Jul
11
2007
  • Share it:

Urawa Red Diamonds

Club name: Urawa Red Diamonds (commonly called Urawa Reds)
Founded: 1950 as Shin-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Turned professional: 1992
Home town: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture
Home stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002 (capacity 63,700); Urawa Komaba Stadium (capacity 21,500)
Club colors: Red (kit colors – red shirt, white shorts, black socks)
President: Mitsunori Fujiguchi
Manager: Holger Osieck (since 2007)
Major club honors in J. League:
J. League Nabisco Cup 2003
Emperor’s Cup 2005 & 2006
J. League championship 2006
Major individual honors in J. League:
- Masahiro Fukuda (J. League top scorer 1995)
- Shinji Ono (J. League Rookie of the Year 1998)
- Keisuke Tsuboi (J. League Rookie of the Year 2002)
- Emerson (J. League MVP 2003, J. League top scorer 2004)
- Marcus Tulio Tanaka (J. League MVP 2006)
- Washington (J. League top scorer 2006)
- Guido Buchwald (J. League Manager of the Year 2006)
Major club honors in Japan Soccer League (1965 – 1991):
- Japan Soccer League championship 1969, 1973, 1978 & 1082
- JSL Cup 1978 & 1981
- Emperor’s Cup 1971, 1973, 1978 and 1980
Famous managers:
Holger Osieck (1995-96), Horst Koeppel (1997), Hans Ooft (2002-03), Guido Buchwald (2004-06), Holger Osieck (since 2007)
Famous former players:
Michael Rummenigge (Germany), Uwe Bein (Germany), Guido Buchwald (Germany), Basile Boli (France), Aitor Beguiristain (Spain), Alpay Ozalan (Turkey), Washington (Brazil).
Highest attendance:
62,241 (2 December 2006)
Overall home attendance:
In J. League Division One (1993 – 2006):
5,741,199 (26,290/game). In Division Two (2000): 338,457 (16,923/game)