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CONCACAF Gold Cup
Founded 1991
Region North America (CONCACAF)
Number of teams 12
Current champions  Mexico (5th title)
Most successful team  Mexico (5 titles)
Website www.goldcup.org

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF.

When the Gold Cup does not fall the same year as an edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, the winner, or highest place team that is a member of both CONCACAF and FIFA, qualifies for the next staging of that tournament.

Contents

History

Map of winning countries. Combined statistics from both CONCACAF Championship and CONCACAF Gold Cup eras.

Prior to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) being formed in 1961, football in the region was divided into smaller, regional divisions. The two main bodies consisted of the Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol (CCCF) founded in 1938 (consisting of Central America and most of the Caribbean) and the North American Football Confederation (NAFC) founded in 1946 (consisting of United States, Mexico, Canada, and Cuba). Each confederation held their own competitions, the CCCF Championship and the NAFC Championship. The CCCF held 10 championships from 1941-1961, Costa Rica winning seven (1941, ’46, ’48, ’53, ’55, ’60, ’61), and one each by El Salvador (1943), Panama (1951) and Haiti (1957). The NAFC held two championships, in 1947 and 1949, won each time by Mexico.

CONCACAF was founded in its current form in 1961 after the merging of NAFC and CCCF and thus resulted in a single competition being held for the continent. However, the first official national team competition was not held until more than two years had passed, with El Salvador being selected as the first hosting country (1963). The CONCACAF Campeonato de Naciones, as it was called, was then held every two years from 1963-1971. The second edition (1965) held in Guatemala, saw Mexico defeat the host in the final of a six-team tournament. The 1967 competition was held in Honduras and saw a third different champion crowned, Guatemala. Costa Rica won their second title as hosts in 1969, knocking off Guatemala, while two years later, Mexico won their second championship as the tournament moved to the Caribbean for the first time, held in Trinidad & Tobago. In 1973, the tournament kept the same format of six teams in one site playing a single round-robin, but now there were bigger stakes attached: the Confederation’s berth in the FIFA World Cup finals. In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the host country pulled off a shocking upset by winning the tournament and claiming a spot in West Germany 1974.

With the Campeonato de Naciones doubling as the final World Cup qualifying tournament, the next two editions were held in Ciudad de México and Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 1977 and 1981, respectively, the host country came away as champion and grabbed the spots on offers each time. In 1985 and 1989, the winner of the World Cup qualifying tournament was again crowned Confederation champion. Canada and Costa Rica were named champions in ’85 and ’89, respectively, but without ever lifting a trophy.

In 1990, CONCACAF again created a tournament as its showpiece event to crown the regional champion. The event was named the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with the USA hosting the first competition in 1991. The host country was the inaugural champion of the eight-team tournament. Mexico dominated the remainder of the decade, winning three consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cup titles in 1993, 1996 and 1998. In the 1996 edition, the Gold Cup field included its first guest team, inviting the defending FIFA World Cup Champions Brazil.

Starting with the 2000 Gold Cup, the tournament field was increased to twelve teams. Canada made history winning their first major international honour in more than 100 years of football.

The 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup was contested in the United States from June 6 to June 24, 2007 where the hosts successfully defended their title beating Mexico in the final 2-1 in Chicago; Canada and Guadeloupe shared third-place. The 2009 Gold Cup took place July 3 to July 26, 2009.[1] with Mexico claiming the title after beating the United States by a 5-0 score.

Since the formation of the Gold Cup in 1991, the CONCACAF Championship has been won five times by Mexico, four times by the United States, and once by Canada.

Qualification

North American zone

  • Qualifies automatically, 3 teams.

Central American zone

Caribbean zone

Tournament results

CONCACAF Championship
Year Host Final Group Rank
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1963
Details
 El Salvador
Costa Rica

El Salvador

Netherlands Antilles

Honduras
1965
Details
 Guatemala
Mexico

Guatemala

Costa Rica

El Salvador
1967
Details
 Honduras
Guatemala

Mexico

Honduras

Trinidad and Tobago
1969
Details
 Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Guatemala

Netherlands Antilles

Mexico
1971
Details
 Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico

Haiti

Costa Rica

Cuba
1973
Details (1)
 Haiti
Haiti

Trinidad and Tobago

Mexico

Honduras
1977
Details (1)
 Mexico
Mexico

Haiti

El Salvador

Canada
1981
Details (1)
 Honduras
Honduras

El Salvador

Mexico

Canada
1985
Details (1)
North America, No Fixed Venue
Canada

Honduras

Costa Rica

El Salvador
1989
Details (1)
North America, No Fixed Venue
Costa Rica

United States

Trinidad and Tobago

Guatemala
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1991
Details
 United States
United States
0–0 a.e.t.
(4-3 pen)

Honduras

Mexico
2–0
Costa Rica
1993
Details
 United States
&  Mexico

Mexico
4–0
United States
 Costa Rica
 Jamaica
1-1
a.e.t.(2)
1996
Details
 United States
Mexico
2–0
Brazil

United States
3–0
Guatemala
1998
Details
 United States
Mexico
1–0
United States

Brazil
1–0
Jamaica
2000
Details
 United States
Canada
2–0
Colombia
 Peru
 Trinidad and Tobago(3)
2002
Details
 United States
United States
2–0
Costa Rica

Canada
2–1
Korea Republic
2003
Details
 United States
&  Mexico

Mexico
1-0
a.s.d.e.t.

Brazil

United States
3–2
Costa Rica
2005
Details
 United States
United States
0–0 a.e.t.
(3-1 pen)

Panama
Not held(3)
 Colombia
 Honduras
2007
Details
 United States
United States
2–1
Mexico
 Canada
 Guadeloupe
2009
Details
 United States
Mexico
5–0
United States
 Costa Rica
 Honduras


(invited teams in italics)

1 No formal tournament was held. In qualification for the World Cup, the top team in qualifying was considered champion.

2 Costa Rica and Jamaica tied 1-1 after extra time and shared third place.

3 No third place match was played; third place was shared.

Cumulative results

The following is a compiled national level championship table for CONCACAF region. Years in Italics indicate years prior to the Gold Cup.

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Mexico 8 (1965, 1971, 1977a[›], 1993a[›], 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009) 2 (1967, 2007) 3 (1973, 1981, 1991) 1 (1969)
 United States 4 (1991a[›], 2002a[›], 2005a[›], 2007a[›]) 4 (1989, 1993a[›], 1998a[›], 2009a[›]) 2 (1996a[›], 2003a[›]) -
 Costa Rica 3 (1963, 1969a[›], 1989) 1 (2002) 5 (1965, 1971, 1985, 1993, 2009) 2 (1991, 2003)
 Canada 2 (1985, 2000) - 2 (2002, 2007) 2 (1977, 1981)
 Guatemala 1 (1967) 2 (1965a[›], 1969) - 2 (1989, 1996)
 Haiti 1 (1973a[›]) 2 (1971, 1977) - -
 Honduras 1 (1981a[›]) 2 (1985, 1991) 3 (1967a[›], 2005, 2009) 2 (1963, 1973)
 El Salvador - 2 (1963a[›], 1981) 1 (1977) 2 (1965, 1985)
 Brazilb[›] - 2 (1996, 2003) 1 (1998) -
 Trinidad and Tobago - 1 (1973) 2 (1989, 2000) 1 (1967)
 Colombiab[›] - 1 (2000) 1 (2005) -
 Panama - 1 (2005) - -
 Netherlands Antilles - - 2 (1963, 1969) -
 Jamaica - - 1 (1993) 1 (1998)
 Guadeloupe - - 1 (2007) -
 Perub[›] - - 1 (2000) -
 Korea Republicb[›] - - - 1 (2002)
 Cuba - - - 1 (1971)

^ a: Hosts
^ b: Teams invited to the tournament
Italic = Tournaments held before present Gold Cup.

Top scorers

Year Player Goals
1963 ?
1965 ?
1967 ?
1969 Guatemala Cesar Amando Melgar
Guatemala Marco Fión
Costa Rica Victor Manuel Ruiz
3
1971 ?
1973 Trinidad and Tobago Steve David 7
1977 Mexico Víctor Rangel 6
1981 Mexico Hugo Sánchez 3
1985 Honduras Roberto Figueroa 5
1989 Guatemala Raúl Chacón
Guatemala Julio Rodas
Costa Rica Evaristo Coronado
Costa Rica Juan Arnoldo Cayasso
Costa Rica Leonidas Flores
Trinidad and Tobago Leonson Lewis
Trinidad and Tobago Kerry Jamerson
Trinidad and Tobago Philibert Jones
2
1991 Mexico Benjamin Galindo 4
1993 Mexico Zaguinho 12
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Eric Wynalda 4
1998 Flag of Costa Rica (state).svg Paulo Wanchope
Flag of Mexico.svg Luis Hernández
4
2000 Canada Carlo Corazzin 4
2002 United States Brian McBride 4
2003 Costa Rica Walter Centeno
United States Landon Donovan
4
2005 United States DaMarcus Beasley
United States Landon Donovan
Guatemala Carlos Ruiz
Honduras Wilmer Velasquez
Panama Luis Tejada
3
2007 Honduras Carlos Pavón 5
2009 Mexico Miguel Sabah 4

In italics tournaments prior to Gold Cup

Total hosts

Time(s) Nation Year(s) Gold Cup Championship
10  United States 1991, 1993^, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003^, 2005, 2007, 2009 10 0
3  Mexico 1977, 1993^, 2003^ 2 1
2  Honduras 1967, 1981 0 2
1  El Salvador 1963 0 1
1  Costa Rica 1969 0 1
1  Guatemala 1965 0 1
1  Trinidad and Tobago 1971 0 1
1  Haiti 1973 0 1
2 No Host 1985, 1989 0 2

In italics tournaments prior to Gold Cup.

^ Co-hosted by Mexico and USA.

Tournament appearances

Appearances Nation Gold Cup Championship
18  Mexico 10 8
16  Guatemala 8 8
15  Costa Rica
 Honduras
9
9
6
6
13  Trinidad and Tobago 7 6
12  El Salvador
 Canada
 United States
6
9
10
6
3
2
11  Haiti 4 7
9  Jamaica 7 2
7  Cuba 5 2
5  Panama 4 1
4  Netherlands Antilles 0 4
3  Martinique
 Nicaragua
 Brazil^
 Colombia^
3
1
3
3
0
2
0
0
2  Guadeloupe
 Suriname
 Korea Republic^
2
0
2
0
2
0
1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Peru^
 Ecuador^
 South Africa^
 Grenada
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

^ Teams invited to the tournament.

Gold Cup results

  • 1991 - 2009
Rank Team P W D L F A +/-
1  United States 49 38 6 5 93 34 +59
2  Mexico 45 32 7 6 103 24 +79
3  Brazil 14 8 2 4 22 9 +13
4  Honduras 30 14 4 13 52 44 +8
5  Guadeloupe 9 4 1 4 10 13 -3
6  Canada 32 14 7 11 41 46 -5
7  Colombia 13 5 2 6 14 17 -3
8  Costa Rica 38 13 10 15 61 51 +10
9  El Salvador 17 5 1 11 11 31 -20
10  South Africa 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1
11  Peru 4 1 1 2 7 7 0
12  Jamaica 25 6 4 15 25 47 -22
13  Panama 17 4 6 7 23 26 -3
14  Trinidad and Tobago 19 4 4 11 24 35 -11
15  Haiti 12 2 4 6 10 19 -9
16  Guatemala 23 3 6 14 18 40 -22
17  Martinique 8 1 2 5 5 20 -15
18  Cuba 13 1 2 10 10 37 -27
19  Korea Republic 7 0 4 3 5 9 -4
20  Ecuador 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
21  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2 0 8 -8
22  Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8
23  Grenada 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10

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