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 Akigin Stadium
Akita, Akita
Ground Capacity 4,992
Chairman Kosuke Iwase
Manager Japan Shuichi Mase
League J3 League
2015 8th
Website Club home page

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. In 2014 they entered the J3 League after previously playing 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.

The club entered the J3 League for the 2014 season. The club finished 8th in each of its first two years in the professional competition.

Current Squad[edit]

As of 26 February 2016.[1]

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 Masataka Nomura
4 Japan DF Shuhei Fukai
5 Japan DF Shuhei Hotta
6 Japan MF Keita Hidaka
7 Japan MF Kyohei Maeyama
8 Japan MF Tatsuya Kumagai
9 Japan FW Go Daimu
10 Brazil FW Caio
11 Japan MF Ken Hisatomi
13 Japan MF Shohei Shinzato
14 Japan MF Kazuhiro Kawata
15 Japan MF Yuki Hatanaka
No. Position Player
16 Japan FW Masaya Yuma
17 Japan FW Toshiki Sakai
18 Japan MF Naoki Hatada
20 Japan MF Takuma Aoshima
21 Japan GK Takuya Matsumoto
23 Japan GK Fumiya Oishi
25 Japan MF Teruyoshi Ito
29 Japan FW Tomohiro Tanaka
32 Japan DF Takahiro Urashima
33 Japan FW Takunosuke Funakawa
36 Japan MF Ryoto Higa
43 Japan DF Kohei Shimoda

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 8 1,773 Second Round
2015 J3 13 8 1,998 Second Round
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance

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