Shonan Bellmare

Prefecture Kanagawa
Stadium/Arena LEMON GAS Stadium Hiratsuka 

Shonan Bellmare competes in the J-League, J1 division.

Shonan Bellmare is the team that Hidetoshi Nakata, a world-famous player, joined in 1995. After that. Nakata moved to AC Perugia, Italy in 1998. The team has been repeatedly relegated and promoted, but has been competing in J1 since 2018.

As of the 2021 season, there will be four teams in Kanagawa Prefecture: Frontale, Marinos, Yokohama FC and Bellmare.

Team Information

Team: Shonan Bellmare
City: Atsugi City, Isehara City, Odawara City, Chigasaki City, Hadano City, Hiratsuka City, Fujisawa City, and Western part of Kanagawa
Team Name Origin: Shonan is famous for its sea. The team name is a combination of the Latin words "vellum" (beautiful) and "mare" (sea), which evokes the image of the "beautiful sea."
Year of Joined the J League: 1994
Titles: J League Cup(1), Emperor's Cup(1)
Highest Ranking: 5th (1994)
The player signed with overseas clubs: Hidetoshi Nakata
The player acquired from overseas clubs: HONG Myung-Bo(Korea)

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