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; 36 years ago (1984)
GroundND Soft Stadium
Capacity20,315
ChairmanTakashi Takahashi
ManagerKiyotaka Ishimaru
LeagueJ2 League
2019J2 League, 6th
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.[2]

Current squadEdit

As of 28 June 2020.[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
3 DF   JPN Naoki Kuriyama
4 DF   JPN Kai Miki
5 DF   JPN Hiroki Noda
6 DF   JPN Takumi Yamada
7 MF   JPN Kenya Okazaki
8 MF   JPN Hayata Komatsu
9 FW   BRA Vinícius Araújo
10 MF   JPN Atsutaka Nakamura
11 FW   JPN Yuya Yamagishi
13 FW   JPN Shuhei Otsuki
14 MF   JPN Takuya Honda
15 DF   JPN Toshiaki Miyamoto
16 FW   JPN Shuto Kitagawa
17 MF   JPN Shun Nakamura
18 MF   JPN Shuto Minami
19 DF   JPN Ryota Matsumoto
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   JPN Taiki Kato
21 GK   JPN Masatoshi Kushibiki
22 FW   JPN Shunta Nakamura
23 DF   JPN Yuta Kumamoto
24 DF   JPN Kazuma Takayama
25 MF   JPN Rui Sueyoshi
26 DF   JPN Kenya Onodera
28 GK   JPN Hayato Settsu
29 MF   JPN Mutsuki Hirooka
30 GK   JPN Akihiro Sato
31 DF   JPN Riku Handa
32 GK   KOR Min Seong-Jun
33 FW   JPN Junya Takahashi
36 DF   JPN Masahito Onoda
40 MF   JPN Ryoma Watanabe

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)
2019 42 70 20 10 12 6 (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. ^ 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. ^ "チーム". Montedio Yamagata. Retrieved 15 May 2020.

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