International Women's Club Championship

Last updated
Nestle Cup International Women's Club Championship
Founded 2012
Region International
Number of teams 6
Current champions Flag of Brazil.svg São José (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Flag of France.svg Olympique Lyonnais
Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
Flag of Brazil.svg São José (1 title each)
Website iwcchampionship.com (in Japanese)

The International Women's Club Championship (IWCC), previously named the mobcast Cup and the Nestlé Cup for sponsorship reasons, [1] was an international association football knockout cup competition contested by women's champion clubs. It was organised by the Japan Football Association and the Nadeshiko League. [2] The first International Women's Club Championship took place in Japan in November 2012 with participation from four teams; Olympique Lyonnais (Europe), Canberra United (Australia), INAC Kobe Leonessa (Japan) and NTV Beleza (cup winner, Japan). [3] The holders are São José, who beat Arsenal Ladies 2–0 in the 2014 final.

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The Nadeshiko League's senior executive announced in October 2012 that they intended to run the competition for three years and expand to include more champions, such as the South American Copa Libertadores winner. [4] It was envisaged that International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the sport's global governing body, would ultimately endorse the tournament as the female equivalent of the FIFA Club World Cup. [5]

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Results

YearHostFinalThird place matchNumber of teams
WinnersScoreRunners-upThird placeScoreFourth place
2012
details
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Japan
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Olympique Lyonnais
2–1
( a.e.t. )
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INAC Kobe Leonessa
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NTV Beleza
4–3 Flag of Australia.svg
Canberra United
4
2013
details
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Japan
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INAC Kobe Leonessa
4–2 Flag of England.svg
Chelsea
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Sydney FC
3–3
4–2 ( p )
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Colo Colo
5
2014
details
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Japan
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São José
2–0 Flag of England.svg
Arsenal
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Urawa Red Diamonds
4–0 Flag of Japan.svg
Okayama Yunogo Belle
6

Honours

Year Most Valuable
Player
Most Impressive
Player
Top Goalscorer
2012 Flag of France.svg Corine Franco Flag of South Korea.svg Ji So-yun Flag of Switzerland.svg Lara Dickenmann
Flag of the United States.svg Beverly Goebel-Yanez
Flag of Japan.svg Azusa Iwashimizu
Flag of Japan.svg Asano Nagasato
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Beverly Goebel-Yanez
Flag of Chile.svg Francisca Lara
Flag of Japan.svg Emi Nakajima
Flag of Australia.svg Renee Rollason
2014 Flag of Japan.svg Saori Arimachi
Flag of Japan.svg Chinatsu Kira
Flag of Japan.svg Manami Nakano
Flag of Japan.svg Shinobu Ohno

Prize money

The winners earned $60,000 out of a total purse of $100,000. [4]

See also

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The 2018 International Champions Cup Women's Tournament was the first edition of a series of friendly women's association football matches. It took place from July 26 to 29, 2018.

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