Kataller Toyama

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Kataller Toyama
Full name Kataller Toyama
Founded 2007; 10 years ago (2007)
Ground Toyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium
Toyama, Toyama
Ground Capacity 28,494
Chairman Eiji Sakai
Manager Tetsuro Uki
League J3 League
2016 6th
Website Club 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
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance
  • Source: J. League Data Site

Current squad[edit]

As of February 15, 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 Tatsumi Iida
2 Japan DF Kosei Wakimoto
3 Japan DF Kenji Dai
4 Japan MF Takahiro Kuniyoshi
5 Japan DF Ryo Hiraide
6 Japan DF Tatsunori Yamagata
7 Japan MF Yuki Kitai
8 Japan MF Ryo Kubota
9 Japan FW Takuya Kokeguchi
10 Japan MF Yu Eto
11 Brazil FW Pablo
13 Japan FW Ikki Sasaki
14 Japan MF Yoji Sasaki
15 Japan FW Tomoya Nakanishi
16 South Korea FW Han Seung-hyeong
No. Position Player
17 Japan MF Keisuke Kimoto
18 Japan DF Masaki Tozaki
19 Japan DF Daiki Yagishita
20 Japan DF Seiji Shindo
21 Japan GK Kengo Nagai
22 Japan MF Nobuyuki Shiina
23 Japan FW Yusei Kayanuma
24 Japan MF Ryuki Nishimuro
25 Japan MF Haruki Umemura
26 Japan MF Junki Mawatari
27 Japan DF Genki Ishisaka
28 Japan FW Kosuke Nishi
29 Brazil FW Rodrigo Cabeça
31 Japan GK Kazuki Hattori

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 MF Hiroki Tanaka (at Maruyasu Okazaki)


  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. ^ http://www.kataller.co.jp/member/index.html

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