Montedio Yamagata

Montedio Yamagata (モンテディオ山形, Montedio Yamagata) is Japanese professional association football club based in Tendo, Yamagata. The club plays in J2 League.

Montedio Yamagata
モンテディオ山形
Montedio Yamagata logo.svg
Full nameMontedio Yamagata
Nickname(s)Montedio, The Eagle Bees
Founded1984; 38 years ago (1984)
GroundND Soft Stadium
Capacity20,315
ChairmanTakashi Takahashi
ManagerPeter Cklamovski
LeagueJ2 League
2022J2 League, 6th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Montedio is a coined word combining the Italian word for "mountain" (Monte) and the word for "God" (Dio).

HistoryEdit

The club based in Tsuruoka was founded in 1984 as NEC Yamagata Soccer Club.[1] It gained the promotion to the Japan Football League (former) in 1994. After renaming itself as Montedio Yamagata in 1996, it has been playing in J. League Division 2 since its inaugural 1999 season.[1]

On 30 November 2008, they were promoted to J. League Division 1 for the first time. They achieved their highest league placing of 13th in 2010. However, in 2011, two strong rental players from Kashima Antlers go back to their own team and this influences the team in a bad way to lead to be relegated back to J.League Division 2 at the end of 2011. On top of that, main reason for going back to Division 2 is because of many injured players in the middle of the season. At the end of the season, the manager, Shinji Kobayashi, stepped down even though many fans glorified his accomplishment for the past 4 years.[citation needed]

Yamagata returned to J1 after three seasons in J2 by winning the promotion playoff final. However, they were back to J2 after only one season.[2]

Record as J.League memberEdit

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
Season Division Teams Pos GP W D L Pts J.League
Cup
Emperor's
Cup
1999 J2 10 7th 36 15 4 17 48 1st round Quarter-finals
2000 11 10th 40 11 2 27 33 1st round 2nd round
2001 12 3rd 44 27 6 14 80 1st round 3rd round
2002 12 11th 44 6 17 21 35 Not eligible 1st round
2003 12 8th 44 15 10 19 55 3rd round
2004 12 4th 44 19 14 11 71 4th round
2005 12 5th 44 16 16 12 64 4th round
2006 13 8th 48 17 14 17 65 4th round
2007 13 9th 48 15 13 20 58 4th round
2008 15 2nd 42 23 9 10 78 4th round
2009 J1 18 15th 34 10 9 15 39 Group stage 3rd round
2010 18 13th 34 11 9 14 42 Group stage Quarter-finals
2011 18 18th 34 5 23 6 21 1st round 3rd round
2012 J2 22 10th 42 16 13 13 61 Not eligible 3rd round
2013 22 10th 42 16 15 11 59 4th round
2014 22 6th 42 18 14 10 64 Runner's up
2015 J1 18 18th 34 4 18 12 24 Group stage 4th round
2016 J2 22 14th 42 11 17 14 47 Not eligible 3rd round
2017 22 11th 42 14 11 17 59 3rd round
2018 22 12th 42 14 14 14 56 Semi-finals
2019 22 6th 42 20 12 10 70 2nd round
2020 22 7th 42 17 14 11 62 Did not qualify
2021 22 7th 42 20 8 14 68 2nd round
2022 22 6th 42 17 13 12 64 2nd round
2023 22 TBA 42
Key
  • Pos. = Position in league; GP = Games played; W = Games won; D = Games drawn; L = Games lost; 'Pts = Points gained
  • Source: J.League Data Site

Club OfficialsEdit

Position Name
Manager    Peter Cklamovski
Assistant manager   Susumu Watanabe
First-Team coach   Jin Sato
  Seiya Imazaki
Goalkeeper coach   Akehiro Tsuchiya
Analyst   Shuta Tsukamoto
Performance coordinator   Yosuke Kyoya
Trainer   Tsukasa Sato
  Hiraku Toguri
  So Adachi
Interpreter   Hiroshi Endo
  Douglas De Souza
Team Operations Coordinator   Masahiro Sasaki

Current squadEdit

As of 2 September 2022.[3]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   JPN Masaaki Goto
2 DF   JPN Kosuke Yamazaki
3 DF   JPN Riku Handa
5 DF   JPN Hiroki Noda
6 DF   JPN Takumi Yamada
7 MF   JPN Kenya Okazaki
8 MF   JPN Yudai Konishi
9 FW   BRA Dellatorre
10 MF   JPN Kota Yamada
11 FW   JPN Yoshiki Fujimoto
14 MF   JPN Takayuki Arakaki
15 MF   JPN Ibuki Fujita
16 GK   JPN Ko Hasegawa
17 MF   JPN Taiki Kato
18 MF   JPN Shuto Minami
19 DF   JPN Ryota Matsumoto
20 FW   POR Tiago Alves
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   JPN Shuto Kawai
23 GK   JPN Eisuke Fujishima
24 FW   JPN Rui Yokoyama
25 MF   JPN Shintaro Kokubu
26 MF   JPN Ayumu Kawai
27 FW   JPN Kanta Matsumoto
28 FW   JPN Towa Arakawa
29 FW   JPN Akira Silvano Disaro (on loan from Shimizu S-Pulse)
30 DF   JPN Kiriya Sakamoto
32 GK   JPN Ryusuke Otomo
33 FW   JPN Koki Kido
37 DF   JPN Keita Yoshioka
39 FW   JPN Yuta Fujihara (on loan from Sagan Tosu)
41 FW   JPN Ryonosuke Kabayama (on loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
43 DF   JPN Taiju Yoshida DSP
45 GK   JPN Taisei Kanbayashi Type 2
GK   JPN Naodai Kusakari Type 2

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   JPN Junya Takahashi (On loan at Fukushima United)
MF   JPN Mutsuki Hirooka (On loan at Kochi United)
MF   JPN Hayata Komatsu (On loan at Iwate Grulla Morioka)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   JPN Kanato Abe (On loan at ReinMeer Aomori)
FW   JPN Shunta Nakamura (On loan at Kamatamare Sanuki)

Managerial historyEdit

Manager Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Shoichi Kato  Japan 1984 1989
Masanobu Tashiro  Japan 1990 1993
Naoki Sugisawa  Japan 1994
Nobuhiro Ishizaki   Japan 1 February 1995 31 January 1999
Shigeharu Ueki   Japan 1 February 1999 31 January 2001
Kōichi Hashiratani   Japan 1 January 2001 31 December 2003
Jun Suzuki   Japan 1 February 2004 31 January 2006
Yasuhiro Higuchi   Japan 1 February 2006 31 January 2008
Shinji Kobayashi   Japan 1 February 2008 31 January 2012
Ryōsuke Okuno   Japan 1 February 2012 31 January 2014
Nobuhiro Ishizaki   Japan 1 February 2014 31 January 2017
Takashi Kiyama   Japan 1 February 2017 31 January 2020
Kiyotaka Ishimaru   Japan 1 February 2020 21 April 2021
Jin Satō   Japan 22 April 2021 29 April 2021
Peter Cklamovski   Australia/  North Macedonia 30 April 2021 Current

General managersEdit

HonoursEdit

Award winnersEdit

The following players have won the awards while at NECY/Montedio:

Kit evolutionEdit

Home Kit 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999
 
 
 
 
 
2000–2002
 
 
 
 
 
2003–2004
 
 
 
 
 
2005–2006
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008–2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010–2011
 
 
 
 
 
2012–2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015–2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2022 -
Away Kit 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2000–2003
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2005–2006
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008–2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010–2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012–2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2022 -
Other Kits - 3rd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013
Summer 3rd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 3rd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
New breed debut[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
Natsuni
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021
Natsuni

RivalriesEdit

Ōu Honsen (Dewa derby)Edit

NEC Yamagata and TDK first met in 1990 in old Tohoku regional football league. The two clubs have been based in former Dewa Province, and their rivalry is renamed as Ōu Honsen (奥羽本戦) after the Japan Railways Ōu Main Line (奥羽本線) in 2021.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jリーグ – モンテディオ山形 [J. League – Montedio Yamagata] (in Japanese). J. League. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ co.,Ltd, FromOne. "山形のJ2降格が決定、4年ぶりJ1もここまでわずか4勝…1年で逆戻り". サッカーキング.
  3. ^ "選手・スタッフ". モンテディオ山形 オフィシャルサイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  4. ^ "中井川茂敏|株式会社フェザンレーヴ". www.faisunreve.co.jp.
  5. ^ "【山形】元GM・中井川取締役が退任 チーム愛語る「自分の子供のようなもの」". スポーツ報知. 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ "〜米どころ山形〜新品種本格デビュー記念ユニフォーム" (Press release). 公式サイト. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  7. ^ "東北日本海側の最強を決める戦い「奥羽本戦」". モンテディオ山形 オフィシャルサイト.

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