Japan J-League 07/13 10:00 23 FC Tokyo vs Albirex Niigata - View
Japan J-League 07/20 10:00 24 Cerezo Osaka vs Albirex Niigata - View
Japan J-League 08/07 10:00 25 Albirex Niigata vs Jubilo Iwata - View
Japan J-League 08/12 10:00 26 Albirex Niigata vs Kyoto Sanga FC - View
Japan J-League 08/17 10:30 27 Avispa Fukuoka vs Albirex Niigata - View
Japan J-League 08/25 10:00 28 Albirex Niigata vs Machida Zelvia - View


Japan FA Cup 07/10 10:00 9 V-Varen Nagasaki v Albirex Niigata L 6-1
Japan J-League 07/06 09:30 22 [14] Albirex Niigata v Sagan Tosu [17] L 3-4
Japan J-League 06/29 05:00 21 [20] Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo v Albirex Niigata [16] W 0-1
Japan J-League 06/26 10:00 20 [5] Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Albirex Niigata [15] D 1-1
Japan J-League 06/22 09:00 19 [15] Albirex Niigata v Kawasaki Frontale [14] D 2-2
Japan J-League 06/16 09:00 18 [2] Kashima Antlers v Albirex Niigata [15] D 1-1
Japan FA Cup 06/12 10:00 8 Albirex Niigata v Giravanz Kitakyushu W 7-5
Japan J-League Cup 06/09 09:00 636 V-Varen Nagasaki v Albirex Niigata D 1-1
Japan J-League Cup 06/05 10:00 636 Albirex Niigata v V-Varen Nagasaki W 2-1
Japan J-League 06/01 06:00 17 [1] Machida Zelvia v Albirex Niigata [16] W 1-3
Japan J-League 05/25 07:00 16 [15] Albirex Niigata v Avispa Fukuoka [11] L 1-2
Japan J-League Cup 05/22 10:00 9 Blaublitz Akita v Albirex Niigata W 0-2


Matches played 44 20 24
Wins 15 5 10
Draws 17 10 7
Losses 12 5 7
Goals for 57 31 26
Goals against 58 31 27
Clean sheets 12 3 9
Failed to score 8 2 6

Wikipedia - Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata (アルビレックス新潟, Arubirekkusu Nīgata) is a professional football club based in Niigata, Japan. Formed in 1955 as Niigata Eleven SC, it was renamed Albireo Niigata FC in 1995, and Albirex Niigata in 1997. They currently play in J1 League after promoted from J2 League as champions in 2022.


For many years it had been a local autonomous amateur club, Niigata 11, that could never hope to see the light of day in an old Japan Soccer League dominated almost entirely by company teams. The creation of the J. League spurred the club to rise, and in the 1990s it began climbing fast through the divisions.

In 1998, Albirex Niigata joined the Japan Football League, and was merged into the J2 League after its creation in 1999. The team gradually became competitive and in 2001 and 2002 it came close to getting promoted to J1 and in 2003, it became the champion of J2 and finally joined the top flight.

Name changed

The team name is made from combining the star Albireo of the constellation Cygnus (the Swan) and the Latin word Rex meaning 'king'. In 1997, due to copyright issues, the team name was changed from Albireo Niigata to the current Albirex Niigata.

Team name transition

  • Niigata Eleven SC (Soccer Club) (1955)
  • Albireo Niigata FC (1995)
  • Albirex Niigata (1997)
Albirex Niigata is a professional soccer team based in Niigata, Japan. The team was founded in 1955 and currently competes in the J2 League, the second tier of Japanese soccer. The team's colors are white and black, and they are known for their strong defensive play and disciplined tactics on the field.

Albirex Niigata has a dedicated fan base and plays their home matches at the Denka Big Swan Stadium, which has a seating capacity of over 42,000. The team has a strong youth development program and has produced several talented players who have gone on to represent Japan at the international level.

Albirex Niigata has a rich history in Japanese soccer and has achieved success in various domestic competitions. The team has a reputation for playing attractive, attacking soccer and has a strong emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship. Overall, Albirex Niigata is a respected and competitive team in Japanese soccer, with a bright future ahead.