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
RegionSouth America (CONMEBOL) and Japan (JFA)
Number of teams2
Current championsBrazil Athletico Paranaense (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Japan Kashima Antlers (2 titles each)
Television broadcastersFox Sports (Latin America) (until 2018)
DirecTV Sports (South America) (from 2019)
ESPN Brasil (from 2019)
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

Season Country Winner Score Runner-up Country Venue Attendance
2008   ARG Arsenal 1–0 Gamba Osaka   JPN Nagai Stadium, Osaka 19,728
2009   BRA Internacional 2–1 Oita Trinita   JPN Ōita Stadium, Ōita 16,505
2010   JPN FC Tokyo 2–2 (4–3 pen.) LDU Quito   ECU National Stadium, Tokyo 19,423
2011   JPN Júbilo Iwata 2–2 (4–2 pen.) Independiente   ARG Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi 19,034
2012   JPN Kashima Antlers 2–2 (7–6 pen.) Universidad de Chile   CHI Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima 20,021
2013   JPN Kashima Antlers 3–2 São Paulo   BRA Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima 26,695
2014   JPN Kashiwa Reysol 2–1 Lanús   ARG Hitachi Kashiwa Stadium, Kashiwa 10,140
2015   ARG River Plate 3–0 Gamba Osaka   JPN Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Osaka 12,722
2016   COL Santa Fe 1–0 Kashima Antlers   JPN Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima 19,716
2017   JPN Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 Chapecoense   BRA Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama 11,002
2018   ARG Independiente 1–0 Cerezo Osaka   JPN Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka 10,035
2019   BRA Athletico Paranaense 4–0 Shonan Bellmare   JPN Shonan BMW Stadium, Hiratsuka 9,129
2020   Kawasaki Frontale vs   Independiente not held due to current COVID-19 pandemic condition and 2020 Summer Olympics originally scheduled to be held at the same time.[2]
2021 TBA

PerformancesEdit

By clubEdit

Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
  Kashima Antlers 2 1 2012, 2013 2016
  Independiente 1 1 2018 2011
  Arsenal 1 0 2008
  Internacional 1 0 2009
  FC Tokyo 1 0 2010
  Júbilo Iwata 1 0 2011
  Kashiwa Reysol 1 0 2014
  River Plate 1 0 2015
  Santa Fe 1 0 2016
  Urawa Red Diamonds 1 0 2017
  Athletico Paranaense 1 0 2019
  Gamba Osaka 0 2 2008, 2015
  Oita Trinita 0 1 2009
  LDU Quito 0 1 2010
  Universidad de Chile 0 1 2012
  São Paulo 0 1 2013
  Lanús 0 1 2014
  Chapecoense 0 1 2017
  Cerezo Osaka 0 1 2018
  Shonan Bellmare 0 1 2019

By nationEdit

Nation Times won Times runner-up Winning clubs Runners-up
  Japan 6 6 Kashima Antlers (2), FC Tokyo (1), Júbilo Iwata (1), Kashiwa Reysol (1), Urawa Red Diamonds (1) Gamba Osaka (2), Oita Trinita (1), Kashima Antlers (1), Cerezo Osaka (1), Shonan Bellmare (1)
  Argentina 3 2 Arsenal (1), River Plate (1), Independiente (1) Independiente (1), Lanús (1)
  Brazil 2 2 Internacional (1), Athletico Paranaense (1) São Paulo (1), Chapecoense (1)
  Colombia 1 0 Santa Fe (1)
  Ecuador 0 1 LDU Quito (1)
  Chile 0 1 Universidad de Chile (1)

See alsoEdit

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.

External linksEdit