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Suruga Bank Championship

Suruga Bank Championship
Founded 2008 (2008)
Region South America (CONMEBOL)
Japan (JFA)
Number of teams 2
Current champions River Plate (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Kashima Antlers (2 titles)
2015 Suruga Bank Championship

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


This intercontinental championship was established 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 first match was played on July 30, 2008 at Nagai Stadium in Osaka where Argentina's Arsenal defeated Japan's Gamba Osaka by 1–0.


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 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, Kashiwa 10,140
2015  ARG River Plate 3–0 Gamba Osaka  JPN Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Osaka 12,722


By club

Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
Kashima Antlers 2 0 2012, 2013
Arsenal 1 0 2008
Internacional 1 0 2009
Tokyo 1 0 2010
Júbilo Iwata 1 0 2011
Kashiwa Reysol 1 0 2014
River Plate 1 0 2015
Gamba Osaka 0 2 2008, 2015
Oita Trinita 0 1 2009
LDU Quito 0 1 2010
Independiente 0 1 2011
Universidad de Chile 0 1 2012
São Paulo 0 1 2013
Lanús 0 1 2014

By nation

Nation Times won Times runner-up Winning clubs Runners-up
Japan 5 3 Kashima Antlers (2), Tokyo (1), Júbilo Iwata (1), Kashiwa Reysol (1) Gamba Osaka (2), Oita Trinita (1)
Argentina 2 2 Arsenal (1), River Plate (1) Independiente (1), Lanús (1)
Brazil 1 1 Internacional (1) São Paulo (1)
Ecuador 0 1 LDU Quito (1)
Chile 0 1 Universidad de Chile (1)

All-time top goalscorers

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


External links

  • Official J. League Website (Japanese)
  • Official JFA Website (Japanese)
  • Official CONMEBOL Website
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