Soccer / J. League Nov 15, 2016

Yoshida takes over as new Ventforet Kofu manager

Tatsuma Yoshida has been named Ventforet Kofu's new manager, the J-League first-division team said Tuesday. The 42-year-old Yoshida, who has had managed Kashiwa Reysol and Albirex Niigata, will replace Satoru Sakuma, who announced earlier this month his intention to focus on his role as general ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 3, 2016

Ventforet's Sakuma to relinquish coaching duties

Moments after his club defied relegation for a fourth consecutive season on Thursday, Ventforet Kofu manager Satoru Sakuma stated he will no longer serve as the J. League first-division club's manager. "Next season will be entrusted to a new coach," said the 53-year-old Sakuma, who ...

Soccer / J. League Jun 22, 2016

Kofu striker Cristiano rejoining Reysol

J. League first-division club Kashiwa Reysol will re-sign Brazilian striker Cristiano on a permanent basis from Ventforet Kofu, Reysol said on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Cristiano, who spent last season on loan at Kashiwa and scored 14 goals in 34 league outings, has scored seven times ...

Reds sink 10-man Ventforet to top J. League table

Soccer / J. League Apr 1, 2016

Reds sink 10-man Ventforet to top J. League table

Striker Shinzo Koroki scored his 90th career goal and Urawa Reds beat 10-man Ventforet Kofu 2-1 for their fourth win of the season as J. League action resumed Friday night after the international break. Koroki broke the deadlock with a clinical strike midway through the ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Soccer / J. League Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising

by Andrew McKirdy

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable finish last season, ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 28, 2015

Sakuma not leaving Ventforet

Satoru Sakuma will remain the manager of Ventforet Kofu next season, the J. League first-division club announced Saturday. The 52-year-old took over in May from Yasuhiro Higuchi with Ventforet languishing at the bottom of the J. League table, eventually propelling the team to 13th in ...

Kanazaki steers Antlers past Ventforet

Soccer / J. League Sep 19, 2015

Kanazaki steers Antlers past Ventforet

Mu Kanazaki struck in the second half as Kashima Antlers bounced back from last weekend's defeat to Gamba Osaka with a 1-0 win away to Ventforet Kofu in the J. League first division on Saturday. Kanazaki scored the clincher with a well-taken header in the ...

Reysol squander lead to draw with Ventforet

Soccer / J. League Aug 30, 2015

Reysol squander lead to draw with Ventforet

A tough own goal by Kashiwa goalkeeper Takanori Sugeno gifted Ventforet Kofu a point as Reysol were held to a 2-2 draw in the J. League on Sunday. Tatsuma Yoshida's men missed an excellent opportunity to cook up the pressure on second-stage leaders Kashima Antlers ...