Yokohama F. Marinos

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Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F Marinos logo.svg
Full nameYokohama F·Marinos
Nickname(s)Marinos, Tricolor
Founded1972;49 years ago (1972)
1992;29 years ago (1992) as J-League club
Ground Nissan Stadium
Capacity72,327
Owner Nissan (80%)
City Football Group (20%)
ChairmanRyōji Kurosawa
Manager Hideki Matsunaga (caretaker)
League J1 League
2020 J1 League, 9th of 18
Website Club website

Yokohama F. Marinos (横浜F・マリノス, Yokohama Efu Marinosu) is a Japanese professional football club based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The club competes in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. [1] [2] [3]

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Having won the J-League title four times and finishing second twice, they are one of the most successful J-League clubs. The team is based in Yokohama and was founded as the company team of Nissan Motor. The club was formed by the merger of Yokohama Marinos and Yokohama Flügels in 1999. The current name is intended to reflect both Marinos and Flügels. The team name Marinos means "sailors" in Spanish. Yokohama F. Marinos is the longest serving team in the top flight of Japanese football, having played at the top level since 1982, also making them, along with Kashima Antlers, one of only two teams to have competed in Japan's top flight of football every year since its inception.

History

Nissan F.C. Yokohama Marinos YokohamaMarinos.png
Nissan F.C. Yokohama Marinos

In 1972, the team started as the Nissan Motor Football Club based in Yokohama, and were promoted to the Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1976. They took necessary steps like building a friendly relationship with local high schools and universities and starting junior teams for school kids to be a winning team. Under the first paid or professional team manager in Japan Shu Kamo, the team won championships in 1988 and 1989 as well as the JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup winning all three major tournaments in Japan at that time.

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Graphical timeline of Yokohama football clubs

In 1991, it was one of the founding members of the J.League ("Original Ten" [lower-alpha 1] ). In 1998, after losing one of their primary sponsors, it was announced that crosstown rivals Yokohama Flügels would merge with Marinos. Since then, an F was added to the name to represent the Flügels half of the club. Many Flügels fans rejected the merger, rather believing their club to have been dissolved into Marinos. As a result, they refused to follow F. Marinos and instead created Yokohama FC, F. Marinos' new crosstown rivals. In 2010, Shunsuke Nakamura made a comeback to Yokohama F. Marinos.

Since Naoki Matsuda left the team, F. Marinos' number 3 has been retired. Naoki Matsuda had participated 385 matches as a member of F. Marinos. On 2 August, in the year after he left the club, he collapsed during training due to a cardiac arrest after finishing a 15-minute warmup run. Doctors diagnosed his condition as "extremely severe". Two days later, he died at the age of 34. As a result, his ex-number, 3 has been a retired as an active number for this team. On 23 July 2013, Yokohama F. Marinos faced Manchester United in a 3–2 win for a friendly match.

Yokohama F. Marinos won the Emperor's Cup on New Years Day 2014, their first in twenty-one years. On 20 May 2014, it was announced that City Football Group, the holding company of Manchester City F.C., had invested in a minority share of Yokohama F. Marinos, creating a partnership with both the football club and car manufacturer Nissan. [4] The investment is designed to offer an integrated approach to football, marketing, media, commercial, training and medical care consistent with other City Football Group investments such as Manchester City F.C., Melbourne City FC and the New York City FC. City Football Group holds 19.95 percent of Yokohama F. Marinos' existing shares, [5] but through the establishment of a Japan-based subsidiary may seek to eventually own a controlling stake in the club. [6]

Kits and crests

Yokohama F. Marinos utilizes a three colour system composed of blue, white and red.

In 2012, Yokohama F. Marinos have unveiled a special edition 20th Anniversary jersey

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors

PeriodKit supplierShirt sponsorNotes
1992–1996 Mizuno (J-League) and Adidas (Emperor's Cup)
Nissan
Kodak
1997–2007 Adidas ANA
2008–2011 Nike
2012– Adidas SANEI ARCHITECTURE
MUGEN ESTATE
NISSHIN OILLIO

Stadiums

Mitsuzawa Stadium, one of the two home stadiums of the Yokohama F. Marinos Mitsuzawa1.jpg
Mitsuzawa Stadium, one of the two home stadiums of the Yokohama F. Marinos
International Stadium Yokohama, one of the two home stadiums of the Yokohama F. Marinos Nissan International Stadium Yokohama.jpg
International Stadium Yokohama, one of the two home stadiums of the Yokohama F. Marinos

The team's home stadiums are Nissan Stadium, otherwise known as International Stadium Yokohama, and Mitsuzawa Stadium. The team trained at Marinos Town located in the area of Minato Mirai, but moved to Kozukue Field located next to the home ground in 2016.

Players

Current squad

As of 23 January 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 Yohei Takaoka
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shinnosuke Hatanaka
5 DF Flag of Thailand.svg  THA Theerathon Bunmathan
6 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takahiro Ogihara
7 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Élber
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuya Kida (captain)
9 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Léo Ceará
10 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Marcos Júnior
13 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Thiago Martins
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Jun Amano
15 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Makito Ito
16 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryo Takano
18 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kota Mizunuma
19 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuki Saneto
21 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuji Kajikawa
No.Pos.NationPlayer
23 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Teruhito Nakagawa
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoki Iwata
25 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryuta Koike
26 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kota Watanabe
27 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ken Matsubara
30 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunsuke Hirai
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Powell Obinna Obi
32 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Tomoki Tagawa
33 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuya Wada
34 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hirotsugu Nakabayashi
35 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryonosuke Kabayama
37 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takuto Minami
38 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Daizen Maeda
45 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ado Onaiwu

The official club website lists the club mascot as player #0 and the supporters as player #12.

Out on loan

March 7 2021Note: 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 Gaku Harada (on loan to V-Varen Nagasaki)
GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Riku Terakado (on loan to Renofa Yamaguchi)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taiga Nishiyama (on loan to ReinMeer Aomori)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Jin Ikoma (on loan to Giravanz Kitakyushu)
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ko Ikeda (on loan to Kamatamare Sanuki)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Eitaro Matsuda (on loan to Omiya Ardija)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kaina Yoshio (on loan to Tochigi SC)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kota Yamada (on loan to Montedio Yamagata)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoki Tsubaki (on loan to Melbourne City)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keita Endo (on loan to Union Berlin)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keita Ueda (on loan to Tochigi SC)
FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takumi Tsukui (on loan to ReinMeer Aomori)
FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yushi Yamaya (on loan to Kagoshima United)
FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ndao Talla (on loan to Machida Zelvia)

Retired number

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Naoki Matsuda

Current staff

PositionName
ManagerVacant
Head CoachVacant
Coach Flag of Japan.svg Hideo Oshima
CoachVacant
Physical Coach Flag of Greece.svg Spiros Toutziarakis
GK Coach Flag of Japan.svg Shigetatsu Matsunaga
GK Coach Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuya Enomoto

International players

Japan
AFC/OFC/CAF
CONMEBOL
UEFA
CONCACAF

Club captains

Uniforms

Players who played for the National Team







Record

ChampionsRunners-up Promoted Relegated
SeasonDiv.TeamsPos.Attendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup Asia
1992Group StageChampions CWC Champions
1993 J1104th16,781Group StageQuarter-finals CWC Withdrew
1994 126th19,801Semi-finalsSemi-finals
1995 141st18,326Second Round
1996 168th14,589Group StageThird Round CC Group Stage
1997 173rd9,211Group StageFourth Round
1998 184th19,165Group StageThird Round
1999 164th20,095Quarter-finalsQuarter-finals
2000 162nd16,644Quarter-finalsQuarter-finals
2001 1613th20,595ChampionsThird Round
2002 162nd24,108Group StageFourth Round
2003 161st24,957Quarter-finalsQuarter-finals
2004 161st24,818Quarter-finalsFifth Round CL Group Stage
2005 189th25,713Semi-finalsFifth Round CL Group Stage
2006 189th23,663Semi-finalsQuarter-finals
2007 187th24,039Semi-finalsFifth Round
2008 189th23,682Quarter-finalsSemi-finals
2009 1810th22,057Semi-finalsFourth Round
2010 188th25,684Group StageFourth Round
2011 185th21,038Quarter-finalsSemi-finals
2012 184th22,946Group StageSemi-finals
2013 182nd27,496Semi-finalsChampions
2014 187th23,088Quarter-finalsThird Round CL Group Stage
2015 187th24,221Group StageFourth Round
2016 1810th24,004Semi-finalsSemi-finals
2017 185th24,180Group StageRunners-up
2018 1812th21,788Runners-up4th Round
2019 181st27,010Group Stage4th Round
2020 189th7,968Semi-finalsDNQ CL Round of 16

Honours

Yokohama Marinos / Yokohama F. Marinos

Domestic

Asia

Nissan Motor Football Club

Domestic

Asia

Awards

Yokohama Marinos / Yokohama F. Marinos

J.League MVP:

J.League Top Scorer :

J.League Rookie of the Year:

J.League Manager of the Year:

J.League awards Fair Play:

J.League Mensal MVP :

J.League Best XI:

Best XI AFC Champions League :

MVP J.League Cup :

New hero J.League Cup :

Managers

ManagerNat.Tenure
Hidehiko Shimizu Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1993–94
Jorge Solari Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1995
Hiroshi Hayano Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1995–96
Xabier Azkargorta Flag of Spain.svg  Spain July 1, 1997 – June 30, 1998
Gert Engels Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Sept 1998 – Dec 98
Antonio de la Cruz Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1999
Osvaldo Ardiles Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Jan 1, 2000 – Dec 31, 2000
Yoshiaki Shimojo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2001
Sebastião Lazaroni Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2001–02
Yoshiaki Shimojo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2002
Takeshi Okada Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Jan 1, 2003 – Aug 24, 2006
Takashi Mizunuma Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Aug 25, 2006 – Dec 31, 2006
Hiroshi Hayano Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Jan 1, 2007 – Dec 31, 2007
Takashi Kuwahara Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Jan 1, 2008 – July 17, 2008
Kokichi Kimura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan July 18, 2008 – Dec 31, 2009
Kazushi Kimura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Feb 16, 2010 – Dec 31, 2011
Yasuhiro Higuchi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Dec 30, 2011 – Dec 7, 2014
Erick Mombaerts Flag of France.svg  France Dec 16, 2014 – Jan 1, 2018
Ange Postecoglou Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Jan 1, 2018 – June 10, 2021
Hideki Matsunaga (caretaker)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan June 10, 2021 – Present

In the Captain Tsubasa manga series, one character was player of Yokohama Marinos and is the midfielder Mamoru Izawa.

Notes

Rivalries

'National Derby'

'Kanagawa Derby'

Previously, Verdy Kawasaki and the extinct Yokohama Flügels were part of that.

'Yokohama Derby'

Base categories

The base category of Yokohama F. Marinos started in 1986, before the opening of the J-League, and it is divided into 3 categories U-12, U-15 and U-18 and these are some of the best players formed at the base of Marinos, Shunsuke Nakamura, Manabu Saito, Jungo Fujimoto, Mike Havenaar, Hiroki Iikura, Takashi Amano , Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Tetsuya Enomoto, Yuzo Kurihara, Hayuma Tanaka, Yuki Kaneko, Daisuke Sakata, Naohiro Ishikawa, Rikizo Matsuhashi, Eitaro Matsuda, Kota Yamada , Keita Endo, Ryo Takano, Takuya Kida, Andrew Kumagai, Yuji Ono, Jun Amano, Sho Matsumoto, Jin Hanato, Kota Mizunuma, Takashi Kanai, Masakazu Tashiro, Yota Akimoto etc ... [8] .

Notes

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