F.C. Machida Zelvia

F.C. Machida Zelvia
Full nameF.C. Machida Zelvia
GroundMachida Municipal Athletic Stadium
Machida, Tokyo
Ground Capacity8,924
ChairmanMinoru Moriya
ManagerOsvaldo Ardiles
LeagueJ. League Division 2

F. C. Machida Zelvia (FC町田ゼルビア, Efushī Machida Zelvia) [1] is a Japanese professional football club[2] in Machida in the Tokyo region.[3]


The club was founded in 1977.[3]

In 2010, Machida Zelvia formed a partnership with Major League Soccer's D.C. United. This was the first partnership between a Japanese football club and American soccer club.[4]

In 2012, the club was promoted to the J.League in its second division.[5]


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  1. FC is an acronym. FC stands for "Football Club". In the J-League, the team is one of seven with FC in the club name.
  2. TransferMarkt.co.uk, FC Machida Zelvia; retrieved 2012-7-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Soccerway.com, "F.C. Machida Zelvia"; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  4. D.C. United, "D.C. United to partner with FC Machida Zelvia," March 10, 2010; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  5. McKirdy, Andrew, "Ardiles ready to face new challenge", Japan Times, March 6, 2012; retrieved 2012-3-9.

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