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Sagan Tosu
サガン鳥栖
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Full name Sagan Tosu Football Club
Nickname(s) Sagan
Founded 1987
Ground Tosu Stadium
Tosu, Saga
(Capacity: 24,000)
Chairman Yukihiro Igawa
Manager Ikuo Matsumoto (2010 - )
League J. League Division 2
2009 5th Place
Home colours
Away colours

Sagan Tosu (サガン鳥栖 Sagan Tosu ?) is a Japanese professional football (soccer) club, currently playing in the J-league Division 2. The team is located in Tosu, Saga Prefecture.

Sagan is a coined word with a couple of meanings behind it. One of its homophones is sandstone (砂岩 sagan ?) in Japanese. This symbolises many small elements uniting to form one formidable object. Also, Sagan Tosu can be interpreted as "Tosu of Saga (Prefecture)" (佐賀ん鳥栖 Saga-n Tosu ?) in the area's dialect. In addition, it is widely believed that the word is meant to be a pun with Italian giants Juventus although the club hasn't confirmed it.

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History

PJM Futures was originally founded in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka in 1987 and moved to Tosu, Saga in 1994, changing its name to Tosu Futures. This happened one year after joining the former Japan Football League's Division 2 (which was merged into a single JFL division in 1994). In February 1997, Sagan was established as a new club which virtually takes over Futures, which became insolvent in the previous month, and admitted to participate Japan Football League from 1997 to 1998, as well as J. League Cup in 1997 as a preferential measure, although J. League Associate Membership status is not awarded to Sagan. In 1999 they were admitted to the new J. League Division 2 (J2), where they remain. Due to Montedio Yamagata's promotion to Division 1 (J1) in 2009 season, Sagan became the only club which plays in J2 for entire period since its establishment in 1999.

Team Record

old crest

J.League

Season League Place GP Pts Win Draw Lose Average Crowd
1999 J2 8 / 10 36 37 12 2 22 3,385
2000 6 / 11 40 48 15 5 20 3,714
2001 10 / 12 44 32 10 4 30 3,479
2002 9 / 12 44 41 9 14 21 3,890
2003 12 / 12 44 20 3 11 30 3,172
2004 11 / 12 44 35 8 11 25 3,610
2005 8 / 12 44 52 14 10 20 7,855
2006 4 / 13 48 79 22 13 13 7,465
2007 8 / 13 48 72 21 9 18 6,114
2008 6 / 15 42 64 19 7 16 7,261
2009 5 / 18 51 88 25 13 13 5,939

Other domestic competitions

Emperor's Cup

Season Result
1997 3rd Round
1998 Didn't qualify
1999 3rd Round
2000 3rd Round
2001 4th Round
2002 3rd Round
2003 1st Round
2004 4th Round
2005 4th Round
2006 4th Round
2007 5th Round
2008 Quarter-finals
2009 4th Round
 

J. League Cup

Season Result
1997 Group Stage
1998 Didn't enter
1999 1st Round
2000 1st Round
2001 1st Round
2002 Didn't qualify
2003 Didn't qualify
2004 Didn't qualify
2005 Didn't qualify
2006 Didn't qualify
2007 Didn't qualify
2008 Didn't qualify
2009 Didn't qualify

Players

Current squad

As of May 10, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Taku Akahoshi
2 Japan DF Masayuki Yanagisawa
3 Japan DF Keita Isozaki
4 Japan DF Yasumichi Uchima
5 Japan DF Kazuya Iio
6 Japan DF Keiji Takachi
7 Japan MF Koji Hirose
8 Japan MF Yu Eto
9 Japan FW Hiroshi Ichihara
10 Japan MF Yusuke Shimada
11 Brazil FW Tozin
12 Japan GK Toshimitsu Asai
13 Japan DF Takuma Hidaka
14 Japan MF Yoshiki Takahashi
15 Japan DF Yusuke Yada
18 Japan MF Yosuke Nozaki
No.   Position Player
19 Japan MF Hirokazu Hasegawa
20 Japan DF Masaki Watanabe
21 Japan GK Takuya Muro
22 Japan DF Hiroki Honjo
23 Japan MF Yu Shimasaki
24 Japan MF Koya Shimizu
25 Japan FW Kei Ikeda
26 Japan MF Yuto Takeoka
27 Japan MF Sho Shimoji
28 Brazil MF Roberto
29 Brazil MF Samuel
31 Japan FW Kenzo Taniguchi
32 Japan DF Takuya Yamada
33 Japan GK Kohei Kawata
34 Japan MF Yukihiro Yamase
35 Japan FW Mike Havenaar

For recent transfers, see List of Japanese football transfers winter 2009-10.

Notable players

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Simple English

Sagan Tosu
Full nameSagan Tosu
Founded1987
GroundTosu Stadium,
Tosu, Saga, Japan
(Capacity 24,000)
ChairmanYukihiro Igawa
ManagerIkuo Matsumoto
LeagueJ. League 2
2009J. League 2, 5th

Sagan Tosu is a football club which plays in Japan.

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Name

  • 1987-1994 PJM Futures
  • 1995-1996 Tosu Futures
  • 1997-present Sagan Tosu

Squad

No. Position Player
1 GK Taku Akahoshi
2 DF Kosuke Kitani
3 DF Keita Isozaki
4 DF Hiroshi Ichihara
5 DF Kazuya Iio
6 MF Naoyuki Fujita
7 MF Yukihiro Yamase
8 MF Yu Eto
9 FW Yohei Toyoda
10 MF Kim Min-Woo
11 MF Yosuke Nozaki
12 GK Toshimitsu Asai
13 DF Takuma Hidaka
14 MF Moon Joo-Won
15 DF Ryuhei Niwa
16 GK Shinichi Shuto
18 FW Hiroki Bandai
19 MF Hirokazu Hasegawa
20 DF Yeo Sung-Hye
No. Position Player
21 GK Takuya Muro
22 FW Kei Ikeda
23 MF Sho Shimoji
24 DF Jun Yanagisawa
25 MF Ryota Hayasaka
26 FW Kenzo Taniguchi

League position

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