1968 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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1968 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Dates 26 May 1968 – 1 December 1968
Final positions
Champions Mexico Deportivo Toluca (1st title)
1967
1969

The 1968 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 4th 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 10 teams of 10 nations: Netherlands Antilles, Bermuda, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Suriname, Nicaragua, Costa Rica.

It was played from 26 May till 1 December 1968 under the home/away match system.

The tournament was split in 3 zones (North American, Central American and Caribbean), each one qualifying the winner to the final tournament, where the winners of the Central and Caribbean zones played a semi-final to decide who was going to play against the Northern champion in the final. The final was scratched and Toluca were declared champions after both semi-finalists, Aurora and Transvaal, were ejected from the competition due to crowd violence.

Club Deportivo Toluca (actually known as Deportivo Toluca FC) from Mexico won the final, and became for the first time in its history CONCACAF champion.

Caribbean zone[edit]

  • Transvaal won 4–2 on aggregate score.

Northern zone[edit]

First round[edit]

  • NY Greek American won 4–3 on aggregate score.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Toluca Mexico 7 - 3 United States NY Greek American 4 - 1 3 - 2

Central American Zone[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alajuelense Costa Rica 1 - 2 Guatemala Aurora 0 - 2 1 - 0
Alianza El Salvador 1 - 3 Honduras Olimpia 1 - 2 0 - 1

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olimpia Honduras 1 - 5 Guatemala Aurora 1 - 1 0 - 4

CONCACAF Semi-Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Transvaal Suriname (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 3 - 11 Guatemala Aurora 1 - 1 2 - 0

1 At the end of the 2nd leg, Transvaal fans invaded the pitch, but after Aurora fans did the same, a mass brawl broke out between the two sets of fans; both teams were ejected from the competition.

Final[edit]

The final was scratched and Toluca were declared champions after Aurora and Transvaal were ejected from the competition.

Champion[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
1968 Champion
Mexico
Toluca
First Title

References[edit]