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Ehime Football Club (愛媛フットボールクラブ) is a professional football club based in Matsuyama, the capital city of Ehime Prefecture of Japan. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, the club now plays in J2 League.

Ehime FC
愛媛FC
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Full nameEhime Football Club
Founded1970; 49 years ago (1970)
GroundNingineer Stadium
Matsuyama, Ehime
Capacity21,401
ChairmanFumio Kamei
ManagerShuichi Mase
LeagueJ2 League
2019J2 League, 19th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1970 as Matsuyama Soccer Club and renamed itself as Ehime Football Club in 1995.[1] For many years it competed in the regional and prefectural league, as Matsuyama was represented in the Japan Soccer League by the local club belonging to the Teijin company.

Ehime F.C. was promoted to the Japan Football League in 2003. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, Ehime now plies its trade in J. League Division 2.

On November 28, 2007, Ehime pulled off a major shock by consigning the Urawa Red Diamonds, the AFC Champions League 2007 winners, to a fourth-round exit from the Emperor's Cup courtesy of a 2–0 win on Urawa's home soil, Urawa Komaba Stadium.[2]

Record as J. League memberEdit

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G Emperor's Cup
2006 J2 13 9 4,139 4th round
2007 J2 13 10 3,317 Quarter-final
2008 J2 15 14 3,704 4th round
2009 J2 18 15 3,694 2nd round
2010 J2 19 11 4,386 2nd round
2011 J2 20 15 3,475 4th round
2012 J2 22 16 3,629 2nd round
2013 J2 22 17 3,950 2nd round
2014 J2 22 19 3,820 4th round
2015 J2 22 5 3,771 3rd round
2016 J2 22 10 4,089 3rd round
2017 J2 22 15 3,866 3rd round
2018 J2 22 18 3,161 2nd round
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • Source: J. League Data Site[3]

Current squadEdit

As of 22 February 2019.[4]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Masahiro Okamoto (on loan from JEF United)
2   DF Kosuke Yamazaki
3   DF Mutsumi Tamabayashi
4   DF Daiki Nishioka
5   DF Takanori Maeno
6   MF Hideyuki Nozawa (on loan from FC Tokyo)
7   MF Takashi Kondo
8   MF Yoichi Naganuma (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
9   FW Koki Arita
10   MF Yuta Kamiya (on loan from Shonan Bellmare)
11   MF Yumemi Kanda
13   MF Shuya Iwai
14   FW Makito Yoshida (on loan from JEF United)
15   FW Shion Niwa
16   MF Hiroto Tanaka
17   MF Daiki Kogure
18   FW Go Nishida
No. Position Player
19   FW Yoshiki Fujimoto
20   FW Kazuhisa Kawahara (captain)
21   GK Hiroki Mawatari
22   GK Yutaro Hara
23   DF Makoto Rindo
25   MF Yuji Takeshima
26   MF Sota Watanabe
27   FW Hiroto Nakagawa
28   MF Sasuga Kiyokawa
29   MF Takumu Kawamura (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
30   MF Woo Sang-ho
31   GK Park Seong-su
33   MF Koji Yamase
37   GK Manato Kusano (Type 2 player)
39   DF Yota Shimokawa (on loan from Matsumoto Yamaga)
50   DF Mladen Jutrić

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Jurato Ikeda (on loan at AC Nagano Parceiro)

ManagersEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club guide: Ehime FC". J. League. Archived from the original on January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Urawa mark Asian award with cup collapse". ESPN soccernet. November 29, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "J. League Data Site". J. League. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Ehime F.C. players. Ehime F.C. Site. Retrieved 7 January 2019.

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