North American Football Confederation

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North American Football Confederation
NAFC on World Map.png
TypeSports organization
4 member associations

The North American Football Confederation (NAFC) was founded in 1946 and a forerunner to the CONCACAF as the governing body of football in North America until 1961, when it merged with the Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol (CCCF) to form CONCACAF.

The first president of the NAFC was Carlos Alonso who was elected on 19 December 1946 in Havana.[1]

The NAFC name was revived briefly in the early 1990s to determine a North American champion. The revival was abandoned with the creation of the Gold Cup.


The following nations represented the NAFC:

NAFC Championship[edit]

Four tournaments were held under the NAFC banner. The winners of the first two, called the NAFC Championship, were:

After 41 years, the championship was briefly revived as the North American Nations Cup.


  1. ^ "International Grid Loop Lays Plans". Miami News. 20 December 1946. p. 33.

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