Nagoya Grampus
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Full nameNagoya Grampus Eight
Nickname(s)Grampus
Founded1939; 83 years ago (1939) (as Toyota Motor SC)
1991; 31 years ago (1991) (as Nagoya Grampus Eight)
StadiumMizuho Stadium
Toyota Stadium
Capacity27,001 (Mizuho)
45,000 (Toyota)
OwnerToyota
ChairmanToyo Kato
ManagerKenta Hasegawa
LeagueJ1 League
2021J1 League, 5th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Toyota Sports
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Nagoya Grampus (名古屋グランパス, Nagoya Guranpasu) (formerly known as Nagoya Grampus Eight (名古屋グランパスエイト, Nagoya Guranpasu Eito)) is a Japanese association football club that plays in the J1 League, following promotion from the J2 League in 2017. Based in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and founded as the company team of the Toyota Motor Corp. in 1939, the club shares its home games between Mizuho Athletic Stadium (capacity 27,000 and the J.League's oldest serving stadium) and the much larger Toyota Stadium in the suburb of Toyota (capacity 45,000).

The team had its most successful season up to 1995 when it was managed by Arsène Wenger, well known for his subsequent exploits at Arsenal. They won the Emperor's Cup and finished second in the J.League, with Dragan Stojković and Gary Lineker on the team. The 1995 success was eclipsed on November 20, 2010, when the club won its first J.League trophy, under the management of Stojković.[1]

The team's name was derived from the two most prominent symbols of Nagoya: the two golden grampus dolphins on the top of Nagoya Castle, and the Maru-Hachi (Circle eight), the city's official symbol.

History

JSL era

Toyota Motor SC was overshadowed by its colleague Toyota Automated Loom Works SC (founded in 1946 and which was one of the founding members of the Japan Soccer League). When Toyota ALW were relegated to regional leagues in 1968, Toyota Motor saw an opportunity to rise at their expense.[2]

In 1972 the club was founding members of the JSL's Second Division and its inaugural champions. They remained in the JSL until the J.League's founding in 1993. They were relegated to the JSL Division 2 in 1977. After a brief return in 1987–88, they were promoted for good in 1989–90 and remained in the top flight for 26 years, until 2016.

J.League era

Nagoya Grampus Eight was an original member ("Original Ten"[a]) of the J.League in 1993. In 1996, future Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger led Grampus to the 1996 Emperor's Cup and a runners-up finish in the J.League, the club's best finish. The team's name "Nagoya Grampus Eight" was changed to just "Nagoya Grampus" at the start of the 2008 season.[2] In 2008, Nagoya appointed former player Dragan Stojković as manager. They finished in third place and qualified for the AFC Champions League for the first time.[3] Stojković has since led the club to winning the J.League in the 2010 season, featuring a squad consisting of Marcus Tulio Tanaka, Mu Kanazaki, Seigo Narazaki, Yoshizumi Ogawa, Keiji Tamada and Joshua Kennedy.[1] After a poor 2016 season, Nagoya Grampus were relegated to J2 League for the first time in their history.[4] Boško Gjurovski left his post as manager.[5] On 4 January 2017, Yahiro Kazama was appointed as the club's new manager.[6] On 3 December 2017, Nagoya Grampus drew 0-0 against Avispa Fukuoka in the promotion playoff final, securing promotion back to J1 League at the first time of asking due to their higher regular season position than Avispa Fukuoka.[7]

Kashima Soccer Stadium curse

Since Nagoya were dealt a 5–0 defeat by the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium on 16 May in the 1993 J.League season opener, Nagoya suffered a losing streak of 22 consecutive games to the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium which included Emperor's Cup and J.League Cup games. Nagoya finally got their first victory over the Kashima Antlers at the Kashima Soccer Stadium on 23 August of the 2008 J.League season, some 15 years later.

Record as J.League member

See also: List of Nagoya Grampus records and statistics

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
Season Div. Teams Pos. Attendance/G J.League
Cup
Emperor's
Cup
Asia
1992 Semi-finals First round
1993 J1 10 9th 19,858 Group stage Quarter final
1994 12 11th 21,842 First round Second round
1995 14 3rd 21,463 Winners
1996 16 2nd 21,699 Group stage Third round
1997 17 9th 14,750 Semi-finals Third round CWC Runners-up
1998 18 5th 13,993 Group stage Semi-final
1999 16 4th 14,688 Semi-final Winners
2000 16 9th 14,114 Semi-final 4th round
2001 16 5th 16,974 Semi-final Third round CWC Quarter final
2002 16 6th 16,323 Group stage 4th round
2003 16 7th 16,768 Semi-final 4th round
2004 16 7th 15,712 Semi-final 5th round
2005 18 14th 13,288 Group stage 5th round
2006 18 7th 14,924 Group stage 5th round
2007 18 11th 15,585 Group stage 5th round
2008 18 3rd 16,555 Semi-final Quarter final
2009 18 9th 15,928 Quarter final Runners-up CL Semi-final
2010 18 1st 19,979 Group stage Quarter final
2011 18 2nd 16,741 Semi-final Quarter final CL Round of 16
2012 18 7th 17,155 Quarter final Quarter final CL Round of 16
2013 18 11th 16,135 Group stage Second round
2014 18 10th 16,734 Group stage Quarter final
2015 18 9th 16,240 Quarter final Second round
2016 18 16th 17,729 Group stage Second round
2017 J2 22 3rd 15,365 4th round
2018 J1 18 15th 24,961 Group stage Third round
2019 18 13th 27,612 Quarter final Second round
2020 18 3rd 8,537 Quarter final Did not qualify
2021 20 5th 11,080 Winners Quarter final CL Quarter final
2022 18 TBA
Key

Honours

Toyota Motor SC (amateur era)

Winners (2): 1968, 1970
Winners (1): 1972
Winners (1): 1991

Nagoya Grampus (professional era)

Winners (1): 2010
Winners (2): 1995, 1999
Winners (1): 2021
Winners (2): 1996, 2011

Current squad

As of 12 May 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 Australia AUS Mitchell Langerak
2 DF Brazil BRA Tiago Pagnussat
3 DF Japan JPN Yuichi Maruyama
4 DF Japan JPN Shinnosuke Nakatani (captain)
5 MF Japan JPN Kazuki Nagasawa
6 DF Japan JPN Kazuya Miyahara
7 MF Japan JPN Hiroyuki Abe
8 FW Japan JPN Yoichiro Kakitani
9 MF Japan JPN Noriyoshi Sakai
10 FW Brazil BRA Mateus
11 FW Japan JPN Yuki Soma
13 DF Japan JPN Haruya Fujii
14 MF Japan JPN Keiya Sento
15 MF Japan JPN Sho Inagaki
16 MF Brazil BRA Léo Silva
17 DF Japan JPN Ryoya Morishita
18 GK Japan JPN Tsubasa Shibuya
19 FW Japan JPN Manabu Saitō
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 GK Japan JPN Yohei Takeda
22 GK Japan JPN John Higashi
23 DF Japan JPN Yutaka Yoshida
24 DF Japan JPN Akinari Kawazura
28 DF Japan JPN Akira Yoshida
31 MF Japan JPN Haruki Yoshida
32 FW Japan JPN Koki Toyoda
33 MF Japan JPN Hidemasa Koda
34 MF Japan JPN Takuya Uchida (on loan from FC Tokyo)
35 MF Japan JPN Seiryo Usui Type 2
36 MF Japan JPN Haruto Suzuki Type 2
37 MF Japan JPN Kosuke Uchida Type 2
38 DF Japan JPN Soma Ota Type 2
39 GK Japan JPN Masaharu Kitahashi Type 2
40 FW Poland POL Jakub Świerczok
44 MF Japan JPN Mu Kanazaki
46 MF Japan JPN Ryotaro Ishida
47 FW Japan JPN Kyota Sakakibara DSP

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
GK Japan JPN Daiki Mitsui (at Azul Claro Numazu)
DF Japan JPN Shumpei Naruse (at Fagiano Okayama)
MF Japan JPN Takuji Yonemoto (at Shonan Bellmare)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Brazil BRA Thales Paula (at Roasso Kumamoto)
FW Japan JPN Naoki Maeda (at FC Utrecht)

Colour, sponsors and manufacturers

Season(s) Main Shirt Sponsor Collarbone Sponsor Additional Sponsor(s) Kit Manufacturer
2019 Toyota Senon (Left) Tokai Tokyo Securities (Right) Denso Toyota Tsusho TS3 Toyota Gazoo Racing Before the ban is lifted Mizuno
2020 Toyota / GR Yaris Goo Net (Left) au 5G (Right・1st)
au (Right・2nd)
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2021 GR Yaris Toyota Industries
2022 GR 86 V Vantelin

Kit evolution

Home kit - 1st
1993
1994 - 1996
1997
1998
1999 - 2000
2001 - 2002
2003 - 2004
2005 - 2006
2007 - 2008
2009 - 2010
2011 - 2012
2013 - 2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 -
Away kit - 2nd
1993
1994 - 1996
1997
1998
1999 - 2000
2001 - 2002
2003 - 2004
2005 - 2006
2007 - 2008
2009 - 2010
2011 - 2012
2013 - 2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 -
Alternative Kits
2001 - 2002 3rd
2011
1st ACL
2012
1st ACL
2012
20th Anniversary
2013
20th Anniversary
2014
Nagoya TV Tower
60th Anniversary
2017
25th Anniversary
2018
J.League
25th Anniversary
2019
Shachi Festival
2021
Shachi Festival

Club staff

Position Name
Manager Japan Motohiro Yamaguchi
Head coach Japan Kenta Hasegawa
Assistant head coach Japan Taku Oshima
Assistant head coach Japan Ichiro Wada
Assistant head coach Japan Takashi Miki
First team coach Japan Kosuke Takeya
Goalkeeper coach Japan Kazumasa Kawano
Physical coach Japan Kaito Yamada
Conditioning coach Japan Daisuke Uematsu
Team doctor Japan Seiji Kondo
Physiotherapist Japan Masakazu Mizutani
Japan Kohei Shirotani
Athletic Chief Trainer Japan Kazue Hozumi
Athletic trainer Japan Hiroki Kondo
Japan Junya Muroi
Team Secretary Japan Minoru Mita
Side job Japan Shinichi Kitano
Japan Shinnosuke Ishizaka
Interpreter Japan Tonny Sasaki
JapanBrazil Leonardo Uehara
Japan Go Murakami
Kit Japan Tsuyoshi Kimbara
Dietitian Japan Maki Ozawa

Managers

Information correct as of match played 4 December 2021. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Marcos Falopa  Brazil 1991 1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Ryuzo Hiraki  Japan 1992 1993 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Gordon Milne  England 1 January 1994 31 December 1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Tetsuro Miura  Japan 1 January 1995 30 June 1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! (caretaker)
Arsène Wenger  France 1 July 1995 30 September 1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! Emperor's Cup x1
José Costa  Portugal 30 September 1996 21 November 1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! (caretaker)
Carlos Queiroz  Portugal 21 November 1996 November 1997 50 24 5 21 72 69 048.00
Koji Tanaka  Japan 1997 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Daniel Sanchez  France 1 January 1998 31 January 1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Mazarópi  Brazil 1999 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! (caretaker)
João Carlos  Brazil 1999 2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! Emperor's Cup x1
Tetsuro Miura  Japan 2001 2001 15 7 1 7 0 0 046.67
Zdenko Verdenik  Slovenia 1 January 2002 4 August 2003 45 20 9 16 0 0 044.44
Nelsinho Baptista  Brazil 29 July 2003 20 September 2005 69 26 20 23 0 0 037.68
Hitoshi Nakata  Japan 21 September 2005 31 December 2005 10 2 1 7 0 0 020.00 (caretaker)
Sef Vergoossen  Netherlands 1 January 2006 31 December 2007 68 26 15 27 0 0 038.24
Dragan Stojković Piksi  Serbia 22 January 2008 7 December 2013 204 103 42 59 0 0 050.49 J.League x1
Akira Nishino  Japan 25 December 2013 22 November 2015 87 36 21 30 135 123 041.38
Takafumi Ogura  Japan 24 November 2015 23 August 2016 32 5 8 19 30 56 015.63
Boško Gjurovski  North Macedonia 23 August 2016 6 November 2016[5] 9 3 2 4 12 13 033.33 (caretaker)
Yahiro Kazama  Japan 4 January 2017[6] 23 September 2019 [9] 89 40 13 36 157 147 044.94 (Promoted)
Massimo Ficcadenti  Italy 23 September 2019[10] 9 December 2021[11] 101 54 20 27 136 86 053.47 J.League Cup x1
Kenta Hasegawa  Japan 9 December 2021[12] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won
‡ As caretaker manager Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

Personnel awards

World Cup players

The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup, while playing for Nagoya Grampus:

League history

(As of 2015): 33 seasons in the top tier, 12 seasons in the second tier and 6 seasons in the Regional Leagues.

In popular culture

In the Captain Tsubasa manga series, one character was player of Nagoya Grampus and is the goalkeeper Ken Wakashimazu which was player of Yokohama Flügels before the closing of the Yokohama team. In 2013, the midfielder Shingo Aoi wear the Nagoya Grampus jersey in a Yoichi Takahashi tribute to the 20 years of J.League.

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b John Duerden (2010-11-05). "Stojkovic doing things the Wenger way". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
  2. ^ a b "Club guide: Nagoya Grampus". J.League. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ "J.League News No.40" (PDF). J.League. December 19, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. ^ "名古屋グランパスを支えていただいてる皆さまへ(来シーズンのJ2降格を受けて". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "ボスコ・ジュロヴスキー監督、契約満了のお知らせ". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "名古屋グランパス新監督に風間 八宏氏就任決定のお知らせ". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Grampus come through playoff to seal return to J.League top flight". japantimes.co.jp. Japan Times. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  8. ^ "2022シーズン名古屋グランパストップチーム背番号決定のお知らせ". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  9. ^ "風間八宏監督 契約解除のお知らせ|ニュース|名古屋グランパス公式サイト". Nagoya Grampus (in Japanese). 2019-09-23. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  10. ^ "マッシモ フィッカデンティ氏 監督就任のお知らせ|ニュース|名古屋グランパス公式サイト". 2019-09-23 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  11. ^ "Massimo Ficcadenti Head Coach Notice of Expiration of Contract". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Kenta Hasegawa Announcement of Appointment of Top Team Head Coach". nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2022.