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Nagoya Grampus Eight – one of Japan’s top clubs
Nagoya Grampus Eight are a Japanese Football League club. They were formed in 1939 and, like many Japanese clubs, were created by one of the country’s large automobile manufacturers. The team is based in the city of Nagoya, which is a major pacific port and Japan’s fourth largest city. They are unusual in that they play their home games in two stadiums, the Toyota Stadium (which is the largest of the two) and Mizuho Athletic Stadium. The club’s name comes from the city’s symbol, the Maru-Hachi, which means "circle eight", and the two statues of grampus dolphins that are perched upon Nagoya Castle. Buy and sell Nagoya Grampus Eight tickets on StubHub to see this top-flight team in action.
Emperor Cup and AFC Championship winners
Arsene Wenger became the team’s manager in 1994. His time with the club was brief but extremely successful. There were two top European players on the team at that time: Gary Lineker from England and Dragan Stojković from Serbia. They finished the season in second place in the J1 league and also won The Emperor’s Cup, which is a competition to find the best football club in Japan. The first Emperor’s Cup game was held in 1921, making it the longest-running Japanese football competition. Dragan Stojković went on to become the club’s manager and in 2008 they won the AFC Championship, a competition between top clubs in the Asian continent. Nagoya have had their share of ups and downs. In 2016 they were relegated, albeit for a short time, to the J2 league, their first relegation since they were founded. There was also a run of 22 away defeats against the Kashima Antlers that began in 1993 and only ended with a victory against their nemesis 2008. Football was first brought to Japan in the 19th century by the British Royal Navy, and is currently run by the Japanese Football Association as three divisions of the Japanese Football League: the J1 League, J2 League and J3 League. Buy and sell Nagoya Grampus Eight tickets on StubHub to see all the excitement of J1 league soccer.
The Noble Barbarians
The club’s philosophy is to promote football as "a sport that attracts widespread popularity across the globe" and which contributes to worldwide communication between people. Nagoya Grampus is also called the "Noble Babarians". The club’s keywords are "clean, aggressive, never give up", and they call themselves "vivid in their hearts". Come and support the Noble Barbarians when you buy and sell Nagoya Grampus Eight tickets on StubHub.
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