Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football
AbbreviationCONCACAF
Predecessor
Formation18 September 1961; 60 years ago (1961-09-18)
Founded atMexico City, Mexico
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersMiami, Florida, U.S.
Coordinates25°46′23″N 80°08′17″W / 25.773°N 80.138°W / 25.773; -80.138Coordinates: 25°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
Rodolfo Villalobos
Sunil Gulati
Randolph Harris
Yon de Luisa
General Secretary
Philippe Moggio
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
  • NAFU (North America)
  • UNCAF (Central America)
  • CFU (Caribbean)
Websiteconcacaf.com

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football,[1][a] abbreviated as CONCACAF (/ˈkɒnkəkæf/ KON-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 due to 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. 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 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 United States has been very successful 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 Algarve Cup in 2016 and the Olympics in 2021.

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.[5] 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
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.[6] Chuck Blazer was the general secretary during the same period.[7]

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.[8] The vice-president of CONCACAF, Alfredo Hawit, acted as president until May 2012.[9]

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.[10]

Current leaders

Name[11][12] Nation Position
Victor Montagliani  Canada President
Rodolfo Villalobos  Costa Rica Vice president
Sunil Gulati  United States Vice president
Randolph Harris  Barbados Vice president
Yon de Luisa  Mexico Vice president
Philippe Moggio  France General secretary
Sonia Bien-Aime  Cayman Islands Member
Jorge Salomon  Honduras Member

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
North American Zone (NAFU) (3)
CAN  Canada (M, W) 1912 1913 1961 Yes
MEX  Mexico (M, W) 1922 1929 1961 Yes
USA  United States (M, W) 1913 1914 1961 Yes
Central American Zone (UNCAF) (7)
BLZ  Belize (M, W) 1980 1986 1986 Yes
CRC  Costa Rica (M, W) 1921 1927 1961 Yes
SLV  El Salvador (M, W) 1935 1938 1961 Yes
GUA  Guatemala (M, W) 1919 1946 1961 Yes
HON  Honduras (M, W) 1935 1946 1961 Yes
NCA  Nicaragua (M, W) 1931 1950 1961 Yes
PAN  Panama (M, W) 1937 1938 1961 Yes
Caribbean Zone (CFU) (31)
AIA  Anguilla (M, W) 1990 1996 1996 No
ATG  Antigua and Barbuda (M, W) 1928 1972 between 1961 and 1973 Yes
ARU  Aruba (M, W) 1932 1988 1986 Yes
BAH  Bahamas (M, W) 1967 1968 between 1961 and 1973 Yes
BRB  Barbados (M, W) 1910 1968 1967 Yes
BER  Bermuda (M, W) 1928 1962 1967 Yes
BOE  Bonaire[m 1] (M, W) 1960 2014 No
VGB  British Virgin Islands (M, W) 1974 1996 1996 Yes
CAY  Cayman Islands (M, W) 1966 1992 1990 Yes
CUB  Cuba (M, W) 1924 1929 1961 Yes
CUW  Curaçao (M, W) 1921 1932 1961 No
DMA  Dominica (M, W) 1970 1994 1994 Yes
DOM  Dominican Republic (M, W) 1953 1958 1964 Yes
GUF  French Guiana[m 1] (M, W) 1962 2013 No
GRN  Grenada (M, W) 1924 1978 1978 Yes
GLP  Guadeloupe[m 1] (M, W) 1958 2013 No
GUY  Guyana (M, W) 1902 1970 between 1969 and 1971 Yes
HAI  Haiti (M, W) 1904 1934 1961 Yes
JAM  Jamaica (M, W) 1910 1962 1963 Yes
MTQ  Martinique[m 1] (M, W) 1953 2013 No
MSR  Montserrat (M, W) 1994 1996 1996 No
PUR  Puerto Rico (M, W) 1940 1960 1964 Yes
SKN  Saint Kitts and Nevis (M, W) 1932 1992 1992 Yes
LCA  Saint Lucia (M, W) 1979 1988 1986 Yes
SMN  Saint Martin[m 1] (M, W) 1999 2013 No
VIN  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (M, W) 1979 1988 1986 Yes
SMA  Sint Maarten[m 1] (M, W) 1986 2013 No
SUR  Suriname (M, W) 1920 1929 1961 Yes
TRI  Trinidad and Tobago (M, W) 1908 1964 1964 Yes
TCA  Turks and Caicos Islands (M, W) 1996 1998 1996 No
VIR  U.S. Virgin Islands (M, W) 1992 1998 1987 Yes

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.

Pending members

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.

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".[24]

Competitions

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

CONCACAF active competitions

National teams:

Clubs:

CONCACAF Defunct competitions

National teams:

Clubs:

Main article: List of CONCACAF competitions

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.[25]

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 League

Main article: CONCACAF Champions League

The CONCACAF Champions League, originally known as the CONCACAF Champions' Cup, 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 League qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup. The knockout tournament spans February through April.[26]

Since 2018, 16 teams compete in each Champions League; at least 9 from North America, at least 1 from the Caribbean and the remaining 6 from varying CONCACAF countries. The North American teams from Major League Soccer and Liga MX qualify through their national leagues or other national tournaments, while the Caribbean team qualifies through the Caribbean Club Championship; the remaining six teams qualify through the CONCACAF League.

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.

CONCACAF League

Main article: CONCACAF League

Eighteen clubs from Central America, three from the Caribbean, and one from Canada compete in the 2017-established CONCACAF League. The top six teams of the competition are awarded a place in the following year's CONCACAF Champions League.

Current title holders

See also: Portal:Current events/Sports, 2022 in association football, 2022 in sports by month, 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 Dates
National teams
Gold Cup 2021 (Final)  United States 7th  Mexico 2023 (Final) Qualification:
TBD

Finals:
26 June – 16 July 2023
Nations League 2019–20 (Final)  United States 1st  Mexico 2022–23 (Final) League phase:
2 June 2022 – TBD March 2023

Nations League Finals:
TBD June 2023
Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020  Mexico 8th  Honduras 2023
U-20 Championship 2022  United States 3rd  Dominican Republic 2024
U-17 Championship 2019  Mexico 7th  United States 2023
U-15 Championship 2019  Mexico 1st  United States 2021
Futsal Championship 2021  Costa Rica 4th  United States 2024
Beach Soccer Championship 2021  El Salvador 2nd  United States 2023
National teams (women)
W Championship 2022 (Final)  United States 9th  Canada 2026 (Final) Qualification:
TBD


Finals:
TBD
W Gold Cup 2024 (Final) League stage:
TBD September – TBD November 2023

Play-offs:
TBD April 2024

Finals:
TBD June 2024
Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020  United States 5th  Canada 2024
U-20 Women's Championship 2022  United States 7th  Mexico 2024
U-17 Women's Championship 2022  United States 5th  Mexico 2024 Qualification:
TBD


Finals:
TBD
U-15 Girls' Championship 2022  United States 3rd  Canada 2024
Club teams
Champions League 2022 (Final) United States Seattle Sounders FC 1st Mexico UNAM 2023 (Final) TBD
CONCACAF League 2021 (Final) Guatemala Comunicaciones 1st Honduras Motagua 2022 (Final) TBD
U-13 Champions League 2019 United States Philadelphia Union 1st El Salvador ADFA Santa Ana TBD
Futsal Club Championship 2017 Costa Rica Grupo Line Futsal 1st United States Elite Futsal TBD
Club teams (women)
Champions League TBD

Titles by nation

Nation Men Women Futsal Beach Total
Gold League U20 U17 U15 Gold League U20 U17 U15 Men's Men's
 United States 7 1 3 3 9 7 5 3 2 2 42
 Mexico 11 13 8 1 1 1 4 39
 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
 Cuba 1 1
 Haiti 1 1
 Panama 1 1

CONMEBOL tournaments

The following CONMEBOL tournaments have had CONCACAF competitors:

National teams

Clubs

List of CONCACAF club competition winners

By club

Club América is the most titled club in the continent with a record of 7 CONCACAF Champions League titles, a 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
SL SuperLiga
UIC UNCAF Interclub Cup
CCC Caribbean Club Championship
CCS Caribbean Club Shield
CI Copa Interamericana
List of CONCACAF club competition winners
Club Country CCL CWC CL SL UIC CCC CCS CI Total
Club América  Mexico 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10
Saprissa  Costa Rica 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 8
Cruz Azul  Mexico 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Monterrey  Mexico 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Pachuca[b]  Mexico 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Alajuelense  Costa Rica 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 6
Olimpia  Honduras 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
Municipal  Guatemala 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5
UNAM  Mexico 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Comunicaciones  Guatemala 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
Atlante  Mexico 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Defence Force  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Guadalajara  Mexico 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Toluca  Mexico 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Transvaal  Suriname 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Necaxa  Mexico 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tigres UANL  Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Alianza  El Salvador 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Violette  Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
DC United  USA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Aurora  Guatemala 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Real España  Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Central  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Harbour View  Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Joe Public  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Portmore United  Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Puerto Rico Islanders  Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
W Connection  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Águila  El Salvador 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Atlético Español  Mexico 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cartaginés  Costa Rica 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
FAS  El Salvador 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
LA Galaxy  USA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Puebla  Mexico 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Racing  Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Seattle Sounders  USA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UdeG  Mexico 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Atlético Marte  El Salvador 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tecos  Mexico 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Herediano  Costa Rica 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Morelia  Mexico 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
New England Revolution  USA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Broncos  Honduras 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Motagua  Honduras 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Platense  El Salvador 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Puntarenas  Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Atlético Pantoja  Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Caledonia AIA  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Cavaly  Haiti 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Cibao  Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
San Juan Jabloteh  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
United Petrotrin  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Bayamón  Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Club Franciscain  Martinique 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Robinhood  Suriname 0 0 0 0 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 47 titles. Mexican clubs hold a record number of wins in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup/CONCACAF Champions League (37), the CONCACAF Cup Winners' Cup/CONCACAF Giants Cup (4), SuperLiga (3) and Copa Interamericana (3). In second place Costa Rican clubs have 18 titles and they have the most victories in the CONCACAF League (3) and the Copa Interclubes UNCAF (9). In third place overall, Guatemalan and Trinidadian clubs have secured 11 titles. Trinidadian clubs have the most victories in the Caribbean Club Championship (9).

Key
CL CONCACAF Champions' Cup / CONCACAF Champions League
CWC CONCACAF Cup Winners' Cup / CONCACAF Giants Cup
L CONCACAF League
SL SuperLiga
UIC UNCAF Interclub Cup
CCC Caribbean Club Championship
CCS Caribbean Club Shield
CI Copa Interamericana
List of CONCACAF club competition winners by country
Country CL CWC L SL UIC CCC CCS CI Total
 Mexico 37 4 0 3 0 0 0 3 47
 Costa Rica 6 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 18
 Guatemala 2 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 11
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 11
 Honduras 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 9
 El Salvador 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
 USA 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
 Haiti 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
 Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
 Suriname 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
 Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
 Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
 Martinique 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

By region

Key
CL CONCACAF Champions' Cup / CONCACAF Champions League
CWC CONCACAF Cup Winners' Cup / CONCACAF Giants Cup
L CONCACAF League
SL SuperLiga
UIC UNCAF Interclub Cup
CCC Caribbean Club Championship
CCS Caribbean Club Shield
CI Copa Interamericana
List of CONCACAF club competition winners by region
Federation (Region) CL CWC L SL UIC CCC CCS CI Total
NAFU (North America) 40 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 52
UNCAF (Central America) 13 1 5 0 25 0 0 0 43
CFU (Caribbean) 6 0 0 0 0 19 3 0 28

FIFA World Rankings

Overview

Historical leaders

Other rankings

Men's CONCACAF Ranking Index

The Ranking Index is calculated by CONCACAF.[29]

Rank Team Pts +/-
1  Mexico 1,984 Steady
2  United States 1,911 Steady
3  Costa Rica 1,801 Increase 1
4  Canada 1,777 Decrease 1
5  Panama 1,651 Steady
6  Jamaica 1,488 Steady
7  Haiti 1,461 Increase 1
8  Guatemala 1,394 Decrease 1
9  Honduras 1,387 Increase 1
10  El Salvador 1,380 Decrease 1
11  Curaçao 1,256 Increase 1
12  Martinique 1,249 Decrease 1
13  Trinidad and Tobago 1,233 Steady
14  Cuba 1,127 Steady
15  French Guiana 1,118 Increase 1
16  Suriname 1,072 Decrease 1
17  Nicaragua 1,050 Increase 1
18  Guadeloupe 1,031 Decrease 1
19  Guyana 965 Increase 2
20  Antigua and Barbuda 961 Steady
21  Bermuda 914 Decrease 2
Rank Team Pts +/-
22  Saint Kitts and Nevis 899 Steady
23  Dominican Republic 886 Steady
24  Grenada 845 Steady
25  Montserrat 780 Increase 2
26  Puerto Rico 762 Increase 2
27  Bonaire 762 Increase 2
28  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 757 Decrease 3
29  Belize 748 Decrease 3
30  Saint Lucia 742 Steady
31  Barbados 616 Steady
32  Dominica 590 Steady
33  Aruba 539 Steady
34  Bahamas 535 Steady
35  Cayman Islands 448 Steady
36  Saint Martin 390 Increase 1
37  Turks and Caicos Islands 380 Decrease 1
38  Sint Maarten 320 Steady
39  U.S. Virgin Islands 249 Steady
40  Anguilla 244 Steady
41  British Virgin Islands 179 Steady

Last updated 1 July 2022

Women's CONCACAF Ranking Index

The Ranking Index is calculated by CONCACAF.

Rank Team Pts +/-
1  United States 8,344 Steady
2  Canada 5,114 Steady
3  Jamaica 3,349 Steady
4  Mexico 3,166 Steady
5  Trinidad and Tobago 2,809 Steady
6  Costa Rica 2,699 Steady
7  Haiti 1,874 Steady
8  Panama 1,421 Steady
9  Cuba 1,305 Steady
10  Antigua and Barbuda 1,071 Steady
11  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,060 Steady
12  Puerto Rico 1,050 Steady
13  Bermuda 1,040 Steady
14  Dominican Republic 881 Steady
15  Guyana 771 Steady
16  Guatemala 769 Steady
17  Saint Lucia 707 Steady
18  Martinique 667 Steady
19  U.S. Virgin Islands 512 Steady
20  Suriname 449 Steady
21  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 444 Steady
Rank Team Pts +/-
22  El Salvador 412 Steady
23  Barbados 396 Steady
24  Dominica 351 Steady
25  Nicaragua 329 Steady
26  Aruba 302 Steady
27  Honduras 249 Steady
28  Cayman Islands 184 Steady
29  Grenada 167 Steady
30  Turks and Caicos Islands 130 Steady
31  Anguilla 103 Steady
32  Belize 74 Steady
33  Curaçao 63 Steady
34  Guadeloupe 55 Steady
35  Bahamas 14 Steady
36  Bonaire 0 Steady
37  British Virgin Islands 0 Steady
38  French Guiana 0 Steady
39  Montserrat 0 Steady
40  Sint Maarten 0 Steady
41  Saint Martin 0 Steady

As of 13 June 2021

Beach soccer national teams

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW). Top ten, last updated 13 March 2018

CCF BSWW Country Points
1 13  Mexico 981
2 18  El Salvador 740
3 22  Panama 637
4 29  United States 484
5 35  Bahamas 365
6 43  Costa Rica 287
7 53  Guadeloupe 194
8 56  Trinidad and Tobago 186
9 70  Jamaica 110
10 73  Antigua and Barbuda 81

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.[30] 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.[30] 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.[31] 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.[31]

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.[30] Blazer received a 10% commission on any deal that he made on behalf of CONCACAF.[32]

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."[32]

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.[6] 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".[33] 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.[34] 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.[33] 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.[8] The vice-president of CONCACAF, Alfredo Hawit, acted as president until May 2012.[9]

Indicted CONCACAF individuals

Several CONCACAF officials have been indicted.[35][36]

Name Nationality FIFA position CONCACAF position Regional or national position Status Ref.
Chuck Blazer  United States Former general secretary Guilty plea [35][36]
Alfredo Hawit  Honduras Vice-president President Arrested [37]
Eduardo Li  Costa Rica member-elect of executive committee member of executive committee President of the
Costa Rican Football Federation
Arrested [35][36]
Costas Takkas  Cayman Islands Attaché to the president Former general secretary of the
Cayman Islands Football Association
Arrested [35][36]
Daryan Warner  Trinidad and Tobago 
 Grenada
Son of Jack Warner Guilty plea [35][36]
Daryll Warner  Trinidad and Tobago 
 United States
former development officer Son of Jack Warner Guilty plea [35][36]
Jack Warner  Trinidad and Tobago Former vice president former president former Minister of National Security Bailed [38]
Jeffrey Webb  Cayman Islands Vice President President President of the
Cayman Islands Football Association
Bailed [35][36]

Hall of fame

Source:[39]

  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.[40]

  1. GK — Antonio Carbajal (Mexico)
  2. DF — Marcelo Balboa (USA)
  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 (USA)
  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 semifinals in the inaugural edition, for which they were awarded third place. CONCACAF members have reached the quarterfinals 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
Kingdom of Italy
(16)
1938
French Third Republic
(15)
1950
Fourth Brazilian Republic
(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
Qatar
(32)
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
(48)
Years inclusive
WC Qual.
 Mexico R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF R1 QF R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 Q Q 17 20
 United States 3rd R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 QF R1 R2 R2 Q Q 11 21
 Costa Rica R2 R1 R1 QF R1 Q 6 17
 Honduras R1 R1 R1 3 15
 Canada R1 Q Q 2 15
 El Salvador R1 R1 2 14
 Cuba QF 1 14
 Haiti R1 1 15
 Jamaica R1 1 12
 Trinidad and Tobago R1 1 15
 Panama R1 1 12
Total (11 teams) 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 TBD 46

FIFA World Cup hosting

CONCACAF nations have hosted the FIFA World Cup three times.

The 1970 FIFA World Cup took place in Mexico, the first World Cup tournament to be staged in North America, and the first held outside Europe and South America. Mexico was chosen as the host nation in 1964 by FIFA's congress ahead of the only other submitted bid from Argentina.[44] The tournament was won by Brazil. The victorious team led by Carlos Alberto, and featuring players such as Pelé, Gérson, Jairzinho, Rivelino, and Tostão, is often cited as the greatest-ever World Cup team.[45][46][47] They achieved a perfect record of wins in all six games in the finals.[48] Despite the issues of altitude and high temperature, the finals produced attacking football which created an average goals per game record not since bettered by any subsequent World Cup Finals.[49][50][51] The 1970 Finals attracted a new record television audience for the FIFA World Cup[52] and, for the first time, in color.[53][54]

In 1986, Mexico became the first country to host the FIFA World Cup twice when it stepped in to stage the 1986 FIFA World Cup after the original host selection, Colombia, suffered financial problems.[44] Colombia was originally chosen as hosts by FIFA in June 1974. However, the Colombian authorities eventually declared in November 1982 that they could not afford to host the World Cup because of economic concerns. Mexico was selected on 20 May 1983 as the replacement hosts, beating the bids of Canada and the United States, and thereby became the first nation to host two World Cups. This second World Cup in Mexico came 16 years after the first one in 1970.

The United States won the right to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup, defeating bids from Brazil and Morocco.[55] The vote was held in Zurich on 4 July 1988, and only took one round with the United States bid receiving a little over half of the votes by the Exco members.[55] FIFA hoped that by staging the world's most prestigious football tournament there, it would lead to a growth of interest in the sport; one condition FIFA imposed was the creation of a professional football league, Major League Soccer, starting in 1996. The U.S. staged a hugely successful tournament, with average attendance of nearly 69,000 breaking a record that surpassed the 1966 FIFA World Cup average attendance of 51,000 thanks to the large seating capacities the American stadiums provided for the spectators in comparison to the smaller venues of Europe and Latin America. To this day, the total attendance for the final tournament of nearly 3.6 million remains the highest in World Cup history, despite the expansion of the competition to 32 teams at the 1998 World Cup.[56][57]

Canada, Mexico, and the United States have won the bidding to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, competing against a Moroccan bid.[58]

FIFA Women's World Cup

Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Years inclusive
WC
Qual.
 United States 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st Q 9 9
 Canada GS GS 4th GS GS QF R16 Q 8 9
 Mexico GS GS GS 3 9
 Jamaica × × GS Q 2 9
 Costa Rica GS Q 2 9
Total (5 teams) 1 2 3 2 2 3 4 3 4 24

Olympic Games For Men

See also: Football at the Summer Olympics § Participating nations

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team 1900
France
(3)
1904
United States
(3)
1908
United Kingdom
(6)
1912
Sweden
(11)
1920
Belgium
(14)
1924
France
(22)
1928
Netherlands
(17)
1936
Germany
(16)
1948
United Kingdom
(18)
1952
Finland
(25)
1956
Australia
(11)
1960
Italy
(16)
1964
Japan
(14)
1968
Mexico
(16)
1972
West Germany
(16)
1976
Canada
(13)
1980
Soviet Union
(16)
1984
United States
(16)
1988
South Korea
(16)
1992
Spain
(16)
1996
United States
(16)
2000
Australia
(16)
2004
Greece
(16)
2008
China
(16)
2012
United Kingdom
(16)
2016
Brazil
(16)
2021
Japan
(16)
2024
France
(16)
Years
 Canada 1 13 6 3
 Costa Rica 16 13 8 3
 Cuba 11 7 2
 Dominican Republic Q 1
 El Salvador 15 1
 Guatemala 8 10 16 3
 Honduras 10 16 7 4 GS
(14th)
5
 Mexico =9 =11 11 4 7 9 10 7 =10 1 9 3rd 12
 Netherlands Antilles =14 Split into 2 n. 1
 United States 2[59] 3 12 =9 =9 =11 =17 =5 14 9 12 9 10 4 9 Q 15
Total (9 teams) 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 1 3 2 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 46

Olympic Games For Women

See also: Football at the Summer Olympics § Participating nations 2

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team 1996
United States
(8)
2000
Australia
(8)
2004
Greece
(10)
2008
China
(12)
2012
United Kingdom
(12)
2016
Brazil
(12)
2021
Japan
(12)
Years
 Canada 8 3 3 1 4
 Mexico 8 1
 United States 1 2 1 1 1 5 3 7
Total (3 teams) 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 12

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Main article: CONCACAF Gold Cup records and statistics

CONCACAF Gold Cup record
Team 1991
United States
(8)
1993
Mexico
United States
(8)
1996
United States
(9)
1998
United States
(10)
2000
United States
(12)
2002
United States
(12)
2003
Mexico
United States
(12)
2005
United States
(12)
2007
United States
(12)
2009
United States
(12)
2011
United States
(12)
2013
United States
(12)
2015
Canada
United States
(12)
2017
United States
(12)
2019
Costa Rica
Jamaica
United States
(16)
2021
United States
(16)
Years
North American Football Union Members
 Canada GS GS GS 1st 3rd GS GS SF QF GS GS GS QF QF SF 15
 Mexico 3rd 1st 1st 1st QF QF 1st QF 2nd 1st 1st SF 1st SF 1st 2nd 16
 United States 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd QF 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 1st 2nd 1st 16
Caribbean Football Union Members
 Bermuda GS 1
 Cuba GS GS QF GS GS GS QF QF GS 9
 Curaçao GS QF 2
 French Guiana GS 1
 Grenada GS GS GS 3
 Guadeloupe SF QF GS GS 4
 Guyana GS 1
 Haiti GS QF GS QF GS QF SF GS 8
 Jamaica GS 3rd 4th GS QF QF GS QF 2nd 2nd SF QF 12
 Martinique GS QF GS GS GS GS GS 7
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines GS 1
 Suriname GS 1
 Trinidad and Tobago GS GS GS SF GS GS GS QF QF GS GS 11
Central American Football Union Members
 Belize GS 1
 Costa Rica 4th 3rd GS QF 2nd SF QF QF SF QF QF QF SF QF QF 15
 El Salvador GS GS QF QF GS GS QF QF GS QF GS QF 12
 Guatemala GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS QF QF GS GS 11
 Honduras 2nd GS GS GS QF GS SF QF SF SF SF GS QF GS QF 15
 Nicaragua GS GS GS 3
 Panama GS 2nd QF QF SF 2nd 3rd QF QF GS 10
Guest Nations
 Brazil 2nd 3rd 2nd 3
 Colombia 2nd QF SF 3
 Ecuador GS 1
 Peru SF 1
 South Africa QF 1
 South Korea GS 4th 2
 Qatar SF 1

Copa América

See also: Copa América § Invitees

Mexico has finished runners up twice and 3rd place three times at the Copa América making El Tri the most successful non-CONMEBOL nation. The US national team have reached the semifinal stage in the South American tournament twice, followed by Honduras who have reached it once. Costa Rica has reached the quarter finals twice.

Team Ecuador
1993
Uruguay
1995
Bolivia
1997
Paraguay
1999
Colombia
2001
Peru
2004
Venezuela
2007
Argentina
2011
Chile
2015
United States
2016
Brazil
2019
Brazil
2021
Editions
 Costa Rica  –  – GS  – QF QF  – GS  – GS  –  – 5
 Haiti  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – GS  –  – 1
 Honduras  –  –  –  – 3rd  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 1
 Jamaica  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – GS GS  –  – 2
 Mexico 2nd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd QF 3rd GS GS QF  –  – 10
 Panama  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – GS  –  – 1
 United States GS 4th  –  –  –  – GS  –  – 4th  –  – 4

CONCACAF W Championship

See also: CONCACAF W Championship § Participating nations

CONCACAF W Championship record
Team 1991
Haiti
(8)
1993
United States
(4)
1994
Canada
(5)
1998
Canada
(8)
2000
United States
(8)
2002
Canada
United States
(8)
2006
United States
(6)
2010
Mexico
(8)
2014
United States
(8)
2018
United States
(8)
2022
Mexico
(8)
Years
 Canada 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 9
 Costa Rica GS 3rd GS 4th 4th 2nd GS 7
 Cuba GS 1
 Guatemala 4th GS GS GS 4
 Guyana GS 1
 Haiti 4th GS GS GS GS 5
 Jamaica GS 5th GS 4th GS 3rd 6
 Martinique GS GS GS 3
 Mexico GS 3rd 2nd GS 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd GS 9
 Panama GS GS 4th 3
 Puerto Rico GS 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 3rd 4th 4th GS GS GS GS GS 4th GS 10
 United States 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 9
Non-CONCACAF Invitees
 Brazil 2nd 1
 China 3rd 1
 New Zealand 2nd 1

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
2019
Poland
(24)
2023
Indonesia
(24)
Years
 Canada R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 QF R1 R1 8
 Costa Rica R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R1 4th R2 R2 9
 Cuba R1 1
 Dominican Republic Q 1
 El Salvador R1 1
 Guatemala R2 Q 2
 Honduras R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 Q 9
 Jamaica R1 1
 Mexico 2nd R1 R1 R1 QF × QF QF R2 QF R1 QF 3rd R2 R1 QF R1 16
 Panama R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2 6
 Trinidad and Tobago R1 R1 2
 United States R1 R1 R1 4th QF R2 R2 R2 QF R2 QF R1 R1 QF QF QF Q 17
Total (11 teams) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 73

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

See also: FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup § Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Team 2002
Canada
(12)
2004
Thailand
(12)
2006
Russia
(16)
2008
Chile
(16)
2010
Germany
(16)
2012
Japan
(16)
2014
Canada
(16)
2016
Papua New Guinea
(16)
2018
France
(16)
2022
Costa Rica
(16)
Years
 Canada 2nd QF GS GS GS QF GS GS 7
 Costa Rica GS GS GS 3
 Haiti GS 1
 Mexico GS GS GS QF QF GS QF GS QF 8
 United States 1st 3rd 4th 1st QF 1st QF 4th GS GS 9
Total (6 teams) 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 31

FIFA U-17 World Cup

Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA U-17 World Cup

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Team 1985
China
(16)
1987
Canada
(16)
1989
Scotland
(16)
1991
Italy
(16)
1993
Japan
(16)
1995
Ecuador
(16)
1997
Egypt
(16)
1999
New Zealand
(16)
2001
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2003
Finland
(16)
2005
Peru
(16)
2007
South Korea
(24)
2009
Nigeria
(24)
2011
Mexico
(24)
2013
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2015
Chile
(24)
2017
India
(24)
2019
Brazil
(24)
2023
Peru
(24)
Years
 Canada R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 7
 Costa Rica R1 R1 R1 QF QF QF R2 R1 QF R1 10
 Cuba R1 R1 2
 Haiti R1 R1 2
 Honduras R1 R1 QF R1 R2 5
 Jamaica R1 R1 2
 Mexico R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF QF 1st R2 1st 2nd 4th R2 2nd 14
 Panama R2 R1 2
 Trinidad and Tobago R1 R1 2
 United States R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 R1 4th R1 QF QF R2 R2 R2 R1 QF R1 17
Total (10 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 66

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

See also: FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup § Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Team 2008
New Zealand
(16)
2010
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2012
Azerbaijan
(16)
2014
Costa Rica
(16)
2016
Jordan
(16)
2018
Uruguay
(16)
2022
India
(16)
Years