Japan J-League 07/14 09:30 23 Kyoto Sanga FC vs Urawa Red Diamonds - View
Japan J-League 07/20 10:00 24 Jubilo Iwata vs Kyoto Sanga FC - View
Europe Friendlies 07/28 10:00 - Kyoto Sanga FC vs VfB Stuttgart - View
Japan J-League 08/07 10:00 25 Kyoto Sanga FC vs Nagoya Grampus - View
Japan J-League 08/12 10:00 26 Albirex Niigata vs Kyoto Sanga FC - View
Japan J-League 08/17 10:00 27 Cerezo Osaka vs Kyoto Sanga FC - View


Japan FA Cup 07/10 10:00 9 Shimizu S-Pulse v Kyoto Sanga FC W 1-3
Japan J-League 07/07 10:00 22 [6] Avispa Fukuoka v Kyoto Sanga FC [19] W 1-2
Japan J-League 06/30 10:00 21 [18] Shonan Bellmare v Kyoto Sanga FC [19] W 0-1
Japan J-League 06/26 10:00 20 [19] Kyoto Sanga FC v Kashiwa Reysol [13] D 2-2
Japan J-League 06/22 10:00 19 [18] Sagan Tosu v Kyoto Sanga FC [19] L 3-0
Japan J-League 06/15 10:00 18 [19] Kyoto Sanga FC v Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo [20] W 2-0
Japan FA Cup 06/12 10:00 8 Kyoto Sanga FC v Omiya Ardija W 2-0
Japan J-League 06/01 10:00 17 [20] Kyoto Sanga FC v Cerezo Osaka [9] D 1-1
Japan J-League 05/26 06:00 16 [5] Nagoya Grampus v Kyoto Sanga FC [20] D 1-1
Japan J-League 05/19 05:00 15 [20] Kyoto Sanga FC v Sanfrecce Hiroshima [9] L 0-5
Japan J-League 05/15 10:30 14 [6] Urawa Red Diamonds v Kyoto Sanga FC [19] L 3-0
Japan J-League 05/11 05:00 13 [18] Kyoto Sanga FC v Avispa Fukuoka [12] L 2-3


Matches played 39 19 20
Wins 13 7 6
Draws 9 2 7
Losses 17 10 7
Goals for 45 23 22
Goals against 55 28 27
Clean sheets 11 5 6
Failed to score 13 7 6

Wikipedia - Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga (京都サンガ) is a Japanese professional football club based in Kyoto. The club plays in the J1 League, the top tier of football in the country. Its name "Sanga" comes from the Sanskrit word sangha, a term meaning "group" or "club" and often used to denote the Buddhist priesthood, associating the club with Kyoto's many Buddhist temples.

The club was formerly known as Kyoto Purple Sanga with "purple", the colour of the team uniforms, an imperial colour reflecting Kyoto's status as Japan's ancient imperial capital city. It was decided that, from 2007, the team will simply be known as "Kyoto Sanga". They are the oldest club competing in the J.League.

Kyoto Sanga have won 2 J2 League title and 1 Emperor's Cup.


The club was started as Kyoto Shiko Club, one of the few proper Japanese football clubs in the sense of being strictly dedicated to football and not being part of a company. Like Ventforet Kofu, it could not rise to a Japan Soccer League First Division dominated by company teams; in 1993, after the J.League was created, Kyoto Shiko Club, aided by funds from local new sponsors Kyocera and Nintendo, professionalized (though some players broke away and formed their own clubs, see below) and joined the former Japan Football League under the new name Kyoto Purple Sanga.

First joining the J.League in 1996, Kyoto Purple Sanga hold the dubious distinction of being the League's most relegated side, having been demoted on three separate occasions. Relegation to J2 League occurred at the end of the 2000, 2003 and 2006 seasons; more than any other team. The 2003 relegation happened despite having many national team players such as Park Ji-sung and Daisuke Matsui on its roster, and they eventually left for European clubs.

In December 2007, the club gained J1 League status for the fourth time in their history via the promotion/relegation playoff and therefore shorten its club name to Kyoto Sanga. A 0–2 home defeat to Urawa Reds on 14 November 2010 confirmed Sanga's relegation back to J2, bringing an end to their three-season spell in the top flight.

In 2021 season, Kyoto Sanga secure return to J1 League after an 11-year absence and finish in runner-up. In 2022 season, Kyoto Sanga stay in J1 League after draw 1–1 against Roasso Kumamoto in Promotion Relegation play-offs.

Kyoto Sanga FC is a professional soccer team based in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1922, the team has a rich history and a strong fan base. The team's colors are purple and white, and they play their home matches at the Nishikyogoku Stadium.

Kyoto Sanga FC competes in the J.League, the top tier of Japanese soccer. The team has a reputation for playing attractive, attacking football and has produced many talented players over the years. They have a fierce rivalry with local team Gamba Osaka, with matches between the two sides always hotly contested.

The team's motto is "One Team, One Dream," reflecting their commitment to unity and success. Kyoto Sanga FC has a dedicated fan base known for their passionate support, creating a vibrant atmosphere at their matches. With a strong squad and a winning mentality, Kyoto Sanga FC continues to be a force to be reckoned with in Japanese soccer.