Suruga Bank Championship

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Suruga Bank Championship
Suruga Bank Championship logo.jpg
Founded 2008
Region South America (CONMEBOL)
Japan (JFA)
Number of teams 2
Current champions Japan Kashiwa Reysol (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Japan Kashima Antlers (2 titles)
2014 Suruga Bank Championship

The J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship Final, officially called the Suruga Bank Championship (Japanese: スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ; Spanish: Copa Suruga Bank), is an annual intercontinental football match contested by the reigning champions of the J. League Cup and the Copa Sudamericana.

History[edit]

The intercontinental championship was founded in early 2008 by the Japan Football Association (JFA), CONMEBOL, and J. League, and sponsored by Suruga Bank in Japan. The championship is hosted annually in the Japanese champion's home stadium.

The inaugural intercontinental championship first took place on July 30, 2008 at Nagai Stadium in Osaka where Argentina's Arsenal beat Japan's Gamba Osaka by 1-0.

Finals[edit]

Season Country Winner Score Runner-up Country Venue Attendance Notes
2008  ARG Arsenal 1–0 Gamba Osaka  JPN Nagai Stadium, Osaka 19,728
2009  BRA Internacional 2–1 Oita Trinita  JPN Ōita Stadium, Ōita 16,505
2010  JPN F.C. Tokyo 2–2 (4–3 pen.) LDU Quito  ECU National Stadium, Tokyo 19,423
2011  JPN Júbilo Iwata 2–2 (4–2 pen.) Independiente  ARG Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi 19,034
2012  JPN Kashima Antlers 2–2 (7–6 pen.) Universidad de Chile  CHI Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima 20,021
2013  JPN Kashima Antlers 3–2 São Paulo  BRA Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima 26,695
2014  JPN Kashiwa Reysol 2–1 Lanús  ARG Hitachi Kashiwa Stadium, Japan 10,140

Performances[edit]

By club[edit]

Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
Japan Kashima Antlers 2 0 2012, 2013
Argentina Arsenal 1 0 2008
Brazil Internacional 1 0 2009
Japan F.C. Tokyo 1 0 2010
Japan Júbilo Iwata 1 0 2011
Japan Kashiwa Reysol 1 0 2014
Japan Gamba Osaka 0 1 2008
Japan Oita Trinita 0 1 2009
Ecuador LDU Quito 0 1 2010
Argentina Independiente 0 1 2011
Chile Universidad de Chile 0 1 2012
Brazil São Paulo 0 1 2013
Argentina Lanús 0 1 2014

By nation[edit]

Nation Times won Times runner-up Winning clubs Runners-up
Japan Japan 5 2 Kashima Antlers (2), F.C. Tokyo (1), Júbilo Iwata (1), Kashiwa Reysol (1) Gamba Osaka (1), Oita Trinita (1)
Argentina Argentina 1 2 Arsenal (1) Independiente (1), Lanús (1)
Brazil Brazil 1 1 Internacional (1) São Paulo (1)
Ecuador Ecuador 0 1 LDU Quito (1)
Chile Chile 0 1 Universidad de Chile (1)

All-time top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Japan Yuya Osako Japan Kashima Antlers 3
2 Brazil Alecsandro Brazil Internacional 1
Brazil Aloísio Brazil São Paulo 1
Brazil Andrezinho Brazil Internacional 1
Chile Charles Aránguiz Chile Universidad de Chile 1
Japan Tomoyuki Arata Japan Júbilo Iwata 1
Argentina Hernán Barcos Ecuador LDU Quito 1
Argentina Carlos Casteglione Argentina Arsenal 1
Brazil Ganso Brazil São Paulo 1
Japan Keigo Higashi Japan Oita Trinita 1
Japan Sōta Hirayama Japan F.C. Tokyo 1
Japan Daiki Iwamasa Japan Kashima Antlers 1
Brazil Leandro Japan Kashiwa Reysol 1
Japan Masashi Oguro Japan F.C. Tokyo 1
Argentina Facundo Parra Argentina Independiente 1
Brazil Renato Japan Kashima Antlers 1
Japan Kaoru Takayama Japan Kashiwa Reysol 1
Argentina Eduardo Tuzzio Argentina Independiente 1
Ecuador Patricio Urrutia Ecuador LDU Quito 1

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