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
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Full nameMontedio Yamagata
Nickname(s)Montedio, The Eagle Bees
Founded1984; 37 years ago (1984)
GroundND Soft Stadium
Capacity20,315
ChairmanTakashi Takahashi
ManagerPeter Cklamovski
LeagueJ2 League
2020J2 League, 7th
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 Quarterfinals
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 Quarterfinals
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-finalists
2019 22 6th 42 20 12 10 70 2nd round
2020 22 7th 42 17 14 11 62 Did not qualify
2021 22 42 2nd round
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

Current squadEdit

As of 18 March 2021.[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   ESP Víctor Ibáñez
2 DF   JPN Kosuke Yamazaki
3 DF   JPN Naoki Kuriyama
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 MF   JPN Yuki Horigome (On loan from JEF United Chiba)
13 FW   JPN Koki Kido
14 MF   JPN Kota Yamada (On loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
15 MF   JPN Ibuki Fujita
16 GK   JPN Ko Hasegawa
17 MF   JPN Taiki Kato
18 MF   JPN Shuto Minami
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   JPN Ryota Matsumoto
20 FW   BRA Lulinha
21 GK   JPN Masatoshi Kushibiki
23 DF   JPN Yuta Kumamoto
24 FW   JPN Ren Fujimura (On loan from Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo)
25 MF   JPN Shintaro Kokubu
27 FW   JPN Kanta Matsumoto
28 DF   JPN Tomoyasu Yoshida
30 DF   JPN Shuhei Takizawa (On loan from Mito HollyHock)
31 DF   JPN Riku Handa
32 GK   KOR Min Seong-Jun (On loan from Incheon United)
34 FW   JPN Kanato Abe
39 FW   JPN Masamichi Hayashi
41 MF   JPN Hikaru Nakahara
44 GK   JPN Eisuke Fujishima

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
- GK   JPN Ryusuke Otomo (On loan at Azul Claro Numazu)
- DF   JPN Kenya Onodera (On loan at Tochigi SC)
- DF   JPN Kai Miki (On loan at Machida Zelvia)
- MF   JPN Junya Takahashi (On loan at Azul Claro Numazu)
- MF   JPN Mutsuki Hirooka (On loan at Fukui United)
- FW   JPN Shunta Nakamura (On loan at Kamatamare Sanuki)


ManagersEdit

Manager Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Shoichi Kato  Japan 1984 1989
Masanobu Tashiro  Japan 1990 1993
Naoki Sugisawa  Japan 1994
Nobuhiro Ishizaki  Japan 1995 1998
Shigeharu Ueki  Japan 1999 2000
Koichi Hashiratani  Japan 2001 2003
Jun Suzuki  Japan 2004 2005
Yasuhiro Higuchi  Japan 2006 2007
Shinji Kobayashi  Japan 2008 2011
Ryosuke Okuno  Japan 2012 2013
Nobuhiro Ishizaki  Japan 2014 2016
Takashi Kiyama  Japan 2017 2019
Kiyotaka Ishimaru  Japan 2020

General managersEdit

HonoursEdit

Award winnersEdit

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

RivalriesEdit

 
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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.[6]

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 21 February 2021.
  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. ^ "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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