Gamba Osaka U-23

Gamba Osaka U-23
Full name Gamba Osaka Under-23
Founded 2016
Ground Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Suita City Football Stadium
Ground Capacity 21,000
Owner Panasonic
Chairman Takashi Yamauchi
Manager Noritada Saneyoshi
League J3 League
2016 9th J3
Website Club home page

Gamba Osaka Under−23 is a Japanese football team based in Suita, Osaka. It is the reserve team of Gamba 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 Expo '70 Commemorative Stadium with some being held at Suita City Football Stadium.


Gamba joined J3 League in 2016 along with the reserve teams of neighbours Cerezo Osaka and also F.C. 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] Gamba played their first J3 game on 13th March 2016, a 0-0 draw at home to Yokohama SSC in front of 3,359 spectators.[2]

Record as J. League member

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance Top Scorer
2016 J3 16 9 2,401 Ritsu Doan 10

Current squad

As of 11 September 2016[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Japan DF Takamasa Sugiyama
3 Japan DF Takaharu Nishino
6 South Korea DF Kim Jung-ya *
8 Japan DF Keisuke Iwashita *
13 Japan MF Hiroyuki Abe *
16 Japan GK Ken Tajiri
17 Japan MF Kenya Okazaki *
18 Japan GK Yōsuke Fujigaya *
19 Japan MF Kotaro Omori *
20 Japan FW Shun Nagasawa *
22 South Korea DF Oh Jae-suk *
23 Japan FW Hiroto Goya
24 Japan FW Naoki Ogawa
25 Japan MF Jungo Fujimoto *
26 Japan MF Naoya Senoo
27 Japan MF Tatsuya Uchida *
28 Japan MF Shota Yomesaka
29 Brazil FW Patric
30 Japan DF So Hirao
31 Japan GK Mizuki Hayashi
No. Position Player
32 Japan DF Hiroki Noda
33 Japan FW Kazunari Ichimi
34 Japan DF Tomoki Kamioka
35 Japan DF Ryo Hatsuse
36 Japan MF Mizuki Ichimaru
37 Japan FW Akito Takagi
38 Japan MF Ritsu Doan
40 Japan MF Shōhei Ogura *
41 Japan FW Yudai Konishi
42 Japan MF Kazuya Kobayashi
43 Japan MF Kazuto Nishida
44 Japan FW Ayumu Matsumoto
45 Japan FW Ryotaro Meshino
46 Japan DF Hirohide Adachi
47 Japan DF Katsuki Umezu
48 Japan MF Ryo Yamashita
49 Japan GK Kenta Watanabe
50 Japan GK Kosei Tani
51 Japan DF Reo Yamashita

* = Overage player


Expo '70 Commemorative Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Suita, Osaka. It served as the home of Gamba Osaka's first team between 1980 and 2015 before they moved to the nearby Suita City Football Stadium. The stadium is located inside the Expo Commemoration Park the site of Expo '70, a world's fair event held between March and September 1970. It is located approximately 1 minute's walk from Kōen-higashiguchi Station on the Osaka Monorail or alternatively 15 minute's walk from Bampaku-kinen-kōen Station which is also on the Osaka Monorail.


  1. Tournament schemes for 2016 J3 League (in Japanese), J. League, 15 December 2015, retrieved 2 May 2016
  2. Gamba vs YSCC, J. League, 15 December 2015, retrieved 2 May 2016
  3. "Gamba Osaka U-23 Squad". J League. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
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