Owners of the most boring logo in the J-league Kobe have been fighting to stay in the top division each season they have been in it. Having escaped relegation on the last day of the season they are likely to be doing the same in 2011.
Having never really challenged for honours in any competition they are also not particularly financially stable either and will be looking to pick up the cream of some talent from university teams to help them stay up, and likely be alongside Avispa around the relegation zone at the end of the season.
Their Vissel name is a combination of Victory and Vessel with a nod towards their history as a port town.
Based : Kobe, Hyogo.
Stadium : Homes Stadium (30132)
Years in J-league 1 : 14 (highest 10th 1999 2007 2008)
Years in J-League 2 : 1
English fansite : La Famiglia