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[The flag of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 04 June 2011
Emblem by CONCACAF and Antoni Mysona, from High Quality Football Logos


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CONCACAF flag and emblem

[The emblem of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football]

Emblem by CONCACAF and Antoni Mysona, from High Quality Football Logos.
August 2004.

April 30, 2004. With the XXIV Ordinary Congress of The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) taking place in Grenada this weekend, the confederation has today unveiled its new logo.

“As CONCACAF enters a very exciting period it is essential that our visual identity should become uniformly applied and this new visual identity will provide CONCACAF with a strong and distinctive public face for many years to come,” said CONCACAF Secretary General Chuck Blazer.

At a flag-raising ceremony held today at the CONCACAF Congress, the new logo stood proudly among the national flags of each of CONCACAF’s 40 members which are being flown throughout this weekend of Congress activities.

The new identity, including the logo, now replaces all previously used logos in official CONCACAF communications.

CONCACAF is one of six FIFA world confederations, serving as the governing body of soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. It is composed of 40 members, spanning from Canada in the north to Suriname in the south.

From Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football official web site.
Posted by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, November 17, 2004.

The 61st FIFA congress was held at Hellenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland on 31 May - 01 June 2011 (www.fifa.com). Flags of the 208 member associations plus those of FIFA six continental confederations, International Olympic Committee, United Nations and FIFA itself were hoisted on the ceiling of Hellenstadion convention center.
Out of the photo gallery published by FIFA in its official website, I share the following notes:
- Chinese Taipei flag was a blue one with old association's emblem: plum blosoom with sun, ying-yang and footballs.
- The Curazao flag (blue with yellow stripe and white stars) is already hoisted, there is no flag for the defunc Netherlands Antilles.
- The Somalia flag was hoisted upside-down, e.g. downwar five-pointed star.
- The OFC flag is white withe the new emblem and abbreviation.
- The AFC flag is white.
- The UEFA flag is blue with the confederation's emblem
- The CONCACAF is white.
- The CAF flag bears the new logo on white background.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 04 June 2011


Previous CONCACAF flags and emblems


[The flag of the CONCACAF as Football Confederation (1999-2004)]
by CONCACAF, from High Quality Football Logos.
November 2004.

[The emblem of the Football Confederation]

by CONCACAF, from High Quality Football Logos.
November 2004.

December 1999. A new name, logo and web site have been introduced by the controlling body for football in the regions of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Known since its formation in 1961 by the acronym CONCACAF, the Continental Confederation of FIFA which oversees the activities of 38 member associations will now be known as The Football Confederation.

The new logo shows a pentagon, split into three blocks by the figure of a soccer player. The three blocks represent the three regions of The Football Confederation.

Jack Warner, President of The Football Confederation, said: “We thought it was time to make a change, to present a more vibrant and modern image to a part of the world which is making such headway in the game. Now, instead of an awkward acronym, we have three simple and appropriate words.”

General Secretary Chuck Blazer said: “ Our official name remains the same – Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football – but the new name is easier to say and easier to understand.

“It also takes the two most important words of our full title – Football and Confederation – and uses them as our new name, brand and address on the web, the communication tool which, over time, will mean so much to all our members and their respective public.”

From Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football official web site.
Posted by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, November 17, 2004.


[The flag of the CONCACAF (1961-1999)]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 2005.

[The emblem of the CONCACAF]

by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 2005.


[Possible official flag of the CONCACAF as of 1961-1999]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, June 2006.

During the Televisa Deportes Mexican sports news daily-TV program broadcasted in someday in November in order to present the four teams representing CONCACAF to 2006 the World Cup, ie:

  • United States of America
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    it was showed the following COCACAF flag... It seemed to be an early CONCACAF meeting. The three central stripes represent the three regions into which the CONCACAF is divided: North-America, Central-America and the Caribbean.
    The images were too fast, so the following images are subject to further confirmation.
    Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, December 2005.
     

    CONCACAF flag 2004-2011

    [The flag of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football]
    by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, November 17, 2004.
    Emblem by CONCACAF and Antoni Mysona, from High Quality Football Logos

    Flag and emblem adopted: April 30, 2004.

    The information above is confirmed by many issues of the official CONCACAF newsletter:

  • Concacaf News, May/June 1998, p 1.
  • News Football Confederation, February/March 2000, p 3.
  • Confederation News, April 2002, p 1.
  • Concacaf News, February 2004, p 3.
    Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, June 2006.
     

    CONCACAF national football associations


    
    Codes from FIFA
    
                                                          CONCACAF
    Football Association (Country)                  CODE MEMBERSHIP FOUNDED
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    ANGUILLA                                        AIA	1996	1990
    ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA                             ATG	1970	1928
    ARUBA                                           ARU	1988	1932
    BAHAMAS                                         BAH	1968	1967
    BARBADOS                                        BRB	1968	1910
    BELIZE                                          BLZ	1986	1980
    BERMUDA                                         BER	1962	1928
    BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS                          VGB	1996	1974
    CANADA                                          CAN	1912	1912
    CAYMAN ISLANDS                                  CAY	1992	1966
    COSTA RICA                                      CRC	1927	1921
    CUBA                                            CUB	1932	1924
    DOMINICA                                        DMA	1994	1970
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC                              DOM	1958	1953
    EL SALVADOR                                     SLV	1938	1935
    GRENADA                                         GRN	1976	1924
    GUATEMALA                                       GUA	1946	1919
    GUYANA                                          GUY	1968	1902
    HAITI                                           HAI	1933	1904
    HONDURAS                                        HON	1951	1951
    JAMAICA                                         JAM	1962	1910
    MEXICO                                          MEX	1929	1927
    MONTSERRAT                                      MSR	1996	1994
    NETHERLANDS ANTILLES                            ANT	1932	1921
    NICARAGUA                                       NCA	1950	1931
    PANAMA                                          PAN	1938	1937
    PUERTO RICO                                     PUR	1960	1940
    SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS                           KNA	1992	1932
    SAINT LUCIA                                     LCA	1988	1979
    SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES                VIN	1988	1979
    SURINAME                                        SUR	1929	1920
    TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO                             TRI	1963	1908
    TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS                        TCA	1998	1996
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA                        USA	1914	1913
    UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS                    VIR	1998	1992
    

    
    Football Association (Country)                  CODE FOUNDED
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    FRENCH GUIANA                                     ?	1962
    GUADELOUPE                                        ?	?
    MARTINIQUE                                        ?	?
    SAINT MARTIN                                 	  ?	?
    SINT MAARTEN                                  	  ?	?