Football at the Central American and Caribbean Games

Association football is one of the sports played at the Central American and Caribbean Games, a quadrennial multi-sports event for countries in those regions. The Games can involve eligible national teams from two football confederations, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.

Football at the Central American and Caribbean Games
Founded1930 (men's)
2010 (women's)
RegionCentral America
Caribbean
Number of teams8 (women's)
8 (men's)
Current champions Colombia (men's)
 Mexico (women's)
Most successful team(s) Mexico (men's)
 Mexico (women's)
Football at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

A men's tournament was first held in the second edition of the Games in 1930.

The first women's event was held in 2010. In 2010, only a women's tournament was played, but both men's and women's events have been held in subsequent editions. The women's tournament is for senior national women's teams.

The following is a summary of the football championships at the Central American and Caribbean Games.

Tournament history

Source:

Men's tournament

The men's tournament has changed several times regarding player eligibility.

In the first men's tournaments, full senior squads competed, but now the men's tournament is only for under-20 teams.

In full:

Men's medallists

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold MedalistsScoreSilver MedalistsBronze MedalistsScore4th place
1930
Details

Havana

Cuba

Costa Rica

Honduras

El Salvador
1935
Details

San Salvador

Mexico

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Cuba
1938
Details

Panama City

Mexico

Costa Rica

Colombia

El Salvador
1946
Details

Barranquilla

Colombia

Panama

Curaçao

Costa Rica
1950
Details

Guatemala City

Curaçao

Guatemala

Honduras

El Salvador
1954
Details

Mexico City

El Salvador

Mexico

Colombia

Panama
1959
Details

Caracas

Mexico

Netherlands Antilles

Venezuela

Panama
1962
Details

Kingston

Netherlands Antilles

Mexico

Venezuela

Jamaica
1966
Details

San Juan

Mexico

Netherlands Antilles

Cuba

El Salvador
1970
Details

Panama City

Cuba

Netherlands Antilles

Colombia

Venezuela
1974
Details

Santo Domingo

Cuba
1–1
Trinidad and Tobago

Bermuda
3–0
Mexico
1978
Details

Medellín

Cuba
2–0
Venezuela

Bermuda
3–0
Mexico
1982
Details

Havana

Venezuela
1–0
Mexico

Cuba
2–1
Bermuda
1986
Details

Santiago

Cuba
1–1
Honduras

Mexico
2–1
Dominican Republic
1990
Details

Mexico City

Mexico
3–0
Venezuela

Costa Rica
2–1
Cuba
1993
Details

Ponce

Costa Rica
2–0
Mexico

Jamaica
3–1
Cuba
1998
Details

Maracaibo

Venezuela
3–1
Mexico

Costa Rica
6–1
Trinidad and Tobago
2002
Details

San Salvador

El Salvador
1–1
Mexico

Costa Rica
0–0
Haiti
2006
Details

Cartagena

Colombia
2–1
Venezuela

Costa Rica
1–0
Honduras
2010
Details

Mayagüez
Football tournament cancelled
2014
Details

Veracruz

Mexico
4–1
Venezuela

Cuba
3–1
Honduras
2018
Details

Barranquilla

Colombia
2–1
Venezuela

Honduras
3–0
Haiti

Women's tournament

The women's tournament is for senior national teams, and was established at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Women's medallists

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold MedalistsScoreSilver MedalistsBronze MedalistsScore4th place
2010[1]
Details

Mayagüez

Venezuela
[A]
Trinidad and Tobago

Guatemala
[A]
Haiti
2014[2]
Details

Veracruz

Mexico
2–0
Colombia

Costa Rica
3–2
Venezuela
2018
Details

Barranquilla

Mexico
3–1
Costa Rica

Venezuela
1–0
Trinidad and Tobago

Medal count

Men's

No. Team Gold Silver Bronze
1  Mexico 8 6 1
2  Cuba 5 0 3
4  Venezuela 3 5 3
3  Colombia 3 1 3
5  Netherlands Antilles 2 3 1
6  El Salvador 2 0 1
7  Costa Rica 1 4 5
11  Trinidad and Tobago 0 2 0
8  Honduras 0 1 3
10  Guatemala 0 1 1
9  Panama 0 1 0
12  Bermuda 0 0 2
13  Jamaica 0 0 1

Footnotes

A. ^ Final stage was a round-robin group.
B. ^ The Colombian football team were awarded bronze medals in spite of having been thrown out of the tournament.

See also

References

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