Soccer / J. League May 15, 2017

Cerezo to host Sevilla in July friendly

Cerezo Osaka announced on Monday that it will host Spanish side Sevilla on July 17 in a friendly as part of the J. League's newly launched International Series. Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake will face his old La Liga club, with whom the 27-year old spent ...

Soccer / J. League Apr 27, 2017

Antlers, Reds to meet Dortmund, Sevilla in July friendlies

The defending J. League champion Kashima Antlers and the 2016 Levain Cup-winning Urawa Reds will host Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in a pair of summer friendlies, the league announced Thursday. As part of the newly launched J. League International Series, Urawa will play Japan midfielder ...

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Soccer Mar 15, 2017

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Shinji Okazaki's Leicester City continued its dream debut in the Champions League by beating Sevilla 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals on Tuesday night, advancing 3-2 on aggregate. The Foxes faced the difficult task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg defeat away in Spain that spelled the ...

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

Soccer / J. League Feb 1, 2017

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

Sevilla midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has re-signed with former club Cerezo Osaka, an official of the J. League first-division side said Wednesday. Cerezo team director Kiyoshi Okuma said Kiyotake will return on a full transfer as the winter transfer market closed Tuesday. Cerezo have been promoted ...

Sevilla's Kiyotake plays key role in triumph over Espanyol

Soccer Aug 21, 2016

Sevilla's Kiyotake plays key role in triumph over Espanyol

Hiroshi Kiyotake set up a goal before opening his La Liga account as Sevilla overpowered Espanyol 6-4 in a frenetic season opener on Saturday. Kiyotake, starting on the right of a five-man midfield, delivered a corner from the left for Luciano Vietto in the 22nd ...

Soccer Jul 13, 2016

Sevilla's Kiyotake out with groin injury

Sevilla's new signing Hiroshi Kiyotake is off to a rocky start with the three-time reigning Europa League champion as the midfielder was ruled out for three to four weeks with a right groin injury on Tuesday. The Japan international joined Sevilla on a four-year contract ...

Kiyotake targets playing time at Sevilla

Soccer Jul 6, 2016

Kiyotake targets playing time at Sevilla

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has spoken of his pride in joining Spanish La Liga side Sevilla, but admitted he has a fight on his hands to win a regular place in the team after being unveiled by the Europa League champions on Tuesday. "I am ...

Soccer Jun 24, 2016

Kiyotake finalizes move to Sevilla

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has completed his move to Spanish League club Sevilla, signing a four-year deal, the Europa League champion announced on its website on Friday. The 26-year-old Kiyotake, who has twice broken metatarsal bones in his right foot over the past 12 months, ...

Soccer Jun 11, 2016

Kiyotake eager to shine at Sevilla

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake said Saturday he is relishing the challenge of muscling his way into regular first-team contention after agreeing to join Spain's Europa League champion Sevilla. "Keeping in mind that the World Cup is in two years, it (Sevilla) is a great place ...

Soccer Jun 10, 2016

Sevilla to give Kiyotake four-year contract

Sevilla has agreed to sign Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake on a four-year deal from relegated Bunsdesliga side Hannover, the Spanish team announced Friday. The 26-year-old, who has three goals for Japan in 37 games, was reported by German media as subject to a bid of ...

Soccer Jun 9, 2016

Sevilla makes offer for Hannover's Kiyotake: report

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake is on the verge of a move to Spanish side Sevilla from relegated Bunsdesliga side Hannover, German sports magazine Kicker reported Thursday. Sevilla will pay Hannover €6.5 million (about ¥793 million) for Kiyotake and hand the 26-year-old a four-year contract through ...