Kirin Cup

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Kirin Cup
Organising body Japan Football Association (JFA)
Founded1978;43 years ago (1978)
RegionFlag of Japan.svg Japan
Number of teams4
Related competitions Kirin Challenge Cup
Current championsFlag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela (1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (11 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2021 Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24)

The Kirin Cup (Japanese: キリンカップサッカー, Hepburn: Kirin Kappu Sakkā) (Kirin Cup Soccer) is an association football tournament organised in Japan by the Kirin Brewery Company. The host, Japan, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1978 then known as Japan Cup (International competition which national teams and clubs participated in), and was last held in its full form in 2016.

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From 1992 onwards, the format was changed to a round robin national team competition. The first nation to win the competition was Argentina. Japan are the tournament's most successful team with eleven titles, followed by Peru with three titles. As of 2016, the current cup holders are Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Since the start of the international competitions in 1992, the tournament has hosted a variety of teams from South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Out of the South American members of CONMEBOL who have been invited (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru), Peru have been the most successful (three titles).

Out of the European invitees, there have been seven different champions, the most successful being the Czech Republic with two titles, with Hungary, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovakia and Scotland winning one title each. Aside from Japan, the only other Asian country to have won the tournament are the United Arab Emirates (2005), who shared the title with Peru.

No African teams have won the tournament (only one African team has participated in just one edition).

In addition to the annual Kirin Cup there are a few Kirin Challenge Cup (Japanese: キリンチャレンジカップ、キリンチャレンジ杯, Hepburn: kirin Tyarenzi Kappu , kirin Tyarenzihai), friendlies also sponsored by the Kirin Corporation, played throughout the year in Japan. Japan took out the most recent 2021 Kirin Challenge Cup with 1–0 win over Serbia on 11 June 2021.

Tournaments

All times are Japan standard time (UTC+9)

1978 Japan Cup

Won by Borussia Mönchengladbach and Palmeiras.

1979 Japan Cup

Won by Tottenham Hotspur.

1980 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Middlesbrough F.C.

1981 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Club Brugge KV.

1982 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Werder Bremen.

1983 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Newcastle United with Chris Waddle finishing tournament top scorer with 14 goals in 3 games.

1984 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 21013302
Flag of France.svg Toulouse 21013302
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 21011102
27 May 1984 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0–1Flag of France.svg Toulouse
29 May 1984 China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg3–2Flag of France.svg Toulouse
31 May 1984 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Omiya Stadium, Saitama, Japan
Kato Soccerball shade.svg

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Internacional 211030+33
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 20200002
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan Universiade XI20110331
27 May 1984 Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg0–0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan Universiade XI
30 May 1984 Internacional Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg3–0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan Universiade XI

Semi-finals

Final

1985 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Santos 95410194+15
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 85320166+10
Flag of England.svg West Ham 55131137+6
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yomiuri 5521298+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 35113711–4
Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers05005331–28
26 May 1985 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg1–4Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay National Stadium, Tokyo
Kimura Soccerball shade.svg 15' Carlos Aguilera Soccerball shade.svg 44', 73'
da Silva Soccerball shade.svg 51', 69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Flag of the Netherlands.svg Henk van Ettekoven
26 May 1985 Santos Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg 2–1 Flag of England.svg West Ham Shimizu
Mario Sérgio Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Zé Sérgio Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Goddard Soccerball shade.svg 57'Attendance: 10,000
26 May 1985 Yomiuri Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 5–0 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers Sendai
28 May 1985 Santos Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg 8–1 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers Okayama
Mirandinha Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Lima Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Mario Sérgio Soccerball shade.svg
Gersinho Soccerball shade.svg
Humberto Soccerball shade.svg
Azhar Shahrin Soccerball shade.svg
28 May 1985 Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg4–3 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yomiuri Omiya
Carlos Aguilera Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
30 May 1985 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0–1 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yomiuri Tokyo
Totsuka Soccerball shade.svg 78'
30 May 1985 West Ham Flag of England.svg 9–2 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers Tokyo
Cottee Soccerball shade.svg
Ravindan Soccerball shade.svg (o.g.)
Swindlehurst Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Martin Soccerball shade.svg
Pike Soccerball shade.svg
Whitton Soccerball shade.svg
Shahdan Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
30 May 1985 Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg1–1 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Santos Hiroshima
Carlos Aguilera Soccerball shade.svg 21' Davi Soccerball shade.svg 60'Attendance: 15,000
1 June 1985 Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg6–0 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers Osaka
Carrasco Soccerball shade.svg
Pereira Soccerball shade.svg
Alzugaray Soccerball shade.svg
Barrios Soccerball shade.svg
Carlos Aguilera Soccerball shade.svg
Cabrera Soccerball shade.svg
2 June 1985 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg1–4 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Santos Kobe
Hara Soccerball shade.svg 85' Zé Sérgio Soccerball shade.svg 16', 37'
Gersinho Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Mirandinha Soccerball shade.svg 29'
2 June 1985 Yomiuri Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 0–0 Flag of England.svg West Ham Sapporo
Attendance: 7,100
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Okaya
4 June 1985 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg3–0 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers Nagoya
Kimura Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Mizunuma Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Hashiratani Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Soo-Deok Kim
4 June 1985 West Ham Flag of England.svg 1–1Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Nagoya
Swindlehurst Soccerball shade.svg 26' Montelongo Soccerball shade.svg 54'

Final

6 June 1985 Santos Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg 4–2Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Zé Sérgio Soccerball shade.svg 22', 89'
Mirandinha Soccerball shade.svg 41', 50'
Carlos Aguilera Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Carrasco Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shizuo Takada

1986 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Palmeiras 63300103+7
Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen 3311135–2
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 2310235–2
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria B1301247–3
11 May 1986 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg2–1Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria B Matsuyama
Hashiratani Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Djahmoune Soccerball shade.svg
14 May 1986 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0–2 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen Tokyo
Burgsmüller Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Neubarth Soccerball shade.svg 27'
16 May 1986 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg1–2 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Palmeiras Kyoto
Kimura Soccerball shade.svg 51' Denys Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Mirandinha Soccerball shade.svg 71' (pen.)
16 May 1986 Werder Bremen Flag of Germany.svg 1–1Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria B Nagoya
Meier Soccerball shade.svg 8' Djahmoune Soccerball shade.svg 16'

Final

1987 Kirin Cup

Kirin Cup 1987. Copa Kirin 1987.jpg
Kirin Cup 1987.
TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Italy.svg Torino 5321052+3
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Fluminense 4312081+7
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 2302123–1
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 13012312–9
24 May 1987 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0–0 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Fluminense National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Flag of England.svg Joe Worrall
24 May 1987 Torino Flag of Italy.svg 3–1Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Maruyama Baseball Stadium, Sapporo, Japan
Corradini Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Lentini Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Mariani Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Bunjai Soccerball shade.svg 86'Attendance: 3,500
25 May 1987 Torino Flag of Italy.svg 1–1 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Fluminense Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan
Junior Soccerball shade.svg 6' Paulinho Soccerball shade.svg 47'Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kiichiro Tachi
27 May 1987 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg2–2Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Prefectual Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan
Hara Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Matsuyama Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Ndao Soccerball shade.svg 43', 57' (pen.)
29 May 1987 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0–1 Flag of Italy.svg Torino Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Corradini Soccerball shade.svgAttendance: 26,000
29 May 1987 Fluminense Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg 7–0Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Kobe Central Stadium, Shizuoka, Kobe
Assis Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Tato Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Eduardo Soccerball shade.svg 25', 34'
Washington Soccerball shade.svg 30', 87'
Romerito Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yasuki Nagoya

Final

31 May 1987 Fluminense Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg 2–0 Flag of Italy.svg Torino National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Washington Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Tato Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Flag of England.svg Joe Worrall

1988 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen 5321041+3
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Flamengo 4312053+2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 3311143+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0300317–6
29 May 1988 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg1–3 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Flamengo Tokyo
Yoshida Soccerball shade.svg 86' Zico Soccerball shade.svg 9' (pen.)
Paulo César Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Delacir Soccerball shade.svg
2 June 1988 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0–3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Wang Baoshan Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Gao Sheng Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Ma Lin Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Referee: Flag of Syria.svg Jamal Al Sharif
5 June 1988 China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–1 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Flamengo Kagoshima
Ma Lin Soccerball shade.svg 53'Gérson Soccerball shade.svg 17'

Final

1991 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 6330071+6
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Vasco 3311142+2
Flag of England.svg Tottenham 3311125–3
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 0300316–5
2 June 1991 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg1–0Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Yamagata Park Stadium, Tendō, Japan
Hashiratani Soccerball shade.svg 89' (pen.)Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Samuel Chan Yam-Ming
2 June 1991 Tottenham Flag of England.svg 0–0 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Vasco
5 June 1991 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg2–1 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Vasco Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto, Japan
Kitazawa Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Miura Soccerball shade.svg 74'
(Report) Bismarck Soccerball shade.svg 85' (pen.)Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Samuel Chan Yam-Ming
5 June 1991 Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg1–2 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
K. Viton Soccerball shade.svg Hendry Soccerball shade.svg
Matthew Edwards Soccerball shade.svg
Attendance: 25,000
9 June 1991 Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0–3 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Vasco
9 June 1991 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg4–0 Flag of England.svg Tottenham National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Kitazawa Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Miura Soccerball shade.svg 8', 41'
Sakakura Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Attendance: 45,000

1992 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4220020+2
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 22101110
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0200202–2
30 May 1992 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg01Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Batistuta Soccerball shade.svg 53'Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kil Ki Chul
3 June 1992 Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg10Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium, Gifu, Japan
Batistuta Soccerball shade.svg 87'Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kiichiro Tachi
7 June 1992 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg01Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Ehime Sports Complex Athletics Stadium, Matsuyama, Japan
Bowen Soccerball shade.svg 40'Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Samuel Chan Yam-Ming

1993 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4211010+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 3210132+1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1201113–2
7 March 1993 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg01Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Hakatanomori Football Stadium, Fukuoka, Japan
Kiprich Soccerball shade.svg 47'Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Flag of the United States.svg Majid Jay
10 March 1993 Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg00Flag of the United States.svg  United States Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shinichiro Obata
14 March 1993 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg31Flag of the United States.svg  United States Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Miura Soccerball shade.svg 36', 80'
Lapper Soccerball shade.svg 68' (o.g.)
Pérez Soccerball shade.svg 23'Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim Gwang-Taek

1994 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of France.svg  France 6220051+4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1201112–1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 1201125–3
22 May 1994 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg11Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Big Arch Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan
Asano Soccerball shade.svg 10' A. Vidmar Soccerball shade.svg 67'Attendance: 27,350
Referee: Flag of Thailand.svg Piron Unprasert
26 May 1994 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg01Flag of France.svg  France Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Cantona Soccerball shade.svg 43'Attendance: 16,743
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Masayoshi Okada
29 May 1994 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg14Flag of France.svg  France Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Ogura Soccerball shade.svg 78' Djorkaeff Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Papin Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Kurosaki Soccerball shade.svg 53' (o.g.)
Ginola Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Attendance: 48,841
Referee: Flag of Malaysia.svg Mohamed Nazri Abdullah

1995 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 4211030+3
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4211021+1
Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg  Ecuador 0200215–4
21 May 1995 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0 0Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 24,556
Referee: Flag of Colombia.svg Armando Pérez Hoyos
24 May 1995 Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg2 1Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg  Ecuador Toyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium, Toyama
Robertson Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Crawford Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Hurtado Soccerball shade.svg 79' (pen.)Attendance: 5,669
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masayoshi Okada
28 May 1995 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg3 0Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg  Ecuador National Stadium, Tokyo
Nakayama Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Miura Soccerball shade.svg 46' (pen.), 53' (pen.)
Attendance: 53,438
Referee: Flag of Germany.svg Lutz Michael Fröhlich

1996 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 6220042+2
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1201123–1
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia 1201101–1
23 May 1996 Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg00Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka, Japan
Attendance: 8,604
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masayoshi Okada
26 May 1996 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg10Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Miura Soccerball shade.svg 62'Attendance: 50,632
Referee: Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Young-Joo Kim
29 May 1996 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg32Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Hakatanomori Football Stadium, Fukuoka, Japan
Morishima Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Miura Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Soma Soccerball shade.svg 82'
del Olmo Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Pelaez Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Attendance: 17,432
Referee: Flag of Malaysia.svg Nik Ahmad Yaakub

1997 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 6220053+2
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1201145–1
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1201112–1
8 June 1997 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg43Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Hirano Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Miura Soccerball shade.svg 49', 53'
Morishima Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Asanovic Soccerball shade.svg 77', 79' (pen.)
Vlaovic Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Attendance: 50,136
Referee: Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Tae-Young
12 June 1997 Croatia  Flag of Croatia.svg11Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai, Japan
Erceg Soccerball shade.svg 21' Ertuğrul Soccerball shade.svg 77'Attendance: 15,687
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masayoshi Okada
15 June 1997 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg10Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan
Morishima Soccerball shade.svg 25'Attendance: 35,029
Referee: Flag of South Korea.svg Park Jong-Kyu

1998 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 4211010+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 22020110
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay 1201112–1
17 May 1998 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg11Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Soma Soccerball shade.svg 86' Ayala Soccerball shade.svg 7'Attendance: 53,408
Referee: Flag of South Korea.svg Kwon Jong-chul
21 May 1998 Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg10Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Šmicer Soccerball shade.svg 12'Attendance: 6,100
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naotsugu Fuse
24 May 1998 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg00Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
Attendance: 66,930
Referee: Flag of Thailand.svg Russamee Jindamai

1999 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 22020110
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 22020110
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 22020000
30 May 1999 Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svg11Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto
Maestri Soccerball shade.svg 6' Tanghe Soccerball shade.svg 28'Attendance: 9,262
Referee: Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naotsugu Fuse
3 June 1999 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg00Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 54,985
Referee: Flag of South Korea.svg Tae-Young Kim
6 June 1999 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg00Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 67,354
Referee: Flag of Thailand.svg Panya Hanlumyaung

2000 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4211031+2
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 4211031+2
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 0200204–4
11 June 2000 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg11Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, Japan
Nakamura Soccerball shade.svg 9' Dzúrik Soccerball shade.svg 7'Attendance: 45,831
Referee: Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Young-joo
14 June 2000 Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg20Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia Tosu Stadium, Tosu, Japan
Kratochvíl Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Fabuš Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Attendance: 8,023
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Masayoshi Okada
18 June 2000 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg20Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
Yanagisawa Soccerball shade.svg 7', 34'Attendance: 65,073
Referee: Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Baojie

2001 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6220030+3
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay 32101220
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia 0200203–3
28 June 2001 Paraguay  Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg20Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Cáceres Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Ferreira Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Attendance: 21,213
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Masayoshi Okada
1 July 2001 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg20Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
Yanagisawa Soccerball shade.svg 16', 50'Attendance: 39,073
Referee: Flag of Thailand.svg Panya Hanlumyaung
4 July 2001 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg10Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia Big Eye Stadium, Ōita, Japan
Inamoto Soccerball shade.svg 21'Attendance: 38,147
Referee: Flag of Singapore.svg Vijay Rahman

2002 Kirin Cup

29 April 2002 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg10Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Nishizawa Soccerball shade.svg 38'Attendance: 55,144
Referee: Flag of South Korea.svg Bae Jae-Young
2 May 2002 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg33Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  Honduras Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Nakamura Soccerball shade.svg 26', 41'
Alex Soccerball shade.svg 76' (pen.)
Pineda Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Pavón Soccerball shade.svg 27', 45'
Attendance: 38,130
Referee: Flag of South Korea.svg Park Sang-Gu

2003 Kirin Cup

8 June 2003 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg14Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan
Akita Soccerball shade.svg 55' Saviola Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Zanetti Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Romeo Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Rodríguez Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Attendance: 42,508
Referee: Flag of Germany.svg Herbert Fandel
11 June 2003 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg00Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan
Attendance: 59,891
Referee: Flag of England.svg Mike Riley

2004 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6220041+3
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro 3210121+1
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0200215–4
9 July 2004 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg31Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Fukunishi Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Suzuki Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Yanagisawa Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Babnič Soccerball shade.svg 65'Attendance: 34,458
Referee: Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Breeze
13 July 2004 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg10Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
Endo Soccerball shade.svg 48'Attendance: 57,616
Referee: Flag of Australia (converted).svg Eddie Lennie

2005 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 4211010+1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 4211010+1
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0200202–2
22 May 2005 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg01Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru Niigata Stadium, Niigata
Vassallo Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'Attendance: 39,856
Referee: Flag of Slovakia.svg Ľuboš Micheľ
24 May 2005 United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg00Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi
Attendance: 6,536
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Yuichi Nishimura
27 May 2005 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg01Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates National Stadium, Tokyo
Alo Ali Soccerball shade.svg 69'Attendance: 53,123
Referee: Flag of Slovakia.svg Ľuboš Micheľ

2006 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4211051+4
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 3210136–3
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1201112–1
9 May 2006 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg12Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Maki Soccerball shade.svg 76' (Report) S. Todorov Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Yanev Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Attendance: 44,851
Referee: Carlos Megia Davila Flag of Spain.svg
11 May 2006 Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg15Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Y. Todorov Soccerball shade.svg 26' (Report) Boyd Soccerball shade.svg 13', 43'
McFadden Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Burke Soccerball shade.svg 77', 88'
Attendance: 5,780
Referee: Toru Kamikawa Flag of Japan.svg
13 May 2006 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg00Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Saitama Stadium, Saitama
(Report) Attendance: 58,648
Referee: Eduardo Iturralde González Flag of Spain.svg

2007 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4211020+2
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 4211010+1
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 0200203–3
1 June 2007 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg20Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
Nakazawa Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Takahara Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Attendance: 28,635
Referee: Flag of Denmark.svg Michael Svendsen
3 June 2007 Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg10Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Matsumoto Stadium, Matsumoto
Falcao Soccerball shade.svg 33'Attendance: 10,070
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Kenji Ogiya
5 June 2007 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg00Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 45,091
Referee: Flag of Denmark.svg Nicolai Volquartz

2008 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 42110101
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay 22020110
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1201112–1
22 May 2008 Ivory Coast  Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg11Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Traoré Soccerball shade.svg 74' Bogado Soccerball shade.svg 78'Attendance: 5,197
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Kazuhiko Matsumura
24 May 2008 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg10Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi
Tamada Soccerball shade.svg 21'Attendance: 40,710
Referee: Flag of Portugal.svg Bruno Paixão
27 May 2008 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg00Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 27,998
Referee: Flag of Portugal.svg Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa

2009 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6220080+8
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1201115–4
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1201115–4
27 May 2009 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg40Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Nagai Stadium, Osaka
19:35 Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 20', 24'
Abe Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Honda Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
(Report)
(Report 2)
Attendance: 43,531
Referee: Flag of Denmark.svg Anders Hermansen
29 May 2009 Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg11Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba
19:00 Roelandts Soccerball shade.svg 17' (Report) Medel Soccerball shade.svg 23'Attendance: 6,050
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Minoru Tōjō
31 May 2009 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg40Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium National Stadium, Tokyo
19:20 Nagatomo Soccerball shade.svg 21'
K. Nakamura Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Yano Soccerball shade.svg 70'
(Report) Attendance: 42,520
Referee: Flag of England.svg Rob Styles

2011 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 22020000
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 22020000
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 22020000
1 June 2011 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–0Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru Niigata Stadium, Niigata
19:20 (Report) Attendance: 39,048
Referee: Flag of England.svg Howard Webb
4 June 2011 Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg0–0Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru Matsumoto Stadium, Nagano
15:00 (Report) Attendance: 7,592
Referee: Flag of Japan.svg Ryuji Sato
7 June 2011 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–0Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa
19:30 (Report) Attendance: 65,856
Referee: Flag of England.svg Martin Atkinson

2013 Kirin Challenge Cup

30 May 2013 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Toyota Stadium, Aichi
19:20 JST (Report) Manolev Soccerball shade.svg 3'
OG. Hasebe Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Attendance: 50,000

2014 Kirin Challenge Cup

5 September 2014 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–2Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
19:30 JST (Report) Cavani Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Hernández Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Attendance: 39,294
Referee: Sang-woo Kim (South Korea)

2015 Kirin Challenge Cup

27 March 2015 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–0Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Ōita Bank Dome, Ōita
19:30 JST Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Honda Soccerball shade.svg 82'
(Report) Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)