Roasso Kumamoto

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Roasso Kumamoto
ロアッソ熊本
Roasso Kumamoto logo.png
Full nameRoasso Kumamoto
Nickname(s)Roasso
Founded1969;52 years ago (1969) (as NTT Kumamoto SC)
Ground Egao Kenkō Stadium
Kumamoto, Kumamoto
Capacity32,000
Chairman Tomoyoshi Ikeya
Manager Takeshi Oki
League J3 League
2020 8th
Website Club website

Roasso Kumamoto (ロアッソ熊本, Roasso Kumamoto) is a Japanese football club based in Kumamoto, the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture. The club currently plays in the J3 League, which is the third tier of football in the country. Roasso is a portmanteau of the Italian words rosso and asso, meaning "red ace".

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History

Early years (1969–2004)

The club was founded as the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (Den-Den Kōsha, current NTT) Kumamoto Soccer Club in 1969. The club was promoted to the Kyushu Soccer League in 1983.

According to the NTT's privatization in 1985, the club was renamed as NTT KyushuSoccer Club in 1988. During the NTT Kyushu era, the club won five Kyushu Soccer League titles and one All Japan Senior Football Championship. The club changed their name again to NTT Kumamoto Football Club in 2000.

The club changed their name to NTT West Kumamoto Football Club in 2001 as the NTT was divided into NTT East and NTT West. The club was promoted to the JFL in 2001. The NTT relinquished the ownership of the club in 2002 and community-oriented Alouette Kumamoto Football Club was born. Alouette is a French word meaning skylark, the bird of Kumamoto Prefecture. The club finished at the 17th in this season and was relegated to the Kyushu Soccer League.

Roasso Kumamoto (2005–)

The club name changed again to Rosso Kumamoto in 2005. Rosso means red in Italian. After they won the Kyushu Soccer League and finished at the 3rd in the Regional League play-off tournament, the club was promoted to the JFL.

The club was recently featured in J.League programming to introduce the club to followers of the pro league. Rosso's second-place finish in the 2007 JFL season was high enough to earn promotion into the J.League (J2 League) for the 2008 season.

The club changed their name to current Roasso Kumamoto in 2008. The previous name Rosso was a registered trademark of another company and the club could not use it.

Rivalries

The traditional rival of Roasso Kumamoto is Kagoshima United, the prefectural neighbors and former Kyushu Soccer League fellows since 1983 until 2005, except 20012002. Matches between the two clubs are labelled Hisatsu derby (肥薩ダービー, "Kumamoto-Kagoshima derby") and generate a lot of interest in both prefectures.

Kit and Colours

Colour, sponsors and manufacturers

Roasso Kumamoto's club colour is red, representing burning passion and desire for victory.

Season(s)Main Shirt SponsorCollarbone SponsorAdditional Sponsor(s)Kit Manufacturer
2019Hirata--MynaviShiratake (1st)
Shiratake White (2nd)
Kumamoto Electric PowerサトウロジックPuma
2020Hirata--Shiratake (1st)
Shiratake White (2nd)
--サトウロジックPuma

Kit evolution

League & cup record

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
SeasonDiv.TierTms.Pos.GPW (PK)DL (PK)FAGDPtsAttendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup
2004 KYU4104th1810 (0)-7 (1)63382531--
2005 101st1815 (0)-1 (2)45113447--1st round
2006 JFL3185th342068643925663,765-3rd round
2007 182nd342167653431693,569-1st round
2008 J221512th421013194672-26435,279-3rd round
2009 1814th511211256682-16586,006-2nd round
2010 197th361412103943-4546,907-3rd round
2011 2011th381312133344-11516,928-2nd round
2012 2214th421510174048-8555,855-4th round
2013 2219th421013194070-30436,228-3rd round
2014 2213th421315144553-8547,002-2nd round
2015 2213th421314154245-3537,037-3rd round
2016 2216th421210203853-15465,543-2nd round
2017 2221st42910233659-23376,557-3rd round
2018 2221st4297265079-29345,269-2nd round
2019 J33185th34169945396575,533-2nd round
2020 188th341661256479541,422-Did not qualify

Key

  • Tms. = Number of clubs
  • Pos. = Position in league; GP = Games Played; W = Games won; D = Games Drawn; L = Games Lost; F = Goals scored; A = Goals conceded; GD = Goals Difference; Pts = Points gained
  • W (PK) = Games Won on penalty kicks; L (PK) = Games Lost on penalty kicks
  • Attendance/G = Average home league attendance
  • 2020 season attendance reduced by COVID-19 worldwide pandemic
  • Source: J.League Data Site
  • KYU = Kyushu Soccer League (regional league)

Honours

League titles

Cups

League history

Current squad

As of 16 July 2021 [2] [3]

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 Ryu Tashiro
2 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kohei Kuroki
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keisuke Ogasawara
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuichi Sakai
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masahiro Sugata
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN So Kawahara
7 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Wataru Iwashita
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuhei Kamimura
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Toshiki Takahashi
10 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shun Ito
11 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hayato Asakawa
13 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoya Kitamura
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuhi Takemoto
15 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taisuke Mizuno
16 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Koki Sakamoto
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naohiro Sugiyama
19 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Sota Higashide
20 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kotaro Higashino
21 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Thales
22 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Leo Kenta
23 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuya Sato
25 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keitatsu Kojima
26 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kosei Tajiri
27 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kakeru Higuchi
29 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Aiki Miyahara
31 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomotaka Okamoto
35 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kei Uchiyama
40 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daichi Kitazato
41 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuto Taniyama
42 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Komei Hirota

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References

  1. 2018年のGK 1stユニフォームと同一のもの
  2. "選手・スタッフ". roasso-k.com. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  3. "Roasso Players". jsoccer.com. Retrieved 4 March 2021.