is a football (soccer) club from Japan.
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is a professional Association football club based in Gunma Prefecture in Japan. The club plays in J. League Division 2. J. League Division 2 is the second professional football league in Japan.
The club was founded in 1995 in Kusatsu, Gunma, one of the most well-known spa resorts in Japan. Its name basically means "The Spa, Kusatsu." Because of J. League restrictions on stadiums, they play at Shikishima Stadium in nearby Maebashi, the prefectural capital.
The club was founded in 1995 as Liaison Kusatsu Football Club. The players were the students of specialized training college Higashi Nihon Soccer Academy. When the school was closed in 1999 due to financial difficulties, the players decided to stay in Kusatsu and keep the club alive. In 2002, the club was incorporated as K.K. Kusatsu Onsen Football Club with a future promotion to J. League in mind and adopted new team name Thespa Kusatsu.
As of November 14, 2011
2011 season transfers
Season by season results and managers
- Carlos Alberto Souza dos Santos
- Nobuyuki Kojima
- Hideyuki Ujiie
- Leo Shin