Nara Club

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Nara Club
奈良クラブ
Nara Club Crest
Nickname(s) Nara Club
Founded 1991
Ground Konoike Athletic Stadium, Nara[1]
Ground Capacity 30,600
Ground Coordinates 34°41′54″N 135°49′45″E / 34.69833°N 135.82917°E / 34.69833; 135.82917Coordinates: 34°41′54″N 135°49′45″E / 34.69833°N 135.82917°E / 34.69833; 135.82917
Chairman Japan Ken'ichiro Fujimoto[1]
Manager Japan Atsushi Nakamura[2]
League Japan Football League
2015 7th
Website Club home page

Nara Club (奈良クラブ Nara Kurabu?) is a Japanese football (soccer) club based in Nara, Nara Prefecture. They play in Japan Football League.

History[edit]

The Club was originally established in Nara in 1991 under the name Tonan Club (都南クラブ Tonan Kurabu?) and it became a member of the Football Association of Nara. The club went up to the top division in 1997. It was renamed its current name in 2008, and promoted to the regional league in 2009. In 2014 they won the Regional League promotion series and will play in the Japan Football League in 2015.

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 February 2016[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 Tomohiro Matsumoto
2 Japan DF Osamu Miura
3 Japan DF Atsushi Izawa
4 Japan MF Shohei Tsukamoto
5 Japan DF Keisuke Hayashi
6 Japan DF Koichi Hashigaito
7 Japan MF Tomoki Taniguchi
8 Japan MF Kazuma Sato
9 Japan FW Yasukazu Seri
10 Japan DF Shinichi Mukai
11 Japan DF Shota Koide
13 Japan FW Yushi Ogasa
14 Japan DF Kengo Nakamura
15 Japan FW Koki Taguchi
16 Japan DF Shusuke Sakamoto
17 Japan DF Yuki Hirata
No. Position Player
18 Japan FW Jun Horino
19 Japan MF Kensuke Enjo
20 Japan GK Toshimitsu Asai
21 Japan MF Yusuke Yanagida
22 Japan DF Koki Okura
23 Japan FW Takahiro Tsutsumi
24 Japan GK Kazuki Kishigami  
25 Japan DF Yuki Onishi
27 Japan MF Katsuyuki Shimizu  
28 Japan MF Takuya Yamada  
30 Japan MF Yusuke Ono  
31 Japan MF Masatomo Saito
32 Japan FW Kazunari Okayama
33 Japan MF Taira Shige
39 Japan DF Tsukasa Morimoto
40 Japan DF Yasutaka Nomoto

Managerial history[edit]

Manager Nationality Tenure
Koji Yamaguchi  Japan 1991–2009
Ken'ichiro Fujimoto  Japan 2010
Satoru Yoshida  Japan 2011
Masashi Hachūda  Japan 2012
Jiro Yabe  Japan 2012–2013
Jun Mizukoshi  Japan 2013
Jun Mizukoshi  Japan 2013
Atsushi Nakamura  Japan 2014–

Team Record[edit]

League Emperor's Cup Shakaijin Cup
Season Division Place Pld Win Draw Lose GF GA Dif Pts Note
1992 Nara Pref. League Edu. 3 * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.5 * *
1993 Nara Pref. League Div.5 1 * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.4 * *
1994 Nara Pref. League Div.4 1 * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.3 * *
1995 Nara Pref. League Div.3 1 * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.2 * *
1996 Nara Pref. League Div.2 1 * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.1 * *
1997 Nara Pref. League Div.1 6 * * * * * * * * * *
1998 4 * * * * * * * * * *
1999 3 * * * * * * * * * *
2000 2 * * * * * * * * * *
2001 1 * * * * * * * * * *
2002 7/11 10 3 3 4 14 14 0 12 DNQ DNQ
2003 5/11 10 6 0 4 17 14 +3 18 DNQ DNQ
2004 1/11 10 8 1 1 25 8 +17 25 DNQ DNQ
2005 3/111 10 6 1 3 25 11 +14 19 DNQ DNQ
2006 1/112 10 8 1 1 31 11 +20 25 DNQ DNQ
2007 3/12 11 6 1 4 22 10 +12 22 DNQ DNQ
2008 2/12 11 8 3 0 39 9 +30 27 Promoted to Kansai League Div.2 DNQ 1st Round
2009 Kansai League Div.2 1/8 14 9 3 2 47 18 +29 30 Promoted to Kansai League Div.1 2nd Round DNQ
2010 Kansai League Div.1 4/8 14 6 6 2 36 24 +12 24 1st Round DNQ
2011 1/8 14 11 2 1 42 13 +29 35 1st Round DNQ
2012 2/8 14 8 5 1 28 11 +17 29 2nd Round DNQ
2013 5/8 14 3 4 7 11 22 −11 14 2nd Round DNQ
2014 1/8 14 10 3 1 30 11 +19 33 Promoted to JFL 3rd Round Quarter Final
2015 JFL 7/16 16 13 7 10 33 28 +5 46 1st Round
  • Source: http://naraclub.jp/club
  • 1 It was originally 12 teams participating. Tenri Univ. FC was disqualified, and the rest of 11 teams had to compete.[4]
  • 2 It was originally 12 teams participating. Ikoma SC was disqualified, and the rest of 11 teams had to compete.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jリーグ準加盟審査結果について" (Press release) (in Japanese). Japan Professional Football League. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ 中村敦氏 監督就任のお知らせ (in Japanese). Nara Club. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Top team players". Nara Club. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Nara Football Federation
  5. ^ Nara Football Federation

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