Fixtures

Japan J2-League 05/28 04:00 19 Roasso Kumamoto vs Ventforet Kofu - View
Japan Cup 06/01 09:00 8 Ventforet Kofu vs International Pacific University SC - View
Japan J2-League 06/05 09:00 20 Grulla Morioka FC vs Ventforet Kofu - View
Japan J2-League 06/11 09:00 21 Ventforet Kofu vs JEF Utd Chiba - View
Japan J2-League 06/18 10:00 22 Montedio Yamagata vs Ventforet Kofu - View
Japan J2-League 06/26 10:00 23 Renofa Yamaguchi vs Ventforet Kofu - View

Results

Japan J2-League 05/25 10:30 18 [8] Ventforet Kofu v Tokushima Vortis [14] D 1-1
Japan J2-League 05/21 10:00 17 [22] FC Ryukyu v Ventforet Kofu [10] D 1-1
Japan J2-League 05/14 05:00 16 [7] Ventforet Kofu v Renofa Yamaguchi [11] D 1-1
Japan J2-League 05/08 07:00 15 [19] Tochigi SC v Ventforet Kofu [7] D 0-0
Japan J2-League 05/04 05:00 14 [10] Ventforet Kofu v Thespa Kusatsu [9] W 1-0
Japan J2-League 04/30 07:00 13 [19] Mito Hollyhock v Ventforet Kofu [7] L 2-1
Japan J2-League 04/27 10:30 12 [10] Ventforet Kofu v Tokyo Verdy [3] W 2-0
Japan J2-League 04/23 05:00 11 [15] Ventforet Kofu v Machida Zelvia [2] W 1-0
Japan J2-League 04/16 05:00 10 [8] Zweigen Kanazawa v Ventforet Kofu [19] W 2-3
Japan J2-League 04/09 05:00 9 [22] Omiya Ardija v Ventforet Kofu [20] W 1-3
Japan J2-League 04/03 05:00 8 [20] Ventforet Kofu v Vegalta Sendai [4] L 2-3
Japan J2-League 03/30 09:30 7 [16] Blaublitz Akita v Ventforet Kofu [19] D 0-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 46 24 22
Wins 21 11 10
Draws 14 9 5
Losses 11 4 7
Goals for 67 42 25
Goals against 50 28 22
Clean sheets 17 8 9
Failed to score 8 0 8

Wikipedia - Ventforet Kofu

Ventforet Kofu (ヴァンフォーレ甲府, Vanfōre Kōfu) is a Japanese football (soccer) club from Kōfu in Yamanashi Prefecture. The team competes in the J2 League. Its home ground is the Kose Sports Stadium.

The word "Ventforet" is a compound formed from two French root words: "vent" (wind) and "forêt" (forest). The name alludes to the famous phrase Fū-rin-ka-zan (風林火山)that Takeda Shingen, a prominent Kōfu-based daimyō in the Sengoku period, emblazoned on his war banners. The phrase contains four similies: as swift as the wind; as silent as a forest; as fierce as fire; as immovable as a mountain.

History

Kofu Club (1965–1994)

The club was founded in 1965 when the old boys' club of Kofu Dai-ichi High School, the Kakujo Club, started to recruit graduates of other high schools with the intention of promotion to the Japan Soccer League.

The club joined the newly formed JSL Division 2 in 1972. They stayed there until the conclusion of the league in 1992 when it became a founding member of the former Japan Football League.

Kofu Club was formed by volunteers, unlike other mainstream football clubs at that time in Japan, whose players were mostly the employees of their sponsoring companies.

Ventforet Kofu (1995–present)

The club was renamed Ventforet Kofu in 1995 and joined J.League Division 2 in 1999 when it was formed. The club survived a difficult period between 1999 and 2001, when it suffered from financial troubles as well as miserable results on the pitch, including a streak of twenty-five consecutive losses. Ventforet finished bottom for three seasons in succession and was dubbed as "Excess baggage of J2".

Ventforet improved in 2002, and in 2005 finished third, gaining promotion to the Japanese first division by winning the promotion/relegation play-offs against Kashiwa Reysol. However, the team was relegated with a week remaining in the 2007 season.

At the end of 2010 season, the team was promoted a second time. Despite having striker Mike Havenaar contend for the Top Scorer award in division one the following year, the club was relegated again at the end of 2011. However, it returned after only one year's absence as champions of division two, Ventforet's first championship in its thirty-six year history. Ventforet remained in division one of the Japanese League until 2017.