CONCACAF Championship

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CONCACAF Championship
Founded 18 September 1961[1]
Abolished 1989
Region North America, Central America and Caribbean
Last champions  Costa Rica
Most successful team(s)  Costa Rica
 Mexico (3 titles each)
Website http://www.concacaf.com

The CONCACAF Championship was an association football (soccer) 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).

The first Championship took place in 1963 and was CONCACAF's first organised 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 the team that ranked highest in the qualifying group. In 1985 and 1989, there was no host nation for the competition.

The competition was succeeded by the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1991.

Tournament Results[edit]

CONCACAF Championship
Year Host Final Group Rank
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1963
Details
 El Salvador
Costa Rica

El Salvador

Netherlands Antilles

Honduras
1965
Details
 Guatemala
Mexico

Guatemala

Costa Rica

El Salvador
1967
Details
 Honduras
Guatemala

Mexico

Honduras

Trinidad and Tobago
1969
Details
 Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Guatemala

Netherlands Antilles

Mexico
1971
Details
 Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico

Haiti

Costa Rica

Cuba
World Cup qualifying period
1973
Details
 Haiti
Haiti

Trinidad and Tobago

Mexico

Honduras
1977
Details
 Mexico
Mexico

Haiti

El Salvador

Canada
1981
Details
 Honduras
Honduras

El Salvador

Mexico

Canada
1985
Details
CONCACAF, No Fixed Venue
Canada

Honduras

Costa Rica
1989
Details
CONCACAF, No Fixed Venue
Costa Rica

United States

Trinidad and Tobago

Guatemala

Winners[edit]

Wins Nation Year(s)
3  Costa Rica 1963, 1969, 1989
3  Mexico 1965, 1971, 1977
1  Guatemala 1967
1  Haiti 1973
1  Honduras 1981
1  Canada 1985

Tournament Appearances[edit]

Appearances Nation
8  Mexico
8  Guatemala
7  Haiti
6  Costa Rica
6  Honduras
6  Trinidad and Tobago
6  El Salvador
4  Netherlands Antilles
3  Canada
2  United States
2  Jamaica
2  Cuba
2  Nicaragua
2  Suriname
1  Panama

Top goalscorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1963 El Salvador Eduardo "Volkswagen" Hernández 6
1965 Unknown
1967 Mexico Luis Estrada
Guatemala Manuel Recinos
4
1969 Guatemala Nelson Melgar
Guatemala Marco Fión
Costa Rica Victor Manuel Ruiz
3
1971 Unknown
1973 Trinidad and Tobago Steve David 7
1977 Mexico Víctor Rangel 6
1981 Mexico Hugo Sánchez 3
1985 Honduras Roberto Figueroa 5
1989 Guatemala Raúl Chacón
Guatemala Julio Rodas
Costa Rica Evaristo Coronado
Costa Rica Juan Arnoldo Cayasso
Costa Rica Leonidas Flores
Trinidad and Tobago Leonson Lewis
Trinidad and Tobago Kerry Jamerson
Trinidad and Tobago Philibert Jones
2

CONCACAF Championship winning managers[edit]

Year Manager Nation Source
1963 Costa Rica Mario Cordero  Costa Rica [1]
1965 Mexico Ignacio Trelles  Mexico
1967 Uruguay Rubén Amorín  Guatemala
1969 Spain Eduardo Viso Abella  Costa Rica
1971 Mexico Javier de la Torre  Mexico
1973 Haiti Antoine Tassy  Haiti
1977 Mexico José Antonio Roca  Mexico
1981 Honduras José de la Paz Herrera  Honduras
1985 England Tony Waiters  Canada
1989 Costa Rica Marvin Rodríguez  Costa Rica

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Costa Rica wins 1963 NORCECA title". CONCACAF.com. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 

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