The 2009 J.League Cup, more widely known as the 2009 Nabisco Cup, is the 34th edition of Japan soccer league cup tournament and the 17th edition under the current J.League Cup format. The championship started on March 25, 2009 and ended on November 3, with F.C. Tokyo defeating Kawasaki Frontale 2-0 in the Final. They qualified for the 2010 Suruga Bank Championship.

Teams from the J1 will take part in the tournament. Kashima Antlers, Kawasaki Frontale, Nagoya Grampus and Gamba Osaka were given a bye to the quarter-final due to the qualification for the AFC Champions League group stage. The rest of 14 will start from the group stage, which divided them into two groups. The group winners and the runners-up of each group will qualify for the quarter-final along with the four teams which qualified for the AFC Champions League.

Group stage

Knockout stage

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
Kashima Antlers 1 0 1  
Kawasaki Frontale 0 3 3  
  Kawasaki Frontale 2 1 3  
  Yokohama F. Marinos 0 1 1  
Gamba Osaka 1 2 3
  Yokohama F. Marinos 3 1 4  
    Kawasaki Frontale  
  FC Tokyo  
  Urawa Red Diamonds 2 0 2  
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 3 4  
  Shimizu S-Pulse 2 0 2
  FC Tokyo 2 1 3  
FC Tokyo 5 1 6
  Nagoya Grampus 1 2 3  

Quarter finals

First leg

Kashima Antlers1 – 0Kawasaki Frontale
Ogasawara Goal 83' (Report)
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 7,395
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

Gamba Osaka1 – 3Yokohama F. Marinos
Nakazawa Goal 49' (Report) Yamase Goal 40'
Sakata Goal 68'
Matsuda Goal 85'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 7,102
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

Urawa Red Diamonds2 – 1Shimizu S-Pulse
Tulio Goal 24'
Edmilson Goal 60'
(Report) Edamura Goal 48'
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 21,271
Referee: Ryuji Sato

F.C. Tokyo5 – 1Nagoya Grampus
Hirayama Goal 3'
Yonemoto Goal 10'
Ishikawa Goal 11'
Nagatomo Goal 26'
Goal 75' (o.g.)
(Report) Ogawa Goal 53'
Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu
Attendance: 12,226
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

Second leg

Kawasaki Frontale3 – 0 (a.e.t.)Kashima Antlers
Juninho Goal 89'
Renatinho Goal 94'
Chong Tese Goal 102'
(Report)
Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki
Attendance: 13,581
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 2Gamba Osaka
Hasegawa Goal 23' (Report) Myojin Goal 16'
Leandro Goal 74'
Mitsuzawa Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 9,133
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

Shimizu S-Pulse3 – 0Urawa Red Diamonds
Abe Goal 0' (o.g.)
Okazaki Goal 44'
Aoyama Goal 62'
(Report)
Outsorcing Stadium, Shizuoka
Attendance: 12,014
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Nagoya Grampus2 – 1F.C. Tokyo
Maki Goal 33'
Yoshida Goal 65'
(Report) Hirayama Goal 85'
Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya
Attendance: 6,463
Referee: Joji Kashihara

Semi finals

First leg

Kawasaki Frontale2 – 0Yokohama F. Marinos
Chong Tese Goal 15'
Juninho Goal 57'
(Report)
Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki
Attendance: 11,850
Referee: Joji Kashihara

Shimizu S-Pulse2 – 2F.C. Tokyo
Johnsen Goal 34'
Edamura Goal 69'
(Report) Yonemoto Goal 33'
Cabore Goal 42'
Outsorcing Stadium, Shizuoka
Attendance: 10,026
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

Second leg

Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 1Kawasaki Frontale
Yamase Goal 68' (Report) Juninho Goal 89'
Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 16,467
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

F.C. Tokyo1 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
Hirayama Goal 16' (Report)
Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu
Attendance: 22,181
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Final

F.C. Tokyo2 – 0Kawasaki Frontale
Yonemoto Goal 22'
Hirayama Goal 59'
(Report)
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 44,308
Referee: Shinji Murakami

Top goalscorers

Goalscorers Goals Team
Brazil Cabore
5
F.C. Tokyo
Japan Koji Yamase
5
Yokohama F. Marinos
Japan Hisato Sato
5
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Japan Kazuma Watanabe
4
Yokohama F. Marinos
Japan Sōta Hirayama
4
F.C. Tokyo

Awards

See also