2012 International Women's Club Championship

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mobcast cup International Women's Club Championship 2012
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 22 November - 25 November
Teams 4
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Olympique Lyonnais (1st title)
Runners-up INAC Kobe Leonessa
Third place NTV Beleza
Fourth place Canberra United
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 21 (5.25 per match)
Attendance 10,232 (2,558 per match)
Top scorer(s) Azusa Iwashimizu
Asano Nagasato
Lara Dickenmann
Beverly Goebel-Yanez
(2 goals)

The 2012 International Women's Club Championship was the first world wide international women's football club tournament, and was held in Japan from November 22–25, 2012. Four teams, comprising representatives from Europe, Australia and Japan, took part in the competition.


It was held as the first competition of women's club championship in 2012, and was hosted by Japan Football Association and Japan Women's Football league and organized by mobcast cup INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 organization committee. Fuji Television and BS Fuji (ja) affiliated, and Sankei Shimbun, Sankei Sports, FM NACK5 (ja), city of Saitama and Saitama Sports Commission supported the competition. Several companies such as Peugeot Citroën Japon (ja), ASICS, Calbee and Nikon sponsored with the main sponsor mobcast (ja).[1]

Participating teams[edit]

Team Tournament Won Confederation or FA
France Olympique Lyonnais 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League UEFA (Europe)
Australia Canberra United FC 2011–12 W-League Football Federation Australia
Japan INAC Kobe Leonessa 2012 Nadeshiko League Japan Football Association
Japan NTV Beleza 2012 Nadeshiko League Cup (ja)


Two venues for the competition and both are in Saitama.

Urawa Komaba Stadium NACK5 Stadium Omiya
Capacity: 21,500 Capacity: 15,500
Komabastadium1.JPG Ōmiya Park Soccer Stadium, R1068484.jpg


Tournament map[edit]

Semi-finals Final
22 November — Urawa
 France Olympique Lyonnais  5  
 Japan NTV Beleza  2  
25 November — Omiya
     Japan INAC Kobe  1
   France Olympique Lyonnais (a.e.t.)  2
Third place
22 November — Urawa 25 November — Omiya
 Japan INAC Kobe  4  Japan NTV Beleza  4
 Australia Canberra United FC  0    Australia Canberra United FC  3


22 November 2012
Olympique Lyonnais France 5 – 2 Japan NTV Beleza
Own Goal 4'
Lara Dickenmann Goal 6'
Louisa Nécib Goal 23'
Lara Dickenmann Goal 58'
Lotta Schelin Goal 60'
Report Nanase Kiryu Goal 55'
Asano Nagasato Goal 89'
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 1,293
Referee: Sook Hee KIM (South Korea)

3rd Place Playoff[edit]


25 November 2012
INAC Kobe Leonessa Japan 1 – 2
France Olympique Lyonnais
Ji So-Yun Goal 39' Report Corine Franco Goal 80'
Sonia Bompastor Goal 103'
NACK5 Stadium Omiya, Saitama
Attendance: 4,201
Referee: Sook Hee KIM (South Korea)
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Olympique Lyonnais
GK 1 Japan Ayumi Kaihori YC 67'
DF 2 Japan Yukari Kinga
DF 5 Japan Junko Kai YC 102'
DF 4 Japan Asuna Tanaka
DF 22 United States Becky Substituted off 74'
MF 8 Japan Homare Sawa
MF 10 Japan Shinobu Ohno (c)
MF 7 South Korea Ji So-Yun YC 60' Substituted off 105'
FW 9 Japan Nahomi Kawasumi
FW 21 United States Beverly Goebel-Yanez Substituted off 105'
FW 11 Japan Megumi Takase
DF 3 Japan Ryoko Takara Substituted in 74'
MF 6 Japan Chiaki Minamiyama Substituted in 105'
FW 19 Japan Emi Nakajima Substituted in 105'
Kei Hoshikawa
GK 30 France Sarah Bouhaddi
DF 5 France Laura Georges
DF 3 France Wendie Renard
DF 11 France Laura Agard Substituted off 51'
DF 18 France Sonia Bompastor (c)
MF 6 France Amandine Henry Substituted off 61'
MF 10 France Louisa Necib Substituted off 106'
MF 23 France Camille Abily
FW 12 France Élodie Thomis
FW 8 Sweden Lotta Schelin
MF 9 France Eugénie Le Sommer Substituted off 45'
FW 21 Switzerland Lara Dickenmann YC 90+3' Substituted in 45'
DF 17 France Corine Franco Substituted in 51'
FW 24 France Laëtitia Tonazzi Substituted in 61'
MF 15 France Elise Bussaglia Substituted in 106'
Patrice Lair


  • Assistant referees:
  • Fourth official: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)


Prize Player Club
Most Valuable Player France Corine Franco France Lyon
Most Impressive Player South Korea Ji So-Yun Japan Kobe


Goal Scorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal

Own Goals[edit]

1 goal




  • Japan Etsuko Fukano
  • Japan Sachiko Yamagishi


The total prize-pool was 100,000$.

  • 1st 60,000$
  • 2nd 30,000$
  • 3rd 10,000$


  1. ^ mobcast cup INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 Nadeshiko League official website, October 2012 viewed 2012-11-27
  2. ^ "Lyon edge Kobe to win Int’l Women’s Club Championship". Japan Football Association. November 26, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 

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