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J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship

  (Redirected from Suruga Bank Championship)

The J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship is an annual intercontinental football match held in Japan, contested by the reigning champions of the J.League Cup and the Copa Sudamericana.

J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
RegionSouth America (CONMEBOL) and Japan (JFA)
Number of teams2
Current championsBrazil Athletico Paranaense (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Japan Kashima Antlers (2 titles)
Television broadcastersFox Sports (Latin America)
Fuji TV (Japan)
2019 J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship

The tournament was previously officially called the Suruga Bank Championship between 2008 and 2018 as it was sponsored by Suruga Bank. Since 2019, it is officially called the J. League YBC Levain Cup / CONMEBOL Sudamericana Championship Final, using the official names of the two qualifying tournaments.[1]

HistoryEdit

The J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship was established in early 2008 by the Japan Football Association (JFA), CONMEBOL, and J. League, and sponsored by Suruga Bank in Japan. The championship is hosted annually at the J. League Cup champion's home stadium.

The first match was played on July 30, 2008 at Nagai Stadium in Osaka where Argentina's Arsenal defeated Japan's Gamba Osaka by 1–0.

FinalsEdit

PerformancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "J.LEAGUE YBC LEVAIN CUP / CONMEBOL SUDAMERICANA Championship Final". Japan Football Association.
  2. ^ "JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ/CONMEBOLスダメリカーナ 王者決定戦の2020年開催について" [About the Holding of the J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship in 2020] (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 26 October 2019.

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