Mito HollyHock
水戸ホーリーホック
Mito HollyHock logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Mito HollyHock Ibaraki
Nickname(s)HollyHock, FC Mito, Mitochan
Founded1994
StadiumK's denki Stadium Mito
Mito, Ibaraki
Capacity12,000
ChairmanKunio Numata
ManagerTadahiro Akiba
LeagueJ2 League
2021J2 League, 10th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Mito HollyHock (水戸ホーリーホック, Mito Hōrīhokku) is a Japanese professional football (soccer) club, currently playing in the J2 League. The team's hometown is located in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture.

Its nickname "HollyHock" derives from the family crest of the Tokugawa clan who governed from Mito in the Edo period.

History

The club was founded in 1990 as Prima Aseno FC by the factory workers of Prima Ham (a food company) in Tsuchiura. It changed its name to Prima Ham FC Tsuchiura and gained promotion to the Japan Football League after finishing as runner-up in the 1996 Regional League play-off. It merged with FC Mito (founded in 1994) and re-branded itself as Mito HollyHock before the start of the 1997 season when Prima Ham decided to discontinue its financial support to the club.

Mito's application to play in the inaugural 1999 season of J. League Division 2 was initially turned down due to financial unstability, and low home attendance at their stadium. However, after finishing 3rd in the Japan Football League in 1999, and having an increasing stadium attendance, the club was invited into the J. League in 2000.

As of 2016, Mito HollyHock fields teams in women's football (Kanto Soccer League 2nd Division), and in Ice Hockey[1](Ibaraki Prefectural League).

League and cup record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League J. League
Cup
Emperor's
Cup
Season Div. Teams Pos. GP W (OTW/PKW) D L (OTL/PKL) F A GD Pts Attendance/G
1999 JFL 9 3rd 24 13 (3) 0 8 (0) 48 32 16 45 891 Not eligible 3rd round
2000 J2 10 9th 40 9 (6) 4 19 (2) 37 61 -24 43 2,021 1st round 3rd round
2001 12 11th 44 5 (3 ) 4 26 (6) 41 93 -52 25 1,559 1st round 3rd round
2002 12 10th 44 11 7 26 45 73 -28 40 2,739 Not eligible 3rd round
2003 12 7th 44 15 11 18 37 41 -4 56 3,085 3rd round
2004 12 9th 44 6 19 19 33 60 -27 37 3,773 4th round
2005 12 10th 44 13 13 18 41 57 -16 52 3,334 4th round
2006 13 10th 48 14 9 25 48 69 -21 51 3,017 3rd round
2007 13 12th 48 8 10 30 32 70 -38 34 2,415 4th round
2008 15 11th 42 13 8 21 52 70 -18 47 3,044 4th round
2009 18 8th 51 21 10 20 70 79 -9 73 2,673 2nd round
2010 19 16th 36 8 14 14 29 45 -16 38 3,608 3rd round
2011 20 17th 38 11 9 18 40 49 -9 42 3,349 4th round
2012 22 13th 42 15 11 16 47 49 -2 56 3,973 3rd round
2013 22 15th 42 14 13 15 50 58 -8 55 4,630 3rd round
2014 22 15th 42 12 14 16 46 46 0 50 4,734 3rd round
2015 22 19th 42 10 16 16 40 47 -7 46 4,816 4th round
2016 22 13th 42 10 18 14 45 49 -4 48 5,365 2nd round
2017 22 14th 42 14 12 16 45 48 -3 54 4,931 2nd round
2018 22 10th 42 16 9 17 48 46 2 57 4,938 3rd round
2019 22 7th 42 19 13 10 56 37 19 70 6,087 3rd round
2020 22 9th 42 16 10 16 68 62 6 58 2,018 Did not qualify
2021 22 10th 42 16 11 15 59 50 9 59 2,696 2nd round
2022 22 TBA 42 2nd round
Key

Current squad

As of 27 May 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
1 GK Japan JPN Koji Homma
2 DF Japan JPN Koki Gotoda
3 DF Japan JPN Koshi Osaki
4 DF Philippines PHI Jefferson Tabinas
7 MF Japan JPN Yutaka Soneda
8 MF Japan JPN Yuto Mori
9 FW Japan JPN Mizuki Ando
10 MF Japan JPN Jun Kanakubo
11 MF Japan JPN Kazuma Takai
13 DF Japan JPN Takumi Kusumoto
14 MF Japan JPN Naoki Tsubaki (on loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
15 FW Japan JPN Kosuke Kinoshita
16 MF Japan JPN Ryosuke Maeda
17 MF Japan JPN Ryo Niizato
18 MF Japan JPN Shoma Otoizumi
19 MF Japan JPN Koichi Murata
20 FW Japan JPN Kaito Umeda
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 DF Japan JPN Nao Yamada
22 MF Japan JPN Kodai Dohi (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
25 MF Japan JPN Yuto Hiratsuka
28 GK Japan JPN Louis Yamaguchi
30 MF Japan JPN Kenshin Takagishi
32 GK Japan JPN Akihito Ozawa
33 DF Japan JPN Stevia Egbus Mikuni
34 MF Japan JPN Fumiya Sugiura
38 FW Japan JPN Shoji Toyama (on loan from Gamba Osaka)
39 MF Japan JPN Kaiyo Yanagimachi
40 DF Japan JPN Takaya Kuroishi
41 GK Japan JPN Kaiho Nakayama
43 MF Japan JPN Yoshitake Suzuki
44 MF Japan JPN Ginji Tanaka Type 2
47 DF Japan JPN Hayate Matsuda
49 FW Japan JPN Yusei Uchida 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
29 DF Japan JPN Yota Tanabe (on loan at Ococias Kyoto)
MF Japan JPN Kaito Hirata (on loan at ReinMeer Aomori)

Club officials

Position Name
Manager Tadahiro Akiba[3]
Assistant Manager Yoshimi Hamasaki
First Team coach Naoki Mori
Analysis and First Team coach Ryosuke Sato
Goalkeeper coach Takahiro Kono
Goalkeeper coach Yuta Sumi
Physical & trainer Tatsuya Doi
Trainer Seiya Motooka
Conditioning and trainer Yuki Nakamura
Trainer Takahiro Yamada
Coach and scout Daisuke Tomita
Competent Hiromitsu Nonaka
Equipment manager Hiroki Ito

Kit evolution

Home Jersey
2000 - 2002
2003 - 2004
2005
2006 - 2007
2008 - 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021 -
2022 -
Away Jersey
2000 - 2002
2003 - 2005
2006 - 2007
2008 - 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 -

Images from the former home stadium

References

  1. ^ "水戸ホーリーホックアイスホッケー部".
  2. ^ "トップチーム選手名鑑". 水戸ホーリーホック公式サイト. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  3. ^ "STAFF". Retrieved 14 May 2022.