2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup
FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup Japan 2005
FIFA CWCTC 2005 official logo
Tournament details
Host country 22x20px Japan
Dates 11 December – 18 December
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 22x20px São Paulo (1st title)
Runners-up 22x20px Liverpool
Third place 22x20px Saprissa
Fourth place 22x20px Al-Ittihad
Tournament statistics
Matches played 7
Goals scored 19 (2.71 per match)
Attendance 261,456 (37,351 per match)
Top scorer(s) 22x20px Amoroso
22x20px Mohammed Noor
22x20px Peter Crouch
22x20px Alvaro Saborio
(2 goals each)

The 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup was the first edition of new tournament risen by the merger between the Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club World Championship (which had been played in a pilot edition in 2000 but later discontinued).

The football tournament was held in Japan from 11 December to 18 December 2005 and won by Brazilian club São Paulo. It is FIFA's biggest club football tournament, though is not as highly regarded by most sides as regional tournaments such as the Copa Libertadores and UEFA Champions League.


The 2005 tournament was created as a merger between the Intercontinental Cup and the earlier FIFA Club World Championships. The previous of these had been running as an annual tournament between the champions of Europe and South America since 1960; the latter had undergone just one tournament, the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship. The 2001 tournament had been cancelled when FIFA's marketing partner ISL went bankrupt. To celebrate the marriage between the two competitions, a new trophy was introduced by FIFA.

As a result of this merger, the tournament was conceived as being smaller than the original Club World Championship, which had lasted two weeks, yet building on the one game format of the Intercontinental Cup. Six clubs were invited to take part in the tournament, one representing each regional football confederation. The competition's name, which was the simple union between the name of the two previous merging competitions, was evidently too long, and was going to be reduced the following year, becoming the FIFA Club World Cup.


The competition was a knockout tournament so each team played two or three matches. The champions of the four "weaker" confederations played in the quarter-finals; the losers played in a fifth place play-off. The winners were then joined by the European and South American champions in the semi-finals; the losers played in a third place play-off.

The matches were held in Tokyo's National (Olympic) Stadium, Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Aichi near Nagoya and the International Stadium in Yokohama, where the final was played. For marketing purposes it was known as the FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified during 2005:

Team Confederation Qualification
Enter in the semi-finals
22x20px Liverpool UEFA 2004–05 UEFA Champions League winners
22x20px São Paulo CONMEBOL 2005 Copa Libertadores winners
Enter in the quarter-finals
22x20px Al-Ahly CAF 2005 CAF Champions League winners
22x20px Al-Ittihad AFC 2005 AFC Champions League winners
22x20px Saprissa CONCACAF 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winners
22x20px Sydney FC OFC 2004–05 Oceania Club Championship winners


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yokohama Tokyo Toyota
International Stadium Yokohama National Stadium Toyota Stadium
35°30′36.16″N 139°36′22.49″E / 35.5100444°N 139.6062472°E / 35.5100444; 139.6062472 (International Stadium Yokohama)

35°40′41.00″N 139°42′53.00″E / 35.67806°N 139.71472°E / 35.67806; 139.71472 (National Olympic Stadium)

35°05′04.02″N 137°10′14.02″E / 35.08445°N 137.1705611°E / 35.08445; 137.1705611 (Toyota Stadium)

Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 57,363 Capacity: 45,000
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For a list of all squads which appeared at the tournament, see 2005 FIFA Club World Championship squads.


Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC 22x20px Toru Kamikawa 22x20px Yoshikazu Hiroshima
22x20px Kim Dae-Young
CAF 22x20px Mohammed Guezzaz 22x20px Jean Marie Endeng Zogo
CONCACAF 22x20px Benito Archundia 22x20px Arturo Velázquez
22x20px Héctor Vergara
CONMEBOL 22x20px Carlos Eugênio Simon
22x20px Carlos Chandia
22x20px Cristian Julio
22x20px Mario Vargas
UEFA 22x20px Graham Poll 22x20px Glenn Turner
22x20px Philip Sharp
22x20px Alain Sars 22x20px Frédéric Arnault
22x20px Vincent Texier


Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  11 December – Tokyo        
 22x20px Al-Ittihad  1
14 December – Tokyo
     22x20px Al-Ahly  0    
 22x20px Al-Ittihad  2
Fifth place
     22x20px São Paulo  3  
 22x20px Al-Ahly  1
18 December – Yokohama
 22x20px Sydney FC  2  
 22x20px São Paulo  1
16 December – Tokyo 12 December – Toyota City
   22x20px Liverpool  0
 22x20px Sydney FC  0
15 December – Yokohama
   22x20px Saprissa  1    
 22x20px Saprissa  0
Third place
     22x20px Liverpool  3  
 22x20px Al-Ittihad  2
 22x20px Saprissa  3
18 December – Yokohama



11 December 2005
Al-Ittihad 22x20px 1–0 22x20px Al-Ahly Cairo Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 28,281
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
Noor Goal 78' Report

12 December 2005
Sydney 22x20px 0–1 22x20px Deportivo Saprissa Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
Attendance: 28,538
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Report Bolaños Goal 47'


14 December 2005
Al-Ittihad 22x20px 2–3 22x20px São Paulo Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 31,510
Referee: Alain Sars (France)
Noor Goal 33'
Al-Montashari Goal 68'
Report Amoroso Goal 16'47'
Rogério Ceni Goal 57' (pen.)

15 December 2005
Deportivo Saprissa 22x20px 0–3 22x20px Liverpool International Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 43,902
Referee: Carlos Chandia (Chile)
Report Crouch Goal 3'58'
Gerrard Goal 32'

Fifth PlaceEdit

16 December 2005
Al-Ahly Cairo 22x20px 1–2 22x20px Sydney Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 15,951
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Moteab Goal 45' Report Yorke Goal 35'
Carney Goal 66'

Third PlaceEdit

18 December 2005
Al-Ittihad 22x20px 2–3 22x20px Deportivo Saprissa International Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 46,453
Referee: Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)
Kallon Goal 28'
Job Goal 53' (pen.)
Report Saborío Goal 13'85' (pen.)
Gómez Goal 89'


Main article: 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Final
18 December 2005
São Paulo 22x20px 1–0 22x20px Liverpool International Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 66,821
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Mineiro Goal 27' Report


2 goals
1 goal


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball Player of the Final Fair play
22x20px Rogério Ceni
(São Paulo)
22x20px Steven Gerrard
22x20px Christian Bolaños
22x20px Rogério Ceni
(São Paulo)
22x20px Liverpool

Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 22x20px São Paulo CONMEBOL 220042+2
2 22x20px Liverpool UEFA 210131+2
3 22x20px Saprissa CONCACAF 320145−1
4 22x20px Al-Ittihad AFC 310256−1
5 22x20px Sydney FC OFC 2101220
6 22x20px Al-Ahly CAF 200213−2

Views on the tournamentEdit

The tournament was quite well received, although some commentators have stated that, excluding São Paulo and Liverpool, the quality of football was quite poor leading to a view that it might have been better retaining the two continent format of the European/South American Cup.[1]

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit


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