• Kyodo


Sanfrecce Hiroshima forward Takuma Asano was named the J. League’s Best Young Player for the 2015 season on Tuesday.

The three-time Japan international was instrumental in Sanfrecce’s third league title win in four years on Saturday. It is the fourth straight year a Hiroshima player has won the award.

The 21-year-old scored 12 goals in 38 league and league cup games in 2015.

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