Football Club Tokyo (フットボールクラブ東京, Futtobōru Kurabu Tōkyō), commonly known as FC Tokyo (FC東京, Efushī Tōkyō), is a Japanese professional football club based in Chōfu, Tokyo. The club plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. The team is one of only four in the J.League to be simply called Football Club without an extended name.

FC Tokyo
FC東京
logo
Full nameFootball Club Tokyo
Nickname(s)Gas
Founded1935; 88 years ago (1935) as Tokyo Gas SC
1999; 24 years ago (1999) as FC Tokyo
StadiumAjinomoto Stadium
Chōfu, Tokyo
Capacity49,970
ChairmanNaoki Ogane
ManagerAlbert Puig Ortoneda
LeagueJ1 League
2022J1 League, 6th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The team started as a company team, Tokyo Gas Soccer Club (東京ガスサッカー部) in 1933[1][2] Their first appearance in the national leagues was in 1991, the last season of the old Japan Soccer League.[3] With addition of the Brazilian football player Amaral and the manager Kiyoshi Okuma at the helm, the team gradually became competitive and in 1997, the team finished second, winning the JFL championship the next year. However, at the time the team lacked the necessary qualifications for a promotion to the J1 league and so stayed in J2.

Following this, on 1 October 1998, companies like Tokyo Gas, TEPCO, ampm, TV Tokyo, and Culture Convenience Club, set up a joint company Tokyo Football Club Company with the aim of making the team eligible for joining the J.League. In 1999, the same year the team became eligible, they finished second in the J2 league and were automatically promoted to J1 beginning in the 2000 season. Despite a widespread belief that the team would barely win enough to stay in the J1, the team won four games in a row since its opening game and managed to finish at the 7th spot.

Helped by its winning record, the attendance shot up and it is still above that of well-known Tokyo Verdy 1969 that moved its home town from Kawasaki, Kanagawa in 2001. Since 2002, the team welcomed Hiromi Hara as its manager and aimed for a championship with a strong offense. The 2003 season had the team finish in 4th, its highest ever. In August of the same year, it held a friendly match against one of the greatest football clubs, Real Madrid losing 3–0 but gaining valuable experiences both on and off the field for what it takes to be a great football club.

Long-time leader Amaral, nicknamed The King of Tokyo by his fans, departed the team to join Shonan Bellmare in 2004. He was replaced by Athens Olympics national football team player Yasuyuki Konno from Consadole Sapporo. In November of the same year, it won the J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for its first major title since joining the J.League.

After 10 years of participation in the J.League without a mascot character, the team adopted Tokyo Dorompa, a tanuki-like figure, as its mascot in January, 2009.

On 4 December 2010 FC Tokyo had to win their final game of the season away to already relegated Kyoto Sanga FC. FC Tokyo lost 2–0 and went back down to the second tier for the first time in 11 years. Nevertheless, they bounced back at the first attempt, winning the J2 title in November 2011.

Before their 2011 Emperor's Cup win, FC Tokyo reached the semifinals of the competition three times: in 1997 (as Tokyo Gas), 2008, and on 2010. Their 2011 win was remarkably special, as the club won the competition whilst being a J2 team. They became the first J2 team, and third among the second-tier champions overall (after NKK SC in 1981 and Júbilo Iwata in 1982), to accomplish the feat of winning the competition.

StadiumEdit

FC Tokyo uses Ajinomoto Stadium as its home ground (the official name of this stadium is Tokyo Stadium). For a long time it did not have a home stadium of its own and played at various football fields such as the National Olympic Stadium, the National Nishigaoka Football Field, Edogawa Special Ward Stadium, and the Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, but in 2001 it finally found a permanent home. The club's training grounds are Sarue Ground in Kōtō, Tokyo, and Kodaira Ground in Kodaira, Tokyo.

Record as J.League memberEdit

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League J.League
Cup
Emperor's
Cup
AFC CL
Season Div. Teams Pos. P W(OTW) D L(OTL) F A GD Pts Attendance/G
1999 J2 10 2nd 36 19 (2) 3 10 (2) 51 35 16 64 3,498 Semi-final 4th round
2000 J1 16 7th 30 12 (3) 1 12 (2) 47 41 6 43 11,807 2nd round 3rd round
2001 16 8th 30 10 (3) 5 11 (1) 47 47 0 41 22,313 2nd round 3rd round
2002 16 9th 30 11 (2) 2 15 43 46 -3 39 22,173 Quarter final 3rd round
2003 16 4th 30 13 10 7 46 31 15 49 24,932 Quarter final 4th round
2004 16 8th 30 10 11 9 40 41 -1 41 25,438 Winner Quarter final
2005 18 10th 34 11 14 9 43 40 3 47 27,101 Group stage 5th round
2006 18 13th 34 13 4 17 56 65 -9 43 24,096 Group stage 5th round
2007 18 12th 34 14 3 17 49 58 -9 45 25,290 Group stage Quarter final
2008 18 6th 34 16 7 11 50 46 4 55 25,716 Quarter final Semi-final
2009 18 5th 34 16 5 13 47 39 8 53 25,884 Winner 4th round
2010 18 16th 34 8 12 14 36 41 -5 36 25,112 Quarter final Semi-final
2011 J2 20 1st 38 23 8 7 67 22 45 77 17,562 - Winner
2012 J1 18 10th 34 14 6 14 47 44 3 48 23,955 Semi final 2nd round Round of 16
2013 18 8th 34 16 6 12 61 47 14 54 25,073 Group stage Semi-final
2014 18 9th 34 12 12 10 47 33 14 48 25,187 Group stage Round of 16
2015 18 4th 34 19 6 9 45 33 12 63 28,784 Quarter final Quarter final
2016 18 9th 34 15 7 12 39 39 0 52 24,037 Semi final Quarter final Round of 16
2017 18 13th 34 10 10 14 37 42 -5 40 26,490 Quarter final 2nd round
2018 18 6th 34 14 8 12 39 34 5 50 25,745 Group stage 4th round
2019 18 2nd 34 19 7 8 46 29 17 64 31,540 Quarter final 3rd round
2020 18 6th 34 17 6 11 47 42 5 57 5,912 Winner Did not qualify Round of 16
2021 20 9th 38 15 8 15 49 53 -4 53 7,138 Semi-final 2nd round
2022 18 6th 34 14 7 13 46 43 3 49 22,309 Group stage 3rd round
Key
  • Pos. = Position in league; P = Games played; W = Games won; D = Games drawn; L = Games lost; F = Goals scored; A = Goals conceded; GD = Goals difference; Pts = Points gained
  • Attendance/G = Average home league attendance
  • 2020 & 2021 seasons attendances reduced by COVID-19 worldwide pandemic
  • Source: J.League Data Site

HonoursEdit

FC Tokyo (1999-Present) / Tokyo Gas SC (1935-1999)

NationalEdit

LeagueEdit

CupsEdit

InternationalEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 8 January 2023.[4][5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   JPN Tsuyoshi Kodama
2 DF   JPN Hotaka Nakamura
3 DF   JPN Masato Morishige (captain)
4 DF   JPN Yasuki Kimoto
7 MF   JPN Kuryu Matsuki
8 MF   JPN Shuto Abe
9 FW   BRA Diego Oliveira (2nd captain)
10 MF   JPN Keigo Higashi
11 FW   JPN Ryoma Watanabe
15 FW   BRA Adaílton
16 MF   JPN Takuya Aoki
17 DF   JPN Shuhei Tokumoto
20 FW   BRA Leandro
22 FW   BRA Pedro Perotti (on loan from Chapecoense)
26 MF   JPN Tsubasa Terayama
27 GK   POL Jakub Słowik
No. Pos. Nation Player
28 DF   JPN Junya Suzuki
29 FW   JPN Naoki Kumata
32 DF   JPN Kanta Doi
33 MF   JPN Kota Tawaratsumida
35 MF   JPN Koki Tsukagawa
36 MF   JPN Hisatoshi Nishido
37 MF   JPN Kei Koizumi
39 FW   JPN Teruhito Nakagawa
41 GK   JPN Taishi Brandon Nozawa
42 FW   JPN Leon Nozawa
44 DF   BRA Henrique Trevisan
47 DF   JPN Seiji Kimura
48 MF   JPN Yuta Arai
49 DF   JPN Kashif Bangnagande
50 DF   JPN Renta Higashi
55 DF   JPN Yuto Nagatomo

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   JPN Go Hatano (on loan at V-Varen Nagasaki)
DF   JPN Ryoya Ogawa (on loan at Vitória Guimarães)
DF   JPN Sodai Hasukawa (on loan at Ventforet Kofu)
DF   JPN Shuto Okaniwa (on loan at Omiya Ardija)
DF   JPN Rio Omori (on loan at Omiya Ardija)
MF   JPN Takuya Uchida (on loan at Nagoya Grampus)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   JPN Manato Shinada (on loan at Ventforet Kofu)
MF   JPN Yuki Kajiura (on loan at Zweigen Kanazawa)
MF   BRA Arthur Silva (on loan at Kataller Toyama)
FW   JPN Keita Yamashita (on loan at Shonan Bellmare)
FW   JPN Kyosuke Tagawa (on loan at Santa Clara)

Reserve squad (FC Tokyo U-18)Edit

As of 5 September 2022; Squad for the 2022 season.[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   JPN Noro Nanase
2 DF   JPN Kanaru Miyazaki
3 DF   JPN Kanta Doi
4 DF   JPN Shunsuke Tsurumaki
5 MF   JPN Daichi Okazaki
6 DF   JPN Tomoharu Kamiyama
7 MF   JPN Shintaro Kakuno
8 MF   JPN Yuki Ogawa
9 FW   JPN Naoki Kumata
10 FW   JPN Keita Oiji
11 MF   JPN Kota Tawaratsumida
12 FW   JPN Ayase Yoshida
13 DF   JPN Renta Higashi
14 MF   JPN Aiki Matsumoto
15 MF   JPN Kiichi Taguchi
16 GK   JPN Sota Nishiyama
17 MF   JPN Tsubasa Watanabe
18 FW   JPN Mitsuki Konno
19 MF   JPN Romeo Ito
20 MF   JPN Kota Tanabe
21 GK   JPN Asahi Saito
22 DF   JPN Jumpei Ishido
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 FW   JPN Kaichi Samata
24 MF   JPN Masatoki Tomiyasu
25 DF   JPN Jumpei Kojima
26 FW   JPN Taiyo Yamaguchi
27 DF   JPN Taiga Hirasawa
28 DF   JPN Takamasa Kaneko
29 MF   JPN Rui Asada
30 GK   JPN Masataka Kobayashi
31 DF   JPN Yuki Iwata
32 FW   JPN Yutawa Okoshi
33 MF   JPN Shuzo Osawa
34 MF   JPN Shugo Omachi
35 FW   JPN Hyugo Omachi
36 DF   JPN Shunsuke Kaneko
37 MF   JPN Riku Kawamura
38 MF   JPN Ryunosuke Sato
39 MF   JPN Keigo Tachibana
40 MF   JPN Koshi Nagaura
41 MF   JPN Shuto Nagano
42 MF   JPN Yui Nakano
43 DF   JPN Seisa Numata
44 GK   JPN Wataru Goto

World Cup playersEdit

The following players have represented their country at the World Cup whilst playing for FC Tokyo:

Olympic playersEdit

The following players have represented their country at the Summer Olympic Games whilst playing for FC Tokyo:

Club officialsEdit

For the 2023 season.

Position Name
Manager   Albert Puig
Assistant manager   Takayoshi Amma
First-team coach   Yukihiko Sato
  Minoru Kobayashi
Goalkeeping coach   Hisanori Fujiwara
Assistant goalkeeping coach   Shota Yamashita
Coach and Analyst   Yuto Kurimoto
  Daisuke Kondo
Conditioning director   Guillerme
Physical coach   Takuya Chiba
Chief trainer   Naofumi Aoki
Physiotherapist   Yuki Nakamura
Athletic trainer   Yuji Matsubara
  Masato Saegusa
  Yusuke Ozawa
Chief manager and Interpreter   Ban Kazuaki
Manager and Interpreter   Kazunori Iino
  Shunya Kobayashi
Interpreter   Naoto Muramatsu
Kit Manager   Yukinori Yamakawa
Manager and Equip.   Fumiya Soma

Manager historyEdit

Manager Nationality Tenure
From To
Kiyoshi Okuma   Japan 1 January 1995 31 December 2001
Tahseen Jabbary   Netherlands 20 February 1998 31 August 1998
Hiromi Hara   Japan 1 January 2002 19 December 2005
Alexandre Gallo   Brazil 20 December 2005 14 August 2006
Hisao Kuramata   Japan 15 August 2006 6 December 2006
Hiromi Hara   Japan 7 December 2006 31 December 2007
Hiroshi Jofuku   Japan 1 January 2008 19 September 2010
Kiyoshi Okuma   Japan 20 September 2010 2 January 2012
Ranko Popović   Serbia 2 January 2012 31 December 2013
Massimo Ficcadenti   Italy 2 January 2014 31 December 2015
Hiroshi Jofuku   Japan 1 January 2016 24 July 2016
Yoshiyuki Shinoda   Japan 26 July 2016 10 September 2017
Takayoshi Amma   Japan 11 September 2017 3 December 2017
Kenta Hasegawa   Japan 3 December 2017 7 November 2021
Shinichi Morishita   Japan 7 November 2021 31 January 2022
Albert Puig   Spain 1 February 2022 Current

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2012 AFC Champions League Group F   Brisbane Roar 4–2 0–2 2nd
  Ulsan Hyundai 2–2 1–0
  Beijing Guoan 3–0 1–1
Round of 16   Guangzhou Evergrande
1–0
2016 AFC Champions League Play-off round   Chonburi
9–0
Group E   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–3 2–1 2nd
  Becamex Bình Dương 3–1 1–2
  Jiangsu Suning 0–0 1–2
Round of 16   Shanghai SIPG 2–1 1–0 2–2 (a)
2020 AFC Champions League Play-off round   Ceres-Negros
2–0
Group F   Ulsan Hyundai 1–2 1–1 2nd
  Perth Glory 1–0 0–1
  Shanghai Shenhua 0–1 1–2
Round of 16   Beijing F.C.
1–0

Personnel awardsEdit

Former playersEdit

Kit evolutionEdit

Home Kit - 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999 - 2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2001 - 2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2003 - 2004
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2005 - 2006
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008 - 2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010 - 2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013 - 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2023 -
Away Kit - 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999 - 2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2002 - 2003
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004 - 2005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2006 - 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008 - 2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010 - 2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013 - 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2023 -
3rd kit - Other
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004
Juan Acuña Cup
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
ACL 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
ACL 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
Frankfurt Finance Cup
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
ACL 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
ACL 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
Germany Expedition
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
20th anniversary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
ACL 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
ACL 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021 3rd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2022 3rd

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FC Tokyo Profile at J.League Official Website
  2. ^ "沿革・歴史|Jfa|日本サッカー協会".
  3. ^ "Basic infos and history of FC Tokyo". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2004.
  4. ^ "2023シーズンFC東京トップチーム編成について". www.fctokyo.co.jp (in Japanese). FC Tokyo. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  5. ^ "選手 & スタッフ|FC東京オフィシャルホームページ". www.fctokyo.co.jp (in Japanese). FC Tokyo. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  6. ^ "PLAYERS & STAFF". www.fctokyo.co.jp (in Japanese). FC Tokyo. Retrieved 5 September 2022.

External linksEdit