Montedio Yamagata

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Montedio Yamagata
モンテディオ山形
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Full nameMontedio Yamagata
Nickname(s)Montedio
Founded1984; 35 years ago (1984)
GroundND Soft Stadium
Capacity20,315
ChairmanTakashi Takahashi
ManagerTakashi Kiyama
LeagueJ2 League
2018J2 League, 12th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Montedio Yamagata (モンテディオ山形, Montedio Yamagata) is a professional association football club based in Yamagata Prefecture in Japan. The club plays in J2 League.

Montedio is a coined word combining the Italian word for "mountain" (Monte) and the word for "God" (Dio).

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1984 as NEC Yamagata Soccer Club.[1] It gained the promotion to the Japan Football League (former) in 1994. After renaming itself as Montedio Yamagata in 1996, it has been playing in J. League Division 2 since its inaugural 1999 season.[1]

On 30 November 2008, they were promoted to J. League Division 1 for the first time. They achieved their highest league placing of 13th in 2010. However, in 2011, two strong rental players from Kashima Antlers go back to their own team and this influences the team in a bad way to lead to be relegated back to J.League Division 2 at the end of 2011. On top of that, main reason for going back to Division 2 is because of many injured players in the middle of the season. At the end of the season, the manager, Shinji Kobayashi, stepped down even though many fans glorified his accomplishment for the past 4 years.[citation needed]

Yamagata returned to J1 after three seasons in J2 by winning the promotion playoff final. However, they were back to J2 after only one season.[citation needed]`

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 January 2019.[2] 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 Yu Tamura
3 Japan DF Naoki Kuriyama
4 Japan DF Kai Miki
5 Japan DF Kenichi Kaga
6 Japan DF Takumi Yamada
7 Japan MF Kenya Okazaki
8 Brazil MF Alvaro Rodrigues
9 Brazil FW Jefferson Baiano (on loan from Santa Rita)
10 Japan MF Haruya Ide
11 Japan FW Toyofumi Sakano
13 Japan FW Shuhei Otsuki
14 Japan MF Takuya Honda
15 Japan DF Tatsuya Sakai
16 Japan FW Shuto Kitagawa
17 Japan MF Shun Nakamura
No. Position Player
18 Japan MF Shuto Minami
19 Japan MF Ryota Matsumoto
20 Japan MF Issei Takahashi (on loan from JEF United Chiba)
21 Japan GK Masatoshi Kushibiki
23 Japan DF Yuta Kumamoto
24 Japan MF Kenta Furube
25 Japan MF Rui Sueyoshi
26 Japan FW Ayumu Nagato
27 Japan MF Tatsuhiro Sakamoto
28 Japan GK Hayato Settsu
29 Brazil DF Rodolfo (on loan from Metropolitano)
30 Japan GK Akihiro Sato
31 Japan DF Riku Handa
32 Japan GK Ryusuke Otomo
36 Japan DF Takahiro Yanagi (on loan from FC Tokyo)

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 DF Naruki Takahashi (at Albirex Niigata Singapore FC)
Japan FW Shunta Nakamura (at Thespakusatsu Gunma)

Record as J. League member[edit]

Season Division Pld Pts W L D Pos (Tms)
1999 J2 League 36 48 15 17 4 7 (10)
2000 40 33 11 27 2 10 (11)
2001 44 80 27 14 6 3 (12)
2002 44 35 6 21 17 11 (12)
2003 44 55 15 19 10 8 (12)
2004 44 71 19 11 14 4 (12)
2005 44 64 16 12 16 5 (12)
2006 48 65 17 17 14 8 (13)
2007 48 58 15 20 13 9 (13)
2008 42 78 23 10 9 2 (15)
2009 J1 League 34 39 10 15 9 15 (18)
2010 34 42 11 14 9 13 (18)
2011 34 21 5 6 23 18 (18)
2012 J2 League 42 61 16 13 13 10 (22)
2013 42 59 16 11 15 10 (22)
2014 42 64 18 10 14 6 (22)
2015 J1 League 34 24 4 12 18 18 (18)
2016 J2 League 42 47 11 14 17 14 (22)
2017 42 59 14 17 11 11 (22)
2018 42 56 14 14 14 12 (22)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jリーグ – モンテディオ山形 [J. League – Montedio Yamagata] (in Japanese). J. League. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ "選手・スタッフ". Montedio Yamagata. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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