Nagoya Grampus (formerly Nagoya Grampus Eight) is a Japanese Association football club which plays in the first division of the J. League. The team is based in Nagoya and was founded as the company team of Toyota Motor Corp. in 1939. Grampus Eight are one of only six teams to have competed in Japan’s top flight of football every year since its inception in 1993.
They are currently managed by Serbia and Nagoya Grampus legend Dragan StojkoviÄ‡. He led them to a 3rd place finish in the 2008 J.League. Consequently, Grampus qualified for the 2009 AFC Champions League and currently lie atop of the competitions Group E.