Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe is Japanese professional football club based in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture. The club plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. The team’s home stadium is Kobe Wing Stadium, in Hyōgo-ku, though some home matches are played at Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium in Suma-ku.

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Full name Vissel Kobe
Nickname(s) Ushi (cows)
Founded 1966; 55 years ago[1]
Ground Noevir Stadium Kobe
Hyōgo-ku, Kōbe, Hyōgo
Capacity 30,134
Owner Rakuten
Chairman Katsuya Ishiyama
Manager Atsuhiro Miura
League J1 League
2020 J1 League, 14th of 18
Website Club website

Honours

  • Emperor’s Cup
    • Winners: 2019
  • Japanese Super Cup
    • Winners: 2020
  • Chūgoku Soccer League (as Kawasaki Steel Mizushima)
    • Winners (5): 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985

Team Roster

2021 Team Roster
(Updated 15-03-2021)
Manager : Atsuhiro Miura
Daiya Maekawa (Goalkeeper)
Genta Ito (Goalkeeper)
Hiroki Iikura (Goalkeeper)
Ryotaro Hironaga (Goalkeeper)
Yuki Kobayashi
Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium)
Hotaru Yamaguchi
Sergi Samper (Spain)
Yuta Goke
Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
Noriaki Fujimoto
Kyogo Furuhashi
Takuya Yasui
Ryuho Kikuchi
Ryo Hatsuse
Shion Inoue
Junya Tanaka
Daiju Sasaki
Tetsushi Yamakawa
Gōtoku Sakai
Leo Osaki
Nagisa Sakurauchi
Tatsunori Sakurai
Lincoln (Brazil)
Yuya Nakasaka
Asahi Masuyama
Ayub Masika (Kenya)
Yutaro Oda
Douglas (Brazil)

Managers

ManagerNat.Tenure
Stuart BaxterScotland1997
Hiroshi KatoJapan1997
Benito FloroSpain1998
Harumi KoriJapan1998
Ryoichi KawakatsuJapan1999–2002
Hiroshi MatsudaJapanJanuary 2002 – December 2002
Hiroshi SoejimaJapan2003
Ivan HašekCzech RepublicJanuary 2003 – December 2004
Hiroshi KatoJapan2004
Hideki MatsunagaJapanJanuary 2005 – April 2005
Émerson LeãoBrazilMay 2005 – June 2005
Pavel ŘehákCzech Republic2005
Stuart BaxterScotlandJanuary 2006 – December 2006
Hiroshi MatsudaJapanJanuary 2007 – December 2008
Caio JúniorBrazilDecember 2008 – June 2009
Masahiro Wada (interim)JapanJuly 2009 – August 2009
Toshiya MiuraJapanAugust 2009 – September 2010
Masahiro WadaJapanSeptember 2010 – April 2012
Ryo Adachi (interim)JapanApril 2012 – May 2012
Akira NishinoJapanMay 22, 2012 – November 8, 2012
Ryo Adachi (interim)JapanNovember 9, 2012 – December 31, 2012
Ryo AdachiJapanJanuary 1, 2013 – December 11, 2014
Nelsinho BaptistaBrazilDecember 12, 2014 – August 16, 2017
Takayuki YoshidaJapanAugust 16, 2017 – September 16, 2018
Kentaro Hayashi (interim)JapanSeptember 17, 2017 – October 4, 2018
Juan Manuel LilloSpainOctober 5, 2018 – April 17, 2019
Takayuki Yoshida JapanApril 17, 2019 – June 8, 2019
Thorsten FinkGermanyJune 8, 2019 – September 22, 2020
Atsuhiro MiuraJapanSeptember 24, 2020 – present