Zweigen Kanazawa

Zweigen Kanazawa (ツエーゲン金沢 Tsuēgen Kanazawa) is a Japanese football club based in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. They play in the J2 League.

Zweigen Kanazawa
ツエーゲン金沢
Zweigen Kanazawa logo.gif
Full nameZweigen Kanazawa
Nickname(s)Zweigen
Founded1956 (as Kanazawa Soccer Club)
2006 (as Zweigen Kanazawa)
GroundIshikawa Kanazawa Stadium
(Seibu Ryokuchi Kōen)
Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Capacity20,261
ChairmanHiroshi Yonezawa
ManagerMasaaki Yanagishita
LeagueJ2 League
2020J2 League, 18th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1956 under the simple name Kanazawa Soccer Club and adopted its current identity in 2006. The Hokushinetsu region, long sleepy in football terms and whose potential only arose with Albirex Niigata leading the way, provided few opportunities for Kanazawa to rise in Japan's football ranks until the late 2000s. On 19 December 2009 they were promoted to the JFL after beating FC Kariya at the promotion/relegation playoff with 2–1 aggregate score, following a third-place finish in the 2009 All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series.

On December 15, 2010, a new management company called Zweigen, Inc. was established in order to apply to the J-League associate membership.

On January 7, 2011 the team applied for J-League associate membership.[1]

On 16 November 2014, Zweigen became the inaugural J3 League champions, and having gained a licence to compete in J. League Division 2 will participate in Japanese club football's second tier for the 2015 season.

Name and symbolismEdit

The name "Zweigen" is a portmanteau of the German zwei, for the number 2, and gen, to advance. In Kanazawa dialect, the phrase tsuyoi noda! (We're strong!) became tsuee gen! by double entendre. In German, the word Zweigen means branches (dative—nominative: Zweige), and owing to this, a fleur-de-lis is a key part of the club's crest.

StadiumEdit

The home stadium is Ishikawa Kanazawa Stadium. The capacity is 20,261. The stadium was built 1974.

Current squadEdit

As of February 25, 2021.[2] 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 Masaaki Goto
3 DF   JPN Yuji Sakuda
4 DF   JPN Ryoga Ishio
5 DF   JPN Riku Matsuda
6 MF   JPN Hisashi Ohashi
7 MF   JPN Shintaro Shimada (On loan from Omiya Ardija)
8 MF   JPN Keita Fujimura
9 FW   JPN Shion Niwa
10 FW   JPN Yuji Senuma
11 FW   JPN Kyohei Sugiura
13 MF   JPN Ryuhei Oishi
14 MF   JPN Masahiro Kaneko
15 DF   JPN Taiki Watanabe (on loan from Albirex Niigata)
16 MF   JPN Toshiya Motozuka
18 MF   JPN Ryo Kubota
19 MF   JPN Raisei Shimazu
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 GK   JPN Ryo Ishii
22 MF   JPN Shogo Rikiyasu
23 GK   JPN Yuto Shirai
24 DF   JPN Seiya Kitakura
25 DF   JPN Takayuki Takayasu
26 MF   JPN Yosuke Toji
27 DF   JPN Tomonobu Hiroi (captain)
29 DF   BRA Rodolfo (On loan from Clube Atlético Metropolitano)
30 FW   JPN Hayato Otani
31 GK   JPN Itsuki Ueda
33 FW   JPN Rikito Sugiura
38 DF   JPN Gaku Inaba
39 DF   JPN Honoya Shoji (on loan from Cerezo Osaka)
41 DF   JPN Raido Yamashita
44 DF   JPN Yuto Nagamine

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
MF   JPN Megumu Nishida (at Iwate Grulla Morioka)

League & cup recordEdit

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's Cup
Season Div. Tier Teams Pos. GP W D L F A GD Pts Attendance/G
2010 JFL 3 18 9th 34 13 9 12 46 41 5 48 1,548 2nd round
2011 18 7th 33 13 8 12 49 40 9 47 2,504 2nd round
2012 17 14th 32 8 12 12 33 41 -8 36 2,313 1st round
2013 18 7th 34 14 8 12 60 48 12 50 2,063 3rd round
2014 J3 3 12 1st 33 23 6 4 56 20 36 75 3,440 2nd round
2015 J2 2 22 12th 42 12 18 12 46 43 3 54 4,910 2nd round
2016 22 21st 42 8 15 19 36 60 -24 39 4,179 2nd round
2017 22 17th 42 13 10 19 49 67 -18 49 4,397 3rd round
2018 22 13th 42 14 13 15 52 48 4 55 4,528 3rd round
2019 22 11th 42 15 16 11 58 46 12 61 5,209 3rd round
2020 22 18th 42 12 13 17 57 67 -10 49 1,866 Did not qualify
2021 22 42 2nd round
Key

  • Pos. = Position in league; GP = 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 season attendance reduced by COVID-19 worldwide pandemic
  • Source: J.League Data Site

HonoursEdit

Kit EvolutionEdit

FP 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2006 - 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008 - 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
SUMMER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021 -
FP 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008 - 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012 - 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021 -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "News About Zweigen Kanazawa". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  2. ^ "トップチーム". ツエーゲン金沢 公式サイト. Retrieved February 25, 2021.

External linksEdit