Omiya Ardija

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Omiya Ardija
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Full nameOmiya Ardija
Nickname(s)Risu (The Squirrels)
Founded1969;52 years ago (1969)
Ground NACK5 Stadium Ōmiya
Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
Capacity15,500
Owner NTT Group
ChairmanMasashi Mori
Manager Ken Iwase
League J2 League
2020 J2 League, 15th of 22
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg[[2021|Current season]]

Omiya Ardija (大宮アルディージャ, Ōmiya Arudīja) is a professional association football club based in Ōmiya in Saitama, Japan. Its "hometown" as designated by the league is the whole of Saitama city, which is shared with neighbours Urawa Red Diamonds. Omiya competed in the J1 League following an immediate promotion in 2015 after being relegated in 2014. Omiya was relegated again following the 2017 season. They competed in J1 2005 and continued to remain until 2014, following promotion from J2 in 2004 as the second placed team. The team currently competes in the J2 League.

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Their home field is Nack5 Stadium Ōmiya (Nack5スタジアム大宮, Nakku-faibu Sutajiamu Ōmiya): Ōmiya Park Soccer Stadium by the naming rights with occasional games being played at the Kumagaya Athletic Stadium.

History

The team were founded in 1968 as NTT Saitama Soccer Selection in Urawa, Saitama and later known as the NTT Kantō Soccer Club in 1969. They were first promoted to the Japan Soccer League (JSL) Division 2 in 1987/88, and when the JSL folded, joined the former Japan Football League. [1]

In 1998 it was separately incorporated as NTT Sport Community K.K. based in Ōmiya to participate in the J. League. The name "Ardija" is a transcription of the Spanish language ardilla (squirrel) which is the mascot of Ōmiya and the park in which their home stadium is located. [1] [2]

Their matches against Urawa Red Diamonds have been called the "Saitama Derby". [3]

In 2005–2007 most of Omiya's home matches were held at Saitama Stadium 2002 and Urawa Komaba Stadium due to expansion works at their home ground. In October 2007 the expansion was complete. On November 11, the re-opening match was held as a J. League season match between the Ardija and Ōita Trinita (1–2). [4]

Honours

Record as J. League member

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.Attendance/G J. League Cup Emperor's Cup
1999 J2106th2,6741st Round3rd Round
2000 114th3,4771st Round3rd Round
2001 125th3,8641st Round1st Round
2002 126th5,2664th Round
2003 126th5,0583rd Round
2004 122nd6,1085th Round
2005 J11813th9,980Quarter-finalSemi-final
2006 1812th10,234Group Stage5th Round
2007 1815th11,465Group Stage4th Round
2008 1812th9,350Group Stage5th Round
2009 1813th13,707Group Stage3rd Round
2010 1812th11,064Group Stage4th Round
2011 1813th12,2212nd Round2nd Round
2012 1813th10,637Group stage4th Round
2013 1814th11,138Group stage2nd Round
2014 1816th10,811Group stageQuarter-final
2015 J2221st9,4903rd Round
2016 J1185th11,814Quarter-finalSemi-final
2017 1818th11,464Group StageQuarter-final
2018 J2225th9,2243rd Round
2019 223th9,4783rd Round
2020 2215th2,515Did not qualify
Key

Players

As of 18 March 2021 [5]

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 Takashi Kasahara
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroyuki Komoto
4 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroya Matsumoto (On loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
5 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Toshiki Ishikawa
6 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Akinari Kawazura
7 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuta Mikado
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuaki Mawatari
9 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunsuke Kikuchi
10 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Atsushi Kurokawa
11 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kanji Okunuki
13 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daisuke Watabe
15 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keisuke Oyama
17 FW Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  BIH Nermin Haskić
18 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Soya Takada
19 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Ibba Laajab
20 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuki Kushibiki
22 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hijiri Onaga
No.Pos.NationPlayer
23 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kiichi Yajima
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keisuke Nishimura
25 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuma Takayama
26 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masato Kojima
27 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Seiya Nakano
30 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumu Fujinuma
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoki Ueda
34 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazuaki Saso
37 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Eitaro Matsuda (On loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
38 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunya Suzuki
40 GK Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Filip Kljajić
41 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masahito Ono
42 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kohei Yamakoshi
43 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masayuki Yamada (on loan from FC Tokyo)
44 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daiki Goto (On loan from Giravanz Kitakyushu)
48 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masaya Shibayama
49 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoya Osawa

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 Yūki Katō (On loan at Giravanz Kitakyushu)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shoi Yoshinaga (On loan at Thespakusatsu Gunma)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takashi Kondo (On loan at Ehime FC)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shintaro Shimada (On loan at Zweigen Kanazawa)
FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takamitsu Tomiyama (On loan at Giravanz Kitakyushu)

Managers

ManagerNationalityTenure
StartFinish
Pim Verbeek Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands19981999
Toshiya Miura Flag of Japan.svg Japan20002001
Henk Duut Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands20022002
Masaaki Kanno Flag of Japan.svg Japan20032003
Eijun Kiyokumo Flag of Japan.svg Japan20032003
Toshiya Miura Flag of Japan.svg Japan20042006
Robert Verbeek Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands20072007
Satoru Sakuma Flag of Japan.svg Japan20072007
Yasuhiro Higuchi Flag of Japan.svg Japan20082008
Chang Woe-ryong Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea20092010
Jun Suzuki Flag of Japan.svg Japan20102012
Takeyuki Okamoto (interim)Flag of Japan.svg Japan20122012
Zdenko Verdenik Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia20122013
Takeyuki Okamoto (interim)Flag of Japan.svg Japan20132013
Tsutomu Ogura Flag of Japan.svg Japan20132013
Kiyoshi Okuma Flag of Japan.svg Japan20142014
Hiroki Shibuya Flag of Japan.svg Japan20142017
Akira Ito Flag of Japan.svg Japan20172017
Masatada Ishii Flag of Japan.svg Japan20172018
Takuya Takagi Flag of Japan.svg Japan20192020
Ken Iwase Flag of Japan.svg Japan2021

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