2017 Emperor's Cup

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2017 Emperor's Cup
Country Japan
Dates22 April 2017 – 1 January 2018
Teams88
ChampionsCerezo Osaka (4th title)
Runners-upYokohama F. Marinos
Matches played87
Goals scored292 (3.36 per match)
Attendance313,782 (3,607 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Hugo Vieira, Seiya Nakano (5 goals each)
2016
2018

The 97th Emperor's Cup (第97回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会) was the 2017 edition of the annual Japanese national cup tournament, which began on 22 April 2017 and ended with the finals on 1 January 2018.[1]

Cerezo Osaka won the tournament for the first time as a J.League club. It had won the cup 43 years ago, in 1974 when the club was playing for Japan Soccer League as Yanmar Diesel. As a result of this win, Cerezo automatically qualified to the group stage of the 2018 AFC Champions League.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round
First Round 22, 23 April 24 47+1 → 24
Second Round 21 June 32 24+40 → 32
  • 18 J1 clubs
  • 22 J2 clubs
Third Round 12 July
(2 August)[Footnote 1]
16 32 → 16
Fourth Round 20 September 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals 25 October 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 23 December 2 4 → 2
Final 1 January 2018 1 2 → 1
  1. ^ The match between Vanraure Hachinohe and Nagoya Grampus was rain-interrupted on July 12; the match was continued from the point of stoppage (60th minute, with Nagoya Grampus leading 0-1) on 2 August.

From Third round up to Quarter-finals, the team playing in lower-tier of the league system (or lower ranked team if in same level) will have home advantage. Should the home team's stadium not fulfill requirements or the playing team is involved in 2017 AFC Champions League, organizers may assign other stadium instead.[2]

Participating clubs[edit]

88 clubs competed in the tournament. Clubs playing in the 2017 J1 League and 2017 J2 League received a bye to the second round of the tournament. The remaining teams entered in the first round.

2017 J1 League
all clubs
2017 J2 League
all clubs
Amateur Best Team 47 prefectural tournament winners

Schedule and results[edit]

All times given in UTC+09:00

First Round[edit]

Second Round[edit]

Third Round[edit]

Fourth Round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "大会・試合" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  2. ^ "第97回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会 3回戦から準々決勝までの試合会場決定方法について" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. Retrieved 2017-06-24.

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