Fixtures

Japan J-League 07/20 10:00 24 Gamba Osaka vs Shonan Bellmare - View
Europe Friendlies 07/25 10:00 - Gamba Osaka vs Real Sociedad - View
Japan J-League 08/07 10:00 25 Gamba Osaka vs FC Tokyo - View
Japan J-League 08/11 10:00 26 Kashiwa Reysol vs Gamba Osaka - View
Japan J-League 08/17 10:00 27 Vissel Kobe vs Gamba Osaka - View
Japan FA Cup 08/21 10:00 4 Gamba Osaka vs Shonan Bellmare - View

Results

Japan J-League 07/14 10:00 23 [17] Sagan Tosu v Gamba Osaka [4] W 0-2
Japan FA Cup 07/10 10:00 9 Tegevajaro Miyazaki v Gamba Osaka W 1-2
Japan J-League 07/06 10:00 22 [4] Gamba Osaka v Yokohama F-Marinos [12] W 4-0
Japan J-League 06/30 09:00 21 [3] Gamba Osaka v Machida Zelvia [1] L 1-3
Japan J-League 06/26 10:00 20 [2] Kashima Antlers v Gamba Osaka [3] D 0-0
Japan J-League 06/22 09:30 19 [3] Gamba Osaka v Vissel Kobe [4] W 2-1
Japan J-League 06/16 09:00 18 [4] Gamba Osaka v Kashiwa Reysol [12] W 2-1
Japan FA Cup 06/12 10:00 8 Gamba Osaka v Fukushima Utd W 3-0
Japan J-League 06/01 06:00 17 [18] Shonan Bellmare v Gamba Osaka [4] W 1-2
Japan J-League 05/26 06:00 16 [8] FC Tokyo v Gamba Osaka [4] W 0-1
Japan J-League 05/19 06:00 15 [8] Gamba Osaka v Kawasaki Frontale [13] W 3-1
Japan J-League 05/15 10:00 14 [11] Tokyo Verdy v Gamba Osaka [5] D 0-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 43 20 23
Wins 18 10 8
Draws 7 2 5
Losses 18 8 10
Goals for 47 27 20
Goals against 52 21 31
Clean sheets 11 5 6
Failed to score 15 5 10

Wikipedia - Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka (ガンバ大阪, Ganba Ōsaka) is a Japanese professional football club based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture. The club plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. The club's home stadium is Panasonic Stadium Suita. They form a local rivalry with Osaka city-based Cerezo Osaka.

Gamba Osaka is among the most accomplished Japanese clubs, having won several top-tier domestic titles, as well as the 2008 AFC Champions League.

History

It was founded in 1980 as Matsushita Electric SC by the mononymous company, which is now known as Panasonic, in Nara Prefecture and became a member of the Japan Soccer League. It was mostly made of remaining players and staff of the defunct Yanmar Club, the former B-team of Yanmar Diesel SC, later to be known as Cerezo Osaka. Gamba Osaka was an original member ("Original Ten") of the first J.League season. Due to participation in the J League, the club name was changed to Panasonic Gamba Osaka in 1992.

In 1996, the club dropped the name Panasonic from its front while its corporate name was changed from "Matsushita Soccer Club Co., Ltd." to "Gamba Osaka Co., Ltd."

Record breaking

In 2005, the club claimed its first J.League championship on a dramatic final day during which any of five clubs could have claimed the championship. Gamba needed to win, and have cross town rivals Cerezo Osaka draw or lose. Gamba defeated a valiant Kawasaki Frontale 4–2, while victory was snatched from Cerezo by a last-minute FC Tokyo equalizer. In an AFC Champions League match in 2006, Gamba Osaka defeated Vietnamese side Da Nang FC in a record-equaling victory of 15–0. In the 2008 Pan-Pacific Championship final, Gamba Osaka beat MLS club Houston Dynamo 6–1 to win the tournament, in large part because of Bare who scored 4 goals in the final (5 in all at the tournament). After his brilliant display and having just scored 10 goals in 18 games for Gamba in the domestic league, he was sold to UAE club Al-Ahli for 1 billion yen.

Gamba Osaka playing against the Melbourne Victory in the 2008 AFC Champions League

Asian Champions

In October 2008, Gamba for the first time in their history, reached the final of the AFC Champions League after defeating fellow Japanese league rivals Urawa Red Diamonds 4–2 on aggregate after a 1–1 draw at home in the first leg, Gamba registered one of the most historic comebacks in Champions League history when they came back from being behind 1–0 before half time to win 1–3 with all goals scored in the second half at Saitama. Gamba Osaka went on to win the 2008 AFC Champions League title after winning 5–0 on aggregate against the giant-killing Australian club Adelaide United in the Final. They became the fifth Japanese club to win the maximum Asian title, after Urawa, Júbilo Iwata, then-company-affiliated Yomiuri (now Tokyo Verdy), and Furukawa Electric (now JEF United Ichihara Chiba).

In December 2008, Gamba made it to the semi-finals of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Australian club Adelaide United 1–0. They were beaten in the semi-finals by 2007–08 Premier League and 2007–08 UEFA Champions League winners Manchester United. On 21 December 2008, they played for third place against Mexican side Pachuca with Gamba winning the match 1–0.

Yasuhito Endō is the club most successful player and J1 League highest number of appearances at 672.

In December 2012, Gamba were relegated from Division 1 after losing 2–1 to Júbilo Iwata. Gamba finished 17th in the league despite scoring more goals than any other club, including Champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Ultimately, although Gamba had a positive goal difference at the end of the season, Gamba could not overcome their poor defense, which allowed the second most goals in Division 1 after Consadole Sapporo. This also made Gamba Osaka the fastest club to suffer relegation from the top division after winning the AFC Champion's League and playing in the FIFA Club World Cup, the relegation being only four years later. However, the club bounced back in the 2013 season, becoming the J2 Champion and directly promoting to Division 1 again after only one season.

In 2014, Gamba won the Division 1 title, a year after winning the second division, becoming the second club in the professional era to achieve this feat (after Kashiwa Reysol in 2011). That same year, Gamba also became the second club to win the domestic treble (after Kashima Antlers in 2000), by winning the J.League Cup and the Emperor's Cup as well.

In 2015 saw Gamba return to the AFC Champions League for the first time since 2012, where they advanced all the way to the semi-finals before being eliminated by eventual winner and 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Fourth Place, Guangzhou Evergrande 1–2 on aggregate. Domestically, Gamba Osaka advanced to the final of both the 2015 J.League Cup and the J1 League Championship, losing to Kashima Antlers 0–3 and Club World Cup Third Place Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3–4 respectively. Gamba Osaka successfully defended their status as the 2015 Emperor's Cup winners, defeating Urawa Red Diamonds 2–1.\

In 2020, Gamba finished as the 2020 J1 League runners up in which saw the club returned to the 2021 AFC Champions League once again since 2017. Gamba was than drawn in Group H alongside South Korean giants Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Thailand club Chiangrai United and Singaporean side Tampines Rovers. On 7 July 2021, Gamba managed to record their highest ever win in the AFC Champions League after thrashing Tampines Rovers 8–1 at the Bunyodkor Stadium where Shuhei Kawasaki scored a hat-trick in the match. However, the club failed to qualified to the Round of 16 even when they finished the group as runners up due to accumulating 9 points.


Gamba Osaka is a professional soccer team based in Osaka, Japan. The team was founded in 1980 and has since become one of the most successful clubs in Japanese soccer history. Gamba Osaka competes in the J1 League, the top tier of Japanese soccer, and has won multiple league titles and domestic cup competitions.

Known for their fast-paced and attacking style of play, Gamba Osaka has a passionate fan base that fills their home stadium, the Panasonic Stadium Suita, for every match. The team's iconic blue and black striped jerseys are instantly recognizable on the field.

Gamba Osaka has a strong youth development program and has produced several talented players who have gone on to represent the Japanese national team. The team's success on the field and commitment to developing young talent has solidified their reputation as one of the top clubs in Japanese soccer.