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Central American Football Union

Sports governing body

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Central American Football Union
Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol
Logo of UNCAF
TypeSports organization
7 member associations
Rafael Tinoco
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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The UNCAF was founded in 1990.


Member associations

Code Association
BLZ Belize
CRC Costa Rica
SLV El Salvador
GUA Guatemala
HON Honduras
NIC Nicaragua
PAN Panama



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.

National teams

Club teams

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

Current title holders

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams (Men's)
Copa Centroamericana 2017  Honduras
U-23 Tournament 2015  Honduras
U-20 Tournament 2018  Guatemala
U-18 Tournament 2019  Costa Rica
U-17 Tournament 2016  Costa Rica
U-16 Tournament 2018  Costa Rica
U-15 Tournament 2019  Costa Rica
Futsal Tournament 2016  Guatemala
Beach Soccer Cup 2018  El Salvador
National teams (Women's)
Women's Copa Centroamericana 2018  Costa Rica
Women's U-20 Tournament 2019  Costa Rica
Women's U-17 Tournament 2017  Costa Rica
Women's U-16 Tournament 2019  Costa Rica
Club teams (Men's)
Interclub Cup 2007 Motagua
U-17 Interclub Cup 2018 Alajuelense
Club teams (Women's)
Women's Interclub Championship 2019 Saprissa

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Major tournament records

National teams appearances in international tournaments

National team World Cup Women's World Cup Gold Cup Women's Gold Cup
Costa Rica 5 1 11 2
Honduras 3 0 11 0
El Salvador 2 0 8 0
Guatemala 0 0 9 1
Panama 1 0 8 2
Belize 0 0 1 0
Nicaragua 0 0 2 0

See also



  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.

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