Japan J2-League 10/01 05:00 37 Jubilo Iwata vs V-Varen Nagasaki - View
Japan J2-League 10/07 05:00 38 Shimizu S-Pulse vs Jubilo Iwata - View
Japan J2-League 10/22 05:00 39 Tokushima Vortis vs Jubilo Iwata - View
Japan J2-League 10/28 05:00 40 Jubilo Iwata vs Tokyo Verdy - View
Japan J2-League 11/04 05:00 41 Jubilo Iwata vs Mito Hollyhock - View
Japan J2-League 11/12 04:00 42 Tochigi SC vs Jubilo Iwata - View


Japan J2-League 09/24 04:00 36 [10] Fagiano Okayama v Jubilo Iwata [3] L 2-1
Japan J2-League 09/16 10:00 35 [2] Jubilo Iwata v Renofa Yamaguchi [19] D 0-0
Japan J2-League 09/09 10:00 34 [2] Jubilo Iwata v Omiya Ardija [22] W 3-2
Japan J2-League 09/02 10:00 33 [13] Blaublitz Akita v Jubilo Iwata [2] D 1-1
Japan J2-League 08/26 10:00 32 [2] Jubilo Iwata v JEF Utd Chiba [11] L 2-3
Japan J2-League 08/19 09:00 31 [7] Ventforet Kofu v Jubilo Iwata [2] W 0-1
Japan J2-League 08/12 09:00 30 [1] Machida Zelvia v Jubilo Iwata [2] L 2-1
Japan J2-League 08/06 10:00 29 [2] Jubilo Iwata v Vegalta Sendai [14] W 4-1
Japan J2-League 07/29 09:00 28 [17] Iwaki SC v Jubilo Iwata [2] W 0-1
Japan J2-League 07/23 10:00 27 [8] Thespa Kusatsu v Jubilo Iwata [2] D 1-1
Japan J2-League 07/16 10:00 26 [3] Jubilo Iwata v Fujieda MYFC [9] W 4-1
Japan FA Cup 07/12 10:00 9 Jubilo Iwata v Vissel Kobe L 2-5


Matches played 49 25 24
Wins 21 9 12
Draws 14 9 5
Losses 14 7 7
Goals for 79 46 33
Goals against 61 38 23
Clean sheets 13 5 8
Failed to score 7 3 4

Wikipedia - Júbilo Iwata

Júbilo Iwata (Japanese: ジュビロ磐田, Hepburn: Jubiro Iwata) is a Japanese professional football team based in Iwata, located in Shizuoka Prefecture. They currently play in the J2 League, Japan's second tier of professional league football.


Origins and rise to the top

The team started out as the company team for Yamaha Motor Corporation in 1970. After making its way through the Shizuoka and Tōkai football leagues, it played in the Japan Soccer League until it reorganized as the J.League at the end of 1992.

Their first glory happened when they won both the Emperor's Cup and promotion as champions of the JSL Division 2 in 1982. They won their first Japanese league title in the 1987/88 season. Due to problems in the upcoming professionalization, Yamaha decided to relegate themselves and not be one of the J.League founder members.

They finished in 2nd place of the JFL 1st division, a division below the top flight, in 1993 and were promoted to the J1 league for 1994. The team welcomed Marius Johan Ooft as its manager, as well as the Brazil national team captain Dunga and a number of foreign players to build a winning team. Dunga's football philosophy deeply influenced the club, initially as a player and currently as an advisor.

Glory years

In a seven-year period between 1997 and 2003, the club won a number of titles relying on Japanese players instead of foreigners who may leave on a transfer during the middle of the season. Within this period Júbilo won the J.League title three times, finished second three more and won each of the domestic cup competitions once. In 1999 they were also crowned Champions of Asia after winning the final match against Esteghlal F.C. and 121.000 spectators in Azadi Stadium.

In one of the most fruitful periods in J.League history, Júbilo broke several records and created some new ones. Amongst these are the most goals scored in a season (107 in 1998); the fewest goals conceded in a season (26 in 2001); the biggest goal difference (plus 68 goals in 1998); and the largest win (9–1 against Cerezo Osaka in 1998). In 2002, the team won both stages of the championship, a first in J.League history, and the same year the team had a record seven players selected for the J.League Team of the Year. All of these records still stand today.

Between 1997 and 2003 Iwata were one of the most successful teams in the J. League. Over this seven-year spell Jubilo finished outside the top two of J1 just once, winning the league title on three occasions. This period also saw a number of cup final appearances, including winning the Emperor’s Cup, the J. League Cup, and the Asian Champions League once each.

Post-glory years

Yamaha Stadium Júbilo Iwata

Since their last cup triumph in the 2003 Emperor's Cup, the squad which took them to such heights began to age. Without similarly skilled replacements coming through the youth team or from outside, Júbilo's power started to fade, and in 2007 the club ended the season in a record worst position of 9th. Perhaps more concerning to Júbilo supporters is their eclipse in recent seasons by bitter local rivals Shimizu S-Pulse who, in ending the season above Júbilo every year since 2006, have become Shizuoka prefecture's premier performing team. In 2008 they finished 16th out of 18 – their lowest position in the 18-club table – but kept their J1 position by defeating Vegalta Sendai in the promotion/relegation playoff.

In 2013 season, it took them until 8th week to make their first win in the league matches, and never move up higher than 16th since they were ranked down to 17th as of the end of 5th week. Then eventually suffered their first relegation to 2014 J.League Division 2 after they were defeated by Sagan Tosu at their 31st week match. Júbilo were promoted back to J1 in 2015 after finishing runners-up. After an 18th place finish in 2019, Iwata were relegated to J2 for 2020. The following year, Júbilo won J2 and were promoted for the 2022 J1 League season.

On 2022, Júbilo couldn't find their way into success throughout the season, with forgettable campaigns being made in each competition. In the J.League Cup, the team saw an early elimination at the group stage, finishing third at their group after losing half their matches. In the Emperor's Cup, they were eliminated in the Round of 16 by Tokyo Verdy at extra-time, despite looking promising after 5–2 win against Matsumoto Yamaga on the 2nd round. In the J1 League, their situation became worse, staying the last 16 rounds of the league season without leaving the relegation zone, having the relegation to the J2 confirmed on the penultimate round.

On 19 October 2022, Júbilo Iwata announced through their media accounts that for both transfers windows of the 2023 season, the club would be unable to make new signings after a ban was imposed by FIFA and the CAS. The ban, however, didn't applied to youth team promotions of Júbilo's academy system, and for players returning from loan transfers. The decision was made based on issues regarding Fabián González's contract with the club, as the player supposedly cancelled a contract signed with an unnamed Thai club without a justifiable reason. According to Júbilo, at the time of his signing (in the pre-season) they were unaware of the previous contract González signed with the Thai club. The situation became public after the Thai club left a complaint highlighting the transfer issue situation to FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber on April 2022. González was also imposed a punishment by FIFA, being suspended from any participation in official matches for four months. The transfer ban also led to a provisional contract cancellation of Shu Morooka on 17 November 2022, who had during the season signed a provisional contract for the 2023 season, after graduating from university. Then, on the same day, it was announced he would join Kashima Antlers instead. Later on 20 December, the club filed an appeal about the CAS decision over the subject, but it was denied on 22 December.

Jubilo Iwata is a professional soccer team based in Iwata, Japan. The team was founded in 1970 and has since become one of the most successful teams in Japanese soccer history. Jubilo Iwata has won multiple domestic titles, including three J.League titles, three Emperor's Cup titles, and one J.League Cup title.

The team's home stadium is Yamaha Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 15,165. The team's colors are blue and white, and their mascot is a blue and white bird named Jubi-kun.

Jubilo Iwata has a strong reputation for developing young talent and has produced several notable players who have gone on to play for the Japanese national team. The team's playing style is characterized by quick, attacking football, with an emphasis on possession and fluid movement.

Overall, Jubilo Iwata is a respected and successful team in Japanese soccer, with a loyal fan base and a commitment to developing young talent and playing attractive football.