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CONCACAF Champions League


The CONCACAF Champions League is a continental club football competition organised by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Originally known as the CONCACAF Champions Cup, the tournament began in 1962 as a way to enter the South American Copa Libertadores. 

The competition has undergone different formats from its inception. Unlike many football competitions that have a group stage, the CONCACAF Champions League is purely a 16 team knockout competition. 

The format previously had a group stage and knockout rounds but was changed to the current format prior to the 2018 tournament.

The CONCACAF Champions League is played between February and May, with each round settled by a two-leg home and away tie. 15 teams automatically qualify based on domestic performances and one additional team from qualifies by winning the CONCACAF League.

The 15 clubs that automatically qualify include four from Mexico and the United States, with one club from Canada, the Caribbean Zone, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama included.

There competition has been won by 28 different clubs, with Mexican clubs traditionally dominating. Mexican clubs have won 34 of the 52 CONCACAF Champions League’s thus far, including the last 13 titles.

Mexican side Club América are the most successful club with seven titles, followed by fellow Mexican clubs Cruz Azul with six titles and Pachuca with five. 

The current champions are Guadalajara who defeated Toronto FC in the 2018 finals in a penalty shootout. 

Recent CONCACAF Champions League Winners & Runners-Up


Season
Winners
Runners-Up
2018GuadalajaraToronto FC
2016-17PachucaTigres UANL
2015-16Club AmericaTigres UANL
2014-15Club AmericaMontreal Impact
2013-14Cruz AzulToluca
2012-13MonterreySantos Laguna
2011-12MonterreySantos Laguna
2010-11MonterreyReal Salt Lake
2009-10PachucaCruz Azul
2008-09AtlanteCruz Azul

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