Kataller Toyama

Kataller Toyama (カターレ富山, Katāre Toyama) is a football club in Japan that was formed from the merger of the old ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP F.C. clubs. They currently play in J3 League.

Kataller Toyama
カターレ富山
Kataller Toyama logo.png
Full nameKataller Toyama
Founded2007; 13 years ago (2007)
GroundToyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium
Toyama, Toyama
Capacity28,494
ChairmanEiji Sakai
ManagerTetsuro Uki
LeagueJ3 League
20195th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The idea of a merged team had been discussed by the Toyama Prefectural Football Association as early as 2005, but discussions had come to nothing.

On September 10, 2007, YKK (owner of YKK AP F.C.) and Hokuriku Electric Power Company (owner of ALO's Hokuriku), agreed with merging their teams to aim promotion to the J. League in response of eager request by the TPFA. According to Tulip TV, local broadcasting company, over 20 companies informally promised to invest in the new team. In the media briefing, the governor of Toyama Prefecture also participated.

TPFA has founded an organization named "Civic Football Club Team of Toyama Prefecture (富山県民サッカークラブチーム)" with two major economic organization and representatives of Hokuriku Electric Power Company and YKK. The Japan Football League confirmed that the merged club would compete in the JFL from the 2008 season.[1]

They applied for J. League Associate Membership in January 2008, then their application was accepted at the Board meeting of J. League on February 19, 2008. On November 23 they secured qualification for promotion to J2, and on December 1 promotion was made official by J. League.[2]

Name and crestEdit

The word "kataller" is a portmanteau of the phrase 勝たれ katare which in Toyama dialect means "to win", and the French aller, "to go". The phrase is also intended to be a pun of Italian cantare, "to sing", and of native Japanese 語れ katare, "to talk" (written with a different kanji character).[1]

The crest is shaped in the form of a tulip, the official Toyama Prefecture flower.

Record as J. League memberEdit

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G Emperor's Cup
2009 J2 18 13 3,740 3rd Round
2010 J2 19 18 4,463 2nd Round
2011 J2 20 16 3,275 3rd Round
2012 J2 22 19 3,324 2nd Round
2013 J2 22 18 4,474 2nd Round
2014 J2 22 22 4,266 3rd Round
2015 J3 13 5 2,820
2016 J3 16 6 3,608 2nd Round
2017 J3 17 8 3,159 2nd Round
2018 J3 17 11 2,670 2nd Round
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • Source: J. League Data Site

UniformsEdit

Current squadEdit

As of February 16, 2019.[3]

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 Tetsuya Enomoto
2   DF Kosei Wakimoto
3   DF Kenji Dai
4   DF Issei Tone
5   DF Junya Imase
6   MF Teppei Usui
7   MF Yoji Sasaki
8   FW Shunta Takahashi
9   FW Takuya Kokeguchi
10   MF Mizuki Arai
11   FW Ryuji Saito
13   MF Ikki Sasaki
14   MF Tomoyuki Shiraishi
15   MF Lucas Daubermann
No. Position Player
16   DF Danto Sugiyama
17   MF Shuto Inaba
19   DF Daiki Yagishita
20   MF Sho Hanai
21   GK Gakuji Ota
22   MF Nobuyuki Shiina
24   MF Yota Maejima
26   MF Junki Mawatari
27   FW Hayato Otani
28   DF Kenshiro Tanioku
29   FW Tomohiro Tanaka
31   GK Kazuki Saito
32   DF Tatsuki Noda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "カターレ富山 プロフィール" [Kataller Toyama; Club profile] (in Japanese). J. League. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Three clubs admitted to J. League". Japan Times. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. ^ "選手紹介 - KATALLER TOYAMA OFFICIAL WEB SITE". www.kataller.co.jp.

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