FC Gifu

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F.C. Gifu
Football Club Gifu logo.png
Full nameGifu Football Club Co., Ltd.
Founded2001;20 years ago (2001)
Ground Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
Capacity26,109
ChairmanHiroyuki Miyata
Manager Takayoshi Amma
League J3 League
2020 J3 League, 6th
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season
Gifu Football Club Co., Ltd.

Football Club Gifu, abbreviated as F.C. Gifu (FC岐阜, Efu Shī Gifu) [1] is a Japanese football club based in Gifu, Japan. They play in the J3 League, the third tier of Japanese professional football.

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History

During the Japan Soccer League and former Japan Football League years, the city and prefecture of Gifu were represented by the Seino Transportation Co. (西濃運輸 Seinō Un'yu) works team, which was relegated from the old JFL for the last time in 1997 and folded shortly thereafter.

The modern-day Gifu club was founded in 2001 (Seino's last manager Masayuki Katsuno was among the founders, and a former Seino player, Takashi Umeda, recently returned to town and joined the club following a decade-long stint with Oita Trinita). The club was promoted to the new Japan Football League in 2007 after beating Honda Lock S.C. in the promotion/relegation play-offs.

The team earned third place at the end of the 2007 season, meaning it qualified for promotion to J. League Division 2. On December 3, 2007, J. League approved a promotion for the team for the 2008 season. [2]

The club finished the 2012 season in 21st place, narrowly missing out on relegation to the Japan Football League. [3]

Between 2013 and 2018, the team has constantly been placed in the lower realms of J. League Division 2 and narrowly avoiding relegation until 2019 when they finished last in the league and were relegated to J. League Division 3.

Crest

The team's crest was designed to represent Gifu Prefecture. The top of the crest represents the mountain ranges of the northern part of the prefecture. The flowers are Chinese milk vetch, which are the prefectural flower. Each of the three lines represents one of the Kiso Three Rivers flowing through the prefecture. The banner at the base of the crest is the same as the symbol on the helmet of the victorious Tokugawa clan at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.

League & cup record

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
SeasonDiv.TeamsPos.GPWDLFAGDPtsAttendance/G
2008 J21513th421012204169-28423,7454th Round
2009 1812th511614216272-10624,302Quarter-final
2010 1914th36136173245-13453,1082nd Round
2011 2020th3866263983-44244,1202nd Round
2012 2221st42714212755-28354,2702nd Round
2013 2221st42910233780-43374,5252nd Round
2014 2217th421310195461-7497,5842nd Round
2015 2220th42127233771-34436,1792nd Round
2016 2220th42127234771-24435,6621st Round
2017 2218th421113185668-12466,9773rd Round
2018 2220th42119224462-18426,8583rd Round
2019 2222nd4279263378-45306,6922nd Round
2020 J3186th3416810503911562,643Did Not Qualify
Key

Current squad

As of 16 March 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 Michiya Okamoto
2 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Wataru Hashimoto
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tadashi Takeda
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kentaro Kai
5 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Paulão
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shohei Mishima
7 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Toma Murata
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kensei Nakashima
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hirofumi Yamauchi
10 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shota Kawanishi
11 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Lelêu
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuya Honda
15 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Bright Machida
16 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuta Togashi
17 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumi Fujitani
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kohei Hattori
20 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazushige Kirihata (On loan from Kashiwa Reysol)
21 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuya Matsumoto
22 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tetsuya Funatsu
23 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryotaro Onishi
24 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shohei Aihara
25 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yoshiatsu Oiji
26 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Arata Koyama
27 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Natsu Motoishi
28 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Haruki Mitsuda (On loan from Matsumoto Yamaga)
29 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ayumu Matsumoto
30 MF Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Kim Ho
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Cholhwan Ono
41 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryohei Yoshihama
42 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yōsuke Kashiwagi

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This is the reserve team, they play in the Tōkai Adult League Division 1.

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References

  1. "Club profile". FC Gifu. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. "Jリーグ.jp(日本プロサッカーリーグ):Jリーグ.jp". Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  3. "FC Gifu club information". 29 December 2012. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. https://www.fc-gifu.com/player/ . Retrieved 1 March 2021.Missing or empty |title= (help)