|Number of teams||32|
|Current champions|| FC Tiamo Hirakata |
|Most successful club(s)||Honda Luminoso Sayama F.C.|
The All Japan Senior Football Championship (Japanese: 全国社会人サッカー選手権大会, Hepburn: Zenkoku Shakaijin Sakkā Senshuken Taikai) is a football (soccer) cup competition in Japan. It is run by the Japan Football Association. As it only involves non-league teams (teams not affiliated to either J.League or the Japan Football League), it can be considered an equivalent of the FA Trophy or FA Vase in England.
The "Shakaijin" or "Zensha" as it is known, was first established in 1965 to determine potential entrants to the Japan Soccer League. The winner and runner-up played off in a promotion and relegation series against the bottom two clubs of the JSL. This continued even after the JSL added a Second Division in 1972. Since 1977, however, there is a system called the "Regional Football League Competition" to promote new league entrants (to the JSL 2nd Division, the former Japan Football League, and the current Japan Football League), thus the "Shakaijin" is now effectively a non-league cup competition. The 1999 edition was the only one to feature teams from the current JFL; otherwise, all participant clubs have been from the regional leagues.
The format is a week-long elimination tournament in a host locale (originally a single city, now a major metropolitan area) chosen by the JFA beforehand, and the best clubs of the regional leagues (currently 32 entrants) qualify. The final takes place in a major stadium in the largest host city or prefectural capital. The winner automatically qualifies to the Regional Promotion Series (runners-up and third places may also qualify depending on berth availability).
Many former Shakaijin winners are now J.League members, so the cup, despite no longer guaranteeing promotion, is considered a crucial stepping stone by ambitious clubs.
|1965||Nippon Kokan||3–1||Urawa Club||Beppu, Ōita|
|1966||Urawa Club||1–0||Nippon Kokan||Omiya|
|1967||Nagoya Bank||4–1||Toyota Motors||Yokohama|
|1968||Toyota Motors||1–0||Urawa Club||Shimabara, Nagasaki|
|1969||Kofu Club (shared)||1–1|
|Urawa Club (shared)||Tōno, Iwate|
|1970||Toyota Motors||1–0||Kofu Club||Fujieda, Shizuoka|
|1971||Towa Real Estate||1–0||Tanabe Pharmaceutical||Saga|
|1972||Eidai Industries||5–0||Teijin SC Matsuyama||Ichihara, Chiba|
|1973||Sumitomo||2–1||Hitachi Ibaraki SC||Hitachi, Ibaraki|
|1974||Honda Giken||3–0||Yanmar Club||Kagoshima|
|1975||Yanmar Club||3–1||Furukawa Electric Chiba||Shizuoka|
|1976||Nissan Motors||1–0||Dainichi Nippon Densen|
|1977||Toshiba Horikawa-cho||2–0||NTT Kansai|
|1978||Saitama Teachers||2–0||Hyōgo Teachers||Nobeoka, Miyazaki|
|1979||Toho Titanium||2–0||Mazda Auto Hiroshima|
|1980||Dainichi Nippon Cable SC||2–0||Osaka Gas|
|1981||NTT Kanto||2–1||Hitachi Ibaraki|
|1982||Osaka Gas||3–1||Shizuoka Gas|
|1984||Kyoto Police Dept.||2–1||Shimizu Club|
|1985||NTT Kansai (shared)||1–1||Yamanashi Club (shared)|
|1986||Furukawa Electric Chiba||4–3||Tokyo Gas|
|1987||Akita City Hall||1–0||Furukawa Electric Chiba|
|1988||Kyoto Shiko Club||2–0||Mazda Auto Hiroshima|
|1989||Chuo Bohan||2–0||Furukawa Electric Chiba||Kasuga, Fukuoka|
|1990||Chuo Bohan||3–1||Hitachi Ibaraki||Kanazawa|
|1991||PJM Futures||2–0||Seino Unyu||Tsuruoka, Yamagata|
|1992||PJM Futures||2–0||Nippon Denso||Takamatsu, Kagawa|
|1994||Hitachi Ibaraki||1–0||Hokuriku Electric Power Co.|
|1995||Prima Ham FC Tsuchiura||1–0||Albireo Niigata|
|1996||F.C. Kyoto BAMB 1993||1–1|
|Prima Ham FC Tsuchiura||Takatsuki, Osaka|
|Honda Luminoso Sayama F.C.|| Fujisawa, Kanagawa |
|1998||NTT Kyushu||3–0||Norbritz Hokkaido|
|1999||Honda Giken||4–0||Sony Sendai FC|| Toyama |
|2000||Sagawa Express Tokyo SC||3–2||Sagawa Printing SC|| Sendai, Miyagi (final)|
|2001||Sagawa Express Osaka S.C.||2–1|
|Honda Luminoso Sayama F.C.|| Nankoku, Kōchi (final)|
|2002||Okinawa Kariyushi FC (shared)||0–0|
|Honda Luminoso Sayama F.C. (shared)|| Shimizu, Shizuoka |
|2003||Honda Luminoso Sayama F.C.||3–0||Shizuoka F.C.|| Saitama |
|2004||Honda Luminoso Sayama F.C. (shared)||0–0||Okinawa Kariyushi FC (shared)|| Okayama (final)|
|2005||Rosso Kumamoto (shared)||2–2|
|New Nippon Steel Ōita (shared)|| Kobe, Hyōgo (final)|
|2006||V-Varen Nagasaki||1–0||Shizuoka F.C.|| Akita (final)|
|2007||F.C. Mi-O Biwako Kusatsu||3–1||Yazaki Valente|| Ōita |
|2008||A.C. Nagano Parceiro||2–1||NEC Tokin||Niigata|
|2009||Matsumoto Yamaga||2–1||Zweigen Kanazawa||Ichihara, Chiba|
|2010||Kamatamare Sanuki||2–0||Nagano Parceiro||Yamaguchi|
|2011||Tokyo 23 FC||1–0||SC Sagamihara||Ōgaki, Gifu|
|Fukushima United||Chōfu, Tokyo|
|Grulla Morioka||Shimabara, Nagasaki|
|2014||FC Osaka||2–0||Club Dragons||Kamitonda, Wakayama|
|Hannan University|| Morioka, Iwate(final)|
|2016||Mitsubishi Mizushima FC||2–2|
|Suzuka Unlimited FC||Saijō, Ehime(final)|
|2017||Suzuka Unlimited FC||2–1||Matsue City FC||Sakai, Fukui|
|2018||Matsue City FC||3–2||FC Kariya|| Kashima, Ibaraki (final)|
|2019||FC Tiamo Hirakata||1–0||Ococias Kyoto AC|| Kirishima, Kagoshima (final)|
|2020||Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Japan|
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