Cerezo Osaka U-23

Cerezo Osaka U-23
Full name Cerezo Osaka Under-23
Founded 2016
Ground Kincho Stadium
Ground Capacity 18,000
Owner Yanmar
Manager Yuji Okuma
League J3 League
Website Club home page

Cerezo Osaka Under−23 is a Japanese football team based in Osaka. It is the reserve team of Cerezo Osaka and currently plays in J3 League which they have done since their entry to the league at the beginning of the 2016 season. They play the majority of their home games at Kincho Stadium.


Cerezo Osaka joined J3 League in 2016 along with the reserve teams of neighbours Gamba Osaka and FC Tokyo. None of these clubs are eligible for promotion to J2 League additionally they can only field 3 players over the age of 23.[1]

Current squad

As of 19 February 2016.[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Hiroyuki Takeda
2 Japan MF Takahiro Ogihara
3 Japan DF Teruyuki Moniwa
4 Japan DF Kota Fujimoto
5 Japan DF Yusuke Tanaka
6 Brazil MF Souza
7 Japan MF Kunimitsu Sekiguchi
8 Japan FW Yoichiro Kakitani (captain)
9 Japan FW Kenyu Sugimoto
10 Republic of Macedonia FW Besart Abdurahimi
11 Brazil FW Ricardo Santos
13 Japan MF Mitsuru Maruoka
14 Japan DF Yusuke Maruhashi
15 Japan DF Riku Matsuda
16 Japan DF Yuki Kotani
17 Japan MF Noriyuki Sakemoto
18 Japan MF Shohei Kiyohara
19 Japan FW Yuzo Tashiro
20 Japan FW Keiji Tamada
21 South Korea GK Kim Jin-Hyeon
No. Position Player
22 Japan DF Sota Nakazawa
23 Japan DF Tatsuya Yamashita
24 Japan MF Kazuya Yamamura
25 Japan MF Daiki Kogure
26 Japan MF Daichi Akiyama
27 Japan GK Kenta Tanno
28 Japan DF Hayato Nukui
29 Japan FW Ryuji Sawakami
30 Japan MF Yasuki Kimoto
31 Japan MF Hideo Hashimoto
32 South Korea GK Ahn Joon-Soo
33 Japan DF Kenta Mukuhara
34 Japan MF Masaki Sakamoto
35 Japan MF Masaki Okino
36 Japan FW Rei Yonezawa
37 Japan DF Jurato Ikeda
38 Japan MF Masataka Nishimoto
39 Japan DF Shoji Honoya
40 Japan FW Takeru Kishimoto
45 Japan GK Takashi Kitano


  1. Tournament schemes for 2016 J3 League (in Japanese), J. League, 15 December 2015, retrieved 2 May 2016
  2. "Player/Staff List".
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