CONCACAF Championship
Organizing bodyCONCACAF
Founded18 September 1961[1]
Abolished1989; 33 years ago (1989)
RegionNorth America, Central America and Caribbean
Number of teams5 (1989)
Related competitionsCONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa Libertadores
Last champion(s) Costa Rica (1989)
Most successful team(s) Costa Rica
 Mexico
(3 titles each)

The CONCACAF Championship was an association football tournament that took place between 1963 and 1989. The competition is sometimes referred to as CONCACAF Campeonato de Naciones.

The first Championship took place in 1963 and was CONCACAF's first organized tournament for national teams. The competition retained its tournament format and was played on a biennial basis for a decade.

In 1973 the tournament became the qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup and was played on a quadrennial basis. The CONCACAF trophy was given to the team that ranked highest in the qualifying group. In 1985 and 1989, there was no host nation for the competition.

The competition was discontinued in 1991 in favor of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Tournament results

Ed. Year Host country Champion Runner-up Third place Fourth place Num.
teams
1 1963  El Salvador  Costa Rica  El Salvador  Netherlands Antilles  Honduras
9
2 1965  Guatemala  Mexico  Guatemala  Costa Rica  El Salvador
6
3 1967  Honduras  Guatemala  Mexico  Honduras  Trinidad and Tobago
6
4 1969  Costa Rica  Costa Rica  Guatemala  Netherlands Antilles  Mexico
6
5 1971  Trinidad and Tobago  Mexico  Haiti  Costa Rica  Cuba
6
6 1973  Haiti  Haiti  Trinidad and Tobago  Mexico  Honduras
6
7 1977  Mexico  Mexico  Haiti  El Salvador  Canada
6
8 1981  Honduras  Honduras  El Salvador  Mexico  Canada
6
9 1985 (Various) [note 1]  Canada  Honduras  Costa Rica  El Salvador
9
10 1989 (Various) [note 1]  Costa Rica  United States  Trinidad and Tobago  Guatemala
5
Notes
  1. ^ a b No fixed venue

Overall team records

In this ranking 2 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, then by goals scored.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Mexico 8 38 22 10 6 78 24 +54 54
2  Costa Rica 6 37 20 11 6 64 27 +37 51
3  Guatemala 8 39 15 12 12 58 40 +18 42
4  Honduras 6 35 12 12 11 42 41 +1 36
5  El Salvador 6 32 11 10 11 43 40 +3 32
6  Trinidad and Tobago 6 32 10 7 15 36 50 -14 27
7  Haiti 7 34 10 7 17 33 51 -18 27
8  Canada 3 18 8 7 3 24 18 +6 23
9  United States 2 12 6 4 2 10 6 +4 16
10  Netherlands Antilles 4 21 5 5 11 27 55 -28 15
11  Cuba 2 10 2 4 4 9 15 -6 8
12  Panama 1 4 1 2 1 8 4 +4 4
13  Suriname 2 9 0 1 8 8 26 -18 1
14  Nicaragua 2 9 0 1 8 5 27 -22 1
15  Jamaica 2 8 0 1 7 4 26 -22 1

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Mexico3126
2 Costa Rica3036
3 Guatemala1203
 Haiti1203
5 Honduras1113
6 Canada1001
7 El Salvador0213
8 Trinidad and Tobago0112
9 United States0101
10 Netherlands Antilles0022
Totals (10 entries)10101030

Comprehensive team results by tournament

Legend

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament are shown (in parentheses).

Team (15) 1963El Salvador
(9)
1965Guatemala
(6)
1967Honduras
(6)
1969Costa Rica
(6)
1971Trinidad and Tobago
(6)
1973Haiti
(6)
1977Mexico
(6)
1981Honduras
(6)
1985
(9)
1989
(5)
Times
entered
Times
qualified
 Canada × × × × × 4th 4th 1st 5 3
 Costa Rica 1st 3rd × 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 9 6
 Cuba × × × 4th × GS × 5 2
 El Salvador 2nd 4th × × × 3rd 2nd 4th GS 7 6
 Guatemala GS 2nd 1st 2nd GS GS GS 4th 10 8
 Haiti GS GS •× 2nd 1st 2nd GS GS × 9 7
 Honduras 4th 3rd GS 4th 1st 2nd 10 6
 Jamaica GS × GS × × × × 5 2
 Mexico GS 1st 2nd 4th 1st 3rd 1st 3rd × × 8 8
 Netherlands Antilles 3rd GS 3rd × GS 8 4
 Nicaragua GS GS × × × × × 5 2
 Panama GS × × × 7 1
 Suriname × × × × × GS GS × 4 2
 Trinidad and Tobago × × 4th GS GS 2nd GS 3rd 8 6
 United States × × × × GS 2nd 6 2
Team (15) 1963El Salvador
(9)
1965Guatemala
(6)
1967Honduras
(6)
1969Costa Rica
(6)
1971Trinidad and Tobago
(6)
1973Haiti
(6)
1977Mexico
(6)
1981Honduras
(6)
1985
(9)
1989
(5)
Times
entered
Times
qualified

Debut of teams

A total of 15 teams participated in the championship:

Year Debuting teams Successor teams
Teams No. CT
1963  Costa Rica,  El Salvador,  Guatemala,  Honduras,  Jamaica,  Mexico,  Nicaragua,  Netherlands Antilles,  Panama 9 9
1965  Haiti 1 10
1967  Trinidad and Tobago 1 11
1969 None 0 11
1971  Cuba 1 12
1973 None 0 12
1977  Canada,  Suriname 2 14
1981 None 0 14
1985  United States 1 15
1989 None 0 15

Top goalscorers

Octavio Muciño of Mexico is one of the two players to score four goals in CONCACAF Championship (1973)
Octavio Muciño of Mexico is one of the two players to score four goals in CONCACAF Championship (1973)
Year Player Goals
1963 El Salvador Eduardo "Volkswagen" Hernández 6
1965 Mexico Ernesto Cisneros 5
1967 Guatemala Manuel Recinos 4
1969 Costa Rica Victor Manuel Ruiz 4
1971 Mexico Roberto Rodríguez 4
1973 Trinidad and Tobago Steve David 7
1977 Mexico Víctor Rangel 6
1981 Mexico Hugo Sánchez 3
1985 Honduras Roberto Figueroa 5
1989 Guatemala Raúl Chacón
Guatemala Julio Rodas
Costa Rica Evaristo Coronado
Costa Rica Juan Arnoldo Cayasso
Costa Rica Leonidas Flores
Trinidad and Tobago Leonson Lewis
Trinidad and Tobago Kerry Jamerson
Trinidad and Tobago Philibert Jones
2

Hat-tricks

CONCACAF Championship hat-tricks
Sequence Player Time of goals For Result Against Tournament Round Date
1. Juan Gonzalez 17', 22', 72'  Costa Rica 4–1  El Salvador 1963 Final round 3 April 1963
2. Javier Fragoso 57', 71', 85'  Mexico 5–0  Netherlands Antilles 1965 Final tournament 1 April 1965
3. Raúl Arellano Gallo 36', 53', 85'  Mexico 4–0  Nicaragua 1967 Final tournament 6 March 1967
4. Víctor Ruiz ?', ?', ?'  Costa Rica 5–0  Trinidad and Tobago 1969 Final tournament 4 December 1969
5. Emmanuel Sanon ?', ?', ?',?'  Haiti 6–1  Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Final tournament 28 November 1971
6. Octavio Muciño 32', 45', 46', 82'  Mexico 8–0  Netherlands Antilles 1973 Final round 8 December 1973
7. Steve David 15', 51', 62'  Trinidad and Tobago 4–0  Netherlands Antilles 1973 Final round 17 December 1973
8. Hugo Sánchez 46', 70', 82'  Mexico 4–1  Haiti 1977 Final round 9 September 1977

Winning managers

Year Manager Nation Source
1963 Costa Rica Mario Cordero  Costa Rica [1]
1965 Mexico Ignacio Trelles  Mexico
1967 Uruguay Rubén Amorín  Guatemala
1969 Spain Eduardo Viso Abella  Costa Rica
1971 Mexico Javier de la Torre  Mexico
1973 Haiti Antoine Tassy  Haiti
1977 Mexico José Antonio Roca  Mexico
1981 Honduras José de la Paz Herrera  Honduras
1985 England Tony Waiters  Canada
1989 Costa Rica Marvin Rodríguez  Costa Rica

Host nations and venues

See also: CONCACAF Championship and Gold Cup venues

Time(s) Nation Year(s)
2 Honduras Honduras 1967, 1981
1  Costa Rica 1969
1  El Salvador 1963
1  Guatemala 1965
1  Mexico 1977
1  Trinidad and Tobago 1971

Results of host nations and defending champions

Year Host nation(s) Finish
1963  El Salvador Runners-up
1965  Guatemala Runners-up
1967  Honduras Third place
1969  Costa Rica Champions
1971  Trinidad and Tobago Fifth place
1973  Haiti Champions
1977  Mexico Champions
1981  Honduras Champions

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Castro, Rodrigo A. Calvo (6 April 2012). "Costa Rica wins 1963 NORCECA title". CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.