V-Varen Nagasaki

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V-Varen Nagasaki
V-VarenNagasaki.png
Full nameV-Varen Nagasaki
Nickname(s)VVN
Founded2004;17 years ago (2004)
Ground Transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki,
Isahaya, Nagasaki
Capacity20,246
Owner Japanet Holdings
ChairmanAkira Takata
Manager Takayuki Yoshida
League J2 League
2020 J2 League 3rd of 22
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

V-Varen Nagasaki (V・ファーレン長崎, Vi Fāren Nagasaki) is a Japanese J2 League football club based in Nagasaki. The club was established in 1985 as Ariake SC till they merged with Kunimi FC in 2004 and adopted the present name in 2005.

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The club gained promotion into the J. League Division 2 in 2012 for the first time in their history after finishing as the champions in the 2012 Japan Football League and hired Nagasaki native Takuya Takagi to coach the club for the 2013 season. [1]

On 11 November 2017, the club clinched promotion to the J1 League for the first time in their history after a 3-1 home win over Kamatamare Sanuki. [2]

History

V-Varen Nagasaki, since 2006, had been contending for the Kyūshū Soccer League championship and thus a place in the Japan Football League, but they only won it in November 2008, as second place in the Regional League promotion series.

In January 2009, they applied for J. League Associate Membership and their application was accepted at the J. League board meeting in February. In 2012, they won the Japan Football League title and thus promotion to the J. League Division 2. [1] Five years later they won promotion to the J1 League for the first time after finishing runners-up in the 2017 J2 League.

J. League: 2013–

In preparation for the club's first season in the J. League Division 2 the club hired local-born Takuya Takagi as their coach for the season. [1] On 3 March 2013 V-Varen Nagasaki played in their first ever J. League Division 2 match against Fagiano Okayama at the Kanko Stadium in Okayama in which the club drew the match 1–1 with Kōichi Satō scoring the first J. League Division 2 goal for V-Varen Nagasaki in the 25th minute. The club then played their first home match in the J. League Division 2 on 10 March 2013 at the Nagasaki Athletic Stadium against former J. League champions Gamba Osaka in which V-Varen Nagasaki lost 3–1 in front of a huge crowd of 18,153.

Financial troubles

After facing dire financial difficulties, on 8 March 2017 the club was purchased by Japanet Holdings, the parent company of Japanese television shopping giant Japanet Takata Co.,Ltd., becoming a fully owned subsidiary. Japanet have invested significant sums into the club, securing promotion to the top tier of Japanese football and publishing plans to build a new football-specific stadium on the former site of Mitsubishi's Nagasaki shipbuilding operations, opening in 2023. [3]

Club Name

The "V" in the club's name comes from the Portuguese word vitória (meaning 'victory') as well as the Dutch word vrede (meaning 'peace'), while varen is the Dutch verb meaning 'to sail', relating to Nagasaki's heritage as port of call of Portuguese and Dutch traders during the sakoku period in the Tokugawa shogunate (see Dejima). [4]

League and cup record

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated
SeasonDivTeamsPos.GPWDLFAGDPtsAttendance/GEmperor's Cup
2009 JFL1811th34128143843-5442,7632nd Round
2010 185th3415811503812532,5252nd Round
2011 185th3315117614417561,5132nd Round
2012 171st342075572433673,6562nd Round
2013J2226th421991448408666,1672nd Round
20142214th4212161445423524,839Round of 16
2015226th4215151242339604,9312nd Round
20162215th421017153951-12475,2252nd Round
2017222nd4224810594118805,9412nd Round
2018J11818th3486203959-203011,2253rd Round
2019J22212th42175205761-4567,737Semi Final
2020 223rd4223118663927803,714Did not qualify
Key

Current squad

As of 25 February 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 Masaya Tomizawa
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masashi Kamekawa
4 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Freire
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuma Shikayama
6 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Caio César
7 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Edigar Junio
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryota Isomura
9 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Cayman Togashi
10 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Luan
11 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keiji Tamada
13 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masaru Kato
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumi Nagura
15 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hijiri Kato
16 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Seiya Maikuma
17 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroki Akino
18 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryohei Yamazaki
No.Pos.NationPlayer
19 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takashi Sawada
20 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yohei Otake
21 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Toru Takagiwa (On loan from Shimizu S-Pulse)
22 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuya Kuwasaki
23 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunya Yoneda
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yusei Egawa
25 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryo Shinzato
26 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroshi Futami
27 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ken Tokura
30 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kenta Tokushige
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Gaku Harada (On loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
32 FW Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Víctor Ibarbo
33 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Asahi Uenaka
34 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Seiya Satsukida
35 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taisei Abe

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
FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Junki Hata (at Tochigi SC)

Managers

ManagerNationalityTenure
StartFinish
Fumiaki Iwamoto Flag of Japan.svg Japan20052007
Yoshinori Higashikawa Flag of Japan.svg Japan20082009
Toru Sano Flag of Japan.svg Japan20102012
Takuya Takagi Flag of Japan.svg Japan20132018
Makoto Teguramori Flag of Japan.svg Japan20192020
Takayuki Yoshida Flag of Japan.svg Japan2021


Honours

Runner-up (1): 2017
Winners (1): 2012
Runners-up (1): 2008
Runners-up (1): 2008

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Takagi named V-Varen Nagasaki coach". Japan Times. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  2. "V-Varen Nagasaki promoted to J1 for first time". The Japan Times Online. 11 November 2017. ISSN   0447-5763 . Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. "New V-Varen Nagasaki Stadium to Open in 2023" (in Japanese). Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  4. "V・ファーレン マークについて". V-Varen Nagasaki (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  5. "Team Part 1".