Soccer / J. League Dec 25, 2016

Nakayama set to play on at 50

Former Japan striker Masashi Nakayama is set to re-sign with Azul Claro Numazu in J. League's third division next year when he will turn 50 years old come September, a soccer source said Saturday. Nakayama, who joined Numazu in September last year following a three-year ...

Sanfrecce striker Sato breaks all-time J1 scoring record

Soccer / J. League Mar 6, 2016

Sanfrecce striker Sato breaks all-time J1 scoring record

Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Hisato Sato scored his 158th career goal on Sunday to become the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division. The 33-year-old Sato netted a 43rd-minute equalizer to give reigning champion Hiroshima a 1-1 draw at Nagoya Grampus, moving to the ...

Nakayama eyes return three years after retiring

Soccer / J. League Sep 6, 2015

Nakayama eyes return three years after retiring

Retired former Japan striker Masashi Nakayama trained at fourth-tier Japan Football League club Azul Claro Numazu on Saturday, with the 47-year-old setting his sights on a return to action after a three-year absence from the game. Nakayama, who holds the all-time J. League top-flight record ...