MIAMI, Florida – Concacaf is using this time to reflect on the history of the Confederation’s competitions, including its premier national team tournament, the Concacaf Gold Cup.
As the all-time leader in Gold Cup titles with eight, it is no surprise to see Mexico as the most winningest team in Gold Cup history.
All told, El Tricolor boast an overall record of 70W-20D-15L record in the tournament, with 232 goals scored and just 65 conceded.
Avoiding defeat over the course of a Gold Cup tournament is no easy feat, yet Mexico have accomplished that feat nine different times.
Mexico claimed three consecutive Gold Cup titles in 1993, 1996 and 1998, starting with a 4W-1D-0L record in 1993, followed by perfect 4W-0D-0L marks in 1996 and 1998.
Coincidentally, Mexico went unbeaten in the 2002 tournament with a 2W-1D-0L record but lost in a penalty shootout to South Korea in the quarterfinals. It would prove to be the only time that Mexico went unbeaten in a Gold Cup but failed to win the tournament.
Mexico’s title-winning campaign in 2003 was accompanied by a 4W-1D-0L record before a 4W-2D-0L record in 2009 that included a penalty shootout win over Costa Rica in the semifinals.
Only once did Mexico keep an unblemished record in a 12-team Gold Cup, coming in 2011 when they finished 6W-0D-0L.
El Tricolor’s 2015 title started with a 1W-2D-0L record in the group stage but ended in strong fashion with three wins in the knockout round for a 4W-2D-0L record.
Mexico’s eighth and most recent Gold Cup title was nearly impeccable, as a 1-1 draw with Costa Rica in the quarterfinals, later won by Mexico in a penalty shootout, was the only time they dropped points in the tournament on their way to a 5W-1D-0L record.