Caribbean Cup

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Caribbean Cup
Founded 1989
Region Caribbean (CFU)
Number of teams 8 (finals)
30 (qualifiers)
Current champions  Cuba (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Trinidad and Tobago (8 titles)
2014 Caribbean Cup

The Caribbean Cup is the championship tournament for national association football teams that are members of the Caribbean Football Union. The first competition was contested in 1989 in Barbados. The Caribbean Cup serves 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.

Trinidad and Tobago, eight-time winners, and Jamaica, five-time winners, are the most successful sides, having won a combined 13 of 16 titles. Martinique, Haiti and Cuba have 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 remaining. Also, the tournament was not held in 2000, 2002 and 2003.

Sponsors[edit]

Over the years, the tournament has been named after its respective sponsors. Shell had sponsored the competition since its inception in 1989.[1]

By February 1996, Jack Warner had announced a new sponsorship from sports apparel company Umbro for the 1996 Caribbean Cup.[2] 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.[3] Florida-based Inter/Forever (now Traffic Group) agreed a sponsorship deal to replace the Asia Sport Group agreement in January 1999.[4] 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,[5] in June 2007 they agreed to sponsor the 2008 and 2010 events.[6] The 2012 edition of the competition had no title sponsor.

Tournaments[edit]

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
Umbro/Shell 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
[7]
1 – 1
(5–4 pen.)

Guadeloupe

Cuba
1 – 0
Grenada
Caribbean Cup
2012
Details
 Antigua and Barbuda[8]
Cuba
1 – 0
Trinidad and Tobago

Haiti
1 – 0
Martinique
2014
Details
 Jamaica

Cumulative results[edit]

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) 4 (1991, 1998, 2007, 2012) 2 (1993, 2005) 0
 Jamaica 5 (1991, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010) 2 (1992, 1993) 2 (1997, 1999) 0
 Cuba 1 (2012) 3 (1996, 1999, 2005) 3 (1995, 2007, 2010) 3 (1992, 2001, 2008)
 Martinique 1 (1993) 1 (1994) 3 (1992, 1996, 2001) 1 (2012)
 Haiti 1 (2007) 1 (2001) 3 (1998, 1999, 2012) 0
 Grenada 0 2 (1989, 2008) 0 2 (1997, 2010)
 Guadeloupe 0 1 (2010) 3 (1989,[n 1] 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
 Suriname 0 0 0 2 (1994, 1996)
 Netherlands Antilles 0 0 0 1 (1989)
 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)

Awards[edit]

Year Most Valuable player Top Goalscorer(Finals only) Best goalkeeper Fair play award
1989 Grenada Steve Mark[9] Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke & Trinidad and Tobago Philbert Jones (2 goals)  Grenada
1991 Jamaica Paul Davis Jamaica Paul Davis (5 goals)
1992 Trinidad and Tobago Leonson Lewis (7 goals)[10]
1993 Jamaica Walter Boyd Martinique Jean-Michel Modestin (5 goals)  Saint Kitts and Nevis
1994 Trinidad and Tobago David Nakhid
1995 Trinidad and Tobago David Nakhid
1996 Trinidad and Tobago Russell Latapy (6 goals)
1997 Trinidad and Tobago Jerren Nixon Trinidad and Tobago Clayton Ince
1998 Trinidad and Tobago Stern John Trinidad and Tobago Stern John (10 goals) Trinidad and Tobago Clayton Ince
1999 CubaRaciel Martínez CubaAriel Álvarez (5 goals) Trinidad and TobagoClayton Ince
2001 Trinidad and Tobago Dennis Lawrence Haiti Golman Pierre (5 goals) Trinidad and Tobago Clayton Ince
2005 Jamaica Andy Williams[11] Jamaica Luton Shelton (9 goals)
2007 HaitiPierre Richard Bruny Trinidad and TobagoGary Glasgow (6 goals)
2008 Jamaica Eric Vernan[12] Grenada Kithson Bain & Jamaica Luton Shelton (5 goals)
2010 Jamaica Rodolph Austin Jamaica Dane Richards & Grenada Kithson Bain (3 goals)
2012 Eight players (2 goals)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shell Football Cup to kick off April 1989". Jamaica Gleaner. 25 August 1988. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "CFU boss takes shot at regional federations". Jamaica Gleaner. 28 February 1996. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "New name for Carib champs". Kingston Gleaner. 1 October 1998. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "New Sponsor, Format For Cup". Jamaica Gleaner. 7 January 1999. 
  5. ^ "Busy week for CFU's Burrell". Jamaica Gleaner. 26 April 2004. p. 14. 
  6. ^ "DIGICEL RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF THE DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CUP". Digicel Group. 8 June 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Cummings, Jamaica win Caribbean Cup
  8. ^ "Coach: T&T unlucky". trinidadexpress.com. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.ttfootballhistory.com/node/1467
  10. ^ http://www.ttfootballhistory.com/node/1441
  11. ^ http://jamaica-star.com/thestar/20050414/sports/sports4.html
  12. ^ http://jamaica-star.com/thestar/20101202/sports/sports2.html

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