the sports teams in Ehime Prefecture include the following
Ehime FC (J-League, J2 division)
Team: Ehime FC
City: Matsuyama City, Ehime
Team Name Origin:
The team was named after Ehime Prefecture, its home town, as a simple and familiar name.
Year of Joined the J League: 2006
FC Imabari (J-League, J3 division)
Team: FC Imabari
City: Imabari City, Ehime
Team Name Origin: It was named as a simple and familiar team name with the home town name.
Year of Joined the J League: 2020
Team: Ehime Orange Vikings (B-League)
Location: Matsuyama, Ehime
Team Name Origin: The Seto Inland Sea is home to famous naval forces (pirates) who made a name for themselves around the 1300s and 1500s. Ehime Prefecture is also famous for its oranges, so the team's name is a combination of the two.
Year founded: 2005
Arena: Matsuyama City General Community Center
Retired numbers: None
Mascot: Oliver & Balt
Ehime Mandarin Pirates (Shikoku Island League plus)