Central American Football Union

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Central American Football Union
Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol
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Logo of UNCAF
AbbreviationUNCAF
Formation1990 [1]
TypeSports organization
Membership
7 member associations
Rafael Tinoco
Website Official website
The members of UNCAF (orange), with all members of CONCACAF (camel). Members of UNCAF.svg
The members of UNCAF (orange), with all members of CONCACAF (camel).

The Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol (Central American Football Union), more commonly known by the acronym UNCAF, represents the national football teams of Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its member associations are part of CONCACAF.

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Overview

The UNCAF organize various competitions, the Central American Cup is played every two years, starting in 1991, and usually feature the seven national teams. Costa Rica is the most successful team, winning the tournament eight times (1991, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, and 2014). Honduras have won the tournament four times (1993, 1995, 2011, and 2017). Guatemala won the tournament in 2001, and Panama won it in 2009. This tournament usually runs as a qualification round for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The UNCAF also ran the Copa Interclubes UNCAF, a competition for the champions and runners-up of the domestic leagues of the UNCAF members; C.D. Motagua (Honduras) was the last champion (2007). Similarly to the Central American Cup, this competition qualified three teams to the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. As it expanded into the CONCACAF Champions League in 2008, all of the Central American nations have at least one team and the Copa Interclubes UNCAF was disbanded.

Competitions

National teams

Club teams

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National teams appearances in international tournaments

National team World Cup Women's World Cup Gold Cup Women's Gold Cup
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 51112
Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras 30110
Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador 2080
Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala 0091
Flag of Panama.svg Panama 1082
Flag of Belize.svg Belize 0010
Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua 0020

Title holders

UNCAF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.

CompetitionHoldersCurrent event
Copa Centroamericana Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 2017
UNCAF U-23 Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 2015
UNCAF U-20 Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 2018
UNCAF U-18 Tournament Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2019
UNCAF U-17 Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2016
UNCAF U-16 Tournament Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2018
UNCAF U-15 Tournament Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2019
UNCAF Futsal Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 2016
UNCAF Beach Soccer Central American Cup Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 2018
UNCAF Interclub Cup Flag of Honduras.svg Motagua 2007
UNCAF U-17 Interclub Cup TBD 2018
Copa Centroamericana Women's Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2018
UNCAF Women's U-20 Tournament Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2019
UNCAF Women's U-17 Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2017
UNCAF Women's U-16 Tournament Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2019
UNCAF Women's Interclub Championship Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut 2018

See also

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References

  1. "Digicel and the Central American Union of Football (UNCAF) launch the Copa de Naciones Digicel 2009". Digicel Football. 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.