|Full name||Omiya Ardija|
|Nickname(s)||Risu (The Squirrels)|
NACK5 Stadium Ōmiya|
Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
Omiya Ardija (大宮アルディージャ Ōmiya Arudīja) is a professional association football club based in Ōmiya in Saitama, Japan. Its "hometown" as designated by the league is the whole of Saitama city, which is shared with neighbours Urawa Red Diamonds. Omiya competed in the J1 League following an immediate promotion in 2015 after being relegated in 2014. Omiya was relegated again following the 2017 season. They competed in J1 2005 and continued to remain until 2014, following promotion from J2 in 2004 as the second placed team. The team currently competes in the J2 League.
The team were founded in 1964 as NTT Saitama Soccer Selection in Urawa, Saitama and later known as the NTT Kantō Soccer Club in 1969. They were first promoted to the Japan Soccer League Second Division in 1987, and when the JSL folded, joined the former Japan Football League.
In 1998 it was separately incorporated as NTT Sport Community K.K. based in Ōmiya to participate in the J. League. The name "Ardija" is a transcription of the Spanish language ardilla (squirrel) which is the mascot of Ōmiya and the park in which their home stadium is located.
In 2005–2007 most of Omiya's home matches were held at Saitama Stadium 2002 and Urawa Komaba Stadium due to expansion works at their home ground. In October 2007 the expansion was complete. On November 11, the re-opening match was held as a J. League season match between the Ardija and Ōita Trinita (1–2).
Record as J. League member
|Season||Div.||Tms.||Pos.||Attendance/G||J. League Cup||Emperor's Cup|
|1999||J2||10||6||2,674||1st Round||3rd Round|
|2000||J2||11||4||3,477||1st Round||3rd Round|
|2001||J2||12||5||3,864||1st Round||1st Round|
|2006||J1||18||12||10,234||Group Stage||5th Round|
|2007||J1||18||15||11,465||Group Stage||4th Round|
|2008||J1||18||12||9,350||Group Stage||5th Round|
|2009||J1||18||13||13,707||Group Stage||3rd Round|
|2010||J1||18||12||11,064||Group Stage||4th Round|
|2011||J1||18||13||12,221||2nd Round||2nd Round|
|2012||J1||18||13||10,637||Group stage||4th Round|
|2013||J1||18||14||11,138||Group stage||2nd Round|
- Tms. = Number of teams
- Pos. = Position in league
- Attendance/G = Average league attendance
- Source: J. League Data Site
As of 16 January 2018.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here
|Chang Woe-ryong||South Korea||2009–2010|
|Takeyuki Okamoto (interim)||Japan||2012|
|Takeyuki Okamoto (interim)||Japan||2013|
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- "The 13th Saitama derby in the football-mad region comes around this Saturday in Japan's J-League when Urawa Red Diamonds face Omiya Ardija". Goal.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- "オレンジの聖地一新 NACK5スタジアム大宮". Saitama Shimbun (in Japanese). 47news. 23 October 2007.
- "Notice of 2018 season team structure decision". Omiya Ardija. Retrieved 16 January 2018.