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Montedio Yamagata

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

Montedio Yamagata
モンテディオ山形
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Full nameMontedio Yamagata
Nickname(s)Montedio
Founded1984; 35 years ago (1984)
GroundND Soft Stadium
Capacity20,315
ChairmanTakashi Takahashi
ManagerTakashi Kiyama
LeagueJ2 League
2018J2 League, 12th
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 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.[citation needed]`

Current squadEdit

As of 11 July 2019.[2]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2   DF Yu Tamura
3   DF Naoki Kuriyama
4   DF Kai Miki
5   DF Kenichi Kaga
6   DF Takumi Yamada
7   MF Kenya Okazaki
8   MF Alvaro Rodrigues
9   FW Jefferson Baiano (on loan from Santa Rita)
10   MF Haruya Ide
11   FW Toyofumi Sakano
13   FW Shuhei Otsuki
14   MF Takuya Honda
15   DF Tatsuya Sakai
16   FW Shuto Kitagawa
17   MF Shun Nakamura
18   MF Shuto Minami
19   MF Ryota Matsumoto
No. Position Player
20   MF Issei Takahashi (on loan from JEF United Chiba)
21   GK Masatoshi Kushibiki
23   DF Yuta Kumamoto
24   MF Kenta Furube
25   MF Rui Sueyoshi
26   FW Ayumu Nagato
27   MF Tatsuhiro Sakamoto
28   GK Hayato Settsu
29   DF Rodolfo (on loan from Metropolitano)
30   GK Akihiro Sato
31   DF Riku Handa (Type 2 player)
32   GK Ryusuke Otomo
33   FW Junya Takahashi (designated special player)
35   DF Hiroki Noda (on loan from Gamba Osaka)
36   DF Takahiro Yanagi (on loan from FC Tokyo)
39   MF Daichi Akiyama (on loan from Cerezo Osaka)

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 Naruki Takahashi (at Albirex Niigata Singapore FC)
  FW Shunta Nakamura (at Thespakusatsu Gunma)

Record as J. League memberEdit

Season Division Pld Pts W L D Pos (Tms)
1999 J2 League 36 48 15 17 4 7 (10)
2000 40 33 11 27 2 10 (11)
2001 44 80 27 14 6 3 (12)
2002 44 35 6 21 17 11 (12)
2003 44 55 15 19 10 8 (12)
2004 44 71 19 11 14 4 (12)
2005 44 64 16 12 16 5 (12)
2006 48 65 17 17 14 8 (13)
2007 48 58 15 20 13 9 (13)
2008 42 78 23 10 9 2 (15)
2009 J1 League 34 39 10 15 9 15 (18)
2010 34 42 11 14 9 13 (18)
2011 34 21 5 6 23 18 (18)
2012 J2 League 42 61 16 13 13 10 (22)
2013 42 59 16 11 15 10 (22)
2014 42 64 18 10 14 6 (22)
2015 J1 League 34 24 4 12 18 18 (18)
2016 J2 League 42 47 11 14 17 14 (22)
2017 42 59 14 17 11 11 (22)
2018 42 56 14 14 14 12 (22)

ManagersEdit

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. ^ "選手・スタッフ". Montedio Yamagata. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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