2015 Gamba Osaka season

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Gamba Osaka
2015 season
Chairman Teruhisa Noro
Manager Kenta Hasegawa
J1 League 3rd (regular season)
Runner Up (Championship)
Emperor's Cup Winners
J.League Cup Runner Up
AFC Champions League Semi-Finals
Japanese Super Cup Winners
Suruga Bank Championship Runner Up
Top goalscorerLeague: Takashi Usami 19
All: Takashi Usami 28
Highest home attendance18,842 vs Kawasaki Frontale,
16 May 2015 (J1 League)
Lowest home attendance6,064 vs Nagoya Grampus,
2 September 2015 (J.League Cup)
Average home league attendance15,999 (league)
13,927 (season)
  2014
2016  

The 2015 Gamba Osaka season was Gamba Osaka's 22nd season in the J.League Division 1 and 28th overall in the Japanese top flight. It also includes the 2015 J.League Cup, 2015 Emperor's Cup, 2015 AFC Champions League, 2015 Japanese Super Cup and the 2015 Suruga Bank Championship.

Contents

Transfers

In

No.PosPlayerTransferred fromFeeDateSource
24FW Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Akamine Flag of Japan.svg Vegalta Sendai UnknownDec 2014 [1]
18GK Flag of Japan.svg Yōsuke Fujigaya Flag of Japan.svg Júbilo Iwata Free transferJan 2015 [2]
33MF Flag of Japan.svg Shōhei Ogura Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama F. Marinos UnknownDec 2014 [3]
20FW Flag of Japan.svg Shun Nagasawa Flag of Japan.svg Shimizu S-Pulse Unknown9 Jul 2015

Out

PosPlayerTransferred toFeeDateSource
FW Flag of Japan.svg Shota Kawanishi Flag of Japan.svg Montedio Yamagata UnknownDec 2014[ citation needed ]
GK Flag of Japan.svg Kohei Kawata Flag of Japan.svg Ventforet Kofu UnknownDec 2014[ citation needed ]
GK Flag of Japan.svg Atsushi Kimura retiredUnknownDec 2014[ citation needed ]
FW Flag of Japan.svg Naoki Ogawa Flag of Japan.svg Fujieda MYFC LoanDec 2014[ citation needed ]
MF Flag of Japan.svg Kenya Okazaki Flag of Japan.svg Ehime FC LoanDec 2014[ citation needed ]
FW Flag of Japan.svg Akihiro Sato Flag of Japan.svg Tokushima Vortis UnknownDec 2014[ citation needed ]
DF Flag of Japan.svg Yuto Uchida Flag of Japan.svg Tokushima Vortis LoanDec 2014[ citation needed ]
MF Flag of Japan.svg Shōhei Ogura Flag of Japan.svg Montedio Yamagata LoanAug 2015

First team squad

As of the beginning of 2015 season. [4] [5]
Squad no.NameNationalityPosition(s)SinceDate of birth (Age)Signed fromGames playedGoals scored
Goalkeepers
1 Masaaki Higashiguchi Flag of Japan.svg GK 201412 May 1986 (aged 29) Albirex Niigata 500
16 Ken Tajiri Flag of Japan.svg GK 201311 June 1993 (aged 22) Gamba Osaka Youth 00
18 Yōsuke Fujigaya Flag of Japan.svg GK 201513 February 1981 (aged 34) Júbilo Iwata 3360
31 Mizuki Hayashi Flag of Japan.svg GK 20154 September 1996 (aged 19) Gamba Osaka Youth 00
Defenders
3 Takaharu Nishino Flag of Japan.svg CB 201214 September 1993 (aged 22) Gamba Osaka Youth 546
4 Hiroki Fujiharu Flag of Japan.svg LB 201128 November 1988 (aged 27) Osaka University of H&SS 1456
5 Daiki Niwa Flag of Japan.svg CB 201216 January 1986 (aged 29) Avispa Fukuoka 826
6 Kim Jung-ya Flag of South Korea.svg CB 201417 May 1988 (aged 27) Sagan Tosu 310
8 Keisuke Iwashita Flag of Japan.svg CB 201224 September 1986 (aged 29) Shimizu S-Pulse 774
14 Koki Yonekura Flag of Japan.svg RB / RM 201417 May 1988 (aged 27) JEF United 353
22 Oh Jae-suk Flag of South Korea.svg RB / LB 20134 January 1990 (aged 25) Flag of South Korea.svg Gangwon FC 420
30 So Hirao Flag of Japan.svg RB 20151 July 1996 (aged 19) Gamba Osaka Youth 00
35 Ryo Hatsuse Flag of Japan.svg CB 201510 July 1997 (aged 18) Gamba Osaka Youth 00
Midfielders
7 Yasuhito Endō (captain) Flag of Japan.svg CM / AM 200128 January 1980 (aged 35) Kyoto Purple Sanga 556112
10 Takahiro Futagawa Flag of Japan.svg RM / LM 199927 June 1980 (aged 35) Gamba Osaka Youth 58786
11 Shu Kurata Flag of Japan.svg LW / AM 201226 November 1988 (aged 27) Cerezo Osaka 14928
13 Hiroyuki Abe Flag of Japan.svg RM 20125 July 1989 (aged 26) Kwansei Gakuin University 9618
15 Yasuyuki Konno Flag of Japan.svg CB / DM / CM 201225 January 1983 (aged 32) FC Tokyo 1228
17 Tomokazu Myojin Flag of Japan.svg DM / CM 200624 January 1978 (aged 37) Kashiwa Reysol 33819
19 Kotaro Omori Flag of Japan.svg RW / LW 201128 April 1992 (aged 23) Gamba Osaka Youth 638
21 Yōsuke Ideguchi Flag of Japan.svg DM / CM 201423 August 1996 (aged 19) Gamba Osaka Youth 20
26 Naoya Senoo Flag of Japan.svg CM 201515 August 1996 (aged 19) Gamba Osaka Youth 00
27 Tatsuya Uchida Flag of Japan.svg DM / CM 20118 February 1992 (aged 23) Gamba Osaka Youth 681
28 Shota Yomesaka Flag of Japan.svg CM 201419 October 1996 (aged 19) Gamba Osaka Youth 00
33 Shōhei Ogura Flag of Japan.svg RB / DM / CM 20158 September 1985 (aged 30) Yokohama F. Marinos 00
38 Ritsu Doan Flag of Japan.svg RM 201516 June 1998 (aged 17) Gamba Osaka Youth 00
Strikers
9 Lins Flag of Brazil.svg CF 201411 September 1987 (aged 28) Flag of Brazil.svg Criciúma 398
20 Shun Nagasawa Flag of Japan.svg CF 201525 August 1988 (aged 27) Shimizu S-Pulse 00
24 Shingo Akamine Flag of Japan.svg CF 20158 December 1983 (aged 32) Vegalta Sendai 00
29 Patric Flag of Brazil.svg CF 201426 October 1987 (aged 28) Flag of Brazil.svg Atlético Goianiense 2716
39 Takashi Usami Flag of Japan.svg CF / AM 20136 May 1992 (aged 23) Flag of Germany.svg Hoffenheim 11859

Pre-season friendlies

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F-A
ScorersAttendance
24 January 2015 Persija A4 0 Usami Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Lins Soccerball shade.svg 56', 72'
Patric Soccerball shade.svg 86'

Japanese Super Cup

Gamba started their domestic season on 28 February 2015 with a 2-0 victory over the 2014 J.League runners-up, the Urawa Red Diamonds in Yokohama. Both Gamba's goals came in the second half and were scored by Takashi Usami and Patric. [6]

RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F-A
ScorersAttendance
Final28 February 2015 Urawa Red Diamonds N2 0 Usami Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Patric Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
47,666

J.League 1

Starting from the 2015 season, it was announced that the J.League would again change back to a two-stage "mini-league" (last held in 2004). The winners of each stage and top three clubs of the aggregate table subsequently qualify for the Championship.

First stage

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1710432916+1334
4 Gamba Osaka 179532413+1132
5 Kawasaki Frontale 179353226+630
Updated to match(es) played on 27 June 2015. Source: Meiji Yasuda J1 League Standings
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceLeague
position
17 March 2015 FC Tokyo H 2-2 Patric 45'+1, Usami (pen.) 52'18,33210th
214 March 2015 Sagan Tosu A 0-1 17,69513th
322 March 2015 Ventforet Kofu A 2-0 Abe 62', Usami 64'13,0479th
43 April 2015 Nagoya Grampus H 3-1 Usami 45'+1, 49' Konno 80'10,7025th
512 April 2015 Shimizu S-Pulse A 3-2 Usami 30', 80', Patric 51'16,0273rd
618 April 2015 Shonan Bellmare A 2-0 Usami 26', Endō (pen.) 90'14,5382nd
726 April 2015 Albirex Niigata H 2-1 Usami 48', Patric 84'17,4172nd
829 April 2015 Matsumoto Yamaga H 1-0 Usami 16'17,1732nd
92 May 2015 Urawa Red Diamonds A 0-1 53,1483rd
1010 May 2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima A 1-0 Lins 60'17,3723rd
1116 May 2015 Kawasaki Frontale H 1-1 Usami 43'18,8422nd
1230 May 2015 Yokohama F. Marinos A 1-1 Patric 90+5'35,0444th
133 June 2015 Kashima Antlers H 2-0 Konno 41', Endō (pen.) 52'13,1102nd
147 June 2015 Vissel Kobe H 0-0 18,4374th
1520 June 2015 Vegalta Sendai H 1-1 Konno 33'14,6164th
1623 June 2015 Kashiwa Reysol A 0-1 9,9974th
1727 June 2015 Montedio Yamagata A 3-1 Usami 50', 59', 62'14,3204th

Match day line-ups

The following players appeared for Gamba Osaka during the 2015 J.League 1 First Stage:

Player appearances – 2015 J1 League First Stage
RoundOpponentGKRBLBCBCBRMLMCMCMFWFWSub on.svgSub on.svgSub on.svg
1 FC Tokyo Higashiguchi Oh Fujiharu Niwa Yellow card.svg Iwashita Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Endō Myojin Patric Soccerball shade.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Lins Yonekura
2 Sagan Tosu Higashiguchi Oh Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Myojin Patric Usami Lins Abe Yonekura
3 Ventforet Kofu Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Soccerball shade.svg Omori Sub off.svg Endō Myojin Sub off.svg Patric Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svg Kurata Konno Akamine
4 Nagoya Grampus Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Yellow card.svg Konno Soccerball shade.svg Patric Usami Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Lins Omori Ogura
5 Shimizu S-Pulse Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Soccerball shade.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Futagawa Omori
6 Shonan Bellmare Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Yellow card.svg Kim Abe Sub off.svg Omori Endō Soccerball shade.svg Konno Patric Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Kurata Akamine Ogura
7 Albirex Niigata Higashiguchi Oh Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Endō Konno Lins Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svg Yonekura Omori Patric Soccerball shade.svg
8 Matsumoto Yamaga Higashiguchi Yonekura Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Kim Abe Omori Endō Ideguchi Sub off.svg Patric Usami Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Lins Konno Ogura
9 Urawa Red Diamonds Higashiguchi Ogura Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Kim Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Endō Konno Patric Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Usami Lins Abe Akamine
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Higashiguchi Niwa Fujiharu Kim Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Omori Endō Yellow card.svg Konno Yellow card.svg Lins Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Usami Sub off.svg Kurata Patric Ogura
11 Kawasaki Frontale Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Yellow card.svg Abe Sub off.svg Omori Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Lins Kurata Akamine
12 Yokohama F. Marinos Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Kim Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Myojin Sub off.svg Lins Red card.svg Usami Abe Patric Soccerball shade.svg Ogura
13 Kashima Antlers Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Soccerball shade.svg Konno Soccerball shade.svg Patric Yellow card.svg Usami Yellow card.svg Doan
14 Vissel Kobe Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Sub off.svg Usami Lins Omori Akamine
15 Vegalta Sendai Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Doan Sub off.svg Omori Sub off.svg Endō Konno Soccerball shade.svg Yellow card.svg Patric Sub off.svg Usami Lins Abe Akamine
16 Kashiwa Reysol Higashiguchi Yellow card.svg Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Sub off.svg Usami Lins Abe Akamine
17 Montedio Yamagata Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Endō Sub off.svg Konno Patric Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Kim Myojin Omori

Sub on.svg = Substitute on, Sub off.svg = Substitute Off, Soccerball shade.svg = Number of goals scored, Yellow card.svg = Yellow Card and Red card.svg = Red Card.

Second stage

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
2 Kashima Antlers 1712143016+1437
3 Gamba Osaka 179443224+831
4 Urawa Red Diamonds 179443023+731
Updated to match(es) played on 22 November 2015. Source: Meiji Yasuda J1 League 2nd Stage Standings
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceLeague
position
1811 July 2015 Ventforet Kofu H 2-1 Patric 34', Usami (pen.) 90'14,3646th
1915 July 2015 Nagoya Grampus A 2-3 Omori 8', Patric 30'13,4228th
2019 July 2015 Yokohama F. Marinos H 2-2 Patric 5', Usami 68'16,7877th
2122 July 2015 Sagan Tosu H 1-1 Endō (pen.) 39'11,1564th
2225 July 2015 Vissel Kobe A 2-1 Endō 12', Usami 77'20,6793rd
2329 July 2015 Albirex Niigata A 2-2 Yonekura 47', Endō (pen.) 54'19,6505th
2416 August 2015 FC Tokyo A 1-2 Patric 47'37,97810th
2522 August 2015 Shimizu S-Pulse H 1-0 Patric 31'15,3338th
2630 August 2015 Shonan Bellmare H 1-0 Kurata 9'14,9855th
2712 September 2015 Kashima Antlers A 2-1 Usami (pen.) 29', 39'22,3805th
2820 September 2015 Matsumoto Yamaga A 1-1 Kurata (pen.) 90+3'18,0525th
2926 September 2015 Kashiwa Reysol H 3-1 Abe 34', 37', Usami 60'16,4384th
304 October 2015 Kawasaki Frontale A 3-5 Patric 42', 66', Kurata 71'24,3008th
3117 October 2015 Urawa Red Diamonds H 2-1 Abe 7', Nagasawa 59'18,6384th
3225 October 2015 Vegalta Sendai A 3-1 Patric 21' Kurata 36', 62'19,2634th
337 November 2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima H 0-2 17,4354th
3422 November 2015 Montedio Yamagata H 4-0 Omori 61', 63', Nagasawa 64', Yonekura 66'18,2193rd

Match day line-ups

The following players appeared for Gamba Osaka during the 2015 J.League 1 Second stage:

Player appearances – 2015 J1 League Second stage
OpponentGKRBLBCBCBRMLMCMCMFWFWSub on.svgSub on.svgSub on.svg
18 Ventforet Kofu Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Sub off.svg Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svg Lins Omori Akamine
19 Nagoya Grampus Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Yellow card.svg Omori Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svg Usami Sub off.svg Lins Abe Nagasawa
20 Yokohama F. Marinos Higashiguchi Oh Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Endō Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svg Abe Yonekura Nagasawa
21 Sagan Tosu Higashiguchi Yonekura Oh Sub off.svg Niwa Kim Abe Kurata Endō Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Myojin Sub off.svg Patric Usami Fujiharu Lins Konno
22 Vissel Kobe Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Omori Endō Soccerball shade.svg Konno Lins Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Kurata Myojin Patric
23 Albirex Niigata Higashiguchi Yonekura Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Soccerball shade.svg Konno Patric Yellow card.svg Usami Yellow card.svg Myojin Omori Oh
24 FC Tokyo Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Usami Lins Omori Akamine
25 Shimizu S-Pulse Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Kim Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svg Usami Sub off.svg Lins Abe Ideguchi
26 Shonan Bellmare Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Yellow card.svg Omori Sub off.svg Kurata Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Usami Kim Abe Ideguchi
27 Kashima Antlers Higashiguchi Yonekura Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Yellow card.svg Endō Konno Patric Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Kim Lins Ideguchi
28 Matsumoto Yamaga Higashiguchi Yellow card.svg Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Kim Yellow card.svg Abe Sub off.svg Endō Ideguchi Sub off.svg Konno Akamine Sub off.svg Usami Kurata Soccerball shade.svg Yellow card.svg Omori Patric
29 Kashiwa Reysol Higashiguchi Yonekura Oh Niwa Iwashita Abe Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Sub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Myojin Omori Akamine
30 Kawasaki Frontale Higashiguchi Yellow card.svg Yonekura Oh Sub off.svg Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Omori Sub off.svg Endō Yellow card.svg Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Yellow card.svg Usami Lins Kurata Soccerball shade.svg Myojin
31 Urawa Red Diamonds Higashiguchi Oh Fujiharu Niwa Nishino Abe Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Endō Ideguchi Konno Akamine Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Usami Sub off.svg Kim Omori Nagasawa Soccerball shade.svg
32 Vegalta Sendai Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Nishino Sub off.svg Abe Kurata Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Usami Kim Ideguchi Akamine
33 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Higashiguchi Sub off.svg Yonekura Yellow card.svg Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Endō Kurata Yellow card.svg Ideguchi Sub off.svg Konno Patric Yellow card.svg Red card.svg Usami Abe Fujigaya Omori
34 Montedio Yamagata Higashiguchi Oh Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Nishino Abe Sub off.svg Omori Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Endō Konno Kurata Sub off.svg Usami Futagawa Yonekura Soccerball shade.svg Nagasawa Soccerball shade.svg

Sub on.svg = Substitute on, Sub off.svg = Substitute Off, Soccerball shade.svg = Number of goals scored, Yellow card.svg = Yellow Card and Red card.svg = Red Card.

Overall standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 3421946940+2972 Champions League group stage and J.League Championship 1st Round
3 Gamba Osaka 3418975637+1963
4 FC Tokyo 3419694533+1263 Champions League qualifying play-off [lower-alpha 1]
Updated to match(es) played on 28 November 2015. Source: Meiji Yasuda J1 League Standings
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Notes:
  1. The winner of the 2015 Emperor's Cup qualified for the Group Stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League. Since the Emperor's Cup winner was Gamba Osaka who were the third-placed team, the Qualifying Play-off spot was awarded to the fourth-placed team.

Championship stage

Gamba's 3rd-place finish in the overall standings for J.League 1 in 2015 saw them paired against the Urawa Red Diamonds at the semi-final stage. Due to Urawa's higher placing, the match was played at Saitama Stadium 2002, Urawa's home ground. A 3-1 win after extra-time set up a two-legged final against Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F-A
ScorersAttendance
Semi-Final28 November 2015 Urawa Red Diamonds A 3-1 aet Konno 47', Fujiharu 118', Patric 120+1'40,696
Final2 December 2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima H 2-3 Nagasawa 60', Konno 82'17,844
Final5 December 2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima A 1-1 Konno 27'36,609

Match day line-ups

The following players appeared for Gamba Osaka during the J.League 1 Championship Stage:

Player appearances – 2015 J1 League
RoundOpponentGKRBLBCBCBRMLMCMCMFWFWSub on.svgSub on.svgSub on.svg
SF Urawa Red Diamonds Higashiguchi Oh Fujiharu Soccerball shade.svg Niwa Nishino Abe Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Omori Sub off.svg Endō Konno Soccerball shade.svg Patric Soccerball shade.svg Yellow card.svg Usami Sub off.svg Kurata Yonekura Yellow card.svg Ideguchi
F Sanfrecce Hiroshima Higashiguchi Oh Red card.svg Fujiharu Niwa Nishino Abe Sub off.svg Omori Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Endō Konno Soccerball shade.svg Nagasawa Yellow card.svg Soccerball shade.svg Usami Sub off.svg Kurata Yonekura Patric
F Sanfrecce Hiroshima Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Nishino Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Abe Omori Sub off.svg Endō Konno Soccerball shade.svg Yellow card.svg Nagasawa Sub off.svg Usami Yellow card.svg Kurata Ideguchi Patric

Sub on.svg = Substitute on, Sub off.svg = Substitute Off, Soccerball shade.svg = Number of goals scored, Yellow card.svg = Yellow Card and Red card.svg = Red Card.

AFC Champions League

As 2014 J.League Division 1 champions, Gamba qualified for the 2015 AFC Champions League. This was their 7th appearance in the competition and their first since 2012. They were drawn into Group F along with Buriram United of Thailand, Guangzhou R&F of China and Seongnam of South Korea. [7] Gamba finished top of the group and along with Seongnam qualified for the Round of 16. As Group F winners they were paired against the runner-up of Group H who were FC Seoul. Gamba defeated Seoul 6-3 on aggregate and were paired with yet another Korean side, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the quarter finals. Following a scoreless draw in the first leg in Korea, Gamba sealed a dramatic 3-2 victory at home, with defender Koki Yonekura netting the winner in the 93rd minute to ensure their progression to the semi-finals where they were paired with Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande. A 2-1 defeat in China followed by 0-0 draw at home saw Gamba fall at the semi-final stage.

RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceLeague
position
124 February 2015 Guangzhou R&F H 0-2 8,8484th
23 March 2015 Seongnam A 0-2 7,8134th
318 March 2015 Buriram United H 1-1 Abe 39'6,4694th
47 April 2015 Buriram United A 2-1 Lins 40', Omori 87'23,9874th
522 April 2015 Guangzhou R&F A 5-0 Patric 14', 45', Abe 43', 68', Usami 70'8,6472nd
66 May 2015 Seongnam H 2-1 Usami 64', Lins 82'12,8211st
1/1620 May 2015 FC Seoul A 3-1 Usami 62', 86', Yonekura 73'10,607N/A
1/1627 May 2015 FC Seoul H 3-2 Patric 16', Kurata 45', Lins 86'9,597N/A
QF26 August 2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors A 0-0 23,633N/A
QF16 September 2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors H 3-2 Patric 14', Kurata 76', Yonekura 90+3'9,284N/A
SF30 September 2015 Guangzhou Evergrande A 1-2 Feng 12' (o.g.)48,946N/A
SF21 October 2015 Guangzhou Evergrande H 0-0 17,310N/A

Match day line-ups

The following players appeared for Gamba Osaka during the 2015 AFC Champions League:

Player appearances – 2015 AFC Champions League
RoundOpponentGKRBLBCBCBRMLMCMCMFWFWSub on.svgSub on.svgSub on.svg
1 Guangzhou R&F Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Omori Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Endō Yellow card.svg Ogura Sub off.svg Patric Yellow card.svg Usami Lins Kurata Akamine
2 Seongnam Higashiguchi Yonekura Sub off.svg Oh Yellow card.svg Niwa Kim Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Endō Ogura Sub off.svg Patric Lins Fujiharu Myojin Usami
3 Buriram United Higashiguchi Yellow card.svg Yonekura Oh Sub off.svg Niwa Iwashita Abe Soccerball shade.svg Omori Sub off.svg Endō Myojin Patric Yellow card.svg Usami Sub off.svg Fujiharu Lins Akamine
4 Buriram United Higashiguchi Yonekura Yellow card.svg Fujiharu Niwa Nishino Sub off.svg Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Lins Soccerball shade.svg Usami Kim Yellow card.svg Omori Soccerball shade.svg Akamine
5 Guangzhou R&F Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Yellow card.svg Abe Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Omori Yellow card.svg Endō Sub off.svg Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Usami Soccerball shade.svg Lins Kurata Ogura
6 Seongnam Higashiguchi Ogura Sub off.svg Fujiharu Sub off.svg Niwa Kim Abe Futagawa Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Usami Soccerball shade.svg Yellow card.svg Iwashita Lins Soccerball shade.svg Kurata
1/16 FC Seoul Higashiguchi Yonekura Soccerball shade.svg Fujiharu Niwa Yellow card.svg Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Omori Sub off.svg Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Usami Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Kurata Futagawa
1/16 FC Seoul Higashiguchi Yonekura Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Yellow card.svg Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Soccerball shade.svg Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Soccerball shade.svg Usami Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Kim Lins Soccerball shade.svg Doan
QF Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Higashiguchi Niwa Fujiharu Kim Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Omori Sub off.svg Endō Myojin Yellow card.svg Patric Yellow card.svg Usami Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Lins Kurata Ideguchi
QF Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Higashiguchi Oh Sub off.svg Fujiharu Niwa Yellow card.svg Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Futagawa Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svg Kurata Soccerball shade.svg Kim Lins Yonekura Soccerball shade.svg
SF Guangzhou Evergrande Higashiguchi Yonekura Oh Niwa Kim Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Usami Sub off.svg Lins Myojin Akamine
SF Guangzhou Evergrande Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Iwashita Abe Sub off.svg Futagawa Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Kurata Sub off.svg Omori Nagasawa Usami

Sub on.svg = Substitute on, Sub off.svg = Substitute Off, Soccerball shade.svg = Number of goals scored, Yellow card.svg = Yellow Card and Red card.svg = Red Card.

Suruga Bank Championship

The Suruga Bank Championship sees the winners of the previous season's J.League Cup and Copa Sudamerica face off in a one-off match. This saw Gamba take on Argentine giants River Plate. A 3-0 defeat at Osaka Expo '70 Stadium saw Gamba finish as runners-up.

RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F-A
ScorersAttendance
Final11 August 2015 River Plate H 0-3 12,722

J.League Cup

As a result of their qualification for the AFC Champions League, Gamba were given a bye into the quarter-finals of the League Cup, where they were paired against Nagoya Grampus in a two-legged encounter. After a dramatic 10-9 penalty shoot-out victory over Nagoya, in which goalkeeper Yosuke Fujigaya struck the winning penalty, Gamba were drawn against Albirex Niigata in the semi-finals. A 3-2 aggregate win over Niigata set up a final against Kashima Antlers which they lost 3-0.

RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F-A
ScorersAttendance
QF2 September 2015 Nagoya Grampus H 1-1 Futagawa 6'6,064
QF6 September 2015 Nagoya Grampus A 2-2
10-9 on pens
Abe 41', Iwashita 94'8,064
SF7 October 2015 Albirex Niigata A 1-2 Omori 33'9,018
SF11 October 2015 Albirex Niigata H 2-0 Endō 57, Fujiharu 90+4'11,475
F31 October 2015 Kashima Antlers N 0-3 50,828

Match day line-ups

The following players appeared for Gamba Osaka during the 2015 J.League Cup:

Player appearances – 2015 J.League Cup
RoundOpponentGKRBLBCBCBRMLMCMCMFWFWSub on.svgSub on.svgSub on.svg
QF Nagoya Grampus Fujigaya Hirao Sub off.svg Nishino Kim Konno Abe Futagawa Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Myojin Ideguchi Lins Akamine Sub off.svg Iwashita Omori Doan
QF Nagoya Grampus Fujigaya Oh Fujiharu Kim Iwashita Soccerball shade.svg Abe Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Futagawa Sub off.svg Endō Konno Patric Kurata Yellow card.svg Lins Omori Sub off.svg Ideguchi
SF Albirex Niigata Fujigaya Oh Fujiharu Yellow card.svg Kim Yellow card.svg Red card.svg Nishino Yellow card.svg Sub off.svg Omori Soccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Futagawa Sub off.svg Myojin Yellow card.svg Ideguchi Akamine Kurata Iwashita Lins Senoo
SF Albirex Niigata Fujigaya Oh Fujiharu Soccerball shade.svg Nishino Iwashita Yellow card.svg Abe Sub off.svg Futagawa Sub off.svg Endō Soccerball shade.svg Konno Sub off.svg Patric Yellow card.svg Kurata Yellow card.svg Myojin Omori Ideguchi
F Kashima Antlers Higashiguchi Yonekura Fujiharu Niwa Nishino Sub off.svg Abe Sub off.svg Kurata Sub off.svg Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Yellow card.svg Usami Iwashita Lins Omori Yellow card.svg

Sub on.svg = Substitute on, Sub off.svg = Substitute Off, Soccerball shade.svg = Number of goals scored, Yellow card.svg = Yellow Card and Red card.svg = Red Card.

Emperor's Cup

Due to their success in reaching the AFC Champions League semi-final, Gamba were given a bye to the 4th round of the Emperor's Cup where they were drawn away to fellow J-League 1 side Kawasaki Frontale. A 2-0 victory saw them progress to the quarter-finals where they were paired with another J-League 1 outfit, this time Sagan Tosu. A 3-1 win ensured they qualified for the semi-finals where they were again successful, this time beating 2015 J-League 1 Champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-0 in a match played at Nagai Stadium. The final was played at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo on 1 January 2016 and saw Gamba triumph 2-1 against the Urawa Red Diamonds to retain the trophy.

RoundDateOpponentsH / AResult
F-A
ScorersAttendance
4th round15 November 2015 Kawasaki Frontale H 2-0 Omori 45+2', Kurata 53'7,345
Quarter-Final26 December 2015 Sagan Tosu H 3-1 Usami 26', 79', Nagasawa 80'12,132
Semi-Final29 December 2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima N 3-1 Usami 7', 74', Nagasawa 90+1'17,027
Final1 January 2016 Urawa Red Diamonds N 2-1 Patric 32', 53'43,809

Match day line-ups

The following players appeared for Gamba Osaka during the 2015 Emperor's Cup:

Player appearances – 2015 Emperor's Cup
RoundOpponentGKRBLBCBCBRMLMCMCMFWFWSub on.svgSub on.svgSub on.svg
4R Kawasaki Frontale Higashiguchi Yonekura Oh Niwa Nishino Abe Sub off.svg Omori Soccerball shade.svg Endō Konno Patric Sub off.svg Kurata Soccerball shade.svg Nagasawa Ideguchi
QF Sagan Tosu Higashiguchi Yonekura Konno Niwa Kim Abe Usami Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Endō Ideguchi Sub off.svg Patric Sub off.svg Kurata Myojin Nagasawa Soccerball shade.svg Uchida
SF Sanfrecce Hiroshima Higashiguchi Yonekura Yellow card.svg Fujiharu Niwa Kim Abe Usami Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Yellow card.svg Endō Konno Yellow card.svg Patric Sub off.svg Kurata Yellow card.svg Nagasawa Soccerball shade.svg Ideguchi
F Urawa Red Diamonds Higashiguchi Yonekura Sub off.svg Fujiharu Yellow card.svg Niwa Yellow card.svg Kim Abe Usami Sub off.svg Yellow card.svg Endō Konno Patric Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSub off.svg Kurata Nagasawa Ideguchi Uchida

Sub on.svg = Substitute on, Sub off.svg = Substitute Off, Soccerball shade.svg = Number of goals scored, Yellow card.svg = Yellow Card and Red card.svg = Red Card.

Squad statistics

No.Pos.Name League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Champions League Other1TotalDiscipline
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1GK Flag of Japan.svg Masaaki Higashiguchi 34040101204055040
3DF Flag of Japan.svg Takaharu Nishino 301040103012020
4DF Flag of Japan.svg Hiroki Fujiharu 31(1)020419(2)04(1)150(4)220
5DF Flag of Japan.svg Daiki Niwa 34040101204055050
6DF Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jung-ya 8(5)030304(3)01019(8)031
7MF Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhito Endō (c)34540311205058640
8DF Flag of Japan.svg Keisuke Iwashita 240002(3)18(1)02036(4)180
9FW Flag of Brazil.svg Lins 4(16)1001(3)02(8)31(1)08(28)401
10MF Flag of Japan.svg Takahiro Futagawa 0(2)000413(1)00(1)07(4)100
11MF Flag of Japan.svg Shu Kurata 24(7)541406(5)21(4)040(15)880
13MF Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Abe 23(10)440411233(2)046(12)810
14DF Flag of Japan.svg Koki Yonekura 26(5)240109(1)21(2)041(8)460
15MF Flag of Japan.svg Yasuyuki Konno 28(3)34040804348(3)6110
16GK Flag of Japan.svg Ken Tajiri 00000000000000
17MF Flag of Japan.svg Tomokazu Myojin 5(5)00(1)02(1)02(2)02011(9)030
18GK Flag of Japan.svg Yōsuke Fujigaya 0(1)0004000105(1)000
19MF Flag of Japan.svg Kotaro Omori 18(12)3111(4)15(2)15030(18)640
20FW Flag of Japan.svg Shun Nagasawa 0(4)20(4)2000(1)0212(9)510
21MF Flag of Japan.svg Yōsuke Ideguchi 4(4)01(3)02(2)00(1)01(2)08(12)000
22DF Flag of South Korea.svg Oh Jae-suk 9(1)01030404021(1)031
24FW Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Akamine 2(11)000200(4)0206(15)010
26MF Flag of Japan.svg Naoya Senoo 00000(1)000000(1)000
27MF Flag of Japan.svg Tatsuya Uchida 000(2)00000000(2)000
28MF Flag of Japan.svg Shota Yomesaka 00000000000000
29FW Flag of Brazil.svg Patric 27(5)1242301142(3)247(8)20131
30FW Flag of Japan.svg So Hirao 000010000(1)01(1)000
31GK Flag of Japan.svg Mizuki Hayashi 00000000000000
33MF Flag of Japan.svg Shōhei Ogura 1(5)000003(1)0004(6)000
35DF Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Hatsuse 00000000000000
38MF Flag of Japan.svg Ritsu Doan 1(1)0000(1)0000(1)01(3)000
39FW Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Usami 341934109(2)44151(2)2880
Own goals 000101

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 January 2016. [8] [9]

1 Includes 2015 J1 League Championship, 2015 Japanese Super Cup and 2015 Suruga Bank Championship appearances.

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