The North American Football Confederation 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.

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.

Nations

The following nations represented the NAFC:

NAFC Championship

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.