1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Dates20 May 1980 till 12 February 1981
ChampionsMexico UNAM
Runners-upHonduras Pumas UNAH
1979
1981

The 1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 16th 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 and was played from 20 May 1980 till 12 February 1981.

The teams were split into 3 zones (North American, Central American and Caribbean), each one qualifying the winner to the final tournament, that was played in Tegucigalpa, Honduras under a group system. All the qualifying matches in the tournament were played under the home/away match system.

UNAM from Mexico won the final, and became for the first time CONCACAF champion in their history.

North American Zone[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pumas UNAM Mexico 3 - 0 United States Sacramento Gold 2 - 0 1 - 0
Brooklyn Dodgers United States 3 - 2 Bermuda Hotels International F.C. 2 - 2 1 - 0
  • Cruz Azul on a bye to the second round.
  • Brooklyn Dodgers advance to the second round.
  • Pumas UNAM advance to the third round on a bye.

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruz Azul Mexico 12 - 3 United States Brooklyn Dodgers 9 - 1 3 - 2
  • Cruz Azul advances to the third round.

Third Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pumas UNAM Mexico 4 - 1 Mexico Cruz Azul 1 - 0 3 - 1
  • Pumas UNAM advances to the CONCACAF - Triangular Final.

Central American Zone[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cobán Imperial Guatemala 2 - 2
(draw)
Honduras Pumas UNAH 2 - 1 0 - 1
Comunicaciones Guatemala 5 - 2 El Salvador Águila 2 - 0 3 - 2
Marathón Honduras 4 - 3 Costa Rica Herediano 3 - 0 1 - 3
  • Santiagueño on a bye to the second round.
  • Cobán Imperial wins series on draw.
  • Cobán Imperial, Comunicaciones, and Marathón advances to the second round.

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santiagueño El Salvador w/o Guatemala Cobán Imperial
Comunicaciones Guatemala 1 - 5 Honduras Marathón 1 - 1 0 - 4
  • Marathón wins series, but withdrew.
  • Cobán Imperial withdrew for financial reasons, Universidad advances
    to the third round due to the draw in the first round vs. Cobán Imperial.
  • Santiagueño advances to the third round.

Third Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pumas UNAH Honduras 5 - 3 El Salvador Santiagueño 2 - 2 3 - 1
  • Pumas UNAH advances to the CONCACAF - Triangular Final.

Caribbean Zone[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
SUBT Netherlands Antilles 2 - 5 Suriname Robinhood 2 - 1 0 - 4
Transvaal Suriname 4 - 2 Trinidad and Tobago Police 3 - 1 1 - 1
  • Jong Colombia and Defence Force reportedly entered the tournament; it is unknown whether they played any matches.
  • Robinhood and Transvaal advance to the second round.

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Jong Colombia Netherlands Antilles 0 - 5 Suriname Transvaal 0 - 1 0 - 4
Robinhood Suriname
  • ***
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
  • Results unknown, Robin Hood apparently eliminated Defence Force on this round.***
  • Transvaal and Robinhood advance to the third round.

Third Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Robinhood Suriname
  • ***
Suriname Transvaal
  • Results unknown, Robin Hood wins and advances to the CONCACAF - Triangular Final.***

CONCACAF – Triangular Final[edit]

Played in Tegucigalpa from 8–12 February 1981.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Mexico Pumas UNAM 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4 1980 Champions
2 Honduras Pumas UNAH 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
3 Suriname Robinhood 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pumas UNAM Mexico 3 – 0 Suriname Robinhood
Pumas UNAH Honduras 1 – 1 Suriname Robinhood
Pumas UNAH Honduras 0 – 2 Mexico Pumas UNAM

Champion[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
1980 Champions
Mexico
Pumas UNAM
First Title