Ehime Football Club is a professional football club based in Matsuyama, the capital city of Ehime Prefecture of Japan. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, the club now plays in J. League Division 2. Ehime F.C. is one of only four J. League clubs whose names simply consist of a place name and "F.C." without eclectic nicknames. The other three are F.C. Tokyo, Yokohama F.C. and F.C. Gifu. It is also one of two clubs to be named after their home prefecture instead of its capital city, the other being Tochigi S.C. from Utsunomiya, Tochigi.
History [ edit ]
The club was founded in 1970 as Matsuyama Soccer Club and renamed itself as Ehime Football Club in 1995. For many years it competed in the regional and prefectural league, as Matsuyama was represented in the
Japan Soccer League by the local club belonging to the Teijin company.
Ehime F.C. was promoted to the
Japan Football League in 2003. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, Ehime now plies its trade in J. League Division 2.
On November 28, 2007, Ehime pulled off a major shock by consigning the
Urawa Red Diamonds, the AFC Champions League 2007 winners, to a fourth-round exit from the Emperor's Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win on Urawa's home soil, Urawa Komaba Stadium. [1 ]
In 2008 Ehime absorbed local club Ehime Shimanami F.C. as their
reserve team, and now the latter are billed as Ehime F.C. Shimanami.
Record as J. League member [ edit ]
J. League Cup
Tms. = Number of teams
Pos. = Position in league
Attendance/G = Average league attendance
Current squad [ edit ]
As of February 15, 2014. [2 ]
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Managers [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]