KASHIMA, IBARAKI PREF. – New Kashima Antlers striker Davi has wasted little time in making an impact at the seven-time J. League champions, but the Brazilian will not be satisfied until he has stamped his name on club history forever.
Davi joined Kashima over the offseason after a nomadic career in and out of Japan, with goals the only constant since he first arrived at Consadole Sapporo in 2007. The 29-year-old scored 32 for Ventforet Kofu last season — more than half the team’s entire tally — en route to the second-division title, attracting the interest of a Kashima side looking for new blood after finishing the campaign in a club-worst 11th place.