Empress's Cup

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Empress's Cup
Founded1979
RegionJapan
Number of teams36
Current championsNippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza (14th title)
Most successful club(s)Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza (14 titles)
Television broadcastersNHK
WebsiteJFA
2020

The Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament (皇后杯全日本女子サッカー選手権大会, Kōgōhai Zen Nippon Joshi Sakkaa Senshuken Taikai), or The Empress's Cup, is a Japanese women's football competition. As an elimination tournament, it can be considered the female counterpart to the men's Emperor's Cup. The name "Empress's Cup" has been used since the 2012 season as the Empress's Cup trophy was founded in that year.[1]

From 2004 to 2011 season (New Year's Day of 2005 to 2012), the final was played on New Year's Day at the National Stadium in Tokyo before the Emperor's Cup final, and was regarded as the traditional closing match of the season. Since 2012, the final has been played separately from the Emperor's Cup final.[2]

Past winners[change | change source]

Past winners are:[3]

Year Winner Result Runners-up
1979 FC Jinnan 2–1 Takatsuki FC Ladies
1980 Shimizudaihachi SC 2–0 FC Jinnan
1981 Shimizudaihachi SC 6–0 FC PAF
1982 Shimizudaihachi SC 6–0 FC Jinnan
1983 Shimizudaihachi SC 2–0 Takatsuki FC Ladies
1984 Shimizudaihachi SC 4–0 Takatsuki FC Ladies
1985 Shimizudaihachi SC 5–1 Takatsuki FC Ladies
1986 Shimizudaihachi SC 1–0 Yomiuri SC Ladies Beleza
1987 Yomiuri SC Ladies Beleza 2–0 Shimizudaihachi SC
1988 Yomiuri SC Ladies Beleza 2–0 Takatsuki FC Ladies
1989 Takatsuki FC Ladies 1–0 Shimizu FC Ladies
1990 Nikko Securities Dream Ladies 3–3 (4–1 pen) Suzuyo Shimizu FC Lovely Ladies
1991 Suzuyo Shimizu FC Lovely Ladies 0–0 (3–1 pen) Yomiuri SC Ladies Beleza
1992 Nikko Securities Dream Ladies 1–0 Yomiuri Nippon SC Ladies Beleza
1993 Yomiuri Nippon SC Ladies Beleza 2–0 Prima Ham FC Kunoichi
1994 Prima Ham FC Kunoichi 4–1 Nikko Securities Dream Ladies
1995 Fujita SC Mercury 3–2 Yomiuri-Seiyu Beleza
1996 Nikko Securities Dream Ladies 3–0 Yomiuri-Seiyu Beleza
1997 Yomiuri-Seiyu Beleza 1–0 Prima Ham FC Kunoichi
1998 Prima Ham FC Kunoichi 1–0 Nikko Securities Dream Ladies
1999 Tasaki Perule FC 0–0 (4–2 pen) Prima Ham FC Kunoichi
2000 Nippon TV Beleza 2–1 Tasaki Perule FC
2001 Iga FC Kunoichi 2–1 (aet) Tasaki Perule FC
2002 Tasaki Perule FC 1–0 Nippon TV Beleza
2003 Tasaki Perule FC 2–2 (5–3 pen) Nippon TV Beleza
2004 Nippon TV Beleza 3–1 Saitama Reinas FC
2005 Nippon TV Beleza 4–1 Tasaki Perule FC
2006 Tasaki Perule FC 2–0 Okayama Yunogo Belle
2007 Nippon TV Beleza 2–0 Tasaki Perule FC
2008 Nippon TV Beleza 4–1 INAC Leonessa
2009 Nippon TV Beleza 2–0 Urawa Reds Ladies
2010 INAC Kobe Leonessa 1–1 (3–2 pen) Urawa Reds Ladies
2011 INAC Kobe Leonessa 3–0 Albirex Niigata Ladies
2012 INAC Kobe Leonessa 1–0 JEF United Chiba Ladies
2013 INAC Kobe Leonessa 2–2 (4–3 pen) Albirex Niigata Ladies
2014 Nippon TV Beleza 1–0 Urawa Reds Ladies
2015 INAC Kobe Leonessa 1–0 Albirex Niigata Ladies
2016 INAC Kobe Leonessa 0–0 (5–4 pen) Albirex Niigata Ladies
2017 Nippon TV Beleza 3–0 Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara
2018 Nippon TV Beleza 2–2 (2-0 ET) INAC Kobe Leonessa
2019 Nippon TV Beleza 1–0 Urawa Reds Ladies

References[change | change source]

  1. "大会新名称を「皇后杯全日本女子サッカー選手権大会」に決定 ~「第34回 皇后杯全日本女子サッカー選手権大会」概要、組合せのお知らせ~" [The new title is "Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament" - Outline and tournament bracket of the 34th Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament]. Japan Football Association. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. "第34回全日本女子サッカー選手権大会 大会概要 ~11月23日に開幕、決勝はNACK5スタジアム大宮開催決定~" [About the 34th All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament - starting on 23 November, the final at NACK5 Stadium Omiya]. Japan Football Association. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. "Japan - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 September 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]