Sanfrecce Hiroshima

association football club in Japan

Sanfrecce Hiroshima (サンフレッチェ広島, Sanfuretche Hiroshima) is a Japanese professional football club[2] in Hiroshima.[3] The club is in the Japanese professional soccer league (J league). The club color is purple.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Full nameSanfrecce Hiroshima
Nickname(s)Sanfrecce, Sanfre
GroundHiroshima Big Arch
ChairmanYūichi Mototani
ManagerHajime Moriyasu (Dec. 2011 - )[1]
LeagueJ1 League
2011J1 League, 7th


The club was founded in 1938.[3]

  • 1938-1980 Toyo Industries SC
  • 1981-1992 Mazda SC
  • 1992-present Sanfrecce Hiroshima

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Notable achievementEdit

The team has some notable achievements.

In 2006, Hisato Sato set a league record for the fastest goal in a match. In a game against Cerezo Osaka, he scored in just eight seconds after play began.[4]

Related pagesEdit


  1. 新監督に森保氏 クラブ初「生え抜き」 Archived 2012-07-24 at the Wayback Machine Chugoku Shimbun, December 4, 2011; retrieved 2012-6-19.(WebCite archived Archived 2021-06-21 at the Wayback Machine)
  2., "Japan J.League Teams" Archived 2012-07-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1, "Sanfrecce Hiroshima"; retrieved 2012-3-2.
  4., "Striker Sato Stakes a Claim for a World Cup Place" May 12, 2006; retrieved 20121-7-5.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Sanfrecce Hiroshima at Wikimedia Commons