Cerezo Osaka announced that they have completed the registration of 12 academy players for the top team as category-2 players.
The players registered are as follows:
Date of Birth: June 7, 2000 (17)
2017 Record (U-23): 11 appearances (10 starts), 0 goal
Date of Birth: March 7, 2001 (17)
Date of Birth: October 11, 2000 (17)
Date of Birth: August 21, 2000 (17)
Date of Birth: May 18. 2000 (17)
Date of Birth: May 2, 2001 (16)
Date of Birth: May 16, 2001 (16)
Date of Birth: September 4, 2001 (16)
Date of Birth: May 17, 2000 (17)
Date of Birth: May 21, 2001 (16)
Date of Birth: April 12, 2000 (17)
Date of Birth: July 14, 2000 (17)
2017 Record (U-23): 16 appearances (14 starts), 0 goal
Among them, Ayumu Seko and Hinata Kida are highly rated and expected to be promoted to the top team for the next season as GM Kiyoshi Okuma said they “will surely become players who meet your (supporters’) expectations in the future” last month. Another well-known academy player Toichi Suzuki, who has been selected to the youth national team several times, announced to leave Cerezo yesterday, which surprised the supporters. He will move to the football club of NIAS High School where new signing Mizuki Ando was just graduated from, according to Gekisaka.
Among the top team players, the following are those who can and are likely to mainly play at Cerezo Osaka U-23 this season.
GK: Takumi Nagaishi, Shu Mogi
DF: Kakeru Funaki, Reiya Morishita
MF: Musashi Oyama, Masaki Okino, Toshiki Onozawa, Masataka Nishimoto, Chaowat, Naoya Uozato
FW: Motohiko Nakajima, Towa Yamane, Rei Yonezawa, Hiroto Yamada, Mizuki Ando