Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Honda FC

The club was founded as Honda Motor in 1971. They were promoted to the Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1975 and to the JSL Division 1 in 1981; the closest they came to the title was in 1985-86 and 1990-91 seasons, when they finished in third place. In 1991 they also made the finals of both the Japan Soccer League Cup and Konica Cup, but lost both times. They also made the Emperor's Cup semifinals in 1990 and 1991. They stayed in the top flight until the conclusion of the league in 1992.

Honda FCX Clarity, the FC

In early 90's, the club considered the possibilities of turning professional and participating in J. League. They sought the merger with their sister club Honda Motor Sayama F.C. and Urawa was chosen as a possible hometown. However, they failed to persuade the owner Honda Motor who insisted they should abide by their principle to concentrate on their core business of automobile manufacturing.

Honda FC Hydrogen Concept Car

As a result of this decision, many players left the club. They played in the newly formed Japan Football League Division 1 in 1992 and finished 9th out of 10. They were relegated to Division 2 where they won the championship in 1993. The 2 divisions of the JFL were merged in 1994 and the club joined the league.

Honda FC Sport

Honda FC Sport Concept - LA

LA 2008: Honda FC Sport Design

The Honda FC Sport

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