Shonan Bellmare

Hidetoshi Nakata, who won the Asian Cup Winners' Cup trophy in 1996

Japanese professional football club based in Hiratsuka, in the west of Kanagawa Prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area.

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Japan Soccer League

The top flight association football league in Japan between 1965 and 1992, and was the precursor to the current professional league, the J.League.

Towa Real Estate / Fujita Industry / Fujita (1972–1992) – Shonan Bellmare

J2 League

Second division of the Japan Professional Football League (日本プロサッカーリーグ) and the second level of the Japanese association football league system.

Former logo
The logo that was used from 2015 to 2018

As the J.League expanded in numbers, the need for another second tier with promotion and relegation arose, as the number of clubs which wanted to become professional increased (particularly in the case of Shonan Bellmare, Kashiwa Reysol, Cerezo Osaka and Júbilo Iwata, who had been JSL First Division champions but had not been chosen for the inaugural J.League season).

Hidetoshi Nakata

Japanese former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Nakata in 2012
Nakata training with Japan at the 2006 World Cup
Nakata (middle) at a fashion event in Tokyo, November 2016

Nakata began his professional career at age 18 in 1995, with J1 League side Bellmare Hiratsuka (now Shonan Bellmare).

Al-Talaba SC

Iraqi sports club based in Al-Rusafa, Baghdad.

In the final, Al-Talaba faced Bellmare Hiratsuka in Kanagawa where they were beaten 2–1 after the winning goal was scored in the 81st minute by Hidetoshi Nakata.

Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka

Multi-purpose stadium in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan.

It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Shonan Bellmare.


City located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Hiratsuka City Hall
Hiratsuka Tanabata festival
Hiratsuka Museum of Art
Hiratsuka Athletics Stadium
Building of former Hiratsuka Navy Ammunitions Arsenal

Shonan Bellmare football club, three-time Japanese champions based at Hiratsuka Athletics Stadium

Kawasaki Frontale

Japanese professional football club based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo.

Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium

Other rivals include Kashima Antlers, Urawa Red Diamonds, Yokohama F. Marinos and Shonan Bellmare.

Wuhan Three Towns F.C.

Professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the Chinese Super League.

🇯🇵 Shonan Bellmare (2022–present)

Boeung Ket Angkor FC

Cambodian professional football club based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

🇯🇵 Shonan Bellmare (2022–)

Yokohama F. Marinos

Japanese professional football club based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area.


This is the derby played by the Kanagawa prefecture teams, currently the most important match is that of Yokohama F. Marinos and Kawasaki Frontale. Other teams evaluated for this classic are Shonan Bellmare, Yokohama FC, YSCC Yokohama.