Gamba Osaka

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Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka logo.svg
Full nameGamba Osaka
Nickname(s)Nerazzurri (Black-and-Blues)
Founded1980;41 years ago (1980) [1] (as Matsushita Electric SC)
Ground Panasonic Stadium Suita
Capacity39,694
Owner Panasonic
ChairmanTakashi Yamauchi
Head coach Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
League J1 League
2020 J1 League, 2nd of 18
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Gamba Osaka (ガンバ大阪, Gamba Ōsaka) is a Japanese professional football club based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture. The club plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. The club's name Gamba comes from the Italian word "gamba" meaning "leg" and the Japanese ganbaru (頑張る), meaning "to do your best" or "to stand firm". The club's home stadium is Suita City Football Stadium.

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Gamba Osaka is among the most accomplished Japanese clubs, having won several top-tier domestic titles, as well as the 2008 AFC Champions League.

History

Founded in 1980 as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (which was renamed "Panasonic Corporation" on 1 October 2008) soccer club in Nara Prefecture and a member of the Japan Soccer League. [2] It was mostly made of remaining players and staff of the defunct Yanmar Club, the former B-team of Yanmar Diesel F.C., later to be known as Cerezo Osaka. Gamba Osaka was an original member ("Original Ten" [lower-alpha 1] ) of the J.League in 1993. [2]

In 2005, the club claimed its first J.League championship on a dramatic final day during which any of five clubs could have claimed the championship. Gamba needed to win, and have cross town rivals Cerezo Osaka draw or lose. Gamba defeated a valiant Kawasaki Frontale 4–2, while victory was snatched from Cerezo by a last-minute FC Tokyo equalizer. [3] In an AFC Champions League match in 2006, Gamba Osaka defeated Vietnamese side Da Nang FC in a record-equaling victory of 15–0. [4] In the 2008 Pan-Pacific Championship final, Gamba Osaka beat MLS club Houston Dynamo 6–1 to win the tournament, in large part because of Bare who scored 4 goals in the final (5 in all at the tournament). [5] After his brilliant display and having just scored 10 goals in 18 games for Gamba in the domestic league, he was sold to UAE club Al-Ahli for 1 billion yen. [6]

Gamba Osaka playing against the Melbourne Victory in the 2008 AFC Champions League Melbourne Victory v Gamba Osaka mar08.jpg
Gamba Osaka playing against the Melbourne Victory in the 2008 AFC Champions League

In October 2008, Gamba for the first time in their history, reached the final of the AFC Champions League after defeating fellow Japanese league rivals Urawa Red Diamonds 4–2 on aggregate after a 1–1 draw at home in the first leg, Gamba registered one of the most historic comebacks in Champions League history when they came back from being behind 1–0 before half time to win 1–3 with all goals scored in the second half at Saitama. Gamba Osaka went on to win the 2008 AFC Champions League title after winning 5–0 on aggregate against the giant-killing Australian club Adelaide United in the Final. They became the fifth Japanese club to win the maximum Asian title, after Urawa, Júbilo Iwata, then-company-affiliated Yomiuri (now Tokyo Verdy), and Furukawa Electric (now JEF United Ichihara Chiba). [7]

In December 2008, Gamba made it to the semi finals of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Australian club Adelaide United 1–0. They were beaten in the semifinals by 2007–08 Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners Manchester United. On 21 December 2008 they played for third place against Mexican side C.F. Pachuca with Gamba winning the match 1–0. [8]

In December 2012, Gamba were relegated from Division 1 after losing 2–1 to Júbilo Iwata. Gamba finished 17th in the league despite scoring more goals than any other club, including Champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Ultimately, although Gamba had a positive goal difference at the end of the season, Gamba could not overcome their poor defense, which allowed the second most goals in Division 1 after Consadole Sapporo. This also made Gamba Osaka the fastest club to suffer relegation from the top division after winning the AFC Champion's League and playing in the FIFA Club World Cup, the relegation being only four years later. [9] However, the club bounced back in the 2013 season, becoming the J2 Champion and directly promoting to Division 1 again after only one season. [10]

In 2014, Gamba won the Division 1 title, a year after winning the second division, becoming the second club in the professional era to achieve this feat (after Kashiwa Reysol in 2011). That same year, Gamba also became the second club to win the domestic treble (after Kashima Antlers in 2000), by winning the J.League Cup and the Emperor's Cup as well. [11]

Year 2015 saw Gamba Osaka return to the AFC Champions League for the first time since 2012, where they advanced to the semi-finals before being eliminated by The Tournament Winner and 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Fourth Place Guangzhou Evergrande 1–2 on aggregate. Domestically, Gamba Osaka advanced to the final of both the J.League Cup and the J1 League Championship, losing to Kashima Antlers 0–3 and Club World Cup Third Place Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3–4 respectively. [12] Gamba Osaka successfully defended their status as Emperor's Cup winners, defeating Urawa Red Diamonds 2–1. [13]

Stadium

A panoramic view of Suita City Football Stadium SCFS-panorama.jpg
A panoramic view of Suita City Football Stadium

Gamba Osaka used the Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in the Expo Commemoration Park as its home stadium from 1980 through 2015, which seats around 21,000.

The club began construction in December 2013 of a new soccer-specific stadium called Suita City Football Stadium in the same park, with a seating capacity of 39,694. [14] The new stadium had its inaugural official match during the Panasonic Cup on February 14, 2016, an exhibition match during which Gamba Osaka hosted fellow J1 club Nagoya Grampus. [15]

Rivalries

Gamba's fiercest rival are fellow locals Cerezo Osaka with whom they contest the Osaka derby. [16] Also have a heavy rivalry with Saitama's Urawa Red Diamonds, which they make the "National Derby" of Japan.

Record as J.League member

SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.Attendance J.League Cup Emperor's Cup AFC CL FIFA CWC
1993 J1107th21,571Semi-final2nd round
1994 1210th22,367Semi-finalSemi-final
1995 1414th13,310Semi-final
1996 1612th8,004Group StageSemi-final
1997 174th8,443Group StageSemi-final
1998 1815th8,723Group Stage3rd round
1999 1611th7,9962nd round4th round
2000 166th9,7942nd roundSemi-final
2001 167th11,7232nd roundQuarter-final
2002 163rd12,762Semi-final4th round
2003 1610th10,222Quarter-final4th round
2004 163rd12,517Quarter-finalSemi-final
2005 181st15,966 Runners-up Semi-final
2006 183rd16,259Quarter-final Runners-up Group Stage
2007 183rd17,439 Winners Semi-final
2008 188th16,128Semi-final Winners Winners 3rd Place
2009 183rd17,712Quarter-final Winners Round of 16
2010 182nd16,654Quarter-finalSemi-final Round of 16
2011 183rd16,411Semi-final3rd round Round of 16
2012 1817th14,778Quarter-Final Runners-up Group Stage
2013 J2221st12,2863rd round
2014 J1181st14,749 Winners Winners
2015 182nd15,999 Runners-up Winners Semi-final
2016 184th25,342 Runners-up Quarter-final Group Stage
2017 1810th24,277 Semi-final Quarter-final Group Stage
2018 189th23,485 Quarter-final 2nd round
2019 187th27,708 Semi-final 3rd round
2020 182nd7,597 Group Stage Runners-up
2021 20 TBD
Key

Coaching staff

The Coaching Staff for the 2019 J1 League season; [17]

PositionStaff
First-team Manager Flag of Japan.svg Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
Head Coach Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Yamaguchi
Goalkeeper Coach Flag of Japan.svg Naoki Matsuyo
Coach Flag of Japan.svg Arata Kodama
Physical Coach Flag of Spain.svg Toni Gil Puerto

Players

Current squad

As of 14 July 2021

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Masaaki Higashiguchi
3 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Gen Shoji
4 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Hiroki Fujiharu
5 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Genta Miura (captain)
6 MF Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Ju Se-jong
8 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kosuke Onose
9 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Leandro Pereira
10 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shu Kurata
11 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuji Ono
13 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shunya Suganuma
14 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuya Fukuda
15 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yosuke Ideguchi
16 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yota Sato
17 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kohei Okuno
18 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Patric
19 DF Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Kim Young-gwon
20 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kazunari Ichimi
No.Pos.NationPlayer
21 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shinya Yajima
22 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Jun Ichimori
23 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Mizuki Hayashi
24 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keisuke Kurokawa
25 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kei Ishikawa
27 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryu Takao
28 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Wellington Silva
29 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yuki Yamamoto
30 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Dai Tsukamoto
31 GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Taichi Kato (on loan from Ehime FC)
32 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Tiago Alves
33 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Haruto Shirai
34 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuhei Kawasaki
39 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Takashi Usami
40 DF Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Shin Won-ho
41 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Jiro Nakamura
42 FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Isa Sakamoto

Out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kosei Tani (on loan at Shonan Bellmare)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Yasuhito Endō (on loan at Júbilo Iwata)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ren Shibamoto (on loan at SC Sagamihara)
FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Keito Nakamura (on loan at FC Juniors OÖ)
FW Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shoji Toyama (on loan at Ehime FC)

Notable players

Yasuhito Endo, most capped player and number-one goalscorer in Gamba's history. Yasuhito Endo - 2011.jpg
Yasuhito Endō, most capped player and number-one goalscorer in Gamba's history.
Greatest ever team

In 2011, as part of the club's official celebration of their 20th anniversary, supporters cast votes to determine the greatest ever team. [18]

Flag of Japan.svg Yōsuke Fujigaya (2005–2013, 2015–2017)
Flag of Japan.svg Akira Kaji (2006–2014)
Flag of Brazil.svg Sidiclei (2004–2007)
Flag of Japan.svg Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (1995–2006)
Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Yamaguchi (2001–2011)
Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhito Endō (1998– )
Flag of Japan.svg Tomokazu Myojin (2006–2015 )
Flag of Japan.svg Hideo Hashimoto (1998–2011)
Flag of Japan.svg Takahiro Futagawa (1999–2018 )
Flag of Cameroon.svg Patrick M'Boma (1997–1998)
Flag of Brazil.svg Araújo (2005)

Honours

[19]

Domestic

Gamba Osaka (professional era)

Matsushita (amateur era)

 

Continental

Worldwide

International

Managerial history

[20] [21]

Managers

DatesNameHonoursNotes
1980–1991 Flag of Japan.svg Yoji Mizuguchi Emperor's Cup: 1990
1991–1994 Flag of Japan.svg Kunishige Kamamoto The competition formed as the J.League in 1993.
1995 Flag of Germany.svg Sigfried Held
1995–1997 Flag of Croatia.svg Josip Kuže
1997–1998 Flag of Austria.svg Friedrich Koncilia
1998–1999 Flag of France.svg Frédéric Antonetti J.League Division 2 was launched in 1999.
1999–2001 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Hayano
2001 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuhiko Takemoto
2002–2012 Flag of Japan.svg Akira Nishino J.League Division 1: 2005
J.League Cup: 2007
Emperor's Cup: 2008, 2009
AFC Champions League: 2008
J.League Manager of the Year: 2005
AFC Coach of the Year: 2008
2012 Flag of Brazil.svg José Carlos Serrão
2012 Flag of Japan.svg Masanobu Matsunami Gamba was relegated to the J.League Division 2 2013.
2013–2017 Flag of Japan.svg Kenta Hasegawa J.League Division 2: 2013
J.League Division 1: 2014
J.League Cup: 2014
Emperor's Cup: 2014, 2015
J.League Manager of the Year: 2014
Gamba was promoted to the J.League Division 1 2014.
J3 League was launched in 2014.
2018 Flag of Brazil.svg Levir Culpi
2018–2021 Flag of Japan.svg Tsuneyasu Miyamoto

Player statistics

Top scorers by seasons

SeasonNameGoals
1993 Flag of Japan.svg Akihiro Nagashima 12
1994 Flag of Japan.svg Toshihiro Yamaguchi 16
1995 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hans Gillhaus 20
1996 Flag of Croatia.svg Mladen Mladenović 11
1997 Flag of Cameroon.svg Patrick M'Boma 25
1998 Flag of Japan.svg Hiromi Kojima 17
1999 Flag of Japan.svg Hiromi Kojima
Flag of Brazil.svg Luizinho Vieira
6
2000 Flag of Japan.svg Hiromi Kojima 9
2001 Flag of Croatia.svg Nino Bule 17
2002 Flag of Brazil.svg Magrão 22
2003 Flag of Brazil.svg Magrão 15
2004 Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Oguro 20
2005 Flag of Brazil.svg Araújo 33
2006 Flag of Brazil.svg Magno Alves 26
 
SeasonNameGoals
2007 Flag of Brazil.svg Baré 20
2008 Flag of Brazil.svg Baré 10
2009 Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro 11
2010 Flag of Japan.svg Shoki Hirai 14
2011 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Keun-ho 15
2012 Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro 14
2013 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Usami 19
2014 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Usami 10
2015 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Usami 19
2016 Flag of Japan.svg Shun Nagasawa
Flag of Brazil.svg Ademilson
9
2017 Flag of Japan.svg Shun Nagasawa 10
2018 Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Ui-Jo 16
2019 Flag of Brazil.svg Ademilson 10
2020 Flag of Brazil.svg Patric 11

Award winners

The following players have won the awards while at Gamba Osaka:

Domestic

International

World Cup players

The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup, while playing for Gamba Osaka:

Olympic players

The following players have represented their country at the Summer Olympic Games whilst playing for Gamba Osaka:

Former players

International results

OpponentSeasonHomeAway
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide United FC 2008 AFC Champions League Final 3–02–0
Flag of Japan.svg 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Quarter-finals1–0
2012 AFC Champions League Group Stage0–20–2
2017 AFC Champions League Group Stage3–33–0
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Victory FC 2008 AFC Champions League Group Stage2–04–3
2011 AFC Champions League Group Stage5–11–1
2016 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–11–2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Dalian Shide F.C. 2006 AFC Champions League Group Stage3–00–2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. 2009 AFC Champions League Group Stage3–01–0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Henan Jianye F.C. 2010 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–11–1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tianjin Teda F.C. 2011 AFC Champions League Group Stage2–01–2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou R&F F.C. 2015 AFC Champions League Group Stage0–25–0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. 2015 AFC Champions League Semi-finals0–01–2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai SIPG F.C. 2016 AFC Champions League Group Stage0–21–2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jiangsu Suning 2017 AFC Champions League Group Stage0–10–3
Flag of England.svg Manchester United F.C. Flag of Japan.svg 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Semi-finals3–5
Flag of Indonesia.svg Sriwijaya FC 2009 AFC Champions League Group Stage5–03–0
Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds 2008 AFC Champions League Semi-finals1–13–1
Flag of Japan.svg Kawasaki Frontale 2009 AFC Champions League Round of 162–3N.A.
Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka 2011 AFC Champions League Round of 160–1N.A.
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2006 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–12–3
2015 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals3–20–0
2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage2–2 [lower-alpha 2] 1–2 [lower-alpha 2]
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonnam Dragons 2008 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–14–3
Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul 2009 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–24–2
2015 AFC Champions League Round of 163–23–1
Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2010 AFC Champions League Group Stage2–10–0
2016 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–20–0
Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam FC 2010 AFC Champions League Round of 16N.A.0–3
2015 AFC Champions League Group Stage2–10–2
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeju United FC 2011 AFC Champions League Group Stage3–11–2
2017 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–40–2
Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers 2012 AFC Champions League Group Stage0–30–2
Flag of Malaysia.svg Johor Darul Ta'zim 2017 AFC Champions League Play-off3–0N.A.
Flag of Mexico.svg C.F. Pachuca Flag of Japan.svg 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Third place1–0
Flag of Singapore.svg Warriors FC 2010 AFC Champions League Group Stage3–04–2
Flag of Singapore.svg Tampines Rovers 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage8–1 [lower-alpha 2] 2–0 [lower-alpha 2]
Flag of Syria.svg Al-Karamah SC 2008 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals2–02–1
Flag of Thailand.svg Chonburi F.C. 2008 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–12–0
Flag of Thailand.svg Buriram United F.C. 2015 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–12–1
Flag of Thailand.svg Chiangrai United F.C. 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage1–1 [lower-alpha 2] 1–1 [lower-alpha 2]
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg FC Bunyodkor 2012 AFC Champions League Group Stage3–12–3
Flag of Vietnam.svg SHB Đà Nẵng F.C. 2006 AFC Champions League Group Stage15–05–1

In the Captain Tsubasa manga series, two characters are from Gamba Osaka: the defender Makoto Soda and the forward Takashi Sugimoto.

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    Achievements
    Preceded by
    Urawa Red Diamonds
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    Champions of Asia
    2008
    Succeeded by
    Pohang Steelers
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