The stats are current (I decline to use the word accurate) as of the end of the group stage of the 2009-10 competition. In all their glory, here they are:
|CONCACAF Champions League Record by Country|
- Any matches that ended in penalties were counted as ties, as I do for all the stats I post.
- Mexico clearly dominates. Their dominance is further underscored when you recognize that 5 of their 15 losses, and 11 of the goals scored against Mexican teams, were recorded against Mexican league opponents in the later rounds of the competition.
- I haven't run the numbers in any statistical software, but to the naked eye, it appears there is a stronger inverse correlation between goals conceded and PPG than the positive correlation between goals scored and PPG. In other words: beware a leaky defence.
- There is no real correlation between the strength of national teams and the performance of that country's club teams in the competition, apart from the fact that Mexico is really good in both.
- Since the competition is only two years old, one good run by one team (read: Montreal Impact 2008-09) in one of the less heavily-represented countries really skews the results