The High School and U18 Club football Thread

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Dax, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I thought it could be interesting to have this thread to speak basically about U18 club football so that we can have the other threads focused on the NTs.

    these days, there is one of the two "big" HS tournaments in the countries.
    http://www.inter-high-school.tv/

    A quick recap for those who are not familiar:

    High School teams and JLeague U18 teams play either in the Tamado Premier or Prince League* according to relegations and promotions.
    You can have a look here at the Premier league tables and so on.
    The Premier is divided into EAST and WEST blocks, the Prince League into regions such as Kansai, Kanto, Hokkaido, etc.
    *there are also probably other minor regional leagues

    Then, there are two big tournaments, that have pretty much the classic "cup" format (the leagues I just mentioned before are stopped in these weeks).
    These are the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament (the most famous, played in january)
    and the Inter High School Championship which is happening these days.
    JLeague clubs these days instead play the Club Youth Football Championship
     
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  2. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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  3. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    All right, Inter high semifinals time!

    昌平高等学校 vs 船橋市立船橋高等学校
    Shohei vs Ichiritsu Funabashi
    and
    青森山田高校 vs 流通経済大学付属柏高等学校
    Aomori Yamada vs Ryukei Kashiwa
     
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  4. Majster2

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    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    To think that Shohei will be that high... They were one of the best schools in terms of football in Saitama but that's... still surprising. Ryutsu and Funabashi always fight in the finals of the All-Japan winter competition on the Chiba's prefectural level and the team which wins is always one of the favorits to winning it in the winter. I thought that Higashi Fukuoka will show something better but it seems like it was a pretty big shock for them.
     
  5. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    As for the Club Youth, it's Tokyo vs Frontale and Kobe vs Shimizu.

    Take Kubo scored his 3rd goal in the competition in the last minute against Yokohama FC.
     
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  6. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Shohei vs Ichiritsu Funabashi 0-1
    Aomori Yamada vs Ryukei Kashiwa 1-2
     
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  7. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Most videos have been classified it seems.
    http://www.inter-high-school.tv/sports/lists?sports=9

    Just click on the "動画" on the right in blue. The matches available are available in full.
    Quarter finals yet to be added

    Speaking of which... anyone any clue about the Club Youth Football Championship videos? I can't find them anywhere :/. I guess it's because they were on SKY PerfecTV, but it's strange that nobody has uploaded anything anywhere.
     
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  8. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Tokyo - Frontale 5-1 (yes, Kubo scored, the opening goal)
    Kobe - Shimizu 1-3
     
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  9. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Funabashi (one of the favourites) has won this year's inter high, beating Ryukei Kashiwa 1-0.
     
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  10. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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  11. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Tokyo won. 2-0 vs Shimizu




    Yosuke Hanya MVP, Tatsuya Yugo (Shimizu) also got awarded as interesting player.

    The top scorers were:
    KUBO Takefusa (F.C. Tokyo U-18) 5 goals
    TAKI Yuta (Shimizu S-Pulse Youth) 5 goals
    OGASHIWA Tsuyoshi (Omiya Ardija Youth) 5 goals
     
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  12. Interiores

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    Jun 3, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Any interesting player in this year high school tourney?
    Three years ago there is Koyamatsu, but he currently stagnating at Grampus (who doesn't at this appaling team)
    Two years ago we have none, Watanabe Ryoma if you insist
    Last year Nagura Takumi from Kokugakuin Kugayama is the bright spark, quick feet, good spatial awareness, excellent technique, with some flair. Wonder if he's already attached to JLeague club this year?
     
  13. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Well Ryoya Ito went to Urawa, while the Higashi Fukuoka players mostly moved to University for now.
    In regards to this year, Yuto Iwasaki has already signed with Sanga for the next season. He's tearing his local Prince League apart and has been called up often with the Japan U19.
    The player you mentioned is a 1998 so he's still in HS, it does not appear to have signed any precontract.
     
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  14. Interiores

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    Jun 3, 2016
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    Borussia Dortmund
    #14 Interiores, Aug 14, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016
    Nagura? yeah, in last year tourney he's just in his 2nd year
    Ito already made his debut this year
     
  15. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Several guys signed:

    Albirex Niigata defender Teruki Hara Funabashi HS
    Shonan defender Daiki Sugioka from the same school
    Gamba defender Bae Soo-yong from Boin HS and MF Takahiro Ko from Funabashi
    Sanfrecce has made a Pro contract with one of their youth players, イヨハ 理 ヘンリー sorry, I'm not sure how to translate it properly. Tentative "Iyoha Osamu Henry". Defender
    Vissel got Daiki Miya from Biwako Sport College as Special Designated player. Defender
     
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  16. Interiores

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    Jun 3, 2016
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    Borussia Dortmund
    What was that mean?
     
  17. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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  18. Interiores

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    Jun 3, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    The one who emerge from University?
     
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  19. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Japanese-born Ghanaian-Filipino defender Jefferson Tabinas of Toko Gakuen High School is likely to join Kawasaki next season.
     
  20. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Japan
    Never seen him play but it's a popular name
     
  21. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
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    Gamba Osaka has pre-signed Reo Takae, a 1998 midfielder, from Higashi Fukuoka High School.
     
  22. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    They have also pre-signed their U18 captain, Ryotaro Meshino. Interesting player which I've seen a bit, but we'll see how it turns out.
     
  23. xyz1000

    xyz1000 Member

    Jan 8, 2003

    Indeed he has joined. Got the information from a popular blog on Filipino football that includes info on potential national players.

    http://www.jleague.jp/en/news/article/7006/
     
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  24. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Japan
    Sanfrecce has signed Taishi Matsumoto from Shohei High School. This guy scored the winner against Shizuoka in the Inter High.

    Cerezo has signed Musashi Oyama instead, from Sapporo Otani High School (!). Unusual scouting
     
  25. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Japan
    Jubilo Iwata has pre-signed the midfielder Kotaro Fujikawa from Higashi Fukuoka High School. Potentially pretty big player...
     
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