2014 Emperor's Cup

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2014 Emperor's Cup
Country Japan
ChampionsGamba Osaka
(4th title)
Runners-upMontedio Yamagata
Matches played87

The 94th Emperor's Cup (第94回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会) was the regular edition of the annual Japanese national cup tournament, which was held from 5 July 2014 to 13 December 2014[1]

It was the first tournament since the 47th edition that the final match was not held on 1 January in the following year; it was moved to December due to the timing of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in January 2015. It was also the first tournament since the 46th edition where the final match was not held at the National Stadium in Tokyo, due to major renovations that were scheduled in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Nissan Stadium in Yokohama was chosen as the venue for the 94th Final.[2]

Normally, the winner would have qualified to the group stage of the 2015 AFC Champions League; however, Gamba Osaka had already qualified for this by virtue of being 2014 J.League Division 1 champions.


All dates are in 2014[3]

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round
First Round 5, 6 (26[Footnote 1]) July 24 47+1 → 24
Second Round 12, 13 July
(6 August[Footnote 2])
32 24+18+22 → 32
  • 18 J1 clubs
  • 22 J2 clubs
Third Round 20 August[4] 16 32 → 16
Round of 16 6, 7 (10[Footnote 3]) September 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 11, 12 (15[Footnote 4]) October 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 26 November 2 4 → 2
Final 13 December 1 2 → 1
  1. ^ only for match number 6, due to delay in prefectural qualifier of Hokkaido
  2. ^ only for match number 32, due to delay in match number 6, denoted above
  3. ^ match day for J.League Division 1 clubs advanced to the quarter finals of 2014 J.League Cup, as well as all clubs from J.League Division 2 and J3 League advanced to the Round of 16
  4. ^ match day for J.League Division 1 clubs advanced to the semifinals of 2014 J.League Cup, as well as all clubs from J.League Division 2 and J3 League advanced to the Quarterfinals

Participating clubs[edit]

88 clubs compete in the tournament. The 18 clubs from 2014 J.League Division 1 and 22 clubs from 2014 J.League Division 2 receive a bye to the second round of the tournament. Due to the establishment of J3 League, one seeded spot is given to A.C. Nagano Parceiro, the best amateur club participated in 2013 Emperor's Cup, along with the other 47 teams earned berths by winning their respective prefectural cup tournaments, which 10 clubs from 2014 J3 League (all clubs except Nagano and J.League Under-22 Team) and 14 clubs from 2014 Japan Football League have to go through to qualify, and enter from the first round.

2014 J.League Division 1
all clubs
2014 J.League Division 2
all clubs
2013 Emperor's Cup
best amateur club
47 prefectural tournament winners


First round[edit]

Second Round[edit]

Third Round[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter Finals[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]


This was the sixth final in the history of the Emperor's Cup involving at least one club from the second division.


  1. ^ "公益財団法人 日本サッカー協会 2013年度 第7回理事会" (PDF).(in Japanese) Japan Football Association, 14 November 2013
  2. ^ 天皇杯決勝は日産スタジアム 国立改修で日本サッカー協会 [Emperor's Cup Final at Nissan Stadium due to renovation of the National Stadium – Japan Football Association] (in Japanese). Press Net Japan Co.,Ltd. 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  3. ^ 第94回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会 大会実施概要 [The 94th Emperor's Cup All Japan Football Tournament – Tournament Summary] (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  4. ^ a b Match 57, Mito HollyHock versus Sanfrecce Hiroshima at Edion Stadium Hiroshima has been postponed to 27 August due to the rescue works for the landslide occurred nearby.

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