The CCCF Championship was an association football (soccer) tournament made for teams in the area of Central America and the Caribbean between the years of 1941 and 1961. It was founded in 1938 and the precursor of the CONCACAF, that was formed when CCCF (Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol) merged with the NAFC (North American Football Confederation) in 1961. The North American Football Confederation also organized the NAFC Championship in 1947 and 1949, which was revived in 1990 and 1991, after 41 years of absence, before the introduction of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The CCCF Championship was succeeded by the CONCACAF Championship in 1963, following the merger.

Tournament results

List of the final four.[2]

CCCF Championship
YearHostFinal Group Rank
WinnerRunner-up3rd Place4th Place
1941
Details
 Costa Rica Costa Rica El Salvador Curaçao Panama
1943
Details
 El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Costa Rica Nicaragua
1946
Details
 Costa Rica Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras El Salvador
1948
Details
 Guatemala Costa Rica Guatemala Panama Curaçao
1951
Details
 Panama Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua
1953
Details
 Costa Rica Costa Rica Honduras Guatemala Curaçao
1955
Details
 Honduras Costa Rica Curaçao Honduras El Salvador
1957
Details
 Netherlands Antilles Haiti Curaçao Honduras Panama
1960
Details
 Cuba Costa Rica Netherlands Antilles Honduras Suriname
1961
Details
 Costa Rica Costa Rica El Salvador Honduras Haiti
  1. The Territory of Curaçao officially became the Netherlands Antilles on 15 December 1954 although the national football team played under the name of Curaçao until 1958.

Winners

WinsNationYear(s)
7 Costa Rica1941, 1946, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1961
1 El Salvador1943
1 Panama1951
1 Haiti1957

Competitive history

Team
1941

1943

1946

1948

1951

1953

1955

1957

1960

1961
Years
 Aruba51
 Costa Rica1st3rd1st1st2nd1st1st1st1st9
 Cuba755GS4
 Curaçao3rd442nd2nd5
 Netherlands Antilles2ndGS2
 El Salvador2nd1st3rd5542nd7
 Guatemala2nd2nd2nd3rd6GS6
 Haiti1st42
 Honduras42nd3rd3rd3rd3rd6
 Nicaragua5463rd6GS6
 Panama453rd1st74GS7
 Suriname41
Total5465377559
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter Finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts

CCCF Championshing winning head coaches

YearManagerNation
1941 Alejandro Morera Soto Costa Rica
1943 Amaricano Gonzalez El Salvador
1946 Costa Rica
1948 Hernán Bolaños Costa Rica
1951 Óscar Rendoll Gómez Panama
1953 Otto Bumbel Costa Rica
1955 Alfredo 'Chato' Stone Costa Rica
1957 Dan Georgiadis Haiti
1960 Ruben Amorín Costa Rica
1961 Eduardo Toba Muino Costa Rica