Gainare Tottori

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Gainare Tottori
ガイナーレ鳥取
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Full name Gainare Tottori
Nickname(s) Gainare
Founded 1983; 34 years ago (1983)
Ground Torigin Bird Stadium
Tottori, Tottori
Ground Capacity 16,033
Chairman Masaki Tsukano
Manager Ryuzo Morioka
League J3 League
2016 15th
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 J3 League. Their team colour is green.

Their team name Gainare derives from the Tottori dialect word gaina 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.

History[edit]

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 on October 3, 2010 in their home stadium, at last they could secure 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.

Stadiums[edit]

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 4 3,069 2nd Round
2015 J3 13 6 1,932 2nd Round
2016 J3 16 15 1,898 2nd Round
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January, 2017. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Japan DF Katsuhisa Inamori
3 Japan DF Yuki Uchiyama
4 Japan DF Takashi Akiyama
6 Japan DF Kosei Ishigami
7 Japan MF Ryuji Hirota
8 Japan MF Shuto Kawai
9 Japan FW Masaru Kurotsu
11 Japan FW Takuto Haraguchi
13 Japan MF Masamichi Hayashi
15 Japan MF Koki Ishii
16 Japan MF Hayato Ikegaya
17 Japan FW Junya Kato
18 Japan FW Daiki Numa
19 Japan DF Shu Kameshima
No. Position Player
20 Japan FW Ryuolivier Iwamoto
21 Japan GK Ryota Inoue
23 Japan MF Rikito Inoue
24 Japan DF Yuya Nishijima
25 Japan DF Daichi Soga
26 Japan MF Taisei Isoe
27 Japan FW Makito Hatanaka
28 Japan DF Junji Yamamichi
29 Japan MF Ren Yamamoto
31 Japan GK Ayumu Hosoda
33 Japan GK Takuya Sugimoto
40 Japan DF Yosuke Kataoka
48 Japan FW Shunsuke Maeda

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

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  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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