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JSL Cup (JSLカップ or JSLカップ選手権大会) was the original league cup for clubs in the top levels of Japanese football before the creation of the J. League and its cup. The cup was first played in 1973, but did not become an annual tournament until 1976.

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The JSL/JFL Cup included clubs from both the First Division and the Second Division. The format varied; sometimes the clubs played small group stages, other times it was an outright elimination, including only the clubs that were not recent promotions to the Second Division. During the season timeframe change of 1985, the cup was played within the year, a rule that stayed until the advent of the J. League.

Winners

YearWinnerScoreRunner-upVenue
1973 Towa Real Estate (shared)1–1 Yanmar Diesel (shared) Nishigaoka National Stadium, Tokyo
1976 Hitachi 1–0 Eidai National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
1977 Furukawa Electric 4–0 Yanmar Diesel National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
1978 Mitsubishi Motors 2–1 Fujita Industries Kanko Stadium, Okayama
1979 Yomiuri 3–2 Furukawa Electric Nagai Stadium, Osaka
1980 Nippon Kokan 3–1 Hitachi Nagai Stadium, Osaka
1981 Mitsubishi Motors (shared)4–4 Toshiba (shared) Utsunomiya Soccer Field, Utsunomiya
1982 Furukawa Electric 3–2 Yanmar Diesel Shizuoka Athletic Stadium, Shizuoka
1983 Yanmar Diesel 1–0 Nissan Motors Kofu Midorigaoka Stadium, Kofu
1984 Yanmar Diesel 3–0 Toshiba Komazawa Stadium, Tokyo
1985 Yomiuri 2–0 Nissan Motors Toyohashi Soccer Stadium, Toyohashi
1986 Furukawa Electric 4–0 Nissan Motors Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya
1987 Nippon Kokan 3–0 Sumitomo Metal Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya
1988 Nissan Motors 3–0 Toshiba Yokkaichi Stadium, Yokkaichi
1989 Nissan Motors 1–0 Yamaha Motors Toyohashi Soccer Stadium, Toyohashi
1990 Nissan Motors 3–1 Furukawa Electric Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya
1991 Yomiuri 4–3 Honda Motors Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya

Performances by team

Teams are named using current nomenclature, or last one if they are defunct (denoted in italics).

ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning seasonsRunners-up seasons
Yokohama F. Marinos 331988, 1989, 19901983, 1985, 1986
JEF United Chiba 321977, 1982, 19861979, 1990
Cerezo Osaka 321973 (shared), 1983, 19841977, 1982
Tokyo Verdy 301979, 1985, 1991
Urawa Red Diamonds 201978, 1981 (shared)
NKK SC 201980, 1987
Shonan Bellmare 111973 (shared)1978
Kashiwa Reysol 1119761980
Consadole Sapporo 111981 (shared)1988
Eidai SC 011976
Kashima Antlers 011987
Júbilo Iwata 011989
Honda FC 011991

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