Ehime FC

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Ehime FC
Full nameEhime Football Club
Founded1970; 49 years ago (1970)
GroundNingineer Stadium
Matsuyama, Ehime
ChairmanFumio Kamei
ManagerShuichi Mase
LeagueJ2 League
2018J2 League, 18th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Ehime Football Club (愛媛フットボールクラブ) 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 J2 League.


The club was founded in 1970 as Matsuyama Soccer Club and renamed itself as Ehime Football Club in 1995.[1] 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.[2]

Record as J. League member[edit]

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G Emperor's Cup
2006 J2 13 9 4,139 4th round
2007 J2 13 10 3,317 Quarter-final
2008 J2 15 14 3,704 4th round
2009 J2 18 15 3,694 2nd round
2010 J2 19 11 4,386 2nd round
2011 J2 20 15 3,475 4th round
2012 J2 22 16 3,629 2nd round
2013 J2 22 17 3,950 2nd round
2014 J2 22 19 3,820 4th round
2015 J2 22 5 3,771 3rd round
2016 J2 22 10 4,089 3rd round
2017 J2 22 15 3,866 3rd round
2018 J2 22 18 3,161 2nd round
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • Source: J. League Data Site[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 February 2019.[4]

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 Masahiro Okamoto (on loan from JEF United)
2 Japan DF Kosuke Yamazaki
3 Japan DF Mutsumi Tamabayashi
4 Japan DF Daiki Nishioka
5 Japan DF Takanori Maeno
6 Japan MF Hideyuki Nozawa (on loan from FC Tokyo)
7 Japan MF Takashi Kondo
8 Japan MF Yoichi Naganuma (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
9 Japan FW Koki Arita
10 Japan MF Yuta Kamiya (on loan from Shonan Bellmare)
11 Japan MF Yumemi Kanda
13 Japan MF Shuya Iwai
14 Japan FW Makito Yoshida (on loan from JEF United)
15 Japan FW Shion Niwa
16 Japan MF Hiroto Tanaka
17 Japan MF Daiki Kogure
No. Position Player
18 Japan FW Go Nishida
19 Japan FW Yoshiki Fujimoto
20 Japan FW Kazuhisa Kawahara (captain)
21 Japan GK Hiroki Mawatari
22 Japan GK Yutaro Hara
23 Japan DF Makoto Rindo
25 Japan MF Yuji Takeshima
26 Japan MF Sota Watanabe
27 Japan FW Hiroto Nakagawa
28 Japan MF Sasuga Kiyokawa
29 Japan MF Takumu Kawamura (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
30 South Korea MF Woo Sang-ho
31 South Korea GK Park Seong-su
33 Japan MF Koji Yamase
39 Japan DF Yota Shimokawa (on loan from Matsumoto Yamaga)
50 Austria DF Mladen Jutrić

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Japan DF Jurato Ikeda (on loan at AC Nagano Parceiro)




  1. ^ "Club guide: Ehime FC". J. League. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Urawa mark Asian award with cup collapse". ESPN soccernet. November 29, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "J. League Data Site". J. League. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Ehime F.C. players. Ehime F.C. Site. Retrieved 7 January 2019.

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