To attract a wide range of support from all sections of local society.
To be a "J-Club for the People".
To be a "Hometown Club", open to all.
ĀÉF.C.Tokyo Basic PrinciplesĀĄ
F.C.Tokyo aims to become a local club for the people by collaborating with local society, administration and business to develop systematically in the long term.
- To develop, through football, the physical and mental health of youth and to promote the health of the local population and bring pleasure.
To encourage sporting culture and contribute to local growth through international exchange and friendship.
- To embrace, in the near future, sports other than football, in both competitive and recreational forms, and contribute to local society through them. To promote ĀgLifetime SportĀh through the base of a J.League club.
- To become a fitting symbol of the capital city that nurtures the dreams of young people. To develop a broad fan base,promote feelings of regional identification and solidarity and be active in the local community.
- To create football schools and clinics and promote football through co-operation and collaboration with schools and local areas through various events. Beginning with young people, to offer guidance and leadership in matters relating to football to all levels of local society.
Team & Company Profile
|Company Name||Tokyo Football Club Co., Ltd.|
|Established||10 ctober 1998|
|Principal Business||1. Management of Professional Football Team “F.C.Tokyo” Joined J.League Division2 in 1999.
2. Football School and Popularization of Football.
3. Production and Sale of team merchandise.
Address: 2-15-10 Sarue, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0023 Japan
Tel: 03-3635-8985 Fax: 03-3635-8974
Address: 2-584 Onuma-cho Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-0001 Japan
Tel: 042-342-8950 Fax: 042-342-897
ĀÉAjinomoto Stadium OfficeĀĄ
Address: 376-3 Nishi-machi, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-0032 Japan
Tel: 0424-88-6255 Fax: 0424-88-6253
|Investors||371 Groups ( 357 Companies, 14 Groups)|
|Home Stadium||Ajinomoto Stadium
376-3 Nishi-cho, Chofu City, Tokyo 182-0032 Japan
|1935||Founded as the Tokyo Gas Football Club. Played in the Tokyo Metropolitan League.|
|1986||Promoted to the Kanto League Finished Fourth.|
|1991||Won the National Regional League Final Tournament. Promoted to JSL2.|
|1992||Joined JFL. Maintained a high position.|
|1997||Defeated three J-League teams to reach the quarterfinal of the Emperor's Cup.|
|1998||JFL Champions, in the final year of the League.|
|1999||Joined J.League Division2 Defeated three J.League teams to reach the semifinal of the Nabisco Cup. Finished second in the League. Promoted to J.League Division1.|
|2000||Opened with three consecutive victories to finish 6th in the 1st stage. Began the 2nd Stage with five consecutive victories to finish 8th, 7th overall, the "Tokyo Sensation", the best performance by a newly promoted team in J-League history.|
|2001||After finishing 9th in the first stage and 8th in the second for an overall 8th place in 2001, F.C.TOKYO have firmly established them selves in J1.
Kiyoshi Okuma, who managed the team for seven years with a motto of "Fight to the Finish", passed the baton to new manager Hiromi Hara, whose commitment to attacking football, coupled with the tenacity developed under his predecessor, begins a new stage for the club.
|2002||The opening game of the 2002 season produced a thrilling victory over defending champions Kashima Antlers that saw F.C.TOKYO's " attacking football " explode into life. However, a series of injuries to key players meant the club finished the first stage in 10th. place. The second stage witnessed the rapid development of the younger players and the club posted a best ever 5th. place finish ( 9th. overall ), creating great anticipation for the 2003 season.|
|2003||2003 saw the abolition of extra time in league games and F.C.TOKYO, under a slogan of '90 minutes of attacking football' had the best defensive record in the first stage, finishing a club highest fourth in the table. The good form continued in the second stage as F.C.TOKYO challenged for the title until the final game, eventually finishing fifth and as top scorers. The combined ranking saw an overall fourth place finish, the best in club history, proof of the rapid development over the year.
Prior to the second stage F.C.TOKYO played a friendly against Spain's Real Madrid before a sold-out crowd at the National Stadium. Although the match ended in a 0-3 defeat the players gained invaluable experience against the world's best on the big stage.
Following the season the talismanic 12-year veteran and 'King of Tokyo' Amaral retired.
One chapter in the club's history finished but 2003 saw F.C.TOKYO moving up to a higher level.
|2004||Under a slogan of 'Amazing, Adrenalizing, Attacking football' F.C.TOKYO began the league campaign with positive intent but the loss of key players to injury and the Olympic and National teams prevented the side from fulfilling its potential and resulted in an overall ranking of 8th. ( 6th. in the First Stage and 10th. in the Second ).
However, the adverse situation unified the team and it advanced to the final of the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup, winning a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Urawa Reds for the long-awaited first title. It was a year that saw the club's development bear fruit.
|2005||The 2005 league season was changed to a single stage format and F.C.Tokyo challenged for the title under a slogan of, "Amazing, Adrenalizing, Attacking football". The team began the campaign impressively, even reaching the top of the standings, but a series of injuries led to a poor run of form following the 5th. game that saw the side draw one and lose seven out of eight matches and finish the season in 10th. place. Manager Hara left after
4 years at the helm and was replaced for the 2006 season by the club's first non-Japanese manager, Gallo. Inheriting the sound foundations layed by his predecessors Okuma and Hara, Gallo begins a new era for F.C.Tokyo, an era of "Faith, Courage, Challenge".
|2006||Manager Hara left after 4 years at the helm and was replaced for the 2006 season by the club's first non-Japanese manager, Gallo.
2006With a motto of "Faith, Courage, Challenge", F.C.Tokyo looked to develope a new style. However, in a season split by the World Cup in Germany, the team's fortunes failed to improve and Gallo was dismissed. Former U-18 coach Hisao Kuramata took over from the 18th.game of the season. F.C.Tokyo eventually finished 13th. in the league, the lowest position in the club's history.
|2007||Hara returned as manager in 2007 and the club made significant additions to the squad,including the signing of Takashi Fukunishi from Jubilo Iwata. Under a slogan of "It's Our Time-Blue Storm, Red Waves"the team was touted as a possible contender for the title before the season began. However, the opening game ended in defeat for the first time in the club's history and the unfavourable results continued. The side posted four consecutive wins in the second half of the season but was unable to improve the league position and finished 12th.|
|2008||2008 Marked F.C.Tokyo's 10th year in the J-League. Under new manager Hiroshi Jofuku and with a slogan of "Moving Football ~ moving the ball, the players and the hearts of the spectators", the team faced the season determined to develope further. The first half of the programme saw the side pile up the points and enter the May break in 3rd.place in the league. The restart proved more difficult with the team unable to win and slipping in the standings, but a burst of five consecutive victories propelled the side into title contention. The team fought tenaciously throughout, finally finishing in 6th.place. The side also reached the semi-finals of the Emperor's Cup, a first for the club. That match ended in defeat but it was unquestionably a season that saw the team make a solid and steady improvement.|
|2009||Under a slogan of "Moving Football - Touching the hearts of the crowd," the club affirmed a strong desire to contend for the title. Unfortunately the opening match was lost and the side suffered a frustrating start to the season as earning points proved difficult. However, Naohiro Ishikawa found a rich vein of goal-scoring form which coincided with an upturn in the side's fortunes and soon the team was back in contention at the top of the table. The side battled to the end to earn an ACL spot and finished the year in 5th. position. In the Nabisco Cup, newcomer Takuji Yonemoto contributed superbly as the side progressed to the final for the first time in five years. The opponents in the final, Kawasaki Frontale, fought ferociously but Tokyo scored steadily and earned the second title in the club's history. At the end of the season two true blue veterans of the Tokyo Gas FC era bade farewell: Ryuji Fujiyama left and Satoru Asari retired. The year saw the curtain rise on a new epoch for the club.|
|2010||Tokyo began their third season under Hiroshi Jofuku with a slogan of “Moving Football,One Heart” and a commitment to be involved in “A Real Title Race”. However, after winning the season opener the side failed to follow up and soon found itself near the bottom of the table. Following the South Africa World Cup F.C.Tokyo were victorious in the Suruga Bank Championship 2010 TOKYO but the expected recovery once league play recommenced failed to materialise and the side was plunged into a relegation battle. Following the 24th. game of the season Hiroshi Jofuku was replaced by former manager Kiyoshi Okuma, who had led the club until 2001. The tough games continued until the final round of matches, where Tokyo stood one point and one place out of the relegation positions. A loss on the final day of the season saw Tokyo drop into the bottom three and suffer a first-ever demotion to J2.|
|2011||With Mr.Okuma at the helm the club embarked on its second J2 season under a slogan of, "Tokyo Spirit - everything for the win" with the aim of, "Becoming stronger and returning to J1". Shortly after the opening game of the year the Tohoku Earthquake struck, disrupting the schedule, and then a series of injuries hampered the side's progress in the early stages, leaving the club in mid-table. With a sense of crisis hanging in the air the players called a meeting with "self-reliance" as the keyword. The players' ideas on what they should be doing to win games were realised and the side's fortunes slowly began to improve. The team stood at the top of J2 following the 21st.game of the season and thereafter continued to amass points with a series of steady performances, earning promotion back to J1 with a win over Tottori in the 36th. round of matches. The side was eventually crowned champions of J2. In the Emperor's Cup Tokyo showed no lack of confidence against J1 opponents, riding the winning streak through to the final on January 1st. Tokyo fell behind to Kyoto in the decisive game but showed great composure in fighting back to score four times. The club's first-ever victory in the Emperor's Cup earned the right to participate in the 2012 Asian Champions League.|
Pet name "Tokyo Dorompa"
Born on the 1 st . of October 1998 in Mamiana-cho, Minato Ward Tokyo, midway between Roppongi and Tokyo Tower , making Dorompa a true son of the city. He plays in the fountain found in the lovely Mamiana-cho park. Given his propensity to appear and disappear in the blink of an eye his friends took to calling him Tokyo Dorompa. He also earned the name for inhabiting a nest close to Tokyo Tower . In the Japanese Raccoon Dog world he is universally recognized as a Tokyo fan. An offer to become the official mascot was sent and he is now the team mascot.