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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 or the NORCECA tournament, taking its name from the acronym of regions entering the tournament (North America, Central America and the Caribbean).

CONCACAF Championship
Founded18 September 1961[1]
Abolished1989
RegionNorth America, Central America and Caribbean
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 renamed the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1991.

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Tournament resultsEdit

CONCACAF Championship
# Year Host Final Group Rank
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1 1963
Details
  El Salvador  
Costa Rica
 
El Salvador
 
Netherlands Antilles
 
Honduras
2 1965
Details
  Guatemala  
Mexico
 
Guatemala
 
Costa Rica
 
El Salvador
3 1967
Details
  Honduras  
Guatemala
 
Mexico
 
Honduras
 
Trinidad and Tobago
4 1969
Details
  Costa Rica  
Costa Rica
 
Guatemala
 
Netherlands Antilles
 
Mexico
5 1971
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
Mexico
 
Haiti
 
Costa Rica
 
Cuba
World Cup Qualifying Period
6 1973
Details
  Haiti  
Haiti
 
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Mexico
 
Honduras
7 1977
Details
  Mexico  
Mexico
 
Haiti
 
El Salvador
 
Canada
8 1981
Details
  Honduras  
Honduras
 
El Salvador
 
Mexico
 
Canada
9 1985
Details
CONCACAF (No Fixed Venue)  
Canada
 
Honduras
 
Costa Rica
---
10 1989
Details
CONCACAF (No Fixed Venue)  
Costa Rica
 
United States
 
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Guatemala

WinnersEdit

Team Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
  Mexico 3 (1965, 1971, 1977) 1 (1967) 2 (1973, 1981) 1 (1969)
  Costa Rica 3 (1963, 1969, 1989) 3 (1965, 1971, 1985)
  Guatemala 1 (1967) 2 (1965, 1969) 1 (1989)
  Haiti 1 (1973) 2 (1971, 1977)
  Honduras 1 (1981) 1 (1985) 1 (1967) 2 (1963, 1973)
  Canada 1 (1985) 2 (1977, 1981)
  El Salvador 2 (1963, 1981) 1 (1977) 1 (1965)
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1973) 1 (1989) 1 (1967)
  United States 1 (1989)
  Netherlands Antilles 2 (1963, 1969)
  Cuba 1 (1971)

General StatisticsEdit

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

Top goalscorersEdit

Winning managersEdit

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