Sony Sendai FC

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Sony Sendai FC
ソニー仙台 FC
SonySendailogo.png
Full nameSony Sendai Football Club
Founded1968
GroundYurtec Stadium Sendai
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Capacity19,694
ManagerJapan Masato Ishikawa
LeagueJapan Football League
20184th

Sony Sendai FC (ソニー仙台F.C., Sonī Sendai Efu Shī) is a football club based in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan that plays in the Japan Football League. The team colour is navy.

History[edit]

The club was founded by the workers of Sony's Sendai factory in 1968. They kept a low profile playing mainly in the Miyagi Prefecture League for a long time. However, it changed suddenly in 1993 when they embarked on a challenging task to reach the former Japan Football League within 5 years. They became league champions for 4 consecutive seasons starting from 1994, first in the Prefecture League and the others in the Tōhoku Regional League. They achieved their goal and were promoted to the JFL by winning the 1997 Regional League play-off.

When the J. League Division 2 was formed in 1999, the club decided not to turn professional. They joined the newly organised Japan Football League instead and have been an established JFL side since then.

As a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Sony Sendai, with permission from the JFL, did not contest the first half of the 2011 season. They expectedly earned last place on points, but due to Machida Zelvia and Matsumoto Yamaga being promoted to Division 2 and JEF Reserves withdrawing from the competition, they were spared relegation.

In 2015 Sony Sendai won the second stage and earned its first JFL title by defeating first stage champions Vanraure Hachinohe on penalties after a tied two-leg final on aggregate.

Current squad[edit]

As of March 23, 2019.[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 Susumu Kaneko
2 Japan FW Yuki Miura
3 Japan DF Kenta Ogihara
4 Japan DF Teppei Miyamoto
5 Japan MF Kento Hirata
6 Japan DF Ukyo Tomizawa
7 Japan MF Kyohei Yoshimori
8 Japan MF Shinya Sugai
9 Japan FW Yuta Uchino
10 Japan MF Kazuho Yamasaki
11 Japan FW Soya Tandai
13 Japan MF Shinnosuke Morihara
14 Japan FW Shota Suzuki
No. Position Player
15 Japan MF Masahiko Sugita
16 Japan MF Keiji Koizumi
17 Japan FW Motoki Fujiwara
18 Japan MF Yuta Akimoto
19 Japan MF Keisuke Sugawara
20 Japan DF Ryushiro Tanaka
21 Japan GK Yuki Furukawa
22 Japan DF Riku Yoshida
23 Japan DF Takahiro Kaneko
24 Japan DF Keisuke Yoshikawa
25 Japan MF Hikaru Ishigami
26 Japan GK Masahiro Sagawa

Results in JFL[edit]

Second-tier JFL[edit]

  • 1998: 13th

Third-tier JFL[edit]

  • 1999: 5th
  • 2000: 5th
  • 2001: 14th
  • 2002: 4th
  • 2003: 9th
  • 2004: 6th
  • 2005: 8th
  • 2006: 9th
  • 2007: 11th
  • 2008: 9th
  • 2009: 3rd
  • 2010: 14th
  • 2011: 18th
  • 2012: 12th
  • 2013: 9th

Fourth-tier JFL[edit]

  • 2014: 5th (overall)
  • 2015: Clausura and Overall Champion
  • 2016: 6th
  • 2017: 3rd
  • 2018: 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ソニー仙台FC". www.sonysendaifc.jp. Retrieved March 23, 2019.

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