Football at the Central American and Caribbean Games
Founded1930 (men's)
2010 (women's)
RegionCentral America
Caribbean
Number of teams8 (women's)
8 (men's)
Current champions Colombia (men's)
 Mexico (women's)
Most successful team(s) Mexico (men's) (6)
 Mexico (women's) (2)
Football at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

Association football is one of the sports played at the Central American and Caribbean Games, a quadrennial multi-sports event for countries in those regions. The Games can involve eligible national teams from two football confederations, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.

A men's tournament was first held in the second edition of the Games in 1930.[1]

The first women's event was held in 2010. In 2010, only a women's tournament was played, but both men's and women's events have been held in subsequent editions. The women's tournament is for senior national women's teams.

The following is a summary of the football championships at the Central American and Caribbean Games.

Tournament history

Source: [1]

Men's tournament

The men's tournament has changed several times regarding player eligibility.

In the first men's tournaments, full senior squads competed, but now the men's tournament is only for under-20 teams.

In full:

Men's medallists

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game Top scorer(s)
Gold Medalists Score Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists Score 4th place
1930
Details
Cuba
Havana

Cuba
No final played
Costa Rica

Honduras
No third place match played
El Salvador
Costa Rica Rafael Madrigal 11 goals
1935
Details
El Salvador
San Salvador

Mexico

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Cuba
Costa Rica Emmanuel Amador
Mexico Hilario López
10 goals
1938
Details
Panama
Panama City

Mexico

Costa Rica

Colombia

El Salvador
Costa Rica Hernán Bolaños 10 goals
1946
Details
Colombia
Barranquilla

Colombia

Panama

Curaçao

Costa Rica
Costa Rica Gonzalo Fernández
Curaçao and Dependencies Maximiliano Juliana
9 goals
1950
Details
Guatemala
Guatemala City

Curaçao

Guatemala

Honduras

El Salvador
Guatemala Mario Camposeco 5 goals
1954
Details
Mexico
Mexico City

El Salvador

Mexico

Colombia

Panama
Colombia Fernando Rengifo 4 goals
1959
Details
Venezuela
Caracas

Mexico

Netherlands Antilles

Venezuela

Panama
Netherlands Antilles Erno Jansen 8 goals
1962
Details
Jamaica
Kingston

Netherlands Antilles

Mexico

Venezuela

Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles Ruben Brandborg
Mexico Javier Fragoso
6 goals
1966
Details
Puerto Rico
San Juan

Mexico

Netherlands Antilles

Cuba

El Salvador
Netherlands Antilles Felix Angelico Perez 6 goals
1970
Details
Panama
Panama City

Cuba

Netherlands Antilles

Colombia

Venezuela
Cuba José Verdecia 9 goals
1974
Details
Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo

Cuba
1–1
Trinidad and Tobago

Bermuda
3–0
Mexico
Bermuda Ralph Bean 9 goals
1978
Details
Colombia
Medellín

Cuba
2–0
Venezuela

Bermuda
3–0
Mexico
Not known
1982
Details
Cuba
Havana

Venezuela
1–0
Mexico

Cuba
2–1
Bermuda
1986
Details
Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo

Cuba
1–1
Honduras

Mexico
2–1
Dominican Republic
1990
Details
Mexico
Mexico City

Mexico
3–0
Venezuela

Costa Rica
2–1
Cuba
1993
Details
Puerto Rico
Arroyo

Costa Rica
2–0
Mexico

Jamaica
3–1
Cuba
1998
Details
Venezuela
Maracaibo

Venezuela
3–1
Mexico

Costa Rica
6–1
Trinidad and Tobago
2002
Details
El Salvador
San Salvador

El Salvador
1–1
Mexico

Costa Rica
0–0
Haiti
Mexico Juan Carlos Cacho 3 goals
2006
Details
Colombia
Cartagena

Colombia
2–1
Venezuela

Costa Rica
1–0
Honduras
Costa Rica Kenny Cunningham
Colombia Juan Pablo Pino
5 goals
2010
Details
Puerto Rico
Mayagüez
Football tournament cancelled
2014
Details
Mexico
Veracruz

Mexico
4–1
Venezuela

Cuba
3–1
Honduras
Honduras Eddie Hernández 6 goals
2018
Details
Colombia
Barranquilla

Colombia
2–1
Venezuela

Honduras
3–0
Haiti
Colombia Julián Quiñones 4 goals

Women's tournament

The women's tournament is for senior national teams, and was established at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Women's medallists

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game Top scorer(s)
Gold Medalists Score Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists Score 4th place
2010[2]
Details
Puerto Rico
Mayagüez

Venezuela
[A]
Trinidad and Tobago

Guatemala
[A]
Haiti
Not known
2014[3]
Details
Mexico
Veracruz

Mexico
2–0
Colombia

Costa Rica
3–2
Venezuela
Mexico Charlyn Corral 5 goals
2018
Details
Colombia
Barranquilla

Mexico
3–1
Costa Rica

Venezuela
1–0
Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico Charlyn Corral
Mexico Katie Johnson
Mexico Mónica Ocampo
3 goals

Medal count

[1]

Men's

No. Team Gold Silver Bronze
1  Mexico 8 6 1
2  Cuba 5 0 3
4  Venezuela 3 5 3
3  Colombia 3 1 3
5  Netherlands Antilles 2 3 1
6  El Salvador 2 0 1
7  Costa Rica 1 4 5
11  Trinidad and Tobago 0 2 0
8  Honduras 0 1 3
10  Guatemala 0 1 1
9  Panama 0 1 0
12  Bermuda 0 0 2
13  Jamaica 0 0 1

All-time top goalscorers(until 1974)

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Rank Name Team Goals Tournament(s)
1 Costa Rica Hernán Bolaños Costa Rica 15 1930(5) and 1938(10)
2 Panama James Santiago Anderson Panama 12 1938(5) and 1946(7)
3 Costa Rica Rafael Madrigal Costa Rica 11 1930(11)
Guatemala Mario Camposeco Guatemala 1946(6) and 1950(5)
5 Costa Rica Emmanuel Amador Costa Rica 10 1935(10)
Mexico Hilario López Mexico 1935(10)
7 Costa Rica Gonzalo Fernández Costa Rica 9 1946(9)
Netherlands Antilles Maximiliano Juliana Curaçao 1946(9)
Cuba José Verdecia Cuba 1970(9)
Bermuda Ralph Bean Bermuda 1974(9)
11 Netherlands Antilles Erno Jansen Netherlands Antilles 8 1959(8)
12 El Salvador Miguel Cruz El Salvador 7 1935(6) and 1938(1)
Netherlands Antilles Felix Angelico Perez Netherlands Antilles 1962(1) and 1966(6)
Cuba Francisco Piedra Cuba 1974(7)

Hat-tricks(until 1974)

Since the first official tournament in 1930 until the edition in 1974, 40 hat-tricks have been scored in over 100 matches of the 11 editions of the tournament in-between that period. The first hat-trick was scored by Rafael Madrigal of Costa Rica, playing against Guatemala on 17 March 1930; and the last was by Martín Zúñiga of Mexico, playing against Jamaica on 22 November 2014. The record number of hat-tricks in a single Central American and Caribbean Games is ten, during the 1946 edition. The only player to have scored three hat-tricks is Costa Rica's Hernán Bolaños, one in the inaugural edition in 1930 and two in 1938, in which he was the top goal scorer with 10 goals. He is closely followed by Rafael Madrigal, Hilario López, Emmanuel Amador, Gonzalo Fernández, José Verdecia and Francisco Piedra with two hat-tricks each. The record for the most goals scored in a single Central American and Caribbean Game is 7, which has been achieved once: by Maximiliano Juliana when he scored 7 for Netherlands Antilles in a 14-0 win over Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico also holds the record for most hat-tricks conceded with 15, with the next closest being Honduras and Guatemala with 6. On the other hand, Costa Rica holds the record for most hat-tricks scored with 11, with the next closest being Cuba with 7.

List

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Far Eastern Championship Games hat-tricks
# Player G Time of goals For Result Against Tournament Date report
1. Daniel Bustillo 3 ?', ?', ?'  Honduras 5–4  Jamaica 1930 Central American and Caribbean Games 18 March 1930 Report
2. Mario López 3 7', 15', ?'  Cuba 7–0  Honduras 20 March 1930
3. Rafael Madrigal 4 10', 16'(pen.)), 43', 78'  Costa Rica 8–1  Guatemala 17 March 1930
4. Gustavo Marroquín 3 2', 10', 62'  El Salvador 8–2  Guatemala 19 March 1930
5. Mario Calvo 3 13', 35', 40' 8–2
6. Hernán Bolaños 3 ?', ?', ?'  Costa Rica 9–2  El Salvador 22 March 1930
7. Enrique Ferrer 3 46', 48', ?'  Cuba 5-0  Honduras 23 March 1930
8. Rafael Madrigal (2) 3 ?', ?', ?'  Costa Rica 8-0 4 April 1930
9. Hilario López 3 73', 80', 86'  Mexico 8–1  El Salvador 1935 Central American and Caribbean Games 27 March 1935 Report
10. Emmanuel Amador 3 4', 14', 51'  Costa Rica 6–1 30 March 1935
11. Hilario López (2) 3 8', 55', 80'  Mexico 8–2  Honduras 1 April 1935
12. Julio Lores 3 26', 42', 73'
13. Emmanuel Amador (2) 4 15', 25', ?', ?'  Costa Rica 6–0 3 April 1935
14. Hernán Bolaños (2) 3 5', 55', 83'  Costa Rica 7–0  El Salvador 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games 12 February 1938 Report
15. Hernán Bolaños (3) 5 14', 15', 23', 43', 59' 11–0  Panama 16 February 1938
16. Gonzalo Fernández 4 ?', ?', ?', ?'  Costa Rica 12–0  Puerto Rico 1946 Central American and Caribbean Games 10 December 1946 Report
17. José Manuel Retana 3 ?', ?', ?'
18. Jesús María Araya 3 ?', ?', ?'
19. James Santiago Anderson 3 ?', ?', ?'  Panama 12–1 13 December 1946
20. Carlos Martinez 3 ?', ?', ?'
21. Octavio Carrillo 3 3', 44', 80'  Colombia 12–1  Guatemala 15 December 1946
22. Maximiliano Juliana 7 ?', ?', ?', ?', ?', ?', ?'  Netherlands Antilles 14–0  Puerto Rico
23. Gonzalo Fernández (2) 3 ?', ?', ?'  Costa Rica 6–0  Guatemala 16 December 1946
24. Andrés Sucre 3 10', 25', 28'  Venezuela 3–2 18 December 1946
25. Víctor García 3 37', 60', 68' 6–0  Puerto Rico 20 December 1946
26. Carlos Calderón de la Barca 3 11', 64', 66'  Mexico 4–0  Panama 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games 10 March 1954 Report
27. Erno Jansen 5 8', 48', 53', 65', 84'  Netherlands Antilles 15–0  Puerto Rico 1959 Central American and Caribbean Games 7 January 1959 Report
28. Wilhelm Canword 3 29', 56', 88'
29. José Ángel Vidal 3 53', 66', 79'  Venezuela 7–0 16 January 1959
30. José Luis Estrada 3 50', 64', 82'(pen.))  Mexico 8–0 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games 15 August 1962 Report
31. Ruben Brandborg 3 25', 30', 80'  Netherlands Antilles 4–0 17 August 1962
32. Javier Fragoso 3 ?', ?', ?'  Mexico 6–0  Cuba
33. Peter Chavannes 3 8', 13', ?'  Jamaica 6–1 24 August 1962
34. José Verdecia 3 38', 82', 87'  Cuba 4–3  Panama 1970 Central American and Caribbean Games 4 March 1970 Report
35. José Verdecia (2) 3 10', 44', 87' 4–0  Nicaragua 7 March 1970
36. Francisco Piedra 3 5', 48', 63' 8–0  Puerto Rico 1974 Central American and Caribbean Games 4 March 1970 Report
37. Andrés Roldán 3 18', 29', 69'
38. Francisco Piedra (2) 3 40', 43', 70' 5–0  Nicaragua 8 March 1974
39. Noel Llewelyn 3 18', 40', 69'  Trinidad and Tobago 4–0  Puerto Rico
40. Ralph Bean 3 17', 65', 88'  Bermuda 3–0  Bahamas

Footnotes

A. ^ Final stage was a round-robin group.
B. ^ The Colombian football team were awarded bronze medals in spite of having been thrown out of the tournament.[when?][year missing][specify]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Central American and Caribbean Games". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Central American and Caribbean Games 2010 (Women) (Puerto Rico)". www.rsssf.com.
  3. ^ "She Kicks - News Section: Mexico Win Gold Medal". Archived from the original on 2014-12-05. Retrieved 2014-11-28.