V-Varen Nagasaki

V-Varen Nagasaki
Nickname(s) VVN
Founded 2004 (2004)
Ground Nagasaki Athletic Stadium,
Isahaya, Nagasaki
Ground Capacity 20,246
Chairman Ban Noriyuki Miyata
Manager Takuya Takagi
League J2 League
2016 15th
Website Club home page

V-Varen Nagasaki (V・ファーレン長崎) is a Japanese J2 League football club based in Nagasaki. The club was established in 1985 as Ariake Football Club till they merged with Kunimi Football Club in 2005 and adopted the name they still hold today.

The club gained promotion into the J. League Division 2 in 2012 for the first time in their history after finishing as the champions in the 2012 Japan Football League and hired Nagasaki native Takuya Takagi to coach the club for the 2013 season.[1]


V-Varen Nagasaki, since 2006, had been contending for the Kyūshū Soccer League championship and thus a place in the Japan Football League, but they only won it in November 2008, as second place in the Regional League promotion series.

In January 2009, they applied for J. League Associate Membership and their application was accepted at the J. League board meeting in February. In 2012, they won the Japan Football League title and thus promotion to the J. League Division 2.[1]

J. League: 2013–

In preparation for the club's first season in the J. League Division 2 the club hired local-born Takuya Takagi as their coach for the season.[1] On 3 March 2013 V-Varen Nagasaki played in their first ever J. League Division 2 match against Fagiano Okayama at the Kanko Stadium in Okayama in which the club drew the match 1–1 with Kōichi Satō scoring the first J. League Division 2 goal for V-Varen Nagasaki in the 25th minute.The club then played their first home match in the J. League Division 2 on 10 March 2013 at the Nagasaki Athletic Stadium against former J. League champions Gamba Osaka in which V-Varen Nagasaki lost 3–1 in front of a huge crowd of 18,153.

Club Name

V-Varen Nagasaki's name can be separated into three parts with their own meanings. The "V" is for Portuguese vitória meaning 'victory' as well as Dutch vrede 'peace' while varen is also Dutch for 'to sail', owing to Nagasaki's heritage as port of call of Portuguese and Dutch traders during the sakoku period in the Tokugawa shogunate (see Dejima). The club's hometown is Nagasaki and through that comes Nagasaki in the name.[2]


First-team squad

As of 23 April 2016.[3]

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 Takuo Okubo
3 South Korea DF Cho Min-Woo
4 Japan DF Ryota Takasugi
5 Japan DF Daichi Tagami
6 Japan MF Yusuke Maeda
7 North Korea MF Ri Yong-jik
8 Japan MF Yu Kimura
9 Japan FW Ryo Nagai
10 Japan MF Yuji Yabu
11 Japan MF Daisuke Kanzaki
13 South Korea MF Park Hyung-Jin
14 Japan MF Teruki Tanaka
15 Japan DF Shohei Kishida
16 Japan MF Hiroto Tanaka
No. Position Player
17 Brazil FW Rodrigo
18 Japan FW Kōichi Satō
19 Japan DF Dai Takeuchi
20 Japan MF Keita Nakamura
21 Japan GK Masaya Tomizawa
22 Japan MF Kota Miyamoto
23 Japan MF Ryota Kajikawa
24 Japan MF Tatsuya Onodera
25 Japan MF Kohei Kitagawa
27 Japan DF Yusuke Murakami
29 Japan DF Taikai Uemoto
30 Japan DF Daiki Matsumoto
31 Japan GK Yuya Miura
33 South Korea MF Baek Sung-dong

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
Japan DF Daisuke Fujii (at Kamatamare Sanuki)
Japan DF Kazuya Kawabata (at FC Ryukyu)
Japan DF Takuya Sugiyama (at Fukushima United)
Japan MF Kohei Yamada (at Nagano Parceiro)
Japan MF Masaaki Nishimori (at Renofa Yamaguchi)
Japan FW Atsushi Matsuo (at Japan Soccer College)
Japan FW Satoshi Nakayama (at FC Ryukyu)
Japan FW Shoma Mizunaga (at Zweigen Kanazawa)

Current technical staff

As of 1 May 2016 [4]
Position Name
Manager Japan Takuya Takagi
First-team coach Japan Tamotsu Nakamura
Goalkeeper coach Japan Takanori Miyoshi

Former Coaches


For more details on this topic, see List of V-Varen Nagasaki seasons.
Winners (1): 2012
Runners-up (1): 2008
Runners-up (1): 2008


  1. 1 2 3 "Takagi named V-Varen Nagasaki coach". Japan Times. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  2. "V・ファーレン マークについて". V-Varen Nagasaki (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. "Team".
  4. "staff". Retrieved 20 March 2016.

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