Nagoya Grampus

Nagoya Grampus (名古屋グランパス, Nagoya Guranpasu) (formerly known as Nagoya Grampus Eight (名古屋グランパスエイト, Nagoya Guranpasu Eito)) is a Japanese association football club that plays in the J1 League, following promotion from the J2 League in 2017. Based in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and founded as the company team of the Toyota Motor Corp. in 1939, the club shares its home games between Mizuho Athletic Stadium (capacity 27,000 and the J.League's oldest serving stadium) and the much larger Toyota Stadium in the suburb of Toyota (capacity 45,000).

Nagoya Grampus
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Full nameNagoya Grampus Eight
Nickname(s)Grampus
Founded1939; 82 years ago (1939) as Toyota Motor SC
1991; 30 years ago (1991) as Nagoya Grampus Eight
GroundMizuho Stadium
Toyota Stadium
Capacity27,001 (Mizuho)
45,000 (Toyota)
OwnerToyota
ChairmanToyo Kato
ManagerMassimo Ficcadenti
LeagueJ1 League
2020J1 League, 3rd of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season
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The team had its most successful season up to 1995 when it was managed by Arsène Wenger, well known for his subsequent exploits at Arsenal. They won the Emperor's Cup and finished second in the J.League, with Dragan Stojković and Gary Lineker on the team. The 1995 success was eclipsed on November 20, 2010, when the club won its first J.League trophy, under the management of Stojković.[1]

The team's name was derived from the two most prominent symbols of Nagoya: the two golden grampus dolphins on the top of Nagoya Castle, and the Maru-Hachi (Circle eight), the city's official symbol.

HistoryEdit

JSL eraEdit

Toyota Motor SC was overshadowed by its colleague Toyota Automated Loom Works SC (founded in 1946 and which was one of the founding members of the Japan Soccer League). When Toyota ALW were relegated to regional leagues in 1968, Toyota Motor saw an opportunity to rise at their expense.[2]

In 1972 the club was founding members of the JSL's Second Division and its inaugural champions. They remained in the JSL until the J.League's founding in 1993. They were relegated to the JSL Division 2 in 1977. After a brief return in 1987–88, they were promoted for good in 1989–90 and remained in the top flight for 26 years, until 2016.

J.League eraEdit

Nagoya Grampus Eight was an original member ("Original Ten"[a]) of the J.League in 1993. In 1996, future Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger led Grampus to the 1996 Emperor's Cup and a runners-up finish in the J.League, the club's best finish. The team's name "Nagoya Grampus Eight" was changed to just "Nagoya Grampus" at the start of the 2008 season.[2] In 2008, Nagoya appointed former player Dragan Stojković as manager. They finished in third place and qualified for the AFC Champions League for the first time.[3] Stojković has since led the club to winning the J.League in the 2010 season, featuring a squad consisting of Marcus Tulio Tanaka, Mu Kanazaki, Seigo Narazaki, Yoshizumi Ogawa, Keiji Tamada and Joshua Kennedy.[1] After a poor 2016 season, Nagoya Grampus were relegated to J2 League for the first time in their history.[4] Boško Gjurovski left his post as manager.[5] On 4 January 2017, Yahiro Kazama was appointed as the club's new manager.[6] On 3 December 2017, Nagoya Grampus drew 0-0 against Avispa Fukuoka in the promotion playoff final, securing promotion back to J1 League at the first time of asking due to their higher regular season position than Avispa Fukuoka.[7]

 
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Kashima Soccer Stadium curseEdit

Since Nagoya were dealt a 5–0 defeat by the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium on 16 May in the 1993 J.League season opener, Nagoya suffered a losing streak of 22 consecutive games to the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium which included Emperor's Cup and J.League Cup games. Nagoya finally got their first victory over the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium on 23 August of the 2008 J.League season, some 15 years later.

Colour, sponsors and manufacturersEdit

Season(s) Main Shirt Sponsor Collarbone Sponsor Additional Sponsor(s) Kit Manufacturer
2019 Toyota Senon (Left) Tokai Tokyo Securities (Right) Denso Toyota Tsusho TS3 Toyota Gazoo Racing Mizuno
2020 Toyota / GR Yaris Goo Net (Left) au 5G (Right・1st)
au (Right・2nd)
2021 GR Yaris Toyota Industries

J.League era record per seasonEdit

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
Season Div. Teams Pos. Attendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup Asia
1992 Semi-final 1st round
1993 J1 10 9th 19,858 Group stage Quarter final
1994 12 11th 21,842 1st round 2nd round
1995 14 3rd 21,463 Winners
1996 16 2nd 21,699 Group stage 3rd round
1997 17 9th 14,750 Semi-final 3rd round CWC Runners-up
1998 18 5th 13,993 Group stage Semi-final
1999 16 4th 14,688 Semi-final Winners
2000 16 9th 14,114 Semi-final 4th round
2001 16 5th 16,974 Semi-final 3rd round CWC Quarter final
2002 16 6th 16,323 Group stage 4th round
2003 16 7th 16,768 Semi-final 4th round
2004 16 7th 15,712 Semi-final 5th round
2005 18 14th 13,288 Group stage 5th round
2006 18 7th 14,924 Group stage 5th round
2007 18 11th 15,585 Group stage 5th round
2008 18 3rd 16,555 Semi-final Quarter final
2009 18 9th 15,928 Quarter final Runners-up CL Semi-final
2010 18 1st 19,979 Group stage Quarter final
2011 18 2nd 16,741 Semi-final Quarter final CL Round of 16
2012 18 7th 17,155 Quarter final Quarter final CL Round of 16
2013 18 11th 16,135 Group stage 2nd round
2014 18 10th 16,734 Group stage Quarter final
2015 18 9th 16,240 Quarter final 2nd round
2016 18 16th 17,729 Group stage 2nd round
2017 J2 22 3rd 15,365 4th round
2018 J1 18 15th 24,961 Group stage 3rd round
2019 18 13th 27,612 Quarter final 2nd round
2020 18 3rd 8,537 Quarter final Did not qualify
2021 20 CL TBD
Key
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • 2020 season attendance reduced by COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.
  • Source: J. League Data Site

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 August 2021[8]

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   AUS Mitchell Langerak
2 MF   JPN Takuji Yonemoto
3 DF   JPN Yuichi Maruyama
4 DF   JPN Shinnosuke Nakatani
5 MF   JPN Kazuki Nagasawa
6 DF   JPN Kazuya Miyahara
7 MF   JPN Hiroyuki Abe
8 FW   JPN Yoichiro Kakitani
9 FW   JPN Ryogo Yamasaki
10 FW   BRA Gabriel Xavier
11 FW   JPN Yuki Soma
13 DF   JPN Haruya Fujii
14 DF   JPN Yasuki Kimoto
15 MF   JPN Sho Inagaki
16 FW   BRA Mateus
17 DF   JPN Ryoya Morishita
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 GK   JPN Tsubasa Shibuya
19 FW   JPN Manabu Saitō
20 DF   KOR Kim Min-tae
21 GK   JPN Yohei Takeda
22 GK   JPN Daiki Mitsui
23 DF   JPN Yutaka Yoshida
24 MF   JPN Ryotaro Ishida
25 FW   JPN Naoki Maeda
26 DF   JPN Shumpei Naruse
27 MF   JPN Shunto Kodama
28 DF   JPN Akira Yoshida
30 MF   JPN Hidemasa Koda
31 MF   JPN Haruki Yoshida
32 FW   JPN Koki Toyoda
40 FW   POL Jakub Świerczok
44 MF   JPN Mu Kanazaki

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 John Higashi (at Tochigi SC)
MF   JPN Daiki Enomoto (at Ehime FC)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   JPN Shuto Watanabe (at Mito HollyHock)
FW   PAR Jonathan Matsuoka (at Kamatamare Sanuki)

ManagersEdit

Information correct as of match played 19 December 2020. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Marcos Falopa   Brazil 1991 1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Ryuzo Hiraki   Japan 1992 1993 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Gordon Milne   England 1 January 1994 31 December 1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Tetsuro Miura   Japan 1 January 1995 30 June 1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! (caretaker)
Arsène Wenger   France 1 July 1995 30 September 1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! Emperor's Cup x1
José Costa   Portugal 30 September 1996 21 November 1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! (caretaker)
Carlos Queiroz   Portugal 21 November 1996 November 1997 50 24 5 21 72 69 048.00
Koji Tanaka   Japan 1997 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Daniel Sanchez   France 1 January 1998 31 January 1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Mazarópi   Brazil 1999 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! (caretaker)
João Carlos   Brazil 1999 2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! Emperor's Cup x1
Tetsuro Miura   Japan 2001 2001 15 7 1 7 0 0 046.67
Zdenko Verdenik   Slovenia 1 January 2002 4 August 2003 45 20 9 16 0 0 044.44
Nelsinho Baptista   Brazil 29 July 2003 20 September 2005 69 26 20 23 0 0 037.68
Hitoshi Nakata   Japan 21 September 2005 31 December 2005 10 2 1 7 0 0 020.00 (caretaker)
Sef Vergoossen   Netherlands 1 January 2006 31 December 2007 68 26 15 27 0 0 038.24
Dragan Stojković Piksi   Serbia 22 January 2008 7 December 2013 204 103 42 59 0 0 050.49 J.League x1
Akira Nishino   Japan 25 December 2013 22 November 2015 87 36 21 30 135 123 041.38
Takafumi Ogura   Japan 24 November 2015 23 August 2016 32 5 8 19 30 56 015.63
Boško Gjurovski   North Macedonia 23 August 2016 6 November 2016[5] 9 3 2 4 12 13 033.33 (caretaker)
Yahiro Kazama   Japan 4 January 2017[6] 23 September 2019 [9] 89 40 13 36 157 147 044.94 (Promoted)
Massimo Ficcadenti   Italy 23 September 2019[10] 46 22 10 14 57 43 047.83
  • Notes:

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won
‡ As caretaker manager Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

HonoursEdit

Toyota Motor SC (Amateur Era)

1968, 1970
1972
1991

Nagoya Grampus (Professional Era)

Champions (1): 2010
Champions (2): 1995, 1999
Champions (2): 1996, 2011

Personnel awardsEdit

World Cup playersEdit

The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup, while playing for Nagoya Grampus:

League historyEdit

  • Regional League (Tokai Adult Soccer League): 1966–71
  • Division 2 (JSL Div. 2): 1972
  • Division 1 (JSL Div. 1): 1973–77
  • Division 2 (JSL Div. 2): 1978–86
  • Division 1 (JSL Div. 1): 1987
  • Division 2 (JSL Div. 2): 1988–89
  • Division 1 (JSL Div. 1): 1990–91
  • Division 1 (J.League Div. 1): 1992–2016
  • Division 2 (J2 League): 2017
  • Division 1 (J.League Div. 1): 2018

(As of 2015): 33 seasons in the top tier, 12 seasons in the second tier and 6 seasons in the Regional Leagues.

In popular cultureEdit

In the Captain Tsubasa manga series, one character was player of Nagoya Grampus and is the goalkeeper Ken Wakashimazu which was player of Yokohama Flügels before the closing of the Yokohama team. In 2013, the midfielder Shingo Aoi wear the Nagoya Grampus jersey in a Yoichi Takahashi tribute to the 20 years of J.League.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Duerden (2010-11-05). "Stojkovic doing things the Wenger way". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
  2. ^ a b "Club guide: Nagoya Grampus". J.League. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ "J.League News No.40" (PDF). J.League. December 19, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. ^ "名古屋グランパスを支えていただいてる皆さまへ(来シーズンのJ2降格を受けて". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "ボスコ・ジュロヴスキー監督、契約満了のお知らせ". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "名古屋グランパス新監督に風間 八宏氏就任決定のお知らせ". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Grampus come through playoff to seal return to J.League top flight". japantimes.co.jp. Japan Times. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  8. ^ "選手・スタッフ". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  9. ^ "風間八宏監督 契約解除のお知らせ|ニュース|名古屋グランパス公式サイト". Nagoya Grampus (in Japanese). 2019-09-23. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  10. ^ "マッシモ フィッカデンティ氏 監督就任のお知らせ|ニュース|名古屋グランパス公式サイト". 2019-09-23 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-09-23.

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