Zweigen Kanazawa

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Zweigen Kanazawa
ツエーゲン金沢
Zweigen Kanazawa logo.gif
Full nameZweigen Kanazawa
Nickname(s)Zweigen
Founded1956 (as Kanazawa Soccer Club)
2006 (as Zweigen Kanazawa)
Ground Ishikawa Kanazawa Stadium
(Seibu Ryokuchi Kōen)
Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Capacity20,261
ChairmanHiroshi Yonezawa
Manager Masaaki Yanagishita
League J2 League
2020 J2 League, 18th
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Zweigen Kanazawa (ツエーゲン金沢 Tsuēgen Kanazawa) is a Japanese football club based in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. They play in the J2 League.

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History

The club was formed in 1956 under the simple name Kanazawa Soccer Club and adopted its current identity in 2006. The Hokushinetsu region, long sleepy in football terms and whose potential only arose with Albirex Niigata leading the way, provided few opportunities for Kanazawa to rise in Japan's football ranks until the late 2000s. On 19 December 2009 they were promoted to the JFL after beating FC Kariya at the promotion/relegation playoff with 2–1 aggregate score, following a third-place finish in the 2009 All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series.

On December 15, 2010, a new management company called Zweigen, Inc. was established in order to apply to the J-League associate membership.

On January 7, 2011 the team applied for J-League associate membership. [1]

On 16 November 2014, Zweigen became the inaugural J3 League champions, and having gained a licence to compete in J. League Division 2 will participate in Japanese club football's second tier for the 2015 season.

Name and symbolism

The name "Zweigen" is a portmanteau of the German zwei, for the number 2, and gen, to advance. In Kanazawa dialect, the phrase tsuyoi noda! (We're strong!) became tsuee gen! by double entendre. In German, the word Zweigen means branches (dative—nominative: Zweige), and owing to this, a fleur-de-lis is a key part of the club's crest.

Stadium

The home stadium is Ishikawa Kanazawa Stadium. The capacity is 20,261. The stadium was built 1974.

Current squad

As of February 25, 2021. [2] 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 Masaaki Goto
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuji Sakuda
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryoga Ishio
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Riku Matsuda
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hisashi Ohashi
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shintaro Shimada (On loan from Omiya Ardija)
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keita Fujimura
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shion Niwa
10 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuji Senuma
11 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kyohei Sugiura
13 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryuhei Oishi
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masahiro Kaneko
15 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taiki Watanabe (on loan from Albirex Niigata)
16 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Toshiya Motozuka
18 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryo Kubota
No.Pos.NationPlayer
19 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Raisei Shimazu
21 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryo Ishii
22 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shogo Rikiyasu
23 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuto Shirai
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Seiya Kitakura
25 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takayuki Takayasu
26 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yosuke Toji
27 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomonobu Hiroi (captain)
29 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Rodolfo (On loan from Clube Atlético Metropolitano)
30 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayato Otani
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Itsuki Ueda
33 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Rikito Sugiura
38 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Gaku Inaba
39 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Honoya Shoji (on loan from Cerezo Osaka)
41 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Raido Yamashita

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Megumu Nishida (at Iwate Grulla Morioka)

League & cup record

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
SeasonDiv.TierTeamsPos.GPWDLFAGDPtsAttendance/G Emperor's Cup
2010 JFL3189th341391246415481,5482nd round
2011 187th331381249409472,5042nd round
2012 1714th32812123341-8362,3131st round
2013 187th3414812604812502,0633rd round
2014 J33121st332364562036753,4402nd round
2015 J222212th4212181246433544,9102nd round
2016 2221st42815193660-24394,1792nd round
2017 2217th421310194967-18494,3973rd round
2018 2213th4214131552484554,5283rd round
2019 2211th42151611584612615,2093rd round
2020 2218th421213175767-10491,866Did not qualify
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
  • Attendance/G = Average home league attendance
  • 2020 season attendance reduced by COVID-19 worldwide pandemic
  • Source: J.League Data Site

Honours

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References

  1. "News About Zweigen Kanazawa". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  2. "トップチーム". ツエーゲン金沢 公式サイト. Retrieved February 25, 2021.