2012 Cerezo Osaka season

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Cerezo Osaka
2012 season
Manager Brazil Sérgio Soares
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012 Cerezo Osaka season is Cerezo Osaka's 3rd consecutive season, 14th season overall in J. League Division 1 and 40th overall in the Japanese top flight. It also includes the 2012 J. League Cup and the 2011 Emperor's Cup. 2012 is Sérgio Soares's first season at Cerezo after Levir Culpi left at the end of last season.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of December 18, 2010 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been 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 DF Kota Fujimoto
6 Japan MF Hotaru Yamaguchi
8 Japan FW Hiroshi Kiyotake
9 Brazil FW Kempes
11 Japan FW Ryuji Bando
13 Japan MF Yoichiro Kakitani
14 Japan MF Yusuke Maruhashi
16 South Korea MF Kim Bo-Kyung
17 Japan MF Noriyuki Sakemoto
19 Japan FW Ryo Nagai
20 Japan MF Daisuke Takahashi
No. Position Player
21 South Korea GK Kim Jin-Hyeon
24 North Korea DF Kim Song-Gi
25 Japan MF Masato Kurogi
26 Japan MF Kazuya Murata
27 Japan GK Kazuki Abe
30 Japan GK Kenjiro Ogino
31 Japan FW Kenyu Sugimoto
- Japan DF Tatsuya Yamashita
- Japan DF Tomonobu Yokoyama
- Japan DF Arata Komada
- Japan MF Tetsuya Funatsu
- Japan MF Takamitsu Yoshino
- Japan MF Shota Inoue

2011 season transfers[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- Japan DF Tatsuya Yamashita (Transferred from Consadole Sapporo)
- Japan DF Tomonobu Yokoyama (Transferred from Kawasaki Frontale)
- Japan DF Arata Komada (Transferred from Shimizu S-Pulse)
- Japan MF Tetsuya Funatsu (Loan from Kataller Toyoma)
- Japan MF Yoichiro Kakitani (Loan Return from Tokushima Vortis)
- Japan MF Takamitsu Yoshino (Drafted from Kokushikan University)
- Japan MF Shota Inoue (Free Agent)
9 Brazil FW Kempes (Loan from Portuguesa)

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

No. Position Player
5 Japan MF Masaki Chugo (Loan return to JEF United Ichihara Chiba)
7 Japan MF Yohei Otake (Loan return to FC Tokyo)
9 Brazil MF Fabio Lopes (Loan return to Icasa)
10 Brazil MF Martinez (Contract Not Renewed)
15 Japan FW Rui Komatsu (Transferred to Kawasaki Frontale)
22 Japan DF Taikai Uemoto (Transferred to Vegalta Sendei)
23 Japan MF Shu Kurata (Loan return to Gamba Osaka)
28 Japan MF Naoto Noguchi (Loan to Oita Trinita)
29 Japan DF Ryosuke Tada (Loan to Oita Trinita)
32 Japan DF Hiroyuki Omata (Transferred to Avispa Fukuoka)
33 Japan DF Yutaro Takahashi (Transferred to Roassa Kumamoto)

Competitions[edit]

J. League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (C) 34 19 7 8 63 34 +29 64 Qualification to 2013 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Vegalta Sendai 34 15 12 7 59 43 +16 57
3 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 15 10 9 47 42 +5 55
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 13 14 7 44 33 +11 53
5 Sagan Tosu 34 15 8 11 48 39 +9 53
6 Kashiwa Reysol 34 15 7 12 57 52 +5 52 Qualification to 2013 AFC Champions League Group stage 2
7 Nagoya Grampus 34 15 7 12 46 47 −1 52
8 Kawasaki Frontale 34 14 8 12 51 50 +1 50
9 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 14 7 13 39 40 −1 49
10 FC Tokyo 34 14 6 14 47 44 +3 48
11 Kashima Antlers 34 12 10 12 50 43 +7 46
12 Júbilo Iwata 34 13 7 14 57 53 +4 46
13 Omiya Ardija 34 11 11 12 38 45 −7 44
14 Cerezo Osaka 34 11 9 14 47 53 −6 42
15 Albirex Niigata 34 10 10 14 29 34 −5 40
16 Vissel Kobe (R) 34 11 6 17 41 50 −9 39 Relegation to 2013 J. League Division 2
17 Gamba Osaka (R) 34 9 11 14 67 65 +2 38
18 Consadole Sapporo (R) 34 4 2 28 25 88 −63 14

Updated to games played on 1 December 2012.
Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 League champions also qualified for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup play-off stage.
2The winners of the 2012 Emperor's Cup qualified for the group stage of the 2013 AFC Champions League.
(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]

J. League Cup[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cerezo Osaka 6 4 0 2 15 7 +8 12
Vegalta Sendai 6 4 0 2 11 5 +4 12
Jubilo Iwata 6 4 0 2 10 11 −1 12
Urawa Red Diamonds 6 3 0 3 12 10 +2 9
Sagan Tosu 6 3 0 3 8 16 −8 9
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 1 1 4 8 11 −3 4
Kawasaki Frontale 6 1 1 4 7 11 −4 4

Quarter Final[edit]

Emperor's Cup[edit]

References[edit]