Tochigi Uva FC

For the J. League club based in Utsunomiya, see Tochigi S.C.
Tochigi Uva F.C.
Full name Tochigi Uva Football Club
Nickname(s) Uva
Founded 1947
Ground Tochigi City Stadium
Tochigi, Tochigi
Ground Capacity 5,500
Chairman Japan Katsuhiko Iwahara
Manager Japan Yoji Sakai
League Japan Football League
2016 15th

Tochigi Uva Football Club (栃木ウーヴァフットボールクラブ) is a Japanese football club based in Tochigi Prefecture.

The club was formed in 1947 as Hitachi Tochigi Soccer Club, the works team of the local Hitachi, Ltd. affiliate. In 2002 it adopted the moniker Uva (meaning "grape" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), after the vineyards of its home area, southern Tochigi Prefecture.

After finishing as a runners-up in the local Kanto Soccer League in 2009 season, they were promoted to the 2010 Japan Football League through the All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series. Prior to their first season in JFL, the club has dropped Hitachi prefix in its name and changed the reference to sport from "soccer" to "football" following general Japanese trend.

Current squad

As of October 28, 2015.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Shingo Takizawa
2 Japan MF Motoki Inaba
3 Japan DF Ryuta Abe
4 Japan DF Tetsuya Sado
5 Japan DF Kenta Takazakura
6 Japan MF Yuta Kujiraoka
7 Japan MF Masaaki Iwagi
8 Japan MF Sho Hiraizumi
9 Japan FW Yoshitaka Odaka
10 Japan MF Mutsukiw Anma
11 Japan MF Minoru Ichikawa
13 Japan MF Koki Ishii
14 Japan FW Syuto Tsuboi
15 Japan MF Takatoshi Adachi
16 Japan MF Toshihiko Uchiyama
No. Position Player
17 Japan DF Yuki Ichinose
18 Japan FW Seiya Ishikawa
19 Japan DF Kazuki Nishimaki
20 Japan DF Tsubasa Suzuki
21 Japan GK Kazuki Hachisu
22 Japan GK Jyunya Ando
23 Japan MF Hironao Nishimaki
24 Japan MF Syuhei Fukuda
25 Japan FW Manabu Wakabayashi
27 Japan FW Shota Saito
28 Japan DF Yuki Yamazaki
29 Japan DF Ryosuke Watanabe
30 Japan DF Takuya Abe
34 Japan MF Kazuhisa Hamaoka


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