Football at the Central American and Caribbean Games

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Football at the Central American and Caribbean Games
Founded 1930
Region Central America
Caribbean
Number of teams 6
Current champions  Venezuela (1st title)
Most successful team  Mexico (3 titles)
Current

Football tournaments have been held at the Central American and Caribbean Games since the second edition in 1930.

History[edit | edit source]

After the 1926 edition didn't have football on the schedule, the 1930 edition saw the introduction of football in the schedule. Six teams entered the first tournament which was set up to be in two groups of three with the top two teams going through to the final round. For Cuba they would take out the final round and win the first gold medal with them winning all three of the final round matches.

1935 saw the format change into a full round-robin with six teams competing. Mexico would come out on top only conceding a single goal against Costa Rica (who got the silver) while also scoring 36 goals in response. Defending champions, Cuba would claim the bronze. The following tournament in 1938 saw Costa Rica claim the title after a 1-1 draw against Mexico meant that Costa Rica finished ahead of Mexico due to goal difference with the national team scoring 24 goals which included two 9-0 wins over El Salvador and Panama respectively.

Results[edit | edit source]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1930 Cuba
Havana, Cuba

Cuba
Final
Costa Rica

El Salvador
Final
Jamaica
1935 El Salvador
San Salvador, El Salvador

Mexico
Round Robin
Costa Rica

Cuba
Round Robin
El Salvador
1938 Panama
Panama City, Panama

Costa Rica
Round Robin
Mexico

Colombia
Round Robin
El Salvador
1946 Colombia
Barranquilla, Colombia

Colombia
Round Robin
Venezuela

Costa Rica
Round Robin
Netherlands Antilles
1950 Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Honduras
2-1
Netherlands Antilles

Costa Rica

Guatemala
1954 Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico
Round Robin
Colombia

El Salvador
Round Robin
Panama
1959 Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela

Mexico
Round-Robin
Panama

Venezuela
Round-Robin
Netherlands Antilles
1963 Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica

Venezuela
Round-Robin
Suriname

Jamaica
Round-Robin
Netherlands Antilles

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