Osaka derby

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Osaka derby
Locale Japan Osaka Prefecture
Teams Gamba Osaka
Cerezo Osaka
First meeting Cerezo Osaka 0-3 Gamba Osaka
Pre-season
(4 March 1995)
Latest meeting Gamba Osaka 1-2 Cerezo Osaka
2017 J.League Cup
(8 October 2017)
Next meeting 2018 J1 League
Statistics
Meetings total 44
Most wins Gamba Osaka (23)
All-time series Gamba Osaka: 23
Draw: 8
Cerezo Osaka: 13
Largest victory Gamba Osaka 7-1 Cerezo Osaka
2004 J.League Division 1
(2 October 2004)

The Osaka derby is a commonly occurring football fixture in Japan, which takes place between teams from Osaka Prefecture. Currently the derby is contested by Gamba Osaka (based in Suita) and Cerezo Osaka (based in Osaka).

History[edit]

In the 1970s, Yanmar Diesel, co-founder of the old Japan Soccer League in 1965, had its reserve squad, Yanmar Club, play in the JSL's Second Division. At the end of 1979, the reserve club was closed by the parent company. Most of its players and staff found refuge when Matsushita Electric Industrial took them in with the aim of forming a new club to compete in the JSL. The new Matsushita SC was formed initially playing in Nara and over the years began moving into Osaka for games. [1]

The first meeting between the two clubs took place during the 1986–87 season. At the time, newcomers Matsushita struggled and ended up being relegated; they did not return until 1988–89. At the end of 1990–91, Yanmar Diesel lost top division status for the first time. Matsushita, who had already applied with the Japan Football Association to take part in the new J. League implemented in 1992, was chosen instead to be the representative of Osaka in the new league, taking the name Gamba Osaka.

After competing for three seasons in the old Japan Football League, Yanmar Diesel, which had taken the name Cerezo Osaka in 1994, was promoted to the J. League.

Stadiums[edit]

Team Name Stadium Capacity Image
Gamba Osaka Panasonic Stadium Suita 39,694
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Cerezo Osaka Kincho Stadium 18,000
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Gamba, as Matsushita, initially played at Konoike Stadium in Nara and also played at Nagai Stadium in the J. League's early years. During the Yanmar Diesel years, Cerezo also played matches at Utsubo Park (football stadium is now demolished) and at Kobe Central Stadium in Kobe.

Past results[edit]

Statistics as of 30 December 2017

Tournament Cerezo wins Draws Gamba wins Goal diff
League 9 5 20 40−70
Emperor's Cup 2 0 1 7−5
League Cup 1 3 2 8−11
Other 1 0 0 1−0
Total 13 8 23 56−86

J. League[edit]

Season Date Stage Venue Home Score Away Attendance
1995 3 May J 1st Nagai Aid Stadium Cerezo Osaka 1–0 Gamba Osaka 13,057
19 July 1st Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 1–0 Cerezo Osaka 17,565
30 September 2nd Nagai Aid Stadium Cerezo Osaka 3–2 Gamba Osaka 12,049
22 November 2nd Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 4–0 Cerezo Osaka 9,016
1996 18 May - Nagai Aid Stadium Cerezo Osaka 0–2 Gamba Osaka 9,325
14 September - Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–0 Cerezo Osaka 7,210
1997 3 May 1st Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 0–2 Gamba Osaka 27,734
23 August 2nd Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 3–2 Cerezo Osaka 11,893
1998 21 March 1st Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 1–2 Cerezo Osaka 15,193
15 September 2nd Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–1 Gamba Osaka 12,230
1999 16 May J1 1st Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 1–2 Cerezo Osaka 8,253
11 September 2nd Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 4–1 Gamba Osaka 10,901
2000 4 May 1st Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–1 Cerezo Osaka 13,380
15 September 2nd Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 0–1 Gamba Osaka 19,258
2001 7 April 1st Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–1 Cerezo Osaka 16,003
15 September 2nd Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–1 Gamba Osaka 19,258
Not contested in 2002, as Cerezo relegated to J2
2003 13 July J1 1st Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 0–2 Cerezo Osaka 12,362
19 October 2nd Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 0–2 Gamba Osaka 20,200
2004 16 June 1st Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 0–1 Gamba Osaka 17,108
2 October 2nd Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 7–1 Cerezo Osaka 11,472
2005 14 May R12 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–4 Gamba Osaka 42,053
23 July R18 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 4–1 Cerezo Osaka 22,232
2006 12 March R2 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 1–6 Gamba Osaka 30,561
9 September R22 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 3–1 Cerezo Osaka 20,463
Not contested in 2007–2009, as Cerezo relegated to J2
2010 14 March J1 R2 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 1–1 Gamba Osaka 37,860
18 September R23 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 3–2 Cerezo Osaka 20,973
2011 14 March R1 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–1 Cerezo Osaka 20,055
13 August R21 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 1–1 Gamba Osaka 37,172
2012 17 March R2 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–1 Gamba Osaka 30,764
11 August R21 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–2 Cerezo Osaka 18,578
Not contested in 2013, as Gamba relegated to J2
2014 12 April J1 R7 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–2 Gamba Osaka 42,723
20 September R24 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–0 Cerezo Osaka 19,569
Not contested in 2015–2016, as Cerezo relegated to J2
2017 16 April J1 R7 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–2 Gamba Osaka 42,438
29 July R19 Suita Stadium Gamba Osaka 3–1 Cerezo Osaka 36,177

Other tournaments[edit]

J. League Cup[edit]

Season Date Stage Venue Home Score Away Attendance
2003 8 March Group stage Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 1–0 Cerezo Osaka 10,169
23 April Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–2 Gamba Osaka 6,597
2005 6 August Quarter-final Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 0–3 Gamba Osaka 12,863
13 August Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–2 Cerezo Osaka 11,155
2017 4 October Semi-final Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 2–2 Gamba Osaka 21,800
8 October Suita Stadium Gamba Osaka 1–2 Cerezo Osaka 31,578

Emperor's Cup[edit]

Season Date Stage Venue Home Score Away Attendance
2003 20 December 4th round Ehime Prefectural General Athletic Park Stadium Cerezo Osaka 3–2 Gamba Osaka 5,120
2005 24 December Quarter-final Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 3–1 Gamba Osaka 15,329
2012 23 December Quarter-final Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 1–2 (aet) Gamba Osaka 21,407

AFC Champions League[edit]

Season Date Stage Venue Home Score Away Attendance
2011 22 May Round of 16 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 0–1 Cerezo Osaka 16,463

Pre-season matches[edit]

Date Venue Home Score Away Attendance
4 March 1995 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 0–3 Cerezo Osaka 13,439
2 March 1996 Nagai Ball Gall Field Cerezo Osaka 1–1 Gamba Osaka 8,325
1 March 1997 Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Gamba Osaka 2–2 Cerezo Osaka 3,645
22 February 2009 Nagai Stadium Cerezo Osaka 1–0 Gamba Osaka 16,602

Records[edit]

Highest Attendance[edit]

League
  • 42,723 people - 12 April 2014 at Nagai Stadium, J1 Round 7

Lowest Attendance[edit]

League
  • 7,210 people - 14 September 1996 at Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, J1 Round 19
Other
  • 5,120 people - 20 December 2003 at Ehime Prefectural General Athletic Park Stadium, Emperor's Cup 4th Round

Hat tricks[edit]

Gamba Osaka
Cerezo Osaka
  • None yet

Players who have played for both clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The story behind the Osaka derby". Goal.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016.

External links[edit]