Verspah Oita

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Verspah Oita
ヴェルスパ大分
Verspah Oita Emblem
Full name Verspah Oita
Founded 2003
Ground Oita Sports Park
Ground Capacity 16,000
League Japan Football League
2013 15th
Home colours
Away colours

Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分 Verspah Ōita?)is a Japanese football club currently competing in the Japan Football League.[1] The year 2012 is their first year in the JFL after they were promoted from the 2011 Kyushu League.

History[edit]

Hoyo AC Elan Oita crest, used till 2012

The club was formed in 2003 as Hoyo Sukarabu F.C. In 2005 they changed their name to Hoyo Atlético Club Elan Oita, the name in which they competed for many years in the Kyushu Football League. The club is backed by the Hoyo Group, a digital camera and auto parts manufacturer based in nearby Kunisaki. In 2011 they won the Kyushu Championship and then earned third place in the Regional Promotion Series, and will compete in the JFL beginning in 2012.

In early December 2013 the club try to be closer to the community, with name of the club changed to Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分 Verspah Ōita?), for 2014 season onwards.[2]

Hoyo Oita crest, used 2012-2013

Honours[edit]

  • Oita Prefecture League 3rd Division
    • Winners (1): 2005
  • Oita Prefecture League 2nd Division
    • Winners (1): 2006
  • Oita Prefecture League 2nd Division
    • Winners (1): 2009
  • Kyushu League
    • Winners (2): 2010, 2011

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