Shimizu S-Pulse

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

Professional Japanese football club.

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Júbilo Iwata

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

Yamaha Stadium Júbilo Iwata

For big fixtures such as the Shizuoka Derby with Shimizu S-Pulse and against some of the top teams in J1, Júbilo play at the much larger Ecopa Stadium in Fukuroi City, a venue built specifically for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals.

Japanese Super Cup

Annual one-match association football competition in Japan organised by J. League and the Japan Football Association (JFA).

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.

* Since the 1998 Emperor's Cup winners Yokohama Flügels had been disbanded before the match, Shimizu S-Pulse as the runners-up qualified for the competition.

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.

(Of the original 10 J.League founding member clubs, Kashima and Shimizu S-Pulse were newly promoted.

Japan Soccer League

The top flight association football league in Japan between 1965 and 1992, and was the precursor to the current professional league, the J.League.

Top nine JSL clubs, (along with the independent Shimizu S-Pulse) became the original J.League members.

Emperor's Cup

For the trophy awarded to winners of sumo tournaments, see Glossary of sumo terms.

This logo was used until 2017. However, it was used for TV broadcasting until 2021.
The Emperor's cup award stand
The crowd during the 2006 Emperor's Cup Final between Urawa Red Diamonds and Gamba Osaka

The cup winner qualifies for the AFC Champions League (ACL) since the 2001 tournament, where Shimizu S-Pulse qualified for the ACL 2002–03.

1999 J.League Division 1

The seventh season of the J-League Division 1.

In a year dominated by Shizuoka Prefecture, Júbilo Iwata won the 1st stage with neighbours Shimizu S-Pulse winning the 2nd stage.

Yokohama Flügels

Japanese football club that played in the J.League between 1993 and 1998.

On 1 January 1999, Flügels won their final match, the Emperor's Cup final against Shimizu S-Pulse, 2–1.

Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka

Easternmost of the three wards of the city of Shizuoka in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Shimizu-ku Ward Office

Shimizu is also noted for its enthusiasm with soccer, with the local J.League professional club Shimizu S-Pulse having a strong support base.

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

Winning the title for the first time since establishment as a professional club, they defeated Shimizu S-Pulse 2–1 on January 1, 2006, and retained the title in 2007 with a 1–0 win over Gamba Osaka.

J.League Championship

Two-legged championship series which determined the season champion for the first 12 J.League seasons excluding the 1996 season.

Shimizu S-Pulse (J.League Cup winners)