Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Welcome to Kyoto Sanga FC's unofficial blog. As far as I know this is the first page in English ever dealing with Kyoto's professioanl soccer team.

Kyoto Sanga FC is -I hate to say- a minor club in the Japanese scene. Nonetheless, we had our great moment: an unexpected as much as deserved victory in the Emperor's cup (2002). We have also had in our squad some very popular players (Kazu Miura, Ruy Ramos, Choi Yong-Soo, Ned Zelic...) and we farmed some of the best players who left the J-League to look for fame and fortune in Europe: a name above all: Park (Manchester United).

Kyoto Sanga FC fell back to the Japanese Second Division (J2) last November, at the end of a disastrous season, during which we won only 4 games... Over the summer the team have been beefed-up with some impressive acquisitions, including two former Japan NT players (Morioka and Akita).

Alas... after 9 games in the 2007 season (March to December), here we are again, struggling for promotion, at the moment third, three points behind Sendai.

Next game is on Saturday, at lowly Ehime, the last club to join the J-League system, in 2006.

*** 407 out of 408 posts of this historical blog have been deleted on February 11th, 2013, due to copyright reason. Only the glorious logo and the original first post have been allowed to stay, as a tribute of one of the first all-comprehensive  blogs in English on a Japanese football club.

Kyoto Sanga are still in J2, by the way.