Gamba Osaka

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Gamba Osaka
Full nameGamba Osaka
Nickname(s)G-Osaka; Gamba
Founded1980
GroundSuita City Soccer Stadium
Ground Capacity39,694
ChairmanTakashi Yamauchi
ManagerKenta Hasegawa
LeagueJ. League 1
2016J. League 1, 4th

Gamba Osaka (ガンバ大阪, Gamba Ōsaka) is a Japanese professional football club[1] in Osaka.[2]

History[change | change source]

The club was founded in 2001.[2]

  • 1980-1992 Matsushita Electric S.C.
  • 1992-present Gamba Osaka

League titles[change | change source]

League position[change | change source]

  • 1993 : J. League 1 - 7th
  • 1994 : J. League 1 - 10th
  • 1995 : J. League 1 - 14th
  • 1996 : J. League 1 - 12th
  • 1997 : J. League 1 - 4th
  • 1998 : J. League 1 - 15th
  • 1999 : J. League 1 - 11th
  • 2000 : J. League 1 - 6th
  • 2001 : J. League 1 - 7th
  • 2002 : J. League 1 - 3rd
  • 2003 : J. League 1 - 10th
  • 2004 : J. League 1 - 3rd
  • 2005 : J. League 1 - Champions
  • 2006 : J. League 1 - 3rd
  • 2007 : J. League 1 - 3rd
  • 2008 : J. League 1 - 8th
  • 2009 : J. League 1 - 3rd
  • 2010 : J. League 1 - 2nd
  • 2011 : J. League 1 - 3rd
  • 2012 : J. League 1 - 17th
  • 2013 : J. League 2 - Champions
  • 2014 : J. League 1 - Champions
  • 2015 : J. League 1 - 2nd
  • 2016 : J. Leauge 1 - 4th

Former positions[change | change source]

  • 1984 : JSL Division 2 - 3rd
  • 1985/86 : JSL Division 2 - Champions
  • 1986/87 : JSL Division 1 - 11th
  • 1987/88 : JSL Division 2 - 2nd
  • 1988/89 : JSL Division 1 - 7th
  • 1989/90 : JSL Division 1 - 10th
  • 1990/91 : JSL Division 1 - 6th
  • 1991/92 : JSL Division 1 - 5th

Notable achievements[change | change source]

The team has some notable achievements.

In 2008, Gamba Osaka won the Emperor's Cup and the AFC Champions League, and won 3rd place at the FIFA Club World Cup.

In 2010, Rafinha made three goals in one game for Gamba Osaka against Kawasaki Frontale.[3]

In 2014, Gamba Osaka won all three major titles in Japan, including the J1 League, the J. League Cup, and the Emperor's Cup.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jsoccer.com, "Japan J.League Teams"; retrieved 2012-7-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soccerway.com, "Gamba Osaka"; retrieved 2012-3-2.
  3. WorldFootball.net, "3 Goals in one game"; retrieved 2012-7-5.

Other websites[change | change source]

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