Fagiano Okayama
ファジアーノ岡山
Fagiano Okayama logo.svg
Full nameFagiano Okayama
Nickname(s)Fagi (ファジ)
Founded2004; 18 years ago (2004)
StadiumCity Light Stadium
Okayama, Okayama
Capacity20,000
ChairmanShinya Kitagawa
ManagerTakashi Kiyama
LeagueJ2 League
2021J2 League, 11th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Fagiano Okayama (ファジアーノ岡山, Fajiāno Okayama) is a Japanese football club based in Okayama, the capital of Okayama Prefecture. They play in the J2 League, the second tier of the country's football league system. Their home stadium is City Light Stadium, in Okayama City, though some home matches are played at Tsuyama Stadium, in Tsuyama.

Fagiano in Italian means "pheasant", and it is a reference to the pheasant that was a companion of local legend character Momotarō. Their mascot Fagimaru is based on the specific species native to Japan, the green pheasant.

History

They were formed in 1975 after the old Kawasaki Steel Mizushima F.C. moved to Kobe, who are now Vissel Kobe.

The old boys of the club formed a new club which they called the "River Free Kickers" (RFK). For years thereafter the club played in the prefectural league. In 2003, they assumed the name "Fagiano Okayama" and began rising in the ranks.

In 2005, Fagiano Okayama were promoted into the Chugoku Regional League. In July 2007, Fagiano became the first club ever to attain the J. League Associate Membership while still playing in a division below the JFL. On December 2, 2007, Fagiano gained promotion to the JFL courtesy of winning the first place in the regional playoff games.

On 2008, they secured 4th place in the last JFL match week, thereby qualifying for J. League promotion below Tochigi S.C. and Kataller Toyama; on December 1 promotion was made official by J. League and Okayama competed in J2 for the first time in 2009.

Their main sponsor is Okayama Gas and their back sponsor is the Sanyo Shinbun, a local newspaper in Okayama.[1]

League and cup record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
Season Div. Teams Pos. P W(PKW) D L(PKL) F A GD Pts Attendance/G
2005 Chūgoku
League
7 2nd 12 9(0) 0 2(1) 37 13 24 28 - Did not qualify
2006 8 1st 14 11(1) 0 2 62 16 46 35 -
2007 8 1st 17 17 0 0 87 4 83 51 -
2008 JFL 18 4th 34 17 9 8 63 43 20 39 3,665 3rd round
2009 J2 18 18th 51 8 12 31 40 54 -44 60 6,164 2nd round
2010 19 17th 36 8 8 20 27 51 -24 32 7,161 2nd round
2011 20 13th 38 13 9 16 43 58 -15 48 7,258 3rd round
2012 22 8th 42 17 14 11 41 34 7 65 7,985 3rd round
2013 12th 42 13 17 12 52 48 4 56 8,574 3rd round
2014 8th 42 15 16 11 52 48 4 64 8,404 2nd round
2015 11th 42 12 18 12 40 35 5 54 8,412 1st round
2016 6th 42 17 14 11 58 44 14 65 10,017 3rd round
2017 13th 42 13 16 13 44 49 -5 55 9,471 3rd round
2018 15th 42 14 11 17 39 43 -4 53 8,599 2nd round
2019 9th 42 18 11 13 49 47 2 65 9,444 3rd round
2020 17th 42 12 14 16 39 49 -10 50 3,072 Did not qualify
2021 11th 42 15 14 13 40 36 4 59 4,153 3rd round
2022 - 42 2nd round
Key

Honours

Current squad

As of 2 September 2022 [2]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Japan JPN Yuma Hiroki
3 DF Japan JPN Kaito Abe
4 DF Japan JPN Mizuki Hamada
5 DF Japan JPN Yasutaka Yanagi
6 MF Japan JPN Kohei Kiyama
7 FW Brazil BRA Tiago Alves
8 MF Australia AUS Stefan Mauk
9 FW South Korea KOR Han Eui-kwon
10 MF Japan JPN Kiwara Miyazaki
11 MF Japan JPN Tomohiko Miyazaki
13 GK Japan JPN Junki Kanayama
14 MF Japan JPN Yudai Tanaka
15 FW Australia AUS Mitchell Duke
16 DF Japan JPN Ryosuke Kawano
17 MF Japan JPN Kenji Sekido
18 FW Japan JPN Kazuki Saito
19 MF Japan JPN Takaya Kimura
21 GK Japan JPN Hiroki Mawatari
22 MF Japan JPN Kodai Sano
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 DF Netherlands NED Jordy Buijs
24 DF Japan JPN Shumpei Naruse (on loan from Nagoya Grampus)
25 MF Japan JPN Tatsuhiko Noguchi
26 DF Japan JPN Haruka Motoyama
27 MF Japan JPN Yosuke Kawai
28 MF Japan JPN Yuto Hikida
31 GK Japan JPN Rissei Taniguchi
34 MF Japan JPN Yuji Wakasa
35 GK Japan JPN Daiki Hotta (on loan from Shonan Bellmare)
38 FW Japan JPN Ryo Nagai (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
39 FW Japan JPN Haruto Shirai
41 DF Japan JPN Shuhei Tokumoto
43 MF Japan JPN Toya Ikeda Type 2
44 MF Japan JPN Taishi Semba (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
45 GK Japan JPN Shizuka Wakitani Type 2
46 DF Japan JPN Mahiro Watanabe Type 2
47 MF Japan JPN Shunsuke Aoe Type 2
48 DF Japan JPN Hinata Katsube Type 2

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
30 MF Japan JPN Kyoya Yamada (on loan at Kochi United SC)
32 FW Japan JPN Tomoya Fukumoto (on loan at FC Osaka)
40 MF Japan JPN Shinnosuke Matsuki (on loan at Suzuka Point Getters)
50 DF Japan JPN Koji Sugiyama (on loan at Tokyo Musashino United)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Japan JPN Carlos Duke (at AC Nagano Parceiro)
DF Japan JPN Wakaba Shimoguchi (at FC Imabari)
FW Malaysia MAS Hadi Fayyadh (at Azul Claro Numazu)

Coaching staff

Position Name
Manager Japan Takashi Kiyama
Assistant manager Japan Yuki Kosaka
First team coach South Korea Seo-Ki Yong
Japan Syohei Shima
North Korea Kyu-sa Ryang
Goalkeeper coach Japan Hiroshi Yoshioka
Physical coach Japan Takuma Okumura
Chief trainer Japan Ryosuke Takahashi
Trainer Japan Takahiro Chiba
Japan Takuya Tsuji
Interpreter & Strengthening charge Japan Ryota Henzan
Japan Kosuke Maruyama
Chief manager Japan Atsuki Shimada
Japan Ryohei Nizeki
Japan Hiroto Shigeta

Managerial history

League games only

Manager Nationality Tenure Managerial Record
From To P W D L W%
Satoshi Tezuka  Japan 1 January 2007 31 January 2010 55 12 12 31 021.82
Masanaga Kageyama  Japan 1 February 2010 31 December 2014 200 66 64 70 033.00
Tetsu Nagasawa  Japan 1 February 2015 31 January 2019 168 56 59 53 033.33
Kenji Arima  Japan 1 February 2019 31 January 2022 126 45 39 42 035.71
Takashi Kiyama  Japan 1 February 2022 Current 0 0 0 0 !
Key

Colour, sponsors and manufacturers

Season(s) Main Shirt Sponsor Collarbone Sponsor Additional Sponsor(s) Kit Manufacturer
2016 GROP Before the ban is lifted un.deuxd Before the ban is lift Okayama Shinkin Sanyo Shimbun Before the ban is lifted Penalty
2017 Halows
2018 - -
2019
2020 -
2021 Asahi HD
2022 Okanetsu Bisho

Kit evolution

Home Kit - 1st
2008 - 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 -
Away Kit - 2nd
2008 - 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 -

References

  1. ^ "スポンサー ご紹介|ファジアーノ岡山Fc". Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  2. ^ "選手・スタッフ|チーム|ファジアーノ岡山[Fagiano OKAYAMA]公式サイト". ファジアーノ岡山[Fagiano OKAYAMA]公式サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 February 2022.