Japanese Super Cup

Japanese Super Cup
Xerox Super Cup
Founded 1977 (original)
1994 (reestablished)
Region  Japan
Number of teams 2
Current champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Most successful club(s) Kashima Antlers
(5 titles)

The Japanese Super Cup or Fuji Xerox Super Cup (富士ゼロックススーパーカップ Fuji zerokkusu sūpā kappu?) is an annual one-match football (soccer) competition in Japan organised by J. League and the Japan Football Association (JFA). This competition serves as the season opener and is played between the J. League Champions and the Emperor's Cup Winners of the previous season. Fuji Xerox have sponsored the competition since its inception in 1994. The match usually played around late February each year.

Participating clubsEdit

Under the normal circumstances, following clubs participate:

However, if one club wins both the J. League Championship and the Emperor's Cup, the J. League runners-up will participate. (Note: Until the 2009 season, Emperor's Cup runners-up participated.)

Competition formatEdit

VenuesEdit

ResultsEdit

Year J. League Champions Score Emperor's Cup Winners Date Venue
1994 Verdy Kawasaki
2–1
Yokohama Flügels March 5, 1994 National Stadium, Tokyo
1995 Verdy Kawasaki
2–2
(4–2)
Bellmare Hiratsuka March 11, 1995
1996 Yokohama Marinos
0–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight March 9, 1996
1997 Kashima Antlers
3–2
Verdy Kawasaki March 5, 1997
1998 Júbilo Iwata
1–2
Kashima Antlers March 14, 1998
1999 Kashima Antlers
2–1
Shimizu S-Pulse February 27, 1999
2000 Júbilo Iwata
1–1
(3–2)
Nagoya Grampus Eight March 4, 2000
2001 Kashima Antlers
0–3
Shimizu S-Pulse March 3, 2001
2002 Kashima Antlers
1–1
(4–5)
Shimizu S-Pulse February 23, 2002
2003 Júbilo Iwata
3–0
Kyoto Purple Sanga March 1, 2003
2004 Yokohama F. Marinos
1–1
(2–4)
Júbilo Iwata March 6, 2004
2005 Yokohama F. Marinos
2–2
(4–5)
Tokyo Verdy 1969 February 26, 2005 Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
2006 Gamba Osaka
1–3
Urawa Red Diamonds February 25, 2006 National Stadium, Tokyo
2007 Urawa Red Diamonds
0–4
Gamba Osaka February 24, 2007
2008 Kashima Antlers
2–2
(3–4)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima March 1, 2008
2009 Kashima Antlers
3–0
Gamba Osaka February 28, 2009
2010 Kashima Antlers
1–1
(5–3)
Gamba Osaka February 27, 2010
2011 Nagoya Grampus
1–1
(3–1)
Kashima Antlers February 26, 2011 Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
2012 Kashiwa Reysol
2–1
FC Tokyo March 3, 2012 National Stadium, Tokyo
2013 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
1–0
Kashiwa Reysol February 23, 2013
2014 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2–0
Yokohama F. Marinos February 22, 2014

Since the Emperor's Cup winners, Yokohama Flügels, had been disbanded, the runners-up, Shimizu S-Pulse, qualified for the competition.
The same club had won both the J. League and the Emperor's Cup in the previous year; therefore, the runners-up of the Cup qualified for the competition.

Previous Super CupEdit

The Japanese Super Cup was also played during the Japan Soccer League (JSL) era from 1977 to 1984. However, it was never established as an independent competition as the second competition in 1978 was already served as a mere opening league match of the JSL. This previous Super Cup competition was taken less seriously than the current competition and made dormant after 8 years. All matches were held in the National Stadium in Tokyo except for the 1978 and 1980 matches, both held in Osaka.

Year JSL Champions Score Emperor's Cup Winners Date Venue
1977 Furukawa Electric
3–2
Yanmar Diesel April 10, 1977 National Stadium, Tokyo
1978 Fujita Industries
5–1
Yanmar Diesel April 2, 1978 Nagai Stadium, Osaka
1979 Mitsubishi Motors
0–0
(3–1)
Toyo Industries April 8, 1979 National Stadium, Tokyo
1980 Fujita Industries
1–2
Mitsubishi Motors April 6, 1980 Nagai Stadium, Osaka
1981 Yanmar Diesel
0–0
(3–2)
Mitsubishi Motors April 5, 1981 National Stadium, Tokyo
1982 Fujita Industries
2–0
NKK SC March 28, 1982
1983 Mitsubishi Motors
3–0
Yamaha Motors March 27, 1983
1984 Yomiuri S.C.
2–0
Nissan Motors March 25, 1984

The same club had won both the JSL and the Emperor's Cup in the previous year; therefore, the runners-up of the Cup qualified for the competition.

Overall RecordsEdit

Years in italic indicate Japan Soccer League seasons. Clubs in italic no longer exist.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years Runners-up Years
Kashima Antlers
5
4
1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2010 2001, 2002, 2008, 2011
Urawa Red Diamonds
4
2
1979, 1980, 1983, 2006 1981, 2007
Tokyo Verdy
4
1
1984, 1994, 1995, 2005 1997
Júbilo Iwata
3
2
2000, 2003, 2004 1983, 1998
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
3
1
2008, 2013, 2014 1979
Shonan Bellmare
2
2
1978, 1982 1980, 1995
Shimizu S-Pulse
2
1
2001, 2002 1999
Nagoya Grampus
2
1
1996, 2011 2000
Gamba Osaka
1
3
2007 2006, 2009, 2010
Cerezo Osaka
1
2
1981 1977, 1978
Kashiwa Reysol
1
1
2012 2013
JEF United Chiba
1
0
1977
Yokohama F. Marinos
0
5
1984, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2014
NKK SC
0
1
1982
Yokohama Flügels
0
1
1994
Kyoto Sanga
0
1
2003
FC Tokyo
0
1
2012

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Last modified on 22 February 2014, at 18:48