1996 Caribbean Cup

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1996 Shell Umbro Caribbean Cup
Tournament details
Host country Trinidad and Tobago
Teams 19 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Trinidad and Tobago (5th title)
Runners-up  Cuba
Third place  Martinique
Fourth place  Suriname
1995
1997

The 1996 Caribbean Cup also known as the Shell Umbro Caribbean Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 7th edition of the Caribbean Cup, the biennial football championship of the Caribbean region (CFU). It was held in Trinidad, where it began on 24 May 1996 and concluded on 7 June.

In the tournament, the hosts Trinidad and Tobago were to be joined by 7 nations who advanced from the qualification process that began in April 1996 and involved 18 Caribbean national teams.

A total of 16 games were played. Trinidad and Tobago won the tournament and landed their fifth Caribbean.

Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Group 1[edit]

First round[edit]

The return round was not played

Second round[edit]

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 6
 Sint Maarten 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
 Anguilla 2 0 0 2 0 12 -12 0

All matches were played in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

March 27, 1996
Saint Kitts and Nevis  8 - 0  Anguilla

March 29, 1996
Sint Maarten  4 - 0  Anguilla

March 31, 1996
Saint Kitts and Nevis  3 - 0  Sint Maarten

Group 3[edit]

Both matches were played in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

April 26, 1996
Haiti  6 - 0  Dominican Republic

April 28, 1996
Haiti  1 - 1  Dominican Republic

Group 4[edit]

April 26, 1996
Cayman Islands  0 - 4  Cuba

The return round was not played

Group 5[edit]

First round[edit]

March 3, 1996
Dominica  0 - 1  Saint Lucia
March 21, 1996
Saint Lucia  1 - 1  Dominica

Second round[edit]

April 24, 1996
Martinique  1 - 0  Saint Lucia
April 28, 1996
Saint Lucia  1 - 0  Martinique

Group 6[edit]

24 Apr 1996
Jamaica  2 - 0  Barbados
Paul Young Goal 44'pen.'
Paul Davis Goal 89'

28 Apr 1996
Barbados  2 - 0 (aet)
(3 - 4 pen)
 Jamaica
Gregory Goodridge Goal 51'
Wayne Sobers Goal 55'pen.'

Group 7[edit]

First round[edit]

March 24, 1996
French Guiana  1 - 2  Suriname
April 14, 1996
Suriname  1 - 1  French Guiana

Second round[edit]

April 28, 1996
Suriname  2 - 1  Guyana
May 5, 1996
Guyana  2 - 1 (aet)
(3 - 5 pen.)
 Suriname

Final tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
 Suriname 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
 Jamaica 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 0 1 2 3 10 -7 1

26 May 1996
 Jamaica 4–1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Hector Wright Goal 21'
Paul Davis Goal 61' Goal 72'
Wayne Palmer Goal 87'
Keith Gumbs Goal 89'

26 May 1996
 Trinidad and Tobago 3–0  Suriname
Russell Latapy Goal 58' Goal 61'
Anthony Rougier Goal 88'

28 May 1996
 Suriname 3–1  Jamaica
Marcel Riedwald Goal 6'
Wini Boyce Goal 7' Goal 44'
Onandi Lowe Goal 45'


Group B[edit]

Played in San Fernando and Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 Martinique 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
 Haiti 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1




29 May 1996
 Haiti 0–0  Cuba

Semifinals[edit]

3 June 1996
 Trinidad and Tobago 2–1  Martinique
Stern John Goal 90' Goal 117' Carole Goal 88'

3rd Place Playoff[edit]

5 June 1996
 Martinique 1–1 (aet)
(3–2 pen.)
 Suriname
Rodolphe Rano Goal 48' Marcel Riedewald Goal 76'

Finals[edit]


Winner of Caribbean Cup 1996:

Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Fifth Title