Sony Sendai FC

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Sony Sendai FC
ソニー仙台 FC
SonySendailogo.png
Full nameSony Sendai Football Club
Founded1968;53 years ago (1968)
Ground Yurtec Stadium Sendai
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Capacity19,694
Owner Sony
ManagerMasato Ishikawa
League Japan Football League
2020 3rd
Website Club website

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

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History

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

As of May 5th, 2020. [1]

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 Yuki Furukawa
2 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuki Miura
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Ogihara
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Teppei Miyamoto
5 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kento Hirata
6 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ukyo Tomizawa
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kyohei Yoshimori
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Aoi Sato
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuta Uchino
10 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuho Yamasaki
11 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Soya Tandai
13 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Fuyuto Kanai
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ren Yoshino
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keitaro Suzuki
16 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumi Matsumoto
17 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Motoki Fujiwara
18 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuta Akimoto
19 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keisuke Sugawara
20 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Amadin Yamamoto
21 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuto Kamogawa
22 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Riku Yoshida
23 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takahiro Kaneko
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keisuke Yoshikawa
25 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hikaru Ishigami
26 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masahiro Sagawa

League Record

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
Shakaijin
Cup
SeasonDivisionTierTeamsPlacePldWin(OTW)DrawLoseGFGADifPts
1998 21613th307 (1)1224271-2923R2-
1999 JFL 395th247 (2)1142942-1326R3Runner-up
2000 125th2211 (2)0951371437R1-
2001 1614th3095162846-1832R1-
2002 184th178632516930R1-
2003 169th30136114644245R1-
2004 166th3013895042847R3-
2005 167th301551048371150--
2006 189th34107174865-1737R1-
2007 1811th34135164659-1344R2-
2008 189th341541553421149R3-
2009 183rd34178949301959R2-
2010 1814th34119143442-842R3-
2011 1818th173771424-1016R2-
2012 1712th32912112729-239R2-
2013 189th34121483334-150R2-
2014 4145th26137645291646R3-
2015 161st30218148212771--
2016 166th30176756272957R1-
2017 163rd30185764362859R1-
2018 164th301641067432452R2-
2019 162nd30167760342655--
2020 163rd158252522326R2-

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References

  1. "ソニー仙台FC". www.sonysendaifc.jp. Retrieved May 5, 2020.