Tochigi SC
栃木サッカークラブ
Full nameTochigi Soccer Club
Founded1953; 69 years ago (1953)
StadiumKanseki Stadium Tochigi
Capacity25,244
ManagerYu Tokisaki
LeagueJ2 League
2021J2 League, 14th of 22
WebsiteClub website

Tochigi Soccer Club (栃木サッカークラブ),[1] commonly referred to as Tochigi SC are a football club based in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. They will play in the J2 League. The team's colour is yellow.

History

Teachers in Tochigi Prefecture founded the club in 1953. They were initially called self-explanatory Tochigi Teachers' Soccer Club (栃木教員サッカー部 Tochigi Kyōin Sakkā Bu). They started to welcome players with other professions in 1994 and renamed themselves as Tochigi Soccer Club. In 1999, Tochigi won the Kanto Regional League and were promoted to the Japan Football League after finishing runners-up in the Regional League play-off. In March 2005, they announced that they would set up a task force to give a serious consideration to turn professional and try to gain J.League status.

On January 2007 they achieved J.League Associate Membership status and in the 2008 season they secured qualification for promotion to professional status on November 16; on December 1 promotion was made official by J.League and Tochigi had competed in J2 since 2009. In 2015 Tochigi finished bottom and were relegated for the first time to J3, the third and lowest professional level in the league system. After two seasons, they returned to J2 as runners-up in 2017.

Record as J.League member

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
Season Div. Teams Pos. Attendance/G Emperor's
Cup
2009 J2 18 17th 4,706 2nd round
2010 19 10th 4,157 3rd round
2011 20 10th 4,939 3rd round
2012 22 11th 3,850 2nd round
2013 22 9th 4,922 3rd round
2014 22 12th 5,294 2nd round
2015 22 22nd 5,167 1st round
2016 J3 16 2nd 4,917 Did not qualify
2017 17 2nd 5,147 Did not qualify
2018 J2 22 17th 5,657 2nd round
2019 22 20th 5,148 3rd round
2020 22 10th 2,522 Did not qualify
2021 22 14th 3,861 3rd round
Key

Current squad

As of 16 February 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 Shuhei Kawata
2 DF Japan JPN Yukuto Omoya
3 DF Japan JPN Hayato Kurosaki
4 MF Japan JPN Sho Sato
7 MF Japan JPN Yuki Nishiya (captain)
9 FW Japan JPN Yuji Senuma
10 MF Japan JPN Toshiki Mori
11 MF Brazil BRA Juninho
13 MF Japan JPN Rimu Matsuoka
14 MF Japan JPN Teppei Yachida (on loan from Kyoto Sanga)
15 DF Japan JPN Naoki Otani
16 DF Spain ESP Carlos Gutiérrez
17 MF Japan JPN Ren Yamamoto
18 MF Japan JPN Sho Omori
19 FW Japan JPN Koki Oshima
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF Japan JPN KennedyEgbus Mikuni (on loan from Avispa Fukuoka)
21 FW Turkey TUR Ömer Tokaç
22 DF Japan JPN Kenya Onodera
23 MF Japan JPN Keita Ueda (on loan from Yokohama F. Marinos)
24 MF Japan JPN Kosuke Kambe
25 GK Japan JPN Yuya Aoshima
27 FW Japan JPN Masato Igarashi
29 FW Japan JPN Kisho Yano
30 DF Japan JPN Kenta Fukumori (on loan from Oita Trinita)
32 FW Japan JPN Ko Miyazaki
33 MF Japan JPN Ryota Isomura
35 DF Japan JPN Kaito Suzuki (on loan from Júbilo Iwata)
38 FW Japan JPN Sora Kobori
40 DF Japan JPN Keita Ide
41 GK Japan JPN Kazuki Fujita (on loan from Albirex Niigata)

Kit evolution

FP 1st
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021 -
FP 2nd
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021 -


References

  1. ^ クラブ情報 [Club profile] (in Japanese). Tochigi SC. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ "トップチーム|栃木サッカークラブ公式サイト【栃木Sc】".