Ehime FC

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Ehime FC
愛媛FC
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Full nameEhime Football Club
Founded1970;51 years ago (1970)
Ground Ningineer Stadium
Matsuyama, Ehime
Capacity21,401
ChairmanFumio Kamei
Manager Noritada Saneyoshi
League J2 League
2020 J2 League, 21st
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Ehime Football Club (愛媛フットボールクラブ) is a professional football club based in Matsuyama, the capital city of Ehime Prefecture of Japan. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, the club now plays in J2 League.

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History

The club was founded in 1970 as Matsuyama Soccer Club and renamed itself as Ehime Football Club in 1995. [1] For many years it competed in the regional and prefectural league, as Matsuyama was represented in the Japan Soccer League by the local club belonging to the Teijin company.

Ehime F.C. was promoted to the Japan Football League in 2003. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, Ehime now plies its trade in J. League Division 2.

On November 28, 2007, Ehime pulled off a major shock by consigning the Urawa Red Diamonds, the AFC Champions League 2007 winners, to a fourth-round exit from the Emperor's Cup courtesy of a 2–0 win on Urawa's home soil, Urawa Komaba Stadium. [2]

Record as J. League member

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
SeasonDiv.TeamPos.Attendance/G Emperor's
Cup
2006 J2139th4,1394th round
2007 1310th3,317Quarter-final
2008 1514th3,7044th round
2009 1815th3,6942nd round
2010 1911th4,3862nd round
2011 2015th3,4754th round
2012 2216th3,6292nd round
2013 2217th3,9502nd round
2014 2219th3,8204th round
2015 225th3,7713rd round
2016 2210th4,0893rd round
2017 2215th3,8663rd round
2018 2218th3,1612nd round
2019 2219th3,7802nd round
2020 2221st1,512Did not qualify
Key

Honours

Current squad

As of May 1, 2021. [4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masahiro Okamoto
2 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Nobuhisa Urata
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taishi Nishioka
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Jurato Ikeda
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takanori Maeno (captain)
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daiki Kogure
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shigeru Yokotani
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumu Kawamura (On loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
9 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryosuke Maeda
10 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yoshiki Fujimoto
11 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takashi Kondo (On loan from Omiya Ardija)
13 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuya Iwai
14 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Makito Yoshida
16 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroto Tanaka
No.Pos.NationPlayer
17 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daiki Enomoto (On loan from Nagoya Grampus)
18 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Go Nishida
19 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kyoji Kutsuna
20 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Rikiya Motegi
23 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuma Mihara
26 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Sota Watanabe
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shugo Tsuji
32 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Haruki Yoshida
33 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Koji Yamase
35 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoki Otani (On loan from Machida Zelvia)
37 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yota Akimoto (On loan from Shonan Bellmare)
38 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shoji Toyama (On loan from Gamba Osaka)
39 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Uchida
41 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kentaro Moriya

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taichi Kato (On loan at Gamba Osaka)

Managers

ManagerNationalityTenure
StartFinish
Takashi Onishi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 February 200131 January 2005
Kazuhito Mochizuki Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 February 200514 September 2009
Ivica Barbarić Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 15 September 200915 November 2012
Kiyotaka Ishimaru Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 February 201331 January 2015
Takashi Kiyama Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 February 201531 January 2017
Shuichi Mase Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 February 201715 May 2018
Kenta Kawai Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 15 May 201831 January 2021
Shigenari Izumi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 February 20214 April 2021 [5]
Noritada Saneyoshi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 7 April 2021 [6]

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