1963 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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1963 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Copa de Campeones CONCACAF 1963
Tournament details
Dates 10 March – 18 August 1963
Teams 8
Venue(s)  (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Racing Club Haïtien (1st title)
Runners-up Club Deportivo Guadalajara
Tournament statistics
Matches played 17
Goals scored 46 (2.71 per match)
1962
1967

The 1963 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 2nd 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.

The tournament was played by 8 teams of 7 nations: Netherlands Antilles, Costa Rica, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras and Mexico. The tournament was played from 10 March 1963 till 18 August 1963.

First round[edit]

Serie 1[edit]


Serie 2[edit]


Serie 3[edit]

1963-04-28
Vida Honduras 2 - 2 Guatemala Xelajú
Juárez Goal 19'
Amaya Goal 85'
López Goal 34'
Anaya Goal 54'
1963-05-05
Xelajú Guatemala 6 - 0 Honduras Vida
Lizano Goal 25, 83'
Arjona Goal 34, 69'
Anaya Goal 57'
López Goal 79'
  • Xelajú advance with 8-2 on aggregate

Serie 4[edit]

Bye: CD Guadalajara.

Second round[edit]

1963-05-19
New York Hungaria United States 0 – 0 Mexico CD Guadalajara
New York, United States

Both legs were played in Guatemala
(1st leg in Quetzaltenango, 2nd leg and playoff in Guatemala City).

1963-07-07
Xelajú Guatemala 1 - 4 Haiti Racing Club Haïtien
Juárez Goal 50' Saint Vil Goal 32, 72, 82'
Champagne Goal 62'
1963-07-14
Xelajú Guatemala 3 - 1 Haiti Racing Club Haïtien
López Goal 2, 49'
Anaya Goal 10'
Obas Goal 67'

Bye: Deportivo Saprissa

Playoff re-match[edit]

Due to each team having won one match, a play-off was needed.

Third round[edit]

Bye: Racing Club Haïtien

Final round[edit]

Difficulties in securing passports for Racing Club's players in time for the September final in Guadalajara caused the match to be postponed three times. After CD Guadalajara's protest to CONCACAF in February 1964, the governing body declared that club to be champions, but changed their minds after a counter-protest, instead deciding that both legs of the final should be played within two months of 2 April 1964. This decision caused CD Guadalajara to scratch from the competition because they were on a European tour during that period, so the title was awarded to Racing Club without any match being played.

Champion[edit]

CONCACAF Champions Cup
1963 Champion
Haiti
Racing Club Haïtien
First Title

References[edit]