FC Tokyo's Mission

FC Tokyo aims to be a leading club in Japan, spreading the power of sports throughout Tokyo and the rest of Japan, with Tokyo as its home town.
  1. We will contribute to the expansion of Tokyo's sports population, with a focus on football, and create a society where everyone can enjoy and be familiar with sports on a daily basis.
  2. We aim to enrich the lives of individuals little by little by conveying the appeal of sports and moving their hearts.
  3. The charm of sports disseminated by the club serves as a medium that connects people and their thoughts, creating new chains in the networks of people and communities, contributing to further development of the community.
  4. We will work together with society and local communities to create a world where young people, who are the future leaders, can expand their potential through sports.



  1. If you take action, something will happen.
    FC Tokyo always strives to take action and make moves in order to be a club worthy of carrying the name of the capital city, Tokyo.
    Actively moving and pioneering new paths. From this Tokyo where people and ideas gather, we emit great energy.


  1. To stay as a top runner even in a changing future.
    With a mindset that is not bound by preconceived notions, FC Tokyo continues to evolve.
    Fearlessly taking risks, fearlessly facing criticism, and boldly continuing to try new things.
    So that something never seen before is born on that pitch.


  1. History and the near future coexist in Tokyo, where traditional culture and the latest technology are adjacent.
    A crossroad where people from all over Japan and around the world come and go.
    FC Tokyo will continue to be a club that prides itself on diversity on the stage of Tokyo.
    Gather excellence from various fields without being bound by preconceptions, and create astonishing entertainment through the chemical reaction.


  1. Tokyo is one of the few areas in Japan where the U-4 population continues to increase, despite the declining population.
    Tokyo continues to grow without rest. Its potential is infinite.
    Constantly new talents are born and become the driving force leading the capital.
    FC Tokyo will also continue to explore an infinite future without being satisfied with the current situation.
    For a world where tomorrow's leaders can continue to dream.

Slogan & Manifesto

A townscape with a thousand years of history, where the soul resides.
The future image emerges, in the bustling city center.
We, us, will continue to move forward in the land of Tokyo, showing various expressions.
Connect the ball. Forward. Beyond that.
From person to person, and to the next generation.

The driving force is the powerful energy emitted by Tokyo.
Do not be afraid of criticism, let's try something new.
Bring together all the knowledge and experience from within the country and around the world in this Tokyo land.

Whatever it is, if you do it desperately, it becomes interesting.
Entertainment created by challenges and trial and error.
On the pitch, off the pitch.

Tokyo is passionate.

History of FC Tokyo

1935 The predecessor, Tokyo Gas Football Club, was established.
1986 Promoted from the Tokyo League to the Kanto League.
1991 Won the National Regional League Championship. Promoted to JSL Division 2.
1992 Joined the JFL.
1998 Achieve the long-awaited first championship of the JFL.
J.League Division 2 (J2) has
decided to join.
1999 Advanced to the Best 4 in the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
In the J2 League, achieved a 2nd place finish and secured promotion to J1 in one year.
2000 First season in J1. 6th place in the 1st stage, 8th place in the 2nd stage. 7th place overall.
2001 Tokyo Stadium (currently Ajinomoto Stadium) opens. 2011VISION announcement.
2004 Advanced to the final in the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup, won against Urawa in a penalty shootout, and achieved the long-awaited first club title.
2008 Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the club's establishment.
Coach Hiroshi JOFUKU takes office. Despite leaving the possibility of winning until Sec. 32, the season ended with a 6th place in the J1 League.
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup Best 8, Emperor's Cup Best 4.
2009 Advanced to the final in the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup, defeated Kawasaki Frontale 2-0, and won the club's second title.
2010 Finished 16th in the J1 League and was relegated to J2.
2011 J2 League victory, promotion to J1 in one year.
First victory in the 91st Emperor's Cup, securing a spot in the ACL.
2012 Ranko POPOVIC has been appointed as coach.
Made their first appearance in the FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP 2012 and advanced to the ACL Round 16.
Finished in 10th place in the J1 League.
2013 Lucas retired and was appointed as the club ambassador "FC Tokyo Embassador 2014".
2014 Massimo FICCADENTI has been appointed as the coach.
Achieved a new club record of 14 undefeated league matches, but finished the season in 9th place in the J1 League.
2015 Obtained a club record of 63 points in a year, finishing 2nd in the J1 League 1st Stage, 6th in the 2nd Stage, and 4th overall (earning a spot in the 2016 ACL playoffs).
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup Best 8, Emperor's Cup Best 8.
2016 Advanced to the ACL Round of 16. Finished 9th in the J1 League 1st Stage, 9th in the 2nd Stage, and 9th overall. Reached the Levain Cup semi-finals.
Reached the Emperor's Cup quarter-finals. Formed FC Tokyo U-23, finished 10th in the J3 League.
2017 J1 League 13th place, J3 League 11th place, Levain Cup quarterfinals, Emperor's Cup second round defeat.
Received the "2017 J.League Best Youth Development Club Award" and the "2017 J.League Fair Play Award (J1)".
2018 Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the club's founding.
Kenta Hasegawa appointed as head coach.
Finished 6th in J1 League, 14th in J3 League, eliminated in the group stage of the Levain Cup, advanced to the round of 16 in the Emperor's Cup.
Received the "2018 J-League Fair Play Award" in both J1 League and J3 League.
2019 Despite keeping the possibility of winning until the final match of the J1 League, the season ended in 2nd place. (Best historical ranking)
Finished 16th in the J3 League, reached the quarter-finals of the Levain Cup, and reached the 3rd round of the Emperor's Cup.
Received the "Fair Play Award Takamado Cup" and the "Fair Play Award (J3)" at the 2019 J.League Awards.
Average home game attendance exceeded 30,000 (31,540).
2020 Entered the AFC Champions League in 2nd place the previous year.
After the start of the J1 League, all official matches were postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
The league matches resumed in May with remote matches (matches without spectators) and finished in 6th place.
The AFC Champions League was held in Qatar in November and reached the round of 16.
In the Levain Cup final held on January 4, 2021, they defeated Kashiwa and won the championship for the first time in 11 years.
2021 Kenta Hasegawa, in his 4th season as coach. Shinichi Morishita took over as coach in November.
9th place in the J1 League. Reached the semifinals in the Levain Cup and finished 3rd. Eliminated in the 2nd round of the Emperor's Cup.
2022 Albert Puig Ortoneda took office as coach.
The newly renovated "New National Stadium" hosted the first J1 League match for the sole team, and we had the honor of welcoming a record-breaking 50,994 FC Tokyo home game attendees.
The cheers of the fans and supporters who returned after 869 days.
Finished 6th in the J1 League. Eliminated in the group stage of the Levain Cup. Eliminated in the 3rd round of the Emperor's Cup.