Kawasaki Frontale (川崎フロンターレ, Kawasaki Furontāre) is a Japanese professional football club based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo. The club plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country.
Kawasaki Frontale Youth Development System
Academy, which is a subordinate organization of J League Kawasaki Frontale. Our goal in this activity is not limited to improving soccer skills.
As society is connected by a wider network, flexibility and diversity will be required for the way players interact with society. The role of sports activities is expanding not only in the local community but also internationally, and attention is focused not only on playing skills but also on their awareness. While firmly pursuing the basic enjoyment of soccer, what kind of influence will the activities of oneself and the team have, and what kind of contribution can be made?
As young people move toward a wider world, they also carry the responsibility of bearing the expectations of the community and community. What is a better player? We will move forward while thinking with you.
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At Kawasaki Frontale Academy, we carry out daily activities based on the philosophy of [FOOTBALL TOGETHER ~ with Kawasaki ~] . One of them, the school, has the concept of “polishing the rough stones of Kawasaki” and focuses on laying the foundation for each school student and developing the characteristics of each student.
Kawasaki Frontale School is being held regularly at 5 venues in Kawasaki City. Click here for more information.
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The Fujitsu Soccer Club was initially established in the year 1955. It was one of the numerous city clubs that made up the Japan Soccer League (JSL), along with Yomiuri (which would later become Tokyo Verdy 1969), Toshiba (which would later become Consadole Sapporo), and NKK SC (now defunct). They were demoted from the JSL Division 1 for the first time in 1978, and they did not return to the top division until 2000, when they were first promoted to the J1 once it was renamed.
They had made it to the top flight for the first time in 1977. JSL Division 2 (1972), Japan Football League Division 1 (1992), and J.League Division 2 are all names of the same competition that the club was instrumental in establishing in Japan (1999). In 1997, Fujitsu’s club transitioned to the professional ranks and changed its name to Frontale, which comes from the Italian word for “front.” Due to the fact that both teams have worked together since March 26, 1997, the previous club crest and color scheme were modeled after those of the Brazilian side Grêmio.
In 1999, the club moved up to the second tier of the J.League and quickly rose to the top of the standings to become the division’s champion. The next year, however, the club finished dead last in J.League Division 1 and was demoted as a result.
They won the title of J2 Champions that year, which earned them promotion to J1 for the second time. Frontale was able to start expanding its power base in the city after its erstwhile competitor city teams moved out of the way or went out of business and were no longer in the way.
In 2006, they finished in second place in J1, which was the highest league position that they had held up to that point. This club competed in the AFC Champions League in 2007, and achieved significant success by being the first Japanese club to qualify for the group stage of the competition, beating Urawa Red Diamonds in the process.
After two scoreless games, the quarterfinal round was decided by a penalty shootout between Iranian Sepahan and Kawasaki. Kawasaki was eliminated. After two other second-place finishes in 2008 and 2009, Kawasaki finally won the title in 2017, coming from behind to upstage bitter rivals Kashima Antlers after they were held to a draw at Jbilo Iwata, 16 seasons and 40 years after their first promotion to the top division. This victory came exactly 40 years after their first promotion to the top division.
Kawasaki has made consistent strides forward and currently contributes players to the national football squad of Japan. In the beginning, the defender Yoshinobu Minowa was chosen in the year 2005. Kengo Nakamura, a midfielder, and Kazuki Ganaha, an attacker, both became new internationals after the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Kengo Nakamura, in particular, found his position after the tournament and has played it ever since, both for his club and for the national team.
Although former goalie Eiji Kawashima made his debut in the East Asian Cup in 2008, he was responsible for allowing one goal to be scored by his J.League teammate Chong Tese, who is a member of the Korea DPR national football team. It was announced in May that Shuhei Terada will also be joining the Japan national squad.