Kataller Toyama
カターレ富山
Full nameKataller Toyama
Founded1962; 59 years ago (1962) as YKK AP SC
2007; 14 years ago (2007) as Kataller Toyama
GroundToyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium
Toyama, Toyama
Capacity28,494
ChairmanEiji Sakai
ManagerNobuhiro Ishizaki
LeagueJ3 League
20209th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Kataller Toyama (カターレ富山, Katāre Toyama) is a football club in Japan that was formed from the merger of the ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP SC. The club currently plays in J3 League.

History

The idea of a merged club had been discussed by the Toyama Prefectural Football Association as early as 2005, but discussions had come to nothing.

On September 10, 2007, YKK (owner of YKK AP SC) and Hokuriku Electric Power Company (owner of ALO's Hokuriku), agreed with merging their clubs to aim promotion to the J.League in response of eager request by the TPFA. According to Tulip TV, local broadcasting company, over 20 companies informally promised to invest in the new club. In the media briefing, the governor of Toyama Prefecture also participated.

TPFA has founded an organization named "Civic Football Club Team of Toyama Prefecture (富山県民サッカークラブチーム)" with two major economic organization and representatives of Hokuriku Electric Power Company and YKK. The Japan Football League confirmed that the merged club would compete in the JFL from the 2008 season.[1]

They applied for J.League Associate Membership in January 2008, then their application was accepted at the board meeting of J.League on February 19, 2008. On November 23 they secured qualification for promotion to the J2 League, and on December 1 promotion was made official by J.League.[2]

Name and crest

The word "kataller" is a portmanteau of the phrase katare (勝たれ) which in Toyama dialect means "to win", and the French aller, "to go". The phrase is also intended to be a pun of Italian cantare, "to sing", and of native Japanese katare (語れ), "to talk" (written with a different kanji character).[1]

The crest is shaped in the form of a tulip, the official Toyama Prefecture flower.

Kit and colours

Colours

Kataller Toyama's main colour is blue.

Kit evolution

League and cup record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's Cup
Season Div. Tier Tms. Pos. P W D L F A GD Pts Attendance/G
2008 JFL 3 18 3rd 34 18 8 8 61 36 25 62 4,306 2nd round
2009 J2 2 18 13th 51 15 16 20 48 58 -10 61 3,740 3rd round
2010 19 18th 36 8 4 24 39 71 -32 28 4,463 2nd round
2011 20 16th 38 11 10 17 36 53 -17 43 3,275 3rd round
2012 22 19th 42 9 11 22 38 59 -21 38 3,324 2nd round
2013 22 18th 42 11 11 20 45 59 -14 44 4,474 2nd round
2014 22 22nd 42 5 8 29 28 74 -46 23 4,266 3rd round
2015 J3 3 13 5th 36 14 10 12 37 36 1 52 2,820 Did not qualify
2016 16 6th 30 13 10 7 37 27 10 49 3,608 2nd round
2017 17 8th 32 13 8 11 37 33 4 47 3,159 2nd round
2018 17 11th 32 12 5 15 41 50 -9 41 2,670 2nd round
2019 18 4th 34 16 10 8 54 31 23 58 2,737 3rd round
2020 18 9th 34 15 5 14 52 43 9 50 1,216 Did not qualify
2021 15 28 2nd round
Key

Current squad

As of 15 July 2021.[3]

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 Nishibe
3 DF Japan JPN Masato Kurogi
4 DF Japan JPN Issei Tone
5 DF Japan JPN Junya Imase
6 MF Japan JPN Teppei Usui
7 MF Japan JPN Yoji Sasaki
8 FW Japan JPN Shunta Takahashi
9 FW Japan JPN Yohei Ono
10 MF Japan JPN Sho Hanai
11 MF Japan JPN Junya Osaki
13 MF Japan JPN Naoto Ando
14 DF Japan JPN Taiyo Hama (On loan from Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo)
15 MF Japan JPN Daichi Matsuoka
16 MF Japan JPN Hiroya Sueki
17 MF Japan JPN Yuya Himeno
18 FW Japan JPN Akira Matsuzawa
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF Japan JPN Daiki Yagishita
20 MF Japan JPN Shoma Otoizumi
21 GK Japan JPN Kanta Tanaka
22 MF Japan JPN Nobuyuki Shiina
23 DF Japan JPN Makoto Rindo
24 MF Japan JPN Yuma Matsumoto
25 MF Japan JPN Ikki Sasaki
26 DF Japan JPN Junki Mawatari
27 FW Japan JPN Tsubasa Yoshihira
28 FW Brazil BRA Matheus Leiria
29 MF Japan JPN Riku Nakayama (On loan from Ventforet Kofu)
31 GK Japan JPN Kazuki Saito
32 MF Japan JPN Hiroki Todaka
39 DF Japan JPN Shoto Suzuki
50 MF Japan JPN Yusuke Tanaka

References

  1. ^ a b "カターレ富山 プロフィール" [Kataller Toyama; Club profile] (in Japanese). J. League. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Three clubs admitted to J. League". Japan Times. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. ^ "カターレ富山公式ウェブサイト". カターレ富山公式ウェブサイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 March 2021.