1947 NAFC Championship
|Dates||13 – 20 July|
|Teams||3 (from 1 confederation)|
|Champions||Mexico (1st title)|
|Third place||United States|
|Goals scored||16 (5.33 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Adalberto López (4)|
The North American Football Confederation (NAFC) Championship (also known as the North American Nations Cup) was the association football (soccer) championship for the North American Football Confederation.
The first tournament came soon after the founding of the NAFC. Cuba hosted the tournament which included the host national team, Mexico and the United States. Rather than forming a team for the competition, the United States Football Soccer Federation chose to send Ponta Delgada S.C., an amateur team from Fall River, Massachusetts. Ponta Delgada had won both the National Challenge Cup and National Amateur Cup, but was unable to compete with Mexico and Cuba. Mexico easily handled both the U.S. and Cuba, defeating the first 5-0 and the second 3-1. Cuba took second place with a 5-2 victory over the U.S.
The NAFC held this competition in 1947, 1949; the North American zone (CONCACAF era) continued the tournament in 1990 and 1991. While Canada was a founding member of the NAFC, it did not participate in the first two championships.
|13 July 1947
||Mexico||5-0||United States||Estadío Tropical
Referee: José Tapia (Cuba)
|Adalberto López 3’
Adalberto López 35’
Angel Segura 53’
Rodrigo Ruíz 78’
Adalberto López 85’
Mexico: Raúl Landeros, Alberto Medina, Sergio Bravo, Alfonso Montemayor (captain); Rodrígo Ruíz, Salvador Arizmendi, Antonio Flores, Julián Durán, Adalberto López, Angel Segura, Carlos Septién
|17 July 1947
Referee: Sam Galin (USA)
|Pico 42’||(Report)||Carlos Septién 30'
Angel Segura 53'
Adalberto López 83'
Mexico: Raúl Landeros, Alberto Medina, Sergio Bravo, Alfonso Montemayor (captain), Rodrígo Ruíz, Salvador Arizmendi, Javier de la Torre, Max Prieto, Adalberto López, Angel Segura, Carlos Septién
Cuba: Ayra, Barquín, Enrique, Ovide, Minsal, Alvarez; Roure, Pico, Villalón, Brioso, Blexadero
|20 July 1947
||Cuba||5-2||United States||Estadío Tropical