Iwate Grulla Morioka competes in the J-League, J3 division.
The team has not been promoted to J2 since joining the J-League in 2014, with its best finish being 5th place in J3. Iwate Grulla Morioka is the first professional sports club to be established in Iwate Prefecture.
Team: Iwate Grulla Morioka
City: Morioka City, Iwate
Team Name Origin:
The club's name, Grulla, means "crane" in Spanish, referring to the "muko crane" family crest of the Nambu clan, lords of the Morioka domain, as well as Morioka's famous "jajamen" noodles and the sound of "ja" in many dialects of the region.
Year of Joined the J League: 2014