Vanraure Hachinohe

Vanraure Hachinohe FC
Full name Vanraure Hachinohe FC
Founded 2006
Ground Hachinohe East Sports Park Athletic Stadium
Hachinohe, Aomori
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Kentaro Hosogoe
Manager Kazuhito Mochizuki
League Japan Football League
2016 7th

Vanraure Hachinohe (ヴァンラーレ八戸 Vanraure Hachinohe) is a football (soccer) club based in Hachinohe, a city in the southeastern part of Aomori Prefecture in Japan. They play in the Japan Football League. The name Vanraure comes from the combination of two Italian words: derivante, meaning "origin"; and australe, meaning "southern". It thus refers to the origin of the club in the southern area of Hachinohe, in the former village of Nangō.


The club was founded in 2006 as a merger of two football clubs; Hachinohe Industry SC (八戸工業サッカークラブ) and Nango FC (南郷FC) and joined Tōhoku League Division 2 North. Since 2008 the club is aiming to become a professional club and join J.League. In 2011, because of Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the two blocks of Tōhoku Division 2 temporarily merge into a single group, with no promotion, and Vanraure won the merged Division 2 title for the first time. In 2012 back to Division 2 North, only able came in second after Ganju Iwate but won the promotion playoff against Cobaltore Onagawa, who later also promoted because Fukushima United gained promotion to JFL.

With the introduction of J3 League for 2014, the club applied for J. League Associate Membership in June 2013 [1] and got the approval in September 2013.[2] But because of the stadium not met the requirements yet, their J3 license has been postponed until next evaluation in 2014 and only can get promotion to J3 until 2015.[3]

Because left by some clubs to J3 League, JFL must select other clubs beside from the 2013 Regional League promotion series who have submitted applications. Vanraure selected as one of four clubs by application to get promotion and competed in JFL for the first time in 2014.[4] In July 2015, Vanraure won the Apertura Championship but lost to Clausura champion Sony Sendai FC on penalties in the two-leg championship stage after a tie on aggregate.

Current squad

As of October 7, 2016.[5] 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 Kenji Yamada
2 Japan MF Sho Kodama
3 Japan DF Ryosuke Narita
4 Japan DF Yusei Okada
5 Japan DF Takuya Sugai
7 Japan MF Syunji Sumomosawa
8 Japan MF Shinya Sugai
9 Japan FW Shogo Yoshikawa
10 Japan MF Souchi Niiyama
11 Japan FW Seiya Murakami
14 Japan DF Ryuta Kanai
15 Japan MF Kenzaki Takuya
18 Japan MF Keita Takami
No. Position Player
19 Japan FW Wataru Sasaki
20 Japan DF Takamasa Yamazaki
21 Japan DF Takafumi Sudo
22 Japan MF Shu Maeda
23 Japan FW Kei Nishimura
24 Japan MF Hikaru Matsumoto
25 Japan DF Daisuke Ichikawa
26 Japan GK Hiromichi Honma
28 Japan DF Tatsuki Masuzawa
29 Japan FW Shinya Yamamoto
30 Japan FW Ryo Abe
33 Japan GK Kenji Tanaka

League record

Season League Pld Pts W D L
2006 Tōhoku League
(Div. 2 North)
14 19 6 1 7 5th
2007 14 17 4 5 5 6th
2008 14 23 7 2 5 4th
2009 14 26 8 2 4 3rd
2010 14 36 12 0 2 2nd
2011 Tōhoku League
(Div. 2)
10 30 10 0 0 Champions
2012 Tōhoku League
(Div. 2 North)
14 37 12 1 1 2nd
2013 Tōhoku League
(Div. 1)
18 49 16 1 1 2nd
2014 JFL 26 30 8 6 12 9th
2015 30 59 17 8 5 2nd
2016 30 46 13 7 107th



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