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Kataller Toyama

Kataller Toyama
Full name Kataller Toyama
Founded 2007 (2007)
Ground Toyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium
Toyama, Toyama
Ground Capacity 28,494
Chairman Tetsuo Nakao
Manager Takayoshi Amma 
League J. League Division 2
2013 18th
Website Club home page

Kataller Toyama (Katāre Toyama, カターレ富山) is a football club in Japan that was formed from the merger of the old ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP F.C. clubs. They currently play in J. League Division 2.


  • History 1
  • Name and crest 2
  • Record as J. League member 3
  • Current squad 4
    • Out on loan 4.1
  • External links 5


The idea of a merged team had been discussed by the Toyama Prefectural Football Association as early as 2005, but discussions had come to nothing.

On September 10, 2007, YKK (owner of YKK AP F.C.) and Hokuriku Electric Power Company (owner of ALO's Hokuriku), agreed with merging their teams to aim promotion to the J. League in response of eager request by the TPFA. According to Tulip TV, local broadcasting company, over 20 companies informally promised to invest in the new team. In the media briefing, the governor of Toyama Prefecture also participated.

TPFA has founded an organization named "Civic Football Club Team of Toyama Prefecture (富山県民サッカークラブチーム)" with two major economic organization and representatives of Hokuriku Electric Power Company and YKK. The Japan Football League confirmed that the merged club would compete in the JFL from the 2008 season.

They applied for J. League Associate Membership in January 2008, then their application was accepted at the Board meeting of J. League on February 19, 2008. On November 23 they secured qualification for promotion to J2, and on December 1 promotion was made official by J. League and Toyama will compete in J2 in 2009.

Name and crest

The word "kataller" is a portmanteau of the phrase 勝たれ katare which in Toyama dialect means "to win", and the French aller, "to go". The phrase is also intended to be a pun of Italian cantare, "to sing", and of native Japanese 語れ katare, "to talk" (written with a different kanji character).

The crest is shaped in the form of a tulip, the official Toyama Prefecture flower.

Record as J. League member

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G J. League Cup Emperor's Cup
2009 J2 18 13 3,740 - 3rd Round
2010 J2 19 18 4,463 - 2nd Round
2011 J2 20 16 3,275 - 3rd Round
2012 J2 22 19 3,324 - 2nd Round
2013 J2 22 18 4,474 - 2nd Round
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance

Current squad

As of 24 August 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Tatsumi Iida
2 DF Shota Kimura
3 DF Takafumi Mikuriya
4 DF Ryo Hiraide
5 DF Michitaka Akimoto
6 MF Kenta Uchida (on loan from Shimizu S-Pulse)
7 MF Daisuke Asahi
8 MF Yohei Onishi
9 FW Ryōhei Shirasaki (on loan from Shimizu S-Pulse)
10 FW Takuya Kokeguchi
14 MF Atsushi Izawa (on loan from Ventforet Kofu)
15 FW Yōsuke Mikami
16 MF Takahiro Kuniyoshi
17 MF Keisuke Kimoto
No. Position Player
19 DF Yōsuke Ikehata
20 DF Gao Zhunyi
21 GK Yuichi Mizutani
22 MF Yusuke Tanahashi
23 DF Takuya Yoshikawa
24 DF Yang Hae-Joon
25 MF Haruki Umemura
26 MF Shunsuke Oyama
27 DF Kenta Yoshikawa
29 DF Renpei Uchida
30 MF Hiroki Tanaka
31 GK Daichi Shibata
33 MF Shoya Nakajima (on loan from FC Tokyo)
38 FW Takumi Miyayoshi (on loan from Kyoto Sanga)
41 GK Ryotaro Hironaga

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
DF Naoto Yoshii (at FC Machida Zelvia)
MF Taijiro Mori (at Sagawa Printing SC)
MF Yoshiki Yamamoto (at Verspah Oita)
FW Tomoki Muramatsu (at Honda FC)
FW Yudai Nishikawa (at Tochigi S.C.)

External links

  • Official site (in Japanese)
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