Osaka Blazers Sakai

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Osaka Blazers Sakai
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Club Name 堺ブレイザーズ
Arena
Sakai city, Osaka
Japan.
Manager Japan MIkiyasu Tanaka
Head coach Japan Haruya Indo
League V.Premier League
Position 2013-14 3rd place
Team Colours Golden Yellow, Red and Darkblue
Website blazers.gr.jp

Osaka Blazers Sakai is a men's volleyball team based in Sakai city, Osaka, Japan. It plays in V.Premier League.

The club was founded in 1939 as part of the Kitakyushu, Fukuoka-based Yawata Steel athletic club which also included football club Yawata Steel F.C.. In 1969 the volleyball section split and moved to Sakai.

Honours[edit]

Japan Volleyball League/V.League/V.Premier League
  • Champions (17): 1967-1968 1973-1974 1974-1975 1975-1976 1976-1977 1978-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1982-1983 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1996-1997 1997-1998 2005-2006, 2010–11, 2012–13
  • Runners-up (4): 1994-95,1995–96, 2008–09 and 2009–10
Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship
  • Champions (14): 1952 1953 1957 1960 1967 1974 1975 1976 1977 1980 1984 1988 1989 1990
Emperor's Cup
  • Runner-up (1): 2007

League Results[edit]

League Position Teams Matches Win Lose
V.League 1st (1994–95) Runner-up 8 21 10 11
2nd (1995–96) Runner-up 8 21 13 8
3rd (1996–97) Champion 8 21 14 7
4th (1997–98) Champion 8 21 17 4
5th (1998–99) 6th 10 18 10 8
6th (1999-00) 4th 10 18 15 3
7th (2000–01) 5th 10 18 10 8
8th (2001–02) 3rd 10 18 12 6
9th (2002–03) 6th 8 21 8 13
10th (2003–04) 4th 8 21 12 9
11th (2004–05) 6th 8 28 11 17
12th (2005–06) Champion 8 28 17 11
V・Premier 2006-07 6th 8 28 9 19
2007-08 4th 8 28 15 13
2008-09 Runner-up 8 28 15 13
2009-10 Runner-up 8 28 18 10
2010-11 Champion 8 24 19 5
2011-12 4th 8 21 13 8
2012-13 Champion 8 28 17 11
2013-14 3rd 8 28 19 9