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/ Dec 20, 2016

Kyoto Sanga set to sign Tulio: source

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka is close to joining J. League second-division club Kyoto Sanga, a source said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old, who was let go by relegated J1 side Nagoya Grampus in November, has replied positively to Kyoto’s offer and the ...

/ Dec 14, 2016

J. League chairman to visit Chapecoense

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is planning to visit tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and its bereaved families to hand over commemorating videos of the late coach and some of the players who spent time in Japan during their careers. “I’d like to make a ...

/ Dec 12, 2016

Albirex appoint Miura as new manager

Albirex Niigata have appointed their former coach Fumitake Miura as the new manager for next season, the J. League first-division side announced Monday. The 46-year-old played for the likes of Yokohama Marinos and Jubilo Iwata during his career before going into coaching, spending two ...

/ Dec 7, 2016

Gamba's Ideguchi named J. League's top rookie

Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi was named the J. League’s Best Young Player of the season Wednesday. The 20-year-old Ideguchi is the second Gamba player to win the honor after Takashi Usami in 2010. Ideguchi also won the New Hero Award of the Levain ...

/ Dec 7, 2016

Reds sign Silva, Onaiwu

Urawa Reds are wasting no time retooling for next season, announcing the signings of forwards Rafael Silva and Ado Onaiwu on Wednesday. Despite finishing at the top of the overall table, Urawa again missed out on the J. League championship, losing to Kashima Antlers ...

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

/ Dec 5, 2016

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

The manager of new J. League champions Kashima Antlers, Masatada Ishii, has turned his attention from Saturday’s championship final to the Club World Cup, starting Thursday when they take on Oceanian champions Auckland City of New Zealand in the first round. “We want to ...

Cerezo appoint Yoon as new manager

/ Dec 5, 2016

Cerezo appoint Yoon as new manager

Cerezo Osaka appointed their former player Yoon Jong-hwan as the new manager on Monday, a day after winning promotion back to the J. League first division next season. Cerezo, who finished the J2 season fourth this year before winning a four-way playoff to return ...

Cerezo beat Fagiano in playoff final to seal return to J1

/ Dec 4, 2016

Cerezo beat Fagiano in playoff final to seal return to J1

Cerezo Osaka sealed their return to Japanese soccer’s top flight Sunday after defeating Fagiano Okayama 1-0 in the J. League promotion playoff final. Shohei Kiyohara got the winner at a pouring-wet Kincho Stadium, scrambling home from a meter out in the 52nd minute after ...