Tochigi City FC
栃木シティFC
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Full nameTochigi City Football Club
Founded1947
GroundCity Football Station
Tochigi, Tochigi
Capacity5,129
ManagerJapan Naoki Imaya
LeagueKantō Soccer League
20214th
WebsiteClub website

Tochigi City Football Club (栃木シティフットボールクラブ) is a Japanese football club based in Tochigi Prefecture. The club was formed in 1947 as Hitachi Tochigi Soccer Club, the works team of the local Hitachi, Ltd. affiliate. In 2002 it adopted the moniker Uva (meaning "grape" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), after the vineyards of its home area, southern Tochigi Prefecture.

History

After finishing as a runners-up in the local Kanto Soccer League in 2009 season, they were promoted to the 2010 Japan Football League through the All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series. Prior to their first season in JFL, the club has dropped Hitachi prefix in its name and changed the reference to sport from "soccer" to "football" following general Japanese trend. From the 2019 season, the club has adopted the new name as "Tochigi City FC".[1][2]

Current squad

As of July 28, 2022.[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 Yoshinobu Harada
2 DF Japan JPN Hiroki Tanaka
3 DF Japan JPN Shuto Masuda
4 DF Japan JPN Rempei Uchida
5 DF Japan JPN Takahiro Oshima
6 MF Japan JPN Ichiro Suzuki
7 FW Japan JPN Ryuga Suzuki
8 MF Japan JPN Kohei Kudo
9 FW Japan JPN Yuki Yamamura
10 MF Japan JPN Yuki Okaniwa
11 FW South Korea KOR Jo Yeong-cheol
13 FW Japan JPN Yuto Murosaki
14 MF Japan JPN Takafumi Shimizu
15 DF Japan JPN Yoshiki Sato
16 MF Japan JPN Takahiro Noda
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF Japan JPN Sho Abe
18 FW Japan JPN Mikuni Furuya
19 MF Japan JPN Hiroto Shirakawa
20 MF Japan JPN Ren Akazawa
21 GK Japan JPN Shoa Onishi
22 DF Japan JPN Koyo Matsuura
23 FW Japan JPN Atsushi Yoshida
24 MF Japan JPN Sho Toriumi
25 FW Japan JPN Akira Toshima (on loan from Matsumoto Yamaga)
26 FW Japan JPN Masaru Ushihara
27 MF Japan JPN Teru Ando
28 FW Japan JPN Genta Omotehara
29 GK Japan JPN Naoki Goto (on loan from Tokushima Vortis)
32 MF Australia AUS Joe Caletti
33 DF Japan JPN Takumi Abe

References

  1. ^ mainichi.jp
  2. ^ sankei.com
  3. ^ "Tochigi City FC". Tochigi City FC. Retrieved 14 February 2022.