Vanraure Hachinohe
ヴァンラーレ八戸
Full nameVanraure Hachinohe FC
Founded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
GroundPrifoods Stadium
Hachinohe, Aomori
Capacity5,200
ChairmanKentaro Hosogoe
ManagerMasahiro Kuzuno
LeagueJ3 League
202113th of 15
WebsiteClub website

Vanraure Hachinohe (ヴァンラーレ八戸, Vanrāre Hachinohe) is a football club based in Hachinohe, a city in the southeastern part of Aomori Prefecture in Japan. They currently play in the J3 League. The name Vanraure comes from the combination of two Italian words: derivante, meaning "origin"; and australe, meaning "southern". It thus refers to the origin of the club in the southern area of Hachinohe, in the former village of Nangō.

History

The club was founded in 2006 as a merger of two football clubs; Hachinohe Industry SC (八戸工業サッカークラブ) and Nango FC (南郷FC) and joined Tōhoku League Division 2 North. Since 2008 the club is aiming to become a professional club and join J.League. In 2011, because of Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the two blocks of Tōhoku Division 2 temporarily merge into a single group, with no promotion, and Vanraure won the merged Division 2 title for the first time. In 2012 they were back to Division 2 North and they were only able to finish in second place to Ganju Iwate but won the promotion playoff against Cobaltore Onagawa, who were also promoted because Fukushima United gained promotion to JFL.

With the introduction of J3 League for 2014, the club applied for J. League Associate Membership in June 2013 [1] and got the approval in September 2013.[2] But because of the stadium not met the requirements yet, their J3 license has been postponed until next evaluation in 2014 and only can get promotion to J3 until 2015.[3]

Because of vacancies left by some clubs that made up the J3 League, JFL had to select other clubs besides the 2013 Regional League promotion series winners who have submitted an application. Vanraure was selected as one of four clubs by application to get promotion and competed in JFL for the first time in 2014.[4] In July 2015, Vanraure won the Apertura Championship[5] but lost to Clausura champion Sony Sendai FC on penalties in the two-leg championship stage after a tie on aggregate.

After a couple of attempts, Vanraure finally got promoted to J3 League in 2018; they achieved 3rd place behind Honda FC and FC Osaka, a sufficient result to unlock a professional spot for 2019.[6]

League & 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 Attendance/G
2006 Tōhoku League
(Div. 2 North)
5 8 5th 14 6 1 7 37 38 -1 19
2007 8 6th 14 4 5 5 22 25 -3 17
2008 8 4th 14 7 2 5 31 26 5 23
2009 8 3rd 14 8 2 4 43 25 18 26
2010 8 2nd 14 12 0 2 52 10 42 36 1st round
2011 Tōhoku League
(Div. 2)
6 1st 10 10 0 0 61 1 60 30
2012 Tōhoku League
(Div. 2 North)
8 2nd 14 12 1 1 74 8 66 37 1st round 1st round
2013 Tōhoku League
(Div. 1)
4 10 2nd 18 16 1 1 67 8 59 49 2nd round 2nd round
2014 JFL 14 9th 26 8 6 12 30 32 -2 30 763 2nd round Not eligible
2015 16 2nd 30 17 8 5 36 21 15 59 974 1st round
2016 16 7th 30 13 7 10 34 27 7 46 1,754 1st round
2017 16 5th 30 15 6 9 41 31 10 51 2,106 3rd round
2018 16 3rd 30 16 8 6 43 21 22 56 2,208
2019 J3 3 18 10th 34 14 6 14 49 42 7 49 1,760 3rd round
2020 18 15th 34 8 9 17 42 56 -14 33 666 Did not qualify
2021 15 13th 28 7 8 13 24 44 -20 29 1,137 3rd round
Key

Honours

Tiga mask, a head of a cheering group
Tiga mask, a head of a cheering group

Current squad

As of 5 March 2021.[7] 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 Koshiro Takashima
4 MF Japan JPN Shu Maeda
5 DF Japan JPN Shuya Akamatsu
7 MF Japan JPN Taichi Nakamura
8 MF Japan JPN Keita Takami
9 FW Japan JPN Yosuke Kamigata
10 MF Japan JPN Shochi Niiyama
11 FW Japan JPN Yoshiki Oka
13 MF Japan JPN Satoru Maruoka
14 MF Japan JPN Koki Maezawa
15 DF Japan JPN Takeru Itakura
16 DF Japan JPN Daichi Kobayashi
17 DF Japan JPN Tomoyuki Hirose
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Japan JPN Kai Sasaki
19 FW Japan JPN Takumi Shimada
22 DF Japan JPN Kazuma Tsuboi
23 GK Japan JPN Takuji Yokoyama
24 DF Japan JPN Kairi Harayama
27 MF Japan JPN Kazuya Niwa
30 FW Japan JPN Takaya Kuroshi
32 MF Japan JPN Wataru Ise
33 GK Japan JPN Hayate Tsuta
39 DF Japan JPN Teppei Chikaishi
44 MF Japan JPN Taisuke Akiyoshi
48 MF Japan JPN Yuki Aida
-- MF Japan JPN Naoyuki Yamada

Kit Evolution

FP 1st
2018
2019
2020
2021
FP 2nd
2018
2019
2020
2021

References

  1. ^ "「Jリーグ準加盟申請書」提出について". Vanraure Hachinohe. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "【JFLオフィシャルサイト】お知らせ「第16回日本フットボールリーグ新入会チーム決定!」". www.jfl.or.jp. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  5. ^ "ヴァンラーレ 初のステージ制覇". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese) (Aomori ed.). 8 June 2015.
  6. ^ "青森県初のJクラブ誕生へ…JFL八戸、J3参入条件の4位以内が確定". Gekisaka (in Japanese). 11 November 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  7. ^ "チーム | ヴァンラーレ八戸FCオフィシャルサイト" (in Japanese). 17 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.