J.League Cup

The 2008 Final

Japanese football (soccer) competition organized by J.League.

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The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

JSL Cup (JSLカップ or JSLカップ選手権大会) was the original league cup for clubs in the top levels of Japanese football before the creation of the J. League and its cup.

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds (浦和レッドダイヤモンズ), colloquially Urawa Reds (浦和レッズ) (1950–present, also Mitsubishi Urawa Football Club (April 1992–January 1996)), are a professional football club in the city of Saitama, part of the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan.

International friendly match against Manchester United, July 30, 2005, Saitama Stadium

The club has since improved in form in recent years, starting with a 2003 victory in the Nabisco Cup.

Júbilo Iwata

Professional Japanese association football team that currently play in the J1 League.

Yamaha Stadium Júbilo Iwata

J.League Cup

J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

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.


Japan's professional football league including the first division J1 League, second division J2 League and third division J3 League of the Japanese association football league system.

Former logo
This logo was used from 2015 to 2018

Although the J.League did not officially launch until 1993, the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup competition was held between the ten clubs in 1992 to prepare for the inaugural season.

Kashima Antlers

The Kashima Antlers (鹿島アントラーズ) are a football club in Kashima, Ibaraki, currently playing in the J1 League, top tier of Japanese professional football leagues.

Leonardo Araújo, played for Kashima from 1994 to 1996
Outside the Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima players training at Azadi Stadium
Kashima Antlers celebrate after winning the 2018 AFC Champions League.

Since the J.League's creation and introduction of professional Japanese football in 1993, Kashima have proven themselves to be by far Japan's most successful football club in terms of trophies won, having won the J.League title a record eight times, the J.League Cup a record six times and the Emperor's Cup five times for an unprecedented nineteen major domestic titles.

Sagan Tosu

Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J1 League.

In February 1997, Sagan was established as a new club which virtually takes over Tosu Futures, which became insolvent in the previous month, and admitted to participate Japan Football League from 1997 to 1998, as well as J. League Cup in 1997 as a preferential measure, although J. League Associate Membership status is not awarded to Sagan.

Shimizu S-Pulse

Professional Japanese football club.

S-Pulse fans make the hundred mile trip to FC Tokyo, September 2007
Mount Fuji as seen from Nihondaira Stadium
The home end before a game in 2013
Shimizu S-Pulse shirts.
Club mascot Palchan and co performing at the 2007 All Star game.
S-Pulse Dream plaza is on the site of a former Shimizukō Line station.
Shizuoka branch of the S-Pulse Dream House chain

Since the game turned professional in 1992, they are one of the most prolific and consistent performers in cup competitions, having made no less than ten final appearances: five times in the Emperor's Cup and five times in the League Cup.

Gamba Osaka

Japanese professional football club based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture.

Gamba Osaka playing against the Melbourne Victory in the 2008 AFC Champions League
A panoramic view of Suita City Football Stadium
Yasuhito Endō, most capped player and number-one goalscorer in Gamba's history.

J.League Cup

2008 J.League Cup

The 2008 final

The 2008 edition of the J. League Cup, officially the 2008 J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup, sponsored by Nabisco began on March 20.