Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

/ Mar 2, 2017

Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

Vissel Kobe have acquired German World Cup-winning striker Lukas Podolski from Turkish club Galatasaray on a multiyear contract, the J. League first-division side said Thursday. Vissel are discussing with Galatasaray the timing of the 31-year-old Podolski’s move to Kobe. “I can confirm that at ...

Antlers looking to defend J. League crown

/ Feb 24, 2017

Antlers looking to defend J. League crown


The following is 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. KASHIMA ANTLERS Last season: champions (third in overall table) Kashima could not have wished for a ...

/ Jan 17, 2017

Vissel want to acquire Podolski: report

J. League first-division side Vissel Kobe is trying to acquire former Germany striker Lukas Podolski, according to a report in Germany. Citing a club official, German newspaper Bild reported Monday that Vissel is in talks with the 31-year-old Podolski, who scored 48 times in ...

/ Dec 1, 2016

Vissel Kobe approve contract renewal for Nelsinho

Vissel Kobe have agreed to renew Brazilian manager Nelsinho’s contract for next season, the J. League first-division club announced Thursday. In his second year in charge this term, Nelsinho led Kobe to the club’s highest-ever finish of seventh place in the overall standings, having ...

/ Jun 2, 2016

Avispa, Grampus settle for scoreless draw

Avispa Fukuoka played out a goalless draw at home to Nagoya Grumpus on Thursday to remain at the foot of the J. League standings. The game was postponed in mid-April when massive earthquakes struck Kumamoto Prefecture in central Kyushu. Another Kyushu side, Sagan Tosu, ...