CONCACAF Gold Cup

Short History

     The CONCACAF Gold Cup or Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF is the main association football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF, determining the continental champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Before the CONCACAF, the two main regional confederations the CCCF and NAFC held its own competition, the CCCF Championship and the NAFC Championship. CONCACAF was founded in 1961 through the merging of NAFC and CCCF and the first CONCACAF Championship was held in 1963 in El Salvador. The tournament was held until 1989, although between 1973 and 1989 it was coupled to the final round of the World Cup Qualification.
     In 1990, CONCACAF decided to separate the continental tournament from the final stages of the tie, giving way to the Gold Cup, with the United States hosting the first competition in 1991. As of that year, the event would be hosted every two years (with two exceptions) with the United States hosting or co-hosting every subsequent iteration of the tournament. Until the 1993 Gold Cup, only eight countries participated, which was increased to nine for the 1996 event, to ten in 1998 and twelve in 2000, and since the 2019 edition sixteen countries have participated. In 1996, the Gold Cup field included its first guest team. Guests were invited to participate from 1996 to 2005, from different confederations, such as CONMEBOL, CAF and AFC.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
1. 1991 United States 28 Jun - 7 Jul 1991 8 nations 16 matches 2 venues 2 cities
2. 1993 United States / Mexico 10 - 25 July 1993 8 nations 16 matches 2 venues 2 cities
3. 1996 United States 10 - 21 January 1996 9 nations 13 matches 3 venues 3 cities
4. 1998 United States 1 - 15 February 1998 10 nations 16 matches 3 venues 3 cities
5. 2000 United States 12 - 27 February 2000 12 nations 19 matches 3 venues 3 cities
6. 2002 United States 18 Jan - 2 Feb 2002 12 nations 20 matches 2 venues 2 cities
7. 2003 United States / Mexico 12 - 27 July 2003 12 nations 20 matches 3 venues 3 cities
8. 2005 United States 6 - 24 July 2005 12 nations 25 matches 7 venues 7 cities
9. 2007 United States 6 - 24 June 2007 12 nations 25 matches 6 venues 6 cities
10. 2009 United States 3 - 26 July 2009 12 nations 25 matches 13 venues 13 cities
11. 2011 United States 5 - 25 June 2011 12 nations 25 matches 13 venues 13 cities
12. 2013 United States 7 - 28 July 2013 12 nations 25 matches 13 venues 13 cities
13. 2015 United States / Canada 7 - 26 July 2015 12 nations 26 matches 14 venues 14 cities
14. 2017 United States 7 - 26 July 2017 12 nations 25 matches 14 venues 14 cities
15. 2019 US / Costa Rica / Jamaica 15 Jun - 7 Jul 2019 16 nations 31 matches 17 venues 16 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 1991 United States UNITED STATES Honduras Mexico
2. 1993 United States / Mexico MEXICO United States Costa Rica
Jamaica
3. 1996 United States MEXICO Brazil United States
4. 1998 United States MEXICO United States Brazil
5. 2000 United States CANADA Colombia
6. 2002 United States UNITED STATES Costa Rica Canada
7. 2003 United States / Mexico MEXICO Brazil United States
8. 2005 United States UNITED STATES Panama
9. 2007 United States UNITED STATES Mexico
10. 2009 United States MEXICO United States
11. 2011 United States MEXICO United States
12. 2013 United States UNITED STATES Panama
13. 2015 United States / Canada MEXICO Jamaica Panama
14. 2017 United States UNITED STATES Jamaica
15. 2019 US / Costa Rica / Jamaica MEXICO United States

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
1. 1991 United States United States - Honduras 0-0 (p 4-3) Mexico - Costa Rica 2-0 United States - Mexico 2-0
Honduras - Costa Rica 2-0
2. 1993 United States / Mexico Mexico - United States 4-0 Costa Rica - Jamaica 1-1 Mexico - Jamaica 6-1
United States - Costa Rica 1-0 (a.e.t.)
3. 1996 United States Mexico - Brazil 2-0 United States - Guatemala 3-0 Mexico - Guatemala 1-0
Brazil - United States 1-0
4. 1998 United States Mexico - United States 1-0 Brazil - Jamaica 1-0 Mexico - Jamaica 1-0 (a.e.t.)
United States - Brazil 1-0
5. 2000 United States Canada - Colombia 2-0 No third place play-off match Canada - Trinidad & Tobago 1-0
Colombia - Peru 2-1
6. 2002 United States United States - Costa Rica 2-0 Canada - South Korea 2-1 United States - Canada 0-0 (p 4-2)
Costa Rica - South Korea 3-1
7. 2003 United States / Mexico Mexico - Brazil 1-0 (a.e.t.) United States - Costa Rica 3-2 Mexico - Costa Rica 2-0
Brazil - United States 2-1 (a.e.t.)
8. 2005 United States United States - Panama 0-0 (p 3-1) No third place play-off match United States - Honduras 2-1
Panama - Colombia 3-2
9. 2007 United States United States - Mexico 2-1 United States - Canada 2-1
Mexico - Guadeloupe 1-0
10. 2009 United States Mexico - United States 5-0 Mexico - Costa Rica 1-1 (p 5-3)
United States - Honduras 2-0
11. 2011 United States Mexico - United States 4-2 Mexico - Honduras 2-0 (a.e.t.)
United States - Panama 1-0
12. 2013 United States United States - Panama 1-0 United States - Honduras 3-1
Panama - Mexico 2-1
13. 2015 United States / Canada Mexico - Jamaica 3-1 Panama - United States 1-1 (p 3-2) Mexico - Panama 2-1 (a.e.t.)
Jamaica - United States 2-1
14. 2017 United States United States - Jamaica 2-1 No third place play-off match United States - Costa Rica 2-0
Jamaica - Mexico 1-0
15. 2019 US / Costa Rica / Jamaica Mexico - United States 1-0 Mexico - Haiti 1-0 (a.e.t.)
United States - Jamaica 3-1

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