A3 Champions Cup

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A3 Champions Cup
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Founded2002
Abolished2008
Region East Asia (East Asian Football Federation)
Number of teams4
Website http://www.a3cup.com/

A3 Champions Cup (also known as East Asian Champions Cup) was an annual football (soccer) tournament jointly organized by the China PR, Japan and Korea Republic football Association. It began in 2003, involving the league champions of China, Japan and South Korea. The host nation also invited an additional team, making this a four team tournament. South Korea was the most successful country in this tournament. Their representatives won the tournament three times.

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It had been suggested that the league champion from Australia be added to the cup in the future. [1] However, financial problems with the sponsor placed the tournament into question. It was reported that Japan's champion may not participate in the 2008 edition, since Urawa were not paid their appearance fee in 2007. [2] The tournament was canceled on 23 September 2008 due to the sponsor's bankruptcy, and replaced by Football Genuine Senator which involving clubs from Japan and Korea in 2015 (also added South East Asia since 2016, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, South Africa and South America since 2017). [3]

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Past results

SeasonVenueChampionsRunners-up3rd4th
2003 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo Flag of Japan.svg Kashima Antlers Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Dalian Shide Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Flag of Japan.svg Júbilo Iwata
2004 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama F. Marinos Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai Shenhua Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Inter Shanghai
2005 Flag of South Korea.svg Jeju Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Bluewings Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama F. Marinos Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shenzhen Kingway
2006 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo Flag of South Korea.svg Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i Flag of Japan.svg Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg JEF United Chiba Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Dalian Shide
2007 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jinan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai Shenhua Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shandong Luneng Taishan Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

† = did not qualify as league champions.

Records

2005: Flag of Brazil.svg Nadson (6 goals)
2006: Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Chun-soo (6 goals)

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