J. League All-Star Soccer

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JOMO All-Star Soccer
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Founded 1993; 22 years ago (1993)
Region J. League (AFC)
Number of teams 2
2012 J. League All-Star Soccer

The J. League All-Star Soccer, called JOMO All-Star Soccer for sponsorship reasons, is an annual exhibition match organised by the Japan Football Association and J. League. It has been played each year since the inception of J. League in 1993. The players are chosen by the fan voting and the recommendation from J. League. The manager and coaches are also selected by the fan voting.

The old Japan Soccer League had an all-star game that was the forerunner to this competition. From 1966 to 1972 it was a two-leg final and from 1979 to 1992 a one-game affair, all pitting a West team against an East team. The last two games, in 1991 and 1992, were of the few football matches that took place at the baseball-specific Tokyo Dome.

The competition is officially titled with its sponsor's name. It was called Kodak All-Star Soccer between 1993-1998 as Kodak Japan (the Japanese subsidiary of Eastman Kodak) sponsored it. It was known as Tarami All-Star Soccer from 1999 to 2001 after food company Tarami. It has been titled as JOMO All-Star Soccer since 2002 because Japan Energy Corporation whose filling stations are branded as JOMO sponsor the competition.

Team selection[edit]

  • All the J. League Division 1 clubs are divided into two teams, J-West and J-East, based on the geographical location of the club's hometown. Because both team should have the same number of clubs, some clubs based in central Japan have been allotted to both teams in the past due to the promotion or relegation of other clubs. The 1995 and 1996 competitions were exceptions, where the clubs were divided based on the result of the previous season. Those finished at an even number of the standing were allotted to J-Altair, and those finished at an odd number to J-Vega (Note: In the Tanabata folk tale, anthropomorphic Vega and Altair are said to see each other once a year across the Milky Way for a romantic reason).
  • Each team consists of 16 players as well as 1 manager and 2 coaches. 11 players (1 GK, 3 DFs, 3MFs and 3FWs as well as the most voted 4th-ranked field player) are selected by the fan voting. More than 4 players cannot be selected from any one club. 5 other players are additionally selected by the recommendation from J. League that makes sure that each club has at least one representative in the competition. The fan voting also chooses 1 manager and 2 coaches. The most voted club manager acts as the manager and the 2nd and 3rd most voted club managers serve as coaches.

Results[edit]

Date Venue Score MVP Note
July 17, 1993 Kobe Universiade Memorial J-EAST 2
J-WEST 1
Japan Kazuyoshi Miura (V. Kawasaki)
July 23, 1994 Hiroshima Big Arch J-EAST 1
J-WEST 2
Japan Akihiro Nagashima (Shimizu)
July 22, 1995 National Olympic Stadium J-Vega 4
J-Altair 0
Japan Shoji Jo (Ichihara)
July 6, 1996 Nagai Stadium J-Vega 2 (PK 4)
J-Altair 2 (PK 3)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Stojković (Nagoya)
July 27, 1997 Kobe Universiade Memorial J-EAST 1
J-WEST 4
Cameroon Patrick Mboma (G. Osaka)
August 16, 1998 International Stadium Yokohama J-EAST 1
J-WEST 3
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Stojković (Nagoya)
July 31, 1999 Nagai Stadium J-EAST 2
J-WEST 3
Japan Hiroaki Morishima (C. Osaka)
August 26, 2000 Miyagi Stadium J-EAST 2
J-WEST 5
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Stojković (Nagoya)
August 4, 2001 Toyota Stadium J-EAST 4
J-WEST 3
Japan Atsushi Yanagisawa (Kashima)
August 24, 2002 Saitama Stadium J-EAST 2
J-WEST 1
Brazil Emerson (Urawa)
August 9, 2003 Sapporo Dome J-EAST 3
J-WEST 1
Cameroon Patrick Mboma (Tokyo V.)
July 3, 2004 Niigata Stadium J-EAST 3
J-WEST 3
Japan Naohiro Ishikawa (F.C. Tokyo)
October 9, 2005 Ōita Stadium J-EAST 2
J-WEST 3
Brazil Magno Alves (Oita)
July 15, 2006 Kashima Soccer Stadium J-EAST 4
J-WEST 1
Japan Yuji Nakazawa (Yokohama FM)
August 4, 2007 Ecopa Stadium J-EAST 2
J-WEST 3
Japan Yoshito Okubo (C. Osaka)
August 2, 2008 Tokyo National Stadium J. League 1
K-League 3
South Korea Choi Sung-Kuk (Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma) *J-League All Stars v. K-League All Stars
August 8, 2009 South Korea Incheon Munhak Stadium K-League 1
J. League 4
South Korea Lee Jung-Soo (Kyoto Sanga F.C.) K-League All Stars v. *J-League All Stars
No game was played from 2010 to 2012.
August 13, 2013 Tokyo National Stadium J. League v.s Asian All Stars

JOMO Cup J. League Dream Match[edit]

J. League All-Star Soccer should not be confused with another exhibition match JOMO Cup J. League Dream Match. The latter was held once a year between 1995 and 2001 and was competed between Japanese J. League players (in the case of the 1997 and 2000 competitions, the Japan National Team) and non-Japanese J. League players.

Results

Date Score Venue Note
October 10, 1995 Japanese 3
Rest of the World 1
National Olympic Stadium -
October 10, 1996 Japanese 1
Rest of the World 2
National Olympic Stadium -
August 28, 1997 Japan National Team 0
Rest of the World 0
Urawa Komaba Stadium The competition was held as a 'sending-off' match for the Japan National Team who would participate in the final qualifying stage of 1998 FIFA World Cup.
October 10, 1998 Japanese 3
Rest of the World 1
National Olympic Stadium Guest player for the Rest of the World team: Paraguay José Luis Chilavert
October 11, 1999 Japanese 1
Rest of the World 3
National Olympic Stadium Guest players for the Rest of the World team: Brazil Leonardo Araújo and Italy Roberto Baggio
October 4, 2000 Japan National Team 2
Rest of the World 0
National Olympic Stadium The competition was held as a 'sending-off' match for the Japan National Team who would participate in the AFC Asian Cup.
Guest player for the Rest of the World team: Roberto Baggio
September 2, 2001 Japanese 2
Rest of the World 4
National Olympic Stadium Guest player for the Rest of the World team: Cameroon Patrick Mboma

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