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 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.
|Number of teams||2|
|Current champions||Kawasaki Frontale |
|Most successful club(s)||Kashima Antlers |
|2019 Japanese Super Cup|
Under the normal circumstances, following clubs participate:
- Defending J. League champions
- Defending Emperor's Cup winners
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.)
* 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 runners-up of the cup qualified for the competition.
‡ The same club won both the J1 League and the Emperor's Cup; the runners-up of the league 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 Division 1 Champions||Score||Emperor's Cup Winners||Date||Venue|
|1977||Furukawa Electric||Yanmar Diesel†||April 10, 1977||National Stadium, Tokyo|
|1978||Fujita Industries||Yanmar Diesel†||April 2, 1978||Nagai Stadium, Osaka|
|Toyo Industries†||April 8, 1979||National Stadium, Tokyo|
|1980||Fujita Industries||Mitsubishi Motors†||April 6, 1980||Nagai Stadium, Osaka|
|Mitsubishi Motors||April 5, 1981||National Stadium, Tokyo|
|1982||Fujita Industries||Nippon Kokan||March 28, 1982|
|1983||Mitsubishi Motors||Yamaha Motors||March 27, 1983|
|1984||Yomiuri SC||Nissan Motors||March 25, 1984|
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||1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2017||2001, 2002, 2008, 2011|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||1979, 1980, 1983, 2006||1981, 2007, 2015, 2017, 2019|
|Tokyo Verdy||1984, 1994, 1995, 2005||1997|
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||2008, 2013, 2014, 2016||1979|
|Júbilo Iwata||2000, 2003, 2004||1983, 1998|
|Gamba Osaka||2007, 2015||2006, 2009, 2010, 2016|
|Shonan Bellmare||1978, 1982||1980, 1995|
|Cerezo Osaka||1981, 2018||1977, 1978|
|Shimizu S-Pulse||2001, 2002||1999|
|Nagoya Grampus||1996, 2011||2000|
|JEF United Chiba||1977|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||1984, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2014|