The majority of people are familiar with Samurai Blue, Japan’s national football team that represents the country outside among other nations. Sports in Japan is well favored, having a number of enthusiastic viewers whether in their own houses or stadiums.
But aside from Samurai Blue, there is also a number of other football teams that are Japan prides itself in. One of those football teams is from Yokohama and is actually doing good in building its reputation in the very same sport. Check out the Yokohama F. Marinos to see that there’s more of what Japan has to offer regarding sports!
The Yokohama F. Marinos is a Japanese association football team that participates in the J1 League, the top division of professional football league in Japan, with a total of 23 seasons participated. The team was founded as the company team of Nissan Motors, and is based in Yokohama, Kanagawa.
The Yokohama F. Marinos is one of the most successful teams in the J-League having won the title three times and taking the second place twice with the last being in 2013. In 1988 and 1989, the Yokohama F. Marinos also won all three major tournaments in Japan which included the championships, the Emperor’s Cup and the JSL Cup.
The Marinos Football Academy is a structured system for children who are interested in football. Every student begins with friendly soccer activities where children are able to learn the basic techniques of soccer and get to enjoy it. Every year, there is a selection process where a student can move on to the next level. Those who are selected and continuously portray good skills and discipline are given the chance to be selected into the top team and play in the J-League in the future.
Even though football didn’t originate from Japan, many athletes have done their best to showcase their skills and provide every fan with a great game. The Marinos Football Academy is also a good opportunity for children to learn about the sport and a great chance to become a part of the team in the future!
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