Prince Takamado Cup

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The Prince Takamado Cup (高円宮杯全日本ユースサッカー選手権大会 Takamado Nomiya Hai Zen-Nihon Yūsu Sakkā Senshuken Taikai?) is an annual Japanese football competition run by the Japan Football Association for under–18 and under-15 sides. The prize is named after Norihito, Prince Takamado, a long time patron of football in Japan.

Under-18[edit]

Regulation[edit]

  • From 2003 to 2010, the championship was competed as a short-term tournament "Prince Takamado Cup All-Japan Youth (U-18) Football Championship" (Japanese: 高円宮杯全日本ユース(U-18)サッカー選手権大会),[1] where the Prince Leagues (equivalent to regional leagues of Japanese senior football) served as the qualification.
  • Since 2011, the championship is competed as a year-round league tournament "Prince Takamado Cup U-18 Football League - Premier League" (Japanese: 高円宮杯U-18サッカーリーグ プレミアリーグ) followed by a one-game championship match. The regulation is:[2]
    • 20 teams play in the Premier League. 20 teams are divided into 2 groups of 10 each by their geographical positions, called Premier League East and Premier League West.
      • East and west league winners are to play a championship match at a neutral venue.
      • 2 bottom teams in each group are to relegate to Prince Leagues, replaced by four Prince League teams winning the promotion play-off.

Any under-18 teams (both high school teams and youth club teams) in Japan are eligible for competing in the leagues.

Japanese U-18 football league system
Level Leagues/Divisions
I Premier League
20 teams (2014 season)

East (10 teams) | West (10 teams)

II/III Prince League
98 teams (2014 season)

Hokkaido (8 teams)
Tohoku (10 teams)
Kanto (10 teams)
Tokai (10 teams)
Hokushin'etsu (10 teams)
Kansai (10 teams)
Chugoku (10 teams)
Shikoku (10 teams)
Kyushu 1st (10 teams) | Kyushu 2nd (10 teams)

III+/IV+ 46 Prefectural Leagues & 5 Block Leagues of Hokkaido
many teams

Hokkaido: Sapporo block | Dōhoku block (north) | Dōtō block (east) | Dōō block (central) | Dōnan block (south)
Tohoku: Aomori | Iwate | Miyagi | Akita | Yamagata | Fukushima
Kanto: Ibaraki | Tochigi | Gunma | Saitama | Chiba | Tokyo | Kanagawa | Yamanashi
Tokai: Gifu | Shizuoka | Aichi | Mie
Hokushin'etsu: Niigata | Toyama | Ishikawa | Fukui | Nagano
Kansai: Shiga | Kyoto | Osaka | Hyogo | Nara | Wakayama
Chugoku: Tottori | Shimane | Okayama | Hiroshima | Yamaguchi
Shikoku: Tokushima | Kagawa | Ehime | Kochi
Kyushu: Fukuoka | Saga | Nagasaki | Kumamoto | Ōita | Miyazaki | Kagoshima | Okinawa

Finals[edit]

As "Prince Takamado Cup All-Japan Youth (U-18) Football Championship"[edit]

Year Champions Score Runner-up
1989 Shimizu Commercial High School 3 - 1 Kunimi High School
1990 Shimizu Commercial High School 2 - 0 Narashino High School
1991 Tokushima Shiritsu High School 1 - 0 Kunimi High School
1992 Fujieda Higashi High School 3 - 1 Yomiuri Nippon S.C.
1993 Shimizu Commercial High School 1 - 0 Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School
1994 Shimizu Commercial High School 3 - 1 Yomiuri Nippon S.C.
1995 Shimizu Commercial High School 5 - 0 Yokohama F. Marinos
1996 Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School 5 - 1 Higashi Fukuoka High School
1997 Higashi Fukuoka High School 3 - 2 Shimizu Commercial High School
1998 Fujieda Higashi High School 3 - 2 Gamba Osaka
1999 Júbilo Iwata 4 - 1 Bellmare Hiratsuka
2000 Shimizu Commercial High School 3 - 2 Maebashi Commercial High School
2001 Kunimi High School 1 - 0 F.C. Tokyo
2002 Kunimi High School 4 - 2 Seiryō High School
2003 Ichiritsu Funabashi High School 1 - 0 Shizuoka Gakuen High School
2004 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 - 0 Júbilo Iwata
2005 Tokyo Verdy 4 - 1 Consadole Sapporo
2006 Takigawa Daini High School 3 - 0 Nagoya Grampus
2007 Ryutsu Keizai University Kashiwa High School 1 - 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2008 Urawa Red Diamonds 9 - 1 Nagoya Grampus
2009 Yokohama F. Marinos 7 - 1 Júbilo Iwata
2010 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 - 1 F.C. Tokyo

As "Prince Takamado Cup U-18 Football League - Premier League"[edit]

Year Zone Winner Relegated from Premier League Promoted to Premier League
2011 East Consadole Sapporo F.C. Tokyo
Shoshi High School
Asahikawa Jitsugyo High School
Kashima Antlers
Vissel Kobe
Okayama Sakuyo High School
West Sanfrecce Hiroshima Hiroshima Kan-on High School
Rissho University Shonan High School
Championship Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 - 1 Consadole Sapporo (Saitama Stadium 2002)
2012 East Tokyo Verdy Urawa Red Diamonds
Asahikawa Jitsugyo High School
JFA Academy Fukushima
Toko Gakuen High School
Gamba Osaka
Kumamoto Ozu High School
West Sanfrecce Hiroshima Okayama Sakuyo High School
Ehime FC
Championship Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 - 1 Tokyo Verdy (Saitama Stadium 2002)
2013 East Ryutsu Keizai Univ. Kashiwa High School Shizuoka Gakuen High School
Toko Gakuen High School
Kashiwa Reysol
Funabashi Municipal High School
Kyoto Tachibana High School
Higashiyama High School
West Vissel Kobe Avispa Fukuoka
Kumamoto Ozu High School
Championship Ryutsu Keizai Univ. Kashiwa High School 1 - 1 (a.e.t., 5 - 4 p.s.o.) Vissel Kobe (Saitama Stadium 2002)

Under-15[edit]

Notice[edit]

Participates in Teams (2010)[edit]

Finals[edit]

Year Champions Score Runner-up
1989 Yomiuri Club 3 - 1 Tokaidai Daiichi Junior High School
1990 Fujieda Junior High School 3 - 2 Yomiuri Club
1991 Tokaidai Daiichi Junior High School 4 - 0 Nissan F.C. Oppama
1992 Nissan F.C. 3 - 1 Tokaidai Daiichi Junior High School
1993 Yomiuri Nippon S.C. 3 - 0 Kunimi Junior High School
1994 Mitsubishi Yowa S.S. 4 - 2 Yokohama F. Marinos
1995 Urawa Sports Club 1 - 0 JEF Ichihara
1996 Yomiuri Nippon S.C. 3 - 2 Yokohama Flügels
1997 Mitsubishi Yowa S.S. 2 - 1 Yokohama F. Marinos
1998 Shimizu S-Pulse 1 - 1
(PSO 7 - 6)
Yomiuri Nippon S.C.
1999 Nagoya Grampus 3 - 1 Takada FC
2000 Shimizu S-Pulse 1 - 0 Tokyo Verdy
2001 Yokohama F. Marinos Oppama 3 - 0 Tokaidai Daiichi Junior High School
2002 Kashima Antlers 2 - 1 Consadole Sapporo
2003 Tokyo Verdy 1 - 0 Consadole Sapporo
2004 Tokyo Verdy 1 - 0 Avispa Fukuoka
2005 Urawa Red Diamonds 2 - 0 F.C. Tokyo Fukagawa
2006 Gamba Osaka 2 - 1 F.C. Tokyo Musashi
2007 Gamba Osaka 3 - 2 Tokyo Verdy
2008 F.C. Tokyo Fukagawa 1 - 0 Albirex Niigata
2009 Vissel Kobe 2 - 1 Consadole Sapporo
2010 Nagoya Grampus 2 - 0 Kyoto Sanga F.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "大会要項|高円宮杯第21回全日本ユース(U-18)サッカー選手権大会" [Competition information - The 21st Prince Takamado Cup All-Japan Youth (U-18) Football Championship] (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ "リーグ概要|高円宮杯U-18サッカーリーグ2011 プレミアリーグ" [League information - Prince Takamado Cup U-18 Football League: Premier League] (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. Retrieved 2012-03-16.