Tokyo Verdy officially announced the signing of the Indonesian national team left-back, Pratama Arhan. The club formerly named Verdy Kawasaki is a historic team in the Japanese League.
Tokyo Verdy announced the transfer of Pratama Arhan on Wednesday (16/2/2022) morning WIB. They said that Arhan was obtained through a full transfer process from PSIS Semarang.
“We are pleased to inform you that Arhan, who is a member of PSIS Semarang , has decided to join Tokyo Verdy in full transfer,” the club said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Arhan’s arrival will adjust to the schedule due to immigration restrictions. After undergoing a waiting period and medical examination, Arhan will sign a contract with the 2nd Division club in the Japanese League.
Tokyo Verdy Club Profile
Full name Tokyo Verdy 1969 Football Club now they compete in the second division of the Japanese League aka J2 League. The last time the club was based at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, it competed in the J1 League in the 2008 season.
In that season, they finished 17th out of 18 participating teams so forced to be relegated to the J2 League. Although currently competing in the J2 League, this team is one of the historic clubs in Sakura Country football.
The club was formed in 1996 as Yomiuri FC. They reached the peak of their success in 1983-1994 when strengthened by famous players such as Kazuyoshi Miura, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa and Ruy Ramos. Together with these stars they had won the Japanese League title for four consecutive seasons, namely in 1990-1994.
At that time Verdy was headquartered in the Kawasaki area so it had the name Verdy Kawasaki. They are claimed to be one of the most successful clubs in Japan with two Japanese League titles, five Times Emperor’s Cup winners, six Japanese Super Cups and one Asian Champions Cup.
After a golden age, Verdy then slumped and could not compete in the top flight. Verdy then returned to Tokyo, and dropped to the second division after the end of the 2005 season.
Having returned to compete in the Japanese League 1 in 2008, Verdy was then relegated again and until now still struggling in the J2 League. Today, Tokyo Verdy is headquartered at Ajinomoto Stadium which is a stadium with a capacity of 50,000 spectators. They share the stadium with FC Tokyo.
Later the stadium will be a stage for Pratama Arhan to show his game in the J2 League.