|Champions|| Kashiwa Reysol |
The 92nd Emperor's Cup (第92回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会) is a regular edition of an annual Japanese national cup tournament. It started on 1 September 2012 and ended on 1 January 2013 with the final at National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, won by Kashiwa Reysol 1–0 against Gamba Osaka.
The cup winner will be guaranteed a place in the 2013 AFC Champions League. However, as a requirement of AFC in 2012, the spot is only issued if the team holds a J1 license (but not necessary being a Division 1 team).
|Round||Date||Matches||Clubs||New entries this round|
|First Round||September 1, 2||24||47+1 → 24|
|Second Round||September 8, 9||32||24+18+22 → 32|
|Third Round||October 10||16||32 → 16|
|Fourth Round||December 15||8||16 → 8|
|Quarterfinals||December 23||4||8 → 4|
|Semifinals||December 29||2||4 → 2|
|Final||January 1, 2013||1||2 → 1|
(*1) The team is the prefectural runners-up; both prefectural finalists are to qualify for the final tournament after the other finalist V-Varen Nagasaki have qualified as the JFL seeded club.
Since this year, the drawing of the tournament will be held twice: The first draw determine the pairings of first to third round matches; the second draw will be held after the third round that determines the pairings of the fourth round to the final.
|Miyazaki Sangyo-keiei University||0–1 (a.e.t.)||Fukuoka University|
|Tonan Maebashi||5–0||Nihon University Yamagata High School|
|Hoyo Oita||3–0||High school attached to Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science|
|Kashiwa Reysol||3–0||Kashiwa Reysol U-18|
| Leandro Domingues 14', 45+1'|
|Shonan Bellmare||1–0||Ehime FC|
|Consadole Sapporo||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Nagano Parceiro|
|Uehara 69'||report||Mukai 8'|
|FC Tokyo||0–1||Yokogawa Musashino|
|report||Keisuke Iwata 90+2'|
|Júbilo Iwata||7–0||Suzuka Rampole|
| 17' (o.g.)|
Yamazaki 54', 61'
Yoshiro Abe 90+1'
|Matsumoto Yamaga FC||1–3||Kyoto Sanga FC|
|Kusunose 64'||report|| Kudo 4'|
|Vissel Kobe||1–2||Sagawa Shiga|
|Lee 42'||report|| Shimada 11'|
Shohei Kiyohara 55'
|JEF United Ichihara Chiba||1–0||V-Varen Nagasaki|
|Vegalta Sendai||1–0||Sony Sendai|
|Roasso Kumamoto||4–3 (a.e.t.)||FC Gifu|
| Taketomi 11', 93'|
|report|| Higuchi 48', 64'|
|Omiya Ardija||2–0||Blaublitz Akita|
| Carlinhos 45+4'|
Cho Young-Cheol 68'
|Avispa Fukuoka||4–2||Fukuoka University|
| Jogo 7', 44'|
|report||Kazuto Kishida 41'|
Shohei Kishida 76'
|Yokohama F. Marinos||4–2||YSCC Yokohama|
| Ono 33'|
|report||Akio Yoshida 66'|
Masao Tsuji 90+3'
|Tochigi SC||0–1 (a.e.t.)||Yokohama FC|
|Cerezo Osaka||4–0||Nara Club|
| Kempes 25'|
Kenyu Sugimoto 83', 86'
|Montedio Yamagata||3–0||Tonan Maebashi|
| Hayashi 47'|
|Fagiano Okayama||2–0||Kataller Toyama|
| Tiago 55'|
|Nagoya Grampus||2–0||FC Kariya|
| Masukawa 58'|
|Sagan Tosu||0–1||Kamatamare Sanuki|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||2–1||Volca Kagoshima|
| Tanaka 30'|
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1–2||FC Imabari|
|Sato 75'||report||Ryusei Morikawa 3'|
Daiki Takada 87'
|F.C. Machida Zelvia||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Giravanz Kitakyushu|
|Kitai 22'||report||Tokiwa 51'|
|Shimizu S-Pulse||5–0||Arterivo Wakayama|
| Shirasaki 2', 25', 80'|
|Tokyo Verdy||3–0||Hoyo Oita|
| Kajikawa 18'|
|Gamba Osaka||3–0||Kansai University|
| Yokotani 2'|
|Oita Trinita||2–2 (a.e.t.)||Mito HollyHock|
|Marutani 13', 58'||report|| Dai 75'|
|Albirex Niigata||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Saurcos Fukui|
|Bruno Lopes 56', 105+1'||report||Yusuke Sakai 45+2'|
|Ventforet Kofu||0–0 (a.e.t.)||Fukushima United|
|Kashima Antlers||7–1||University of Tsukuba|
| Endo 35', 38', 72'|
|report||Shuhei Akasaki 90+3'|
|Gainare Tottori||2–1||Thespa Kusatsu|
| Ozaki 52'|
|Kawasaki Frontale||2–0||Tokuyama University|
|Yamase 49', 77'||report|
|Tokushima Vortis||5–1||Fagiano Okayama Next|
| Douglas 33'|
|Kashiwa Reysol (1)||2–1||Shonan Bellmare (2)|
| Tanaka 30'|
Neto Baiano 90+2'
|Nagano Parceiro (3)||0–0 (a.e.t.)||Yokogawa Musashino (3)|
| Yuji Unozawa |
|9–10|| Keisuke Iwata |
|Júbilo Iwata (1)||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Kyoto Sanga FC (2)|
|Yamamoto 109'||report||Nakamura 120'|
| Ryohei Yamazaki |
|5–3|| Jun Ando |
|Sagawa Shiga (3)||1–1 (a.e.t.)||JEF United Ichihara Chiba (2)|
|Gokyu 69'||report||Ricardo Lobo 47' (pen.)|
| Yuya Toorikai |
|6–7|| Masataka Sakamoto |
|Vegalta Sendai (1)||1–2 (a.e.t.)||Roasso Kumamoto (2)|
|Watanabe 64'||report|| Saito 48'|
|Omiya Ardija (1)||3–1||Avispa Fukuoka (2)|
| Hasegawa 45'|
|Yokohama F. Marinos (1)||2–1||Yokohama FC (2)|
|Nakamura 25', 48'||report||Watanabe 58'|
|Cerezo Osaka (1)||2–1||Montedio Yamagata (2)|
| Sugimoto 59'|
|Fagiano Okayama (2)||2–3||Nagoya Grampus (1)|
| Sengoku 39'|
|report|| Tulio 46', 90+1' (pen.)|
|Kamatamare Sanuki (3)||1–2||Urawa Red Diamonds (1)|
|Nishino 88'||report|| Yajima 75'|
|FC Imabari (4)||2–5||F.C. Machida Zelvia (2)|
| Kitabayashi 44'|
|report|| Ota 36', 70'|
Kitai 47', 65'
Note: The venue was changed on 21 September, originally planned to be Hiroshima Big Arch Main Stadium.
|Shimizu S-Pulse (1)||1–0||Tokyo Verdy (2)|
|Gamba Osaka (1)||1–0||Mito HollyHock (2)|
|Albirex Niigata (1)||0–1||Fukushima United (4)|
|Kashima Antlers (1)||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Gainare Tottori (2)|
| Masuda 40'|
|Kawasaki Frontale (1)||3–2 (a.e.t.)||Tokushima Vortis (2)|
| Renato 26', 120+1'|
|report|| Alex 24'|
|Gamba Osaka (1)||3–2||Machida Zelvia (2)|
| Kurata 38'|
|Report|| Kitai 27'|
|Cerezo Osaka (1)||4–0||Shimizu S-Pulse (1)|
| Minamino 24'|
|JEF United Ichihara Chiba (2)||5–0||Fukushima United (4)|
|Shunsuke 14' (o.g.)|
|Kashima Antlers (1)||3–1||Júbilo Iwata (1)|
| Iwamasa 5'|
|Urawa Red Diamonds (1)||0–2||Yokohama F. Marinos (1)|
|Report|| Hyodo 28'|
|Nagoya Grampus (1)||5–2||Roasso Kumamoto (2)|
| H. Tanaka 15'|
|Report||Saito 24', 44'|
|Omiya Ardija (1)||4–3||Kawasaki Frontale (1)|
| Novakovic 63', 90'|
Higashi 67', 86'
|Report|| Kobayashi 6', 26'|
|Kashiwa Reysol (1)||1–0||Yokogawa Musashino (3)|
|Cerezo Osaka (1)||1–2 (a.e.t.)||Gamba Osaka (1)|
|Kakitani 49'||Report|| Endō 19'|
|JEF United Ichihara Chiba (2)||0–1||Kashima Antlers (1)|
|Nagoya Grampus (1)||0–0 (a.e.t.)||Yokohama F. Marinos (1)|
| Fujimoto |
|6–7|| Nakamura |
|Omiya Ardija (1)||2–3||Kashiwa Reysol (1)|
| Ueda 11'|
|Report|| Sawa 59'|
|Gamba Osaka (1)||1–0||Kashima Antlers (1)|
|Yokohama F. Marinos (1)||0–1||Kashiwa Reysol (1)|
|Gamba Osaka (1)||0–1||Kashiwa Reysol (1)|
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