is a Japanese association football
club based in Morioka
. It currently plays in Tohoku League, one of the regional football leagues in Japan, and aims to promote to the J. League
in the future.
" is the Spanish word of "crane", which was used in the mon
of Nanbu clan
of former Morioka han
and later became the local symbol of Morioka.
Initially known as , the team was organized by alumni of Morioka Commercial High School
and Morioka Chuo High School
In 2003, a nonprofit organization
was founded, and the team was reorganized and changed their name to Grulla Morioka
in February 2004 with the intention of achieving elevation to the J. League
Under the new organization, former JEF United
and Oita Trinita
player Shinichi Muto
was invited to coach and captain the team with the company of players from the defunct Villanova Morioka and from J2 league. They played their first match on May 9, 2004, and it could be seen as an introduction to the local press beforehand. They won the second division Tohoku League
in 2004 and moved to the first division in 2005. In the same year, they won their first league championship, which was shared with TDK S.C. Toru Yoshida
has been coaching the team since 2006.
As of 14 July 2011
Club records and statistics