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International Women's Club Championship

Nestle Cup International Women's Club Championship
Founded 2012
Region International
Number of teams 6
Current champions São José (1st title)
Website International Women's Club Championship (Japanese)
2014 tournament

The International Women's Club Championship (IWCC), previously Japan Football Association and the Nadeshiko League.[2] The first International Women's Club Championship took place in Japan in November 2012 with participation from four teams; Olympique Lyonnais (Europe), Canberra United FC (Australia), INAC Kobe Leonessa (Japan) and NTV Beleza (cup winner, Japan).[3] The holders and de facto world club champions are INAC Kobe Leonessa, after they beat wild card entrant Chelsea Ladies 4–2 in the 2013 final.

The Nadeshiko League's senior executive announced in October 2012 that they intended to run the competition for three years and expand to include more champions, such as the South American Copa Libertadores winner.[4] It was envisaged that International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the sport's global governing body, would ultimately endorse the tournament as a female equivalent of the FIFA Club World Cup.[5]

In October 2013 FIFA's Executive Committee heard a proposal from their Women's Football Task Force to explore the idea of an official Club World Cup.[6] The following month Brazilian broadcaster Globo reported that FIFA had already sanctioned a separate Club World Championship, with similarities to the men's Intercontinental Cup, to be contested by the South American champions São José and European champions VfL Wolfsburg during 2014.[7] This match, however, was never played.


  • Organization 1
  • Results 2
  • Honours 3
  • Prize money 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The first competition was hosted by the


Year Host Final Third place match Number of teams
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place


Olympique Lyonnais

INAC Kobe Leonessa

NTV Beleza
Canberra United


INAC Kobe Leonessa

Sydney FC
4–2 (pen.)

Colo Colo


São José

Urawa Red Diamonds
Okayama Yunogo Belle


Year Most Valuable
Most Impressive
Top Goalscorer
2012 Corine Franco Ji So-Yun Azusa Iwashimizu
Asano Nagasato
Lara Dickenmann
Beverly Goebel-Yanez
2013 Francisca Lara
Beverly Goebel-Yanez
Emi Nakajima
Renee Rollason

Prize money

The winners earned $60,000 out of a total purse of $100,000.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "International Women's Club Championship 2014". Full Bloom Guidebook. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Kessel, Anna (29 November 2013). "Chelsea Ladies anticipate 'mind-blowing' reception in Japan for IWCC".  
  3. ^ "Women’s round-up: November 2012". FIFA. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b International women’s club championship set for November Japan Football Association, Oct 18, 2012, viewed Nov. 23, 2012
  5. ^ )"International Women's Club Championship will be first held in November! NTV etc. participate"11月に国際女子クラブ選手権初開催!日テレなど参加 ( (in Japan). Japan.  
  6. ^ FIFA ExCo exploring idea of Women’s Club World Cup Equalizer Soccer, Oct 4, 2013, viewed Nov 30, 2013
  7. ^ "Fifa estuda Mundial de futebol feminino entre São José e Wolfsburg". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese).  

External links

  • International women's club football (Japanese)
  • International Women’s Club Championship (mobcast Cup) on Women's Soccer United (English)
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