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Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Facts

CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the administrative body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The CONCACAF regulates and oversees the football rules being respected. Both national competitions and club competitions are organised and regulated for both men and women teams.

  • Formed: September 18 1961
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • Full members: 41
  • Biggest nation tournament: CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • Biggest club tournament: CONCACAF Champions League
  • Website: www.concacaf.com

CONCACAF is divided in 3 regional federations, each concentrating on 1 part of the continent:

  • North America Zone (NAFU)
  • Central America Zone (UNCAF)
  • Carribean Zone (CFU)

Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Members

The 41 national association members are:

North America Zone (NAFU)

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. United States

Central America Zone (UNCAF)

  1. Belize
  2. Costa Rica
  3. El Salvador
  4. Guatemala
  5. Honduras
  6. Nicaragua
  7. Panama

Carribean Zone (CFU)

  1. Anguilla
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Aruba
  4. Bahamas
  5. Barbados
  6. Bermuda
  7. Bonaire
  8. British Virgin Islands
  9. Cayman Islands
  10. Cuba
  11. Curaçao
  1. Dominica
  2. Dominican Republic
  3. French Guiana
  4. Grenada
  5. Guadeloupe
  6. Guyana
  7. Haiti
  8. Jamaica
  9. Martinique
  10. Montserrat
  11. Puerto Rico
  1. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  2. Saint Lucia
  3. Saint Martin
  4. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  5. Sint Maarten
  6. Suriname
  7. Trinidad and Tobago
  8. Turks and Caicos Islands
  9. U.S. Virgin Islands

6 condeferation members are not FIFA members: Bonaire, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin and Sint Maarten. Therefore they are not allowed to play in a World Cup or other FIFA tournaments.

Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football in Tournaments

Of the current 41 members, 18 have participated in at least one CONCACAF Gold Cup:

CountryCONCACAF Gold CupTotal
Mexico1991-2013 (all Gold Cups)12
USA1991-2013 (all Gold Cups)12
Costa Rica1991, 1993, 1998-201311
Canada1991-1996, 2000-201311
Honduras1991-2000, 2003-201311
Guatemala1991, 1996-2007, 20119
Jamaica1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 20118
Trinidad and Tobago1991, 1996-2002, 2005, 2007, 20138
El Salvador1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007-20138
Cuba1998, 2002-2007, 2011, 20137
Panama1993, 2005-20136
Haiti2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 20135
Martinique1993, 2002, 2003, 20134
Guadeloupe2007, 2009, 20113
Grenada2009, 20112
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines19961
Nicaragua20091
Belize20131

Of the current 41 members, 10 have participated in at least one World Cup:

CountryFIFA World CupTotal
Mexico1930,1950-1970, 1978, 1986,1994-201415
United States1930,1934,1950,1990 - 201410
Costa Rica1990,2006,2010-20144
Honduras1982,2010-20143
El Salvador1970,19822
Cuba19381
Haiti19741
Canada19861
Jamaica19981
Trinidad and Tobago20061

Of the current 41 members, 3 have participated in at least one Confederations Cup:

CountryFIFA Confederations CupTotal
Mexico1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 20136
United States1992, 1999, 2003, 20094
Canada20011

Of the current 41 members, clubs of 2 members have participated in at least one Club World Cup:

CountryClubFIFA Club World CupTotal
MexicoPachuca2007, 2008, 20103
MexicoMonterrey2011, 2012, 20133
MexicoNecaxa20001
MexicoClub América20061
MexicoAtlante20091
MexicoCruz Azul20141
Costa RicaDeportivo Saprissa20051

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