Montedio Yamagata

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Montedio Yamagata
モンテディオ山形
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Full name Montedio Yamagata
Nickname(s) Montedio
Founded 1984; 31 years ago (1984)
Ground ND Soft Stadium
Ground Capacity 20,315
Chairman Takashi Takahashi
Manager Nobuhiro Ishizaki
League J. League Division 1
2014 Division 2, 6th (promoted via play-offs)
Website Club home page

Montedio Yamagata is a professional association football (soccer) club based in Yamagata Prefecture in Japan. The club plays in J. League Division 1.

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 November 30, 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 lots of injured players in the middle of the season. At the end of the season, the manager, Shinji Kobayashi, steps down even though many fans glorify his accomplishment for the past 4 years.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2015.

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 Norihiro Yamagishi (on loan from Urawa Reds)
2 Japan DF Tetsuya Funatsu
3 Japan DF Kodai Watanabe
4 Japan DF Shogo Nishikawa
5 Brazil MF Alceu
6 Japan DF Takumi Yamada
7 Japan MF Ryosuke Matsuoka
8 Japan FW Ryohei Hayashi
9 Japan FW Yuki Nakashima
10 Japan MF Shun Ito
11 Brazil MF Diego Souza
13 Japan DF Tatsuya Ishikawa
14 Japan MF Kohei Higa
15 Japan MF Masaki Miyasaka
No. Position Player
16 Japan GK Akishige Kaneda
17 Japan DF Takefumi Toma
18 Japan FW Hiroki Bandai
20 Japan MF Keita Hidaka
21 Japan GK Hayato Nakamura
22 South Korea MF Byeom-Yong Kim
23 Japan DF Kazuki Segawa
24 Peru MF Romero Frank
25 Japan MF Koya Yuruki
26 Japan DF Hirokazu Usami
27 Japan DF Toshiya Takagi
28 Japan GK Hayato Settsu
29 Japan FW Shota Kawanishi (on loan from Gamba Osaka)
30 Japan FW Masato Yamazaki

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 GK Masaru Akiba (at Zweigen Kanazawa)
Japan MF Tomoyasu Hirose (at Tokushima Vortis)
Japan MF Kenichi Tanimura (at Gainare Tottori)

Record as J. League member[edit]

Season Division Pld Pts W L D Pos (Tms)
1999 J2 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 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 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

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