Yokohama F. Marinos
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|Full name||Yokohama F·Marinos|
|Founded||1972, as Nissan Motors F.C.|
(International Stadium Yokohama)
|Owner||Nissan Motor Company (majority)
City Football Group (minority)
|League||J. League Division 1|
|Website||Club home page|
Yokohama F. Marinos (横浜F・マリノス Yokohama Efu Marinosu?) is a Japanese association football team that participates in the J. League Division 1. Having won the J-League title three times and finished second twice, they are one of the most successful J-League clubs. The team are based in Yokohama and were founded as the company team of Nissan Motors. The club was formed by the merger of Yokohama Marinos and Yokohama Flügels in 1999. The current name is intended to reflect both Marinos and Flügels. The team name Marinos means "sailors" in Spanish. Yokohama F. Marinos are the longest serving team in the top flight of Japanese football having played at the top level since 1982, also making them one of only four teams to have competed in Japan's top flight of football every year since its inception.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadiums
- 3 Players
- 4 Record as J. League member
- 5 Honours
- 6 Awards
- 7 Managers
- 8 External links
In 1972, the team started as the Nissan Motors F.C. based in Yokohama, and were promoted to the Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1976. They took necessary steps like building a friendly relationship with local high schools and universities and starting junior teams for school kids to be a winning team. Under the first paid or professional team manager in Japan Shu Kamo, the team won championships in 1988 and 1989 as well as the JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup winning all three major tournaments in Japan at that time.
In 1991, it was one of the founding members of the J. League. In 1998, after losing one of their primary sponsors, it was announced that crosstown rivals Yokohama Flügels would merge with Marinos. Since then, an F was added to the name to represent the Flügels half of the club. Many Flügels fans rejected the merger, rather believing their club to have been dissolved into Marinos. As a result, they refused to follow F. Marinos and instead created Yokohama FC, F. Marinos' new crosstown rivals. In 2010, Shunsuke Nakamura made a come-back to Yokohama F. Marinos.
Since Naoki Matsuda left the team, F.Marinos' number 3 has been retied. Naoki Matsuda had participated 385 matches as a member of F.Marinos. On 2 August, in the year after he left the club, he collapsed during training due to a cardiac arrest after finishing a 15-minute warmup run. Doctors diagnosed his condition as "extremely severe". Two days later, he died at the age of 34. As a result, his ex-number, 3 has been a retired as an active number for this team. On 23 July 2013, Yokohama F. Marinos faced Manchester United in a 3-2 win for the Marinos.
Yokohama F.Marinos won the Emperors Cup on New Years Day 2014, their first in twenty-one years. On 20 May 2014, it was announced that that Manchester City had invested in a minority share of Yokohama F. Marinos, creating a partnership with both the football club and car manufacturer Nissan.
The team's home stadiums are Nissan Stadium, otherwise known as International Stadium Yokohama, and Mitsuzawa Stadium. However, the squad trains in the newly constructed Marinos Town in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama.
As of 8 August 2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The official club website lists the club mascot as player #0 and the supporters as player #12.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan
2013 Season Transfers
|6||Ramón Medina Bello||1994–95||47||66||0.712|
World Cup Players
Record as J. League member
|Season||Div.||Tms.||Pos.||Attendance/G||J. League Cup||Emperor's Cup||Asia|
|1996||J1||16||8||14,589||Group Stage||3rd Round||CC||Group Stage|
|1997||J1||17||3||9,211||Group Stage||4th Round||-||-|
|1998||J1||18||4||19,165||Group Stage||3rd Round||-||-|
|2002||J1||16||2||24,108||Group Stage||4th Round||-||-|
|2004||J1||16||1||24,818||Quarter-final||5th Round||CL||Group Stage|
|2005||J1||18||9||25,713||Semi-final||5th Round||CL||Group Stage|
|2010||J1||18||8||25,684||Group Stage||4th Round||-||-|
|2014||J1||18||-||-||Quarter-final||3rd Round||CL||Group Stage|
Nissan Motors FC
- Shakaijin Cup
- Winners (1): 1976
Yokohama Marinos / Yokohama F.Marinos
J. League Top Scorer: Ramón Díaz (1993)
J. League Manager of the Year: Takeshi Okada (2003–04)
J. League awards Fair Play: Daisuke Sakata (2007)
J. League Best XI 1994: Masami Ihara
J. League Best XI 1996: Masami Ihara
J. League Best XI 1997: Masami Ihara
J. League Best XI 1999: Shunsuke Nakamura
J. League Best XI 2002: Naoki Matsuda
J. League Best XI 2005: Yuji Nakazawa
J. League Best XI 2008: Yuji Nakazawa
MVP J. League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup: Tatsuya Enomoto (2001)
New Hero J. League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup: Manabu Saito (2013)
Best XI Japan Soccer League 1985–86: Kazushi Kimura
Best XI Japan Soccer League 1986–87: Takashi Mizunuma
|Xabier Azkargorta||Spain||July 1, 1997 – June 30, 1998|
|Gert Engels||Germany||Sept 1998–Dec 98|
|Antonio de la Cruz||Spain||1999|
|Osvaldo Ardiles||Argentina||Jan 1, 2000–Dec 31, 2000|
|Takeshi Okada||Japan||Jan 1, 2003–Aug 24, 2006|
|Takashi Mizunuma||Japan||Aug 25, 2006–Dec 31, 2006|
|Hiroshi Hayano||Japan||Jan 1, 2007–Dec 31, 2007|
|Takashi Kuwahara||Japan||Jan 1, 2008–July 17, 2008|
|Kokichi Kimura||Japan||July 18, 2008–Dec 31, 2009|
|Kazushi Kimura||Japan||Feb 16, 2010–Dec 31, 2011|
|Yasuhiro Higuchi||Japan||Dec 30, 2011–|
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