Oita Trinita

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Ōita Trinita
大分トリニータ
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Full nameOita Trinita
Nickname(s)Trinita (トリニータ, Torinīta)
Azzurro (Azūro)
Camenaccio (カメナチオ, Kamenachio)
Founded1994;27 years ago (1994)
Ground Showa Denko Dome Oita
Ōita
Capacity31,997
ChairmanToru Enoki
Manager Tomohiro Katanosaka
League J1 League
2020 J1 League, 11th of 18
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Ōita Trinita (大分トリニータ, Ōita Torinīta) is a Japanese football club currently playing in J1 League, having been promoted in 2018 after a 5-year absence from Japan's top flight. The club's home town is Ōita city, but the club draws support from Beppu, Saiki, and the entire Ōita Prefecture.

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The club's name, Trinita, is the Italian translation of the word trinity (trinità), which was the club's original name before being changed in 1999, and Ōita, the club's home town. [1] The combined word expresses the will of the local citizens, companies, and government to support the team. Others connection to the italian culture can be found in the city nickname Azzurro (light blue in English).

The club's home ground is Ōita Bank Dome, also known as the "Big Eye", which was one of the venues built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The club practices at the adjacent football and rugby field, and Ōita City Public Ground.

History

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Old crest

The club was formed as Ōita Trinity in 1994 and advanced through the Ōita Prefectural League and the Kyushu League before finishing as the runner-up of the 1996 National League, resulting in promotion to the JFL. In 1999, the club changed its name to Trinita due to copyright infringement concerns. The same year, the club joined J.League Division 2, the second-highest flight in Japanese football (renamed to its current name of J2 League in 2015), and placed third. The club also placed third in 2000, and despite being in contention for promotion until the final game of the season in 2001, finished sixth. The following year, the club won J.League Division 2 and finally earned promotion to the top-flight Division 1. In 2008, the club won the J.League Cup, the first major title won by a Kyūshū club since Yawata Steel SC shared the 1964 Emperor's Cup. [2]

In 2009, the club suffered their worst-ever results in their seven-year history in the top flight, including 14 straight losses in league matches, which is the current worst record in the J.League since the golden goal system was eliminated. The club even fired cup-winning manager Pericles Chamusca in mid-July. [3] On October 25, the club's relegation was confirmed after being held to a 1–1 draw by ten-man Kyoto Sanga F.C., although the club would have faced relegation anyway as they had outstanding loans from the JFL's emergency fund and league rules prohibit clubs with such loans from participating in the top flight. [4]

During the 2012 J.League Division 2 season, Oita Trinita finished in sixth place, qualifying for the promotion playoffs in the first year of its introduction in Japan's second flight as the club had also paid back all its emergency loans that October. Despite being the lowest seed, Oita Trinita defeated Kyoto Sanga F.C. 4–0 in the semi-final and JEF United Ichihara Chiba 1–0 in the final, earning promotion to 2013 J.League Division 1, returning to the top flight after a 5-year absence [5] This time, however, their top flight stay lasted only one season. In 2015 they were further relegated to J3 League after losing in the promotion playoffs to Machida Zelvia on December 6, [6] becoming the first major trophy winner to be relegated to the third tier. The club immediately gained promotion back to J2 League by winning the J3 League title in 2016.

Record as J.League member

SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.Attendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup
1999 J2103rd3,8862nd Round3rd Round
2000 113rd4,8181st Round3rd Round
2001 126th6,6382nd Round3rd Round
2002 121st12,3494th Round
2003 J11614th21,373Group Stage3rd Round
2004 1613th21,889Group Stage5th Round
2005 1811th22,080Group Stage5th Round
2006 188th20,350Group Stage5th Round
2007 1814th19,759Group Stage5th Round
2008 184th20,322Winners4th Round
2009 1817th18,428Group Stage3rd Round
2010 J21915th10,4633rd Round
2011 2012th8,7792nd Round
2012 226th9,7212nd Round
2013 J11818th11,915Group StageQuarterfinals
2014 J2227th8,4223rd Round
2015 2221st7,5333rd Round
2016 J3161st7,7713rd Round
2017 J2229th8,0633rd Round
2018 222nd8,9072nd Round
2019 J1189th15,347Group StageQuarterfinals
2020 1811th5,147Group StageDNQ
Key

Honours

Coaching staff

The Coaching Staff for the 2021 J1 League season;

PositionStaff
First-team Manager Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Katanosaka
Head Coach Flag of Japan.svg Yoshitaka Yasuda
Coach Flag of Japan.svg Kazuki Fukui
Flag of Japan.svg Shota Uemura
Goalkeeper Coach Flag of Japan.svg Keisuke Yoshisaka
Physical Coach Flag of Japan.svg Jun Sato

Players

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Ōita Stadium

Current squad

As of 14 July 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
1 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shun Takagi
2 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuki Kagawa
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuto Misao
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keisuke Saka
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Fukumori
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuki Kobayashi
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Rei Matsumoto
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yamato Machida
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuya Takazawa
10 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoki Nomura
11 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hokuto Shimoda
13 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kohei Isa
14 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Henrique Trevisan (on loan from Estoril)
15 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuta Koide
16 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Arata Watanabe
17 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Inoue
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuki Fujimoto
19 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Katsunori Ueebisu
20 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shun Nagasawa
22 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN William Popp
24 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Konosuke Nishikawa
25 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Seigo Kobayashi
31 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Pereira (on loan from Atlético-GO)
33 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroto Goya
38 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keita Takahata
40 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yushi Hasegawa
41 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryosuke Tone
43 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masaki Yumiba
44 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shun Yoshida
45 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shinya Utsumoto (designated special player)
49 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kento Haneda
50 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yusei Yashiki (Type 2 Player)

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 Ryosuke Kojima (at Flag of Japan.svg Albirex Niigata)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayato Kurosaki (at Flag of Japan.svg Tochigi SC)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yusho Takahashi (at Flag of Japan.svg Verspah Oita)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kaoru Takayama (at Flag of Japan.svg SC Sagamihara)

Club captains

Managers

International Player(s)

AFC

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References

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