Omiya Ardija

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Omiya Ardija (大宮アルディージャ, Ōmiya Arudīja) is a professional association football club based in Ōmiya in Saitama, Japan. Its "hometown" as designated by the league is the whole of Saitama city, which is shared with neighbours Urawa Red Diamonds. Omiya competed in the J1 League following an immediate promotion in 2015 after being relegated in 2014. Omiya was relegated again following the 2017 season. They competed in J1 2005 and continued to remain until 2014, following promotion from J2 in 2004 as the second placed team. The team currently competes in the J2 League.

Omiya Ardija
Logo
Full nameOmiya Ardija
Nickname(s)Risu (The Squirrels)
Founded1969; 52 years ago (1969)
GroundNACK5 Stadium Ōmiya
Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
Capacity15,500
OwnerNTT Group
ChairmanMasashi Mori
ManagerKen Iwase
LeagueJ2 League
2020J2 League, 15th of 22
WebsiteClub website
[[2021|Current season]]

Their home field is Nack5 Stadium Ōmiya (Nack5スタジアム大宮, Nakku-faibu Sutajiamu Ōmiya): Ōmiya Park Soccer Stadium by the naming rights with occasional games being played at the Kumagaya Athletic Stadium.

HistoryEdit

The team were founded in 1968 as NTT Saitama Soccer Selection in Urawa, Saitama and later known as the NTT Kantō Soccer Club in 1969. They were first promoted to the Japan Soccer League (JSL) Division 2 in 1987/88, and when the JSL folded, joined the former Japan Football League.[1]

In 1998 it was separately incorporated as NTT Sport Community K.K. based in Ōmiya to participate in the J. League. The name "Ardija" is a transcription of the Spanish language ardilla (squirrel) which is the mascot of Ōmiya and the park in which their home stadium is located.[1][2]

Their matches against Urawa Red Diamonds have been called the "Saitama Derby".[3]

In 2005–2007 most of Omiya's home matches were held at Saitama Stadium 2002 and Urawa Komaba Stadium due to expansion works at their home ground. In October 2007 the expansion was complete. On November 11, the re-opening match was held as a J. League season match between the Ardija and Ōita Trinita (1–2).[4]

HonoursEdit

Record as J. League memberEdit

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G J. League Cup Emperor's Cup
1999 J2 10 6th 2,674 1st Round 3rd Round
2000 11 4th 3,477 1st Round 3rd Round
2001 12 5th 3,864 1st Round 1st Round
2002 12 6th 5,266 4th Round
2003 12 6th 5,058 3rd Round
2004 12 2nd 6,108 5th Round
2005 J1 18 13th 9,980 Quarter-final Semi-final
2006 18 12th 10,234 Group Stage 5th Round
2007 18 15th 11,465 Group Stage 4th Round
2008 18 12th 9,350 Group Stage 5th Round
2009 18 13th 13,707 Group Stage 3rd Round
2010 18 12th 11,064 Group Stage 4th Round
2011 18 13th 12,221 2nd Round 2nd Round
2012 18 13th 10,637 Group stage 4th Round
2013 18 14th 11,138 Group stage 2nd Round
2014 18 16th 10,811 Group stage Quarter-final
2015 J2 22 1st 9,490 3rd Round
2016 J1 18 5th 11,814 Quarter-final Semi-final
2017 18 18th 11,464 Group Stage Quarter-final
2018 J2 22 5th 9,224 3rd Round
2019 22 3th 9,478 3rd Round
2020 22 15th 2,515 Did not qualify
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams *Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average home league attendance
  • 2020 season attendance reduced by COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.
  • Source: J. League Data Site

PlayersEdit

As of 18 March 2021[5]

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 Takashi Kasahara
3 DF   JPN Hiroyuki Komoto
4 MF   JPN Hiroya Matsumoto (On loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
5 MF   JPN Toshiki Ishikawa
6 DF   JPN Akinari Kawazura
7 MF   JPN Yuta Mikado
8 MF   JPN Kazuaki Mawatari
9 MF   JPN Shunsuke Kikuchi
10 MF   JPN Atsushi Kurokawa
11 MF   JPN Kanji Okunuki
13 DF   JPN Daisuke Watabe
15 MF   JPN Keisuke Oyama
17 FW   BIH Nermin Haskić
18 FW   JPN Soya Takada
19 FW   NOR Ibba Laajab
20 DF   JPN Kazuki Kushibiki
22 MF   JPN Hijiri Onaga
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 FW   JPN Kiichi Yajima
24 DF   JPN Keisuke Nishimura
25 DF   JPN Kazuma Takayama
26 MF   JPN Masato Kojima
27 FW   JPN Seiya Nakano
30 FW   JPN Takumu Fujinuma
31 GK   JPN Tomoki Ueda
34 FW   JPN Kazuaki Saso
37 MF   JPN Eitaro Matsuda (On loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
38 MF   JPN Shunya Suzuki
40 GK   SRB Filip Kljajić
41 MF   JPN Masahito Ono
42 DF   JPN Kohei Yamakoshi
43 DF   JPN Masayuki Yamada (on loan from FC Tokyo)
44 GK   JPN Daiki Goto (On loan from Giravanz Kitakyushu)
48 MF   JPN Masaya Shibayama
49 FW   JPN Tomoya Osawa

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 Yūki Katō (On loan at Giravanz Kitakyushu)
DF   JPN Shoi Yoshinaga (On loan at Thespakusatsu Gunma)
MF   JPN Takashi Kondo (On loan at Ehime FC)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   JPN Shintaro Shimada (On loan at Zweigen Kanazawa)
FW   JPN Takamitsu Tomiyama (On loan at Giravanz Kitakyushu)
  • Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here

ManagersEdit

Manager Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Pim Verbeek   Netherlands 1998 1999
Toshiya Miura   Japan 2000 2001
Henk Duut   Netherlands 2002 2002
Masaaki Kanno   Japan 2003 2003
Eijun Kiyokumo   Japan 2003 2003
Toshiya Miura   Japan 2004 2006
Robert Verbeek   Netherlands 2007 2007
Satoru Sakuma   Japan 2007 2007
Yasuhiro Higuchi   Japan 2008 2008
Chang Woe-ryong   South Korea 2009 2010
Jun Suzuki   Japan 2010 2012
Takeyuki Okamoto (interim)   Japan 2012 2012
Zdenko Verdenik   Slovenia 2012 2013
Takeyuki Okamoto (interim)   Japan 2013 2013
Tsutomu Ogura   Japan 2013 2013
Kiyoshi Okuma   Japan 2014 2014
Hiroki Shibuya   Japan 2014 2017
Akira Ito   Japan 2017 2017
Masatada Ishii   Japan 2017 2018
Takuya Takagi   Japan 2019 2020
Ken Iwase   Japan 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Omiya Ardija Club Profile". J. League. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Club Profile". Omiya Ardija. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. ^ "The 13th Saitama derby in the football-mad region comes around this Saturday in Japan's J-League when Urawa Red Diamonds face Omiya Ardija". Goal.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. ^ "オレンジの聖地一新 NACK5スタジアム大宮". Saitama Shimbun (in Japanese). 47news. 23 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Top team". Omiya Ardija. Retrieved 20 February 2021.

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