Nov 28, 2015

Sakuma not leaving Ventforet

Satoru Sakuma will remain the manager of Ventforet Kofu next season, the J. League first-division club announced Saturday. The 52-year-old took over in May from Yasuhiro Higuchi with Ventforet languishing at the bottom of the J. League table, eventually propelling the team to 13th ...

Kanazaki steers Antlers past Ventforet

Sep 19, 2015

Kanazaki steers Antlers past Ventforet

Mu Kanazaki struck in the second half as Kashima Antlers bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to Gamba Osaka with a 1-0 win away to Ventforet Kofu in the J. League first division on Saturday. Kanazaki scored the clincher with a well-taken header in ...

Sep 5, 2015

Ventforet escape with victory over Juntendo University

J. League first-division side Ventforet Kofu held on to beat plucky Juntendo University 3-2 at home and book their place in the third round of the Emperor’s Cup on Saturday. Takuma Abe scored what proved to be the decider by giving Kofu a 3-1 ...

Reysol squander lead to draw with Ventforet

Aug 30, 2015

Reysol squander lead to draw with Ventforet

A tough own goal by Kashiwa goalkeeper Takanori Sugeno gifted Ventforet Kofu a point as Reysol were held to a 2-2 draw in the J. League on Sunday. Tatsuma Yoshida’s men missed an excellent opportunity to cook up the pressure on second-stage leaders Kashima ...

Jul 24, 2015

Ventforet part ways with striker Adriano

Ventforet Kofu’s Brazilian striker Adriano has had his contract terminated, the J. League club announced Friday. The 33-year-old joined Ventforet from Tokushima Vortis this season and will leave after scoring one goal in 12 league appearances. Adriano scored 14 in 27 league games for ...

Gamba looking for payback

| Feb 27, 2014

Gamba looking for payback

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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-ranked teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Last season was a huge disappointment for Reysol, who began ...

Indonesian Bachdim joins Ventforet

Jan 27, 2014

Indonesian Bachdim joins Ventforet

Dutch-born Indonesia forward Irfan Bachdim announced Monday he has officially joined J. League first-division side Ventforet Kofu. “I am very happy about this move to a higher level such as the J. League,” Bachdim told a news conference. The idea to invite Bachdim came ...