 0 1
Municipal  Guatemala 1 0 0 0 1
Puebla  Mexico 1 0 0 0 1
Racing  Haiti 1 0 0 0 1
Seattle Sounders FC  United States 1 0 0 0 1
UANL  Mexico 1 0 0 0 1
UdeG  Mexico 1 0 0 0 1
Violette  Haiti 1 0 0 0 1
Atlético Marte  El Salvador 0 1 0 0 1
Tecos  Mexico 0 1 0 0 1
Herediano  Costa Rica 0 0 1 0 1

By country

The following table lists all the countries whose clubs have won at least one CONCACAF competition. Mexican clubs are the most successful, with a total of 45 titles. Mexican clubs hold a record number of wins in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup/CONCACAF Champions League (38), the CONCACAF Cup Winners' Cup/CONCACAF Giants Cup (4) and Copa Interamericana (3). In second place Costa Rican clubs have 9 titles and they have the most victories in the CONCACAF League (3). In third place overall, Selvadoradian and American clubs have secured 4 titles each.

Key
CCL CONCACAF Champions' Cup / CONCACAF Champions League
CWC CONCACAF Cup Winners' Cup / CONCACAF Giants Cup
CL CONCACAF League
CI Copa Interamericana
List of CONCACAF club competition winners by country
Country CCL CWC CL CI Total
 Mexico 38 4 0 3 45
 Costa Rica 6 0 3 0 9
 El Salvador 3 1 0 0 4
 United States 3 0 0 1 4
 Honduras 2 0 2 0 4
 Guatemala 2 0 1 0 3
 Haiti 2 0 0 0 2
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 0 2
 Suriname 2 0 0 0 2

By region

Key
CCL CONCACAF Champions' Cup / CONCACAF Champions League
CWC CONCACAF Cup Winners' Cup / CONCACAF Giants Cup
CL CONCACAF League
CI Copa Interamericana
List of CONCACAF club competition winners by region
Federation (Region) CCL CWC CL CI Total
NAFU (North America) 41 4 0 4 49
UNCAF (Central America) 13 1 6 0 20
CFU (Caribbean) 6 0 0 0 6

Regional

The CONCACAF has also organized many regional-based competitions, which are mostly ran as qualifiers to the continental level competitions. There are three main regions that operates under the CONCACAF banner, the NAFU (North America), the UNCAF (Central America) and the CFU (Caribbeans). Each of which runs their own competitions.

North America

Key
SL SuperLiga
LC Leagues Cup
List of North American club competition winners
Team Country SL LC Total
Morelia  Mexico 1 0 1
New England Revolution  United States 1 0 1
Pachuca  Mexico 1 0 1
UANL  Mexico 1 0 1
Cruz Azul  Mexico 0 1 1
Inter Miami  United States 0 1 1
León  Mexico 0 1 1
List of North American club competition winners by country
Country SL LC Total
 Mexico 3 2 5
 USA 1 1 2

Central America

Key
UIC UNCAF Interclub Cup
CAC Central American Cup
List of Central American club competition winners
Clubt Country UIC CAC Total
Saprissa  Costa Rica 5 0 5
Municipal  Guatemala 4 0 4
Alajuelense  Costa Rica 3 1 4
Aurora  Guatemala 2 0 2
Comunicaciones  Guatemala 2 0 2
Olimpia  Honduras 2 0 2
Real España  Honduras 2 0 2
Alianza  El Salvador 1 0 1
Broncos  Honduras 1 0 1
Motagua  Honduras 1 0 1
Platense  El Salvador 1 0 1
Puntarenas  Costa Rica 1 0 1
List of Central American club competition winners by country
Country UIC CAC Total
 Costa Rica 9 1 10
 Guatemala 8 0 8
 Honduras 6 0 6
 El Salvador 2 0 2

Caribbeans

Key
CCC Caribbean Club Championship
CC Caribbean Cup
CS CFU Club Shield
List of Caribbean club competition winners
Club Country CCC CC CS Total
Robinhood  Suriname 0 1 2 3
Central  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2
Harbour View  Jamaica 2 0 0 2
Joe Public  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2
Portmore United  Jamaica 2 0 0 2
Puerto Rico Islanders  Puerto Rico 2 0 0 2
W Connection  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2
Atlético Pantoja  Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1
Caledonia AIA  Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1
Cavaly  Haiti 1 0 0 1
Cibao  Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1
San Juan Jabloteh  Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1
United Petrotrin  Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1
Violette  Haiti 1 0 0 1
Bayamón  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
Club Franciscain  Martinique 0 0 1 1
List of Caribbean club competition winners by country
Country CCC CC CS Total
 Trinidad and Tobago 9 0 0 9
 Jamaica 4 0 0 4
 Puerto Rico 2 0 1 3
 Suriname 0 1 2 3
 Dominican Republic 2 0 0 2
 Haiti 2 0 0 2
 Martinique 0 0 1 1

FIFA World Rankings

Overview

Historical leaders

Team of the year

Team ranking in the top four - Men's[35]
Year First Second Third Fourth
2023  United States  Mexico  Panama  Canada
2022  United States  Mexico  Costa Rica  Canada
2021  United States  Mexico  Canada  Costa Rica
2020  Mexico  United States  Jamaica  Costa Rica
2019  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Jamaica
2018  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Jamaica
2017  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Jamaica
2016  Costa Rica  Mexico  United States  Panama
2015  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Trinidad and Tobago
2014  Costa Rica  Mexico  United States  Trinidad and Tobago
2013  United States  Mexico  Costa Rica  Panama
2012  Mexico  United States  Haiti  Panama
2011  Mexico  United States  Panama  Honduras
2010  United States  Mexico  Jamaica  Honduras
2009  United States  Mexico  Honduras  Costa Rica
2008  United States  Mexico  Honduras  Costa Rica
2007  Mexico  United States  Honduras  Canada
2006  Mexico  United States  Cuba  Honduras
2005  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Honduras
2004  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Jamaica
2003  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Jamaica
2002  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica  Honduras
2001  Mexico  United States  Honduras  Costa Rica
2000  Mexico  United States  Trinidad and Tobago  Honduras
1999  Mexico  United States  Jamaica  Trinidad and Tobago
1998  Mexico  United States  Jamaica  Trinidad and Tobago
1997  Mexico  United States  Jamaica  Costa Rica
1996  Mexico  United States  Jamaica  Canada
1995  Mexico  United States  Honduras  Jamaica
1994  Mexico  United States  Honduras  Canada
1993  Mexico  United States  Honduras  Costa Rica
Team ranking in the top four - Women's[citation needed]
Year First Second Third Fourth
2023  United States  Canada  Mexico  Jamaica
2022  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2021  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2020  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2019  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2018  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2017  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2016  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2015  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2014  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2013  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2012  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2011  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2010  United States  Canada  Mexico  Costa Rica
2009  United States  Canada  Mexico  Cuba
2008  United States  Canada  Mexico  Trinidad and Tobago
2007  United States  Canada  Mexico  Trinidad and Tobago
2006  United States  Canada  Mexico  Trinidad and Tobago
2005  United States  Canada  Mexico  Trinidad and Tobago
2004  United States  Canada  Mexico  Trinidad and Tobago
2003  United States  Canada  Mexico  Trinidad and Tobago

Other rankings

Men's CONCACAF Ranking Index

The Ranking Index is calculated by CONCACAF.[37]

Rank Team Pts +/-
1  Mexico 1,922 Steady
2  United States 1,860 Steady
3  Panama 1,809 Steady
4  Canada 1,710 Steady
5  Costa Rica 1,617 Steady
6  Jamaica 1,585 Steady
7  Honduras 1,454 Increase 1
8  Haiti 1,414 Decrease 1
9  Guatemala 1,408 Steady
10  Trinidad and Tobago 1,375 Increase 1
11  Martinique 1,328 Decrease 1
12  El Salvador 1,245 Steady
13  Cuba 1,137 Steady
14  Nicaragua 1,135 Steady
15  Curaçao 1,134 Steady
16  Guadeloupe 1,119 Steady
17  Suriname 1,064 Increase 1
18  Guyana 1,056 Increase 1
19  French Guiana 1,052 Decrease 2
20  Dominican Republic 926 Steady
21  Puerto Rico 867 Increase 3
Rank Team Pts +/-
22  Bermuda 853 Decrease 1
23  Montserrat 815 Increase 4
24  Saint Lucia 798 Decrease 2
25  Saint Kitts and Nevis 777 Steady
26  Grenada 774 Steady
27  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 769 Increase 1
28  Antigua and Barbuda 768 Decrease 5
29  Belize 719 Steady
30  Aruba 649 Steady
31  Dominica 638 Increase 2
32  Bonaire 577 Decrease 1
33  Barbados 558 Decrease 1
34  Saint Martin 522 Increase 1
35  Sint Maarten 487 Increase 1
36  Bahamas 479 Decrease 2
37  Cayman Islands 395 Steady
38  Turks and Caicos Islands 345 Steady
39  British Virgin Islands 213 Steady
40  U.S. Virgin Islands 148 Steady
41  Anguilla 129 Steady

Last updated 30 April 2024

Women's CONCACAF Ranking Index

The Ranking Index is calculated by CONCACAF.

Rank Team Pts +/-
1  United States 5,457 Steady
2  Canada 4,039 Steady
3  Costa Rica 3,275 Steady
4  Jamaica 3,177 Steady
5  Mexico 2,495 Steady
6  Panama 2,171 Steady
7  Haiti 2,141 Steady
8  Trinidad and Tobago 1,644 Steady
9  El Salvador 1,433 Increase 4
10  Cuba 1,334 Steady
11  Guyana 1,306 Increase 3
12  Dominican Republic 1,286 Increase 3
13  Bermuda 1,222 Increase 3
14  Belize 1,075 Increase 13
15  Guatemala 998 Decrease 6
16  Suriname 960 Increase 4
17  Puerto Rico 948 Decrease 6
18  Nicaragua 877 Decrease 1
19  Antigua and Barbuda 830 Decrease 1
20  Curaçao 787 Increase 7
21  Honduras 731 Decrease 2
Rank Team Pts +/-
22  Aruba 723 Increase 8
23  Saint Kitts and Nevis 720 Decrease 11
24  Martinique 700 Decrease 2
25  Grenada 673 Increase 6
26  Barbados 617 Decrease 3
27  Dominica 553 Decrease 3
28  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 544 Decrease 7
29  Saint Lucia 501 Steady
30  U.S. Virgin Islands 476 Decrease 5
31  Cayman Islands 383 Decrease 3
32  Anguilla 363 Steady
33  Turks and Caicos Islands 271 Steady
34  Bahamas 152 Increase 2
35  Guadeloupe 129 Steady
36  British Virgin Islands 49 Decrease 2
37  Bonaire 0 Steady
38  French Guiana 0 Steady
39  Montserrat 0 Steady
40  Sint Maarten 0 Steady
41  Saint Martin 0 Steady

Last updated 6 December 2023

CONCACAF club rankings

On 16 May 2023, CONCACAF launched a club ranking index which will be used to seed teams in future club competitions.[38] A league ranking index was also launched the same day.

Beach soccer national teams

Corruption

See also: Caribbean Football Union corruption scandal and 2015 FIFA corruption case

At the CONCACAF Congress in May 2012 in Budapest, Hungary, legal counsel John P. Collins informed the members of CONCACAF of several financial irregularities. Collins revealed that Jack Warner, the former CONCACAF President, had registered the $22 million 'Dr. João Havelange Centre of Excellence' development in Port-of-Spain under the name of two companies that Warner owned.[39] In addition, Warner had secured a mortgage against the asset in 2007 which the CONCACAF members were also unaware of; the mortgage was co-signed by Lisle Austin, a former vice-president of CONCACAF.[39] The loan defaulted.

Collins also revealed that CONCACAF, despite most of its income coming from the United States, had not paid any tax to the Internal Revenue Service since at least 2007 and had never filed a return in the United States.[40] Although CONCACAF is a registered non-profit organization in the Bahamas and headquartered in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, they have an administration office in New York, and BDO and CONCACAF invited the IRS to investigate potential liabilities. It is thought that CONCACAF may have to pay up to $2 million plus penalties.[citation needed]

Chuck Blazer stated that a full financial audit into CONCACAF by New-York based consultancy BDO was delayed due to the actions of Jack Warner and his personal accountant, and the accounts could not be "signed off" as a consequence.[40]

In addition, Blazer is to sue CONCACAF for unpaid commission of sponsorship and marketing deals which he had made in 2010 during his time as general secretary.[39] Blazer received a 10% commission on any deal that he made on behalf of CONCACAF.[41]

The Bermuda FA asked members of CONCACAF to lobby FIFA to remove Blazer from his position on the FIFA Executive Committee. Blazer suggested that it was less to do with financial irregularities and more for his role in the removal of Jack Warner in the Caribbean Football Union corruption scandal: "I spent 21 years building the confederation and its competitions and its revenues and I'm the one responsible for its good levels of income . . . I think this is a reflection of those who were angry at me having caused the action against Warner. This is also a reaction by people who have their own agenda."[41]

Jack Warner presided over CONCACAF for 21 years. Warner was one of the most controversial figures in world football. Warner was suspended as president on 30 May 2011 due to his temporary suspension from football-related activity by FIFA following corruption allegations.[7] A power struggle developed at CONCACAF following the allegations against Warner. The allegations against Warner were reported to the FIFA Ethics Committee by Chuck Blazer, the secretary general of CONCACAF. The acting president of CONCACAF, Lisle Austin, sent Blazer a letter saying he was "terminated as general secretary with immediate effect".[42] Austin described Blazer's actions as "inexcusable and a gross misconduct of duty and judgement" and said the American was no longer fit to hold the post.[43] The executive committee of CONCACAF later issued a statement saying that Austin did not have the authority to fire Blazer, and the decision was unauthorized.[42] On 20 June 2011, Jack Warner resigned from the presidency of CONCACAF, all posts with FIFA, and removed himself from all participation in football, in the wake of the corruption investigation resulting from 10 May 2011 meeting of the Caribbean Football Union.[9] The vice-president of CONCACAF, Alfredo Hawit, acted as president until May 2012.[10]

Indicted CONCACAF individuals

Several CONCACAF officials have been indicted.[44][45]

Name Nationality FIFA position CONCACAF position Regional or national position Status Ref.
Chuck Blazer  United States Former general secretary Guilty plea [44][45]
Alfredo Hawit  Honduras Vice-president President Arrested [46]
Eduardo Li  Costa Rica member-elect of executive committee member of executive committee President of the
Costa Rican Football Federation
Arrested [44][45]
Costas Takkas  Cayman Islands Attaché to the president Former general secretary of the
Cayman Islands Football Association
Arrested [44][45]
Daryan Warner  Trinidad and Tobago 
 Grenada
Son of Jack Warner Guilty plea [44][45]
Daryll Warner  Trinidad and Tobago 
 United States
former development officer Son of Jack Warner Guilty plea [44][45]
Jack Warner  Trinidad and Tobago Former vice president former president former Minister of National Security Bailed [47]
Jeffrey Webb  Cayman Islands Vice President President President of the
Cayman Islands Football Association
Bailed [44][45]

Hall of fame

Source:[48]

  1. ^ a b c Inducted in 2015
  2. ^ a b c d Inducted in 2013

Team of the Century

The CONCACAF Team of the Century was announced as part of the festivities associated with the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.[49]

  1. GK — Antonio Carbajal (Mexico)
  2. DF — Marcelo Balboa (United States)
  3. DF — Gilberto Yearwood (Honduras)
  4. DF — Bruce Wilson (Canada)
  5. DF — Gustavo Peña (Mexico)
  6. MF — Ramón Ramírez (Mexico)
  7. MF — Mágico González (El Salvador)
  8. MF — Tab Ramos (United States)
  9. FW — Julio César Dely Valdés (Panama)
  10. FW — Hugo Sánchez (Mexico)
  11. FW — Hernán Medford (Costa Rica)

President's award

2013
2015

Major tournament records

Legend

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

FIFA World Cup

Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA World Cup

See also: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF) and North, Central American and Caribbean nations at the FIFA World Cup

Only eleven CONCACAF members have ever reached the FIFA World Cup since its inception in 1930, six of them accomplishing the feat only once. No team from the region has ever reached the final at the World Cup, but the United States reached the semi-finals in the inaugural edition, for which they were awarded third place. CONCACAF members have reached the quarter-finals five times: Cuba in 1938, Mexico as hosts in 1970 and 1986, the United States in 2002, and most recently, Costa Rica in 2014. Jamaica is the smallest country to ever win a World Cup match, by virtue of their 2–1 victory over Japan in 1998.

The following table shows the CONCACAF representatives at each edition of the World Cup, sorted by number of appearances:

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
Japan
South Korea
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
2014
Brazil
(32)
2018
Russia
(32)
2022