1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
|Dates||22 August 1971 – 19 April 1972|
|Teams||22 (from 12 associations)|
|Champions||Cruz Azul (3rd title)|
The 1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 7th 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.
It was played from 22 August 1971 till 19 April 1972 under the home/away match system.
The teams were split into 3 zones (North American, Central American and Caribbean), each one qualifying two teams to the final tournament, played for the first time in a group system. After the end of the group a playoff match had to be played because two teams ended with the same points in the lead of the group.
This tournament included the Rochester Lancers, the only team from the original North American Soccer League to take part.
North American Zone
- Cruz Azul and Rochester Lancers advanced to the CONCACAF Final Tournament.
Central American Zone
- Comunicaciones advanced to the First Round.
- Aurora, Saprissa, Comunicaciones and Alajuelense advanced to the Second Round.
|14 November 1971||Saprissa||1–5||Alajuelense|
|Solano 52'|| 27' Vega
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Estrella||x – x||Aigle Noir||w/o|
|Transvaal||6–1||Thomas United||3–1||3 – 0|
- Aigle Noir AC withdrew, SV Estrella advances.
- SV Transvaal advances to the final tournament.
CONCACAF Final Tournament
|1||Cruz Azul||5||3||2||0||17||4||+13||8||Forced to a playoff|
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Cruz Azul||1–1||Rochester Lancers|
- After the end of the group stage a playoff match had to be played due to Cruz Azul and Alajuelense ended with the same points in the lead of the group.
- The final tournament was played in Guatemala City.
Vera 25', 60'
Muciño 70', 75' (pen.)
|CONCACAF Champions' Cup|