Nara Club
奈良クラブ
Nickname(s)Nara
Founded1991; 31 years ago (1991)
GroundRohto Field Nara, Nara[1]
Capacity30,600
Coordinates34°41′54″N 135°49′45″E / 34.69833°N 135.82917°E / 34.69833; 135.82917Coordinates: 34°41′54″N 135°49′45″E / 34.69833°N 135.82917°E / 34.69833; 135.82917
ChairmanMitsuru Hamada[2]
ManagerSpain Julián Marín Bazalo[3]
LeagueJapan Football League
202110th of 17
WebsiteClub website

Nara Club (奈良クラブ, Nara Kurabu) is a Japanese football (soccer) club based in Nara, Nara Prefecture. They play in Japan Football League.

History

The Club was originally established in Nara in 1991 under the name Tonan Club (都南クラブ, Tonan Kurabu) and it became a member of the Football Association of Nara. The club went up to the top division in 1997. It was renamed its current name in 2008, and promoted to the regional league in 2009. In 2014 they won the Regional League promotion series and currently play in the Japan Football League since 2015.

League and cup record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's Cup Shakaijin Cup
Season Division Tier Teams Pos. GP W D L F A GD Pts Note
1992 Nara Pref. League Edu. 12 * 3rd * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.5 * *
1993 Nara Pref. League Div.5 11 1st * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.4 * *
1994 Nara Pref. League Div.4 10 1st * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.3 * *
1995 Nara Pref. League Div.3 9 1st * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.2 * *
1996 Nara Pref. League Div.2 8 1st * * * * * * * * Promoted to Nara Pref. League Div.1 * *
1997 Nara Pref. League
(Div. 1)
7 6th * * * * * * * * * *
1998 4th * * * * * * * * * *
1999 3rd * * * * * * * * * *
2000 2nd * * * * * * * * * *
2001 1st * * * * * * * * * *
2002 11 7th 10 3 3 4 14 14 0 12 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 5th 10 6 0 4 17 14 3 18
2004 1st 10 8 1 1 25 8 17 25
2005 [* 1] 3rd 10 6 1 3 25 11 14 19
2006 [* 2] 1st 10 8 1 1 31 11 20 25
2007 12 3rd 11 6 1 4 22 10 12 22
2008 2nd 11 8 3 0 39 9 30 27 Promoted to Kansai League Div.2 1st round
2009 Kansai Soccer League (Div. 2) 6 8 1st 14 9 3 2 47 18 29 30 Promoted to Kansai League Div.1 2nd round Did not qualify
2010 Kansai Soccer League
(Div. 1)
5 4th 14 6 6 2 36 24 12 24 1st round
2011 1st 14 11 2 1 42 13 29 35 1st round
2012 2nd 14 8 5 1 28 11 17 29 2nd round
2013 5th 14 3 4 7 11 22 −11 14 2nd round
2014 1st 14 10 3 1 30 11 19 33 Promoted to JFL 3rd round Quarter final
2015 JFL 4 16 7th 30 13 7 10 33 28 5 46 1st round Not eligible
2016 10th 30 11 7 12 41 48 -7 37 1st round
2017 7th 30 10 10 10 41 51 -10 40 1st round
2018 8th 30 12 6 12 33 32 1 42 2nd round
2019 14th 30 8 10 12 27 32 -5 34 1st round
2020 13th 15 5 3 7 21 21 0 18 2nd round
2021 17 10th 32 10 13 9 39 36 3 43 Did not qualify
Key

  1. ^ It was originally 12 teams participating. Tenri Univ. FC was disqualified, and the rest of 11 teams had to compete.[4]
  2. ^ It was originally 12 teams participating. Ikoma SC was disqualified, and the rest of 11 teams had to compete.[5]

Current squad

As of 12 February 2022.[6]

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 Rei Akatsuka
2 DF Japan JPN Soichi Tanaka
4 DF Japan JPN Wataru Ise
5 MF Japan JPN Jiei Katayama
6 DF Japan JPN Haruhi Terashima
7 FW Japan JPN Ryota Kuwajima
8 FW Japan JPN Sachio Hamada
9 MF Japan JPN Masahiro Kaneko
10 MF Japan JPN Sotaro Yamamoto
11 MF Japan JPN Tetsuya Kato
13 DF Japan JPN Yuta Tsunami
14 MF Japan JPN Rin Morita (On loan from Tokushima Vortis)
15 MF Japan JPN Yusuke Kaneko
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Japan JPN Masataka Kani   
18 MF Japan JPN Shunsuke Mori   
20 MF Japan JPN So Kataoka
21 GK Japan JPN Yuki Kaneko
22 FW Japan JPN Kodai Nagashima
23 DF Japan JPN Yuki Kotani
26 DF Japan JPN Ryotaro Hiramatsu
27 MF Japan JPN Yuto Kokuryo
29 FW Japan JPN Hayato Asakawa
31 GK Spain ESP Arnau Riera
33 MF Japan JPN Kohei Teramura
44 MF Japan JPN Shota Yomesaka

Managerial history

Manager Nationality Tenure
Start Finish
Koji Yamaguchi  Japan 1991 2009
Ken'ichiro Fujimoto  Japan 2010
Satoru Yoshida  Japan January 1, 2011 December 31, 2011
Masashi Hachūda  Japan February 1, 2012 January 31, 2013
Jiro Yabe  Japan July 3, 2012 October 7, 2013
Jun Mizukoshi  Japan October 8, 2013 January 31, 2014
Atsushi Nakamura  Japan February 1, 2014 January 31, 2017
Norihiro Satsukawa  Japan February 12, 017 January 31, 2019
Koichi Sugiyama  Japan February 12, 2019 January 31, 2020
Maiki Hayashi  Japan February 1, 2020 January 31, 2021
Julián Marín Bazalo  Spain February 1, 2021 Current Manager

Kit evolution

FP 1st
2009 - 2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
FP 2nd
2009 - 2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

References

  1. ^ "Jリーグ準加盟審査結果について" (Press release) (in Japanese). Japan Professional Football League. 17 September 2013. Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  2. ^ 今後のクラブ運営体制について. Nara Club (in Japanese). 26 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ "フリアン氏 トップチーム監督就任のお知らせ" (Press release) (in Japanese). Nara Club. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ "1部リーグ勝敗表" (PDF). Nara Football Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ "平成18年度 奈良県社会人サッカーリーグ1部星取表" (PDF). Nara Football Federation. 23 November 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Top team players". Nara Club. Retrieved February 12, 2022.