Iniesta, Torres and Jo. Who plays football in Japan
The ex-player of Barça has already scored a fiery goal.
What do you know about the Japanese Football Championship? Do not worry: if your knowledge is limited to this monkey, we will understand.
Although no, we do not understand. Indeed, recently Andreas Iniesta himself was brought to this country! And by the way, not only him. Today, the former “Catalan” scored a very beautiful goal. It was his first in Japan.
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There are several other players in this country that you probably know. They are few, but they exist.
Club: Nagoya Grampus
The same Brazilian who scored in almost every match, moving to CSKA. An injury prevented him from winning the scorers dispute in the very first season. In Europe, the forward did not succeed, but he probably made a fortune (China and the UAE are behind him). If you think that as a footballer he is already everything, in vain.
Having traveled around the world, last year he returned to Brazil, won the championship with Corinthians and became the league’s top goalscorer on a par with Enrique Dorado (18 goals). The comeback is not worse than Farfan. Jo, however, is younger – he is 31. Charged with emotions at home, he has already left for Japan, where he scored a dozen goals in less than a year.
Club: Vissel Kobe
Didn’t hesitate to move to Japan before it became mainstream. If you think that Lukasz is already old, it is not so, the German is only 33. You understood correctly, Podolski is Iniesta’s teammate, he also assisted him in the Spaniard’s debut goal. Lukasz is generally a man of the world: Polish roots, a German passport, he lives where he can. At one point, I almost ended up in Russia, but I preferred the London Arsenal to Lokomotiv. In the Japanese Championship, he may not be the most productive player, but he is used to local life.
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Club: Yokohama F. Marinos
Compared to other players on the list, he is clearly a no-name, but you probably remember him from time in Torpedo Moscow. A lover of Russian borscht even managed to win a cup with the club – however, a friendly one. While performing in Russia, his girlfriend Edina was battling cancer. Unfortunately, unsuccessful. After Torpedo, Ugu went to Red Star, from where he was called to China. The striker refused only because he promised Edina to become a champion … Having kept his word, the Portuguese left Serbia and ended up in Japan, where he plays an important role in the new club.
Club: Sagan Tosu
While he was being sent from Madrid to the United States and Turkey, Fernando was considering an offer from Japan. There he soon found himself. It is strange that not in Vissel Kobe, following the example of Iniesta, but you know these “progressive leagues”. As soon as one club starts buying, it turns into a trend. The Chinese did not have enough zeal for a long time, let’s see how it will be with Japan. Torres in the new club has not yet found himself, in five matches (four at the base) he failed to score a goal. But in the opening game he was not bad, here are the shots of that meeting.