2011 Cerezo Osaka season

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Cerezo Osaka
2011 season
Chairman Japan Nobuyoshi Fujita
Manager Brazil Levir Culpi
J. League Division 1 12
Emperor's Cup Semi-Final (1-0 loss to FC Tokyo)
AFC Champions League Quarter-Final (5-9 (agg.) loss to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Top goalscorer League: Ryuji Bando and Shu Kurata (10)
All: Ryuji bando (13)
Highest home attendance 37,172
Lowest home attendance 5,351
Average home league attendance 14,145
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011 Cerezo Osaka season is Cerezo Osaka's 2nd consecutive season, 13th season overall in J. League Division 1 and 39th overall in the Japanese top flight. It also includes the 2011 J. League Cup, 2011 Emperor's Cup, and the 2011 AFC Champions League.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of December 18, 2010 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Kenya Matsui
2 Japan DF Takahiro Ogihara
3 Japan DF Teruyuki Moniwa
4 Japan MF Kota Fujimoto
5 Japan MF Masaki Chugo
6 Japan MF Hotaru Yamaguchi
7 Japan MF Yohei Otake
8 Japan FW Hiroshi Kiyotake
9 Brazil MF Fabio Lopes
10 Brazil MF Martinez
11 Japan FW Ryuji Bando
14 Japan MF Yusuke Maruhashi
15 Japan FW Rui Komatsu
16 South Korea MF Kim Bo-Kyung
17 Japan MF Noriyuki Sakemoto
No. Position Player
19 Japan FW Ryo Nagai
20 Japan MF Daisuke Takahashi
21 South Korea GK Kim Jin-Hyeon
22 Japan DF Taikai Uemoto
23 Japan MF Shu Kurata
24 North Korea DF Kim Song-Gi
25 Japan MF Masato Kurogi
26 Japan MF Kazuya Murata
27 Japan GK Kazuki Abe
28 Japan MF Naoto Noguchi
29 Japan DF Ryosuke Tada
30 Japan GK Kenjiro Ogino
31 Japan FW Kenyu Sugimoto
32 Japan DF Hiroyuki Omata
33 Japan DF Yutaro Takahashi

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Japan FW Yoichiro Kakitani (to Tokushima Vortis)

2011 season transfers[edit]

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

No. Position Player
5 Japan MF Masaki Chugo (Loan from JEF United Ichihara Chiba)
9 Brazil MF Rodrigo Pimpão (Loan from CR Vasco da Gama)
16 South Korea MF Kim Bo-Kyung (Loan return from Oita Trinita)
23 Japan MF Shu Kurata (Loan from Gamba Osaka)
24 North Korea DF Kim Song Gi (Drafted from Korea University)
26 Japan MF Kazuya Murata (Drafted from Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences)
28 Japan MF Naoto Noguchi (Promoted from youth team)
29 Japan DF Ryosuke Tada (Promoted from youth team)
33 Japan DF Yutaro Takahashi (Transferred from Vissel Kobe)
Japan GK Daisuke Tada (Loan return from Omiya Ardija)

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

No. Position Player
7 Japan MF Yohei Otake (Transferred from FC Tokyo)
9 Brazil MF Fabio Lopes (Loan from Icasa)

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

No. Position Player
2 Japan DF Kenji Haneda (Transferred to Vissel Kobe)
6 Brazil MF Amaral (Released)
9 Brazil FW Adriano (Loan return to Internacional)
14 Japan MF Akihiro Ienaga (Loan return to Gamba Osaka)
19 Japan DF Naoya Ishigami (Transferred to Shonan Bellmare)
23 Japan DF Tatsuya Yamashita (Transferred to Consadole Sapporo)
Japan GK Daisuke Tada (Transferred to Gainare Tottori)
Japan DF Kenjiro Ezoe (Transferred to Kataller Toyama)

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

No. Position Player
7 Japan MF Takashi Inui (transferred to VFL Bochum)
9 Brazil MF Rodrigo Pimpão (Loan Return to CR Vasco da Gama)

J. League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kashiwa Reysol (C) 34 23 3 8 65 42 +23 72 Qualification to 2012 AFC Champions League group stage Group stage 1,2
2 Nagoya Grampus 34 21 8 5 67 36 +31 71
3 Gamba Osaka 34 21 7 6 78 51 +27 70
4 Vegalta Sendai 34 14 14 6 39 25 +14 56
5 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 16 8 10 46 40 +6 56
6 Kashima Antlers 34 13 11 10 53 40 +13 50
7 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 14 8 12 52 49 +3 50
8 Júbilo Iwata 34 13 8 13 53 45 +8 47
9 Vissel Kobe 34 13 7 14 44 45 −1 46
10 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 11 12 11 42 51 −9 45
11 Kawasaki Frontale 34 13 5 16 52 53 −1 44
12 Cerezo Osaka 34 11 10 13 67 53 +14 43
13 Omiya Ardija 34 10 12 12 38 48 −10 42
14 Albirex Niigata 34 10 9 15 38 46 −8 39
15 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 8 12 14 36 43 −7 36
16 Ventforet Kofu (R) 34 9 6 19 42 63 −21 33 Relegation to 2012 J. League Division 2
17 Avispa Fukuoka (R) 34 6 4 24 34 75 −41 22
18 Montedio Yamagata (R) 34 5 6 23 23 64 −41 21

Updated to games played on December 3, 2011.
Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal differential; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head results; 5th disciplinary points; 6th draw
1 League champions also qualified for the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup play-off stage.
2 The winners of the 2011 Emperor's Cup, F.C. Tokyo, which played in the 2011 J. League Division 2, also qualified for the group stage of the 2012 AFC Champions League.
If two clubs are tied for first place, both clubs will be declared champions.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Matches[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A A H A H
Result L
Position 13

Last updated: 6 March 2011.
Source: "World-Football.net". 
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

J. League Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011 J. League Cup

Emperor's Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011 Emperor's Cup

AFC Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group G
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 5 0 1 14 2 +12 15
Japan Cerezo Osaka 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12
China Shandong Luneng 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7
Indonesia Arema 6 0 1 5 2 22 −20 1

Knock-out stage[edit]

References[edit]