Jan 4, 2016

Forward Kakitani returns to Cerezo Osaka

Swiss champion Basel on Monday announced that Japan forward Yoichiro Kakitani has returned home to rejoin former club Cerezo Ozaka. Basel confirmed the move on its website without disclosing details of the transfer. The 26-year-old Kakitani failed to establish himself at Basel in an ...

Dec 18, 2015

Hanover makes bid for Cerezo's Yamaguchi

Bundesliga side Hanover has made an official offer for Japan and Cerezo Osaka midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi, a team executive revealed Friday. “We would like to persuade him to stay,” the executive said of the 25-year-old, who has already left for Germany and is expected ...

Avispa Fukuoka earn promotion back to J1

Dec 6, 2015

Avispa Fukuoka earn promotion back to J1

Avispa Fukuoka returned to the J. League first division for the first time since 2011 with a 1-1 draw to Cerezo Osaka in the promotion playoff final on Sunday. Fukuoka, which was 14th last season, became the first third-place team to be promoted through ...

Nov 17, 2015

Cerezo part ways with manager Autuori

Cerezo Osaka fired manager Paulo Autuori on Tuesday ahead of the last weekend of the J. League second division season as they attempt to regain their momentum for the promotion playoffs. Autuori has been drastically replaced by Cerezo’s head of development Kiyoshi Okuma, who ...

Cerezo to cut ties with Forlan

Jun 6, 2015

Cerezo to cut ties with Forlan

Uruguay forward Diego Forlan will not be offered a contract extension, the president of his J. League second-division side Cerezo Osaka said Saturday. Forlan’s contract, worth a reported $5.8 million, expires at the end of July. The 36-year-old Forlan joined Cerezo in 2014 from ...

Minamino to leave Cerezo for Salzburg

Jan 5, 2015

Minamino to leave Cerezo for Salzburg

Cerezo Osaka have agreed in principle to transfer terms that will send forward Takumi Minamino to Austrian first-division club Salzburg, a source with the J. League second-division club said Monday. Minamino scored five times in the 2013 season, when he won the J. League’s ...

Dec 27, 2014

Minamino seeks overseas move

Striker Takumi Minamino has informed relegated Cerezo Osaka that he wants to leave the club and move overseas, team director Isao Miyamoto said Friday. Miyamoto said the club does not want Minamino to leave but admitted it may have trouble trying to keep him. ...

Dec 10, 2014

Cerezo targeting Autuori as next coach

Relegated Cerezo Osaka will offer their vacant coaching position to former Kashima Antlers manager Paulo Autuori, the club’s head of development said on Wednesday. Isao Miyamoto said Cerezo had been considering several candidates, among them Brazilian Sergio Farias, who won the 2009 Asian Champions ...

Nov 30, 2014

Farias among candidates to be next Cerezo Osaka manager

Brazilian Sergio Farias is a leading candidate to take over the manager’s job at relegated Cerezo Osaka to succeed Yuji Okuma, who will return to coach the youth academies from next season, club operations chief Isao Miyamoto said Sunday. Farias, 47, who most recently ...

Cerezo, Marinos settle for scoreless draw

Oct 26, 2014

Cerezo, Marinos settle for scoreless draw


Cerezo Osaka failed to seize the initiative in their fight against relegation after being held to a 0-0 draw by Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday. Cerezo, who began the season widely touted as title favorites after signing star Uruguyan striker Diego Forlan over the ...

Cacau strike guides Cerezo past Reds

Sep 27, 2014

Cacau strike guides Cerezo past Reds

Former Germany international Cacau struck a superb winner to lift Cerezo Osaka out of the relegation zone thank to a surprise 1-0 victory at home to J-League leaders Urawa Reds on Saturday. Cacau took a pass from Kenyu Sugimoto and rifled in off the ...

Sep 27, 2014

Yamaguchi out for rest of season

Cerezo Osaka captain and World Cup midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi has undergone knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season, the J. League first-division club said Saturday. The 23-year-old Yamaguchi damaged the meniscus in his right knee during a 0-0 draw at home ...