Kashiwa Reysol

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Kashiwa Reysol
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Full nameKashiwa Reysol [1]
Nickname(s)Taiyō-Ō (Sun King)
Aurinegro (Gold-and-black)
Short nameREY
Founded1940;81 years ago (1940) (as Hitachi SC)
Ground Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium ("Hitachidai")
Kashiwa, Chiba
Capacity15,900
Owner Hitachi
ChairmanRyuichiro Takikawa
Manager Nelsinho Baptista
League J1 League
2020 J1 League, 7th
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Kashiwa Reysol (柏レイソル, Kashiwa Reisoru) is a Japanese professional football club based in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The club plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. Their home stadium is Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium, also known as "Hitachidai". Reysol is a portmanteau of the Spanish words Rey and Sol, meaning "Sun King". The name alludes to their parent company Hitachi, whose name is associated with the sun in Japanese. The club was formed in 1940 and was a founding member ("Original Eight" [lower-alpha 1] ) of the Japan Soccer League (JSL) in 1965. Since the league's inception, they have spent nice in the top tier of Japanese football. They have been Japanese League champions twice in 1972 and 2011, and have won three League Cups in 1976, 1999 and 2013, and three Emperor's Cups in 1972, 1975 and 2012.

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History

Hitachi SC (1939–1992)

The club started in 1939 and was officially formed as the company team, Hitachi, Ltd. Soccer Club in 1940 in Kodaira, Tokyo. The club formed the Japan Soccer League (JSL) in 1965, along with today's Urawa Reds, JEF United Chiba, Cerezo Osaka, Sanfrecce Hiroshima and three other clubs ("Original Eight"). [1] They had some successes during the mid-1970s, winning several Emperor's Cups and JSL titles and contributing several players to the Japanese national team.

The club relocated from Kodaira to Kashiwa in 1986, but it took a while to adapt to the new town, as they were relegated to the JSL Division 2 at the season's closing. [2] They made it back to the top flight in 1989/90, but dropped back in 1990/91 and returned again in 1991/92. [1] As the J.League advent had come too soon for them, the club abandoned to be a founding member of the newly formed professional league. The club joined the Japan Football League (called "former JFL") Division 1 in 1992, the second tier of the Japanese football hierarchy following the J.League.

Kashiwa Reysol (1993–)

The club changed its name to Kashiwa Reysol in 1993. Reysol added Careca of the Brazil national football team in the autumn of this year with the aim of winning the JFL champion for promoting to the J1 League. [1] The club struggled, however, with the help of Careca and Brazilian manager Zé Sérgio, they secured the 2nd place in the JFL in 1994 and earned promotion to the top league.

Reysol debuted in the J1 League in 1995. They welcomed Akira Nishino in 1998 who was the former manager of Japan's Olympic team, Hristo Stoichkov of the Bulgaria national football team, and Hong Myung-bo of the Korea national football team. The club won the J.League Cup in 1999, their first title as Kashiwa Reysol. [3]

However, next English manager, Steve Perryman, unsettled the team and the club struggled over the next several seasons. After finishing at the 16th place out of 18 clubs in 2005, the club lost the promotion/relegation play-offs against Ventforet Kofu, the 3rd place of the J2 League, and relegated to the J2 League. [4]

A new manager, Nobuhiro Ishizaki, led an almost entirely new squad in 2006 and the club secured automatic promotion to the J1 League in the last game of the season. [5]

The club was relegated again at the end of 2009. However, once they won the J2 League led by Nelsinho Baptista in 2010 and came back to the top flight, the club won the J1 League in 2011 with some talented footballers such as Hiroki Sakai, Junya Tanaka, Jorge Wagner and Leandro Domingues, and became the first Japanese club to win the second tier and the top tier two seasons in a row. [lower-alpha 2] [6] The club qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup as the host nation's league champion and became semifinalist after defeating Auckland City and Monterrey.

For the period of 2010 through 2014, Reysol won six different titles for five consecutive seasons; the J2 League in 2010, the J1 League in 2011, the Emperor's Cup and the Super Cup in 2012, the J.League Cup in 2013 and the Suruga Bank Championship in 2014.

Rivalries

Marunouchi Gosanke

Historically, Kashiwa Reysol's fiercest rivals have been JEF United Chiba and Urawa Reds, both close neighbors. The three were co-founders of the Japan Soccer League (JSL) in 1965, and spent most seasons in the top tier through the JSL era. Because of their former parent companies' headquarters being all based in Marunouchi, Tokyo, the three clubs were known as the Marunouchi Gosanke (丸の内御三家, "Marunouchi Big Three") and fixtures among them were known as the Marunouchi derbies.

Chiba derby

Reysol and JEF United Chiba first met in 1941 in ancient Kanto regional football league. The two clubs both now based in Chiba Prefecture, and their rivalry is known as the Chiba derby. They annually contest a pre-season friendly match well known as the Chibagin Cup (i.e., Chiba Bank Cup) since 1995.

Others

Reysol also has a rivalry with Kashima Antlers (commonly called Tonegawa clásico), FC Tokyo (commonly called Kanamachi derby) and Omiya Ardija (commonly called Nodasen derby).

Kit and colours

Colours

Kashiwa Reysol's main colour is yellow, like sunshine that is based on the club's name "Sun King". The uniform is yellow-black (called Aurinegro in Spanish) reminiscent of Peñarol or Borussia Dortmund. Reysol is the only top division club in the country to wear yellow-black.

Kit evolution

Record as J.League member

SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.Attendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup AFC FIFA CWC
1995 J11412th16,1022nd round
1996 165th13,033Semi-final4th round
1997 177th8,664Quarter-finalQuarter-final
1998 188th9,932Group Stage4th round
1999 163rd10,122WinnerSemi-final
2000 163rd10,0372nd round4th round
2001 166th12,4772nd round3rd round
2002 1612th11,314Quarter-final3rd round
2003 1612th10,873Group Stage4th round
2004 1616th10,513Group Stage4th round
2005 1816th12,492Group Stage5th round
2006 J2132nd8,3284th round
2007 J1188th12,967Group Stage4th round
2008 1811th12,308Group StageRunners-up
2009 1816th11,738Group Stage3rd round
2010 J2191st8,0984th round
2011 J1181st11,9171st round4th round 4th place
2012 186th13,768Semi-finalWinner Round of 16
2013 1810th12,553Winner4th round Semi-final
2014 184th10,715Semi-final3rd round
2015 1810th10,918Quarter-finalSemi-final Quarter-final
2016 188th10,728Group StageRound of 16
2017 184th11,820Group StageSemi-final
2018 1817th11,298Semi-final3rd round Group Stage
2019 J2221st9,471Group Stage3rd round
2020 J1187th3,484Runners-upDNQ
Key


Honours

League

Cups

International

League history

Total (as of 2020): 47 seasons in the top tier and 9 seasons in the second tier.

Continental record

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2012 AFC Champions League Group H Flag of Thailand.svg Buriram United 1–03–22nd
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 5–10–2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 0–03–1
Round of 16 Flag of South Korea.svg Ulsan Hyundai
3–2
2013 AFC Champions League Group H Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guizhou Renhe 1–10–11st
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Central Coast Mariners 3–10–3
Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–02–6
Round of 16 Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2–5
Quarter-finals Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Shabab 1–12–23–3 (a)
Semi-finals Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 1–44–01–8
2015 AFC Champions League Play-off round Flag of Thailand.svg Chonburi
3–2 ( a.e.t. )
Group E Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3–20–01st
Flag of Vietnam.svg Becamex Bình Dương 5–11–0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shandong Luneng 2–14–4
Round of 16 Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1–22–34–4 (a)
Quarter-finals Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 1–31–12–4
2018 AFC Champions League Play-off round Flag of Thailand.svg Muangthong United
3–0
Group E Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–23–23rd
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tianjin Quanjian 1–13–2
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kitchee 1–01–0

Current squad

As of May 11, 2021 [7]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuji Takahashi
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taiyo Koga
5 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Emerson Santos
6 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunki Takahashi
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hidekazu Otani (captain)
8 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Richardson
9 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Cristiano
10 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ataru Esaka
11 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Matheus Sávio
13 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kengo Kitazume
15 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuta Someya
16 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Haruhiko Takimoto
17 GK Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Kim Seung-gyu
18 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yusuke Segawa
19 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroto Goya
20 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiromu Mitsumaru
21 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masato Sasaki
22 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Dodi
23 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Pedro Raúl
No.Pos.NationPlayer
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoki Kawaguchi
25 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuma Ominami
26 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keiya Shiihashi
27 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masatoshi Mihara
28 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Sachiro Toshima
29 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Rodrigo Angelotti
31 MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Ippei Shinozuka
33 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayato Nakama
35 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Mao Hosoya
36 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuto Yamada
37 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Fumiya Unoki
38 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuma Otake
39 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuta Kamiya
40 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taiei Takanuki
44 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumi Kamijima
46 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Matsumoto
47 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayato Tanaka
48 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Katsuhiro Konno
50 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tatsuya Yamashita

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 Kazushige Kirihata (On loan at FC Gifu)
GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Haruki Saruta (On loan at Yokohama FC)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daichi Tagami (On loan at Albirex Niigata)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Jiro Kamata (On loan at SC Sagamihara)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayate Sugii (On loan at Gainare Tottori)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daisuke Kikuchi (On loan at Tochigi SC)

Club captains

CaptainNationalityTenure
Takahiro Shimotaira Flag of Japan.svg Japan–1998
Hong Myung-bo Flag of Korea (1899).svg Korea1999
Tomokazu Myojin Flag of Japan.svg Japan2000–2005
Yuta Minami Flag of Japan.svg Japan2006–2007
Hidekazu Otani Flag of Japan.svg Japan2008–

Managers

ManagerNationalityTenure
Tokue Suzuki Flag of Japan.svg Japan1965
Masayoshi Miyazaki Flag of Japan.svg Japan1966
Kotaro Hattori Flag of Japan.svg Japan1967–1969
Hidetoki Takahashi Flag of Japan.svg Japan1970–1976
Takato Ebisu Flag of Japan.svg Japan1977–1978
Mutsuhiko Nomura Flag of Japan.svg Japan1979–1981
Yoshiki Nakamura Flag of Japan.svg Japan1982–1984
Yoshikazu Nagaoka Flag of Japan.svg Japan1985–1989
Hiroyuki Usui Flag of Japan.svg Japan1990–1992
Yoshitada Yamaguchi Flag of Japan.svg Japan1993
Zé Sérgio Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil1994–1995
Antoninho Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil1995
Nicanor Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil1996–1997
Akira Nishino Flag of Japan.svg Japan1998–2001
Steve Perryman Flag of England.svg England2001–2002
Marco Aurelio Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil2002–2003
Tomoyoshi Ikeya Flag of Japan.svg Japan2002 (caretaker), 2004
Hiroshi Hayano Flag of Japan.svg Japan2004–2005
Kazuhiko Takemoto Flag of Japan.svg Japan2005 (caretaker)
Nobuhiro Ishizaki Flag of Japan.svg Japan2006–2008
Shinichiro Takahashi Flag of Japan.svg Japan2009
Masami Ihara Flag of Japan.svg Japan2009 (caretaker)
Nelsinho Baptista Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil2009–2014
Tatsuma Yoshida Flag of Japan.svg Japan2015
Milton Mendes Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil2016
Takahiro Shimotaira Flag of Japan.svg Japan2016–2018
Nozomu Kato Flag of Japan.svg Japan2018
Ken Iwase Flag of Japan.svg Japan2018
Nelsinho Baptista Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil2019–

Notes

  1. The Original Eight of the Japan Soccer League (JSL) in 1965 were Mitsubishi, Furukawa, Hitachi, Yanmar, Toyo Industries, Yahata Steel, Toyota Industries and Nagoya Mutual Bank.
  2. Gamba Osaka achieved the same feat three seasons later; won the J2 League in 2013 and the J1 League back-to-back in 2014.

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