Verspah Oita
ヴェルスパ大分
Full nameVerspah Oita
Founded2003; 19 years ago (2003)
GroundOita Sports Park
Capacity16,000
ChairmanSanu Toru
ManagerTakashi Yamahashi[1]
LeagueJapan Football League
20213rd of 17
WebsiteClub website

Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分, Verspah Ōita) is a Japanese football club currently competing in the Japan Football League.[2] The year 2012 is their first year in the JFL after they were promoted from the 2011 Kyushu Soccer League.

History

The club was formed in 2003 as Hoyo FC. In 2005 they changed their name to Hoyo Atletico Elan, the name in which they competed for many years in the Kyushu Football League. The club is backed by the Hoyo Group, a digital camera and auto parts manufacturer based in nearby Kunisaki. In 2010 they changed their name to Hoyo Atletico Elan Oita. In 2011, they changed their name to Hoyo AC Elan Oita, they won the Kyushu Championship and then earned third place in the Regional League promotion series, and qualified to compete in the JFL beginning in 2012. In 2012, they changed their name to Hoyo Oita.

In December 2013, the club tried to get closer ties to the community and therefore made another name change, this time to Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分, Verspah Ōita), for 2014 season onwards.[3]

Historical Logos

used until 2012 used 2012–2013
Hoyo AC Elan Oita crest, used until 2012
Hoyo AC Elan Oita crest, used until 2012
Hoyo Oita crest, used 2012–2013
Hoyo Oita crest, used 2012–2013

League & cup record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
Season Division Tier Pos. GP W(PK) D L(PK) F A GD Pts
2007 Oita Prefectural League
(Div. 1)
6 2nd 10 8 1 1 53 5 48 25
2008 3rd 10 7 1 2 44 11 33 22
2009 1st 9 8 1 0 39 5 34 25
2010 Kyushu Soccer
League
5 1st 16 13 (2) (1) 0 48 8 40 44 1st round
2011 1st 18 15 (2) (0) 1 55 11 44 49 1st round
2012 JFL 4 15th 32 9 8 15 40 57 -17 35 2nd round
2013 15th 34 9 5 20 32 45 -13 32 2nd round
2014 7th 26 8 9 9 30 28 2 33 2nd round
2015 10th 30 10 7 13 40 47 -7 37 2nd round
2016 13th 30 6 13 11 30 42 -12 31
2017 14th 30 5 12 13 27 46 -19 27 2nd round
2018 9th 30 11 6 13 29 38 -9 39 1st round
2019 7th 30 10 10 10 42 36 6 40 1st round
2020 1st 15 10 2 3 27 16 11 32 4th round
2021 3rd 32 19 5 8 46 24 22 62 4th round
Key

Honours

Current squad

As of 19 July 2021.[4]

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 Takashi Himeno
2 DF Japan JPN Naoki Tsuchiya
3 DF Japan JPN Takahiro Urashima
4 DF Japan JPN Daigo Nishimura
5 DF Japan JPN Takuto Honda
6 MF Japan JPN Koki Takahashi
7 MF Japan JPN Takumi Nakano
8 MF Japan JPN Hirohito Shinohara (captain)
9 FW Japan JPN Kazuho Yamasaki
10 FW Japan JPN Kento Yabuuchi
11 MF Japan JPN Rui Tone
13 MF Japan JPN Naoya Yoshida
14 MF Japan JPN Hayato Nishinoue
15 FW Japan JPN Kaito Utaka
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Japan JPN Takumi Fujimoto
18 FW Japan JPN Makoto Nakamura
19 MF Japan JPN Mitsuaki Nishimura
20 GK Japan JPN Yasuhiro Watanabe
21 MF Japan JPN Kanta Kokura
22 FW Japan JPN Taiki Mochiyama
23 DF Japan JPN Kimiaki Nishikawa
25 MF Japan JPN Tomohiro Ogawa
26 DF Japan JPN Kotaro Kume (On loan from Tokushima Vortis)
28 DF Japan JPN Yusho Takahashi (On loan from Oita Trinita)
29 DF Japan JPN Shun Taketa
30 MF Japan JPN Tsutomu Murata
33 FW Japan JPN Hiroki Maeda
34 GK Japan JPN Shunsuke Nakamura

Managers

Status: October 2021

Haruo Yuki  Japan January 1, 2012 December 31, 2015
Tōru Sano  Japan February 1, 2016 January 31, 2018
Shigemitsu Sudō  Japan February 1, 2018 January 31, 2021
Takashi Yamahashi  Japan February 1, 2021 Current

References

  1. ^ "New Manager for 2021". verspah.jp. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Japan - Verspah Oita - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". www.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ http://hoyo-oita.com/archives/infomation/6912.html
  4. ^ "トップチーム選手紹介 - ヴェルスパ大分公式サイト". verspah.jp. Retrieved May 4, 2020.