Bangkok Veterans League
— Team —
• Bangkok United Japan •

Our friends from BU Japan from The Land of the Rising Sun joined the Vets League in Mar/2006, and took it like fish take to water. They were immediately in the thick of things, and living the action by the minute. This went on for the next 6 months, courageously braving the BadCup! month in, month out.

Still, this took nothing away from their resolve, determination and the promise that they will strike gold one day. Their attitude, their dedication, their teamwork is admired by all the teams that play in the League, and the promise was delivered to their doorstep in Nov/2006 and Dec/2006 competitions, in which they won the (then unofficial) Plate! (5th overall) and Shield! (9th overall) trophy respectively.

From the looks of things, there may be "a new kid in town" for 2007!

Team Name: Bangkok United Japan
Short Name: BU Japan
Home Base: Bangkok, Thailand
   • Manager
   • Captain
   • Coordinator


Best Team (with photo on file!):

[Jun/2007] — BU Japan in their distinctive pinky shirts, finishing a record 4th (from the top!). Pictured are:
    Standing: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]
    Front: [6], Hisao, Mori, [9]
*Ranking: 4th among 20 teams

Self Description:

Bangkok United Japan (BUJ) was established in 1998 by one Japanese football-crazy guy, Mr. Matsuda, who has his own private school in Bangkok. He is the owner and also a teacher at his school. However, he was always teaching football to his students every day in his schoolyard instead of mathematics, language, etc. He is one enthusiastic teacher!

Now, BU Japan has over 50 players on the roster, including great players over the age of 50. Of course, the older players's playing style fascinates young players, because they have experienced lots of wonderful games through Vets tournaments, and have many child-like older friends who travel throughout the world to enjoy football.

We are always reminded of the famous phrase expressed by a great German football player that "Football makes children grow to boys, makes boys grow to adults, then makes adults grow to gentlemen." Now, we have to add one more part to that phrase — "Football turns gentlemen into children. "What a great and wonderful sport it is!

Thank goodness for football!

Over the Years:

[Nov/2006] — BU Japan ready as ever. Pictured are:
    Standing: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]
    Front: [6], [7], Mori, Hisao, [10]
*Ranking: 5th among 8 teams

[Dec/2006] — BU Japan in their new pinky kits (love 'em!!) ending up a strong 9th place overall are showing great improvement continuously. We can say they won the (then unofficial) "Shield Division" ..!!! Pictured are:
    Standing: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]
    Front: [7], [8], [9], [10]
*Ranking: 9th among 16 teams

[Feb/2007] — BU Japan, finishing 8th under the leadership of Mori San, are continuously improving their performance month after month. Pictured are:
    Standing: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]
    Front: [6], Mori, Hisao, [9], [10]
*Ranking: 8th among 14 teams

[Mar/2007] — Love those pinky shirts.!

[Jul/2007] — BU Japan and their seemingly shrinking squad.

[Aug/2007] — BadCup! defenders, BU Japan, in their distinctive Ronaldinho Orange.

[Aug/2007] — BU Japan had to rush to a close friend's farewell party, but not before being handed over the BadCup! of this month.

[Feb/2008] — BU Japan, with their huge squad, is enjoying the day, bringing home the 20th overall ranking and no BadCup! this month.

[Mar/2008] — BU Japan tried their best not to win the BadCup!, and finished the day at an healthy 15th overall.

[Apr/2008] — The 15-strong BU Japan, without their legendary leader Mori San, happily grabbed the Shield! (9th overall) trophy.

[Apr/2008] — Wakana San showing off BU Japan's rare Shield! (9th overall) trophy.


Feel free to e-mail to me if you would like to post your own team photo with a fitting commentary.