Nankatsu middle school soccer club
Nankatsu Middle School
Japanese 南葛中学
Nationality Japanese
Captain Tsubasa Ozora
Achievement 14th, 15th and 16th national middle school tournament champion

The soccer team of the Nankatsu middle school, from the Shizuoka prefecture.

Profile Edit

As Tsubasa entered middle school, he soon made it into the school soccer club. His former teammates from Nankatsu elementary school, as well as some former member of Shutetsu institute soccer team, namely Mamoru Izawa, Teppei Kisugi, Hajime Taki, Shingo Takasugi and Yuzo Morisaki, also followed him. Thanks to Tsubasa, the team won two national middle school tournaments in a row, with both times defeating Kojiro Hyuga's team, Toho academy, in the finals.

During Tsubasa and everyone's third year in middle school, with all of their rivals - the ones they once faced at Yomiuri Land (Juveniles National Championship) - improved from before, Nankatsu had many hard fights to defend their title in order to achieve their V3 dream. First beating Otomo in the Shizuoka prefecture qualification round. Then getting past strong opponents like Soda's Azumaichi, the Tachibana's Hanawa, the "dark horse" Jito and Sano's Hirado and Matsuyama's Furano, Nankatsu made it to the finals, with Toho being their opponent for the third time. Here, there where some adversities, since Tsubasa was heavily injured from both his left shoulder and right leg (left in the manga), who was constantly warned from the physician and the coach to leave the field and also due to both the Drive Shoot and Tiger Shoot quarrelying from one goal to the other.
Nankatsu V3 Toho V1 National Champions

Hyuga and Tsubasa holding the National Championship Flag.

Even so, both team played fair and square even when Tsubasa was injured and Wakashimazu had to defend with only his right arm after receiving two encounters with Tsubasa (one from the Drive Shoot and one in the air where both got injured). Here, Hyuga finally learnt what teamwork meant and also he put at end to his rivarly between him and Tsubasa. With the match undecided (3-3) in both 30 minutes times, they went into extra time, where Tsubasa made a Miracle Drive Shoot and Hyuga in the last minutes made a magnificent Tiger Shot Overhead Kick with the help of Sawada, ending the match 4-4. The National Soccer Assocciation decided both teams to be declared champions, earning Nankatsu their V3 and Toho their first V1 in a Middle School tournament.

The following year, due to the former starting members graduating, the team, consisting of Tsubasa's underclassmen, lost against Shun Nitta's Otomo during the Shizuoka prefecture qualification round.


14th national middle school tournamentEdit

  • [Final] ○ Nankatsu 2 - 1 Toho

15th national middle school tournamentEdit

  • [Final] ○ Nankatsu 1 - 0 Toho ●

16th national middle school tournamentEdit

Shizuoka prefecture tournament

  • ○ Nankatsu 6 - 0 Ito
  • ○ Nankatsu 3 - 0 Kawane ●
  • ○ Nankatsu 7 - 1 Hamanaka ●
  • [Quarterfinal] ○ Nankatsu 4 - 0 Ootaichi ●
  • [Semifinal] ○ Nankatsu 5 - 1 Okabe ●
  • [Final] ○ Nankatsu 3 - 1 Otomo

Final tournament

  • ○ Nankatsu 2 - 1 Azumaichi
  • ○ Nankatsu 6 - 0 Nishikigaoka
  • ○ Nankatsu 3 - 2 Hanawa
  • [Quarterfinal] ○ Nankatsu 4 - 3 Hirado
  • [Semifinal] ○ Nankatsu 3 - 2 Furano
  • [Final] Δ Nankatsu 4 - 4 Toho Δ (aet)

17th national middle school tournamentEdit

Shizuoka prefecture tournament

  • ● Nankatsu lost against[1] Otomo ○

Players Edit

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1 Yuzo Morisaki
2 Masato Nakazato
4 Tsuyoshi Oda
6 Shingo Takasugi
14 Ryo Ishizaki
16 Manabu Okawa [2]
5 Kenichi Iwami
8 Mamoru Izawa
10 Tsubasa Ozora Captain
15 Shogo Yamamori [3]
3 Hiroshi Nagano
7 Hajime Taki
9 Teppei Kisugi

Coach Edit

Managers Edit

See also Edit

  1. All Nankatsu Middle School players had to drop the team since they were preparing for the final examinations to be accepted into Nankatsu High School, and Tsubasa was a temporarily aid for the Nankatsu's coach for the six-month period prior to his flight to Brazil with Roberto Hongo.
  2. Substitute player, only in manga and in Captain Tsubasa (2001, TV series).
  3. Substitute player