Gainare Tottori

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Gainare Tottori
ガイナーレ鳥取
SCTottorilogo.png
Full nameSC Gainare Tottori Football
Nickname(s)Gainare
Founded1983;38 years ago (1983)
Ground Axis Bird Stadium
Tottori, Tottori
Capacity16,033
Chairman Masaki Tsukano
Manager Riki Takagi
League J3 League
2019 7th
Website Club website

SC Gainare Tottori (ガイナーレ鳥取, Gaināre Tottori) are a Japanese football club, based in Yonago, Tottori. They play in the J3 League. Their team colour is green.

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Their team name Gainare derives from the Tottori dialect word gaina meaning "great" and Italian sperare meaning "to hope".

Their team mascot was a Japanese horror anime character Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro created by Shigeru Mizuki, a native of Sakaiminato, Tottori.

History

The club was founded in 1983 as Tottori Teachers' Soccer Club (鳥取教員団サッカー部 Tottori Kyōin Dan Sakkā Bu). They opened their gate to players with other professions in 1989, renaming themselves S.C. Tottori. They adopted their current name in 2007.

They were promoted to the Japan Football League after finishing runners-up in the 2001 Regional League play-off. Nonprofit organisation Yamatsumi Sports Club operate the club.

After defeating Arte Takasaki 1–0 on October 3, 2010 in their home stadium, at last they could secure JFL top four after failed attempts on two previous seasons. The confirmation from J. League about their promotion to J2 came on November 29. They won the JFL title on October 24, 2010 with five games remaining.

GeGeGe no Kitaro crest SCTottoriKitaro.png
GeGeGe no Kitaro crest

Stadiums

They play their home games mainly at Axis Bird Stadium in Tottori City. Tottori Soccer Stadium is the only stadium in San'in region that meets the J. League requirements.

In recent years, they also play some games at Fuse Athletic Park Stadium in Tottori City, Matsue Athletics Stadium in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture and Hamayama Athletic Park Stadium in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.

Record as J. League member

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.Attendance/G Emperor's
Cup
2011 J22019th3,692 3rd Round
2012 2220th3,13 3rd Round
2013 2222nd4,097 2nd Round
2014 J3124th3,069 2nd Round
2015 136th1,932 2nd Round
2016 1615th1,898 2nd Round
2017 1717th1,559 1st Round
2018 173rd2,657 2nd Round
2019 187th2,228 2nd Round
2020 185th703Did not qualify
Key

Current squad

As of 20 February 2021.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 Kengo Fukudome
2 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masanobu Komaki
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuya Fujiwara
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Junya Suzuki
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taiki Arai
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masataka Kani
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuya Ando
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuya Taguchi
11 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yu Okubo
13 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ken Tajiri
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoya Uozato
15 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yusuke Ishida
16 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Koki Ishii
17 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoya Senoo
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daichi Ishikawa
19 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takeru Kiyonaga
20 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Koki Harada (on loan from Kawasaki Frontale)
21 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yushi Nagashima
22 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuri Koyama
23 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hikaru Arai (on loan from Shonan Bellmare)
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kei Sakamoto
25 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daichi Akiyama (on loan from Cerezo Osaka)
26 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroto Sese
28 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoki Taniguchi
29 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Asahi Yokokawa (on loan from Shonan Bellmare)
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Koshiro Itohara
34 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayate Sugii (on loan from Kashiwa Reysol)
39 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Koya Tanio

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