Gainare Tottori

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Gainare Tottori
Full nameGainare Tottori
Founded1983; 36 years ago (1983)
GroundTorigin Bird Stadium
Tottori, Tottori
ChairmanMasaki Tsukano
ManagerRiki Takagi
LeagueJ3 League
WebsiteClub website

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.


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.


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
2017 J3 17 17 1,559 1st Round
2018 J3 17 3 2,657 2nd Round
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance

Current squad[edit]

As of 23 January, 2019. 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 Takashi Kitano
2 Japan DF Koki Ishii
3 Brazil DF Adriel
4 Japan DF Rikito Inoue
6 Japan MF Hayato Ikegaya
7 Japan MF Masataka Kani
8 Japan MF Naoto Misawa
9 Brazil FW Yuri (on loan from Coimbra MG)
10 Brazil FW Fernandinho
11 Brazil FW Vitor Gabriel
13 Japan MF Masamichi Hayashi
15 Japan DF Yo Uematsu
16 Japan MF Yusuke Hoshino
No. Position Player
17 Japan MF Ren Yamamoto
18 Japan DF Yusuke Nishiyama
19 Japan MF Tomomitsu Kobayashi
20 Japan DF Tsubasa Oya
21 Japan GK Ryota Inoue
22 Japan MF Jinyu Nasu
26 Japan MF Hiroto Sese
27 Japan DF Takayuki Fukumura
29 Japan GK Akinori Ichikawa (on loan from Yokohama FC)
31 Japan GK Ayumu Hosoda
37 Japan DF Yuki Uchiyama
41 Japan MF Naoya Uozato



  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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