Jul 1, 2016

Grampus announce acquisition of midfielder Ogihara

Nagoya Grampus have signed midfielder Takahiro Ogihara on a full transfer from J2 Cerezo Osaka, his new J. League first-division side announced Friday. Ogihara, 24, was part of the Olympic team squad that finished fourth in London four years ago. He came through the ...

First-place Reds dominant in win over Grampus

Apr 29, 2016

First-place Reds dominant in win over Grampus

The high-flying Urawa Reds maintained their grip on top spot in the J. League first division with a comprehensive 4-1 win at home to Nagoya Grampus on Friday. Nagoya’s Swedish striker Robin Simovic canceled out Yosuke Kashiwagi’s opener with a blistering effort shortly before ...

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

Feb 26, 2016

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce


The following is the second of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine highest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA Last season: champions There could be no doubting Sanfrecce’s worth as champions last ...

Gamba open new stadium with preseason victory

Feb 14, 2016

Gamba open new stadium with preseason victory

Gamba Osaka celebrated the first game of their new home ground Suita City Football Stadium with a 3-1 win over Nagoya Grampus on Sunday in front of more than 35,000 spectators. The 40,000-seater stadium, a 15-minute walk away from their old Expo Stadium across ...

Jan 6, 2016

Veteran midfielder Myojin joins Grampus

Nagoya Grampus announced Wednesday that they will sign veteran midfielder Tomokazu Myojin from Gamba Osaka. The 37-year-old Myojin joined Gamba from Kashiwa Reysol in 2006 and helped them win the Asian Champions League in 2008 and a domestic treble in 2014. The former Japan ...

New Grampus boss Ogura seeking winning mentality

Nov 25, 2015

New Grampus boss Ogura seeking winning mentality

New Nagoya Grampus coach and general manager Takafumi Ogura vowed to restore his old club’s winning ways on Wednesday. “I’ll establish the style of the team. On top of that, we have to fixate on winning,” the 42-year-old told a press conference a day ...

Nov 24, 2015

Grampus hire Ogura as new coach, general manager

Former Japan international Takafumi Ogura was named coach and general manager of Nagoya Grampus on Tuesday. Ogura, 42, served as an assistant to general manager Kazumasa Kume this season. Ogura, who will hold a news conference on Wednesday, will replace Akira Nishino in what ...

Oct 27, 2015

Ogura to serve as next Nagoya Grampus manager

Nagoya Grampus appointed former striker Takafumi Ogura as their new manager for next season, the J. League first-division club revealed Tuesday. “I’ve informed the board about the appointment of Ogura as the new manager,” said club president Kazumasa Kume, with the former five-time Japan ...

Grampus to cut ties with manager Nishino

Oct 4, 2015

Grampus to cut ties with manager Nishino

J. League first-division side Nagoya Grampus announced Sunday that Akira Nishino will not be offered a contract for next season. The 60-year-old Nishino is the J. League’s most successful coach of all time with 268 victories in the top flight. Grampus finished ninth in ...

Aug 25, 2015

Stojkovic hired to lead Chinese team

Former Nagoya Grampus coach Dragan Stojkovic will manage Guangzhou R&F, the Chinese Super League club announced on Tuesday. Stojkovic’s contract runs to 2017. The former Yugoslavia international coached Nagoya for six seasons until 2013, winning the J. League title in 2010. The Paris-based Stojkovic ...