Ehime FC
愛媛FC
Ehime FC logo.svg
Full nameEhime Football Club
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970)
GroundNingineer Stadium
Matsuyama, Ehime
Capacity21,401
ChairmanFumio Kamei
ManagerKiyotaka Ishimaru
LeagueJ3 League
2021J2 League, 20th of 22 Decrease (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Ehime Football Club (愛媛フットボールクラブ) is a professional football club based in Matsuyama, the capital city of Ehime Prefecture of Japan. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, the club now plays in J3 League.

History

The club was founded in 1970 as Matsuyama Soccer Club and renamed itself as Ehime Football Club in 1995.[1] For many years it competed in the regional and prefectural league, as Matsuyama was represented in the Japan Soccer League by the local club belonging to the Teijin company.

Ehime F.C. was promoted to the Japan Football League in 2003. After winning the JFL championship in 2005, Ehime spent 16 seasons in the J2 League before being relegated to the J3 League at the end of the 2021 season.

On November 28, 2007, Ehime pulled off a major shock by consigning the Urawa Red Diamonds, the AFC Champions League 2007 winners, to a fourth-round exit from the Emperor's Cup courtesy of a 2–0 win on Urawa's home soil, Urawa Komaba Stadium.[2]

Record as J. League member

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League
Season Div. Teams Pos. P W D L G A GD Pts Attendance/G Emperor's
Cup
2006 J2 13 9th 48 14 11 23 51 63 -13 53 4,139 4th round
2007 13 10th 48 12 9 27 39 66 -27 45 3,317 Quarter final
2008 15 14th 42 9 10 23 39 66 -27 37 3,704 4th round
2009 18 15th 51 12 11 28 54 80 -26 47 3,694 2nd round
2010 19 11th 36 12 12 12 34 34 0 48 4,386 2nd round
2011 20 15th 38 10 14 14 44 54 -10 44 3,475 4th round
2012 22 16th 42 12 14 16 47 46 1 50 3,629 2nd round
2013 22 17th 42 12 11 19 43 52 -9 47 3,950 2nd round
2014 22 19th 42 12 12 18 54 58 -4 48 3,820 4th round
2015 22 5th 42 19 8 15 47 39 8 65 3,771 3rd round
2016 22 10th 42 12 20 10 41 40 1 56 4,089 3rd round
2017 22 15th 42 14 9 19 54 68 -14 51 3,866 3rd round
2018 22 18th 42 12 12 18 34 52 -18 48 3,161 2nd round
2019 22 19th 42 12 6 24 46 62 -16 42 3,780 2nd round
2020 22 21st 42 8 10 24 38 68 -30 34 1,512 Did not qualify
2021 22 20th 42 7 14 21 38 67 -29 35 1,854 1st round
2022 J3 18 TBD 34 TBD TBD
Key

Honours

Current squad

As of 13 July 2022.[4] [5]

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 Kenta Tokushige
2 DF Japan JPN Daisei Suzuki (on loan from Tokushima Vortis)
3 DF Japan JPN Taishi Nishioka
4 DF Japan JPN Naoki Kuriyama
5 DF Japan JPN Takanori Maeno (captain)
6 MF Japan JPN Takumi Sasaki
7 MF Japan JPN Shigeru Yokotani
8 MF Japan JPN Kyoji Kutsuna
9 MF Japan JPN Ryosuke Maeda
10 FW Japan JPN Motoki Ohara
11 MF Japan JPN Takashi Kondo
13 MF Japan JPN Shuya Iwai
14 FW Japan JPN Makito Yoshida
16 MF Japan JPN Hiroto Tanaka
17 MF Japan JPN Shunsuke Motegi
18 FW Japan JPN Kohei Shin (on loan from Thespakusatsu Gunma)
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF Japan JPN Asahi Yada
21 GK Japan JPN Raihei Kurokawa
22 FW Japan JPN Riki Matsuda
23 DF Japan JPN Shuma Mihara
24 MF Japan JPN Ryo Sato
27 DF Japan JPN Toshiya Takagi
31 GK Japan JPN Yosei Itahashi (on loan from Sagan Tosu)
33 DF Japan JPN Sora Ogawa
36 GK Japan JPN Shugo Tsuji
37 DF Japan JPN Reiya Morishita
39 DF Japan JPN Kenta Uchida
45 GK Japan JPN Kazuma Makiguchi Type 2
46 DF Japan JPN Ryota Moriwaki
47 DF Japan JPN Umi Nitta Type 2
48 MF Japan JPN Toki Yukutomo Type 2
49 FW Japan JPN Tomoya Osawa (on loan from Omiya Ardija)

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Japan JPN Haruki Yoshida (On loan at Kochi United SC)

Kit evolution

Home kit - 1st
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021 -
Away kit - 2nd
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021 -

Club officials

Position Name
Manager Kiyotaka Ishimaru
Assistant Manager Shuichi Akai
First-Team Coach Shinya Aono
Goalkeeper Coach Keisuke Hada
Physical Coach Masamichi Yamato
Analytical Coach Toya Takemoto
Chief Doctor Kazuki Morizane
Doctor Takashi Inoue
Yoshito Homma
Shinji Iwata
Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Chief trainer Kohei Baba
Trainer Kyota Ishizawa
Kenta Saitou
Competent Hideki Ikenaga
Side affairs Fujitsu Manato
Toya Sawada

Manager history

Manager Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Takashi Onishi  Japan 1 February 2001 31 January 2005
Kazuhito Mochizuki  Japan 1 February 2005 14 September 2009
Ivica Barbarić  Bosnia 15 September 2009 15 November 2012
Kiyotaka Ishimaru  Japan 1 February 2013 31 January 2015
Takashi Kiyama  Japan 1 February 2015 31 January 2017
Shuichi Mase  Japan 1 February 2017 15 May 2018
Kenta Kawai  Japan 15 May 2018 31 January 2021
Shigenari Izumi  Japan 1 February 2021 4 April 2021[6]
Noritada Saneyoshi  Japan 7 April 2021 16 December 2021[7]
Kiyotaka Ishimaru  Japan 17 December 2021 [8]

References

  1. ^ "Club guide: Ehime FC". J. League. Archived from the original on January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Urawa mark Asian award with cup collapse". ESPN soccernet. November 29, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "J. League Data Site". J. League. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Ehime F.C. players. Ehime F.C. Site. Retrieved February 4, 2022.
  5. ^ "登録選手追加・変更・抹消のお知らせ". Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Shigenori Izumi, Director, Resigns". ehimefc.com. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Ehime FC New Team Coach". ehimefc.com/. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  8. ^ "石丸 清隆 氏 愛媛FC トップチーム新監督就任のお知らせ". ehimefc.com/.