Yokohama F. Marinos (横浜F・マリノス, Yokohama Efu Marinosu) is a Japanese professional football club based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The club competes in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country.
Yokohama F. Marinos Youth Development System
Yokohama F. Marinos has been running a training organization since 1986 with the aim of producing not only the top teams of Yokohama F. Marinos but also players who are active in the world. As of February 1, 2019, 10 people have been registered as players in the Marinos Stop team, and more than 50 people from the J.League have been registered as players.
Yokohama F. Marinos established a training organization in 1986, before the opening of the J-League, and has trained many players ever since. In order to accelerate the training of players who are active in Europe and the world like Mike Havenaar, including Manabu Saito, who was selected as the representative of Japan, we will continue to discover and acquire talents with abundant future potential, appropriate training and match experience, and overseas. We will accumulate experience and our experienced coaching staff will hone their talents.
We look forward to your continued support in the training strengthening department and training promotion department.
The selection class will be taught in earnest to develop players who will be accepted in the J-League in the future.
All courses will be selected by selection, registered as a team of Yokohama F. Marinos, and will continue to work.
- Primary (elementary school student selection)
- Junior youth (selection of junior high school students)
- Youth (high school student selection)
A selection will be held once a year through open recruitment. It is also possible to participate in a selection of outside students. Youth (high school students) are only selected through scouts. Recruitment official news can be found by clicking here.
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Fureai Soccer Project
The “Fureai Soccer Project” started in 2000 and is mainly active in the home towns of “Yokohama, Yokosuka, and Yamato.” From children aged one and a half to seniors in their 70s, we carry out activities to convey the joy of soccer and the importance of physical activity regardless of age, disability, beginners or experienced soccer players. increase.
Additional program information can be found by clicking here.
The club was originally founded in 1972 as the Nissan Motor Football Club and had its headquarters in Yokohama. In 1976, they were given promotion to the Division 2 of the Japan Soccer League. They did what needed to be done, such as cultivating cordial relationships with the local secondary schools and colleges and establishing junior teams for students in elementary and secondary schools, in order to become a successful team. The club won the championships in 1988 and 1989, as well as the JSL Cup and Emperor’s Cup, becoming the first to do so in Japan.
At the time, these were the three most important events in Japan. The team was managed by Shu Kamo, who was the first paid or professional team manager in Japan. It was one of the first teams to join the J. League when it was established in 1991. (“Original Ten”[a]). After suffering the loss of one of their key sponsors in 1998, it was revealed that their crosstown rivals, the Yokohama Flügels, would be merging with the Marinos. Since that time, the name was given an additional letter to indicate that it is also a club for Flügels.
A significant number of Flügels supporters were opposed to the merger and instead held the mistaken belief that their club had been absorbed by Marinos. As a direct consequence of this, they decided against following F. Marinos and instead founded Yokohama FC, which would go on to become F. Marinos’ new crosstown opponent. In 2010, Shunsuke Nakamura made a comeback to Yokohama F. Marinos.
The number three uniform for the F. Marinos has been retired after Naoki Matsuda’s departure from the team. As a member of the F. Marinos, Naoki Matsuda had competed in 385 different matches. After completing a 15-minute warmup run, he went into cardiac arrest on August 2, the following year, exactly one year after he left the club.
He fell during training as a result. His condition was described by the medical staff as “very serious.” After two more days, he passed away at the age of 34. As a direct consequence of this, the previous holder of the number 3 on this squad is no longer eligible to use that number in competition. A friendly match between Yokohama F. Marinos and Manchester United was played on July 23, 2013, and Yokohama F. Marinos emerged victorious 3–2. On New Year’s Day 2014, the Yokohama F. Marinos were victorious in the Emperor’s Cup, marking the club’s first victory in the tournament in twenty-one years.
It was revealed on the 20th of May, 2014, that the parent company of Manchester City F.C., known as City Football Group, had made an investment in a minority share of Yokohama F. Marinos, thereby forming a relationship with both the football club and the automobile giant Nissan. The investment is intended to provide an integrated approach to football, marketing, media, commercial, training, and medical care in a manner that is consistent with other investments made by the City Football Group, such as Manchester City F.C., Melbourne City FC, and the New York City FC. City Football Group currently owns 19.95 percent of the existing shares in Yokohama F. Marinos; however, by establishing a Japan-based subsidiary, the company may potentially try to acquire a majority position in the club and gain full control of it.
In 2019, Yokohama F. Marinos was led by Australian coach Ange Postecoglou to a victory that would go down in the annals of J1 League history. At the end of the season, the Japanese forward Teruhito Nakagawa won the awards for J1 League Top Scorer and J.League Most Valuable Player. With his 15 goals, he broke the record for most goals scored in a season in the J1 League.