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The Caribbean Cup was the championship tournament for national association football teams that are members of the Caribbean Football Union. The first competition, established by Shell and run by former England Cricket fast bowler Fred Rumsey, was contested in 1989 in Barbados. The Caribbean Cup served as a qualification tournament among CFU members for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Caribbean Cup replaced the CFU Championship competition which was active between 1978 and 1988.

Caribbean Cup
Founded1989
Abolished2017
RegionCaribbean (CFU)
Number of teams8 (finals)
13 (eligible to enter qualification)
Last champions Curaçao (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Trinidad and Tobago (8 titles)
Websitewww.caribbeancup.org

Trinidad and Tobago, eight-time winners, and Jamaica, six-time winners, were the most successful sides, winning a combined 14 of 18 titles. Martinique, Haiti, Cuba and Curaçao also won the tournament.

In 1990 on the day of the final, an insurrection in Trinidad and Tobago, the host nation, by the Jamaat al Muslimeen forced an abandonment of the tournament with only the final and 3rd place play-off game remaining. Also, the tournament was not held in 2000, 2002 and 2003.

The 2017 edition of the tournament was the 19th and final. The tournament was discontinued in favor of participation in the CONCACAF Nations League.[1]

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SponsorsEdit

Over the years, the tournament has been named after its respective sponsors. Shell had sponsored the competition since its inception in 1989.[2]

By February 1996, Jack Warner had announced a new sponsorship from sports apparel company Umbro for the 1996 Caribbean Cup.[3] The tournament was also co-sponsored by Umbro in 1997 before Shell re-attained sole-sponsorship for the 1998 event.

In October 1998, during the first and only year of sponsorship from the Asia Sport Group (now World Sport Group), the competition changed its name to Copa Caribe. CFU's chairman Jack Warner stated that the change was made to highlight the competition being a branch of the Copa de Oro.[4] Florida-based Inter/Forever (now Traffic Group) agreed a sponsorship deal to replace the Asia Sport Group agreement in January 1999.[5] The competition retained the title Copa Caribe for the 1999 and 2001 editions.

There was no competition held in 2003, instead teams focused on a group-stage only qualifying tournament.

Caribbean-based mobile phone company Digicel took over the sponsorship in 2004,[6] in June 2007 they agreed to sponsor the 2008 and 2010 events.[7] The 2012 and 2014 editions of the competition had no title sponsor, while the last tournament (in 2017) was sponsored by Scotiabank.[8]

TournamentsEdit

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th place
Shell Caribbean Cup
1989
Details
  Barbados  
Trinidad and Tobago
2–1  
Grenada
 
Guadeloupe
n/a[n 1]  
Netherlands Antilles
1990
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago Tournament not completed
(  Trinidad and Tobago vs   Martinique)[n 2]
Tournament not completed
(  Jamaica vs   Barbados)[n 2]
1991
Details
  Jamaica  
Jamaica
2–0  
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Saint Lucia
4–1  
Guyana
1992
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
Trinidad and Tobago
3–1  
Jamaica
 
Martinique
1–1
(5–3 pen.)
 
Cuba
1993
Details
  Jamaica  
Martinique
0–0
(6–5 pen.)
 
Jamaica
 
Trinidad and Tobago
3–2  
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1994
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
Trinidad and Tobago
7–2  
Martinique
 
Guadeloupe
2–0  
Suriname
1995
Details
  Cayman Islands
  Jamaica
 
Trinidad and Tobago
5–0  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 
Cuba
3–0  
Cayman Islands
Shell/Umbro Caribbean Cup
1996
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
Trinidad and Tobago
2–0  
Cuba
 
Martinique
1–1
(3–2 pen.)
 
Suriname
1997
Details
  Antigua and Barbuda
  Saint Kitts and Nevis
 
Trinidad and Tobago
4–0  
Saint Kitts and Nevis
 
Jamaica
4–1  
Grenada
Shell Caribbean Cup
1998
Details
  Jamaica
  Trinidad and Tobago
 
Jamaica
2–1  
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Haiti
3–2  
Antigua and Barbuda
Copa Caribe
1999
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
Trinidad and Tobago
2–1  
Cuba
  Haiti
  Jamaica
n/a[n 3]
2001
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
Trinidad and Tobago
3–0  
Haiti
 
Martinique
1–0  
Cuba
Digicel Caribbean Cup
2005
Details
  Barbados  
Jamaica
RR[n 4]  
Cuba
 
Trinidad and Tobago
RR[n 4]  
Barbados
2007
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
Haiti
2–1  
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Cuba
2–1  
Guadeloupe
2008
Details
  Jamaica  
Jamaica
2–0  
Grenada
 
Guadeloupe
0–0
(5–4 pen.)
 
Cuba
2010
Details
  Martinique  
Jamaica
[9]
1–1
(5–4 pen.)
 
Guadeloupe
 
Cuba
1–0  
Grenada
Caribbean Cup
2012
Details
  Antigua and Barbuda[10]  
Cuba
1–0  
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Haiti
1–0  
Martinique
2014
Details
  Jamaica  
Jamaica
0–0
(4–3 pen.)
 
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Haiti
2–1  
Cuba
Scotiabank Caribbean Cup
2017
Details
  Martinique  
Curaçao
2–1  
Jamaica
 
French Guiana
1–0  
Martinique

Cumulative resultsEdit

The following is a compiled national level championship table for the CFU region. Years in italics indicate that a nation was the host or co-host.

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  Trinidad and Tobago 8 (1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001) 5 (1991, 1998, 2007, 2012, 2014) 2 (1993, 2005) 0
  Jamaica 6 (1991, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014) 3 (1992, 1993, 2017) 2 (1997, 1999) 0
  Cuba 1 (2012) 3 (1996, 1999, 2005) 3 (1995, 2007, 2010) 4 (1992, 2001, 2008, 2014)
  Haiti 1 (2007) 1 (2001) 4 (1998, 1999, 2012, 2014) 0
  Martinique 1 (1993) 1 (1994) 3 (1992, 1996, 2001) 2 (2012, 2017)
  Curaçao[n 5] 1 (2017) 0 0 1 (1989)
  Grenada 0 2 (1989, 2008) 0 2 (1997, 2010)
  Guadeloupe 0 1 (2010) 3 (1989), (1994), (2008) 1 (2007)
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 (1997) 0 1 (1993)
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 1 (1995) 0 0
  Saint Lucia 0 0 1 (1991) 0
  French Guiana 0 0 1 (2017) 0
  Suriname 0 0 0 2 (1994, 1996)
  Guyana 0 0 0 1 (1991)
  Cayman Islands 0 0 0 1 (1995)
  Antigua and Barbuda 0 0 0 1 (1998)
  Barbados 0 0 0 1 (2005)

AwardsEdit

Year Most Valuable player Top Goalscorer(Finals only) Best goalkeeper Fair play award
1989   Steve Mark[11]   Dwight Yorke,   Philbert Jones (2 goals)   Grenada
1991   Paul Davis   Paul Davis (5 goals)
1992   Leonson Lewis (7 goals)[12]
1993   Walter Boyd   Jean-Michel Modestin (5 goals)   Saint Kitts and Nevis
1994   David Nakhid
1995   David Nakhid
1996   Russell Latapy (6 goals)
1997   Jerren Nixon   Clayton Ince
1998   Stern John   Stern John (10 goals)   Clayton Ince
1999   Raciel Martínez   Ariel Álvarez (5 goals)   Clayton Ince
2001   Dennis Lawrence   Golman Pierre (5 goals)   Clayton Ince
2005   Andy Williams[13]   Luton Shelton (9 goals)
2007   Pierre Richard Bruny   Gary Glasgow (6 goals)
2008   Eric Vernan[14]   Kithson Bain,   Luton Shelton (5 goals)
2010   Rodolph Austin   Dane Richards,   Kithson Bain (3 goals)
2012 eight players (2 goals)
2014   Rodolph Austin   Kervens Belfort,   Darren Mattocks and   Kevin Molino (3 goals)   Andre Blake   Haiti
2017   Gino van Kessel   Elson Hooi (2 goals)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ No third place playoff was played. Third place was awarded based on table standings.
  2. ^ a b Play was suspended when Jamaat al Muslimeen attempted a coup d'état of the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The tournament was abandoned altogether after Tropical storm Arthur forced the cancellation of the final round of games. Trinidad and Tobago were to meet Martinique in the final, and Jamaica and Barbados were to meet in the third place match.
  3. ^ The third place match was cancelled due to condition of field after the final was already played.
  4. ^ a b Finals played in round-robin format.
  5. ^ Includes results from Netherlands Antilles.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CONCACAF Nations League to replace Caribbean Cup". Caribbean National Weekly. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Shell Football Cup to kick off April 1989". Jamaica Gleaner. 25 August 1988. p. 12. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "CFU boss takes shot at regional federations". Jamaica Gleaner. 28 February 1996. p. 1. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ "New name for Carib champs". Kingston Gleaner. 1 October 1998. p. 20. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ "New Sponsor, Format For Cup". Jamaica Gleaner. 7 January 1999. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Busy week for CFU's Burrell". Jamaica Gleaner. 26 April 2004. p. 14. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "DIGICEL RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF THE DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CUP". Digicel Group. 8 June 2007. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  8. ^ https://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Curaçao_wins_maiden_Caribbean_Cup
  9. ^ "Cummings, Jamaica win Caribbean Cup". coloradorapids.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20.
  10. ^ "Coach: T&T unlucky". trinidadexpress.com. 16 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-18. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Shell/Umbro jinx persists – Trinidad & Tobago Football History". www.ttfootballhistory.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.
  12. ^ "Trinidad regain Shell Cup – Trinidad & Tobago Football History". www.ttfootballhistory.com. Archived from the original on 2014-07-20.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-11-23. Retrieved 2012-06-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2012-06-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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