Cerezo Osaka (セレッソ大阪, Seresso Ōsaka) is a Japanese professional football club based in Osaka. The club currently plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country.
Cerezo Osaka Youth Development System
Cerezo Osaka Academy consists of U-18, U-15, West U-15, Wakayama U-15, U-12, Ladies and Girls. Each category is a member of the Japan Football Association and the Japan Club Youth Football Federation, and is active in each age group. In addition, in order to provide the necessary guidance for each age group, we have assigned experienced instructors and are focusing on training professional soccer players on the premise of world standards.
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Selection is a selection test for admission to the academy and elite class.
Those who pass the selection will be asked to participate in the activities of Cerezo Osaka Academy players and Cerezo Osaka Soccer School Elite Class.
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The club, which was formerly known as Yanmar Diesel, was established in 1957 as the company team of Yanmar. In 1965, it was one of the original founders, known as the “Original Eight,” of the Japan Soccer League (JSL), which has since been abolished. It was a fixture of the JSL Division 1 until 1990, when it was first relegated, and it entered the former Japan Football League (JFL) in 1992. Its resume includes four Japanese league championships.
Following the results of a fan vote taken in 1993, the club became officially recognized as the Osaka Football Club Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Cerezo. They were the champions of the JFL in 1994, which led to their promotion to the J1 League the following year.
This also occurred at the same time that they advanced all the way to the finals of the Emperor’s Cup, where they were ultimately defeated by Bellmare Hiratsuka. In the past, Cerezo has been demoted from the J1 league to the J2 league, although they are currently competing in the J1 league. The club’s 2017 season ended with an outstanding third-place finish in the standings.
Cerezo Osaka captured their first major championship on November 4, 2017, as they triumphed in the J.League YBC Levain Cup. It came down to a match against Kawasaki Frontale in the end. Cerezo Osaka captured their second major trophy on the first day of 2018, as they triumphed at the Emperor’s Cup. Yokohama F. Marinos was the opponent in the championship game. On February 10, 2018, while competing against Kawasaki Frontale, they triumphed and were awarded the Xerox Super Cup. Osaka Football Club Co., Ltd. became Cerezo Osaka Co., Ltd. in the month of May 2018, when the club made the change to its incorporated name.