Kataller Toyama

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Kataller Toyama
Kataller Toyama logo.png
Full nameKataller Toyama
Founded2007; 12 years ago (2007)
GroundToyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium
Toyama, Toyama
ChairmanEiji Sakai
ManagerTetsuro Uki
LeagueJ3 League
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Kataller Toyama (カターレ富山, Katāre Toyama) is a football club in Japan that was formed from the merger of the old ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP F.C. clubs. They currently play in J3 League.


The idea of a merged team had been discussed by the Toyama Prefectural Football Association as early as 2005, but discussions had come to nothing.

On September 10, 2007, YKK (owner of YKK AP F.C.) and Hokuriku Electric Power Company (owner of ALO's Hokuriku), agreed with merging their teams to aim promotion to the J. League in response of eager request by the TPFA. According to Tulip TV, local broadcasting company, over 20 companies informally promised to invest in the new team. In the media briefing, the governor of Toyama Prefecture also participated.

TPFA has founded an organization named "Civic Football Club Team of Toyama Prefecture (富山県民サッカークラブチーム)" with two major economic organization and representatives of Hokuriku Electric Power Company and YKK. The Japan Football League confirmed that the merged club would compete in the JFL from the 2008 season.[1]

They applied for J. League Associate Membership in January 2008, then their application was accepted at the Board meeting of J. League on February 19, 2008. On November 23 they secured qualification for promotion to J2, and on December 1 promotion was made official by J. League.[2]

Name and crest[edit]

The word "kataller" is a portmanteau of the phrase 勝たれ katare which in Toyama dialect means "to win", and the French aller, "to go". The phrase is also intended to be a pun of Italian cantare, "to sing", and of native Japanese 語れ katare, "to talk" (written with a different kanji character).[1]

The crest is shaped in the form of a tulip, the official Toyama Prefecture flower.

Record as J. League member[edit]

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G Emperor's Cup
2009 J2 18 13 3,740 3rd Round
2010 J2 19 18 4,463 2nd Round
2011 J2 20 16 3,275 3rd Round
2012 J2 22 19 3,324 2nd Round
2013 J2 22 18 4,474 2nd Round
2014 J2 22 22 4,266 3rd Round
2015 J3 13 5 2,820
2016 J3 16 6 3,608 2nd Round
2017 J3 17 8 3,159 2nd Round
2018 J3 17 11 2,670 2nd Round
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • Source: J. League Data Site

Current squad[edit]

As of February 16, 2019.[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 Tetsuya Enomoto
2 Japan DF Kosei Wakimoto
3 Japan DF Kenji Dai
4 Japan DF Issei Tone
5 Japan DF Junya Imase
6 Japan MF Teppei Usui
7 Japan MF Yoji Sasaki
8 Japan FW Shunta Takahashi
9 Japan FW Takuya Kokeguchi
10 Japan MF Mizuki Arai
11 Japan FW Ryuji Saito
13 Japan MF Ikki Sasaki
14 Japan MF Tomoyuki Shiraishi
15 Brazil MF Lucas Daubermann
No. Position Player
16 Japan DF Danto Sugiyama
17 Japan MF Shuto Inaba
19 Japan DF Daiki Yagishita
20 Japan MF Sho Hanai
21 Japan GK Gakuji Ota
22 Japan MF Nobuyuki Shiina
24 Japan MF Yota Maejima
26 Japan MF Junki Mawatari
27 Japan FW Hayato Otani
28 Japan DF Kenshiro Tanioku
29 Japan FW Tomohiro Tanaka
31 Japan GK Kazuki Saito
32 Japan DF Tatsuki Noda


  1. ^ a b "カターレ富山 プロフィール" [Kataller Toyama; Club profile] (in Japanese). J. League. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Three clubs admitted to J. League". Japan Times. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. ^ "選手紹介 - KATALLER TOYAMA OFFICIAL WEB SITE". www.kataller.co.jp.

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