Avispa acquire midfielder Danilson


Avispa Fukuoka have signed Colombian midfielder Danilson Cordoba, the J. League first-division club announced Friday.

The 29-year-old, who plays under the name Danilson, joined Consadole Sapporo in the second-tier J2 in 2009 and moved to Nagoya Grampus a year later, initially on loan. He helped the side win its first league title in 2010, when he was named to the league’s Best Eleven.

The left-footed midfielder lost his starting job during last year’s first stage, ended last season without a goal and was not offered a contract. He will join Avispa, who won the post-season playoffs to return to J1 for the first time since 2011.