Created: Thursday, 17 February 2022
Written by Matsu

J.League All-Time ”Best 15”

To mark the upcoming kickoff of J.League's 30th season, I was asked to submit a list of what I consider to be "the most influential 15 players in J.League history. Do you have any suggestions for people I left out?

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Created: Saturday, 27 February 2021
Written by Matsu

Novelty and Nostalgia

The J.League is back. The 2021 season kicked off this weekend with a full slate of matches from a newly expanded top-flight division.

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Created: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Written by Matsu

J.League Rosters - 2021

The J.League's annual "Senshu Meikan" issues have been released, along with the full 2021 roster information for all J.League clubs.  Here are the lineups for all J1 clubs. We will post J2 and J3 information shortly

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Created: Friday, 18 September 2020
Written by Matsu

Cerezo Osaka's 2020 “summer shirt”

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Created: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Written by Matsu

They're Back in Black, and White!

Vissel Kobe brought back their original black-and-white colour scheme with a "Special Summer Uniform", this September. has a beautiful selection of shots featuring the special-edition uniform. 

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Created: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Written by Matsu

Halfway to the Finish Line

As the JLeague 2020 season approaches the halfway mark (Kawasaki Frontale and three other teams have already played their 17th matchday), the gap between contenders, also-rans and relegation candidates is wider than ever before.

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Created: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Written by Matsu

Wednesday, Scorching Wednesday

The entire J.League schedule for 2020 is demanding, but this week will be one of the few in which both first and second divisions play three times in nine days. With temperatures lingering in the low to mid-30s at kickoff time, the midweek clashes were torrid affairs, throughout both divisions.

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Created: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Written by Matsu

Kawasaki Revs its Engines

 Kawasaki Frontale moved out to a seven-point lead atop the table, thanks in part to a Coronavirus outbreak in Tosu, which led to the cancellation of Gamba Osaka's match against Tosu on Saturday.

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Created: Wednesday, 05 August 2020
Written by Movi

Vissel Kobe 25th Anniversary Shirt

Vissel Kobe unveil their 25th anniversary official uniform -- modeled by Andres Iniesta

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Created: Monday, 27 July 2020
Written by Matsu

Speed Bumps on the Superhighway

As more and more people are discovering, the J.League boasts some of the most entertaining and unpredictable football on the planet. It also has allowed fans back into stadia, albeit with a ceiling of 5,000 attendees per contest. But on Sunday, it hit the first pothole in the road back to "Normalcy."

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