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
Year Host Final Group Rank
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1941
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Costa Rica Costa Rica El Salvador Curaçao Panama
1943
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El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Costa Rica Nicaragua
1946
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Costa Rica Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras El Salvador
1948
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Guatemala Costa Rica Guatemala Panama Curaçao
1951
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Panama Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua
1953
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Costa Rica Costa Rica Honduras Guatemala Curaçao
1955
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Honduras Costa Rica Curaçao Honduras El Salvador
1957
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Netherlands Antilles Haiti Curaçao Honduras Panama
1960
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Cuba Costa Rica Netherlands Antilles Honduras Suriname
1961
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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

Wins Nation Year(s)
7 Costa Rica 1941, 1946, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1961
1 El Salvador 1943
1 Panama 1951
1 Haiti 1957

Competitive history

Team
1941

1943

1946

1948

1951

1953

1955

1957

1960

1961
Years
Aruba 5 1
Costa Rica 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 9
Cuba 7 5 5 GS 4
Curaçao 3rd 4 4 2nd 2nd 5
Netherlands Antilles 2nd GS 2
El Salvador 2nd 1st 3rd 5 5 4 2nd 7
Guatemala 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 6 GS 6
Haiti 1st 4 2
Honduras 4 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 6
Nicaragua 5 4 6 3rd 6 GS 6
Panama 4 5 3rd 1st 7 4 GS 7
Suriname 4 1
Total 5 4 6 5 3 7 7 5 5 9
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

Year Manager Nation
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