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Kyoto Sanga FC
Full name Kyoto Sanga FC
Nickname(s) Sanga
Founded 1922; 100 years ago (1922),
as Kyoto Shiko Club
Ground Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium
Ukyō-ku, Kyoto
League J2 League
2018 J2 League, 19th

'Kyoto Sanga FCis a Japanese professional football club based in Kyoto.

The word "Sanga" is a Sanskrit term meaning "group" or "club", often used to denote Buddhist congregations. This reflects Kyoto's tradition of Buddhist temples.

The club was formerly known as Kyoto Purple Sanga with "purple", the colour of the team uniforms, an imperial colour reflecting Kyoto's status as Japan's ancient imperial capital city.

It was decided however that, from 2007, the team will simply been known as "Kyoto Sanga".

The club was started as Kyoto Shiko Club, one of the few proper Japanese football clubs in the sense of being strictly dedicated to football and not being part of a company.

hey are the oldest club competing in the J.League.

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