Club founded in October 2013


Registered to the JFA in January 2014

MISSION & Philosophy

  • Create a safe, fun, and challenging environment where players, regardless their nationality, can improve their skills and enjoy the game
  • Make players development a priority by raising their level of confidence and self-esteem while preserving their own character
  • Continue players education by teaching them sports values such as passion, respect, solidarity, humility, fair play etc.
  • Advance players to achieve sports excellence by offering great quality of training based on the french training methods
  • Give the opportunity to foreign players to play football in Tokyo, and to young japanese players to join an international football club
  • Give a chance to talented foreign, binational or even Japanese players with a more western style to perform in competitions in Tokyo

  • Bring together the best and most talented players from international schools and offering them exposure in competitions in Japan

  • Build a competitive international football club in Tokyo that achieves results while mixing up the french, western, and japanese cultures

We are here so international youth football can have a voice in Japan.

We believe that players at FC Nomade will bring something special to Japanese football.


Passion is a fundamental of our concept and approach. Without it, we don’t win games. Everybody must bring some passion to the game to make a difference.


Our curriculum is based on french training methods which aim to improve the players’ technical, physical and tactical skills.


The club has the mission to educate. Players will be taught the values of sports to become responsible and respectful young people.


Nomade is the original idea of the club. We bring together players of all nationalities to create an unique chemistry on the pitch here in Central Tokyo.


Nicolas Dhuez

Head Coach


Speaks french, english, japanese


  • UEFA B Licence
  • DEF (French Diploma delivered by the French Federation of Football)
  • Coever Youth Certificat
  • JFA Diploma Level D
  • JFA Referee Diploma Level 4

Coaching Background:

  • Now Coach U6-U15 at FC Nomade since 2013, Tokyo
  • Now Coach U6-U17 at Aoba International School since 2014, Tokyo
  • 3 years as Coach U6-U17 at FC Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • 8 years as Coach U6-U12 at Lycée Français International, Tokyo
  • 2 years as Coach U8-U12 at FC Brighton, England
  • 3 years as Coach U8-U12 at RC Paris, France

Player’s Background:

  • FC Brighton (3rd Division), England
  • RC Paris (National 1), France
  • FC Metz (Ligue 1), France
  • Selected in U15 and U17 french national team
  • First pro contract at the age of 14 years old
  • Lorraine (champion)
  • Selected in the Paris Île-de-France team
  • Selected in the Hauts-de-Seine team, France
  • ES Nanterre, France
  • Charleval, France


Kevin Le Bras



Speaks french, english, basic japanese


  • JFA Referee Diploma Level 4

Coaching Background:

  • Now Coach U6-U15 at FC Nomade since September 2017, Tokyo
  • Now English Soccer Coach at Global Athlete Project since July 2017, Tokyo
  • Helped as an Assistant Coach U8-U10 at CSMR Outremont, Montréal, Canada
  • Helped as an Assistant Coach U8-U10 at SWFL Adrenaline, Fort Myers, USA

Player’s Background:

  • 2016: CSMR Outremont (PLSQ, semi-pro), Montréal, Canada
  • 2014: South West Florida Adrenaline (USL PDL, semi-pro), Fort Myers, USA
  • 2013-2014: Coastal Carolina University (NCAA Division 1), SC, USA
  • 2010-2013: Vannes OC (Regional 1, National 3, Ligue 2), France
  • 2009-2010: SCO Angers (U19, National 3), France
  • 2001-07: Chamois Niortais FC (U11-U17), France


Étienne Lionel



Speaks french, basic english, learning japanese


  • FFF Coaching Certificate U9-U12, 2009
  • FFF Referee Certificate, 2006-2007
  • JFA Referee Diploma Level 4

Coaching Background:

  • Coach U8-U15 at FC Nomade since September 2018
  • 2017-2018: Education License/Manager, US Bouscat, France

Player’s Background:

  • 2011-2012: SA Mérignac (DHR – 7th division), France
  • 2008-2011: SC Cadaujac (PH – 8th division), France
  • 2005-2008: SC Cadaujac (U18 PH), France
  • 2002-2004: CA Begles (U15 PH), France


Carlos Gonçalves



Speaks PortugueseJapanese, Basic English, Basic Spanish


  • PRO License CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation)
  • International Soccer Course (FFF – Fédération Française de Football) 
  • License  ̈A ̈ CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) 
  • International Soccer Course (ABTF – Brazilian Association Football Coaches) 
  • Scientific and Technic Soccer Information Course (ABTF) 

Coaching Background:

  • 2018 – 2019 Iwaki FC Top Team (Head Coach)
  • 2015 – 2017 Soltilo FC U-15 (Head Coach)
  • 2012 – 2014 Shonan Bellmare Top Team (Assistant Coach)
  • 2011 Montedio Yamagata Top Team (Assistant Coach)
  • 2000 – 2010 Host and lecturer of numerous soccer clinic in Japan Training Center
  • 2010Training Center U-15 of Kakegawa (Head Coach)
  • 2009Training Center U-15 of Shizuoka (Head Coach)
  • 2009 – 2010 KFC Jy U-15 (Head Coach)
  • 2008 Kotoh High School U-18 (Head Coach)
  • 2006 – 2007Fukuroi High School U-18 (Head Coach)
  • 2000 – 2005 NBU University U-21 (Assistant Coach – Head Coach)
  • 1998 – 1999 NBU High School U-18 (Head Coach)
  • 1997 Chiyoda High School U-18 (Head Coach)

Player Background:

  • 1997 A.E. Araçatuba – Araçatuba – SP – Top Team
  • 1996C.A. Bragantino – Bragança Paulista – SP – Top Team
  • 1994 – 1995 ECUS – Suzano – SP – Top Team
  • 1993União Bandeirante FC – Bandeirantes – PR – Top Team
  • 1992ondrina EC – Londrina – PR – U-18
  • 1991Nacional AC – São Paulo – SP – U-17
  • 1990Guarani FC – Campinas – SP – U-16
  • 1980 – 1989 CAP – Pereiras – SP – U-15

Yurie Shimbori

General Manager


Speaks japanese, english


  • Kindergarden Teacher Diploma
  • Childcare Diploma
  • Counseling Diploma (Japan Mental Health Association Psychology Course)
  • Life Coach Certificate (Ginza Coaching School) (Trust Coaching school)
  • Mental training SBT license 3
  • Secretary Diplome


Club Records

U12 U10
2017/18 8th
2016/17 4th 5th
2015/16 5th 4th
U12 U10
2016/17 3rd 3rd
2015/16 1st 1st
2014/15 2nd 6th

Nadia Tournament

2016/17 1st
2015/16 1st
2014/15 2nd

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