|Team Name||VENTFORET KOFU|
|Management Corporation||Ventforet Yamanashi Sports Club Inc.|
Yamanashi prefecture is inland and surrounded on all four sides by mountains. Centred in both the prefectural capital Kofu and Nirasaki City, where football has always been popular, the club's hometown extends all around prefecture. The name 'Ventforet' derives from the French words for 'wind' ('vent') and 'forest' ('foret'). The implication is'quick like the wind, quiet as the forest', which is based on a famous military commander, Shingen Takeda, who governed the current Yamanashi region in the 16th century during the 'warring states' period. He possessed a banner which read "Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan" (wind, forest, fire, mountain) an old Japanese phrase meaning 'swift as wind, quiet as wood, fierce as fire, and immovable as a mountain'. In 1965 the club was born as Kofu Soccer Club and in 1972 it joined the newly-established Japan Amateur Soccer League Division 2. After that they progressed to the Japan Football League and in 1995 the name changed to Ventforet Kofu. In 1999, when promotion and relegation between J1 and J2 was introduced, the club joined J2. Their home stadium is Yamanashi Chugin Stadium. Many local small-to-medium businesses and shops provide not only money to the club but also a variety of their services, acting as a wonderful example of how local clubs should be run.
|Address||2-6-10 Kitaguchi, Kofu City, Yamanashi 400-8545, Japan|
|Home Stadium||Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium (capacity: 17,000)|
|League Position||1999/J2/10th, 2000/J2/11th, 2001/J2/12th, 2002/J2/7th, 2003/J2/5th, 2004/J2/7th, 2005/J2/3rd, 2006/15th, 2007/17th, 2008/J2/7th, 2009/J2/4th, 2010/J2/2nd, 2011/16th, 2012/J2/1st, 2013/15th|
|Titles||J2 League (2012)|
|Club Mascot||VENT KUN|