Aug 24, 2016

Jubilo rallies past Avispa for first victory in second stage

Jubilo Iwata secured its first win in the second stage by coming from behind to beat J. League bottom side Avispa Fukuoka 3-2 away in Wednesday’s only fixture. Greek defender Avraam Papadopoulos provided the 69th-minute winner with a header for Jubilo, who went into ...

Aug 12, 2016

Iwata's Kobayashi set for Netherlands move

Jubilo Iwata midfielder Yuki Kobayashi, who won his first cap for Japan in June, will move to Dutch club Heerenveen, the J. League first-division side announced on Friday. Kobayashi played for Tokyo Verdy after coming through the youth ranks and moved to Iwata during ...

May 18, 2016

Jubilo sign Greece defender Papadopoulos

Jubilo Iwata have signed Australia-born Greece defender Avraam Papadopoulos, the J. League first-division club announced Wednesday. The 184-cm 31-year-old played in the World Cup in 2010 and European Championship in 2012 for Greece while at Olympiakos. He was with China’s Shanghai Shenhua last year. ...

Endo leads Gamba past Jubilo

May 13, 2016

Endo leads Gamba past Jubilo

Veteran Yasuhito Endo scored the winner with his first goal of the season as Gamba Osaka came from behind to secure a 2-1 home win over Jubilo Iwata on Friday in the J. League. Gamba, who had lost their last five games in all ...

Apr 28, 2016

Iwata's Bothroyd injures left ankle

Jubilo Iwata striker Jay Bothroyd has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and is expected to rejoin his teammates for training early next month, the J. League first-division side said on Thursday. The former Cardiff City forward, who is the second-top scorer in ...

Bothroyd strikes to lead Jubilo past Urawa

Mar 6, 2016

Bothroyd strikes to lead Jubilo past Urawa

Former Queens Park Rangers striker Jay Bothroyd scored the winner as J. League first-division returnees Jubilo Iwata claimed their first win after two seasons in the second tier with a 2-1 away victory at Urawa Reds on Sunday. Reds midfielder Yosuke Kashiwagi canceled out ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising


The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable ...

Nov 23, 2015

Jubilo earn promotion to J1

Yuki Kobayashi scored an injury-time winner as Jubilo Iwata beat Oita Trinita 2-1 to clinch automatic promotion to the J. League first division on Sunday. Jubilo, who will be back in the top flight in 2016 after a one-year absence, finished second in J2 ...

Nakayama eyes return three years after retiring

Sep 6, 2015

Nakayama eyes return three years after retiring

Retired former Japan striker Masashi Nakayama trained at fourth-tier Japan Football League club Azul Claro Numazu on Saturday, with the 47-year-old setting his sights on a return to action after a three-year absence from the game. Nakayama, who holds the all-time J. League top-flight ...

Feb 10, 2015

Striker Bothroyd joins Jubilo Iwata

Former England international striker Jay Bothroyd has signed for Jubilo Iwata, the J2 club said on Tuesday. The much-traveled forward had been without a team since leaving Thai side Muangthong United last year. No terms or contract length were revealed by the three-time J. ...