Blaublitz Akita

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Blaublitz Akita
ブラウブリッツ秋田
Logo
Full name Blaublitz Akita
Founded 1965
Ground Akita Municipal Yabase Football Stadium
Akita, Akita
Ground Capacity 4,992
Chairman Kosuke Iwase
Manager Japan George Yonashiro
League J3 League
2013 8th

Blaublitz Akita (ブラウブリッツ秋田 Burauburittsu Akita?) (formerly TDK S.C.) are a Japanese association football team based in Akita, Akita. They play in the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese association football league system. Due to the club's former ownership by TDK, most of players are the employees of TDK's Akita factory.

History[edit]

old logo

The club was founded in 1965. They were promoted to the Tohoku Regional League in 1982. They played in the Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1985 and 1986.

In 2006, they won the Tohoku Regional League championship for the fifth straight year. They are automatically promoted to the Japan Football League after they won the National Regional League Playoffs.

The team has announced that it would separate from its parent company and join the J. League if the club's final yearly standing should ever allow promotion.

In May, 2009, TDK announced that the football club will become independent for the 2010 season and be based around Akita. Later in 2010 the club's name was changed to "Blaublitz Akita". Blau and blitz mean blue and lightning in German respectively.

Current Squad[edit]

Squad list as of February 8, 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Toshimitsu Asai
2 Japan DF Shota Imai
3 Japan DF Kazuhito Esaki
4 Japan DF Toshio Shimakawa
5 Japan DF Shinya Hatta
6 Japan DF Shintaro Hirai
7 Japan MF Kyouhei Maeyama
8 Japan MF Yoshiki Hiraki
9 Brazil FW Leonardo
10 Japan MF Shingo Kumabayashi
11 Japan FW Yuusaku Higa
13 Japan MF Shouhei Shinzato
No. Position Player
14 Japan MF Kazuhiro Kawata
15 Japan MF Takeshi Handa
16 Japan MF Hirochika Miyoshi
17 Japan MF Hayato Mine
18 Japan MF Kenji Suzuki
19 South Korea MF Lee Keun-Ho
20 Japan MF Keita Makiuchi
21 Japan GK Kei Ishikawa
23 Japan GK Takanori Miyake
24 Japan DF Naoyuki Yamada
25 Japan FW Takashi Fujii

Record[edit]

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G Emperor's Cup
2007 JFL 18 13 983 Fourth Round
2008 JFL 18 13 951 First Round
2009 JFL 18 10 741 First Round
2010 JFL 18 8 1,256 Second Round
2011 JFL 18 14 1,274 Second Round
2012 JFL 17 13 1,136 Second Round
2013 JFL 18 8 1,768 Second Round
2014 J3 12
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance

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