Yokohama F. Marinos

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Yokohama F. Marinos
Full nameYokohama F·Marinos
Nickname(s)Marinos, Tricolor
Founded1972; 50 years ago (1972) as Nissan Motor F.C.
StadiumNissan Stadium
OwnerNissan (80%)
City Football Group (20%)
ChairmanAkihiro Takayama
ManagerKevin Muscat
LeagueJ1 League
2022J1 League, 1st of 18 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Clubs owned by CFG
(listed in order of acquisition/foundation)
Bold indicates the club was founded by CFG.
* indicates the club was acquired by CFG.
§ indicates the club is co-owned.
2008Manchester City F.C.*
2013New York City FC§
2014Melbourne City FC*
Yokohama F. Marinos*§
2017Montevideo City Torque*
Girona FC*§
2019Sichuan Jiuniu F.C.*§
Mumbai City FC*§
2020Lommel S.K.*
ES Troyes AC*
2022Palermo F.C.*§

Yokohama F. Marinos (横浜F・マリノス, Yokohama Efu Marinosu) is a Japanese professional football club based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The club competes in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country.[1][2][3]

Having won the J-League title four times and finishing second twice, they are one of the most successful J-League clubs. The team is based in Yokohama and was founded as the company team of Nissan Motor. The club was formed by the merger of Yokohama Marinos and Yokohama Flügels in 1999. The current name is intended to reflect both Marinos and Flügels. The team name Marinos means "sailors" in Spanish. Yokohama F. Marinos is the longest serving team in the top flight of Japanese football, having played at the top level since 1982, also making them, along with Kashima Antlers, one of only two teams to have competed in Japan's top flight of football every year since its inception.


Nissan FC[edit]

In 1972, Japan started as Nissan Motor Football Club, based in Yokohama, and went from football to Division 2 Football League Division 2 Football League 1976. Take civil measures, build friendly relationship with schools secondary schools and local universities and start junior teams. And under coach Shu Kamo, the team won Japan Soccer League in 1988 and 1989, as well as the JSL Cup in 198,1989 and 1990 and the Emperor's Cup in 1983,1985,1988,1989 and 1991, winning all three major tournaments in Japan at that time, known as the Triple Crown with legends such as Takashi Mizunuma, Kazushi Kimura and Masami Ihara.

Yokohama Marinos[edit]

At the end of the 1991-92 season, in which the team had consolidated internationally with the victory of the 1991-1992 AFC Asian Cup, Nissan Motors obtained registration in the newly formed J-League to acquire professional club status and change the name to Yokohama Marinos, a reference to Yokohama's status as a major port city.[4] In their first seasons as a professional team, Yokohama Marinos confirmed the results of previous years by winning Emperor's Cup 1992 and for the second consecutive year the AFC Asian Cup and obtaining their first national title in 1995 with prominence the legend Mr.Marinos Masami Ihara. and matches between Yokohama Marinos and Verdy Kawasaki were known as the National Derby.

Yokohama F. Marinos[edit]

In 1999, the club was renamed Yokohama F Marinos after the technical and financial merger with Yokohama Flügels that declared bankruptcy and since then an F has been added to the name to represent the Flügels half of the club. Because of that, many Flügels fans have rejected the new team. Flügels fans felt that their team was dissolved into the F Marinos, rather than being merged with. As a result, they refused to follow F. Marinos and instead created Yokohama FC, the new city-wide rival of F. Marinos, with the help of public donations and an affiliation with IMG, a talent agency company.

In 2000 Marinos was runner-up in the J-League and Shunsuke Nakamura was named the best player of the season.

In 2001 Marinos won the Japanese League Cup.

In 2003 and 2004 Marinos was a two-time J-League champion with the stars of the team being South Koreans Ahn Jung-hwan, Yoo sang-chul and Japanese players Daisuke Oku, Tatsuhiko Kubo and Yuji Nakazawa was the best player of the year 2004. The coach was the Japanese Takeshi Okada and he was named the best coach of the Japanese League in the years 2003 and 2004.

And from 2005 to 2008 with Hayuma Tanaka, Hideo Oshima, Daisuke Sakata and Koji Yamase, Marinos didn't achieve anything, the most they reached was the 2008 Emperor's Cup semi-final.

In 2010, Shunsuke Nakamura returned to Yokohama F. Marinos.

In August 4, 2011, a year after leaving the club, former Marinos player Naoki Matsuda collapsed during training with Matsumoto Yamaga FC due to cardiac arrest and died at the age of 34. As a result, his former number 3 has been retired.

And after two semi-final defeats in 2011 and 2012 and Marinos won the 2013 Emperor's Cup on New Year's Day 2014, the first after 21 years and in 2013, they were runner-up in the J-League.

On 20 May 2014, it was announced that the City Football Group, a Manchester City company, had invested in a minority stake in Yokohama F. Marinos, creating a partnership with the football club and the automaker Nissan.

And after consecutive defeats, such as a loss in the 2017 Emperor's Cup Final and in the 2018 J.League Cup Final, the team managed to get a good shape thanks to the direction of the Australian coach Ange Postecoglou, which ended 15 years of drought by winning the 2019 J1 League title, with emphasis on the participation of Teruhito Nakagawa being the best player of the season and top scorer with 15 goals together with Marcos Júnior.

In 2020, Marinos made it out of the group stage for the first time since the AFC Champions League switched to the current format.


International Stadium Yokohama, one of the two home stadiums of the Yokohama F. Marinos
Mitsuzawa Stadium, one of the two home stadiums of the Yokohama F. Marinos

The team's home stadiums are Nissan Stadium, otherwise known as International Stadium Yokohama, and Mitsuzawa Stadium. The team trained at Marinos Town located in the area of Minato Mirai, but moved to Kozukue Field located next to the home ground in 2016.

Theme song[edit]

The club's official theme song is "We Are F. Marinos" by Japanese duo Yuzu. The song was first released in 2005, with the song being used at games up to today, sometimes having mascot Marinos-kun dance to the song on a pedestal on the running track of Nissan Stadium.

Players and staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2022[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Japan JPN Yohei Takaoka
2 DF Japan JPN Katsuya Nagato
4 DF Japan JPN Shinnosuke Hatanaka
5 DF Brazil BRA Eduardo
6 MF Japan JPN Kota Watanabe
7 MF Brazil BRA Élber
8 MF Japan JPN Takuya Kida (captain)
9 FW Brazil BRA Léo Ceará
10 MF Brazil BRA Marcos Júnior
11 FW Brazil BRA Anderson Lopes
14 MF Japan JPN Kaina Yoshio
16 MF Japan JPN Joel Chima Fujita
17 MF Japan JPN Ryo Miyaichi
18 MF Japan JPN Kota Mizunuma
19 DF Japan JPN Yuki Saneto
20 MF Brazil BRA Yan Matheus
23 FW Japan JPN Teruhito Nakagawa
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF Japan JPN Tomoki Iwata
25 DF Japan JPN Ryuta Koike
26 DF Japan JPN Yuta Koike
27 DF Japan JPN Ken Matsubara
28 MF Japan JPN Riku Yamane
30 FW Japan JPN Takuma Nishimura
32 GK Japan JPN Tomoki Tagawa
33 DF Japan JPN Ryotaro Tsunoda
34 GK Japan JPN Hirotsugu Nakabayashi
36 DF Japan JPN Yusuke Nishida
44 MF Japan JPN Takuto Kimura DSP
45 FW Japan JPN Yuhi Murakami DSP
46 MF Japan JPN Kosuke Matsumura Type 2
47 MF Japan JPN Haruto Shimada Type 2
48 FW Japan JPN Kotaro Uchino Type 2
49 DF Japan JPN Yuma Hatano Type 2
50 GK Japan JPN Powell Obinna Obi

The official club website lists the club mascot as player #0 and the supporters as player #12.

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. Pos. Nation Player
29 DF Japan JPN Ko Ikeda (on loan to Maruyasu Okazaki)
35 FW Japan JPN Ryonosuke Kabayama (on loan to Montedio Yamagata)
39 FW Japan JPN Talla Ndao (on loan to Maruyasu Okazaki)
GK Japan JPN Riku Terakado (on loan to Renofa Yamaguchi)
GK Japan JPN Shunsuke Hirai (on loan to ReinMeer Aomori)
MF Japan JPN Eitaro Matsuda (on loan to Albirex Niigata)
MF Japan JPN Keigo Sakakibara (on loan to ReinMeer Aomori)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Japan JPN Takuto Minami (on loan to Iwate Grulla Morioka)
MF Japan JPN Jun Amano (on loan to Ulsan Hyundai)
MF Japan JPN Naoki Tsubaki (on loan to Mito HollyHock)
MF Japan JPN Keita Ueda (on loan to Tochigi SC)
FW Japan JPN Takumi Tsukui (on loan to ReinMeer Aomori)
FW Japan JPN Yushi Yamaya (on loan to Yokohama FC)

Retired number[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Japan JPN Naoki Matsuda

Reserve squad (U-18s)[edit]

As of 6 September 2022 [8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Japan JPN Taiya Takahashi
2 DF Japan JPN Kengo Takahashi
3 DF Japan JPN Ryusei Ishii
4 DF Japan JPN Yuki Yoshizawa
5 DF Japan JPN Ren Onodera
6 MF Japan JPN Haruto Shimada
7 MF Japan JPN Kashin Isagaya
8 MF Japan JPN Yudai Shinohara
9 FW Japan JPN Kotaro Uchino
10 MF Japan JPN Kosuke Matsumura
11 MF Japan JPN Sota Mikuya
12 DF Japan JPN Haruto Kajihara
13 MF Japan JPN Nobuhide Sasahara
14 MF Japan JPN Kaede Hosokawa
15 DF Japan JPN Koki Nakao
16 GK Japan JPN Takumi Haremaki
17 MF Japan JPN Maiya Kawamura
18 MF Japan JPN Takuma Mitsuhashi
19 DF Japan JPN Haruki Shimizu
20 GK Japan JPN Ojiro Fukui
21 GK Japan JPN Kippei Sekino
22 DF Japan JPN Yuma Hatano
23 MF Japan JPN Yuma Saito
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF Japan JPN Daisuke Funaki
25 MF Japan JPN Shunta Ikeda
26 MF Japan JPN Sota Kuwahara
27 MF Japan JPN Atsumu Daito
28 FW Japan JPN Haruki Ikawa
29 FW Japan JPN Kotaro Hamada
30 FW Japan JPN Dan Nakahara
31 GK Japan JPN Shoma Yamashita
32 DF Japan JPN Katsuki Asano
33 DF Japan JPN Yusei Wada
34 DF Japan JPN Reno Noguchi
35 DF Japan JPN Masaki Furuya
36 FW Japan JPN Mizuki Akita
37 MF Japan JPN Haru Miyata
38 MF Japan JPN Yuma Tokuda
39 MF Japan JPN Kai Elchetabu Bright
40 MF Japan JPN Kohei Mochizuki
41 MF Japan JPN Haruki Uenishi
42 MF Japan JPN Aiki Sekino
43 MF Japan JPN Kento Shirasu
44 FW Japan JPN Shunsuke Yokoyama
45 FW Japan JPN Mirai Yoshizawa
47 MF Japan JPN Taiki Iimura

Current staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Australia Kevin Muscat
Assistant Manager Australia Ross Aloisi
Australia Shaun Ontong
Japan Hideo Oshima
Goalkeeper Coach Japan Shigetatsu Matsunaga
Japan Tetsuya Enomoto
Fitness Coach Australia Gregory John King
Conditioning Coach Japan Yusuke Tanaka
Chief Analyst Japan Satoru Okada
Analyst Japan Jun Yamaguchi
Japan Satoshi Yasui
Chief Trainer Japan Kiyoshi Higure
Doctor Japan Atsushi Fukai
Trainer Japan Yasuyuki Sasaki
Japan Nobuyasu Miyauchi
Japan Daisuke Kikukawa
Interpreter Japan Yutaka Matsuzaki
Japan Shintaro Oda
Japan Shinji Kinoshita
Top team director Japan Junji Nishizawa
Club Co-Ordinator Japan Shin Yamazaki
Side affairs (kit) Japan Tokunaga Daigi
Side affairs / interpreter (English / Portuguese) Brazil Pedro Sebastian
Hopeiro Japan Keisuke Ogata

International players[edit]


Club captains[edit]

Kits and crests[edit]

Yokohama F. Marinos utilizes a three colour system composed of blue, white and red.

In 2012, Yokohama F. Marinos have unveiled a special edition 20th Anniversary jersey


Ano Slogan
2009 Enjoy・Growing・Victory
2011 ACTIVE 2011
2012 All for Win
2013 All for Win -Realize
2014 All For Win -Fight it out!
2015 Integral Goal - All for Win
2016 Integral Goal - All for Win
2017 Integral Goal - All for Win
2018 Brave and Challenging
2020 Brave and Challenging BRAVE BLUE
2021 Brave and Challenging
2022 Brave and Challenging

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit supplier Shirt sponsor Notes
1992–1996 Mizuno (J-League) and Adidas (Emperor's Cup) Nissan Kodak
1997–2007 Adidas ANA
2008–2011 Nike


FP 1st
1993 - 1994
1995 - 1996
1997 - 1998
1999 - 2000
2004 - 2005
2008 - 2009
2022 -
FP 2nd
1993 - 1996
1997 - 1998
1999 - 2000
2001 - 2002
2003 - 2004
2005 - 2006
2008 - 2009
2022 -
FP Other
1993 3rd
2001 - 2002 3rd
ACL 1st
yokohama port 150th anniversary
20 year anniversary
PSM Memorial
ACL 1st
ACL 2nd
commemoration of the 2014 emperor's cup victory
Cup 1st
CUP 2nd
Cup 1st
CUP 2nd
Yokohama Port Opening Commemorative
CUP 1st
Cup 2nd
2017 SP
2018 SP
2019 SP
2020 SP
2021 SP

Players who played in the World Cup[edit]


Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
Season Div. Teams Pos. Attendance/G J.League Cup Emperor's Cup Asia
1992 Group stage Champions CWC Champions
1993 J1 10 4th 16,781 Group stage Quarter finals CWC Withdrew
1994 12 6th 19,801 Semi-finals Semi-finals
1995| 14 1st 18,326 Second round
1996 16 8th 14,589 Group stage Third round CC Group stage
1997 17 3rd 9,211 Group stage Fourth round
1998 18 4th 19,165 Group stage Third round
1999 16 4th 20,095 Quarter finals Quarter finals
2000 16 2nd 16,644 Quarter finals Quarter finals
2001 16 13th 20,595 Champions Third round
2002 16 2nd 24,108 Group stage Fourth round
2003 16 1st 24,957 Quarter finals Quarter finals
2004 16 1st 24,818 Quarter finals Fifth round CL Group stage
2005 18 9th 25,713 Semi-finals Fifth round CL Group stage
2006 18 9th 23,663 Semi-finals Quarter finals
2007 18 7th 24,039 Semi-finals Fifth round
2008 18 9th 23,682 Quarter finals Semi-finals
2009 18 10th 22,057 Semi-finals Fourth round
2010 18 8th 25,684 Group stage Fourth round
2011 18 5th 21,038 Quarter finals Semi-finals
2012 18 4th 22,946 Group stage Semi-finals
2013 18 2nd 27,496 Semi-finals Champions
2014 18 7th 23,088 Quarter finals Third round CL Group stage
2015 18 7th 24,221 Group stage Fourth round
2016 18 10th 24,004 Semi-finals Semi-finals
2017 18 5th 24,180 Group stage Runners-up
2018 18 12th 21,788 Runners-up 4th round
2019 18 1st 27,010 Group stage 4th round
2020 18 9th 7,968 Semi-finals Did not qualify CL Round of 16
2021 20 2nd 8,991 Play-off 2nd round
2022 18 1st 19,811 Quarter-finals 3rd round CL Round of 16
  • Pos. = Position
  • Attendance/G = Average home league attendance
  • 2020 & 2021 seasons attendances reduced by COVID-19 worldwide pandemic
  • Source: J.League Data Site






Continental record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1989–90 Asian Club Championship Group 6 China Liaoning 0–1 2nd
Macau Hap Kuan 9–0
North Korea Chadongcha 2–0
Group A Malaysia Kuala Lumpur City 2–1 1st
Oman Fanja 1–0
Final China Liaoning 1–2 1–1 2–3
1990–91 Asian Club Championship Group 7 North Korea April 25 0–1 3rd
China Liaoning 2–3
1991–92 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Quarter-finals India East Bengal 4–0 3–1 4–1
Semi-finals Indonesia Pupuk Kaltim 2–0 0–0 2–0
Final Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 5–0 1–1 6–1
1992–93 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Second round Indonesia Pupuk Kaltim 3–1 1–1 4–2
Semi-finals Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng 3–0 1–1 4–1
Final Iran Persepolis 1–1 1–0 2–1
1993–94 Asian Cup Winners' Cup First round Philippines Philippine Air Force 5–0 1–0 6–0
Quarter-finals Indonesia Semen Padang 11–0 1–2 12–2
Semi-finals Hong Kong South China w/o
1996–97 Asian Club Championship First round Macau GD Artilheiros w/o
Second round Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim 2–0 1–1 3–1
Quarter-finals South Korea Pohang Steelers 2–2 3rd
South Korea Seongnam FC 2–3
Maldives New Radiant 10–0
2004 AFC Champions League Group G Vietnam Bình Định 6–0 3–0 2nd
Indonesia Persik Kediri 4–0 4–1
South Korea Seongnam FC 1–2 1–0
2005 AFC Champions League Group F China Shandong Taishan 0–1 1–2 2nd
Indonesia PSM Makassar 3–0 2–0
Thailand Police Tero 2–0 2–1
2014 AFC Champions League Group G South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2–1 0–3 4th
China Guangzhou 1–1 1–2
Australia Melbourne Victory 3–2 0–1
2020 AFC Champions League Group H South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 4–1 2–1 1st
Australia Sydney FC 4–0 1–1
China Shanghai Port 1–2 1–0
Round of 16 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2–3
2022 AFC Champions League Group H South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–1 1–1 1st
Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 2–0 2–1
Australia Sydney FC 3–0 1–0
Round of 16 Japan Vissel Kobe 2–3


J.League MVP Award:

J.League Top Scorer:

J.League Rookie of the Year:

J.League Manager of the Year:

J.League Fair Play Award:

J.League Monthly MVP :

J.League Best XI:

AFC Champions League Best XI:

J.League Cup MVP:

J.League Cup New Hero:

Manager history[edit]

Manager Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Hidehiko Shimizu  Japan 1993 1994
Jorge Solari  Argentina 1995
Hiroshi Hayano  Japan 1995 1996
Xabier Azkargorta  Spain July 1, 1997 June 30, 1998
Gert Engels  Germany Sept 1998 Dec 98
Antonio de la Cruz  Spain 1999
Osvaldo Ardiles  Argentina Jan 1, 2000 Dec 31, 2000
Yoshiaki Shimojo  Japan 2001
Sebastião Lazaroni  Brazil 2001 2002
Yoshiaki Shimojo  Japan 2002
Takeshi Okada  Japan Jan 1, 2003 Aug 24, 2006
Takashi Mizunuma  Japan Aug 25, 2006 Dec 31, 2006
Hiroshi Hayano  Japan Jan 1, 2007 Dec 31, 2007
Takashi Kuwahara  Japan Jan 1, 2008 July 17, 2008
Kokichi Kimura  Japan July 18, 2008 Dec 31, 2009
Kazushi Kimura  Japan Feb 16, 2010 Dec 31, 2011
Yasuhiro Higuchi  Japan Dec 30, 2011 Dec 7, 2014
Erick Mombaerts  France Dec 16, 2014 Jan 1, 2018
Ange Postecoglou  Australia Jan 1, 2018 June 10, 2021
Hideki Matsunaga (caretaker)  Japan June 10, 2021 July 18, 2021
Kevin Muscat  Australia July 18, 2021 Present

In popular culture[edit]

In the manga series – Captain Tsubasa, one of the characters was Yokohama Marinos midfielder Mamoru Izawa.



National Derby

  • During the late 80's and early 90's, the matches between the two most winning teams of the time, Yokohama Marinos and Verdy Kawasaki, were earlier as a National Derby, but in the following years this classic gradually lost and ceasing to be the center of consideration, especially after Verdy moved to Toques and ceased to be Yomiuri's property in 1997.

Kanagawa Derby

Previously, Verdy Kawasaki and the extinct Yokohama Flügels were part of that.

Yokohama Derby

  • The classic among the most representative teams in the city of Yokohama, Yokohama F. Marinos, Yokohama FC and YSCC Yokohama. Between 1993 and 1998, the Yokohama derby corresponded only to the departure between the late Yokohama Flügels and Yokohama F. Marinos.

Base categories[edit]

The base category of Yokohama F. Marinos started in 1986, before the opening of the J-League, and it is divided into 3 categories U-12, U-15 and U-18 and these are some of the best players formed at the base of Marinos, Shunsuke Nakamura, Manabu Saito, Jungo Fujimoto, Mike Havenaar, Hiroki Iikura, Takashi Amano, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Tetsuya Enomoto, Yuzo Kurihara, Hayuma Tanaka, Yuki Kaneko, Daisuke Sakata, Naohiro Ishikawa, Rikizo Matsuhashi, Eitaro Matsuda, Kota Yamada, Keita Endo, Ryo Takano, Takuya Kida, Andrew Kumagai, Yuji Ono, Jun Amano, Sho Matsumoto, Jin Hanato, Kota Mizunuma, Takashi Kanai, Masakazu Tashiro, Yota Akimoto etc. ... .[9]

  • All Japan Club Youth Soccer Tournament
  • JFA Prince League Kanto
  • Prince Takamado Trophy
  • J-Youth Cup
  • JFA Championship
  • Danone Nations Cup

External links[edit]



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  2. ^ "Sanfrecce salvage point against in-form Marinos". The Japan Times. 8 July 2017. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Amano's timely strike leads Marinos past FC Tokyo". The Japan Times. 18 June 2017. Archived from the original on 23 May 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Club: Team name". Archived from the original on 2022-04-19. Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  5. ^ "2019 Marinos tactics analyze ポステコグルー・横浜Fマリノスの戦術分析". Archived from the original on 2021-06-26. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  6. ^ "Yokohama F. Marinos 2019 match results". Archived from the original on 2021-06-26. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  7. ^ "選手・スタッフ". 横浜F・マリノス 公式サイト (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  8. ^ "アカデミー選手・スタッフ". Archived from the original on 6 September 2022. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  9. ^ "アカデミーについて". Archived from the original on 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-02-10.