Fixtures

Japan J-League 07/14 10:30 23 Yokohama F-Marinos vs Kashima Antlers - View
Japan J-League 07/20 09:00 24 Kashima Antlers vs FC Tokyo - View
Europe Friendlies 07/24 10:00 - Kashima Antlers vs Brighton - View
Japan J-League 08/07 10:00 25 Kashima Antlers vs Sagan Tosu - View
Japan J-League 08/11 10:00 26 Jubilo Iwata vs Kashima Antlers - View
Japan J-League 08/17 09:00 27 Kashima Antlers vs Urawa Red Diamonds - View

Results

Japan FA Cup 07/10 10:00 9 Fujieda MYFC v Kashima Antlers W 1-2
Japan J-League 07/06 09:00 22 [3] Kashima Antlers v Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo [20] W 2-0
Japan J-League 06/30 10:00 21 [5] Vissel Kobe v Kashima Antlers [2] L 3-1
Japan J-League 06/26 10:00 20 [2] Kashima Antlers v Gamba Osaka [3] D 0-0
Japan J-League 06/22 10:00 19 [10] Urawa Red Diamonds v Kashima Antlers [2] D 2-2
Japan J-League 06/16 09:00 18 [2] Kashima Antlers v Albirex Niigata [15] D 1-1
Japan FA Cup 06/12 10:00 8 Kashima Antlers v Nara Club W 2-1
Japan J-League 06/01 06:00 17 [2] Kashima Antlers v Yokohama F-Marinos [13] W 3-2
Japan J-League 05/25 05:00 16 [19] Consadole Sapporo v Kashima Antlers [3] W 0-3
Japan J-League Cup 05/22 10:00 9 Machida Zelvia v Kashima Antlers L 2-0
Japan J-League 05/19 06:00 15 [3] Kashima Antlers v Vissel Kobe [1] W 1-0
Japan J-League 05/15 10:00 14 [8] Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Kashima Antlers [3] W 1-3

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 43 22 21
Wins 21 14 7
Draws 12 7 5
Losses 10 1 9
Goals for 62 34 28
Goals against 47 16 31
Clean sheets 13 10 3
Failed to score 9 2 7

Wikipedia - Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers (鹿島アントラーズ, Kashima Antorāzu) are a professional football club based in Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan. They currently play in the J1 League, the top tier of Japanese professional football leagues. The club has financial backing from Mercari, a Japanese e-commerce company.

Since the J.League's creation and introduction of professional Japanese football in 1993, Kashima have proven themselves to be by far Japan's most successful football club in terms of trophies won, having won the J1 League title a record 8 times, the J.League Cup a record 6 times. the Emperor's Cup 5 times and the Japanese Super Cup a record 6 times for an unprecedented nineteen major domestic titles. Continentally, Kashima became Asian champions when they won the AFC Champions League in 2018. The club also won the J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship on 2 occasions in 2012 and 2013.

Internationally, Kashima has made two appearances in the FIFA Club World Cup where in the 2016 edition, the club qualified as the host of the tournament. Kashima notably became the only club to qualify from the first round until the final where they would go on to lose to 2015–16 UEFA Champions League winners, Real Madrid 4–2 after extra time with Gaku Shibasaki scoring both goals for Kashima.

Kashima are also one of only two clubs to have competed in Japan's professional top-flight football every year since its inception (the other being Yokohama F. Marinos).

History

The name 'Antlers' is derived from the city of Kashima (鹿嶋), which literally translates to 'Deer Island'. The club crest not only resembles deer antlers but it also reflects the image of rose thorn as it is the official flower of Ibaraki, the home prefecture of the club. Deer are amiable animals and are viewed in some religions as spiritual messengers. In fact, Kashima Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Japan and located in close proximity to the club headquarters, have kept and raised deer for more than 1,300 years as spiritual symbol. Deer are affectionate animals but are also known for their courageous character as they battle each other head-to-head with lethal antlers.

Leonardo Araújo played for Kashima from 1994 to 1996.

Founded in 1947 as Sumitomo Metal Industries Factory Football Club in Osaka and moved to Kashima, Ibaraki in 1975. It played in the semi-professional Japan Soccer League (JSL). They were promoted to the JSL's top flight in 1984, but never made much of an impact, going down in 1985/86, returning in 1986/87 and going down again in 1988/89. Its last standing in the JSL was 2nd in the Second Division for 1991/92. In October 1991, Kashima Antlers FC Co., Ltd. was established with investment from 43 companies (at the time) from 5 local governments.

After the formation of the fully professional J.League, Sumitomo, like all other clubs, stripped the corporate brand from the club's name and reformed as the Kashima Antlers in April 1992. Kashima was essentially promoted to the new top flight, as many JSL First Division clubs decided to relegate themselves being unprepared for professionalism. (Of the original 10 J.League founding member clubs, Kashima and Shimizu S-Pulse were newly promoted. Ironically, Kashima had defeated a forerunner of Shimizu's, Nippon Light Metal/Hagoromo Club, to earn its JSL Second Division place back in 1974).

Since the J.League's creation and introduction of professional Japanese football in 1993, Kashima have consistently been amongst the strongest clubs in the country, holding several distinctions and records. Led by former Brazil national team star and Japan national team coach Zico in the club's formative years, Kashima were the first club to win a J.League stage, claiming the 1st stage of the inaugural season in 1993. This laid a platform for continuous greatness and long after the Kashima icon had departed, in 2000 Kashima became the first J.League club to achieve the "treble", by winning all three major titles: J.League, J.League Cup, and Emperor's Cup in the same year.

In recent times, by clinching the 2007 J.League title they became the first and only club in Japan to have won ten domestic titles in the professional era. In 2008 they became the first and only club to successfully defend the J.League title on two occasions. In 2009 they became the first and only club to win three consecutive J.League titles. With victories in back to back J.League Cups in 2011, 2012 and most recently followed by their 2015 victory, Kashima extended their unmatched record of major domestic titles in the professional era to seventeen.

Kashima Antlers celebrate after winning the 2018 AFC Champions League at the Azadi Stadium vs Persepolis

To this day, Kashima has maintained strong ties with the football community in Brazil, a fact borne out of Zico's past affiliation with the club. Kashima's Brazilian connection has manifested itself in both the club's player transfer and coaching policy resulting in only three non-Brazilian foreign players and predominantly Brazilian managers signing for Kashima since the inception of the J.League.

The population of Kashima city is a mere 60,000 and for that reason club has also adopted the surrounding cities of Itako, Kamisu, Namegata and Hokota as its official hometowns, all in Ibaraki Prefecture. The combined population of five cities is 280,000. Antlers home games are played at Kashima Soccer Stadium, one of the 2002 FIFA World Cup venues with capacity of 40,000.

During the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, Kashima became the first Asian club to reach the FIFA Club World Cup final and notably became the only club to qualify from the first round until the final following a 3–0 victory over South American winners, Atlético Nacional. In the final, after a 2–2 draw against European champions Real Madrid after 90 minutes, they were beaten 4–2 after extra time.


Kashima Antlers is a professional soccer team based in Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan. The team was founded in 1947 and has since become one of the most successful and popular clubs in Japanese football. The team's name, "Antlers," is derived from the city's famous deer population and symbolizes strength and agility.

Kashima Antlers have a rich history of success, having won numerous domestic titles including multiple J.League championships and Emperor's Cup victories. The team is known for its strong work ethic, disciplined style of play, and talented roster of players.

The team plays their home matches at the Kashima Soccer Stadium, which has a capacity of over 40,000 spectators. The stadium is known for its passionate and dedicated fan base, who come out in full force to support the team during matches.

Kashima Antlers have also made a name for themselves on the international stage, competing in prestigious tournaments such as the AFC Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup. The team's success and popularity have helped to elevate the profile of Japanese soccer both domestically and internationally.

Overall, Kashima Antlers are a powerhouse in Japanese football, known for their skill, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence.