Sony Sendai FC

Sony Sendai FC
ソニー仙台 FC
Full name Sony Sendai Football Club
Founded 1968
Ground Yurtec Stadium Sendai
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Ground Capacity 19,694
Manager Japan Masato Ishikawa
League Japan Football League
2016 6th

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


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 October 27, 2015.[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Susumu Kaneko
2 Japan DF Yusuke Matsuoka
3 Japan MF Kenta Ogihara
4 Japan MF Takahito Seta
5 Japan DF Yusuke Yamada
6 Japan DF Masanobu Matsufuji
7 Japan MF Yoshifumi Otaki
8 Japan FW Koki Maezawa
9 Japan FW Junpei Murata
10 Japan FW Izumi Sawaguchi
11 Japan MF Gen Nakamura
13 Japan MF Shinnosuke Morihara
15 Japan MF Kazuyuki Maeda
No. Position Player
16 Japan FW Keiji Koizumi
17 Japan FW Hidetoshi Tanaka
18 Japan MF Yuta Akimoto
19 Japan MF Ryo Hosomi
20 Japan DF Hayato Higa
21 Japan GK Daiki Kawaguchi
22 Japan DF Riku Yoshida
23 Japan DF Takahiro Kaneko
24 Japan DF Hideyuki Sato
25 Japan FW Yuta Uchino
26 Japan FW Jun Arima
32 Japan GK Yuta Takimoto

Results in JFL

Second-tier JFL

1998: 13th

Third-tier JFL

1999: 5th
2000: 5th
2001: 14th
2002: 4th
2003: 9th
2004: 6th
2005: 8th
2006: 9th
2007: 11th
2008: 9th
2009: 3rd
2010: 14th
2011: 18th
2012: 12th
2013: 9th

Fourth-tier JFL

2014: 5th (overall)
2015: Clausura and Overall Champion
2016: 6th


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