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Júbilo Iwata
Logo
Full nameJúbilo Iwata
Nickname(s)Júbilo
Founded1972; 48 years ago (1972)
GroundYamaha Stadium,
Iwata, Shizuoka
Capacity15,165[1]
OwnerYamaha Motor Company
ChairmanYoshirou Takahira
ManagerFernando Jubero
LeagueJ2 League
2019J1 League, 18th
(relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Júbilo Iwata (Japanese: , Hepburn: Jubiro Iwata) is a professional Japanese association football team that currently play in the J2 League. The team name Júbilo means 'joy' in Spanish and Portuguese. The team's hometown is Iwata, Shizuoka prefecture and they play at Yamaha Stadium. For big fixtures such as the Shizuoka Derby with Shimizu S-Pulse and against some of the top teams in J1, Júbilo play at the much larger Ecopa Stadium in Fukuroi City, a venue built specifically for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. They practice at Okubo Ground in Iwata and Iwata Sports Park Yumeria.[2]

One of the most successful teams in the J.League, Júbilo have won the J.League title three times and finished as runners up three times. Júbilo hold the distinction of being Japan's most successful team in international club football, making three successive appearances in the Asian Club Cup final, being champions once and runners up twice.[1]

History

Origins and rise to the top

The team started out as the company team for Yamaha Motor Corporation in 1970. After making its way through the Shizuoka and T?kai football leagues, it played in the Japan Soccer League until it reorganized as the J.League at the end of 1992.

Their first glory happened when they won both the Emperor's Cup and promotion as champions of the JSL Division 2 in 1982. They won their first Japanese league title in the 1987/88 season. Due to problems in the upcoming professionalization, Yamaha decided to relegate themselves and not be one of the J.League founder members.

They finished in 2nd place of the JFL 1st division, a division below the top flight, in 1993 and were promoted to the J1 league for 1994. The team welcomed Marius Johan Ooft as its manager, as well as the Brazilian national team captain Dunga and a number of foreign players to build a winning team.[3] Dunga's football philosophy deeply influenced the club, initially as a player and currently as an advisor.

Glory years

In a seven-year period between 1997 and 2003, the club won a number of titles relying on Japanese players instead of foreigners who may leave on a transfer during the middle of the season. Within this period Júbilo won the J.League title three times, finished second three more and won each of the domestic cup competitions once. In 1999 they were also crowned Champions of Asia after winning the final match against Esteghlal F.C. and 121.000 spectators in Azadi Stadium.

In one of the most fruitful periods in J.League history, Júbilo broke several records and created some new ones. Amongst these are the most goals scored in a season (107 in 1998); the fewest goals conceded in a season (26 in 2001); the biggest goal difference (plus 68 goals in 1998); and the largest win (9-1 against Cerezo Osaka in 1998).[4] In 2002, the team won both stages of the championship, a first in J.League history, and the same year the team had a record seven players selected for the J.League Team of the Year. All of these records still stand today.

Today

Yamaha Stadium Júbilo Iwata

Since their last cup triumph in the 2003 Emperor's Cup, the squad which took them to such heights began to age. Without similarly skilled replacements coming through the youth team or from outside, Júbilo's power started to fade, and in 2007 the club ended the season in a record worst position of 9th. Perhaps more concerning to Júbilo supporters is their eclipse in recent seasons by bitter local rivals Shimizu S-Pulse who, in ending the season above Júbilo every year since 2006, have become Shizuoka prefecture's premier performing team. In 2008 they finished 16th out of 18 - their lowest position in the 18-club table - but kept their J1 position by defeating Vegalta Sendai in the promotion/relegation playoff.

In 2013 season, it took them until 8th week to make their first win in the league matches, and never move up higher than 16th since they were ranked down to 17th as of the end of 5th week. Then eventually suffered their first relegation to 2014 J.League Division 2 after they were defeated by Sagan Tosu at their 31st week match. Júbilo were promoted back to J1 in 2015 after finishing runners-up.

Honours

Domestic

Júbilo Iwata (Professional era)

Yamaha (Amateur era)

 

International

Rivalries

Júbilo's closest professional rivals are S-Pulse from Shizuoka.[5] Júbilo also has rivalries with Kashima Antlers and Yokohama Marinos, with whom they traded the Japanese league championship since the late 1980s. During the Japan Soccer League days they had a more local derby with Honda, across the Tenryu in Hamamatsu, but as Honda has long resisted professionalism, competitive matches between them since 1994 are a rarity.

Record as J.League member

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup Asia
1994 J1 12 8 14,497 Final 1st round - -
1995 J1 14 6 17,313 - 2nd round - -
1996 J1 16 4 13,792 Group Stage 3rd round - -
1997 J1 17 1 10,448 Final Semi-final - -
1998 J1 18 2 12,867 Winner Quarter-final - -
1999 J1 16 1 12,273 Quarter-final Quarter-final CC Winner
2000 J1 16 4 12,534 Quarter-final Quarter-final CC Final
2001 J1 16 2 16,650 Final 4th round CC Final
2002 J1 16 1 16,564 Quarter-final Quarter-final - -
2003 J1 16 2 17,267 Semi-final Winner - -
2004 J1 16 5 17,126 Group Stage Final CL Group Stage
2005 J1 18 6 17,296 Quarter-final Quarter-final CL Group Stage
2006 J1 18 5 18,002 Quarter-final Quarter-final - -
2007 J1 18 9 16,359 Group Stage 5th round - -
2008 J1 18 16 15,465 Group Stage 5th round - -
2009 J1 18 11 13,523 Group Stage 4th round - -
2010 J1 18 11 12,137 Winner 4th round - -
2011 J1 18 8 11,796 Quarter-final 3rd round - -
2012 J1 18 12 13,122 Group stage 4th round - -
2013 J1 18 17 10,895 Group stage Quarter-final - -
2014 J2 22 4 8,774 - 3rd round - -
2015 J2 22 2 10,041 - 2nd round - -
2016 J1 18 13 14,611 Group Stage 3rd round - -
2017 J1 18 6 16,321 Group Stage Quarter-finals - -
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • Source: J.League Data Site

Players

Current squad

As of 5 March, 2020.[6]

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

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
16 Japan FW Seiya Nakano (at Fagiano Okayama)
Japan MF Hiroki Ito (at Nagoya Grampus)

World Cup players

The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup, while playing for Júbilo Iwata:

Award winners

The following players have won the awards while at Júbilo Iwata:

Former players

Players with senior international caps:

Managers

In popular culture

In the Captain Tsubasa manga series, three characters was players of Júbilo Iwata. The midfielders Taro Misaki and Hanji Urabe, and the defender Ryo Ishizaki.

References

  1. ^ a b "Club guide: Júbilo Iwata". J.League. Archived from the original on January 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ [Yamaha Okubo Ground] (in Japanese). Júbilo Iwata. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Brazilian Players: A Long Association with Japanese Soccer". nippon.com. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "J.League Date Site". J.League Official Site. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "DERBY DAY DRAMAS IN THE J.LEAGUE". oneworldsports.com. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "2019 Players". Júbilo Iwata. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ ? [Former Iwata chairman Tadanori Arata dies] (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Ryuichi SUGIYAMA". Japan Soccer Archive. Retrieved 2016.

External links

Achievements
Preceded by
Pohang Steelers
South Korea
Champions of Asia
1998-99
Succeeded by
Al Hilal
Saudi Arabia

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