Sony Sendai FC
ソニー仙台 FC
Full nameSony Sendai Football Club
Founded1968; 53 years ago (1968)
GroundYurtec Stadium Sendai
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Capacity19,694
OwnerSony
ManagerMasato Ishikawa
LeagueJapan Football League
20203rd
WebsiteClub 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]

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 19 July 2021.[1]

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 Yuki Furukawa
2 FW Japan JPN Yuki Miura
3 DF Japan JPN Kenta Ogihara
4 DF Japan JPN Teppei Miyamoto
5 MF Japan JPN Kento Hirata
6 DF Japan JPN Ukyo Tomizawa
7 MF Japan JPN Kyohei Yoshimori (captain)
8 MF Japan JPN Aoi Sato
9 FW Japan JPN Yuta Uchino
10 FW Japan JPN Motoki Fujiwara
11 FW Japan JPN Taiga Sasak
13 MF Japan JPN Fuyuto Kanai
14 MF Japan JPN Ren Yoshino
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF Japan JPN Keitaro Suzuki
16 DF Japan JPN Takumi Matsumoto
17 FW Japan JPN Yosuke Ueno
18 MF Japan JPN Yuta Akimoto
19 DF Japan JPN Tomoya Suzuki
20 FW Japan JPN Amadin Yamamoto
21 GK Japan JPN Yuto Kamogawa
22 DF Japan JPN Konosuke Fukumiya
23 DF Japan JPN Takahiro Kaneko
24 DF Japan JPN Keisuke Yoshikawa
25 MF Japan JPN Hikaru Ishigami
26 GK Japan JPN Masahiro Sagawa

League Record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
Shakaijin
Cup
Season Division Tier Teams Place Pld Win(OTW) Draw Lose GF GA Dif Pts
1998 2 16 13th 30 7 (1) 1 22 42 71 -29 23 R2 -
1999 JFL 3 9 5th 24 7 (2) 1 14 29 42 -13 26 R3 Runner-up
2000 12 5th 22 11 (2) 0 9 51 37 14 37 R1 -
2001 16 14th 30 9 5 16 28 46 -18 32 R1 -
2002 18 4th 17 8 6 3 25 16 9 30 R1 -
2003 16 9th 30 13 6 11 46 44 2 45 R1 -
2004 16 6th 30 13 8 9 50 42 8 47 R3 -
2005 16 7th 30 15 5 10 48 37 11 50 - -
2006 18 9th 34 10 7 17 48 65 -17 37 R1 -
2007 18 11th 34 13 5 16 46 59 -13 44 R2 -
2008 18 9th 34 15 4 15 53 42 11 49 R3 -
2009 18 3rd 34 17 8 9 49 30 19 59 R2 -
2010 18 14th 34 11 9 14 34 42 -8 42 R3 -
2011 18 18th 17 3 7 7 14 24 -10 16 R2 -
2012 17 12th 32 9 12 11 27 29 -2 39 R2 -
2013 18 9th 34 12 14 8 33 34 -1 50 R2 -
2014 4 14 5th 26 13 7 6 45 29 16 46 R3 -
2015 16 1st 30 21 8 1 48 21 27 71 - -
2016 16 6th 30 17 6 7 56 27 29 57 R1 -
2017 16 3rd 30 18 5 7 64 36 28 59 R1 -
2018 16 4th 30 16 4 10 67 43 24 52 R2 -
2019 16 2nd 30 16 7 7 60 34 26 55 - -
2020 16 3rd 15 8 2 5 25 22 3 26 R2 -

References

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