One of the youngest teams in the J-League they were formed just before J-league started, but since then have remained in the division without ever being relegated and have been one of the more competitive teams since then without ever winning the league.
Faring better in Cup competitions they have won the Emperors cup, J-League Cup and Asian Champions League and made numerous other finals.
They will be looking to qualify for the continental competition again in 2011 and have brought in some talented youngsters to build towards this.
Based : Shimizu, Shizuoka.
Stadium : Nihondaira Stadium (51349)
Years in J-League 1 : 18 (Highest 2nd 1999)
Years in J-League 2 : 0
English fansite : S-Pulse Ultras UK