2015 Emperor's Cup

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2015 Emperor's Cup
Emperor's Cup 2015.png
Country  Japan
Teams 88
Champions Gamba Osaka (5th title)
Runners-up Urawa Red Diamonds
Matches played 87
2014
2016

The 95th Emperor's Cup (第95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 29 August 2015 to its final on 1 January 2016.[1]

The winners, Gamba Osaka, qualified to the group stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round
First Round 29, 30 August 36 47+1+2+22 → 36
Second Round 5, 6, 9 September 24 36+12 → 24
  • 12 J1 clubs (except 4 J1 seeded teams)
Third Round 10, 11, 14 October 12 24 → 12
Fourth Round 11, 14, 15 November 8 12+4 → 8
  • 4 J1 seeded teams including:
  • 2 ACL Quarter-finals Participants
  • Top 2 teams of J1 1st stage
Quarterfinals 26 December 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 29 December 2 4 → 2
Final 1 January 2016 1 2 → 1

Participating clubs[edit]

88 clubs competed in the tournament. The 18 clubs from 2015 J. League Division 1 and 22 clubs from 2015 J. League Division 2 received a bye to the second round of the tournament. The other 47 teams earned berths by winning their respective prefectural cup tournaments, and entered from the first round along with the JFL seeded team, the Apertura Champion.

2015 J. League Division 1
all clubs
2015 J. League Division 2
all clubs
2015 Japan Football League
Apertura Champion
47 prefectural tournament winners

Results[edit]

First Round[edit]

Second Round[edit]

Third Round[edit]

Fourth Round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "公益財団法人 日本サッカー協会 2014年度 第11回理事会" (PDF). (in Japanese) Japan Football Association, 13 November 2014

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