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Central American Football Union

Central American Football Union
Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol
Logo of UNCAF
Abbreviation UNCAF
Formation 1990[1]
Type Sports organisation
Membership 7 member associations
President 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.

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 cup six times (1991, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007). Honduras has won the cup three times (1993,1995 and 2011). Guatemala won the tournament in 2001 and Panama 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 3 teams to the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.


  • Competitions 1
    • National teams 1.1
    • Club teams 1.2
  • See also 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4


National teams

Club teams

Older logo

See also

External links

  • Official website (Spanish)


  1. ^ "DIGICEL AND THE CENTRAL AMERICAN UNION OF FOOTBALL (UNCAF) LAUNCH THE COPA DE NACIONES DIGICEL 2009". Digicel Football. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
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