Zweigen Kanazawa
ツエーゲン金沢
Zweigen Kanazawa logo.svg
Full nameZweigen Kanazawa
Nickname(s)Zweigen
Founded1956 (as Kanazawa Soccer Club)
2006 (as Zweigen Kanazawa)
GroundIshikawa Kanazawa Stadium
(Seibu Ryokuchi Kōen)
Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Capacity20,261
ChairmanHiroshi Yonezawa
ManagerMasaaki Yanagishita
LeagueJ2 League
2021J2 League, 17th of 22
WebsiteClub website
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.

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.


League & 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
2010 JFL 3 18 9th 34 13 9 12 46 41 5 48 1,548 2nd round
2011 18 7th 33 13 8 12 49 40 9 47 2,504 2nd round
2012 17 14th 32 8 12 12 33 41 -8 36 2,313 1st round
2013 18 7th 34 14 8 12 60 48 12 50 2,063 3rd round
2014 J3 3 12 1st 33 23 6 4 56 20 36 75 3,440 2nd round
2015 J2 2 22 12th 42 12 18 12 46 43 3 54 4,910 2nd round
2016 22 21st 42 8 15 19 36 60 -24 39 4,179 2nd round
2017 22 17th 42 13 10 19 49 67 -18 49 4,397 3rd round
2018 22 13th 42 14 13 15 52 48 4 55 4,528 3rd round
2019 22 11th 42 15 16 11 58 46 12 61 5,209 3rd round
2020 22 18th 42 12 13 17 57 67 -10 49 1,866 Did not qualify
2021 22 17th 42 10 11 21 39 60 -21 41 2,533 2nd round
2022 22 TBA 42 3rd round
Key

Honours

Current squad

As of June 14, 2022.[2] 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 Yuto Shirai
2 DF Japan JPN Yuto Nagamine
3 DF Japan JPN Kento Kuroki
4 DF Japan JPN Daisuke Matsumoto (on loan from Sagan Tosu)
5 DF Japan JPN Riku Matsuda
6 MF Japan JPN Hiroya Matsumoto (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
8 MF Japan JPN Keita Fujimura
9 FW Japan JPN Shion Niwa
10 MF Japan JPN Shintaro Shimada
11 FW Japan JPN Kyohei Sugiura
13 MF Japan JPN Ryuhei Oishi
14 FW Japan JPN Dai Tsukamoto (on loan from Gamba Osaka)
16 DF Japan JPN Shunya Mori
17 MF Japan JPN Sho Hiramatsu (on loan from Shonan Bellmare)
18 MF Japan JPN Kazuya Onohara
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW Japan JPN Yohei Toyoda
20 FW Japan JPN Masamichi Hayashi
22 MF Japan JPN Shogo Rikiyasu
24 DF Japan JPN Seiya Katakura
25 DF Japan JPN Takayuki Takayasu
26 MF Japan JPN Naoki Suto (on loan from Kashima Antlers)
27 DF Japan JPN Tomonobu Hiroi (captain)
30 FW Japan JPN Hayato Otani
31 GK Japan JPN Itsuki Ueda
33 FW Japan JPN Rikito Sugiura
34 DF Japan JPN Rai Namimoto
36 GK Japan JPN Motoaki Miura
38 DF Japan JPN Gaku Inaba
39 DF Japan JPN Honoya Shoji
DF South Korea KOR Taiga Son (on loan from Sagan Tosu)

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. Nation Player
GK Japan JPN Ryo Ishii (at Suzuka Point Getters)
MF Japan JPN Ryo Kubota (at FC Gifu)
MF Japan JPN Raisei Shimazu (at FC TIAMO Hirakata)
MF Japan JPN Yosuke Toji (at FC Tokushima)
MF Japan JPN Megumu Nishida (at Tegevajaro Miyazaki)

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Japan Masaaki Yanagishita
Assistant Head Coach Japan Kiyokazu Kudo
First Team Coach Japan Masateru Tsujita
Goalkeeper Coach Japan Ryoji Kawamoto
Physical Coach Japan Takehisa Tsugawa
Chief trainer Japan Yohei Kashiro
Trainer Japan Yusuke Kinuchi
Trainer Japan Yoshishi Maeda
Competent Japan Yusuke Kamada
Equipment manager Japan Tomoya Araki

Manager history

Manager Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Nobuhiro Ueno  Japan 1 February 2009 31 January 2012
Hitoshi Morishita  Japan 1 February 2012 31 January 2017
Masaaki Yanagishita  Japan 1 February 2017 Current

Kit evolution

Home Kit - 1st
2006 - 2007
2008 - 2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 -
Away Kit - 2nd
2008 - 2010
2011
2012 - 2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021 -
2022 -
Special Kits - 3rd
2019
SUMMER

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 4, 2022.