Gamba striker Usami hopes to play for Japan in Rio

Jan 27, 2016

Gamba striker Usami hopes to play for Japan in Rio

Gamba Osaka striker Takashi Usami said he is eager to go to the Summer Games again, making his pitch to play for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of three overage players each team will be allowed. “If I’m needed, I’m ...

Jan 17, 2016

Gamba gunning for trophy galore

Gamba Osaka will look to replicate the treble-winning feat from two years ago as the J. League runnersup settled for a single title of the Emperor’s Cup in 2015. “We are going into this challenging year resolved to push ourselves. For the team as ...

Jan 11, 2016

Fujimoto joins Gamba from Marinos

Gamba Osaka have signed former Japan international midfielder Jungo Fujimoto from Yokohama F Marinos, the J. League first-division side said Monday. The 31-year-old scored three goals in 19 league games for Marinos last year, his second with the club. Fujimoto played six seasons for ...

Gamba's Patric considering Japanese citizenship

Jan 9, 2016

Gamba's Patric considering Japanese citizenship

Gamba Osaka’s Brazilian striker Patric is considering applying for Japanese citizenship with an eye on playing for Japan at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, Brazilian media reported Friday. The 28-year-old Patric joined Gamba in July 2014 and played a pivotal role in ...

Jan 8, 2016

Ademilson swaps Marinos for Gamba

Gamba Osaka said Friday they will sign Brazilian striker Ademilson on loan from Brazilian powerhouse Sao Paulo. The 21-year-old Ademilson, who has represented Brazil at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 level, played for Yokohama F. Marinos last season, scoring eight goals in 33 league matches. ...

Patric brace helps Gamba retain Emperor's Cup

Jan 1, 2016

Patric brace helps Gamba retain Emperor's Cup

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Brazilian striker Patric scored twice as Gamba Osaka retained the Emperor’s Cup with a 2-1 win over Urawa Reds in the final in Tokyo on Friday, the last day of the Japanese soccer season. Patric, who was also on target in Gamba’s 3-1 extra-time ...

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Dec 29, 2015

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Substitute Tadanari Lee headed an extra-time winner as Urawa Reds edged Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the Emperor’s Cup final. On target in the previous two rounds, Lee struck in the 117th minute of a tightly contested match to set Reds ...