Blaublitz Akita
ブラウブリッツ秋田
Blaublitz Akita logo.svg
Full nameBlaublitz Akita
Nickname(s)Blaublitz
Short nameBB, BBA, Blau
Founded1965; 57 years ago (1965) as TDK SC
2010 as Blaublitz Akita
GroundSoyu Stadium
Akita, Akita Prefecture
Capacity20,125
J.League:18,528
ChairmanKosuke Iwase
ManagerKen Yoshida
LeagueJ2 League
2021J2 League, 13th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Blaublitz Akita (ブラウブリッツ秋田, Burauburittsu Akita) (formerly TDK S.C.) is a Japanese professional association football team based in Akita, Akita Prefecture. In 2014 they entered the J3 League after previously playing in the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese association football league system. Due to the club's former ownership by TDK, most of players were the employees of TDK's Akita factory. The club currently plays in the J2 League, which is the second tier of football in the country. Their home stadium is Soyu Stadium, also known as "Yabase" (capacity 20,125 and the J.League's second oldest serving stadium) . The club practices at the adjacent Akigin Stadium and Space Project Dream Field.

History

The club based in Nikaho, Akita, was founded in 1965. They were promoted to the Tohoku Regional League in 1982. They played in the Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1985 and 1986. They were the only club in Tohoku region competing in the JSL.

In 2006, they won the Tohoku Regional League championship for the fifth straight year. They were automatically promoted to the Japan Football League after they won the National Regional League Playoffs.

The team has announced that it would separate from its parent company and join the J. League if the club's final yearly standing should ever allow promotion.

In May, 2009, TDK announced that the football club will become independent for the 2010 season and be based around Akita. Later in 2010 the club's name was changed to "Blaublitz Akita". Blau and Blitz mean blue and lightning in German respectively.

The club moved to Akita City[1] and entered the J3 League for the 2014 season. The club finished 8th in each of its first two years in the professional competition. In the 2017 season, their fourth, they won the title, however due to their lacking a license to play upper-tier football, they were not promoted, becoming the first professional third-tier champion not to be promoted. However, Akita acquired the J2 license on September 27, 2018,[2] after which they won the title again in the 2020 season, returning to the second tier for the first time in 34 years.

League and cup record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
Season Div. Tier Teams Pos. P W D L F A GD Pts Attendance/G
TDK
1982 Tohoku 3 8 1st 14 11 3 0 41 12 29 25 - -
1983 8 1st 14 13 1 0 76 13 63 27 - -
1984 8 1st 14 11 1 2 50 15 35 23 - 1st round
1985 JSL2 2 12 12th 14 0 3 11 12 48 -36 3 - -
1986 16 15th 20 0 1 19 21 111 -90 2 - -
1987 Tohoku 3 8 3rd 14 10 2 2 51 15 36 22 - 1st round
1988 8 1st 14 12 0 2 48 13 35 24 - 1st round
1989 8 1st 14 11 2 1 49 11 38 24 - 1st round
1990 8 2nd 14 9 3 2 31 13 18 21 - -
1991 8 3rd 14 8 1 5 27 26 1 17 - -
1992 4 8 5th 14 6 2 6 18 24 -6 14 - -
1993 8 5th 14 4 3 7 22 30 -8 11 - -
1994 3 8 5th 14 3 5 6 18 28 -10 11 - -
1995 8 5th 14 4 5 5 20 23 -3 13 - -
1996 8 5th 14 6 2 6 25 24 1 14 - 1st round
1997 8 3rd 14 6 2 6 28 27 1 20 - -
1998 8 3rd 14 8 1 5 30 18 12 25 - 1st round
1999 4 8 2nd 14 7 5 2 35 13 22 26 - 1st round
2000 8 1st 14 11 1 2 41 11 30 35 - 1st round
2001 8 2nd 14 9 2 3 41 12 29 29 - -
2002 8 1st 14 13 1 0 39 6 33 40 - 1st round
2003 8 1st 14 8 5 1 38 12 26 29 - 2nd round
2004 8 1st 14 11 1 2 43 10 33 34 - 1st round
2005 8 1st 14 9 2 1 36 10 26 29 - 1st round
2006 8 1st 14 14 0 0 58 7 51 42 - 2nd round
2007 JFL 3 18 13th 34 11 9 14 49 47 2 42 983 4th round
2008 18 13th 34 10 11 13 48 47 1 41 951 1st round
2009 18 10th 34 14 4 16 39 54 -15 46 741 1st round
Blaublitz Akita
2010 JFL 3 18 8th 34 14 9 11 54 41 13 51 1,256 2nd round
2011 18 14th 33 10 7 16 38 52 -14 37 1,274 2nd round
2012 17 13th 32 9 10 13 33 41 -8 37 1,136 2nd round
2013 18 8th 34 14 8 12 48 45 3 50 1,768 2nd round
2014 J3 12 8th 33 10 4 19 38 57 -19 34 1,773 2nd round
2015 13 8th 36 12 9 15 37 40 -3 45 1,998 2nd round
2016 16 4th 30 14 8 8 37 26 11 50 2,425 2nd round
2017 17 1st 32 18 7 7 53 31 22 61 2,364 1st round
2018 17 8th 32 12 7 13 37 35 2 43 2,839 1st round
2019 18 8th 34 13 10 11 45 35 10 49 1,576 1st round
2020 18 1st 34 21 10 3 55 18 37 73 1,221 Semi-final
2021 J2 2 22 13th 42 11 14 17 41 53 -12 47 2,097 1st round
2022 22 42 - 2nd round
Key

Honours

Current squad

As of 8 August 2022.[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Japan JPN Yoshiaki Arai
2 DF Japan JPN Yuzuru Yoshimura
3 DF Japan JPN Tatsushi Koyanagi
4 DF Japan JPN Jurato Ikeda
5 DF Japan JPN Kaito Chida
7 MF Japan JPN Makoto Fukoin
8 MF Japan JPN Taira Shige
9 FW Japan JPN Ryota Nakamura
10 MF Japan JPN Masaki Okino
11 FW Japan JPN Koya Handa
13 FW Japan JPN Ryuji Saito
14 FW Japan JPN Yosuke Mikami
15 MF Japan JPN Nao Eguchi
16 FW Japan JPN Naoki Inoue
17 DF Japan JPN Koki Shimosaka
18 FW Japan JPN Ibuki Yoshida
19 FW Japan JPN Hayate Take
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF Japan JPN Shintaro Kato
21 GK Japan JPN Yudai Tanaka
22 DF Japan JPN Ryota Takada DSP
23 MF Japan JPN Shuto Inaba (captain)
24 MF Japan JPN Daiki Kogure
25 MF Japan JPN Tomofumi Fujiyama
27 DF Japan JPN Yuto Fujita
29 FW Japan JPN Keita Saito
30 GK Japan JPN Yuki Yasuda
32 DF Japan JPN Shigeto Masuda
33 MF Japan JPN Ryutaro Iio
39 DF Japan JPN Yuko Takase
40 FW Japan JPN Shota Aoki
41 GK Japan JPN Kenya Matsui
45 MF Japan JPN Hinase Suzuki Type 2
46 MF Japan JPN Yuya Otomo Type 2
50 DF Japan JPN Kenichi Kaga

Club Officials

Position Name
Manager Japan Ken Yoshida
Assistant Manager Japan Hirotaka Usui
Japan Shota Sakagawa
Goalkeeper coach Japan Hirohito Ito
Analytical coach Japan Haruki Sasaki
Athletic trainer Japan Hiraoka Kaichi
Japan Kaichi Hiraoka
Japan Takahiro Watanabe
Competent Japan Taichi Matsuda
Side affairs Japan Hiromasa Nishizawa
Support coach Japan Shingo Kumabayashi

Managerial history

Name Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Kazuaki Sato  Japan 1988 ? [6][7][8]
Norio Sasaki  Japan ? 31 January 1998 [9]
Tsutomu Komatsu  Japan 1 February 1999 31 January 2007
Hisao Sasaki  Japan 1 February 2008 31 January 2009
Hirotoshi Yokoyama  Japan 1 February 2010 31 January 2011
Yuji Yokoyama  Japan 1 February 2012 31 January 2013
George Yonashiro  Brazil /  Japan 1 February 2013 31 January 2014
Shuichi Mase  Japan 1 February 2015 31 January 2016
Koichi Sugiyama  Japan 1 February 2017 11 July 2018
Shuichi Mase  Japan 12 July 2018 31 January 2019
Ken Yoshida  Japan 1 February 2020 Current

List of captains

# Name Captaincy years
- Akira Sasaki[10] JSL Era
7 Satoshi Sato[11]
17 Moriyasu Saito[12]
4 Masatoshi Ozawa 2007–2009
18 Satoshi Yokoyama 2010
2 Hiroyuki Kobayashi 2011
10 Masatoshi Matsuda 2012-2013
10 Shingo Kumabayashi 2014
4 Toshio Shimakawa 2015
24 Naoyuki Yamada 2016-2018
39
24
Hiroki Kotani
Naoyuki Yamada
2019
24 Naoyuki Yamada 2020
9 Ryota Nakamura 2021
23 Shuto Inaba 2022-

[13]

Kit evolution

Big shirt of BlauBlitz.jpg

Award winners

The following players have won the awards while at TDK/Blaublitz:

Top scorers by seasons

Season Name Goals
2006 Japan Go Togashi 12
2007 Japan Masatoshi Matsuda 18
2008 Japan Go Togashi 14
2009 Japan Masahiro Ikeda
Japan Masatoshi Matsuda
7
2010 Japan Masatoshi Matsuda 24
2011 Japan Masatoshi Matsuda 20
2012 Japan Masatoshi Matsuda 12
2013 Japan Masatoshi Matsuda 10
2014 Japan Hirochika Miyoshi 12
2015 Japan Kyohei Maeyama 10
2016 Japan Tomohiro Tanaka 8
2017 Japan Tomohiro Tanaka 15
2018 Japan Tomohiro Tanaka
Japan Ken Hisatomi
6
2019 Japan Ryota Nakamura 11
2020 Japan Ryota Nakamura 10
2021 Japan Hayate Take 7

Emperor's Cup Record (1984-2014)[edit]

15 December 1984 1 Aichi Gakuin University 3–1 TDK
JST (UTC+9)
19 December 1987 1 TDK 1–10 Tokai University
JST (UTC+9)
24 December 1988 1 Yomiuri 4–1 TDK
JST (UTC+9)
9 December 1989 1 PJM Futures 5–0 TDK
JST (UTC+9)
3 November 1996 1 Volca Kagoshima 3–1 TDK
JST (UTC+9)
29 November 1998 1 Omiya Ardija 1–0 TDK
JST (UTC+9)
28 November 1999 1 Mito HollyHock 5–1 TDK
JST (UTC+9)
25 November 2000 1 Juntendo University 3–2 TDK
JST (UTC+9)
30 November 2003 1 Alouette Kumamoto 1–3 TDK SC Kumamoto Suizenji Stadium
Aira 86' Report Morita 18', 75', 87' Attendance: 536
7 December 2003 2 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 6–0 TDK SC Tokushima Naruto Stadium
06'
44'
45'
62'
65'
84'
Report Attendance: 655
2004-09-23 1 TDK SC 2–3 Tottori SC Yabase Athletic Field
own goal 44'
Ozawa 73'
Report Yamazaki 27'
Kobayashi 60'
Hori 67'
Attendance: 1,111[14][15][16][17][18][19][20]
2005-09-17 1 TDK 1–3 Ehime FC Yabase Athletic Field
15:00 Togashi 27' Report Maegawa 24'
Hoshino 33'
Akai 38'
Attendance: 1,168
Referee: Hiroyuki Anzai
2006-09-17 1 TDK 2–0 Japan Soccer College Yabase Athletic Field
13:00 Ozawa 10'
Fujiwara 80'
Report Attendance: 1,214
Referee: Yusuke Murata
2006-09-23 2 Hosei University 2–0 TDK Yumenoshima Stadium
13:00 Inoue 61'
Kosukegawa 71'
Report Attendance: 449
Referee: Keiichi Sunagawa
2007-09-16 1 Nirasaki Astros 0–8 TDK S.C. Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium, Kōfu
13:00 Ozawa 1'
Matsuda 27', 39', 47'
(own goal) 37'
Togashi 55'
Ikeda 61', 79'
2007-10-07 3 Consadole Sapporo 1–1
(9–10 p)
TDK S.C. Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium, Sapporo
13:00 Ishii 4' Report Matsugae 2'
2007-11-04 4 FC Tokyo 2–1 TDK SC Ajinomoto Stadium
13:00 Hirayama 52'
Konno 82'
Matsuda 53'
2008-09-13 1 TDK S.C. 2  – 3 (a.e.t.) Osaka Taiiku University Yabase Athletic Field
13:00 Narita 63'
Ikeda 79'
Report Mori 23', 33'
Kawanishi 92'
Attendance: 773
Referee: Hiroyuki Onishi
2009-09-19 1 TDK SC 1–2 Sony Sendai Akita Athletics Stadium, Akita
13:00 Yokoyama 16' Report Machida 32'
Konta 65'
Attendance: 392
Referee: Hiosaharu Kitamura
2010-09-03 1 Yamagata University 1–6 Blaublitz Akita ND Stadium, Tendō
19:00 Sato 38' Report Yokoyama 1', 62'
Fukazawa 5'
Ka. Sato 22'
Togashi 43'
Maeyama 75'
Attendance: 452
Referee: Koei Koya
2010-09-05 2 Montedio Yamagata 3–0 Blaublitz Akita ND Stadium, Tendō
18:00 Masuda 32'
Ota 68'
89' (o.g.)
Report Attendance: 3,085
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
2011-09-04 1 Blaublitz Akita 13–0 Yamagata University School of Medicine Akita Yabase Stadium, Akita City
13:00 Miyoshi 13'
Matsuda 26', 41', 56', 73', 75'
Imai 30', 53'
Higa 45+2', 61'
Kawata 73'
Kozawa 80'
Chino 90+3'
Report Attendance: 473
Referee: Toshiyuki Wazumi
2011-10-08 2 Montedio Yamagata 2–0 Blaublitz Akita ND Soft Stadium Yamagata, Tendō
13:00 Shimomura 23'
Hasegawa 38'
Report Attendance: 2,425
Referee: Minoru Tojo
2 September 2012 1 Blaublitz Akita 1–0 Heisei International University Akita Yabase Stadium, Akita
13:00 Taisuke Matsugae 62' report Attendance: 677
Referee: Taku Hase
9 September 2012 2 Omiya Ardija 2–0 Blaublitz Akita Kumagaya Athletic Stadium, Kumagaya
13:00 Carlinhos 45+4'
Cho Young-Cheol 68'
report Attendance: 1,439
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami
1 September 2013 1 Blaublitz Akita 2–0 Renofa Yamaguchi FC Akita
13:00 Maeyama 23'
Handa 31'
Report Stadium: Akita Yabase Stadium
Attendance: 1,053
Referee: Atsushi Uemura
7 September 2013 2 Vegalta Sendai 3–0 Blaublitz Akita Sendai
15:00 Sasaki 1'
Akamine 63'
Matsushita 82'
Report Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai
Attendance: 3,377
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura
5 July 2014 1 Blaublitz Akita 7–1 Saitama SC Akita
19:00 Stadium: Akita Yabase Athletic Field
12 July 2014 2 FC Tokyo 8–0 Blaublitz Akita Chōfu, Tokyo
18:00 Mita 11'
Kawano 22'
Morishige 26'
Edú 29' (P), 58'
Ota 48' (DFK)
Hirayama 62'
Watanabe 84'
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 5,860
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

JSL Cup Record[edit]

23 June 1985 1 Honda FC 6–0 TDK
JST (UTC+9)

Seasons[edit]

TDK fans in 2007, Ajinomoto Stadium
TDK fans in 2007, Ajinomoto Stadium

Support[edit]

Blaublitz Akita's main active supporters' group is called the Blue tasu Akita.[21]

Stadium and facilities[edit]

Tsuchizaki Facility[22]
Tsuchizaki Facility[22]

Former facilities[edit]

Team mascots[edit]

Blaublitz Akita Co.,Ltd.
TypePublic
IndustrySports
FoundedSeptember 14, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-09-14) in Akita, Japan [28]
HeadquartersTokan Building 1F, Sanno 3–1–7, ,
Japan
RevenueJPY 435 million (2019) [29]
JPY −3 million (2019) [29]
JPY 2 million (2019) [29]
Total assetsJPY 99 million [29]
Headquarters

The official team mascot is a 8-year-old Ryūjin, named Blaugon and wears #00.[30]

Blaugon
Blaugon

Songs and chants[edit]

Related clubs[edit]

TDK derby list[edit]

1996-08-25 9 Tsuruoka TDK [ja] 0–4 TDK Akita Yamagata Prefecture
1996-09-29 12 TDK Akita 3–1 Tsuruoka TDK [ja] Akita Prefecture
1997-08-24 8 TDK Akita 6–0 Tsuruoka TDK [ja] Akita Prefecture
1997-10-19 13 Tsuruoka TDK [ja] 0–2 TDK Akita Yamagata Prefecture
1998-05-30 2 TDK Akita 4–0 Tsuruoka TDK [ja] Nikaho, Akita
Stadium: TDK General Sports Center
1998-08-30 8 Tsuruoka TDK [ja] 2–5 TDK Akita Yamagata Prefecture

Rivalries[edit]

Ōu Honsen (Dewa derby)[edit]

TDK and NEC Yamagata first met in 1990 in old Tohoku regional football league. The two clubs have been based in former Dewa Province, and their rivalry is renamed as Ōu Honsen (奥羽本戦) after the Japan Railways Ōu Main Line (奥羽本線) in 2021.[33]

Broadcasters[edit]

Shirt sponsorship by TDK[edit]

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