Gainare Tottori

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Gainare Tottori
Full name Gainare Tottori
Nickname(s) Gainare
Founded 1983; 31 years ago (1983)
Ground Torigin Bird Stadium
Tottori, Tottori
Ground Capacity 16,033
Chairman Masaki Tsukano
Manager Masanobu Matsunami
League J. League Division 3
2013 22nd
Website Club home page

Gainare Tottori (ガイナーレ鳥取 Gaināre Tottori?) are a Japanese football club, based in Yonago, Tottori. They play in the J. League Division 3. Their team colour is green.

Their team name Gainare derives from the Tottori dialect word gaina (大きい) meaning "great" and Italian sperare meaning "to hope".

Their team mascot is a Japanese horror anime character Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro created by Shigeru Mizuki, a native of Sakaiminato, Tottori.


The club was founded in 1983 as Tottori Teachers' Soccer Club (鳥取教員団サッカー部 Tottori Kyōin Dan Sakkā Bu). They opened their gate to players with other professions in 1989, renaming themselves S.C. Tottori. They adopted their current name in 2007.

They were promoted to the Japan Football League after finishing runners-up in the 2001 Regional League play-off. Nonprofit organisation Yamatsumi Sports Club operate the club.

After defeating Arte Takasaki 1-0 at October 3, 2010 in their home stadium, at last they could secured JFL top four after failed attempts on two previous seasons. The confirmation from J. League about their promotion to J2 came on November 29. They won the JFL title on October 24, 2010 with five games remaining.


They play their home games mainly at Torigin Bird Stadium in Tottori City. Tottori Soccer Stadium is the only stadium in San'in region that meets the J. League requirements. As their home town is Yonago, the club tries to persuade the city council to upgrade Higashiyama Athletics Stadium to clear the requirements but the budget constraint of the city council means it is not likely to happen in the near future.

In recent years, they also play some games at Fuse Athletic Park Stadium in Tottori City, Matsue Athletics Stadium in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture and Hamayama Athletic Park Stadium in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.

Record as J. League member[edit]

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G Emperor's Cup
2011 J2 20 19[1] 3,692[2] 3rd Round
2012 J2 22 20[3] 3,133[4] 3rd Round
2013 J2 22 22[5] 4,097[6] 2nd Round
2014 J3 12
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance

Current squad[edit]

As of March 2, 2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Takuya Sugimoto
2 Japan DF Masaki Yanagawa
3 Japan DF Keisuke Hayashi
4 Japan DF Kenta Togawa
6 Japan DF Tadayo Fukuo
7 Japan MF Tsubasa Yokotake
8 Japan MF Kazuki Kuranuki
9 Japan FW Koya Tanio
11 Japan FW Tatsuya Okamoto
13 Japan MF Naoto Ando
14 Japan MF Ryuji Hirota
15 Japan MF Daiki Yamamoto
No. Position Player
16 Japan DF Katsuhisa Inamori
17 Japan DF Kazuaki Mawatari
18 Japan FW Masato Nakayama
19 Japan FW Takahiko Sumida
20 Japan MF Ryosuke Kakigi
22 Japan MF Eijiro Mori
23 Japan DF Shogo Fujimaki
24 Japan DF Tetsuya Koishi
25 Japan MF Yasuhiro Okuyama
29 Japan GK Ryota Inoue
48 Japan GK Kiyomitsu Kobari



  1. ^ "League Table; 2011 J.LEAGUE Division 2". J. League. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Attendance; 2012 J.LEAGUE Division 2". J. League. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "League Table; 2012 J.LEAGUE Division 2". J. League. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Attendance; 2012 J.LEAGUE Division 2". J. League. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "League Table; 2013 J.LEAGUE Division 2". J. League. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Attendance; 2013 J.LEAGUE Division 2". J. League. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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