1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

The 1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 16th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean), the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It determined that year's club champion of association football in the CONCACAF region and was played from 20 May 1980 till 12 February 1981.

1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Dates20 May 1980 – 12 February 1981
ChampionsMexico UNAM
Runners-upHonduras Pumas UNAH
1979
1981

The teams were split into 3 zones (North American, Central American and Caribbean), each one qualifying the winner to the final tournament, that was played in Tegucigalpa, Honduras under a group system. All the qualifying matches in the tournament were played under the home/away match system.

UNAM from Mexico won the final round, becoming CONCACAF champion for the first time in their history.[1][2]

North American ZoneEdit

First RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pumas UNAM   3 - 0   Sacramento Gold 2 - 0 1 - 0
Brooklyn Dodgers   3 - 2   Hotels International F.C. 2 - 2 1 - 0
  • Cruz Azul on a bye to the second round.
  • Brooklyn Dodgers advance to the second round.
  • Pumas UNAM advance to the third round on a bye.

Second RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruz Azul   12 - 3   Brooklyn Dodgers 9 - 1 3 - 2
  • Cruz Azul advances to the third round.

Third RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pumas UNAM   4 - 1   Cruz Azul 1 - 0 3 - 1
  • Pumas UNAM advances to the CONCACAF - Triangular Final.

Central American ZoneEdit

First RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cobán Imperial   2 - 2
(draw)
  Pumas UNAH 2 - 1 0 - 1
Comunicaciones   5 - 2   Águila 2 - 0 3 - 2
Marathón   4 - 3   Herediano 3 - 0 1 - 3
  • Santiagueño on a bye to the second round.
  • Cobán Imperial wins series on draw.
  • Cobán Imperial, Comunicaciones, and Marathón advances to the second round.

Second RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santiagueño   w/o   Cobán Imperial
Comunicaciones   1 - 5   Marathón 1 - 1 0 - 4
  • Marathón wins series, but withdrew.
  • Cobán Imperial withdrew for financial reasons, Universidad advances
    to the third round due to the draw in the first round vs. Cobán Imperial.
  • Santiagueño advances to the third round.

Third RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pumas UNAH   5 - 3   Santiagueño 2 - 2 3 - 1
  • Pumas UNAH advances to the CONCACAF - Triangular Final.

Caribbean ZoneEdit

First RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
SUBT   2 - 5   Robinhood 2 - 1 0 - 4
Transvaal   4 - 2   Police 3 - 1 1 - 1
  • Jong Colombia and Defence Force reportedly entered the tournament; it is unknown whether they played any matches.
  • Robinhood and Transvaal advance to the second round.

Second RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Jong Colombia   0 - 5   Transvaal 0 - 1 0 - 4
Robinhood  
  • ***
  Defence Force
  • Results unknown, Robin Hood apparently eliminated Defence Force on this round.***
  • Transvaal and Robinhood advance to the third round.

Third RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Robinhood  
  • ***
  Transvaal
  • Results unknown, Robin Hood wins and advances to the CONCACAF - Triangular Final.***

CONCACAF – Triangular FinalEdit

Played in Tegucigalpa from 8–12 February 1981.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Pumas UNAM 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4 1980 Champions
2   Pumas UNAH 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
3   Robinhood 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pumas UNAM   3 – 0   Robinhood
Pumas UNAH   1 – 1   Robinhood
Pumas UNAH   0 – 2   Pumas UNAM

ChampionEdit

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
1980 Champions
 
Pumas UNAM
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Copa de Campeones 1980 on the RSSSF
  2. ^ La generación Puma by Carlos Calderón on Medio Tiempo, 8 Feb 2009