Kamatamare Sanuki

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Kamatamare Sanuki
カマタマーレ讃岐
Kamatamare Sanuki logo.svg
Full nameKamatamare Sanuki
Founded1956;65 years ago (1956)
Ground Pikara Stadium,
Marugame, Kagawa
Capacity30,099
ChairmanNobuhiro Kawamura
Manager Zdravko Zemunović
League J3 League
2020 J3 League, 16th
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season
Emblem was used until 2010 Kamatamare.png
Emblem was used until 2010

Kamatamare Sanuki (カマタマーレ讃岐、Kamatamare Sanuki) is a football club based in Takamatsu, the capital city of Kagawa Prefecture of Japan. They currently play in the J3 League. They entered the J League in 2014 after finishing as runner-up in the Japan Football League in 2013. The first part of their name was coined by combining the Japanese word Kamatama (a type of udon noodle bowl) and the Italian Mare ("Sea"). The second part is what Kagawa Prefecture used to be called. Their name as well as their crest, which also features a kamatama udon bowl, are so unique that the club instantly became one of the best-known non-J. League sides in Japan when announced in October 2005. [ citation needed ]

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History

The club was founded in 1956 as Takasho OB (Old Boys) Soccer Club (高商OBサッカークラブ) by the former students of Takamatsu Commercial High School's soccer club. Since renaming themselves Kagawa Shiun Football Club (香川紫雲フットボールクラブ) in 1991, they have been the leading football club in Kagawa, winning the Shikoku League Championship twice. The club's name changed again in 2000 to Sun Life (サンライフ) Football Club, when a consumer loan company Sun Life signed a sponsorship deal that continued until the end of the 2004 season. In October 2005, after briefly being called Takamatsu Football Club, the club officially announced their intention to rise to J. League status and changed their name to Kamatamare Sanuki. In 2010 they won the non-league treble by winning the Shikoku League, the Shakaijin Cup and the Regional League Promotion Series, and by virtue of the latter they were at last promoted to the Japan Football League.

Record

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
SeasonLeagueTierPosPldWDLPts
1977Shikoku
League
6th1442810
19788th1412114
1979Kagawa
Pref. League
1st?????
19801st?????
1981Shikoku
League
5th1471615
19828th1441213
19832nd16101521
19842nd1465317
19856th1451811
19867th143298
19878th1412114
19887th1450910
19896th1452712
19906th143389
19912nd14101321
19923rd1482418
19932nd14110322
19941st13111123
19952nd1493230
19962nd14101331
19971st1493230
19983rd1464422
199942nd1491428
20004th1481525
20013rd1473424
20022nd14100430
20036th1441913
20043rd1480624
20054th1464422
20061st14121137
20072nd14121137
20081st14131040
20092nd14120236
20101st14122038
2011 JFL 311th331171540
2012 4th32158953
2013 2nd34215868
2014 J2
League
221st427122333
2015 16th4212151551
2016 19th4210131943
2017 19th428142038
2018 22nd427102531
2019 J3
League
314th341091539
2020 16th347101731

Current squad

As of 2 March 2021. [1] 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 Takuya Takahashi
2 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takaharu Nishino
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoya Matsumoto
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Atsuki Satsukawa
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumi Komatsu
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayato Hasegawa
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masataka Nishimoto
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuga Watanabe
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Mark Ajay Kurita
10 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazumasa Takagi
13 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kentaro Shigematsu
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Wataru Sasaki
15 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuki Iwamoto
16 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Watanabe
17 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuma Goto
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryo Nakamura
19 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ikki Kawasaki
20 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taiyo Shimokawa
21 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takaya Yoshinare (On loan from Cerezo Osaka)
22 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Danto Sugiyama (On loan from JEF United Chiba)
23 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ko Ikeda (On loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
24 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Suguru Asanuma
25 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Sawada
27 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoya Hayashi
28 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunta Nakamura (On loan from Montedio Yamagata)
29 FW Flag of Paraguay.svg  PAR Jonathan Matsuoka (On loan from Nagoya Grampus)
30 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Akira Takeuchi (captain)
31 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoya Takeshita
32 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kaisei Matsubara
33 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Genichi Endo

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
- FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryoto Kamiya (at FC Kariya until 31 January 2022)

Honours

In pop culture

The Kamatamare players made cameo appearances in the 2006 film "UDON" directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro .

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