Former Japan forward Yoichiro Kakitani signs with Grampus

Soccer / J. League Dec 24, 2020

Former Japan forward Yoichiro Kakitani signs with Grampus

Nagoya Grampus announced the signing Thursday of former Japan forward Yoichiro Kakitani from fellow J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka, who the same day added Australian forward Adam Taggart. A Cerezo youth product, Kakitani came through the ranks at the club before making his senior ...

Outgoing Cerezo boss Miguel Lotina to take over S-Pulse

J. League Dec 20, 2020

Outgoing Cerezo boss Miguel Lotina to take over S-Pulse

Spaniard Miguel Angel Lotina, who is stepping down as Cerezo Osaka manager at season's end, will manage J. League first-division rival Shimizu S-Pulse next season, a source with knowledge of the matter said Saturday. Shimizu released Australian manager Peter Cklamovski on Nov. 1 after just ...

Mateus' stoppage-time winner lifts Grampus over Cerezo

J. League Oct 11, 2020

Mateus' stoppage-time winner lifts Grampus over Cerezo

Brazilian winger Mateus grabbed a late winner as fifth-placed Nagoya Grampus won 1-0 at home against third-placed Cerezo Osaka in the J. League's top flight on Saturday. The 26-year-old scored in the 91st minute after Grampus won possession deep in the opposition half. Substitute Gabriel ...

Soccer / J. League Jan 12, 2020

Cerezo signs defender Yuta Koike from Belgium's Sint-Truiden

Cerezo Osaka have acquired defender Yuta Koike on a full transfer from Belgium's Sint-Truiden, the J. League first-division side announced Saturday. The 23-year-old left-back joined Kashima Antlers last season on loan from the Belgian top-flight side, playing in 14 J. League and 12 cup games. He ...

Antlers take over league lead with away win

Soccer / J. League Oct 6, 2019

Antlers take over league lead with away win

The Kashima Antlers moved to the top of the J. League first division on Sunday with a 1-0 win at Cerezo Osaka thanks to Tomoya Inukai’s sixth-minute header. The Antlers moved two points clear of FC Tokyo, which lost 2-1 on Saturday at relegation-threatened Sagan ...

Sagan beats Cerezo on late Yohei Toyoda goal

Soccer / J. League Aug 11, 2019

Sagan beats Cerezo on late Yohei Toyoda goal

Sagan Tosu snatched an improbable 2-1 comeback victory against Cerezo Osaka in the J. League's first division Sunday following late goals from veteran forward Yohei Toyoda and debutant Daichi Hayashi. Making his first J. League appearance as a late substitute, 22-year-old Hayashi scored in the ...