is a J. League Division 2
team. The team name Trinita
can be considered either a combination of the English
, or the Italian
. The dual meaning expresses the will of the citizens, companies, and local governments to support the team.
The team's home town is Ōita
city, but the club draws support from Beppu
and the entire Ōita Prefecture
. Its home ground is Kyushu Oil Dome
also called "Big Eye" and practices at the adjacent football and rugby field, River Park Inukai, and Ōita City Public Ground.
The youngest team currently playing in J1, the team started as Oita Trinity
in 1994 and advanced through the Ōita Prefectural League, Kyushu League and finished as the runner-up at the 1996 National League, resulting in promotion to the JFL
. In 1999, they changed their name to Trinita
due to a copyright infringement, joined the J2 league and placed third. The team also placed third in 2000, and despite being in competition for promotion till the last game, it finished in sixth the next season. The following year, it won the J2 league championship and finally earned promoted to the J1 league. In 2008, they won J. League Cup
, the first major title won by a Kyūshū
club since the former Yawata Steel club's wins of Emperor's Cup
in the 1960s.
In 2009 season
, they suffered worst-ever results in their seven-year J1 history, including 14-game straight loss for league matches, which is the current worst record of J. League... Read More