/ May 15, 2017

Cerezo to host Sevilla in July friendly

Cerezo Osaka announced on Monday that it will host Spanish side Sevilla on July 17 in a friendly as part of the J. League’s newly launched International Series.Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake will face his old La Liga club, with whom the 27-year old spent ...

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

/ Apr 16, 2017

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

Shu Kurata’s stoppage-time equalizer earned Gamba a 2-2 draw with Cerezo on Sunday in their first Osaka derby in three seasons in the J. League.Kurata’s late heroics spoiled the day for Cerezo striker Kenyu Sugimoto, who hit a brace for the hosts at Nagai ...

Reds bounce back against Cerezo

/ Mar 4, 2017

Reds bounce back against Cerezo

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Urawa Reds picked up their first points of the new J. League season with a 3-1 win over Cerezo Osaka on Saturday.Reds, who finished top of the overall table last season only to lose the championship final against Kashima Antlers, began the 2017 campaign ...

Cerezo target J. League upset

/ Feb 23, 2017

Cerezo target J. League upset

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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.YOKOHAMA F. MARINOS Last season: 10thMarinos fans had high expectations when the City Football Group that ...

Kiyotake targets title on return to Cerezo

/ Feb 5, 2017

Kiyotake targets title on return to Cerezo

Hiroshi Kiyotake hopes the lessons he learned in Europe will help him win a title with Cerezo Osaka as the Japan midfielder returns to the J. League after a 4½-year absence.“I learned the mentality and attitude to fight,” Kiyotake said Sunday, a day after ...

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

/ Feb 1, 2017

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

Sevilla midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has re-signed with former club Cerezo Osaka, an official of the J. League first-division side said Wednesday.Cerezo team director Kiyoshi Okuma said Kiyotake will return on a full transfer as the winter transfer market closed Tuesday. Cerezo have been promoted ...

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 to ...

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 a ...