Verspah Oita

Verspah Oita
Full name Verspah Oita
Founded 2003
Ground Oita Sports Park
Ground Capacity 16,000
Manager Haruo Yuki
League Japan Football League
2016 Japan Football League, 13th

Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分 Verspah Ōita) is a Japanese football club currently competing in the Japan Football League.[1] The year 2012 is their first year in the JFL after they were promoted from the 2011 Kyushu League.


Hoyo AC Elan Oita crest, used till 2012

The club was formed in 2003 as Hoyo FC. In 2005 they changed their name to Hoyo Atletico Elan, the name in which they competed for many years in the Kyushu Football League. The club is backed by the Hoyo Group, a digital camera and auto parts manufacturer based in nearby Kunisaki. In 2010 they changed their name to Hoyo Atletico Elan Oita. In 2011, they changed their name to Hoyo AC Elan Oita, they won the Kyushu Championship and then earned third place in the Regional League promotion series, and will compete in the JFL beginning in 2012. In 2012, they changed their name to Hoyo Oita.

In early December 2013 the club try to be closer to the community, with name of the club changed to Verspah Oita (ヴェルスパ大分 Verspah Ōita), for 2014 season onwards.[2]

Hoyo Oita crest, used 2012–2013


Current squad

As of March 8, 2015.

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 Takashi Himeno
2 Japan DF Nozomi Osako
3 Japan DF Syuhei Doen
5 Japan MF Junya Nishide
6 Japan MF Shinta Fukushima
7 Japan MF Kazuumi Hara
8 Japan MF Ryosuke Kawano
9 Japan FW Yuma Tsubata
10 East Timor FW Felipe
11 Japan FW Kazuya Okazaki
13 Japan MF Takatoshi Eguchi
14 Japan MF Keishi Kusumi
15 Japan DF Ryuichi Hino
No. Position Player
16 Japan DF Kosuke Fukumoto
17 Japan MF Seiya Nagatomi
18 Japan FW Masato Nakamura
19 Japan MF Rui Tone
20 Japan DF Shinnosuke Kinoshita
22 Japan DF Takuya Kai
23 Japan DF Reo Morinaga
24 Japan MF Yu Kijima
25 Japan MF Hiroki Nakashima
26 Japan DF Toyoki Hasegawa
31 Japan GK Zin Kitazato
28 Japan DF Masashi Nito


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