Japan J-League Cup 05/18 10:00 6 Shonan Bellmare vs Jubilo Iwata - View
Japan J-League 05/22 06:00 14 Jubilo Iwata vs Consadole Sapporo - View
Japan J-League 05/25 10:00 15 Vissel Kobe vs Jubilo Iwata - View
Japan J-League 05/29 07:00 16 Jubilo Iwata vs Yokohama F-Marinos - View
Japan J-League 06/18 09:00 17 Jubilo Iwata vs Sagan Tosu - View
Japan J-League 06/25 10:00 18 Kawasaki Frontale vs Jubilo Iwata - View


Japan J-League 05/14 05:00 13 [16] Jubilo Iwata v FC Tokyo [6] W 2-1
Japan J-League 05/06 10:00 12 [9] Cerezo Osaka v Jubilo Iwata [15] L 2-1
Japan J-League 05/03 06:00 11 [1] Kashima Antlers v Jubilo Iwata [12] L 3-1
Japan J-League 04/28 10:00 10 [15] Jubilo Iwata v Nagoya Grampus [12] W 2-1
Japan J-League Cup 04/23 06:00 5 [3] Jubilo Iwata v FC Tokyo [3] W 2-1
Japan J-League 04/17 07:00 9 [15] Jubilo Iwata v Sanfrecce Hiroshima [8] D 2-2
Japan J-League Cup 04/13 10:00 4 [4] Avispa Fukuoka v Jubilo Iwata [2] L 2-1
Japan J-League 04/10 06:00 8 [18] Shonan Bellmare v Jubilo Iwata [14] D 0-0
Japan J-League 04/06 10:00 7 [15] Jubilo Iwata v Kawasaki Frontale [2] D 1-1
Japan J-League 04/02 06:00 6 [4] Kashiwa Reysol v Jubilo Iwata [12] L 2-0
Japan J-League Cup 03/26 05:00 3 [3] Jubilo Iwata v Avispa Fukuoka [2] W 1-0
Japan J-League 03/19 06:00 5 [13] Urawa Red Diamonds v Jubilo Iwata [7] L 4-1


Matches played 50 26 24
Wins 26 15 11
Draws 15 7 8
Losses 9 4 5
Goals for 79 43 36
Goals against 51 26 25
Clean sheets 16 7 9
Failed to score 7 2 5

Wikipedia - Júbilo Iwata

Júbilo Iwata (Japanese: ジュビロ磐田, Hepburn: Jubiro Iwata) is a professional Japanese association football team that currently play in the J1 League. The team name Júbilo means 'joy' in Spanish and Portuguese. The team's hometown is Iwata, Shizuoka prefecture and they play at Yamaha Stadium. For big fixtures such as the Shizuoka Derby with Shimizu S-Pulse and against some of the top teams in J1, Júbilo play at the much larger Ecopa Stadium in Fukuroi City, a venue built specifically for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. They practice at Okubo Ground in Iwata and Iwata Sports Park Yumeria.

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.


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 Brazilian 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.


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.