|Full name||Tochigi Soccer Club|
|Stadium||Kanseki Stadium Tochigi|
|2022||J2 League, 17th of 22|
Tochigi Soccer Club (栃木サッカークラブ, Tochigi Sakkākurabu), commonly referred to as Tochigi SC (栃木SC, Tochigi Esushi) is a Japanese football club based in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. They currently play in the J2 League, Japan's second tier of professional football.
Teachers in Tochigi Prefecture founded the club in 1953. They were initially called Tochigi Teachers' Soccer Club (栃木教員サッカー部 Tochigi Kyōin Sakkā Bu). They started to welcome players with other professions in 1994 and renamed themselves as Tochigi Soccer Club. In 1999, Tochigi won the Kanto Regional League and were promoted to the Japan Football League after finishing runners-up in the Regional League play-off. In March 2005, they announced that they would set up a task force to give a serious consideration to turn professional and try to gain J.League status.
In January 2007 they achieved J.League Associate Membership status and in the 2008 season they secured qualification for promotion to professional status on November 16; on December 1 promotion was made official by J.League and Tochigi had competed in J2 from 2009. In 2015 Tochigi finished bottom and were relegated for the first time to J3, the third and lowest professional level in the league system. After two seasons, they returned to J2 as runners-up in 2017.
|2016||J3||16||2nd||30||17||8||5||38||20||18||59||4,917||Did not qualify|
|2017||17||2nd||32||16||12||4||44||24||20||60||5,147||Did not qualify|
|2020 †||22||10th||42||15||13||14||41||39||2||58||2,522||Did not qualify|
|2021 †||22||14th||42||10||15||17||37||51||-14||45||3,861||3rd round|
|2022||22||17th||42||11||16||15||32||40||-8||49||4,429||Round of 16|
|2023||22||19th||42||10||14||18||39||47||-8||44||5,834||Round of 16|
As of 8 September 2023.Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For the 2023 season.
|Head coach||Yu Tokisaki|
|Assistant head coach|| Masahiro Ohashi |
|Head goalkeeper coach||Akihiro Watanabe|
|Chief trainer||Yuta Matsumoto|
|Trainer|| Tetsuya Furuta |
|Interpreter||Bruno Hideo Watanabe|
|Side affairs|| Tatsuya Sakakibara |
|Kōichi Hashiratani||Japan||January 1, 2007||December 31, 2008|
|Hiroshi Matsuda||Japan||February 1, 2009||September 13, 2013|
|Ikuo Matsumoto||Japan||September 13, 2013||November 25, 2013|
|Yūji Sakakura||Japan||February 1, 2014||July 20, 2015|
|Yasuharu Kurata||Japan||July 22, 2015||December 31, 2015|
|Yūji Yokoyama||Japan||January 1, 2016||December 31, 2018|
|Kazuaki Tasaka||Japan||February 1, 2019||January 31, 2022|
|Yū Tokisaki||Japan||February 1, 2022||Current|
The team's colour is yellow.
|Home kits – 1st|
|Away kits – 2nd|
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