Ryutsu Keizai Dragons Ryugasaki

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Ryutsu Keizai Dragons Ryugasaki
流通経済大学ドラゴンズ龍ヶ崎
Full name Ryutsu Keizai Dragons Ryugasaki
Nickname(s) Dragons
Founded 2001
Ground Ryugasaki Athletic Stadium
Ryūgasaki, Ibaraki
Capacity 2,162
Manager Japan Tadashiki Ohira
League Japan Football League
2016 Japan Football League, 2nd
(Apertura Champions)
Website Club website
Current season

Ryutsu Keizai Dragons Ryugasaki (流通経済大学ドラゴンズ龍ヶ崎, Ryūtū Keizai Doragonsu Ryūgasaki) are a Japanese football club based in Ryūgasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture. They play in Japan Football League, the top amateur league of the country. Their team colors are grey and navy after the colors of Ryutsu Keizai University.

History[edit]

Founded in 2001 as Ryugasaki FC, they began to play in the lower levels of Ibaraki Prefecture Leagues. Despite being formed as an independent NPO, the club largely consisted of student players from Ryutsu Keizai University, and served as farm team of Ryutsu Keizai University who were at the time playing in Kanto University League and were admitted to JFL in 2005.

In 2003, the club changed its name to Club Dragons (クラブ・ドラゴンズ). In 2005 they won promotion to Kantō Soccer League Division 2, immediately championed it and since 2006 played in Kantō League D1. They were relegated twice, in 2010 and 2013, both times spending only a single season in D2.

In 2014 Dragons reached the final of Shakaijin Cup and received a spot in Regional League promotion series despite the fact they spent 2014 season in the second division of Kantō League. They finished third in the promotion tournament, and on 10 December were officially promoted to 2015 Japan Football League.[1] Along with the promotion, the club decided to change their name to Ryutsu Keizai Dragons Ryugasaki starting from 2015.

Honors[edit]

Champions (1): 2007
Apertura Champions (1): 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "お知らせ「第17回日本フットボールリーグ新入会チーム決定!」" [Announcement on teams participating in 17th JFL]. Japan Football League. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.

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