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The CONCACAF Champions League (also known as Concachampions) is an annual continental club football competition organized by CONCACAF for the top football clubs in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The winner of the CONCACAF Champions League automatically qualifies for the quarter-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup. The tournament is officially known as the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, since February 2015, due to sponsorship by Scotiabank.[1][2] The competition has been completed 52 times through the 2016–17 event, with 54 champions due to a three-way shared title in the 1978 competition.

CONCACAF Champions League
2019 CONCACAF Champions League.png
Founded1962; 57 years ago (1962)
(2018 in current format)
RegionNorth America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Number of teams16 (from 9 or 10 associations)
Qualifier forFIFA Club World Cup
Current championsMexico Guadalajara (2nd title)
Most successful club(s)Mexico América (7 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2019 CONCACAF Champions League

The tournament's current format uses a knockout format, though the tournament had a group stage prior to the 2018 tournament. Unlike its European and South American counterparts, the winners of the CONCACAF Champions League do not automatically qualify for the following season's competition.[3]

The competition was originally known as the CONCACAF Champions' Cup when it was first organized in 1962. The title has been won by 28 clubs, 17 of which have won the title more than once. Mexican clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories, with 34 titles in total. The second most successful league has been Costa Rica's Primera División with six titles in total. Mexican side Club América are the most successful club in the competition's history with seven titles, followed by fellow Mexican-side Cruz Azul with six titles. The most successful non-Mexican club is Saprissa of Costa Rica with three titles. The only four teams to successfully defend the trophy are all Mexican: América, Cruz Azul, Pachuca and Monterrey. The current champions of the competition are Guadalajara, who defeated Toronto FC in the 2018 finals.

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Competition formatEdit

The tournament currently employs a 16 team knockout format and is played between February and May. Fifteen teams qualify automatically based on domestic performance, along with the winners of the CONCACAF League, played at the end of the previous calendar year.

Each round of competition consists of a two-leg home-and-away series with the winner determined by aggregate goals over both legs. If aggregate goals are equal, the away goals rule is applied. If away goals are also equal, the game is decided by an immediate penalty shoot-out; there are no overtime periods.[4]

Prior to 2018, the tournament had two parts — a group stage held from August to October, and a knockout phase held from March to May of the following year. The group stage consisted of 24 teams playing in eight groups of three teams each, with each team playing the other two teams in its group twice. United States and Mexican sides could not be drawn into the same group. The winners of each of the eight groups advanced to the quarterfinals. Each phase of the knockout rounds (quarterfinals, semifinals, finals) consisted of a two-leg home-and-away series with the winner determined by aggregate goal differential.[5] Seeding in the knockout phase was determined by performance during the group stage.

Prior to the 2012–13 season, the competition had involved four groups of four, with one Mexican team and one U.S. team in each group. A preliminary round was used to reduce the number of teams from 24 to 16.

HistoryEdit

 
Champions' Cup trophy won by CD Olimpia in 1972

The competition was initially created as a possible measure to enter the South American Copa Libertadores, a competition organized by CONMEBOL. Prior to 2008, the tournament was officially called the "CONCACAF Champions' Cup", but was usually referred to simply as the "Champions' Cup". The competition has had several different formats over its lifetime. From 1962 until 1995, the finalists, or clubs participating in a final round, would be decided by clubs who qualify via two separate brackets: a Caribbean Island qualifier and a Northern/Central American qualification competition. Initially, only the champions of the North American leagues participated. In 1971, the runners-up of a few North American leagues began to join and the tournament began to be expanded, incorporating round-robin group phases and more teams. After the creation of the United States' Major League Soccer, the competition became a straight knockout competition from 1997 until it was revamped into a tournament with a group stage in 2008.

Champions' Cup Era (1962–2008)Edit

The competition's former format, a knockout tournament called the Champions' Cup, was played under a variety of formats. The last format, used from 2004 to 2008, had eight teams competing – four from the North American zone (two from Mexico, two from the United States), three from the Central American zone, and one from the Caribbean zone. Since 2005, the champion of the competition also gained entry into the FIFA Club World Cup, giving clubs an added incentive for a strong participation and greater interest from fans. Also, the Champions' Cup Runner-up would be one of the three CONCACAF invitees to the Copa Sudamericana.

Champions League Era (2008–2017)Edit

The CONCACAF Executive Committee at their 2006 November meeting decided to "act upon" a proposal—first delineated in 2003 by then Head of Special Projects Mel Brennan—at their next meeting by the CONCACAF Secretariat to develop the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup into a larger "Champions League" style event. The CONCACAF Executive Committee reported on 14 November 2007 some of the details.[6]

The previous Champions' Cup format was used as planned in March and April 2008. Then, a newly expanded Champions League tournament was conducted starting in August 2008 and concluding in May 2009. The initial setup involved 24 teams and featured a Preliminary Round contested by 16 teams to reduce the field to 16 teams, which were separated into four groups of four teams.[6][7] After the Group Stage, the Championship Round are held from the Quarterfinal Round onward.

Since 2012, the 24 teams have been divided into eight groups of three teams. The first placed teams qualify for the quarter finals. The quarter finals, semi finals and final are played over two legs.

Tournament restructuring (2018–present)Edit

In December 2016, Manuel Quintanilla, president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation, spoke of a possible new format for the competition,[8] a statement that was later corroborated by Garth Lagerwey, the general manager of Seattle Sounders FC.[9] On 23 January 2017, CONCACAF confirmed the new format beginning with the 2018 edition, eliminating the group stage which had been employed since the re-branding of the competition to the CONCACAF Champions League in 2008.[10]

Under the new CONCACAF competition platform, 31 club teams will compete in CONCACAF competitions. Sixteen teams compete in a new tournament played from August to December, called the CONCACAF League. The CONCACAF League features 13 teams from Central America and 3 teams from the Caribbean. The champion advances to the CONCACAF Champions League, played between February and May of the next calendar year, joining 9 teams from North America, 5 teams from Central America, and 1 team from the Caribbean.[10]

QualificationEdit

A total of 16 teams participate in the CONCACAF Champions League: nine from the North American Zone (from three associations), at least five from the Central American Zone (the champions of Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, and El Salvador), and at least one team from the Caribbean Zone (the champions of the CFU Club Championship).[11] The remaining berth goes to the winners of the CONCACAF League, played between 13 teams from the Central American Zone and 3 from the Caribbean Zone.

Clubs may be disqualified and replaced by a club from another association if the club does not have an available stadium that meets CONCACAF regulations for safety. If a club's own stadium fails to meet the set standards then it may find a suitable replacement stadium within its own country. However, if it is still determined that the club cannot provide the adequate facilities then it runs the risk of being replaced.

North American ZoneEdit

Nine teams from the North American Football Union qualify to the Champions League. Mexico and the United States are each allocated four berths, the most of any of CONCACAF's member associations, while Canada is granted one berth in the tournament.

For Mexico, the winners and runners-up of the Liga MX Apertura and Clausura tournaments earn berths in Pot 3 of the tournament's group stage.

For the United States, three berths are allocated through the Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season and playoffs (the MLS Cup winner, the Supporters' Shield winner, and the other regular season conference winner); the fourth berth is allocated to the winner of its domestic cup competition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. If a Canada-based team occupies any MLS-allocated berth, or any U.S-based team qualifies for the Champions League by more than one method, the Champions League place is allocated to the U.S.-based team with the best MLS regular season record which has failed to otherwise qualify.

For the United States, for the 2019 Champions League, the participants are the 2017 US Open Cup champion, the 2018 US Open Cup champion, the 2018 MLS Cup Champion, and the US MLS team with the best aggregate record combined for the 2017 and 2018 MLS regular seasons. [12]

Since Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the Canadian Championship was moved from April–May to April–August (with no matches occurring between May and August), overlapping with the start of the Champions League. Therefore, for the 2015–16 tournament only, the lone Canadian berth into the tournament, in Pot 1, was given to the best Canadian team in the MLS regular season. The setup will be reverted for the 2016–17 tournament, where once again the Voyageurs Cup competed for in the Canadian Championship, earns the lone Canadian berth into the tournament (starting from the 2015 Canadian Championship, the winner earns the berth in the next calendar year instead of the same calendar year as in previous tournaments).

Central American ZoneEdit

Five teams from the Central American Football Union qualify to the Champions League: one berth for each of Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador.

If one or more clubs is precluded, it is supplanted by a club from another Central American association. The reallocation is based on results from previous Champions League tournaments.

Caribbean ZoneEdit

One team from the Caribbean Football Union qualifies directly to the Champions League. This berth goes to the winners of the CFU Club Championship.

If the Caribbean qualifier is precluded, they are supplanted by the runners-up of the CFU Club Championship.

CONCACAF LeagueEdit

The final berth goes to the winners of the CONCACAF League. Twenty two teams participate in this tournament, 18 from the Central American Zone (three berths each from Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, and El Salvador; two from Nicaragua; and one from Belize), 3 from the Caribbean Zone (the runners-up, third place, and fourth-place playoff winner from the CFU Club Championship), and 1 from Canada (the Canadian Premier League representative).

Stadium standardsEdit

If a club fails to meet the standards for its home stadium, the club must find a suitable stadium in its own country, and if the club fails to provide the adequate facilities, it runs the risk of being replaced by another team.[13] Real Esteli of Nicaragua failed stadium requirements and was replaced by another team for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons.[14] Estadio Independencia in Nicaragua has since been renovated, including upgrades to stadium lighting, and Nicaraguan teams now participate.[15] The qualifying team from Belize has failed stadium requirements and has been replaced by another team in each season from 2009–10 through 2014–15.

If one or more of the five Central American clubs is precluded, it will be supplanted by a club from the best Central American league, based on results from the current Champions League. If the Caribbean qualifier is precluded, they are supplanted by the runners-up of the CFU Club Championship.

Attendance recordsEdit

During Champions League era:

Rank Date Hosts Visitors Venue Attendance
1 April 27, 2016   America   Tigres   Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico 80,000[16]
2 April 8, 2015   America   Herediano   Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 66,208[17]
3 April 29, 2015   Montréal Impact   America   Stade Olympique, Montreal 61,004[18]
4 April 22, 2015   America   Montreal Impact   Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 56,783[19]
5 February 23, 2009   Montreal Impact   Santos Laguna   Stade Olympique, Montreal 55,571[17]
6 March 7, 2012   Toronto   LA Galaxy   Rogers Centre, Toronto 47,658[20]
7 March 7, 2018   Seattle Sounders   Guadalajara   CenturyLink Field, Seattle 42,885
8 February 24, 2016   Seattle Sounders   America   CenturyLink Field, Seattle 42,836[20][21]
9 April 19, 2016   Tigres   America   Estadio Universitario (UANL), Monterrey, Nuevo Leon 41,000[22]
10 March 4, 2015   America   Saprissa   Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 40,688[20]

SponsorshipEdit

The CONCACAF Champions League has several corporate sponsors: Scotiabank (which has been a title sponsor of the Champions League since 2014–2015), Miller Lite, MoneyGram, Maxxis Tires, and Nike.[11][23] The sponsors' names appear on the boards around the perimeter of the field, and boards for pre-game and post-game interviews and press conferences.[11] Nike is also the official provider of game balls and referee uniforms.

BroadcastersEdit

Caribbean and American countriesEdit

Country/Region Broadcaser Summary Language
  Canada TSN Canadian team matches only.[24] English
Yahoo Sports All matches (exclude the Canadian team, for Canadian viewers)[25] English
  United States
Univision Deportes Selected matches Spanish
  Caribbean Flow Sports All matches English
Fox Sports All matches Spanish

Outside Caribbean and American countriesEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster Ref
International (selected markets only) OZ [26]
  Austria Sportdigital [27]
  Germany
   Switzerland
Sport Klub [28]

FinalsEdit

Champions League Era (2008–present)Edit

Season Champions Aggregate
Score
Runners-up Losing Semi-finalists
2008–09 Atlante   2–0   Cruz Azul   Puerto Rico Islanders
  Santos Laguna
0–0
Aggregate 2–0.
2009–10 Pachuca   1–2   Cruz Azul   Toluca
  UNAM
1–0
Aggregate 2–2, away goals 1–0.
2010–11 Monterrey   2–2   Real Salt Lake   Cruz Azul
  Saprissa
1–0
Aggregate 3–2.
2011–12 Monterrey   2–0   Santos Laguna   Toronto FC
  UNAM
1–2
Aggregate 3–2.
2012–13 Monterrey   0–0   Santos Laguna   Los Angeles Galaxy
  Seattle Sounders
4–2
Aggregate 4–2.
2013–14 Cruz Azul   0–0   Toluca   Alajuelense
  Tijuana
1–1
Aggregate 1–1,away goals 1–0.
2014–15 América   1–1   Montreal Impact   Alajuelense
  Herediano
4–2
Aggregate 5–3
2015–16 América   2–0   UANL   Querétaro
  Santos Laguna
2–1
Aggregate 4–1.
2016–17 Pachuca   1–1   UANL   FC Dallas
  Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1–0
Aggregate 2–1.
2018 Guadalajara   2–1   Toronto   América
  New York Red Bulls
1–2
Aggregate 3–3, penalty shoot-out 4–2.
2019 2019 CONCACAF Champions League is in progress

Records and statisticsEdit

Overall performances by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runners-up Winning Seasons Runner-up Seasons
1   América 7 0 1977, 1987, 1990, 1992, 2006, 2015, 2016
2   Cruz Azul 6 2 1969, 1970, 1971, 1996, 1997, 2014 2009, 2010
3   Pachuca 5 0 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017
4   Saprissa 3 2 1993, 1995, 2005 2004, 2008
5   UNAM 3 1 1980, 1982, 1989 2005
6   Monterrey 3 0 2011, 2012, 2013
7   Transvaal 2 3 1973, 1981 1974, 1975, 1986
  Toluca 2 3 1968, 2003 1998, 2006, 2014
  Alajuelense 2 3 1986, 2004 1971, 1992, 1999
10   Defence Force 2 2 1978, 1985 1987, 1988
  Olimpia 2 2 1972, 1988 1985, 2000
  Guadalajara 2 2 1962, 2018 1963, 2007
13   Atlante 2 1 1983, 2009 1994
14   Comunicaciones 1 2 1978 1962, 1969
15   Municipal 1 1 1974 1995
  Necaxa 1 1 1999 1996
  LA Galaxy 1 1 2000 1997
18   Racing Club Haïtien 1 0 1963
  Alianza 1 0 1967
  Atlético Español 1 0 1975
  Águila 1 0 1976
  Universidad de Guadalajara 1 0 1978
  Club Deportivo FAS 1 0 1979
  Violette AC 1 0 1984
  Puebla 1 0 1991
  Cartaginés 1 0 1994
  DC United 1 0 1998
28   Robinhood 0 5 1972, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983
29   Jong Colombia 0 2 1967, 1979
  Pinar del Río 0 2 1989, 1990
  Morelia 0 2 2002, 2003
  Santos Laguna 0 2 2012, 2013
  UANL 0 2 2016, 2017
34   Universidad 0 1 1980
  Atlético Marte 0 1 1981
  Police FC 0 1 1991
  León 0 1 1993
  Real Salt Lake 0 1 2011
  Montreal Impact 0 1 2015
  Toronto FC 0 1 2018
  • When sorted by years won or lost, the table is sorted by the year of each team's most recent win or loss.

Overall performances by countryEdit

Rank Country Titles Runners-up Winners Runners-up
1   Mexico 35 18 América (7)
Cruz Azul (6)
Pachuca (5)
Monterrey (3)
UNAM (3)
Atlante (2)
Guadalajara (2)
Toluca (2)
Español (1)
Necaxa (1)
Puebla (1)
Universidad de Guadalajara (1)
Toluca (3)
Cruz Azul (2)
Guadalajara (2)
Morelia (2)
Santos Laguna (2)
UANL (2)
Atlante (1)
León (1)
Necaxa (1)
UNAM (1)
2   Costa Rica 6 5 Saprissa (3)
Alajuelense (2)
Cartaginés (1)
Alajuelense (3)
Saprissa (2)
3   El Salvador 3 1 Águila (1)
Alianza (1)
FAS (1)
Atlético Marte (1)
4   Suriname 2 8 Transvaal (2) Robinhood (5)
Transvaal (3)
5   Guatemala 2 3 Comunicaciones (1)
Municipal (1)
Comunicaciones (2)
Municipal (1)
  Honduras 2 3 Olimpia (2) Olimpia (2)
Universidad (1)
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 3 Defence Force (2) Defence Force (2)
Police FC (1)
8   United States 2 2 D.C. United (1)
LA Galaxy (1)
LA Galaxy (1)
Real Salt Lake (1)
9   Haiti 2 0 Racing (1)
Violette (1)
10   Canada 0 2 Montreal Impact (1)
Toronto FC (1)
  Cuba 0 2 Pinar del Río (2)
  Curaçao 0 2 Jong Colombia (2)

Champions LeagueEdit

Performances by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runners-up Winning Seasons Runner-up Seasons
1   Monterrey 3 0 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
2   América 2 0 2014–15, 2015–16
  Pachuca 2 0 2009–10, 2016–17
4   Cruz Azul 1 2 2013–14 2008–09, 2009–10
5   Atlante 1 0 2008–09
  Guadalajara 1 0 2018
7   Santos Laguna 0 2 2011–12, 2012–13
  UANL 0 2 2015–16, 2016–17
9   Real Salt Lake 0 1 2010–11
  Toluca 0 1 2013–14
  Montreal Impact 0 1 2014–15
  Toronto FC 0 1 2018

Performances by countryEdit

Rank Country Titles Runners-up Losing
Semi-finalists
Champions Runners-up Losing
Semi-finalists
1   Mexico 11 8 10 Monterrey (2011, 2012, 2013), América (2015, 2016), Pachuca (2010, 2017), Atlante (2009), Cruz Azul (2014), Guadalajara (2018), TBD (2019) Cruz Azul (2009, 2010), Santos Laguna (2012, 2013), UANL (2016, 2017), Toluca (2014), TBD (2019) UNAM (2010, 2012), Santos Laguna (2009, 2016, 2019), Toluca (2010), Cruz Azul (2011), Tijuana (2014), Querétaro (2016), América (2018)
2   Canada 0 2 2 Montreal Impact (2015), Toronto FC (2018) Toronto FC (2012), Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2017)
3   United States 0 1 5 Real Salt Lake (2011) LA Galaxy (2013), Seattle Sounders FC (2013), FC Dallas (2017), New York Red Bulls (2018), Sporting Kansas City (2019)
4   Costa Rica 0 0 4 Alajuelense (2014, 2015), Saprissa (2011), Herediano (2015)
5   Puerto Rico 0 0 1 Puerto Rico Islanders (2009)

Best results by countryEdit

Rank Country Best Results Best Teams (Years)
1   Mexico Champions (x11) Monterrey (2011, 2012, 2013)
América (2015, 2016)
Pachuca (2010, 2017)
Atlante (2009)
Cruz Azul (2014)
Guadalajara (2018)

TBD (2019)

2   Canada Runners-up (x2) Montreal Impact (2015)
Toronto FC (2018)
3   United States Runners-up Real Salt Lake (2011)
4   Costa Rica Semi-finals (x4) Alajuelense (2014, 2015)
Saprissa (2011)
Herediano (2015)
5   Puerto Rico Semi-finals Puerto Rico Islanders (2009)
6   Panama Quarter-finals (x5) Árabe Unido (2010, 2014, 2017)
Tauro (2018)
Independiente (2019)
7   Honduras Quarter-finals (x4) Marathon (2009, 2010)
Olimpia (2011, 2015)
8   Guatemala Quarter-finals (x2) Comunicaciones (2010)
Xelajú (2013)
9   El Salvador Quarter-finals Isidro Metapan (2012)
10   Dominican Republic Round of 16 (x2) Cibao (2018)
Atlético Pantoja (2019)

Notes:

  • Nicaragua had an automatic berth in the Champions League until the 2016–17 season, but no Nicaraguan club has advanced to the knockout rounds or even won a match in Champions League group play.

Results by leagueEdit

Results are listed in the Wins–Losses–Draws format. Numbers in parentheses are average points (3 for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss).
Results include matches from preliminary rounds, group play, and knockout play. * Penalty shoot-out considered a separate event from the match which preceded it.

CCL Season Mexico United States Costa Rica Honduras Canada Guatemala Panama El Salvador Dominican Republic
2008–09 23*–12–10
(1.8)
2–9–5
(0.7)
3–3–2
(1.4)
7–5–4
(1.6)
5–2–2
(1.9)
2–3–3
(1.1)
3–7–4
(0.9)
2–3–3
(1.1)
N/A
2009–10 30–8–10
(2.1)
7–9–8
(1.2)
2–5–3
(0.9)
9–9–0
(1.5)
0–1–1
(0.5)
3–6–1
(1.0)
5–6–1
(1.3)
1–5–2
(0.6)
N/A
2010–11 25–10–6
(2.0)
13–12–4
(1.5)
6–4–2
(1.7)
7–9–2
(1.3)
3–2–3
(1.6)
2–3–3
(1.1)
2–8–0
(0.6)
1–5–4
(0.7)
N/A
2011–12 26–14–6
(1.8)
13–15–4
(1.6)
7–6–1
(1.6)
3–11–2
(0.7)
6–3–3
(1.8)
3–4–1
(1.3)
2–4–2
(1.0)
5–7–0
(1.3)
N/A
2012–13 19–4–7
(2.1)
14–6–6
(1.8)
5–2–3
(1.8)
2–3–3
(1.1)
2–2–0
(1.5)
4–4–2
(1.4)
0–8–0
(0.0)
2–10–0
(0.5)
N/A
2013–14 20*–6–6
(2.1)
11–6–5
(1.7)
7–7–2
(1.8)
2–5–1
(1.4)
2–2–0
(2)
4–4–0
(1.5)
4–5–1
(1.3)
3–3–2
(1.4)
N/A
2014–15 13–4–7
(1.9)
11–4–3
(1.9)
10–6–6
(1.6)
4–4–2
(1.4)
4–2–4
(1.6)
3–3–2
(1.4)
1–6–1
(0.5)
0–7–1
(0.1)
N/A
2015–16 18–6–12
(1.6)
10–5–9
(1.5)
3–3–2
(1.4)
4–3–1
(1.6)
1–2–1
(1.0)
2–4–2
(1.0)
4–4–0
(1.5)
1–5–2
(0.6)
N/A
2016–17 17–7–6
(1.9)
9–6–7
(1.5)
3–3–4
(1.3)
4–2–2
(1.8)
5–2–1
(2.0)
1–3–4
(0.9)
6–3–1
(1.9)
1–4–3
(0.8)
N/A
2018 11–6*–5
(1.7)
6–5–3
(1.5)
0–2–2
(0.5)
0–2–2
(0.5)
4*–2–2
(1.8)
N/A 1–3–0
(0.8)
1–1–0
(1.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
2019 14–7–1
(1.9)
9–9–0
(1.5)
2–2–0
(1.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
0–1–1
(0.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
2–1–1
(1.7)
0–1–1
(0.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
Totals 218–84–76
(1.9)
105–86–54
(1.5)
48–43–27
(1.4)
42–55–19
(1.3)
32–21–18
(1.6)
24–36–18
(1.2)
30–55–11
(1.0)
17–51–18
(0.8)
0–4–0
(0.0)

AwardsEdit

Season Golden Boot Golden Ball Golden Glove
Player (Goals) Club Player Club(s) Player Club
2008–09   Javier Orozco (7)   Cruz Azul
2009–10   Ulises Mendivil (9)   Pachuca
2010–11   Javier Orozco (11)   Cruz Azul
2011–12   Humberto Suazo (7)   Monterrey   Oribe Peralta   Santos Laguna
2012–13   Nicolás Muñoz (6)
  Carlos Quintero (6)
  Isidro Metapán
  Santos Laguna
  Aldo de Nigris   Monterrey   Oswaldo Sánchez   Santos Laguna
2013–14   Raúl Nava (7)   Toluca   Mariano Pavone   Cruz Azul   Alfredo Talavera   Toluca
2014–15   Darío Benedetto (7)
  Oribe Peralta (7)
  América   Darío Benedetto   América   Evan Bush   Montreal Impact
2015–16[29]   Emanuel Villa (6)   Querétaro   Rubens Sambueza   América   Hugo González Durán   América
2016–17   Hirving Lozano (8)   Pachuca   Franco Jara   Pachuca   Alfonso Blanco   Pachuca
2018   Jonathan Osorio (4)   Toronto FC   Sebastian Giovinco   Toronto FC   Rodolfo Cota   Guadalajara
Season Best Young Player[nb 1] Fair Play Award
Player Club Club
2008–09 First awarded in 2014–15 First awarded in 2013–14
2009–10
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13
2013–14   LA Galaxy[30]
2014–15   Martín Zúñiga[31]   América   Pachuca[32]
2015–16   Alberth Elis   Olimpia   Querétaro
2016–17   Hirving Lozano   Pachuca   FC Dallas
2018   Rodolfo Pizarro   Guadalajara   New York Red Bulls
Notes
  1. ^ Award was known as the "Bright Future Award" for 2014–15 season.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scotiabank Joins CONCACAF as Official Partner". CONCACAF.com. December 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Logo Unveiled for Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League". CONCACAF.com. February 10, 2015.
  3. ^ CONCACAF Champions League Regulations 2013/2014, Rule 3.7, http://www.concacaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/CCL1314-Regulations060313pdf.pdf Archived November 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ ScotiaBank Champions League 2018 Regulations. Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). 2017. pp. 5–7.
  5. ^ What is CCL?, Portland Timbers. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "CONCACAF ExCo meeting in New York". CONCACAF. November 14, 2007. Archived from the original on December 23, 2007.
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