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Caribbean Club Championship
2018 Caribbean Club Championship.png
Current logo of the Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship
Founded1997; 21 years ago (1997)
RegionCaribbean (CFU)
Number of teams21
Current championsDominican Republic Atlético Pantoja (2018; 1st title)
Most successful club(s)Trinidad and Tobago W Connection (3 titles)
WebsiteCFU homepage
2018 Caribbean Club Championship

The Caribbean Club Championship, also known as the CFU Club Championship or CFU Club Champions' Cup[1] is the Caribbean football championship. It is an annual international football competition held amongst association football clubs from the Caribbean for clubs that are members of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). The CFU Club Champions’ Cup serves as a qualifying event for the CONCACAF Champions League Tournament.

The tournament is officially the Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship for sponsorship reasons since 2018.

Qualification[edit]

Thirty-one national associations affiliated with the CFU are invited to participate, with each eligible to send two clubs, usually their league champions and runners-up. However, many member nations do not send a representative team every year. CFU has also allowed Antigua Barracuda, Puerto Rico Islanders (both now defunct), and Puerto Rico FC to compete despite being members of the United States league system. This tournament currently sends four teams to CONCACAF competitions: the champions enter the CONCACAF Champions League while the runners-up, third, and fourth place teams enter the CONCACAF League, which serves as a qualifying play-off for the Champions League.

The CFU presents an exact replica of the CFU Club Champions Cup trophy to the winning team for their permanent possession.

Participation of Member Associations in CFU Club Champions Cups[edit]

Country Competitions Years
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 19 1997–98, 2000–04, 2006–07, 2009–18
Suriname Suriname 16 1997, 2000–01, 2003–05, 2007, 2009–12, 2014–18
Haiti Haiti 15 2000–02, 2006–07, 2009–18
Jamaica Jamaica 15 1997–98, 2000, 2002–07, 2013–18
Curaçao Curaçao 11 2000–01, 2003, 2005–07, 2009–10, 2012, 2014, 2018
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 10 2000, 2004–07, 2009, 2012–13, 2015, 2017
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 9 2006–07, 2009–14, 2017
Guyana Guyana 8 1997, 2001, 2009–12, 2014–15
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 7 2002, 2011–12, 2014, 2016–18
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe 7 1997–98, 2014–18
Aruba Aruba 5 2005–07, 2009, 2018
Dominica Dominica 5 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 5 2000–02, 2005, 2011
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 1997–98, 2010, 2017–18
Barbados Barbados 4 1997–98, 2000, 2018
Bermuda Bermuda 4 2010–12, 2016
Martinique Martinique 4 1997–98, 2002, 2018
United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands 4 2005–07, 2015
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 3 2016–18
Montserrat Montserrat 2 2004, 2017
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 2011, 2018
The Bahamas Bahamas 1 2015
Bonaire Bonaire 1 2018
Cuba Cuba 1 2007
Grenada Grenada 1 2018
Collectivity of Saint Martin Saint-Martin 1 2004
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten 1 2017

The following associations have never had any team participate in a CFU Club Championship:

Past winners[edit]

Season Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1997 United Petrotrin Trinidad and Tobago 2 – 1 Jamaica Seba United N/A N/A
1998 Joe Public Trinidad and Tobago 1 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA N/A N/A
2000 Joe Public Trinidad and Tobago (1) Trinidad and Tobago W Connection Harbour View Jamaica (1) Haiti Carioca
2001 Defence Force Trinidad and Tobago (2) Trinidad and Tobago W Connection Racing Club Haïtien Haiti (2) Suriname SNL
2002 W Connection Trinidad and Tobago (2) Jamaica Arnett Gardens Violette Haiti (2) Jamaica Harbour View
2003 San Juan Jabloteh Trinidad and Tobago 3 – 3 (4 – 2 p)
(2 – 1 / 1 – 2)
Trinidad and Tobago W Connection N/A N/A
2004 Harbour View Jamaica 3 – 2
(1 – 1 / 2 – 1)
Jamaica Tivoli Gardens N/A N/A
2005 Portmore United Jamaica 5 – 2
(2 – 1 / 4 – 0)
Suriname Robinhood N/A N/A
2006 W Connection Trinidad and Tobago 1 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh N/A N/A
2007 (3) Harbour View Jamaica 2 – 1 Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public Puerto Rico Islanders Puerto Rico 1 – 0
(1 – 0 / 0 – 0)
Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
2009 W Connection Trinidad and Tobago 2 – 1 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders San Juan Jabloteh Trinidad and Tobago 2 – 1 Haiti Tempête
2010 Puerto Rico Islanders Puerto Rico (1) Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public San Juan Jabloteh Trinidad and Tobago (1) Puerto Rico Bayamón
2011 Puerto Rico Islanders Puerto Rico 3 – 1 (a.e.t.) Haiti Tempête Alpha United Guyana 1 – 1 (4 – 3 p) Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
2012 Caledonia AIA Trinidad and Tobago 1 – 1 (4 – 3 p) Trinidad and Tobago W Connection Puerto Rico Islanders Puerto Rico 2 – 0 Antigua and Barbuda Antigua Barracuda
Qualified teams
2013 Trinidad and Tobago W Connection (Group 1 winners) Haiti Valencia (Group 2 winners) Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA (Playoff winners)
2014 Puerto Rico Bayamón (Group 1 winners) Jamaica Waterhouse (Group 2 winners) Guyana Alpha United (Group 3 winners)
Season Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2015 Central Trinidad and Tobago 2 – 1 Trinidad and Tobago W Connection Montego Bay United Jamaica 1 – 0 Haiti Don Bosco
2016 Central Trinidad and Tobago 3 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago W Connection Don Bosco Haiti 2 – 0 Jamaica Arnett Gardens
2017 Cibao Dominican Republic 1 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh Portmore United Jamaica 2 – 2 (5 – 3 p) Trinidad and Tobago Central
2018 Atlético Pantoja Dominican Republic 0 – 0 (6 – 5 p) Jamaica Arnett Gardens Portmore United Jamaica 2 – 1 Trinidad and Tobago Central
1 No final matches were held. The championship round was decided by a final group round.
2 No final matches were held. Winners based on tiebreakers: Group Points, GD, GF.
3 After the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) replaced the Champions Cup in 2008, the two-losing-semifinalists in the 2007 CFU Clubs Championships (CFU-CC) played a 2-leg series on the 10th and 25 May 2008 to determine the 2007 CFU-CC tournament's 3rd place team and the final Caribbean spot (CFU#3) to the inaugural 2008 CCL.
4 Not played: 1999 & 2008

Results[edit]

By club[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Years Won Years Runner-up
Trinidad and Tobago W Connection 3 6 2002, 2006, 2009 2000, 2001, 2003, 2012, 2015, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public 2 2 1998, 2000 2007, 2010
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders 2 1 2010, 2011 2009
Trinidad and Tobago Central 2 0 2015, 2016
Jamaica Harbour View 2 0 2004, 2007
Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh 1 2 2003 2006, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA 1 1 2012 1998
Dominican Republic Atlético Pantoja 1 0 2018
Dominican Republic Cibao 1 0 2017
Jamaica Portmore United 1 0 2005
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force 1 0 2001
Trinidad and Tobago United Petrotrin 1 0 1997
Jamaica Arnett Gardens 0 2 2002, 2018
Haiti Tempête 0 1 2011
Suriname Robinhood 0 1 2005
Jamaica Tivoli Gardens 0 1 2004
Jamaica Seba United 0 1 1997
  • When sorted by years won or lost, the table is sorted by the date of each team's first placement

By country[edit]

Nation Winners Runners-up Winning Clubs Runner-up Clubs
 Trinidad and Tobago 11 11 W Connection (3), Central (2), Joe Public (2), San Juan Jabloteh (1), United Petrotrin (1), Defence Force (1), Caledonia AIA (1) W Connection (6), Joe Public (2), San Juan Jabloteh (2), Caledonia AIA (1)
 Jamaica 3 4 Harbour View (2), Portmore United (1) Arnett Gardens (2), Tivoli Gardens (1), Seba United (1)
 Puerto Rico 2 1 Puerto Rico Islanders (2) Puerto Rico Islanders (1)
 Dominican Republic 2 0 Cibao (1), Atlético Pantoja (1)
 Haiti 0 1 Tempête (1)
 Suriname 0 1 Robinhood (1)

Caribbean Club Shield[edit]

Logo of the Caribbean Club Shield.

A second-tier competition, called the Caribbean Club Shield, was introduced in 2018 for clubs from non-professional leagues which are working towards professional standards.[2] The winner of this competition, as long as it fulfills the CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria, will play against the fourth-placed team of the Caribbean Club Championship for a place in the CONCACAF League.

Season Hosts Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2018  Dominican Republic Club Franciscain Martinique 2–1 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe Real Rincon Bonaire 3–1 Aruba Nacional

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ CFU CLUB CHAMPIONS’ CUP 2011 TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS Archived 2011-10-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Dominican Republic Selected to Host Inaugural CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield". mailchi.mp. CONCACAF. Retrieved 15 February 2018.

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