Verspah Oita

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Verspah Oita
Verspah Oita Emblem
Full name Verspah Oita
Founded 2003
Ground Oita Sports Park
Ground Capacity 16,000
Manager Toru Sano
League Japan Football League
2016 Japan Football League, 13th
Website Club home page

Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分, Verspah Ōita) is a Japanese football club currently competing in the Japan Football League.[1] The year 2012 is their first year in the JFL after they were promoted from the 2011 Kyushu League.


Hoyo AC Elan Oita crest, used till 2012

The club was formed in 2003 as Hoyo FC. In 2005 they changed their name to Hoyo Atletico Elan, the name in which they competed for many years in the Kyushu Football League. The club is backed by the Hoyo Group, a digital camera and auto parts manufacturer based in nearby Kunisaki. In 2010 they changed their name to Hoyo Atletico Elan Oita. In 2011, they changed their name to Hoyo AC Elan Oita, they won the Kyushu Championship and then earned third place in the Regional League promotion series, and will compete in the JFL beginning in 2012. In 2012, they changed their name to Hoyo Oita.

In early December 2013 the club try to be closer to the community, with name of the club changed to Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分, Verspah Ōita), for 2014 season onwards.[2]

Hoyo Oita crest, used 2012–2013


  • Oita Prefecture League 3rd Division
    • Winners (1): 2005
  • Oita Prefecture League 2nd Division
    • Winners (1): 2006
  • Oita Prefecture League 2nd Division
    • Winners (1): 2009
  • Kyushu League
    • Winners (2): 2010, 2011
  • Emperor's Cup
    • 1st Round: 2010, 2011

Current squad[edit]

As of February 20, 2017.[3]

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 Himeno
2 Japan DF Kazuya Sakamoto
3 Japan DF Shun Seike
4 Japan MF Shin Fujimoto
5 South Korea DF Park Tae-hwan
6 Japan MF Shinta Fukushima
7 Japan MF Kazumi Hara
8 Japan MF Ryosuke Kawano
9 Japan FW Yuma Tsubata
10 Japan FW Rui Tone
11 Japan FW Tomoya Nakanishi
13 Japan FW Ryuya Fukushima
14 Japan MF Seiya Nagatomi
15 Japan MF Satoru Unemoto
16 Japan FW Amosu Buzo
17 Japan DF Daisuke Shimizu
No. Position Player
18 Japan FW Makoto Nakamura
19 Japan MF Hisami Sato
20 Japan DF Taishin Morikawa
21 Japan GK Tetsuya Arakawa
22 Japan MF Kengo Kagoi
23 Japan FW Itsuki Nishihara
24 Japan FW Yu Kijima
25 Japan MF Shuto Kajitani
26 Japan DF Toyoki Hasegawa
27 Japan MF Daisuke Nishi
28 Japan FW Kazuki Shimoda
29 Japan FW Taiki Nishio
30 Japan DF Hikaru Miyazaki
31 Japan GK Naoto Matsuura
32 Japan MF Yuki Yamamoto
33 Japan MF Taiyou Nawa
39 Japan MF Kazuki Chibu


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