2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
5-3-6, 11th in Japanese J League
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3yJohn Duerden, Asia correspondent

FC Tokyo to hire Andres Iniesta impersonator

Iniesta arrived in Japan from Barcelona last month but, after two J-League appearances, has returned to Spain for a few days.

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3yPaul Murphy

Jakkit first Thai to score in J.League

FC Tokyo Under-23 winger Jakkit Wachpirom has made history by becoming the first player from Thailand to score in the J.League.

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4yJohn Duerden

J.League kicks off with China in sight

The 207 J.League started over the weekend with hopes of regaining the spotlight from the Chinese Super League as Asia's top domestic competition.

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5yAssociated Press

FC Tokyo win to open ACL knockout stage

Kota Mizunuma scored twice as FC Tokyo opened the Round of 16 in the Asian Champions League with a 2-1 win over Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.

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5yAssociated Press

AFC CL: Urawa Red Diamonds reach last 16

Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds advanced to the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League after playing out a goalless draw against Sydney FC.

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6yESPN staff

FC Tokyo sign 'Japanese Messi'

The 13-year-old Kubo signed with Barcelona in 2011 to train at La Masia academy but had to return to Japan after the club's transfer ban.

6yMiguel Delaney

Mourinho coy on Chelsea's Muto interest

Jose Mourinho has remained coy about Chelsea's reported bid for FC Tokyo forward Yoshinori Muto but said the club would never sign a player out of purely commercial interests.

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6yESPN staff

Chelsea bid for FC Tokyo's Muto

Naoki Ogane confirmed that the London club have put in a bid for Muto for a fee reported to be in the £4 million region.

2021 J Lge Ladder

TEAMGPWDLGDP
Kawasaki Frontale171430+3145
Nagoya Grampus171124+1035
Sagan Tosu15843+1428
Yokohama F. Marinos13832+1527
Avispa Fukuoka15744+225
Kashima Antlers14734+924
Vissel Kobe14662+624
Urawa Red Diamonds14725-123
Cerezo Osaka15645+422
Sanfrecce Hiroshima16565+121
FC Tokyo14536-318
Tokushima Vortis15528-617
Consadole Sapporo13436-115
Shonan Bellmare14365-215
Kashiwa Reysol14419-713
Shimizu S-Pulse14266-812
Oita Trinita13238-119
Gamba Osaka11146-97
Vegalta Sendai14149-187
Yokohama FC141310-266

RankingsJapanese J League

Goal Difference-313th
Goals Scored215th
Assists0Tied-1st
Goals Conceded2418th