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1963 CONCACAF Championship

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1963 CONCACAF Championship
Campeonato de Naciones de CONCACAF 1963
Tournament details
Host countryEl Salvador
Dates23 March – 7 April
Teams9 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Costa Rica (1st title)
Runners-up El Salvador
Third place Netherlands Antilles
Fourth place Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored76 (3.45 per match)
Top scorer(s)El Salvador Eduardo "Volkswagen" Hernández
(6 goals)
1965

The 1963 CONCACAF Championship was the first edition of the CONCACAF Championship, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). The tournament was held between 23 March to 7 April. Nine teams participated in the inaugural event.

The tournament was hosted by El Salvador in the cities of San Salvador and Santa Ana. The nine teams were broken up into one group of five and one group of four; the top two teams of each group would advance to a final group stage, playing in round-robin format to determine the winner. The tournament was won by Costa Rica, who defeated the hosts El Salvador 1–4 in the deciding match of the four-team final group.

Qualifying tournament

Haiti 1–3 Netherlands Antilles
Jamaica

Netherlands Antilles 1–0 Haiti
Jamaica

Venues

San Salvador Santa Ana
Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca Estadio Santaneco
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 15,000

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Honduras 4 3 1 0 6 3 +3 7
2  El Salvador 4 1 3 0 10 5 +5 5
3  Panama 4 1 2 1 8 4 +4 4
4  Guatemala 4 1 2 1 7 6 +1 4
5  Nicaragua 4 0 0 4 2 15 −13 0

Results

El Salvador 1–1 Panama
Honduras 2–1 Guatemala

El Salvador 6–1 Nicaragua
Panama 2–2 Guatemala

Guatemala 3–1 Nicaragua
Honduras 1–0 Panama

El Salvador 1–1 Guatemala
Honduras 1–0 Nicaragua

El Salvador 2–2 Honduras
Panama 5–0 Nicaragua
Tapia Goal 79'

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 5
2  Netherlands Antilles 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 4
3  Mexico 3 1 1 1 9 2 +7 3
4  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0

Results

Netherlands Antilles 2–1 Mexico

Mexico 8–0 Jamaica

Netherlands Antilles 2–1 Jamaica

Final round

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
2  El Salvador 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
3  Netherlands Antilles 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 2
4  Honduras 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
El Salvador 3–0 Honduras

Costa Rica 2–1 Honduras
Córdoba Goal
Jiménez Goal
Guerra Goal

El Salvador 1–4 Costa Rica


 1963 CONCACAF
Championship Winners 

Costa Rica
First title
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1963 CONCACAF Championship
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