Azul Claro Numazu

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Azul Claro Numazu
アスルクラロ沼津
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Full nameFootball Club Azul Claro Numazu
Founded1990;31 years ago (1990) (as Numazu Arsenal SC)
Ground Shizuoka Ashitaka Athletic Stadium
Numazu, Shizuoka
Capacity10,000
Managing
Organisation
Azul Claro Suruga Corporation (NPO)
ChairmanHiroyoshi Yamamoto
Manager Masataka Imai
League J3 League
2020 12th
Website Club website

Azul Claro Numazu (アスルクラロ沼津, Asuru Kuraro Numazu) is a Japanese professional football team based in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. They earned promotion to play at the nationwide third-tier J3 League starting in 2017.

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History

Azul Claro Numazu was established in 1977 as Numazu Arsenal and slowly progressed through the tiers of Shizuoka prefectural leagues. In 2006 the club began the process of transformation into a professional organization with the ultimate goal of joining the J.League. The same year the club adopted its current name, Azul Claro (Meaning "light blue" in Portuguese and Spanish).

In 2012 Azul Claro won promotion to Tōkai Adult Soccer League and quickly progressed through its ranks, spending only a season in each of its divisions. Though they have finished only fourth in 2013 Tōkai League, they were considered as serious contenders for admission to the newly created J3 League. On September 17, 2013, the club has been granted the J. League Associate Membership and passed all stages of licensing and inspection by the league. However, they were only the 3rd choice club for the only Regional League spot in J3 so eventually, they had to give way to Grulla Morioka. The club has won the promotion anyway though—they were selected by the Japan Football League board as one of the teams to play in the 2014 season.

After a 3rd-place finish in the 2016 season, they've been welcomed to play professional football from 2017 and onward, as they'll be the 14th original club in the J3 League. [1]

Kit history

Home, away, and third kits.

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2017
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2018
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2019
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2017
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2018
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2019

Colour, sponsors and manufacturers

Season(s)Main Shirt SponsorCollarbone SponsorAdditional Sponsor(s)Kit Manufacturer
2013SURUGA bankNNH Flag of Germany.svg Puma
2014USUiMEIDEN雄大
2015USUiSURUGA BankMEIDEN
2016MEIDEN
2017
2018Kawata Construction (Left)Kawata Construction (Right)
2019
2020MEIDEN (Left)MEIDEN (Right)Kawata Construction

League & cup record

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
SeasonDivisionTierPlaceGPWLDFAGDPts
2004Shizuoka Prefectural
League (Div. 2)
84th
20051st
2006Shizuoka Prefectural
League (Div. 1)
79th
200711th
20088th
20092nd
2010 [2] 3rd116322718921
2011 [3] 2nd1190250232727
2012 Tokai Football
League (Div. 2)
62nd148242215726
2013 Tokai Football
League (Div. 1)
54th148152021–125
2014 JFL 48th2688102635–932
2015 5th3016683628854
2016 3rd30185747242359
2017 J3 33rd3216115602733593rd round
2018 4th321410840291152
2019 12th34116173543–839
2020 12th34125173640–441Did not qualify
2021 -30
Key

  • Pos. = Position in league; GP = Games Played; W = Games won; D = Games Drawn; L = Games Lost; F = Goals scored; A = Goals conceded; GD = Goals Difference; Pts = Points gained
  • Source: J.League Data Site

Current squad

As of 15 July 2021. [4] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masataka Nomura
2 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoki Fujisaki
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tatsuya Anzai (On loan from Tokyo Verdy)
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Akira Osako
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kosuke Goto
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryoma Kita
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kosei Uryu
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenshiro Suzuki
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yusuke Imamura
10 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryo Watanabe
11 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuki Someya
13 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryusuke Otomo (On loan from Montedio Yamagata)
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kotaro Tokunaga
15 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuya Sugai
16 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kota Suzuki
No.Pos.NationPlayer
17 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunichiro Nishikawa
19 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryusei Ito
20 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoki Sato
21 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuma Mori
22 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masayuki Tokutake
23 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Haruto Kawamae
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuki Fukai
25 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Teruyoshi Ito
26 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Terukazu Shinozaki
27 FW Flag of Malaysia.svg  MAS Hadi Fayyadh (On loan from Fagiano Okayama)
28 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Koki Inoue
29 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taiga Sugimoto
31 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuki Kijima
33 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Junya Takahashi (On loan from Montedio Yamagata)
38 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumi Hama

Managers

ManagerNationalityTenure
StartFinish
Kazuhito Mochizuki Flag of Japan.svg Japan1 February 201431 January 2015
Ken Yoshida Flag of Japan.svg Japan1 February 201531 January 2020
Masataka Imai Flag of Japan.svg Japan1 February 2020

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References

  1. "Azul Claro Numazu join J3:en". J. LEAGUE.JP JAPAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. "2010 data source". rsssf.com. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. "2011 data source". rsssf.com. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  4. "選手 | アスルクラロ沼津 アスルクラロスルガ株式会社". アスルクラロ沼津 アスルクラロスルガ株式会社 (in Japanese). Retrieved 28 February 2021.