Tochigi Uva FC

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For the J. League club based in Utsunomiya, see Tochigi S.C.
Tochigi Uva F.C.
Full name Tochigi Uva Football Club
Nickname(s) Uva
Founded 1947
Ground Tochigi City Stadium
Tochigi, Tochigi
Ground Capacity 5,500
Chairman Japan Shigeharu Shinozuka
Manager Japan Makoto Yokohama
League Japan Football League
2013 17th

Tochigi Uva Football Club (栃木ウーヴァフットボールクラブ) is a Japanese football club based in Tochigi Prefecture.

The club was formed in 1947 as Hitachi Tochigi Soccer Club, the works team of the local Hitachi, Ltd. affiliate. In 2002 it adopted the moniker Uva (meaning "grape" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), after the vineyards of its home area, southern Tochigi Prefecture.

After finishing as a runners-up in the local Kanto Soccer League in 2009 season, they were promoted to the 2010 Japan Football League through the All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series. Prior to their first season in JFL, the club has dropped Hitachi prefix in its name and changed the reference to sport from "soccer" to "football" following general Japanese trend.

Current squad[edit]

As of February 14, 2011

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 Shota Wata
2 Japan DF Nobuaki Kuboi
3 Japan DF Masafumi Hayashi
4 Japan DF Hideaki Kurihara
6 Japan MF Yutaka Mori
7 Japan MF Hirofumi Kawase
8 Japan MF Hiroyuki Ishikawa
9 Japan FW Akira Igarashi
10 Japan FW Masahiro Miwa
11 Japan FW Shunta Takahashi
13 Japan MF Kazuya Maeda
14 Japan MF Tomoaki Abe
15 South Korea DF Chon Ryung Pop
16 Japan MF Dai Ishikawa
17 Japan MF Tomoya Ibarashi
No. Position Player
18 Japan DF Yushi Ishizuka
19 Japan MF Atsushi Ogonuki
20 Japan DF Hiroaki Kubo
22 Japan GK Masayuki Ino
23 Japan DF Masataka Tamura
24 Japan DF Kenta Takagi
25 Japan FW Manabu Wakabayashi
27 Japan MF Shinji Morita
28 Japan MF Shigeki Kishida
29 Japan FW Yasuki Ishidate
30 South Korea GK Chang Seong Do
31 Japan MF Ryosuke Takayasu
33 Japan DF Sukemasa Okada
34 Japan MF Kazuhisa Hamaoka
35 Japan MF Toru Miyamoto

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