Ehime FC

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Ehime F.C.
Full name Ehime Football Club
Founded 1970; 46 years ago (1970)
Ground Ningineer Stadium
Matsuyama, Ehime
Ground Capacity 21,401
Chairman Fumio Kamei
Manager Takashi Kiyama
League J2 League
2015 5th
Website Club home page

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]

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]

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
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • Source: J. League Data Site[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 February 2016. [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 Tsuyoshi Kodama
2 Japan DF Nobuhisa Urata
3 Japan DF Mutsumi Tamabayashi
4 Japan DF Daiki Nishioka
5 Japan MF Ibuki Fujita
6 Japan DF Kohei Mihara
7 Japan MF Takashi Kondo
8 Japan MF Shuto Kojima
9 Japan MF Kodai Yasuda
10 Japan FW Yuji Senuma (on loan from Shimizu S-Pulse)
11 Japan FW Genta Omotehara
14 Japan MF Kosuke Shirai
15 Japan MF Rikiya Motegi (on loan from Urawa Reds)
16 Japan MF Nao Eguchi
No. Position Player
17 Japan FW Toyofumi Sakano (on loan from Urawa Reds)
18 Japan FW Go Nishida (captain)
20 Japan FW Kazuhisa Kawahara
21 Japan GK Yuya Hikichi
22 Japan DF Yuki Fukaya
23 Japan DF Makoto Rindo
24 Japan DF Yoshiki Nakajima
25 South Korea DF Park Chan-yong
26 Japan MF Naoya Fuji
31 Japan GK Shogo Onishi
32 South Korea GK Park Seong-su
36 South Korea DF Park Gwang-il
39 Japan MF Kenta Uchida
40 Japan DF Ryuga Suzuki

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 FW Ryota Watanabe (at 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. ^ 2016J2 LEAGUE Ehime FC. J. League. Retrieved February 21 2016.

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