Monday, 23 May 2022

Tokyo Dorompa

After resolutely avoiding the entire concept of "mascots" for the first ten years of its existence, FC Tokyo finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, in 2009, and adopt their own childish, blatantly commercial excuse to bilk fans of their hard-earned money cute, cuddly character to provide a focus for the pride and enthusiasm of the fans.

The delay in choosing a mascot was useful in allowing Tokyo to learn from the success and failure of other clubs. Eventually the team settled on a tanuki (raccoon dog) mascot named  "Tokyo Dorompa". The design is very appealing to young and old alike. Dorompa manages to look both innocent and naughty at the same time. Perhaps the cheeky appearance is understandable, since tanuki are reputed to have large, oversized... ermm... chestnuts.

Welcome to the club, Dorompa-kun. But watch out for those squirrels


FC Tokyo -- Team Uniforms (2000-present)

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1996 (H) 1997 (H) 1999 (H) 1999 (A) 2000 (H) 2000 (A)
2001 (H) 2001 (A) 2002-03 (H) 2002-03 (A) 2004 (H) 2004 (A)
2005 (H) 2005 (A) 2006 (H) 2006 (A) 2007 (H) 2007 (A)
2008 (H) 2008 (A) 2009 (H) 2009 (A) 2010 (H) 2010 (A)
2011 (H) 2011 (A) 2012 (H) 2012 (A) 2013 (H) 2013 (A)
2014 (H) 2014 (A) 2015 (H) 2015 (A) 2016 (H) 2016 (A)
2017 (H) 2017 (A) 2018 (H) 2018 (A) 2019 (H) 2019 (A)