Vissel fall to Guangzhou Evergrande in first group-stage loss

Soccer Nov 29, 2020

Vissel fall to Guangzhou Evergrande in first group-stage loss

J. League side Vissel Kobe fell 2-0 to China's Guangzhou Evergrande on Saturday in Asian Champions League Group G action. The loss at Qatar's Al Janoub Stadium was the first in the three-team group for Japan's Emperors Cup champion, which entered the day having already ...

Teenager Reo Yasunaga powers Yokohama FC to win over Vissel

J. League Nov 8, 2020

Teenager Reo Yasunaga powers Yokohama FC to win over Vissel

Yokohama FC overcame an early deficit to beat Vissel Kobe 2-1 in the J. League first division Sunday thanks to an injury-time winner from 19-year-old substitute Reo Yasunaga. Kobe came out of the blocks aggressively at Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium, with Andres Iniesta marshalling their attack. They ...

Former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura named manager of Vissel

Soccer / J. League Sep 24, 2020

Former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura named manager of Vissel

Former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura has been named Vissel Kobe's new manager, the J. League first-division club said Thursday. The 46-year-old Miura, who has been overseeing Vissel's training and development as their sports director since 2018, fills the vacancy left by Thorsten Fink, who stepped ...

Vissel manager Thorsten Fink resigns at season's midway point

J. League Sep 22, 2020

Vissel manager Thorsten Fink resigns at season's midway point

Vissel Kobe on Tuesday announced the resignation of manager Thorsten Fink, who has opted to return to his family in Germany. The 52-year-old arrived at Noevir Stadium midway through the tumultuous 2019 season, helping to steady the club on the way toward its historic first-ever ...

Vissel becomes first J. League club to pass ¥10 billion mark

Soccer / J. League May 28, 2020

Vissel becomes first J. League club to pass ¥10 billion mark

Vissel Kobe became the first Japanese club to surpass ¥10 billion ($92.7 million) in annual operating revenue as the club once again topped the J. League earnings list for the 2019 fiscal year, according to figures released Wednesday. The league's financial disclosures showed Vissel, owned ...

Vissel star Andres Iniesta holds court with young fans online

J. League May 6, 2020

Vissel star Andres Iniesta holds court with young fans online

Vissel Kobe superstar Andres Iniesta shared some of his wisdom with young fans Tuesday during an online question-and-answer session. The Barcelona great and 2010 World Cup winner with Spain fielded questions and gave advice to around 100 children in the live event hosted on Vissel's ...