JPV Marikina F.C.

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JPV Marikina
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Full name Japan Philippines Voltes Marikina Football Club[1]
Nickname(s) The Voltes
Short name JPV
Founded 2012; 6 years ago (2012)
Stadium Marikina Sports Complex
Head coach Dan Padernal
League Philippines Football League
2018 5th
Website Club website
Current season

Japan Philippines Voltes Marikina Football Club,[2] formerly known as Manila All-Japan Football Club and commonly known as JP Voltes Football Club, is an association football club based in the city of Marikina, Philippines that currently plays in the Philippines Football League, the highest level of Philippine club football. The team consists of Japanese and Filipino players. It is one of the founding members of the United Football League in 2009, where the team played in UFL Division 2 and later in the only division of the league following the merger of UFL Division 1 and 2 in 2016.

In the 2015 United Football League Division 2 season, the team achieved promotion to the United Football League First Division by winning the 2015 promotion/relegation play-off, allowing them to play in the Philippines' top flight for the first time in its history.

The name of JP Voltes FC was derived from the mecha anime series, Voltes 5 which was popular in the Philippines. Its name was also inspired from the word "Vortex". The club is registered as a corporation.[1]


JP Voltes' history can be traced as early as 1993, when a football team composed of Japanese players participated the 3rd Manila Mini Soccer World Cup, a seven-a-side tournament. From 1994-1997 The team participated in the next four editions of the tournament. The standard 11-a-side format was introduced in the 1997 tournament. In 1998, the Japanese football team along with a French team and the Manila Nomads Sports Club decided to participate at the E-League (Expat League) and on the next year the Japanese team registered with the E-League as the Manila All Japan FC.[3]

United Football League[edit]

In 2000, the E-League became under the Philippine Football Federation and was renamed the United Football League (U-League). In 2009 the United Football League (UFL) was launched as a semiprofessional league. Manila All Japan joined inaugural season of the league. The club started from the league's second division. At the inaugural season there is no foreign player cap and the club fielded a Japanese-majority squad.[3]

In 2013, the club began to accept more Filipino players since a foreign player cap was imposed by the UFL. As part of Manila All Japan's club to earn a place in UFL Division 1, in 2014 the club was split into two - MAJ FC and Manila All Japan FC, with the latter focusing on expatriate players. Manila All Japan FC, participated in the Weekend Football League while MAJ FC remained in the UFL. MAJ FC was renamed as JP Voltes in late 2015 and managed to secure a promotion after finishing second place and winning a playoff match. The UFL merges its two divisions and JP Voltes participated in the now single-division football league. They finished fourth.[3]

Philippines Football League[edit]

JP Voltes was confirmed in December 2016 to be among the participating clubs in the inaugural season of the Philippines Football League. On March 2017, JP Voltes was renamed as JPV Marikina F.C. and also confirmed that the club will represent Marikina in the PFL inaugural season.[4] Aside from Marikina, the club previously considered Baguio,[5] Biñan and Iloilo City as a possible home venue.[6]

During the whole 2017 season, the club played its "home" matches at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna, and Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila[7], since the pitch of their designated home ground, the Marikina Sports Complex was undergoing repair to meet league standards. The finished fifth in the inaugural season[8] missing the Final Series.

In the 2018 season, they started playing their home games at the Marikina Sports Complex.[7] Their first home match at their designated home grounds was the 2-1 win over Global Cebu on March 3, 2018.[9]



First team squad[edit]

As of 8 May 2018[10]

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

No. Position Player
2 Philippines GK Elijah Aban
3 Japan DF Suzuki Tsubasa
4 Philippines MF Jake Morallo
5 Philippines MF Jayson Cutamora
6 Japan MF Atsushi Shimono
7 Japan MF Keigo Moriyasu
9 Philippines MF Robert Cañedo (vice-captain)
10 Japan FW Ryuki Kozawa
11 Philippines FW J Baguioro
12 Philippines FW Kennedy Uzoka
14 Philippines MF Alen Angeles
15 Philippines DF Alexandro "Notnot" Elnar (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
17 Philippines MF Aaron Altiche
18 Philippines DF David Basa
19 Philippines DF Lemuel Unabia
21 Philippines GK Nelson Gasic
23 Philippines MF John Celiz
24 Philippines DF Jay-R Sandoval
25 Philippines FW Patrik Franksson
27 Philippines DF Peter Fadrigalan
28 Philippines DF Lendon Marcojos
29 Philippines MF Franco De La Torre
-- Philippines DF Jhoguev Ybañez

Foreign players[edit]

In the Philippines Football League, there can be at least four non-Filipino nationals in a team as long as they are registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals.


Season Division Teams League Position PFL Cup UFL Cup League Cup
2009 Group Stage
2010 2 8 7th Group Stage
2011 2 8 8th Group Stage
2012 2 12 10th Play-off Stage
2013 2 10 8th Quarterfinal
2014 2 12 5th Quarterfinal
2015 2 (P) 7 2nd Quarterfinal
2016 1 12 4th 6th
(Plate Runner-up)
2017 1 8 6th (Regular Season)
DNQ (Final Series)
2018 1 6 5th Group Stage
Updated as of 9 August 2018


  1. ^ a b "クラブ概要" [Club Overview]. JP Voltes FC (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Untitled". Twitter. J.P Voltes F.C. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2016. “@perezjamiryahoo: @jpv_fc what's JPV means?” – Japan Philippines Voltes... 
  3. ^ a b c "ヒストリー" [History]. JP Voltes FC (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Home Stadium and Name Update". JP Voltes. March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (15 January 2017). "Football's next kick". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Co, Adrian Stewart. "Stallion, JP Voltes jump ship to PH Football League". Panay News. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Estrada, Kevin (2 March 2018). "NPA No More: JPV excited to play in Marikina at last to open the new PFL season". Dugout Philippines. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  8. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (3 March 2018). "JPV finally plays on Marikina home pitch, hosts Global; Davao opens season bid vs Kaya". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  9. ^ Jacinto, Christian (3 March 2018). "JPV Marikina stuns Global Cebu to kick off PFL season on winning note". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  10. ^ [ "Player"] Check |url= value (help). JPV Marikina FC. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 

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