Japanese Super Cup

The Japanese Super Cup (Japanese: スーパーカップ、スーパー杯) or Fuji Xerox Super Cup (Japanese: 富士ゼロックススーパーカップ, Hepburn: Fuji zerokkusu sūpā kappu) is an annual one-match association football 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 reigning J1 League champions and the Emperor's Cup winners. Fuji Xerox have sponsored the competition since its inception in 1994. The match is usually played in February each year.

Japanese Super Cup
Fuji Xerox Super Cup
Founded1977 (original)
1994 (reestablishment)
RegionJapan
Number of teams2
Current championsVissel Kobe
(1st title)
Most successful club(s)Kashima Antlers
(6 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2020 Japanese Super Cup

Participating clubsEdit

Under the normal circumstances, the following clubs participate:

However, if one club wins both the J1 League and the Emperor's Cup, the J1 League runners-up will participate. Up to 2009, the Emperor's Cup runners-up would take the honor.

Competition formatEdit

  • Two halves of 45-minute match.
  • If tied, penalties would decide the winners. No extra time would be played.

VenuesEdit

ResultsEdit

Year J.League Division 1/J1 League champions Score (PSO) Emperor's Cup winners Date Venue
1994 Verdy Kawasaki
2–1
Yokohama Flügels 5 March 1994 National Stadium, Tokyo
1995 Verdy Kawasaki
2–2
(4–2)
Bellmare Hiratsuka 11 March 1995
1996 Yokohama Marinos
0–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 9 March 1996
1997 Kashima Antlers
3–2
Verdy Kawasaki 5 March 1997
1998 Júbilo Iwata
1–2
Kashima Antlers 14 March 1998
1999 Kashima Antlers
2–1
Shimizu S-Pulse* 27 February 1999
2000 Júbilo Iwata
1–1
(3–2)
Nagoya Grampus Eight 4 March 2000
2001 Kashima Antlers
0–3
Shimizu S-Pulse 3 March 2001
2002 Kashima Antlers
1–1
(4–5)
Shimizu S-Pulse 23 February 2002
2003 Júbilo Iwata
3–0
Kyoto Purple Sanga 1 March 2003
2004 Yokohama F. Marinos
1–1
(2–4)
Júbilo Iwata 6 March 2004
2005 Yokohama F. Marinos
2–2
(4–5)
Tokyo Verdy 1969 26 February 2005 Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
2006 Gamba Osaka
1–3
Urawa Red Diamonds 25 February 2006 National Stadium, Tokyo
2007 Urawa Red Diamonds
0–4
Gamba Osaka 24 February 2007
2008 Kashima Antlers
2–2
(3–4)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 March 2008
2009 Kashima Antlers
3–0
Gamba Osaka 28 February 2009
2010 Kashima Antlers
1–1
(5–3)
Gamba Osaka 27 February 2010
2011 Nagoya Grampus
1–1
(3–1)
Kashima Antlers 26 February 2011 Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
2012 Kashiwa Reysol
2–1
FC Tokyo 3 March 2012 National Stadium, Tokyo
2013 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
1–0
Kashiwa Reysol 23 February 2013
2014 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 22 February 2014
2015 Gamba Osaka
2–0
Urawa Red Diamonds 28 February 2015 Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
2016 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
3–1
Gamba Osaka 20 February 2016
2017 Kashima Antlers
3–2
Urawa Red Diamonds 18 February 2017
2018 Kawasaki Frontale
2–3
Cerezo Osaka 10 February 2018 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
2019 Kawasaki Frontale
1–0
Urawa Red Diamonds 16 February 2019
2020 Yokohama F. Marinos
3–3
(2–3)
Vissel Kobe 8 February 2020

* Since the 1998 Emperor's Cup winners Yokohama Flügels had been disbanded before the match, Shimizu S-Pulse as the runners-up qualified for the competition.
The same club won both the J.League Division 1 and the Emperor's Cup; the cup's runners-up qualified for the competition.
The same club won both the J1 League and the Emperor's Cup; the league's runners-up qualified for the competition.

Super Cup in JSL eraEdit

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 Division 1 champions Score Emperor's Cup winners Date Venue
1977 Furukawa Electric
3–2
Yanmar Diesel 10 April 1977 National Stadium, Tokyo
1978 Fujita Industries
5–1
Yanmar Diesel 2 April 1978 Nagai Stadium, Osaka
1979 Mitsubishi Motors
0–0
(3–1)
Toyo Industries 8 April 1979 National Stadium, Tokyo
1980 Fujita Industries
1–2
Mitsubishi Motors 6 April 1980 Nagai Stadium, Osaka
1981 Yanmar Diesel
0–0
(3–2)
Mitsubishi Motors 5 April 1981 National Stadium, Tokyo
1982 Fujita Industries
2–0
Nippon Kokan 28 March 1982
1983 Mitsubishi Motors
3–0
Yamaha Motors 27 March 1983
1984 Yomiuri SC
2–0
Nissan Motors 25 March 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
6
4
1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2017 2001, 2002, 2008, 2011
Urawa Red Diamonds
4
5
1979, 1980, 1983, 2006 1981, 2007, 2015, 2017, 2019
Tokyo Verdy
4
1
1984, 1994, 1995, 2005 1997
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
4
1
2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 1979
Júbilo Iwata
3
2
2000, 2003, 2004 1983, 1998
Gamba Osaka
2
4
2007, 2015 2006, 2009, 2010, 2016
Shonan Bellmare
2
2
1978, 1982 1980, 1995
Cerezo Osaka
2
2
1981, 2018 1977, 1978
Shimizu S-Pulse
2
1
2001, 2002 1999
Nagoya Grampus
2
1
1996, 2011 2000
Kashiwa Reysol
1
1
2012 2013
Kawasaki Frontale
1
1
2019 2018
JEF United Chiba
1
0
1977
Vissel Kobe
1
0
2020
Yokohama F. Marinos
0
6
1984, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2020
NKK SC
0
1
1982
Yokohama Flügels
0
1
1994
Kyoto Sanga
0
1
2003
FC Tokyo
0
1
2012

See alsoEdit

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