CONCACAF Championship

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.

CONCACAF Championship
Founded18 September 1961[1]
Abolished1989
RegionNorth America, Central America and Caribbean
Related competitionsCONCACAF Gold Cup
Last champions Costa Rica (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Costa Rica
 Mexico
(3 titles each)
Websitehttp://www.concacaf.com

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 resultsEdit

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 recordsEdit

In this ranking 3 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 76
2   Costa Rica 6 37 20 11 6 64 27 +37 71
3   Guatemala 8 39 15 12 12 58 40 +18 57
4   Honduras 6 35 12 12 11 42 41 +1 48
5   El Salvador 6 32 11 10 11 43 36 +7 43
6   Haiti 7 34 10 7 17 33 50 -17 37
7   Trinidad and Tobago 6 32 10 7 15 37 50 -13 37
8   Netherlands Antilles 4 21 7 3 11 27 55 -28 24
9   Canada 3 14 5 6 3 17 16 +1 21
10   United States 2 12 6 4 2 10 6 +4 14
11   Cuba 2 10 2 4 4 9 15 -6 10
12   Panama 1 4 1 2 1 8 4 +4 5
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 tableEdit

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 nations)10101030

Top goalscorersEdit

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

Hat-tricksEdit

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 managersEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit