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1947 NAFC Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Cuba
Dates13 – 20 July
Teams3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Estadio La Tropical
Havana, Cuba
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (1st title)
Runners-up  Cuba
Third place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored16 (5.33 per match)
Attendance39,400 (13,133 per match)
Top scorer(s) Adalberto López (4)
1949

The 1947 NAFC Championship was the first association football championship for the North American Football Confederation (NAFC).

The first tournament came soon after the founding of the NAFC. Cuba hosted the tournament which included the host national team, Mexico and the United States. Rather than forming a team for the competition, the United States Football Soccer Federation chose to send Ponta Delgada S.C., an amateur team from Fall River, Massachusetts. Ponta Delgada had won both the National Challenge Cup and National Amateur Cup, but was unable to compete with Mexico and Cuba. Mexico easily handled both the U.S. and Cuba, defeating the first 5–0 and the second 3–1. Cuba took second place with a 5–2 victory over the United States. All matches were held at La Tropical Stadium.[1]

1947 NAFC Championship Intro articles: 2

Results

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Mexico (C) 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 4
2  Cuba 2 1 0 1 6 5 +1 2
3  United States 2 0 0 2 2 10 −8 0
Source: rsssf
(C) Champion.
Mexico  5–0  United States
López  3'35'85'
Segura  53'
Ruíz  78' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: José Tapia (Cuba)

Mexico: Raúl Landeros, Alberto Medina, Sergio Bravo, Alfonso Montemayor (captain); Rodrígo Ruíz, Salvador Arizmendi, Antonio Flores, Julián Durán, Adalberto López, Angel Segura, Carlos Septién

United States: Walter Romanowicz, Joe Machado, Manuel Martin, Joseph Rego-Costa, Joe Ferreira, Jesse Braga, Frank Moniz, Ed Souza, Ed Valentine, John Souza, John Travis


Cuba  1–3  Mexico
Minsal  42' Septién  30'
Segura  53'
López  83'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Sam Gabin (USA)

Mexico: Raúl Landeros, Alberto Medina, Sergio Bravo, Alfonso Montemayor (captain), Rodrígo Ruíz, Salvador Arizmendi, Javier de la Torre, Max Prieto, Adalberto López, Angel Segura, Carlos Septién

Cuba: Juan Ayra, Jacinto Barquín, Enrique Martinez, José Ovide, José Minsal, Francisco Alvarez, Roure, Antonio Mederos, Antonio Villalón, Manuel Briso, Buxadera.


Cuba  5–2  United States
Villalon  22'28'
Gironella  61'
Mederos  68'
Veiga  70'
Souza
Valentine
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Carlos Esteva Tejada (Mexico)

Cuba: Juan Ayra, Jacinto Barquín, Enrique Martinez, José Ovide, José Minsal, Francisco Alvarez, Santiago Veiga, Antonio Mederos, Antonio Villalón, Luis Gironella, Buxadera

United States: Walter Romanowicz, Joe Machado, Manuel Martin, Joseph Rego-Costa, Joseph Michaels, Jesse Braga, Frank Muniz, Ed Souza, Ed Valentine, John Souza, John Travis


 1947 NAFC Championship 

Mexico
First title

1947 NAFC Championship Results articles: 20

Scorers

Four goals

Two goals

One goal

1947 NAFC Championship Scorers articles: 2

References

  1. ^ "Mexico wins 1947 NAFC title". CONCACAF Retro. CONCACAF. 2012-07-14. Archived from the original on 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-11-26.

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