2015 Emperor's Cup

The 95th Emperor's Cup (第95回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会) was the regular edition of the annual Japanese national cup tournament, which was held from 29 August 2015 to its final on 1 January 2016.[1]

2015 Emperor's Cup
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Country Japan
Teams88
ChampionsGamba Osaka (5th title)
Runners-upUrawa Red Diamonds
Matches played87
2014
2016

The winners, Gamba Osaka, qualified to the group stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League.

CalendarEdit

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round
First round 29, 30 August 36 47+1+2+22 → 36
Second round 5, 6, 9 September 24 36+12 → 24
  • 12 J1 clubs (except 4 J1 seeded teams)
Third round 10, 11, 14 October 12 24 → 12
Fourth round 11, 14, 15 November 8 12+4 → 8
  • 4 J1 seeded teams including:
  • 2 ACL Quarter-finals Participants
  • Top 2 teams of J1 1st stage
Quarterfinals 26 December 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 29 December 2 4 → 2
Final 1 January 2016 1 2 → 1

Participating clubsEdit

88 clubs competed in the tournament. The 18 clubs from 2015 J1 League and 22 clubs from 2015 J2 League received a bye to the second round of the tournament. The other 47 teams earned berths by winning their respective prefectural cup tournaments, and entered from the first round along with the JFL seeded team, the Apertura Champion.

2015 J1 League
all clubs
2015 J2 League
all clubs
2015 Japan Football League
Apertura Champion
47 prefectural tournament winners

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

29 August 2015 No.2 Matsumoto Yamaga 3 – 0 Saurcos Fukui Matsumotodaira Football Stadium, Matsumoto, Nagano
16:00 Attendance: 5,960
30 August 2015 No.3 Zweigen Kanazawa 6 – 3 (a.e.t.) FC Imabari Ishikawa Kanazawa Stadium, Kanazawa
16:00 Attendance: 1,241
29 August 2015 No.4 Oita Trinita 2 – 0 Saga LIXIL F.C. Ōita Bank Dome, Ōita
19:00 Attendance: 2,004
29 August 2015 No.5 V-Varen Nagasaki 7 – 0 Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Nagasaki S.C. Nagasaki Athletic Stadium, Isahaya, Nagasaki
18:00 Attendance: 1,259
29 August 2015 No.6 MIO Biwako Shiga 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Arterivo Wakayama Higashiomi Nunobiki Sports Park Athletics Stadium, Higashiōmi
13:00 Attendance: 329
30 August 2015 No.7 Toyama Shinjo Club 0 – 5 FC Ryukyu Toyama Athletic Stadium, Toyama
17:00 Attendance: 780
29 August 2015 No.8 Mito HollyHock 4 – 2 ReinMeer Aomori F.C K's denki Stadium Mito, Mito, Ibaraki
18:00 Attendance: 1,327
29 August 2015 No.9 Giravanz Kitakyushu 2 – 1 J. FC Miyazaki Honjō Athletic Stadium, Kitakyushu
16:00 Attendance: 712
29 August 2015 No.10 Nirasaki Astros 0 – 3 Juntendo University Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium, Kōfu
13:00 Attendance: 339
29 August 2015 No.11 Cerezo Osaka 1 – 2 FC Osaka Kincho Stadium, Osaka
18:00 Attendance: 4,467
30 August 2015 No.12 Ehime FC 1 – 0 Tadotsu Club Ningineer Stadium, Matsuyama, Ehime
19:00 Attendance: 1,039
30 August 2015 No.15 Yokohama FC 3 – 0 Tonan Maebashi Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium, Yokohama
18:00 Attendance: 1,256
29 August 2015 No.18 Thespakusatsu Gunma 1 – 2 FC Gifu Second Gunma Shikishima Soccer Stadium, Maebashi
15:00 Attendance: 1,008
29 August 2015 No.19 Nara Club 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(5 – 6 p)
Fujieda MYFC Nara Prefectural Kashihara Oyakesono Athletics Stadium, Kashihara, Nara
13:00 Attendance: 540
30 August 2015 No.22 Hiroshima University of Economics 2 – 0 University of Tokushima Hiroshima Regional Park, Hiroshima
16:00 Attendance: 344
29 August 2015 No.23 Roasso Kumamoto 1 – 0 Fukuoka University Suizenji Stadium, Kumamoto
16:00 Attendance: 1,524
30 August 2015 No.27 Avispa Fukuoka 3 – 0 Tokai University Level-5 Stadium, Fukuoka
16:00 Attendance: 1,574
30 August 2015 No.28 Vanraure Hachinohe 0 – 1 Sendai University Hachinohe East Sports Park Athletic Stadium, Hachinohe, Aomori
13:00 Attendance: 881
29 August 2015 No.29 Omiya Ardija 4 – 0 Tochigi Uva FC NACK5 Stadium Omiya, Saitama
18:00 Attendance: 2,997
29 August 2015 No.30 Tokyo Verdy 5 – 1 College of Upward Players in Soccer Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium, Kita, Tokyo
18:00 Attendance: 1,173
29 August 2015 No.31 Matsue City football club 1 – 0 Kagoshima United FC Matsue Athletic Stadium, Matsue
13:00 Attendance: 1,124
30 August 2015 No.32 Kyoto Sanga 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(5 – 3 p)
Ritsumeikan University Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto
18:00 Attendance: 1,668
30 August 2015 No.34 AC Nagano Parceiro 1 – 0 Renofa Yamaguchi FC Minaminagano Sports Park, Nagano, Nagano
16:00 Attendance: 2,870
30 August 2015 No.36 FC Gifu 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Kwansei Gakuin University Nagara Football Meadow, Gifu
13:00 Attendance: 1,152

Second roundEdit

5 September 2015 No.39 Oita Trinita 3 – 0 V-Varen Nagasaki Ōita Bank Dome, Ōita
19:00 Attendance: 2,285
9 September 2015 No.41 Kashima Antlers 3 – 1 FC Ryukyu Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima, Ibaraki
19:04 Attendance: 2,069
5 September 2015 No.44 FC Osaka 2 – 3 (a.e.t.) Ehime FC Kincho Stadium, Osaka
18:00 Attendance: 1,186
5 September 2015 No.45 Sagan Tosu 4 – 0 Verspah Oita Tosu Stadium, Tosu, Saga
19:00 Attendance: 3,014
5 September 2015 No.46 Consadole Sapporo 1 – 0 Yokohama FC Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium, Sapporo
13:00 Attendance: 2,970
9 September 2015 No.47 Albirex Niigata 4 – 0 Blaublitz Akita Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata
19:03 Attendance: 3,365
5 September 2015 No.48 Tokushima Vortis 1 – 0 FC Gifu Second Pocarisweat Stadium, Naruto, Tokushima
18:00 Attendance: 1,442
9 September 2015 No.49 Shimizu S-Pulse 2 – 4 Fujieda MYFC IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka
19:04 Attendance: 2,218
9 September 2015 No.52 Roasso Kumamoto 1 – 0 Gainare Tottori Umakana Yokana Stadium, Kumamoto
19:00 Attendance: 1,520
5 September 2015 No.54 Júbilo Iwata 0 – 1 Avispa Fukuoka Yamaha Stadium, Iwata, Shizuoka
18:00 Attendance: 3,368
6 September 2015 No.55 Vegalta Sendai 3 – 2 Sendai University Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
15:03 Attendance: 3,351
6 September 2015 No.56 Omiya Ardija 3 – 1 Tokyo Verdy NACK5 Stadium Omiya, Saitama
18:00 Attendance: 3,851
5 September 2015 No.57 Kawasaki Frontale 3 – 0 Matsue City football club Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
19:04 Attendance: 4,505
6 September 2015 No.60 JEF United Ichihara Chiba 1 – 0 FC Gifu Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba
18:00 Attendance: 3,133

Third roundEdit

14 October 2015 No.62 Oita Trinita 0 – 1 (a.e.t.) Yokohama F. Marinos Ōita Bank Dome, Ōita
19:00 Attendance: 2,847
14 October 2015 No.63 Kashima Antlers 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 3 p)
Mito HollyHock Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima, Ibaraki
19:00 Attendance: 4,492
14 October 2015 No.64 Ventforet Kofu 1 – 0 Ehime FC Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium, Kōfu
19:01 Attendance: 2,056
14 October 2015 No.65 Sagan Tosu 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 1 p)
Consadole Sapporo Tosu Stadium, Tosu, Saga
19:04 Attendance: 2,895
14 October 2015 No.69 FC Machida Zelvia 2 – 0 Avispa Fukuoka Level-5 Stadium, Fukuoka
19:04 Attendance: 1,611
14 October 2015 No.70 Vegalta Sendai 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 3 p)
Omiya Ardija Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
19:03 Attendance: 3,276

Fourth roundEdit

14 November 2015 No.73 Vissel Kobe 1 – 0 Yokohama F. Marinos Misaki Park Stadium, Kobe
15:30 Attendance: 5,135
11 November 2015 No.74 FC Machida Zelvia 1 – 7 Urawa Red Diamonds Kumagaya Athletic Stadium, Kumagaya, Saitama
19:00 Taira   50'   30' Hashimoto
  32' Lee
  45+2'90+2' Sekine
  65' Abe
  69' Takagi
  75' Koroki
Attendance: 5,505
Referee: Jumpei Iida
14 November 2015 No.75 Vegalta Sendai 2 – 1 Matsumoto Yamaga FC Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
13:00 Attendance: 5,802
15 November 2015 No.77 Kawasaki Frontale 0 – 2 Gamba Osaka Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita, Osaka
15:30 Attendance: 7,345
14 November 2015 No.78 Sagan Tosu 4 – 3 Montedio Yamagata Tosu Stadium, Tosu, Saga
17:00 Attendance: 4,762
11 November 2015 No.79 FC Tokyo 2 – 0 Mito HollyHock Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu, Tokyo
19:00 Attendance: 7,294
Referee: Shinji Murakami
11 November 2015 No.80 Tokushima Vortis 1 – 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Pocarisweat Stadium, Naruto, Tokushima
19:00 Attendance: 3,154
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura

Quarter-finalsEdit

26 December 2015 No.81 Vissel Kobe 0 – 3 Urawa Red Diamonds Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka
13:00   22' Koroki
  25' Lee
  44' Ugajin
Attendance: 10,488
Referee: Kenji Ogiya
26 December 2015 No.82 Vegalta Sendai 3 – 3 (a.e.t.)
(3 – 5 p)
Kashiwa Reysol Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
13:00 Attendance: 11,388
Referee: Jumpei Iida
26 December 2015 No.83 Gamba Osaka 3 – 1 Sagan Tosu Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita, Osaka
15:00 Attendance: 12,132
Referee: Matsuo Hajime

Semi-finalsEdit

29 December 2015 No.85 Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) Kashiwa Reysol Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu, Tokyo
13:05 Lee   117' Attendance: 22,462
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
29 December 2015 No.86 Gamba Osaka 3 – 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka
15:05 Usami   7'74'
Nagasawa   90+1'
Attendance: 17,027
Referee: Ryuji Sato

FinalEdit

1 January 2016 No.87 Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – 2 Gamba Osaka Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu, Tokyo
14:16 Koroki   36'   32'53' Patric Attendance: 43,809
Referee: Shinji Murakami

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "公益財団法人 日本サッカー協会 2014年度 第11回理事会" (PDF).(in Japanese) Japan Football Association, 13 November 2014

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