J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship

Short History

     The J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship is an annual intercontinental football match contested by the reigning champions of the J.League Cup and the Copa Sudamericana. It was established in early 2008 by the Japan Football Association, CONMEBOL, and J. League, and the first match was played on July 30, 2008, in Osaka. The tournament was previously officially called the Suruga Bank Championship between 2008 and 2018 as it was sponsored by Suruga Bank. The championship is hosted annually at the J. League Cup champion's home stadium in Japan. The 2020 edition was not held due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Teams Matches
J.League Cup vs. Copa Sudamericana
Suruga Bank Championship
1. 2008 Osaka
(Japan)
30 July 2008 2 teams 1 match
2. 2009 Ōita
(Japan)
5 August 2009 2 teams 1 match
3. 2010 Tokyo
(Japan)
4 August 2010 2 teams 1 match
4. 2011 Fukuroi
(Japan)
3 August 2011 2 teams 1 match
5. 2012 Kashima
(Japan)
1 August 2012 2 teams 1 match
6. 2013 Kashima
(Japan)
7 August 2013 2 teams 1 match
7. 2014 Kashima
(Japan)
6 August 2014 2 teams 1 match
8. 2015 Osaka
(Japan)
11 August 2015 2 teams 1 match
9. 2016 Kashima
(Japan)
10 August 2016 2 teams 1 match
10. 2017 Saitama
(Japan)
15 August 2017 2 teams 1 match
11. 2018 Osaka
(Japan)
8 August 2018 2 teams 1 match
J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship
12. 2019 Hiratsuka
(Japan)
7 August 2019 2 teams 1 match

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Results
J.League Cup vs. Copa Sudamericanap
Suruga Bank Championship
1. 2008 Osaka
(Japan)
ARSENAL
(Argentina)
Gamba Osaka
(Japan)
1-0
2. 2009 Ōita
(Japan)
INTERNACIONAL
(Brazil)
Oita Trinita
(Japan)
2-1
3. 2010 Tokyo
(Japan)
FC TOKYO
(Japan)
LDU Quito
(Ecuador)
2-2
(p 4-3)
4. 2011 Fukuroi
(Japan)
JUBILO IWATA
(Japan)
Independiente
(Argentina)
2-2
(p 4-2)
5. 2012 Kashima
(Japan)
KASHIMA ANTLERS
(Japan)
Universidad de Chile
(Chile)
2-2
(p 7-6)
6. 2013 Kashima
(Japan)
KASHIMA ANTLERS
(Japan)
São Paulo
(Brazil)
3-2
7. 2014 Kashima
(Japan)
KASHIMA REYSOL
(Japan)
Lanús
(Argentina)
2-1
8. 2015 Osaka
(Japan)
RIVER PLATE
(Argentina)
Gamba Osaka
(Japan)
3-0
9. 2016 Kashima
(Japan)
SANTA FE
(Colombia)
Kashima Antlers
(Japan)
1-0
10. 2017 Saitama
(Japan)
URAWA RED DIAMONDS
(Japan)
Chapecoense
(Brazil)
1-0
11. 2018 Osaka
(Japan)
INDEPENDIENTE
(Argentina)
Cerezo Osaka
(Japan)
1-0
J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship
12. 2019 Hiratsuka
(Japan)
ATLETICO PARANAENSE
(Brazil)
Shonan Bellmare
(Japan)
4-0

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