Nagoya Grampus

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Nagoya Grampus
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Full nameNagoya Grampus Eight
Nickname(s)Grampus
Founded1939;82 years ago (1939) as Toyota Motor SC
1991;30 years ago (1991) as Nagoya Grampus Eight
Ground Mizuho Stadium
Toyota Stadium
Capacity27,001 (Mizuho)
45,000 (Toyota)
Owner Toyota
ChairmanToyo Kato
Manager Massimo Ficcadenti
League J1 League
2020 J1 League, 3rd of 18
Website Club website
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Nagoya Grampus (名古屋グランパス, Nagoya Guranpasu) (formerly known as Nagoya Grampus Eight (名古屋グランパスエイト, Nagoya Guranpasu Eito)) is a Japanese association football club that plays in the J1 League, following promotion from the J2 League in 2017. Based in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and founded as the company team of the Toyota Motor Corp. in 1939, the club shares its home games between Mizuho Athletic Stadium (capacity 27,000 and the J.League's oldest serving stadium) and the much larger Toyota Stadium in the suburb of Toyota (capacity 45,000).

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The team had its most successful season up to 1995 when it was managed by Arsène Wenger, well known for his subsequent exploits at Arsenal. They won the Emperor's Cup and finished second in the J.League, with Dragan Stojković and Gary Lineker on the team. The 1995 success was eclipsed on November 20, 2010, when the club won its first J.League trophy, under the management of Stojković. [1]

The team's name was derived from the two most prominent symbols of Nagoya: the two golden grampus dolphins on the top of Nagoya Castle, and the Maru-Hachi (Circle eight), the city's official symbol.

History

JSL era

Toyota Motor SC was overshadowed by its colleague Toyota Automated Loom Works SC (founded in 1946 and which was one of the founding members of the Japan Soccer League). When Toyota ALW were relegated to regional leagues in 1968, Toyota Motor saw an opportunity to rise at their expense. [2]

In 1972 the club was founding members of the JSL's Second Division and its inaugural champions. They remained in the JSL until the J.League's founding in 1993. They were relegated to the JSL Division 2 in 1977. After a brief return in 1987–88, they were promoted for good in 1989–90 and remained in the top flight for 26 years, until 2016.

J.League era

Nagoya Grampus Eight was an original member ("Original Ten" [lower-alpha 1] ) of the J.League in 1993. In 1996, future Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger led Grampus to the 1996 Emperor's Cup and a runners-up finish in the J.League, the club's best finish. The team's name "Nagoya Grampus Eight" was changed to just "Nagoya Grampus" at the start of the 2008 season. [2] In 2008, Nagoya appointed former player Dragan Stojković as manager. They finished in third place and qualified for the AFC Champions League for the first time. [3] Stojković has since led the club to winning the J.League in the 2010 season, featuring a squad consisting of Marcus Tulio Tanaka, Mu Kanazaki, Seigo Narazaki, Yoshizumi Ogawa, Keiji Tamada and Joshua Kennedy. [1] After a poor 2016 season, Nagoya Grampus were relegated to J2 League for the first time in their history. [4] Boško Gjurovski left his post as manager. [5] On 4 January 2017, Yahiro Kazama was appointed as the club's new manager. [6] On 3 December 2017, Nagoya Grampus drew 0-0 against Avispa Fukuoka in the promotion playoff final, securing promotion back to J1 League at the first time of asking due to their higher regular season position than Avispa Fukuoka. [7]

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Kashima Soccer Stadium curse

Since Nagoya were dealt a 5–0 defeat by the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium on 16 May in the 1993 J.League season opener, Nagoya suffered a losing streak of 22 consecutive games to the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium which included Emperor's Cup and J.League Cup games. Nagoya finally got their first victory over the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium on 23 August of the 2008 J.League season, some 15 years later.

Colour, sponsors and manufacturers

Season(s)Main Shirt SponsorCollarbone SponsorAdditional Sponsor(s)Kit Manufacturer
2019 Toyota Senon (Left) Tokai Tokyo Securities (Right) Denso Toyota Tsusho TS3 Toyota Gazoo Racing Mizuno
2020 Toyota / GR Yaris Goo Net (Left) au 5G (Right・1st)
au (Right・2nd)
2021 GR Yaris Toyota Industries

J.League era record per season

SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.Attendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup Asia
1992Semi-final1st round
1993 J1109th19,858Group StageQuarter-final
1994 1211th21,8421st round2nd round
1995 143rd21,463Winners
1996 162nd21,699Group Stage3rd round
1997 179th14,750Semi-final3rd round CWC Runners-up
1998 185th13,993Group StageSemi-final
1999 164th14,688Semi-finalWinners
2000 169th14,114Semi-final4th round
2001 165th16,974Semi-final3rd round CWC Quarter-final
2002 166th16,323Group Stage4th round
2003 167th16,768Semi-final4th round
2004 167th15,712Semi-final5th round
2005 1814th13,288Group Stage5th round
2006 187th14,924Group Stage5th round
2007 1811th15,585Group Stage5th round
2008 183rd16,555Semi-finalQuarter-final
2009 189th15,928Quarter-finalRunners-up CL Semi-final
2010 181st19,979Group StageQuarter-final
2011 182nd16,741Semi-finalQuarter-final CL Round of 16
2012 187th17,155Quarter-finalQuarter-final CL Round of 16
2013 1811th16,135Group Stage2nd round
2014 1810th16,734Group StageQuarter-final
2015 189th16,240Quarter-final2nd round
2016 1816th17,729Group Stage2nd round
2017 J2223rd15,3654th round
2018 J11815th24,961Group Stage3rd round
2019 1813th27,612Quarter-final2nd round
2020 183rd8,537Quarter-finalDid Not Qualify
2021 CL TBD
Key

Players

Current squad

As of 17 January 2021 [8]

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 Australia (converted).svg  AUS Mitchell Langerak
2 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuji Yonemoto
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuichi Maruyama
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shinnosuke Nakatani
5 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuki Nagasawa
6 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuya Miyahara
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroyuki Abe
8 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yoichiro Kakitani
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryogo Yamasaki
10 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Gabriel Xavier
11 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuki Soma
13 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Haruya Fujii
14 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yasuki Kimoto
15 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Sho Inagaki
No.Pos.NationPlayer
16 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Mateus
17 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryoya Morishita
18 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tsubasa Shibuya
19 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Manabu Saitō
21 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yohei Takeda
22 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daiki Mitsui
23 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yutaka Yoshida
24 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryotaro Ishida
25 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoki Maeda
26 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shumpei Naruse
27 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunto Kodama
28 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Akira Yoshida
44 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Mu Kanazaki
MF Flag of Malaysia.svg  MAS Mohammad Iqbal Ali

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 John Higashi (at Tochigi SC)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daiki Enomoto (at Ehime FC)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuto Watanabe (at Mito HollyHock)
FW Flag of Paraguay.svg  PAR Jonathan Matsuoka (at Kamatamare Sanuki)

Managers

Information correct as of match played 19 December 2020. Only competitive matches are counted.

NameNat.FromToPWDLGSGA%WHonoursNotes
Marcos Falopa Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 19911992000000!
Ryuzo Hiraki Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 19921993000000!
Gordon Milne Flag of England.svg  England 1 January 199431 December 1994000000!
Tetsuro Miura Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 1 January 199530 June 1995000000!(caretaker)
Arsène Wenger Flag of France.svg  France 1 July 199530 September 1996000000! Emperor's Cup x1
José Costa Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 30 September 199621 November 1996000000!(caretaker)
Carlos Queiroz Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 21 November 1996November 1997000000!
Koji Tanaka Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 19971999000000!
Daniel Sanchez Flag of France.svg  France 1 January 199831 January 1998000000!
Mazarópi Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 19991999000000!(caretaker)
João Carlos Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 19992001000000! Emperor's Cup x1
Tetsuro Miura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 200120011571700046.67
Zdenko Verdenik Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1 January 20024 August 2003452091600044.44
Nelsinho Baptista Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 29 July 200320 September 20056926202300037.68
Hitoshi Nakata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 21 September 200531 December 20051021700020.00(caretaker)
Sef Vergoossen Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1 January 200631 December 20076826152700038.24
Dragan Stojković Piksi Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 22 January 20087 December 2013204103425900050.49 J.League x1
Akira Nishino Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 25 December 201322 November 201587362130135123041.38
Takafumi Ogura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 24 November 201523 August 20163258193056015.63
Boško Gjurovski Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 23 August 20166 November 2016 [5] 93241213033.33(caretaker)
Yahiro Kazama Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4 January 2017 [6] 23 September 2019 [9] 89401336157147044.94(Promoted)
Massimo Ficcadenti Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 23 September 2019 [10] 462210145743047.83

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won
‡ As caretaker managerNationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

Honours

Toyota Motor SC (Amateur Era)

1968, 1970
1972
1991

Nagoya Grampus (Professional Era)

Champions (1): 2010
Champions (2): 1995, 1999
Champions (2): 1996, 2011

Personnel awards

World Cup players

The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup, while playing for Nagoya Grampus:

League history

(As of 2015): 33 seasons in the top tier, 12 seasons in the second tier and 6 seasons in the Regional Leagues.

In the Captain Tsubasa manga series, one character was player of Nagoya Grampus and is the goalkeeper Ken Wakashimazu which was player of Yokohama Flügels before the closing of the Yokohama team. In 2013, the midfielder Shingo Aoi wear the Nagoya Grampus jersey in a Yoichi Takahashi tribute to the 20 years of J.League.

See also

Notes

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The 2020 Nagoya Grampus season was Nagoya Grampus' 3rd season back in the J1 League following their relegation at the end of the 2016 season, their 27th J1 League season and 37th overall in the Japanese top flight. Nagoya Grampus finished the season in Third Position, qualifying for the Play-off Round of the 2021 AFC Champions League. Due to finishing third, Nagoya Grampus did not qualify for the re-formatted 2020 Emperor's Cup, which if a J1 team were to win would put Nagoya Grampus directly into the AFC Champions League Group Stage.

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