Cerezo Osaka Squad 2014

Full name Cerezo Osaka
Founded 1957; 57 years ago
Ground Kincho Stadium & Nagai Stadium
 Capacity 20,000 & 50,000
Owner Yanmar
Chairman  Masao Okano
Manager Ranko Popovic
League J. League Division 1
2013 4th

Record as J. League member

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G J. League Cup Emperor's Cup
1995 J1 14 8 12,097 - 2nd Round
1996 J1 16 13 8,229 Group Stage 4th Round
1997 J1 17 11 9,153 Group Stage 4th Round
1998 J1 18 9 9,864 Group Stage 3rd Round
1999 J1 16 6 10,216 2nd Round 4th Round
2000 J1 16 5 13,548 2nd Round Quarter-final
2001 J1 16 16 11,857 1st Round Final
2002 J2 12 2 7,952 - 4th Round
2003 J1 16 9 13,854 Group Stage Final
2004 J1 16 15 14,323 Group Stage 4th Round
2005 J1 18 5 17,648 Quarter-final Semi-final
2006 J1 18 17 13,026 Quarter-final 4th Round
2007 J2 13 5 6,627 - 4th Round
2008 J2 15 4 10,554 - 4th Round
2009 J2 18 2 9,912 - 2nd Round
2010 J1 18 3 15,026 Group Stage 4th Round
2011 J1 18 12 14,145 Quarterfinal Semi-Final
2012 J1 18 14 16,815 Quarterfinal Quarterfinal
2013 J1 18 4 18,819 Quarterfinal  

Players

Current squad

As of 20 January 2014

No. Position Player
2 MF Takahiro Ogihara
4 DF Kota Fujimoto (captain)
6 MF Hotaru Yamaguchi
7 DF Toru Araiba
8 FW Yoichiro Kakitani
10 MF Jumpei Kusukami
13 FW Takumi Minamino
14 DF Yusuke Maruhashi
15 MF Takamitsu Yoshino
17 MF Noriyuki Sakemoto
20 FW Kenyu Sugimoto
21 GK Kim Jin-Hyeon
23 DF Tatsuya Yamashita
 
No. Position Player
25 MF Masato Kurogi
26 MF Daichi Akiyama
27 GK Gu Sung-Yun
–– GK Hiroyuki Takeda
–– DF Jun Ando
–– DF Yuta Someya
–– MF Aria Jasuru Hasegawa
–– MF Takeru Okada
–– FW Ryo Nagai
–– GK Kenta Tanno
–– MF Mitch Nichols
–– FW Diego Forlán

Out on loan

No. Position Player
  MF Mitsuru Maruoka (to Borussia Dortmund)
  MF Daiki Kogure (to Tokushima Vortis)

International Players

Japan
  •  Ryuji Bando
  •  Nozomi Hiroyama
  •  Takumi Horiike
  •  Akihiro Ienaga
  •  Takashi Inui
  •  Shinji Kagawa
  •  Akira Kaji
  •  Yoichiro Kakitani
  •  Katsuo Kanda
  •  Toshinobu Katsuya
  •  Hiroshi Kiyotake
  •  Teruaki Kurobe
  •  Teruyuki Moniwa
  •  Hiroaki Morishima
  •  Hiroshi Nanami
  •  Akinori Nishizawa
  •  Takahiro Ogihara
  •  Yoshito Okubo
  •  Hisato Sato
  •  Kazuaki Tasaka
  •  Takuya Yamada
  •  Hotaru Yamaguchi
  AFC
  •  Kim Song-Gi
  •  Hwang Sun-Hong
  •  Kim Bo-Kyung
  •  Kim Do-Keun
  •  Kim Jin-Hyeon
  •  Ko Jeong-Woon
  •  Noh Jung-Yoon
  •  Yoon Jung-Hwan
  •  Witthaya Hloagune
  CONCACAF
  • Jorge Dely Valdés
  CONMEBOL
  •  Axel
  •  Bernardo
  •  Gilmar
  •  João Carlos
  •  Manoel
  •  Marquinhos
  •  Simplício
  •  Toninho
  •  Diego Forlán
  UEFA
  • Albin Pelak
  • Ivan Radeljić
  • Almir Turković
  • Krunoslav Lovrek
  • Radivoje Manić

World Cup Players

World Cup 1998

  • Hiroaki Morishima
  • Ha Seok-Ju

World Cup 2002

  • Hiroaki Morishima
  • Akinori Nishizawa
  • Yoon Jung-Hwan

Titles

Yanmar Osaka Soccer Club

  • Japan Soccer League: (4) 1971, 1974, 1975, 1980
  • JSL Cup: (3) 1973 (shared), 1983, 1984
  • Emperor's Cup
    • Champions (3) : 1968, 1970, 1974
    • Runners-up (3) : 1994, 2001, 2003

Cerezo Osaka

  • Japan Football League: (1) 1994 (as the company team)

Managers

Manager Nat. Tenure
Paulo Emilio  Brazil 1994–96
Hiroshi Sowa  Japan Jan 1, 1996–Dec 31, 1996
Levir Culpi  Brazil Feb 1, 1997–Dec 31, 1997
Yasutaro Matsuki  Japan 1998
René Desaeyere Belgium 1999
Hiroshi Soejima  Japan Jan 1, 2000–Aug 1, 2001
João Carlos  Brazil 2001
Akihiro Nishimura  Japan 2001–03
Yuji Tsukada  Japan 2003
Petar Nadoveza Croatia 2004
Fuad Muzurović Bosnia and Herzegovina 2004
Albert Pobor Croatia 2004
Shinji Kobayashi  Japan July 1, 2004–April 17, 2006
Yuji Tsukada  Japan April 18, 2006–Dec 31, 2006
Satoshi Tsunami  Japan Jan 1, 2007–May 7, 2007
Levir Culpi  Brazil May 8, 2007–Dec 31, 2011
Sérgio Soares  Brazil Jan 1, 2012–Aug 26, 2012
Levir Culpi  Brazil Aug 27, 2012–

History of Uniform Sponsors

Year Chest Sleeve Back Pants Supplier
1994 CAPCOM
/Nippon Ham
Yanmar Nippon Ham
/CAPCOM
- Mizuno
1995 Nippon Ham CAPCOM
1996
1997 Osaka
Olympic Bid Committee 2008
Yanmar
1998
1999 -
2000 Tamanoi Vinegar
2001
2002 Daiso House
2003 Daiso
2004 SPORTS DEPO
2005
2006 Yanmar SUPER H2O Nippon Ham
2007 OSAKA PiTaPa
2008
2009 -
2010 KINCHO SANYU
2011
2012

Affiliate Club

  • Bangkok Glass F.C.

Slogans

Year Slogan
1994 Jump To J!
1995 To Be Professional
(真のプロフェッショナルをめざして)
2002 Passion to the Top
2003 PASSION SOUL (情熱魂)
2004 Be ONE!
2005 日々進化 (Evolving)
2006 さらなる挑戦 (A Further Challenge)
2007 猛進 (Rush)
2008 YOU ARE MY HEART
2009 ユアマイハート (You Are my Heart)
2010 攻めきる。~最後の笛が鳴るまで (Attack Until The Last Blow-Up)
2011 攻めきるMAXかかげよ桜冠 (Attack To The Max, Raise The Cherry Crown)
2012 追球 THE CEREZO (Pursuit)