Fixtures

Japan J-League 07/14 10:00 23 Kawasaki Frontale vs Cerezo Osaka - View
Japan J-League 07/20 10:00 24 Cerezo Osaka vs Albirex Niigata - View
Europe Friendlies 07/24 10:15 - Cerezo Osaka vs Borussia Dortmund - View
Japan J-League 08/07 10:00 25 Cerezo Osaka vs Machida Zelvia - View
Japan J-League 08/11 09:30 26 Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka - View
Japan J-League 08/17 10:00 27 Cerezo Osaka vs Kyoto Sanga FC - View

Results

Japan FA Cup 07/10 10:00 9 Ventforet Kofu v Cerezo Osaka L 2-1
Japan J-League 07/06 09:00 22 [10] Tokyo Verdy v Cerezo Osaka [5] D 1-1
Japan J-League 06/30 09:00 21 [7] Cerezo Osaka v Nagoya Grampus [11] W 2-1
Japan J-League 06/26 10:00 20 [7] Cerezo Osaka v Sagan Tosu [17] W 1-0
Japan J-League 06/22 09:30 19 [16] Jubilo Iwata v Cerezo Osaka [6] D 1-1
Japan J-League 06/15 10:00 18 [9] Cerezo Osaka v Urawa Red Diamonds [8] W 2-1
Japan FA Cup 06/12 10:00 8 Cerezo Osaka v J-Lease FC W 3-1
Japan J-League Cup 06/09 05:00 636 Machida Zelvia v Cerezo Osaka D 2-2
Japan J-League Cup 06/05 10:00 636 Cerezo Osaka v Machida Zelvia L 1-3
Japan J-League 06/01 10:00 17 [20] Kyoto Sanga FC v Cerezo Osaka [9] D 1-1
Japan J-League 05/26 06:00 16 [7] Cerezo Osaka v Sanfrecce Hiroshima [9] D 1-1
Japan J-League Cup 05/22 10:00 9 FC Ryukyu v Cerezo Osaka W 0-1

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 45 22 23
Wins 18 12 6
Draws 14 5 9
Losses 13 5 8
Goals for 56 34 22
Goals against 47 25 22
Clean sheets 13 6 7
Failed to score 9 3 6

Wikipedia - Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka (セレッソ大阪, Seresso Ōsaka) is a Japanese professional football club based in Osaka. The club currently plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. The club's name Cerezo (Spanish for cherry blossom) is also the flower of the city of Osaka. The official hometowns of the club are Osaka and Sakai. They form a local rivalry with Suita-based Gamba Osaka.

History

Beginning of the club (1957–1992)

The club, originally called Yanmar Diesel, started in 1957 as the company team of Yanmar and was an original founder ("Original Eight") of the now-disbanded Japan Soccer League (JSL) in 1965. With four Japanese league titles to its credit, it was a mainstay of the JSL Division 1 until 1990 when it was first relegated, and joined the former Japan Football League (JFL) in 1992.

Privatised and registered under a new name (1993–present)

In 1993, the club incorporated as Osaka Football Club Co., Ltd. and adopted the name Cerezo Osaka after a public contest. In 1994, they won the Japan Football League championship and was promoted to the J1 League in 1995. This also coincided with a run to the finals of the Emperor's Cup, which they lost to Bellmare Hiratsuka.

Cerezo has been relegated from J1 to J2 on three occasions, but are currently playing in the J1 league. The club had an impressive third-place finish in the 2017 season.

Taste of silverware

On 4 November 2017, Cerezo won the 2017 J.League Cup, the first major title in their club history, defeating Kawasaki Frontale 2–0.

On 1 January 2018, Cerezo won the 2017 Emperor's Cup, securing their second major title. The final match was against Yokohama F. Marinos, where Cerezo won 2–1 in extra time with Kota Mizunuma scoring the winner.

On 10 February 2018, Cerezo won the 2018 Japanese Super Cup winning 3–2 against Kawasaki Frontale.

In May 2018, the club changed its incorporated name from Osaka Football Club Co., Ltd. to Cerezo Osaka Co., Ltd.

In 2022, the club got close to winning the J.League Cup for their second title, but blew a 1–0 lead to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in injury time after Hiroshima player Pieros Sotiriou scored two goals in the 96th and 101st minutes of the match to give the opponent the J.League Cup.

On 1 February 2023, Cerezo signed former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United player, Shinji Kagawa on a two-years contract.


Cerezo Osaka is a professional soccer team based in Osaka, Japan. The team was founded in 1957 and currently competes in the J1 League, the top tier of Japanese soccer.

The team's colors are pink and black, and they are known for their attacking style of play and skilled players. Cerezo Osaka has a strong fan base and plays their home matches at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai, which has a capacity of over 47,000 spectators.

Cerezo Osaka has a rich history of success, having won multiple domestic titles and competing in international competitions. The team has produced talented players who have gone on to represent Japan at the national level.

Overall, Cerezo Osaka is a respected and competitive team in Japanese soccer, known for their exciting style of play and passionate fan support.