JEF United Chiba

Prefecture Chiba
Stadium/Arena Fukuda Denshi Arena 

JEF United Chiba competes in the J-League, J2 division.

JEF United Chiba is one of the original 10 teams that have participated in the J-League since its inaugural year in 1993, and was JEF United Ichihara at the start of the J-League.

In 2001, JEF finished third in the annual rankings, the team's best result, and in 2003, Ivica Osim was brought in, and JEF finished 3rd in the annual standings (3rd in the 1st stage, 2nd in the 2nd stage), and 4th in the following year.

In 2005, JEF won their first title. After advancing to the final of the Nabisco Cup (J-League Cup), JEF defeated Gamba Osaka in a PK to win their first championship.

The following year, they also won the Nabisco Cup, making it two championships in a row. However, they were relegated in 2010, and since then, they have been fighting in J2.

Team Information

Team: JEF United Chiba
City: Chiba City, Chiba
Team Name Origin: The name "JEF" was coined from the initials of the club's original parent companies, East Japan Railway Company and Furukawa Electric.
Year of Joined the J League: 1991
Titles: J League Cup(2)
Highest Ranking: 3rd (2001,2003)
The player acquired from overseas clubs: Pierre Littbarski(Germany)

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