Thursday, September 28, 2006

CONCACAF

Here is an excellent post about CONCACAF's historically strongest teams in the 146 editions of the FIFA rankings since 1993. It's a bit sad to see how poorly Canada has compared to much poorer and smaller countries, but hopefully that will turn around in the next few years. In a subsequent post, he ranks the CONCACAF teams historically with the following list:

All Time CONCACAF Ranking (1993-current)

1 Mexico 5,525
2 United States 5,377
3 Costa Rica 4,953
4 Jamaica 4,927
5 Honduras 4,917
6 Trinidad 4,852
7 Canada 4,505
8 El Salvador 4,192
9 Guatemala 4,141
10 Cuba 3,899
11 Barbados 3,770
12 Haiti 3,674
13 Panama 3,544
14 St. Vincent 3,347
15 Grenada 3,186
16 St. Lucia 3,153
17 St. Kitts 2,972
18 Surinam 2,884
19 Antigua 2,717
20 Bermuda 2,374
21 Domincan Rep. 2,314
22 Net. Antilles 2,109
23 Cayman Is. 2,063
24 Dominica 1,990
25 Guyana 1,826
26 Puerto Rico 1,633
27 Nicaragua 1,535
28 British VI 1,327
29 Belize 1,214
30 Aruba 1,171
31 Bahamas 745
32 Anguilla 482
33 USVI 359
34 Turks & Caicos 192
35 Monserrat 123


The blog, Climbing the Ladder, is a must for anybody interested in USA domestic soccer (MLS), or the CONCACAF scene generally.

2 comments:

Tony said...

I've always been a bit bemused as to why Canada don't produce better teams, it's not like Canadians don't like their sports and although Soccer is a low priority I'd expect some ex pats from the UK to encourage some interest.

Anonymous said...

Of late, part of the blame has to lie with players like Owen Hargreaves, who are as Canadian as maple syrup, making opportunistic decisions to play for other countries. Add to that some mismanagement by our soccer association, corrupt refereeing in CONCACAF, and poor coaching, and there you go.

That said, I am of the opinion that the future is bright.