51 Gamba Osaka Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

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Gamba Osaka is a professional football club based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 1980, Gamba Osaka is one of the most successful Japanese clubs, having won numerous titles in both domestic and international competitions.

As a member of the J1 League, the top tier of Japanese football, Gamba Osaka is known for its passionate and thrilling matches at their home stadium Panasonic Stadium Suita.

With a fierce local rivalry against Osaka city-based Cerezo Osaka, Gamba Osaka has become a beloved and well-respected football club in the hearts of many Japanese fans.

Table of Contents

1. Patrick M'Boma

Cameroon national football team

Patrick M Career

  • –1990: Stade de l'Est Pavillonnais
  • 1990–1992: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 1992–1997: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 1992–1994: → Châteauroux (loan)
  • 1995–1996: → Metz (loan)
  • 1997–1998: Gamba Osaka
  • 1998–2000: Cagliari
  • 2000–2001: Parma
  • 2002: → Sunderland (loan)
  • 2002–2003: Al-Ittihad
  • 2003–2004: Tokyo Verdy
  • 2004–2005: Vissel Kobe
  • 2000: Cameroon Olympic (O.P.)
  • 1995–2004: Cameroon

Patrick Mboma is a former Cameroonian international striker. He started his career at Stade de l'Est Pavillonnais, before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 1992.

After two seasons with PSG, he spent time on loan at Metz and Gamba Osaka. In 1998, he moved back to France and signed for Marseille, where he played until 2004.

Patrick M'Boma was born in Cameroon and began his career with local side, Cagliari. He made the switch to Serie A club Parma in 2000 where he spent two seasons before moving on to Sunderland in England.

After a loan spell at Japanese outfit Tokyo Verdy, M'Boma rejoined Parma for the 2003 season and went onto win the 2004 Italian league title with them. 

The midfielder then starred for Vissel Kobe during their 2005 campaign as they reached the J-League Cup final only to lose out against Kashima Antlers FC on penalties after a 0–0 draw in regular time.

Also Played For: africa cup of nations

2. Takashi Usami

Midfielder

Takashi Usami Career

  • 1999–2004: Nagaokakyō S.S.
  • 2005–2008: Gamba Osaka
  • 2009–2016: Gamba Osaka
  • 2011–2012: Bayern Munich (loan)
  • 2011–2012: Bayern Munich II (loan)
  • 2012–2013: 1899 Hoffenheim (loan)
  • 2016–2019: FC Augsburg
  • 2017–2019: Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan)
  • 2019: Gamba Osaka
  • 2007: Japan U15
  • 2007–2008: Japan U16
  • 2009: Japan U17
  • 2010: Japan U19
  • 2011–2015: Japan U23
  • 2015–2019: Japan

Takashi Usami is a Japanese forward who is currently playing for Gamba Osaka. Usami has played for Nagaokakyō S.S. and Gamba Osaka in the J-League. Usami signed with Bayern Munich in 2012, but only made three appearances for the club.

In 2013, he joined 1899 Hoffenheim on a loan. Usami was a part of the Japanese team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Usami is a fast and skillful player who can play both as a forward and on the wing. He is currently one of the most important players for Gamba Osaka.

Usami is a hard worker who is always trying to improve his game. He is a popular player with the fans and is highly respected by his team-mates. 

Takashi Usami is a Japanese footballer who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. He has spent time on loan at Fortuna Düsseldorf and most recently at Gamba Osaka.

Takashi Usami has spent time playing for the Japan U23 side, where he has won two J.League Cups. Takashi Usami was born in Osaka and played youth football with Cerezo Osaka. 

Takashi Usami has been capped by the Japan national team on three occasions. Takashi Usami is a versatile midfielder who can play in either central or attacking positions.

Takashi Usami is a hard-working player who is effective in the midfield and on the defensive side of the ball. Takashi Usami is reportedly a good friend of Keisuke Honda, who he played with at Cerezo Osaka. 

Takashi Usami is one of the most promising young midfielders in Japan and is set to continue developing his skills at Gamba Osaka.

Also Played For: j1 league

3. Ryotaro Meshino

Forward

Ryotaro Meshino Career

  • 2011–2016: Gamba Osaka
  • 2016–2019: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2017–2019: Gamba Osaka
  • 2019–2022: Manchester City
  • 2019–2020: → Heart of Midlothian (loan)
  • 2020–2021: → Rio Ave (loan)
  • 2021–2022: → Estoril (loan)
  • 2022–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2019–: Japan U23
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 November 2022

Ryotaro Meshino is a Japanese winger who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Meshino made his professional debut with Gamba Osaka in the 2011 season. He has since played over 100 games for the club and scored 10 goals.

Meshino was part of the Japan under-19 team that competed at the 2016 U-20 World Cup. Meshino is a youth product of Gamba Osaka and he is eligible to represent the country at international level. Meshino is a versatile player who can play as a winger or forward.

He is a hard-working player who is always looking to create chances for his team. Meshino is a cult figure at Gamba Osaka and he is highly respected by his team-mates. 

Meshino is a promising young player who is set to make a significant impact in the Japanese football league system.

Ryotaro Meshino is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for Gamba Osaka in the J-League. Meshino made his professional debut with Gamba Osaka in 2016, and has since played a total of 67 league games for the club. 

Meshino has also featured for Gamba Osaka in cup competitions, including the J-League Cup and the Emperor's Cup.

On loan at Heart of Midlothian in Scotland, Meshino made 19 appearances and scored three goals during his time there. Meshino is a regular for the Japan national team, having made five appearances for the side since his debut in 2019. 

Meshino is a versatile player who is capable of playing as a midfielder or forward. He is a product of the Gamba Osaka youth academy, and is expected to be a key player for the club in the future.

4. Yasuhito Endō

Midfielder

Yasuhito Endō Career

  • 1995–1998: Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School
  • 1998–1999: Yokohama Flügels
  • 1999–2001: Kyoto Purple Sanga
  • 2001–2021: Gamba Osaka
  • 2020–2021: Júbilo Iwata (loan)
  • 2022: Júbilo Iwata
  • 1998–1999: Japan U-20
  • 1999: Japan U-23
  • 2002–2015: Japan

Yasuhito Endō was born in Kagoshima, Japan in 1980 and started playing football at Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School. He played for Yokohama Flügels from 1998 to 1999 and Kyoto Purple Sanga from 1999 to 2001 before joining Gamba Osaka.

Endō has played for Japan at various youth levels and made his senior international debut in 2008. 

He has been a regular for Gamba Osaka since 2001 and currently plays for them as a midfielder. Endō is a hard-working and versatile player who is well known for his tackling and passing ability.

Endō is currently in his 10th season with Gamba Osaka and is expected to continue playing for them for many years to come. He has been a key player for Japan at the Asian Cup and World Cup qualifiers. 

Endō has been awarded the Japan Footballer of the Year award in 2010, 2013, and 2014. Endō is a popular figure in the Japanese football community and is highly respected for his footballing ability.

Also Played For: japan football team

5. Shu Kurata

Midfielder

Shu Kurata Career

  • 2001–2006: Gamba Osaka Youth
  • 2007–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2010: → JEF United Chiba (loan)
  • 2011: → Cerezo Osaka (loan)
  • 2015–2017: Japan

Kurata is a midfielder who plays for Gamba Osaka. Kurata started out his career with Gamba Osaka Youth before joining the senior team in 2007. 

Kurata has spent time on loan at Cerezo Osaka and JEF United Chiba, both of which he helped to win championships with.

Kurata is a very versatile player who can play in midfield or on the wing. Kurata is currently in his fourth season with Gamba Osaka, and is looking to help the team win another championship. Kurata is a hard-working player who is always looking to contribute to his team.

Kurata is a popular player with the Gamba Osaka fans, who appreciate his attacking play. Kurata is a Japanese international, and has made several appearances for the national team. 

Kurata is currently in the middle of his career, and is looking to continue playing at the top level for many years to come.

6. Masaaki Higashiguchi

Goalkeeper

Masaaki Higashiguchi Career

  • 1999–2001: Gamba Osaka
  • 2002–2004: Rakunan High School
  • 2005–2006: Fukui University of Technology
  • 2007–2008: Niigata University of Management
  • 2009–2013: Albirex Niigata
  • 2014–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2015–: Japan

Higashiguchi is a Japanese goalkeeper who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Higashiguchi started his career with Albirex Niigata in 2009 and went on to make 84 appearances for the club.

Higashiguchi has also represented his country at various youth levels and made his senior international debut in 2013. Higashiguchi is known for his clean sheet record and is also a member of the Japan national team.

Higashiguchi is a strong character and is always willing to put in a shift for his team. Higashiguchi is expected to be a key player for Gamba Osaka in the future. Higashiguchi is a popular figure amongst his fans and is always happy to sign autographs.

Higashiguchi is married and has two children. Higashiguchi is a goalkeeper with a lot of potential and is set to play a major role in Gamba Osaka's future.

7. Genta Miura

Defender

Genta Miura Career

  • –2012: Osaka Toin Junior, and Senior High School
  • 2013–2016: Shimizu S-Pulse
  • 2017–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2017–: Japan

Genta Miura is a Japanese professional footballer who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Genta made his professional debut with Japanese side Vissel Kobe in 2016.

Genta has previously played for Osaka Toin Junior and Senior High School. Genta is a centre back and is often used as a substitute. Genta is a member of the Japan U-20 national team.

Genta is a fluent speaker of Japanese and is able to communicate in English. Genta is a hard working player and is often played in demanding matches. Genta is a fast player and is able to cover a lot of ground.

Genta is a promising player and is expected to become a top class centre back. Genta Miura is a Japan international and Shimizu S-Pulse player. 

Genta Miura has played for Gamba Osaka since 2017. Genta Miura has scored 178 goals in 5 years with Gamba Osaka.

Genta Miura has represented Japan at the AFC Asian Cup 2019. Genta Miura is a great goalscorer and is always a threat to score.

8. Hiroki Fujiharu

Defender

Hiroki Fujiharu Career

  • 2001−03: EXE'90 FC
  • 2004−06: Tokai High School
  • 2007−10: Osaka University of H & SS
  • 2011−: Gamba Osaka
  • 2016: Japan Olympic (O.P.)
  • 2015: Japan

Hiroki Fujiharu is a left back who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Fujiharu started his career with Kusaka SS and then played for EXE'90 FC before moving to Tokai High School and then Osaka University of H & SS.

Fujiharu made his debut for the Japan national team in 2010 and has since gone on to make over 20 appearances for his country. 

Fujiharu is a regular for Gamba Osaka and has helped the club to win the J1 League title in both 2014 and 2015.

Fujiharu is also a Japan U-20 international and has made over 20 appearances for the side. Fujiharu is a versatile player and can play left back, centre back or even as a defensive midfielder. Fujiharu is a hard-working player who is always looking to put in a shift for his team.

Fujiharu is a popular player with the fans and is always looking to give his all for Gamba Osaka. Fujiharu is a talisman for Gamba Osaka and is a key player in the side's success.

9. Ryūji Bando

Ryūji Bando Career

  • 1995–1997: Kotogaoka High School
  • 1998–1999: Gamba Osaka
  • 2000–2001: Consadole Sapporo
  • 2002–2005: Vissel Kobe
  • 2006–2009: Gamba Osaka
  • 2010–2013: Cerezo Osaka
  • 2013–2014: Sagan Tosu
  • 2015–2017: Omiya Ardija
  • 2018: FC Ryukyu
  • 1998–1999: Japan U-20
  • 2006–2008: Japan

Ryūji Bando is a Japanese forward who currently plays for FC Ryukyu. He spent the majority of his career playing for Gamba Osaka and Cerezo Osaka. He made his debut for Gamba Osaka in 1998 and went on to score 97 goals in 97 appearances for the club.

He joined Cerezo Osaka in 2010 and helped the side to win the J1 League in his first season with the club. 

He transferred to Sagan Tosu in 2013 and scored 11 goals in 11 appearances before returning to Gamba Osaka the following year. He moved to FC Ryukyu in 2018 and has so far made 19 appearances for the club.

Ryūji Bando is a versatile forward who is capable of playing as a main striker or on the wing. He is known for his explosive pace and strong shooting ability. 

He is a popular figure with the Gamba Osaka fans and is often referred to as the ‘king of Gamba Osaka’. Ryūji Bando is a consistent performer and is often in the starting 11 for Gamba Osaka.

10. Kohei Okuno

Kohei Okuno Career

  • 2017–2020: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2019–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 9 July 2022

Kohei Okuno is a young midfielder who is currently playing for Gamba Osaka in the J1 League. Kohei Okuno is a versatile midfielder who can play both defensively and offensively.

Kohei Okuno is a young player with a lot of potential, and he is looking to continue developing his skills. Kohei Okuno is a versatile midfielder who can play both defensively and offensively, making him a valuable player for any team.

Kohei Okuno is currently a key player for Gamba Osaka in the J1 League, and he is looking to continue developing his skills. Kohei Okuno is a versatile midfielder who can play both defensively and offensively, making him a valuable player for any team.

Kohei Okuno is a young player with a lot of potential, and he is looking to continue developing his skills. 

Kohei Okuno is a versatile midfielder who can play both defensively and offensively, making him a valuable player for any team. Kohei Okuno is a young player with a lot of potential, and he is looking to continue developing his skills.

11. Keisuke Kurokawa

Keisuke Kurokawa Career

  • Kansai University
  • 2019–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 July 2022

Keisuke Kurokawa is a Japanese left back who currently plays for FC Tokyo. He made his professional debut in the J-League with Kyoto Purple Sanga in 2016.

Kurokawa has played for the Japan U-17 and Japan U-20 squads. He made his international debut for Japan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Laos on October 6, 2017.

Kurokawa has represented Japan at the 2017 U-20 World Cup and the 2018 Asian Games. He is a member of the Japanese national team and was part of the team that participated in the 2018 World Cup.

Kurokawa is an attacking left back who likes to get forward and create chances for his team. He is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. 

He is a versatile player who can play anywhere across the back four. Kurokawa is a promising young player who has a lot of potential.

12. Takahiro Futagawa

Takahiro Futagawa Career

  • 1996–1998: Gamba Osaka
  • 1999–2016: Gamba Osaka
  • 2016: →Gamba Osaka U-23 (loan)
  • 2016–2018: Tokyo Verdy
  • 2018: Tochigi SC
  • 2019–2022: FC Tiamo Hirakata
  • 2006: Japan
  • 2023–: Tiamo Hirakata

Futagawa is a midfielder who has played for Gamba Osaka and Tokyo Verdy since 1999. In 2016, he signed for Tochigi SC. In 2018, he left Tochigi SC and signed for FC Tiamo Hirakata.

Futagawa is a Japan international and has played in 47 apps for Gamba Osaka and 22 apps for Tokyo Verdy. He is currently the manager of FC Tiamo Hirakata. Futagawa was the manager of FC Tiamo Hirakata from 2023-20.

Futagawa was the manager of Gamba Osaka from 2006-2023. He led Gamba Osaka to two J1 League titles and one J League Cup title. 

He also led Gamba Osaka to the AFC Champions League title in 2008. Futagawa left Gamba Osaka in 2023 to take over at FC Tiamo Hirakata.

He is also a Japan national team manager, having led the side to the 2006 World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup. 

Futagawa is a highly successful manager, with a record of 541 wins, 254 losses, and 47 draws in 958 matches. He is expected to retire after the 2020 season.

Futagawa is a highly respected figure in the Japanese footballing world, and is often cited as a model manager.

13. Satoshi Yamaguchi

Satoshi Yamaguchi Career

  • 1994–1996: JEF United Ichihara
  • 1996–2000: JEF United Ichihara
  • 2001–2011: Gamba Osaka
  • 2012–2014: JEF United Chiba
  • 2015: Kyoto Sanga FC
  • 1997: Japan U-20
  • 2009: Japan
  • 2021–: Shonan Bellmare

Satoshi Yamaguchi is a defender who has played for Gamba Osaka and JEF United Ichihara in the Japanese top flight. He signed for Gamba Osaka in 2001, and went on to make 320 appearances for the club, winning the 2011 J.

League Championship. He moved to JEF United Ichihara in 1996, and then to Gamba Osaka in 2001. He made his debut for the Japan national team in 2001, and has since played 116 times. He is currently a manager with Shonan Bellmare.

Yamaguchi was born in Sakawa, Kochi, Japan in 1978. He has a younger brother, Takuya, who also plays football. Yamaguchi is a graduate of the University of Tsukuba. He is married and has two children. Satoshi Yamaguchi is a Japanese football manager and player.

He has played for several clubs in his country and also played in Japan's top-flight league. Yamaguchi has also had a successful managerial career, most notably with Shonan Bellmare, where he led the club to the J1 League title in his first season. 

He has also had a spell in charge of Gamba Osaka, where he won the J1 League title in 2005.

Yamaguchi has also had a few spells in charge of Japan's national team, most notably as manager of the U-20 team that reached the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship final. 

He has also represented his country in international tournaments, most notably at the 2002 World Cup and the 2006 World Cup.

14. Yosuke Ideguchi

Midfielder

Yosuke Ideguchi Career

  • 2008: Aburayama Kameriazu
  • 2009–2013: Gamba Osaka
  • 2014–2017: Gamba Osaka
  • 2014–2015: → J.League U22 (loan)
  • 2018–2019: Leeds United
  • 2018: → Cultural Leonesa (loan)
  • 2018–2019: → Greuther Fürth (loan)
  • 2019: → Greuther Fürth II (loan)
  • 2019–2022: Gamba Osaka
  • 2022–: Celtic
  • 2023–: → Avispa Fukuoka (loan)
  • 2014: Japan U19
  • 2016: Japan U23
  • 2017–: Japan

Yosuke Ideguchi is a 26-year-old central midfielder who currently plays for Avispa Fukuoka on loan from Celtic. Ideguchi started his career at Gamba Osaka before moving to J.League side J.

League U22 side in 2014. Ideguchi has been capped at international level by Japan and has played 60 times for Gamba Osaka since making his senior debut in 2014. 

Ideguchi is a versatile player who can play in a central midfield role or as a defensive midfielder.

Ideguchi is a hard-working player who is always looking to put in a strong performance for his team. Ideguchi is a player with a lot of potential who is only starting to come into his own on the international stage. 

Ideguchi is someone who is always looking to improve his game and has a long career ahead of him. Ideguchi is a versatile and hardworking player who is always looking to put in a performance for his team.

15. Akira Kaji

Defender

Akira Kaji Career

  • 1995–1997: Takigawa Daini High School
  • 1998–1999: Cerezo Osaka
  • 2000–2001: Oita Trinita
  • 2002–2005: FC Tokyo
  • 2006–2014: Gamba Osaka
  • 2014: Chivas USA
  • 2015–2017: Fagiano Okayama
  • 1998–1999: Japan U20
  • 2003–2008: Japan

Kaji, 43, is a defender who has played for Cerezo Osaka, FC Tokyo, Gamba Osaka, and Chivas USA. 

Kaji signed with Chivas USA in January 2017, but only played in 15 matches over the next two seasons.

Kaji was born in 1980 in Hyogo, Japan. Kaji started his career with Takigawa Daini High School in 1995. Kaji then played for Cerezo Osaka from 1998 to 1999, before moving to FC Tokyo for the 2000 season.

Kaji then joined Oita Trinita for the 2002 season, before signing with Gamba Osaka in 2005. Kaji has made 225 appearances for Gamba Osaka, scoring two goals. Kaji left Gamba Osaka in 2014, and joined Chivas USA the following year.

Kaji retired from professional football in 2017, after playing for Fagiano Okayama. Akira Kaji is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for Japanese club Gamba Osaka. Kaji started his career with Japanese club Yokohama F. Marinos, before moving to Japan U20 side, FC Tokyo.

Kaji made his senior international debut in 2003 and has since played 64 times for the Japanese national team, scoring 8 goals. 

Kaji has won a J.League Cup, AFC Champions League and J1 League title with FC Tokyo. Kaji has represented Japan at the World Cup and the Olympics. Kaji was signed by Spanish club Villarreal in the summer of 2016.

Kaji has announced his retirement from international football after the 2018 World Cup.

16. Jun Ichimori

Jun Ichimori Career

  • 2007–2010: Cerezo Osaka U-18
  • 2011–2013: Kwansei Gakuin University, Soccer Club
  • 2014–2016: Renofa Yamaguchi
  • 2017–2019: Fagiano Okayama
  • 2020–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:46, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Jun Ichimori is a goalkeeper for Gamba Osaka in the J. League. Ichimori was born in Izumisano, Osaka, Japan on July 2, 1991. Ichimori started playing football at the age of six and attended the Osaka Football School.

Ichimori made his professional debut in the J. League with Gamba Osaka in 2010. Ichimori is a member of the Japan national football team and has represented his country at the 2014 World Cup, the 2012 Olympics, and the 2014 Asian Cup.

Ichimori is a two-time J. League Cup champion (2013, 2014). Ichimori is married and has a daughter. Ichimori is a devout Muslim. 

Jun Ichimori is a goalkeeper for Gamba Osaka in the J. League. Jun Ichimori started his youth career at Cerezo Osaka, before moving onto Kwansei Gakuin University to continue his development.

Ichimori made his senior debut for Fagiano Okayama in the 2017 season, and has since been with the club for three seasons. 

Ichimori is yet to score a goal for Gamba Osaka, but is expected to feature for the club in the 2020 season. Jun Ichimori is a versatile player, and is capable of playing as a midfielder or forward.

Ichimori is a hard-working player, and is known for his ball control and passing ability. Jun Ichimori is a fast player, and is known for his speed and stamina. 

Ichimori is a good team player, and is known for his work-rate and defensive contribution. Jun Ichimori is a promising young player, and is expected to continue developing in the future.

17. Yasuyuki Konno

Defender

Yasuyuki Konno Career

  • 1998–2000: Tohoku High School
  • 2001–2003: Consadole Sapporo
  • 2004–2011: FC Tokyo
  • 2012–2019: Gamba Osaka
  • 2018: → Gamba Osaka U-23 (loan)
  • 2019–2021: Júbilo Iwata
  • 2022–: Nankatsu SC
  • 2002–2003: Japan U20
  • 2004: Japan U23
  • 2005–2017: Japan

Konno is a midfielder who has played for FC Tokyo and Gamba Osaka in Japan's top division. In 2018, Konno joined Gamba Osaka's U-23 side on a loan deal.

Konno is a regular for Japan and has been capped 63 times. Konno is a versatile midfielder who can play as a central midfielder or as a defender. Konno is a hard-working player who is always looking to help his team.

Konno is a popular player with the fans and has a good reputation in the Japanese game. Konno is a versatile player who can play in any midfield position. Konno is a key player for Gamba Osaka and will be a key player for the club in the future.

Konno is a good player who has a lot to offer the Japanese game and the international game. Konno Yasuyuki is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for J1 League side Gamba Osaka. 

Konno Yasuyuki has played for Japan at youth level, and made his senior international debut in 2005.

Konno Yasuyuki has represented his country at various tournaments, including the Confederations Cup and the World Cup. 

Konno Yasuyuki is a versatile midfielder, capable of playing in either a defensive or attacking role. Konno Yasuyuki is a regular in the Gamba Osaka team, and has helped the side to a number of successful seasons.

Konno Yasuyuki is contracted to Gamba Osaka until 2020. Konno Yasuyuki is a popular figure with the fans, and has been awarded with numerous awards throughout his career. 

Konno Yasuyuki is expected to continue playing at a high level for many years to come.

18. Masanobu Matsunami

Masanobu Matsunami Career

  • 1990–1992: Teikyo High School
  • 1993–2005: Gamba Osaka
  • 2012: Gamba Osaka
  • 2014–2015: Gainare Tottori
  • 2021: Gamba Osaka

Masanobu Matsunami is a forward who played for Gamba Osaka for many years. He is a Japan international and represented his country at the 2002 World Cup and the 2006 World Cup.

Matsunami is known for his hard work and leadership on the pitch. He is a two-time J. League MVP and was named in the J. League Best XI in 2002 and 2006. Matsunami retired from professional football at the end of the 2006 season.

After his retirement, Matsunami pursued a career in coaching with Gamba Osaka. He is currently the coach of the Japan U-23 national team. Matsunami is married and has two children. He is a well-known figure in the Japanese football community.

Masanobu Matsunami is a Japanese football manager who has managed Gamba Osaka and Gainare Tottori. Matsunami has also had spells as manager of J1 League side, Gamba Osaka, where he won the J1 League in 2005. 

Matsunami was also in charge of Gainare Tottori for two seasons, where he led the club to the J.League Cup in both years.

Matsunami made his international debut for Japan in 1998 and has since managed the side at various levels, including the 2006 World Cup. 

Matsunami is a versatile manager, having also managed in the Japanese second division, the J2 League. Matsunami is a former midfielder and played for Nagoya Grampus, Yokohama Flugels and Yokohama F.

Marinos. Matsunami is a football commentator for Japanese television channels and has also written a book on football. Matsunami was born on July 5, 1966 in Saitama, Japan. Matsunami is currently manager of Shimizu S-Pulse in the J. League Division 2.

19. Juan Alano

Midfielder

Juan Alano Career

  • Trieste Futebol Clube, Paraná
  • 2011–2016: Internacional
  • 2017–2019: Internacional
  • 2019: → Coritiba (loan)
  • 2020–2022: Kashima Antlers
  • 2022–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:46, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

Juan Alano is a Brazilian winger who currently plays for Japanese side Gamba Osaka. Juan was born on September 2nd 1996 in Curitiba, Brazil. Alano started his career with Brazilian giants Flamengo before moving to Europe in 2017 to join Gamba Osaka.

Alano has made 28 appearances for Gamba Osaka in all competitions, scoring one goal. Juan is a versatile winger who can play on either flank. 

Alano is likely to feature for Brazil at the upcoming Under-20 World Cup. Juan is highly-rated by his teammates and is seen as a key part of Gamba Osaka’s squad.

Juan is a hard-working player who is always looking to attack. Alano is expected to feature prominently for Gamba Osaka in the upcoming season. Juan Alano started his youth career with Trieste Futebol Clube, before moving to Paraná in 2011. 

Alano made his international debut with Internacional in 2017 and has since appeared in 21 games.

In 2019, Alano signed a loan deal with Coritiba and has since made 33 appearances. Alano is currently contracted to Gamba Osaka, but is yet to make an appearance for them. 

Alano is a versatile defender and is known for his strong defending skills. Alano is a hard-working player and is often seen running back to help his team defensively.

Alano is a promising young defender and is expected to continue developing in the coming years. Alano is a popular player among his teammates and is highly respected by them. Juan Alano is a highly-rated defender and is considered to be one of the best players in his position.

20. Ryu Takao

Ryu Takao Career

  • Nagoya Grampus
  • 2019–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2019–: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 March 2019

Ryu Takao is a Japanese right back who joined J-League side Nagoya Grampus in 2016. He made his professional debut for Nagoya Grampus on July 26, 2016 in a match against Vissel Kobe.

Ryu Takao has represented Japan at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels. He was part of the Japan national team that competed at the 2017 World Cup. 

Ryu Takao has also represented Japan at the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship and the 2017 AFC U-20 Championship.

He is a product of the Aichi Prefecture-based club Gamba Osaka. Ryu Takao is a member of the Japan national football team. 

Ryu Takao is a Japanese professional footballer who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Ryu Takao started his career at AFC Agui before joining Nagoya Grampus in 2017.

Ryu Takao made his senior debut for Gamba Osaka in 2019. Ryu Takao is a versatile midfielder who can play in a number of positions. Ryu Takao is known for his strong passing and tackling. 

Ryu Takao is a Japan international and has represented his country at youth levels. Ryu Takao is a key player for Gamba Osaka and is expected to be a mainstay in the team for years to come.

Ryu Takao is a fan favourite at Gamba Osaka and is loved by the fans for his passion and determination.

21. Yuya Fukuda

Yuya Fukuda Career

  • Kokura Minami FC
  • Higashi Fukuoka High School
  • 2018–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2018–: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 July 2022

Yuya Fukuda is a winger who is currently playing for J1 League side Nagoya Grampus. Fukuda made his professional debut in the 2016 season with J1 League side Cerezo Osaka.

He was loaned to J2 League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the 2017 season. Fukuda scored his first professional goal in the 2017 season against Urawa Red Diamonds. He made his international debut for Japan in the 2017 AFC U-23 Championship.

Fukuda represented Japan at the 2018 World Cup. Fukuda is a Japanese international. Fukuda is a versatile player who can play as a winger or a forward. 

Fukuda is currently a member of the Japan national team. Yuya Fukuda is a talented young defender who has been with Gamba Osaka since they were formed in 2018.

He has made 92 appearances for the club and scored five goals He is a hard worker who is always looking to put in a good performance.

He is a strong defender who can also score in the attack He is a promising young player who is sure to have a successful future with Gamba Osaka.

22. Musashi Suzuki

Musashi Suzuki Career

  • 2006–2008: FC Ōta
  • 2009–2011: Kiryu Daiichi High School
  • 2012–2017: Albirex Niigata
  • 2014–2015: → J.League U22 (loan)
  • 2015: → Mito HollyHock (loan)
  • 2017: → Matsumoto Yamaga (loan)
  • 2018: V-Varen Nagasaki
  • 2019–2020: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
  • 2020–2022: Beerschot
  • 2022–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2011: Japan U17
  • 2014–2016: Japan U23
  • 2019–: Japan

Musashi Suzuki is a 29-year-old forward who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. After starting out at FC Ōta, Musashi spent two seasons with J.League U22 side Albirex Niigata.

He is known for his speed and dribbling ability, and is a regular for Jamaica in international competition. Musashi is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2017 season.

He is a keen cyclist, and has competed in races such as the Tour de France. Musashi is married and has two children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and playing video games.

He is a member of the Jamaica Football Federation and the Jamaica Olympic Association. Musashi is known as "the speed demon" and is a fan favourite at Gamba Osaka. 

Musashi Suzuki started his career with Shimizu S-Pulse in the J2 League, before moving to J3 League side Mito HollyHock in 2015.

Musashi Suzuki made his international debut for Japan in 2019, and has since represented the country at the AFC U-23 Championship and the World Cup qualifiers. 

Musashi Suzuki is a versatile player, who can play as a midfielder or a defender. Musashi Suzuki is a key player for Mito HollyHock, and is expected to help the club challenge for promotion this season.

Musashi Suzuki is a hard-working player, who is always looking to contribute to the team. Musashi Suzuki is set to continue his international career with Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. 

Musashi Suzuki is a promising player, and there is potential for him to become a star in the J3 League and Japan. Musashi Suzuki is a versatile player, who can play in a number of positions.

Musashi Suzuki is an important player for Mito HollyHock, and is expected to help the club challenge for promotion this season.

23. Kwon Kyung-won

Kwon Kyung-won Career

  • 2007–2010: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
  • 2010–2013: Dong-a University
  • 2013–2014: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
  • 2015–2017: Al Ahli
  • 2017–2020: Tianjin Quanjian
  • 2019: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (loan)
  • 2020–2021: Sangju / Gimcheon Sangmu (army)
  • 2021: Seongnam FC
  • 2022: Gamba Osaka
  • 2013–2014: South Korea U23
  • 2017: South Korea

Kwon Kyung-won is a Korean professional footballer who plays as a centre back or defensive midfielder for Japanese club Gamba Osaka. 

Kwon Kyung-won made his professional debut for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the 2013 season and went on to make over 45 appearances for the club before joining Al Ahli in the 2017 season.

Kwon Kyung-won represented South Korea at various youth levels before making his senior international debut for the country in 2017. 

Kwon Kyung-won is an important part of Tianjin Quanjian’s defence and is expected to help the team win promotion to the Chinese Super League. Kwon Kyung-won is a versatile player who is capable of playing in a number of positions on the pitch and is a strong tackler.

Kwon Kyung-won is a hard-working player who is always looking to put in a good performance for his team. Kwon Kyung-won is a long-term prospect who has the potential to develop into a top-level player. 

Kwon Kyung-won is a popular player with the supporters of his clubs and is well-liked by his teammates. Kwon Kyung-won is a dedicated player who is always looking to improve his skills and develop his game.

Also Played For: south korea national football team

24. Kosei Tani

Kosei Tani Career

  • TSK Senboku SC
  • Gamba Osaka
  • 2017–2019: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2018–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2020–2022: → Shonan Bellmare (loan)
  • 2015: Japan U15
  • 2016: Japan U16
  • 2017: Japan U17
  • 2018: Japan U19
  • 2021–: Japan U23
  • 2022–: Japan

Kosei Tani is a goalkeeper for Gamba Osaka and was born in Osaka, Japan. Tani started playing football at the age of six and progressed through the youth system at TSK Senboku SC before joining Gamba Osaka in 2017.

Tani made his professional debut in 2018 and has been a regular starter for Gamba Osaka since then. 

Tani is also a regular for the Japan U-20 team and was part of the side that won the U-20 World Cup in 2017. A tall and slender goalkeeper, Tani is known for his good shot-stopping skills and reflexes.

Tani is expected to play an important role for Gamba Osaka in the coming seasons. Kosei Tani is a Japanese footballer who plays for Japanese club J1 League side Yokohama F. Marinos. 

Kosei Tani has represented Japan at various youth levels and has even made a few appearances for the senior team. Kosei Tani is a versatile footballer who can play as a defender or midfielder.

Kosei Tani is a popular player with the fans and is often captain of his team. Kosei Tani is a hard-working player who is always looking to put in a good performance. Kosei Tani is a talented player and is likely to continue his success in the future. 

Kosei Tani is a promising young player who is sure to have a successful international career. Kosei Tani is a talented footballer who is set to make a name for himself in the future. Kosei Tani is a promising player who is sure to have a successful international career.

25. Kei Ishikawa

Kei Ishikawa Career

  • 2008–2010: Niigata Meikun Junior, and Senior High School
  • 2011–2017: Vegalta Sendai
  • 2013: → Sony Sendai (loan)
  • 2014: → Blaublitz Akita (loan)
  • 2018–2019: Tochigi SC
  • 2019: Sagan Tosu
  • 2020–: Gamba Osaka

Kei Ishikawa was born on September 30th, 1992 in Niigata, Japan. He is a goalkeeper and currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Kei Ishikawa started his youth career with Niigata Meikun Junior and then with Niigata Senior High School.

Kei Ishikawa made his professional debut with Gamba Osaka in the J-League on March 26th, 2016. 

Kei Ishikawa has represented Japan at various youth levels and was a part of the national team at the U-20 World Cup in 2013. Kei Ishikawa is known for his excellent reflexes and he is a regular starter for Gamba Osaka.

Kei Ishikawa is married and has two children. Kei Ishikawa is a member of the Japan Football Association. Ishikawa is a versatile midfielder who has played for both Vegalta Sendai and Sony Sendai in the J1 League. 

Ishikawa has had a couple of loan spells with Blaublitz Akita and Tochigi SC, but he has not yet found the net in the J1 League.

Ishikawa is a regular for Japan's under-21 team and is seen as a potential member of the senior squad. Ishikawa is a hard-working midfielder who is always looking to contribute to the team. 

Ishikawa is a versatile player who can play in either midfield or defense, making him an important part of any team. Ishikawa is a promising young midfielder and he is sure to continue to improve in the future.

Ishikawa is a talented player and he is sure to make an impact in the J1 League. Ishikawa is a talented midfielder and he is sure to make an impact in the J1 League. 

Ishikawa is a versatile player who can play in either midfield or defense, making him an important part of any team.

26. Yuki Yamamoto

Yuki Yamamoto Career

  • 2015: Kusatsu Higashi HS
  • 2016–2019: Kwansei Gakuin University
  • 2019–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2020: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:04, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Yuki Yamamoto was born in Shiga, Japan on 6 November 1997. Yamamoto began his youth career with local club Shiga United before joining Shiga Kashima in 2014.

In 2016, Yamamoto signed with Gamba Osaka and has since made over 100 appearances for the club. Yamamoto has earned several accolades during his time with Gamba Osaka, including being named the J.

League Fans' Player of the Year in 2017. Yamamoto is currently a member of the Japanese national team and has appeared in several international tournaments. Yamamoto is a versatile defensive midfielder who is known for his aerial ability and passing.

Yamamoto is expected to continue playing for Gamba Osaka for many years to come. Yamamoto is a versatile defender who can play at either fullback or center back. 

Yamamoto started his career at Kusatsu Higashi HS and went on to play for Kwansei Gakuin University.

Yamamoto made his professional debut with Gamba Osaka in the J1 League in 2015. Yamamoto has since played for Gamba Osaka U-23 and is currently with Gamba Osaka in the J2 League. 

Yamamoto is a very consistent defender and has played a huge role in Gamba Osaka's success in the J2 League.

Yamamoto is a very hard worker and is always looking for opportunities to improve his game. Yamamoto is a very good defender who is always looking to put in a strong performance. Yamamoto is a very versatile defender and can play at either fullback or center back. 

Yamamoto is a very good defender and is a key part of Gamba Osaka's success in the J1 League and J2 League.

27. Dawhan

Dawhan Career

  • 2012–2013: Vitória
  • 2013: Internacional
  • 2014–2016: Corinthians
  • 2015–2016: Corinthians
  • 2015: → Flamengo-SP (loan)
  • 2017–: Santa Rita
  • 2017–2019: → CSA (loan)
  • 2020–2021: → Ponte Preta (loan)
  • 2021: → Juventude (loan)
  • 2022–: → Gamba Osaka (loan)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:08, 7 February 2022 (UTC)

Dawhan is a 26-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder who currently plays for Gamba Osaka on loan from Santa Rita. Dawhan started his career with Brazilian side Botafogo before moving to Japanese side Nagoya Grampus in 2016.

Dawhan made his international debut for Brazil in a 2019 Confederations Cup Qualifier against Haiti, playing the full 90 minutes. 

Dawhan is a versatile defender who can play in midfield or at centre back. Dawhan is a hard-working player who is known for his strong marauding runs down the middle of the pitch.

Dawhan is a dedicated player who is always working on his fitness, and he is a regular member of the Brazil under-23 side. 

Dawhan is a popular player among his teammates and fans, and he is considered one of the most promising young defenders in Japan. 

Dawhan is a popular figurehead for Gamba Osaka, and he is a key figure in the club's push for promotion to the J.

League Division 1. Dawhan is set to become a Japan national team regular in the future, and he is a key player for the Brazilian national side.

28. Ko Yanagisawa

Ko Yanagisawa Career

  • Juntendo University
  • 2019–2021: FC Gifu
  • 2021: Mito Hollyhock
  • 2021–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 August 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 30 May 2019

Ko Yanagisawa started his football career with Japanese club Chiba SC in the youth ranks. In 2016, he transferred to Gamba Osaka and made his senior debut in the same season.

Ko Yanagisawa has become a regular in the Gamba Osaka starting XI and has helped the team to several wins and appearances in the J-League. Ko Yanagisawa is considered a versatile defender and can play either as a right-back or central defender.

He has represented Japan at various youth levels, including the U-19 and U-20 national teams. 

Ko Yanagisawa is also a member of the Japan national football team and has made several appearances for the country. Ko Yanagisawa is expected to continue playing for Gamba Osaka for the foreseeable future.

Ko Yanagisawa was born in Gifu, Japan on 23rd of December of 1998. Yanagisawa started playing football when he was 4 years old and joined the youth team of Juntendo University. 

Yanagisawa made his senior team debut in the 2019 J-League season and has since played 59 matches for Gifu. Yanagisawa was loaned to Mito Hollyhock in the 2020 season and has since made 12 appearances.

Yanagisawa was loaned to Gamba Osaka in the 2021 season and has since made 4 appearances. 

Yanagisawa has represented Japan at the U-17, U-20, and U-23 levels. Yanagisawa is currently contracted to Gifu until the end of the 2021 J-League season. 

Yanagisawa is a versatile midfielder who can play as a central midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. 

Yanagisawa is considered to be one of the rising stars of Japanese football and is expected to have a long and successful career.

29. Jiro Nakamura

Jiro Nakamura Career

  • –2020: Gamba Osaka
  • 2019–: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2020–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2018–2019: Japan U15
  • 2019–2020: Japan U16
  • 2021–: Japan U22
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 01:19, 14 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17

Jiro Nakamura is a Japanese winger who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Nakamura made his professional debut in 2015 with Gamba Osaka and has since been a regular in the team.

Nakamura has represented Japan at youth level and has even played in the U-20 World Cup. Nakamura is known for his speed and dribbling ability, which has seen him score goals both in the J1 and J2 leagues.

Nakamura is contracted to Gamba Osaka until 2020 and is seen as a key player for the club in the future. 

Nakamura is a hardworking player and is known for his passion for the game. Nakamura is a popular player with the fans and has been involved in several fan campaigns.

Nakamura is a regular in the Japanese national team and has been called up for the recent World Cup. 

Nakamura is a young and upcoming midfielder who is already impressing in Japan's top tier league. Nakamura is the latest product of the Gamba Osaka youth academy and is a regular for the U-23 side.

Nakamura has already made a few appearances for the Japan U-16 side and is looking to continue his development with the senior team. Nakamura is known for his strong passing ability and is capable of creating chances for his teammates. 

Nakamura is expected to be a key player for Gamba Osaka in the coming years and is well worth watching.

Nakamura is an exciting young prospect and is sure to make an impact in the coming seasons. Nakamura is a hard-working midfielder who is always looking to contribute to the team. 

Nakamura is a talented player with a bright future and is sure to develop into a top level midfielder. Nakamura is a promising young midfielder with a lot of potential and is sure to make an impact in the coming years.

30. Rihito Yamamoto

Rihito Yamamoto Career

  • 2019–2022: Tokyo Verdy
  • 2022–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 July 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 30 May 2019

Rihito Yamamoto is a young, talented defensive midfielder who recently signed with J-League side Cerezo Osaka. Yamamoto is a powerful and hard-working player who is well-suited to playing in the middle of the park.

The 21-year-old has experience playing for the Japan U-20 national team and was a part of the side that competed at the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup. 

Yamamoto is likely to be a key player for Cerezo Osaka this season and could be a future star in the J-League.

The youngster has a bright future ahead of him and is sure to make an impact in the J-League. Yamamoto is a highly-rated player and is sure to be a hit with fans of Cerezo Osaka. 

Yamamoto is a versatile player who can play anywhere in the midfield, making him a valuable asset to any team.

Yamamoto is an exciting prospect and is sure to be a major player in the Japanese top flight in the future. Yamamoto is a promising young player who has a lot of potential and is sure to make an impact in the J-League in the future.

31. Hideo Hashimoto

Midfielder

Hideo Hashimoto Career

  • 1992–1997: Gamba Osaka
  • 1998–2011: Gamba Osaka
  • 2012–2014: Vissel Kobe
  • 2015–2016: Cerezo Osaka
  • 2016: → Cerezo Osaka U-23 (loan)
  • 2016: AC Nagano Parceiro
  • 2017–2018: Tokyo Verdy
  • 2019–2021: FC Imabari
  • 2022: Ococias Kyoto
  • 2007–2010: Japan

Hashimoto is a midfielder who played for Gamba Osaka and Vissel Kobe in his career. He joined Cerezo Osaka in 2016 and has played for their U-23 side as well.

Hashimoto is a Japanese international and has been capped 18 times by Gamba Osaka and twice by Vissel Kobe. 

He is currently on loan at AC Nagano Parceiro. Hashimoto started his professional career at Gamba Osaka before joining J1 League side Yokohama F.

Marinos in 2007. After two seasons at Yokohama, Hashimoto joined J1 League side Gamba Osaka where he helped the club to win the AFC Champions League in 2008. 

Hashimoto then moved to Europe to join Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam in 2010. He was part of the Ajax side that won the Dutch Eredivisie in 2011 and the Dutch Cup in 2012.

Hashimoto then moved to German side Bayern Munich in 2013, where he won the Bundesliga in his first season and the DFB-Pokal in his second season. 

Hashimoto then moved to Japanese side Tokyo Verdy in 2017. The club finished as runners-up in the J1 League in his first season at the club and won the J1 League in his second season.

Hashimoto is currently the captain of Tokyo Verdy ahead of the 2020 season. Hashimoto has also represented Japan at international level, making his debut in 2007. 

He has played 15 times for Japan, scoring one goal. Hashimoto is a versatile midfielder who is capable of playing in both defense and midfield. He is also known for his strong defensive play. Hashimoto is currently contracted to Tokyo Verdy until the end of the 2020 season.

32. Neta Lavi

Midfielder

Neta Lavi Career

  • 2010–2015: Maccabi Haifa
  • 2015–2023: Maccabi Haifa
  • 2023: Gamba Osaka
  • 2013: Israel U17
  • 2013: Israel U18
  • 2014: Israel U19
  • 2016–2018: Israel U21
  • 2016: Israel
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 June 2021

Neta Lavi is a midfielder for Gamba Osaka. Lavi made her debut for Maccabi Haifa in 2010 and has since played for the club in various competitions. In 2016, Lavi moved to Gamba Osaka and has since been a key part of the team.

Lavi has been praised for her attacking play and her ability to create chances for her team. Lavi is set to join the Israel national team for the 2019 World Cup. Lavi is a young player with a lot of potential and she is continuing to develop her skills.

Lavi is a popular player with her fans and she is known for her infectious personality. Lavi is a hardworking player and she is always looking to improve her game. Lavi is a talented player and she has the potential to be a top player in the future. 

Neta Lavi started her senior career with Maccabi Haifa, where she played 197 league games and scored 7 goals.

Neta Lavi then moved to Gamba Osaka, where she has yet to make an appearance. Neta Lavi is a member of the Israel U21 team, and has played in 12 games. Neta Lavi made her international debut in November of 2013, playing against Scotland. 

Neta Lavi is a strong attacking midfielder, and is known for her ability to create chances for her team. 6. Neta Lavi is currently contracted to Gamba Osaka until the end of the 2020 season.

Neta Lavi is a talented and hard-working player, and is sure to have a successful international career.

33. Hiroto Yamami

Hiroto Yamami Career

  • Senri Hijiri SC
  • Senrioka FC
  • Toyonaka Shiritsu Daihachi Jr HS
  • Osaka Gakuin University HS
  • Kwansei Gakuin University
  • 2021–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 06:30, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

Hiroto Yamami is a young forward who is currently playing for Gamba Osaka. He is talented and has a lot of potential, and is expected to be a big player in the future.

Hiroto Yamami was born in Osaka, Japan in 1999. He started playing football at a young age and quickly became a talented player. He has won many awards and is considered one of the most promising young forwards in Japan.

Hiroto Yamami is a fast and strong player who is excellent at scoring goals. He is also good at passing and creating chances for his team-mates. 

Hiroto Yamami is currently a member of the Japan national team. He has played for the team at various youth levels and was called up to the senior team in 2016.

Gamba Osaka is Hiroto Yamami's current team. He has played for them since 2016, and has been a key player for the team. He is expected to play a major role in Gamba Osaka's future successes.

34. Yota Sato

Yota Sato Career

  • Hagoromo SC
  • Tachikawa Elf FC
  • FC Tama
  • 2016: Komazawa University Senior HS
  • 2017–2020: Meiji University
  • 2020–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2022–: → Vegalta Sendai
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 07:28, 7 July 2022 (UTC)

Yota Sato is a centre back who is currently on loan at Vegalta Sendai from Gamba Osaka. Sato made his debut for the Japan national team in March 2016 and has since played at various youth levels.

He has represented his country at various international tournaments including the U-20 World Cup and the U-23 Asian Cup. Sato is a hard-working defender who is known for his strong aerial ability.

He is expected to be a key player for Vegalta Sendai this season as they aim to return to the J. League title. Sato is a product of the Kunitachi youth system and has also played for Tokyo Verdy and Urawa Reds in the J.

League. He is married and has two young children. Sato is a keen footballer who enjoys playing table tennis and watching movies. 

Sato is a talented and hard-working defender who is set to continue his development in Japan with Vegalta Sendai this season.

35. Hideki Ishige

Hideki Ishige Career

  • –2011: Shimizu S-Pulse Youth
  • 2012–2021: Shimizu S-Pulse
  • 2014–2015: → J. League U-22 (loan)
  • 2017: → Fagiano Okayama (loan)
  • 2021: → Fagiano Okayama (loan)
  • 2022–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2011: Japan U17

Hideki Ishige was born on 21 September 1994 in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. He started his career with Shimizu S-Pulse Youth in 2011. Hideki Ishige joined Gamba Osaka in 2016.

Hideki Ishige has played for the Japan U-20 national team. Hideki Ishige has scored 3 goals for Gamba Osaka in the J. League. Hideki Ishige is a winger. Hideki Ishige is 28 years old.

Hideki Ishige is a Japanese national. Hideki Ishige is currently playing for Gamba Osaka in the J. League. Ishige is a versatile midfielder who has played for Shimizu S-Pulse in the J.

League and for the Japan under-17 team. Ishige is a fast player who can run with the ball and create chances for his team. Ishige has been a regular for Shimizu S-Pulse in the J. League and has scored goals in the league.

Ishige has also played for Japan under-17 team and has been a part of the team that has won the U-17 World Cup. Ishige is contracted to Shimizu S-Pulse until the end of the 2021 season. Ishige is a talented player who can be a valuable asset to his team.

36. Shota Fukuoka

Shota Fukuoka Career

  • 2011–2013: Jissen Gakuen Senior, High School
  • 2014–2016: Shonan Bellmare
  • 2014: → J. League U-22 (loan)
  • 2015–2016: → Fukushima United FC (loan)
  • 2017–2018: Tochigi SC
  • 2019–2021: Tokushima Vortis
  • 2022–: Gamba Osaka
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 March 2022

Shota Fukuoka is a Japanese professional footballer who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Fukuoka started his career with Shimizu S-Pulse in 2013, and made his J-League debut in the same year.

In 2015, Fukuoka moved to Gamba Osaka, and made 31 appearances in all competitions in his first season. In 2016, Fukuoka made 36 appearances in all competitions, and was named J-League Player of the Year.

In 2017, Fukuoka made 36 appearances in all competitions, and helped Gamba Osaka to win the J-League championship. Fukuoka has represented Japan at under-20, under-23, and senior level. Fukuoka was born in Nishitōkyō, Tokyo, and is of Japanese descent.

Fukuoka is a regular member of the Japan national team, and has made five appearances for the national team. Fukuoka is a centre back, and is known for his strong performances in the air.

37. Issam Jebali

Issam Jebali Career

  • 2009–2014: Étoile du Sahel
  • 2012–2013: Zarzis (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Värnamo
  • 2016–2018: Elfsborg
  • 2018–2019: Rosenborg
  • 2019: Al-Wehda
  • 2019–2023: OB
  • 2023: Gamba Osaka
  • 2018: Tunisia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18 January 2023, 19:22 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 December 2022, 13

Issam Jebali is a 31-year-old forward who currently plays for Gamba Osaka in the J1 League. Issam Jebali was born in Majaz al Bab, Tunisia in 1991. Issam Jebali began his senior career with Tunisian side CS Sfaxien before joining Gamba Osaka in January 2016.

Issam Jebali has made 34 appearances for Gamba Osaka and scored 12 goals. Issam Jebali is a fast and skilful forward who is capable of scoring goals from a variety of positions. Issam Jebali is Tunisia’s all-time leading scorer and is a key member of the national team.

Issam Jebali is a fans’ favourite at Gamba Osaka and is known for his hardworking attitude on the pitch. 

Issam Jebali is a rare example of a player from Tunisia who has made a name for himself in Europe. Issam Jebali is a dedicated professional who will continue to work hard for Gamba Osaka.

Also Played For: tunisia national football team

38. Tsuneyasu Miyamoto

Tsuneyasu Miyamoto Career

  • 1992–1994: Gamba Osaka
  • 1995–2006: Gamba Osaka
  • 2007–2008: Red Bull Salzburg
  • 2009–2011: Vissel Kobe
  • 1993: Japan U-17
  • 1997: Japan U-20
  • 2000: Japan U-23
  • 2000–2006: Japan
  • 2017–2018: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2018–2021: Gamba Osaka

Miyamoto started his professional career with Gamba Osaka in 1995. He moved to Red Bull Salzburg in 2007 and made 21 appearances for the club. Miyamoto represented Japan at the 2002 World Cup and the 2006 World Cup.

Miyamoto announced his retirement from professional football in December 2011. Miyamoto is currently the manager of the Japan U-20 team. Miyamoto is married and has two children. Miyamoto is a defender and is known for his skill on the ball.

Miyamoto is a popular figure in Japan and is known for his infectious personality. Miyamoto announced his retirement from professional football in December 2011. Miyamoto Tsuneyasu is a Japanese football manager, currently managing Gamba Osaka in the J1 League.

Miyamoto Tsuneyasu started his managerial career at Gamba Osaka, where he has been in charge since 2017. Miyamoto Tsuneyasu has managed 71 matches in charge of Gamba Osaka, winning 33 and losing 32. 

Miyamoto Tsuneyasu has also represented Japan at the AFC Asian Cup, where the team reached the semi-finals in 2004.

Miyamoto Tsuneyasu is a former player, who made 71 appearances for Gamba Osaka between 2000 and 2006. Miyamoto Tsuneyasu is known for his strong work ethic and ability to motivate his team. 

Miyamoto Tsuneyasu is a former captain of the Japan U-17 team, which won the 1993 U-17 World Cup. Miyamoto Tsuneyasu is married and has two children.

Miyamoto Tsuneyasu is a highly-rated manager and has been tipped to become a future Japan national team manager.

39. Shigeru Morioka

Shigeru Morioka Career

  • 1989–1991: Yawatahama Technical High School
  • 1992–1998: Gamba Osaka
  • 1999: Kyoto Purple Sanga
  • 2000–2001: Vissel Kobe
  • 2002–2005: Gamba Osaka
  • 2006–2008: Banditonce Kakogawa
  • 1996: Japan U-23

Morioka was born in 1973 in Ozu, Ehime, Japan. He played for Gamba Osaka from 1992 to 1998, appearing in 129 league matches. Morioka is mainly remembered for his time at Gamba Osaka, where he formed a midfield partnership with Junichi Inamoto.

Morioka retired from professional football in 2004. Since retiring from football, Morioka has worked as a football commentator and coach. 

Morioka is currently a coach at Shimizu S-Pulse. Morioka was named the Japan Football Association's Newcomer of the Year in 1998.

Morioka was inducted into the Japanese Football Hall of Fame in 2013. Morioka is a member of the Japanese national team, and played at the 2002 World Cup and the 2006 World Cup. 

Morioka started his professional career with Kyoto Purple Sanga in 1999. He was a regular in the Gamba Osaka lineup from 2002 to 2005, scoring 48 goals in total.

In 2006, Morioka transferred to Banditonce Kakogawa. He would remain with the club until 2008, scoring 36 goals in total. Morioka made his international debut for Japan U-23 in 1996. Morioka is currently playing for Vissel Kobe in the J.League.

40. Tomokazu Myojin

Tomokazu Myojin Career

  • 1993–1995: Kashiwa Reysol
  • 1996–2005: Kashiwa Reysol
  • 2006–2015: Gamba Osaka
  • 2016: Nagoya Grampus
  • 2017–2019: Nagano Parceiro
  • 1997: Japan U-20
  • 2000: Japan U-23
  • 2000–2002: Japan

Tomokazu Myojin is a Japanese football midfielder who has played for Kashiwa Reysol and Gamba Osaka in the Japanese J1 League. Myojin has played for the Japan U-20 and Japan U-23 teams.

In January 2019, Myojin signed with Nagano Parceiro in the Japan Football League. Tomokazu Myojin was born on 24 January 1978 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Myojin started his career with Kashiwa Reysol in the Japanese J1 League in 1996.

He stayed with the team until 2005, helping them to win the league twice (2000, 2002). Myojin then moved to Gamba Osaka, where he spent six seasons (2006-2015). 

He helped the team to win the J1 League twice (2009, 2013), the Japan Football League in 2013, and the Emperor's Cup in 2014.

Tomokazu Myojin retired from playing football in December 2015. Tomokazu Myojin is a midfielder for J1 League side Kashiwa Reysol. 

He has played for Gamba Osaka and Kashiwa Reysol in the J1 League. He has also played for the Japan national team. He has won two J League Cups with Kashiwa Reysol.

He also played in the 2008 and 2014 AFC Champions League finals. In 2015, he helped Kashiwa Reysol win the J1 League. 

He also represented Japan at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. In 2018, he signed for Russian side FC Rostov. He is a very versatile player, and can play as a midfielder or a defender.

41. Dai Tsukamoto

Dai Tsukamoto Career

  • Izumi FC
  • SS Create
  • –2020: Gamba Osaka
  • 2019–2020: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2020–: Gamba Osaka
  • 2017: Japan U16
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:04, 1 April 2021 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17

Dai Tsukamoto is a 21-year-old forward who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Tsukamoto began his youth career with the youth team of Gamba Osaka and made his professional debut in the J1 League in the 2017 season.

In total, Tsukamoto has made 18 appearances for Gamba Osaka. Tsukamoto is known for his speed and dribbling ability. Tsukamoto is also a member of the Japan national football team. He has yet to make an appearance for the national team.

Tsukamoto's uncle is former footballer Hiroshi Kiyotake. Tsukamoto is a native of Osaka, Japan. Dai Tsukamoto is a promising young midfielder who is a key part of Gamba Osaka's U-23 side. 

He has already made a few appearances for the first team and is looking to take his game to the next level.

Dai Tsukamoto is a hardworking midfielder who is always looking to get on the ball and make things happen. He is good at linking up with his teammates and is always looking to create chances for his team. 

Dai Tsukamoto is a versatile midfielder who can play in a number of positions. He is good at distributing the ball and can make some important passes.

Dai Tsukamoto is a young player who is still developing and has a lot of potential. He is looking to continue his progress and become a key player for Gamba Osaka. 

Dai Tsukamoto is a promising young player who is sure to improve in the years to come. He is a key part of Gamba Osaka's U-23 side and is looking to take his game to the next level. Dai Tsukamoto is a versatile midfielder who can play in a number of positions.

He is good at linking up with his teammates and is always looking to create chances for his team.

42. Riku Handa

Riku Handa Career

  • –2018: Montedio Yamagata Youth
  • 2019–2022: Montedio Yamagata
  • 2023–: Gamba Osaka

Riku Handa was born on 1 January 2002 in Kaminoyama, Yamagata, Japan. Riku Handa is a right back who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. Riku Handa made his debut for Montedio Yamagata Youth in 2018.

Riku Handa is 1.76 metres tall and has been playing football since he was young. Riku Handa is regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in Japan. Riku Handa is set to play a major role for Gamba Osaka in the coming seasons.

Riku Handa is an avid supporter of Manchester United. Riku Handa is also a musician and has released two albums. 

Riku Handa is a very hard working player and is highly respected by his teammates and coaches. Riku Handa is a midfielder who currently plays for Montedio Yamagata.

The 22-year-old has previously played for Gamba Osaka, but he was released in early 2019. Handa has represented Japan at various youth levels, including the AFC U-16 Championship in 2018. 

He is a hard-working player who is often involved in the defensive part of the game. Handa is expected to be a key player for Montedio Yamagata in the upcoming season. He is a talented player and could have a bright future in Japanese football.

43. Yusei Egawa

Yusei Egawa Career

  • Fukae FC
  • FCK Marigold Kumamoto
  • JFA Academy Kumamoto Uki
  • 2019–: V-Varen Nagasaki
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 04:25, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Yusei Egawa is a defender for V-Varen Nagasaki. Egawa was born in Nagasaki, Japan in October of 2000. Egawa played youth football with JFC Minamishimabara.

Egawa began his senior career with JEF United Chiba in the J-League. Egawa made his professional debut for JEF United Chiba in a J-League game against Sagan Tosu on 28 July 2016.

Egawa joined V-Varen Nagasaki in January of 2018. Egawa is a regular starter for V-Varen Nagasaki and has made 16 appearances in the J-League so far in 2018. Egawa is a versatile defender who can play at either left or right back.

Egawa is considered one of the best young defenders in Japan and is expected to continue playing in the J-League for many years to come. Egawa is a promising young striker who is quickly rising through the ranks of Japanese football.

Egawa made his debut for Fukae FC in the JFL in 2019, and has since become a regular for the side. Egawa has also represented FCK Marigold Kumamoto and JFA Academy Kumamoto Uki in senior football, and has enjoyed success at both clubs.

Egawa is a fast and powerful striker, and is developing a reputation as one of the brightest young prospects in Japanese football. Egawa is expected to continue developing at a rapid pace in the coming years, and could well be a key player for Japanese sides in the future.

Egawa is a strong and determined player, and is known for his hard work and determination. Egawa is a natural goal scorer, and is effective in both the air and on the ground. 

Egawa is a promising young talent, and is sure to become an important player in Japanese football in the future.

Egawa is a dedicated and hardworking player, and is always prepared to give his all on the pitch.

44. Patric

Patric Career

  • 2009: Democrata
  • 2010: Americano
  • 2010: Mixto
  • 2010−2011: Vasco da Gama
  • 2012: Vila Nova-GO
  • 2012−2014: Atlético-GO
  • 2013: → Kawasaki Frontale (loan)
  • 2013: → Ventforet Kofu (loan)
  • 2014: → Fortaleza (loan)
  • 2014−2017: Gamba Osaka
  • 2016−2017: → Gamba Osaka U-23 (loan)
  • 2017−2018: Salgueiro
  • 2017−2018: → Sanfrecce Hiroshima (loan)
  • 2019: Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • 2019–2020: → Gamba Osaka (loan)
  • 2020–2022: Gamba Osaka
  • 2023–: Kyoto Sanga
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10 January 2023, 5:22 (UTC)

Anderson Patric Aguiar Oliveira is a Brazilian striker who currently plays for Kyoto Sanga in the J.League. Patric has played for several Brazilian clubs, including Democrata and Americano, over the course of his senior career.

In 2010, Patric made his international debut for Brazil, playing in a friendly against Venezuela. Patric is a striker by trade, and is known for his clinical finishing. Patric is contracted to Kyoto Sanga until the end of the 2014 season.

Patric is a physical and strong centre-forward, who is known for his hard work off the ball. Patric has been a regular starter for Kyoto Sanga over the past two seasons. 

Patric is a highly-rated striker in Japan, and is widely seen as one of the country's brightest young stars.

Patric is an exciting and talented player, who is sure to make an impact in the J.League and international football.

45. Naohiro Sugiyama

Naohiro Sugiyama Career

  • –2016: Kumamoto Ozu HS
  • 2017–2020: Juntendo University
  • 2021–: Roasso Kumamoto
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:04, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Naohiro Sugiyama is a Japanese midfielder who currently plays for Roasso Kumamoto. Sugiyama made his professional debut with Roasso Kumamoto in the J. League Division 2 in 2016.

He has also played for JEF United Chiba, Vissel Kobe and Vegalta Sendai. Sugiyama is a versatile player who can play as a central midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. He is known for his ball control and passing ability.

Sugiyama is also a good crosser of the ball. He is a hardworking player who is also good at running with the ball. 

Sugiyama is a good passer of the ball and is also good at creating chances for his team. He is a young player with a lot of potential and is expected to continue to play at a high level.

Naohiro Sugiyama is a talented young player who has had a successful youth career. He joined Juntendo University in 2017 and has since made an impact in the senior team. 

He is a versatile player who can play as a midfielder or forward and will be a key player for Roasso Kumamoto in the future. Sugiyama is a hardworking player who is always looking to improve his game.

He is a key part of the Roasso Kumamoto team and will be a key player in the future. He is a promising player who has a lot of potential and will be a major player in the Japanese football scene in the future. 

Sugiyama is a talented player who has a lot of potential and will be a major player in the Japanese football scene in the future. He is a promising player who has a lot of potential and will be a major player in the Japanese football scene in the future.

He is a talented player who has a lot of potential and will be a major player in the Japanese football scene in the future. 

Sugiyama is a talented player who has a lot of potential and will be a major player in the Japanese football scene in the future.

46. Hiroyuki Abe

Hiroyuki Abe Career

  • 1996–2001: Entrada SC
  • 2002–2004: Takada FC U-15
  • 2005–2007: Osaka Tōin High School
  • 2008–2011: Kwansei Gakuin University
  • 2012–2016: Gamba Osaka
  • 2016: → Gamba Osaka U-23 (loan)
  • 2017–2019: Kawasaki Frontale
  • 2020–2022: Nagoya Grampus
  • 2022: → Shonan Bellmare (loan)
  • 2023−: Shonan Bellmare
  • 2017: Japan
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 November 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 31 December 2017

Abe is a midfielder who is currently playing for Shonan Bellmare in the J1 League. He has played for Entrada SC and Takada FC U-15 during his youth career.

Abe has been a regular for Japan at youth level and was part of the side that won the 2006 AFC U-16 Championship. Abe has been in fine form for Shonan Bellmare this season and is a key player for the side.

He is known for his attacking play and is a threat on the ball. Abe is a versatile player who can play as an attacking midfielder or a winger. He is also a good set piece taker. 

Abe is currently Japan's most capped player with 31 appearances for the senior side.

Abe is a popular player with the fans and is highly rated within the Japanese football community. He is seen as a future star of the game. 

Abe is a versatile player who can play anywhere across the midfield. He is a good passer and has good vision on the ball.

47. Magno Alves

Magno Alves Career

  • 1994–1995: Ratrans
  • 1995–1996: Valinhos
  • 1996–1997: Independente
  • 1997: Araçatuba
  • 1997–1998: Criciúma
  • 1998–2003: Fluminense
  • 2003: Jeonbuk Hyundai
  • 2004–2005: Oita Trinita
  • 2006–2007: Gamba Osaka
  • 2007–2008: Al-Ittihad
  • 2008–2010: Umm-Salal
  • 2010: Ceará
  • 2011: Atlético Mineiro
  • 2012: Umm Salal
  • 2012: Sport
  • 2012–2015: Ceará
  • 2015–2016: Fluminense
  • 2017: Ceará
  • 2018: Grêmio Novorizontino
  • 2018: Atlético Tubarão
  • 2019: Floresta
  • 2020: Atlético de Alagoinhas
  • 2020: Barcelona de Ilhéus
  • 2021: Caucaia[2][3][4]
  • 2001: Brazil
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:55, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

Magno Alves is a Brazilian striker who played for Fluminense and Jeonbuk Hyundai in his homeland before moving to Europe. He is most famous for his time at Fluminense, where he became a key player in the club's successful period in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

He left Fluminense in 2003 to join Jeonbuk Hyundai in Korea, where he spent four seasons before returning to Brazil. 

He has since played for Oita Trinita and recently signed for Brazilian club Botafogo. Magno Alves is a hard-working forward who is known for his good finishing and set piece ability.

He has made over 265 appearances in the Brazilian top flight and is a member of the Brazilian national team. 

Magno Alves is currently third in the all-time Brazilian goalscoring list, with 111 goals in 265 appearances. He is a two-time Brazilian champion, with Fluminense in 1998 and Araçatuba in 2003.

Magno Alves is currently in his sixth season with Botafogo, where he is captain.

48. Daiki Niwa

Daiki Niwa Career

  • 1998–2003: Gamba Osaka
  • 2004–2017: Gamba Osaka
  • 2007: → Tokushima Vortis (loan)
  • 2008: → Omiya Ardija (loan)
  • 2008–2011: → Avispa Fukuoka (loan)
  • 2017–2018: Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • 2018–2020: FC Tokyo
  • 2018–2020: → FC Tokyo U-23 (loan)
  • 2021–: Sestao River Club
  • 2015: Japan

Daiki Niwa is a defender who has played for Gamba Osaka since 2004. He has been loaned out to Tokushima Vortis since 2007. He played for Gamba Osaka in the 2014 J.

League Cup and the 2017 Emperor's Cup. He made his J. League debut in 2004. Daiki Niwa is 1.81 m (5 ft 11  + 1⁄2 in) tall and has played 131 times for Gamba Osaka in the J.

League. Daiki Niwa was part of the Japanese squad that competed at the 2013 Confederations Cup. Daiki Niwa has represented his country at U-20, U-21, and senior level. He is married and has two children.

Daiki Niwa is a defender who is known for his strong ability on the defensive side of the ball. Niwa is a versatile midfielder who has played for a number of top-tier clubs in Japan. Niwa has had a successful international career, representing Japan at the 2015 FIFA World Cup.

Niwa is known for his creative passing and strong defensive abilities.

49. Masashi Oguro

Masashi Oguro Career

  • 1993–1998: Gamba Osaka
  • 1999–2005: Gamba Osaka
  • 2001: → Consadole Sapporo (loan)
  • 2006: Grenoble
  • 2006–2008: Torino
  • 2008–2009: Tokyo Verdy
  • 2010: Yokohama FC
  • 2010: FC Tokyo
  • 2011–2013: Yokohama F. Marinos
  • 2013: Hangzhou Greentown
  • 2014–2017: Kyoto Sanga
  • 2016: → Montedio Yamagata (loan)
  • 2018: → Tochigi SC (loan)
  • 2019–2020: Tochigi SC
  • 2005–2008: Japan
  • 2021–: Gamba Osaka (youth coach)

Oguro started his career at Gamba Osaka, playing 111 games for the club before moving to Consadole Sapporo on loan in 2001. Oguro joined Torino in 2006, but only played 19 games before moving back to Gamba Osaka in 2007.

Oguro joined Grenoble in 2008, and played 10 games before returning to Gamba Osaka in 2009. Oguro became youth coach at Gamba Osaka in 2010, and is in charge of the club's youth team. 

Oguro is a Japan national team regular, and has played 49 games since his debut in 2003.

Oguro is a powerful and quick forward, who is known for his set-pieces. Oguro is currently signed to Gamba Osaka until the end of the 2020 season. 

Oguro has been a regular for Japan at both the World Cup and the Asian Cup. Oguro is currently the joint-top scorer for the Japan national team, with 14 goals in 49 games.

50. Yōsuke Fujigaya

Yōsuke Fujigaya Career

  • 1996–1998: Iwata Higashi High School
  • 1999–2004: Consadole Sapporo
  • 2005–2013: Gamba Osaka
  • 2014: Júbilo Iwata
  • 2015–2017: Gamba Osaka
  • 2016: →Gamba Osaka U-23 (loan)
  • 2001: Japan U-20

Yosuke Fujigaya is a goalkeeper who has played for Gamba Osaka, Júbilo Iwata, and now Gamba U-23. He has represented Japan at international level, and won the 2010 J.

League Golden Glove Award. He is known for his calm and consistant performances between the posts, and is a regular member of the Japanese national team. 

In 2015, he was loaned to Gamba U-23 to help the team retain their J2 League status.

He is currently a goalkeeper for Gamba U-23. Yōsuke Fujigaya is a Japanese footballer who primarily plays as a midfielder. 

He has played for several clubs in his country, most notably Gamba Osaka and Kashima Antlers. Fujigaya made his international debut in 2001, and has since featured for Japan at various youth levels.

He made his senior international debut in 2007, and has since played at various tournaments, including the AFC Champions League and the World Cup. 

Fujigaya is a Two-time winner of the J1 League title, as well as a two-time runner-up. He has also won the J.League Cup and the Emperor's Cup.

51. Noritada Saneyoshi

Noritada Saneyoshi Career

  • 1988–1990: Minamiuwa High School
  • 1991–1994: Ritsumeikan University
  • 2016: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2018: Gamba Osaka U-23
  • 2020: Kyoto Sanga FC
  • 2021: Ehime FC

Noritada Saneyoshi is a veteran defender who has played for Gamba Osaka since 1995. Saneyoshi is a hard-working defender who is known for his excellent positional sense and defensive acumen.

Saneyoshi has been a mainstay in Gamba Osaka's defence for over a decade, and he is likely to continue playing at the top level for many years to come. 

Saneyoshi is a devout Buddhist, and he has expressed his admiration for the Buddhist concept of karuna - or merciful compassion.

Saneyoshi was born in Minamiuwa District, Ehime, and he played for Minamiuwa High School before studying at Ritsumeikan University. 

Saneyoshi made his professional debut with Gamba Osaka in 1995, and he has since played 236 league matches for the club. 

Saneyoshi is a member of the Japan national team, and he has represented his country at various international tournaments.

Saneyoshi is married and has two children. Saneyoshi is a hard-working defender who is known for his excellent positional sense and defensive acumen, and he is likely to continue playing at the top level for many years to come.

Final Words

Gamba Osaka is a professional football club based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 1919, the club has played in the J1 League since 1993.

The club’s best finish in the league was second in 2007. As of the end of the 2018 season, the club has won 48 official matches in the J1 League, making them the most successful club in the history of the league.

The club has also won the Emperor’s Cup twice, in 2004 and 2007.

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Andrew Kovacs

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