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Tokyo Verdy was founded as a club team in 1969 with the aim of being the first Japanese professional soccer team. We'll present the progress of the club from then on.
Verdy appeared as Japan's first "club team" with the aim of being professional in 1969, when Japan's top league was still content with being at the amateur sports level. It's said that the offensive style, backed by a technique with a polished sense of high professionalism from all the members, had an astonishing impact on Japanese soccer at the time. Together with its steady advance without remaining in the same place, it changed the style of Japanese soccer.
Verdy also quickly implemented the enhancement of the infrastructure currently stipulated by the J League, and activities rooted in the local region. With that and their dislike of falling behind, they have offered up a golden record of soccer innovation (reformers), persisting with a unique style which is sometimes said to be maverick.

Year Events Titles Captured
1960’s Founding of “Yomiuri Soccer Club”. Completed construction of four natural soccer pitches at Yomiuri Land.
Completed construction of four natural soccer pitches at Yomiuri Land.
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Champions of Tokyo Metropolitan Soccer League B
1970’s Affiliated with Division 2 of the Japan Soccer League, founded in 1972.
Experienced dramatic growth after George Yonashiro and Ramos (then Ruy Ramos) join squad. After being perennial contenders for several seasons, achieved promotion to Division 1 in 1978.
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Champions of Tokyo Metropolitan Soccer League A
Champions of Japan Soccer League Division 2 (twice)
Champions of Japan Soccer League Cup
1980’s Academy teams win championships at all age levels. In 1983, won first JSL Division 1 title. In 81, formed women’s team “Yomiuri Beleza”. Champions of Japan Soccer League Division 1 (three times)
Champions of Japan Soccer League Cup
Participants in Emperor’s Cup (twice)
1990’s Became one of the founding teams of the J League and in 1992, changed name to Verdy Kawasaki“. From 1992, became champions of the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for three consecutive seasons. After being crowned champions in the inaugural season of the J League, won a second consecutive title in 1994. Crowned campions of the Emperor’s Cup in 1996. Champions of Japan Soccer League Division 1
J League Suntory Champions (twice)
Champions of J League Nicos Series (twice)
Champions of J League Yamazaki League Cup (three times)
Champions of Emperor’s Cup
2000’s In 2001, moved home ground to Tokyo and changed name to “Tokyo Verdy 1969”. In 2005, relegated to division 2 for the first time in the club’s history. Returned to the first division in 2008 but were immediately relegated for a second time. In September 2009, Nihon TV withdrew from management and the club became a municipal club with no parent company. Champions of Emperor’s Cup
2010’s With support from the J League, overcame danger of financial collapse and began rebuilding under the leadership of Club President Hideyuki Hanyu. After a difficult period in which club suffered lowest ever league finish, recovered in 2017 under new manager Lotina and competed in the J1 promotional playoff.

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