Kashima goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata retires with fifth-most J1 games

J. League Dec 25, 2020

Kashima goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata retires with fifth-most J1 games

Kashima Antlers and former Japan international keeper Hitoshi Sogahata announced his retirement Thursday, ending his career with 533 appearances in the J. League's first division. The 41-year-old Sogahata, who is fifth in career J1 games, came out of Kashima's youth program. He made his senior ...

Kashima fail to reach ACL group stage, FC Tokyo qualify

Soccer Jan 29, 2020

Kashima fail to reach ACL group stage, FC Tokyo qualify

Melbourne Victory denied Kashima Antlers a place in the Asian Champions League group stage on Tuesday, upsetting the J. League club 1-0 in a playoff. With the loss, the 2018 ACL champions earned the unwanted distinction of being the first J. League side to fail ...

Attacker Serginho to leave Antlers for Chinese club

Soccer / J. League Jan 25, 2020

Attacker Serginho to leave Antlers for Chinese club

Attacking midfielder Serginho will leave the Kashima Antlers for Chinese second-division side Changchun Yatai, the J. League club said Saturday. The 24-year-old Brazilian, who also played as a second striker, joined Kashima midway through the 2018 season. He helped them capture their first Asian Champions League ...

Antlers sign Japan U-23 defender Daiki Sugioka

Soccer / J. League Jan 3, 2020

Antlers sign Japan U-23 defender Daiki Sugioka

The Kashima Antlers have acquired defender Daiki Sugioka from Shonan Bellmare, the J. League team announced on Friday. The 21-year-old is among a handful of new defensive players joining the Antlers, who named Brazilian Antonio Carlos Zago as manager on Thursday, a day after their ...

Antlers hand coaching reins to Brazilian Zago

Soccer / J. League Jan 2, 2020

Antlers hand coaching reins to Brazilian Zago

The Kashima Antlers on Thursday announced Brazilian Antonio Carlos Zago will be the club's new manager. The 50-year-old Zago, who played in the J. League for Kashiwa Reysol in 1996 and 1997, takes over from Go Oiwa, who stepped down after the Antlers' 2-0 loss ...

Vissel Kobe, Kashima Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Soccer Dec 21, 2019

Vissel Kobe, Kashima Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Andres Iniesta scored one goal and helped set up another as Vissel Kobe advanced to the Emperor's Cup final with a 3-1 win over Shimizu S-Pulse on Saturday. The star-studded J. League club will christen the new National Stadium in Tokyo on New Year's Day ...