The Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament (皇后杯全日本女子サッカー選手権大会, Kōgōhai Zen Nippon Joshi Sakkaa Senshuken Taikai), or The Empress's Cup, is a Japanese women's football competition. As an elimination tournament, it can be considered the female counterpart to the men's Emperor's Cup. The name "Empress's Cup" has been used since the 2012 season as the Empress's Cup trophy was founded in that year.
|Number of teams||36|
|Current champions||Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza (14th title)|
|Most successful club(s)||Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza (14 titles)|
From 2004 to 2011 season (New Year's Day of 2005 to 2012), the final was played on New Year's Day at the National Stadium in Tokyo before the Emperor's Cup final, and was regarded as the traditional closing match of the season. Since 2012, the final has been played separately from the Emperor's Cup final.
Past winners Edit
Past winners are:
- "大会新名称を「皇后杯全日本女子サッカー選手権大会」に決定 ～「第34回 皇后杯全日本女子サッカー選手権大会」概要、組合せのお知らせ～" [The new title is "Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament" - Outline and tournament bracket of the 34th Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament]. Japan Football Association. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- "第34回全日本女子サッカー選手権大会 大会概要 ～11月23日に開幕、決勝はNACK5スタジアム大宮開催決定～" [About the 34th All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament - starting on 23 November, the final at NACK5 Stadium Omiya]. Japan Football Association. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
- "Japan - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
Other websites Edit
- Official website, JFA.jp (in English)