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[J.League Awards] Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol) crowns the MVP to be the eighth top scoring player to double. Kawasaki Frontale produce nine members in the Best Eleven Players

J.League has announced the winners of awards including the ‘Player of the Year’ and ‘Best Eleven Players’.

The Player of the Year was awarded to Kashiwa Reysol’s Michael Olunga. With the recognition, he has become the eighth top scorer to have won both awards simultaneously. 2020 J1 Champions Kawasaki Frontale produced nine players in the Best Eleven Players, the highest number in J1 history.

[2020 J.League Awards winners]

Award Pos. Name Club
Player of the Year FW OLUNGA Kashiwa Reysol First time
Best Eleven Players GK JUNG Sung Ryong Kawasaki Frontale Second time
DF JESIEL Kawasaki Frontale First time
DF Shogo TANIGUCHI Kawasaki Frontale Second time
DF Kyohei NOBORIZATO Kawasaki Frontale First time
DF Miki YAMANE Kawasaki Frontale First time
MF Akihiro IENAGA Kawasaki Frontale Second time
MF Ao TANAKA Kawasaki Frontale First time
MF Kaoru MITOMA Kawasaki Frontale First time
MF Hidemasa MORITA Kawasaki Frontale First time
FW EVERALDO Kashima Antlers First time
FW OLUNGA Kashiwa Reysol First time
Top Scorer FW OLUNGA Kashiwa Reysol First time
Best Young Player DF Ayumu SEKO Cerezo Osaka  
Fair Play Prize
(Individual)
MF Hotaru YAMAGUCHI Vissel Kobe First time
Fair Play Prize
(Prince Takamado Cup)
Oita Trinita First time
Fair Play Prize (J1) Kawasaki Frontale, Gamba Osaka, Cerezo Osaka, Sagan Tosu, Yokohama FC, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Vegalta Sendai, Shonan Bellmare, Shimizu S-Pulse, and Nagoya Grampus
Fair Play Prize (J2) Giravanz Kitakyushu, Omiya Ardija, Montedio Yamagata, Tokushima Vortis, Zweigen Kanazawa, Fagiano Okayama, Thespakusatsu Gunma, FC Ryukyu, Ehime FC, Matsumoto Yamaga F.C., Tokyo Verdy, Kyoto Sanga F.C., V・Varen Nagasaki, Ventforet Kofu, Tochigi Sc, JEF United Chiba, Jubilo Iwata, Mito Hollyhock, and Albirex Niigata
Fair Play Prize (J3) Blaublitz Akita, AC Nagano Parceiro, Vanraure Hachinohe, Gainare Tottori, Cerezo Osaka U-23, FC Gifu, Roasso Kumamoto, Gamba Osaka U-23, Kamatamare Sanuki, Fujieda MYFC, Azul Claro Numazu, Kagoshima United FC, Fukushima United FC, and Kataller Toyama
Manager of the Meiji Yasuda J1 League Champions Toru ONIKI Kawasaki Frontale Third time
Manager of the Meiji Yasuda J2 League Champions RICARDO RODRIGUEZ Tokushima Vortis First time
Manager of the Meiji Yasuda J3 League Champions Ken YOSHIDA Blaublitz Akita First time
Manager of the Year (J1) Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO Gamba Osaka First time
Manager of the Year (J2) Shinji KOBAYASHI Giravanz Kitakyushu First time
Manager of the Year (J3) Fumitake MIURA SC Sagamihara First time
Referee of the Year Yuichi NISHIMURA 11th time
Assistant Referee of the Year Yosuke TAKEBE First time
Best Youth Scheme Tokyo Verdy Third time
Goal of the Year Mitsuki SAITO Shonan First time
Match-day 27, November 15 (Sun) Kobe vs. Shonan (Noevir Stadium) 84th minute First time  
Special Service Award Yuto SATO, Daisuke NASU, and Tomokazu MYOJIN (announced on November 17)

 

Award Name  
Chairman Special Award Mitsuo KAKU Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Room Specially Appointed Professor
Tohoku University Professor Emeritus/Visiting Professor
Tokyo Metropolis Councillor
Hiroshige MIKAMO Aichi Medical University Graduate School of Medicine Clinical Infectious Diseases Professor
Kazushiro TATEDA Toho University School of Medicine Medical Course Professor
Satoshi TAKAHASHI Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine Infection Control/・Laboratory Medicine Course Professor
Hiroyuki KUNISHIMA St. Marianna University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Course Professor
Hiroshi KAKEYA Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine Infection Control Science Professor
Hiroki OGE Hiroshima University Hospital Infectious Diseases Professor
Koichi IZUMIKAWA Nagasaki University Graduate School of Medicine Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Infectious Diseases Professor
Seiya IMOTO The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo Human Genome Center Head of Center/Professor
Michio MURAKAMI Fukushima Medical University Department of Health Risk Communication Associate Professor
Koki KAKU National Defense Medical College Research Institute Professor

 

J.LEAGUE Awards

Yokohama F.Marinos’ Teruhito Nakagawa awarded MVP! Iniesta named in Best XI and Villa wins Best Goal Award

The 2019 J.League Awards was held on December 8, and the winners of individual awards, including MVP, Best XI and Best Goal were announced.

Teruhito Nakagawa (Yokohama F.Marinos) was named the season’s MVP. He is the first player to be both the MVP and top scorer since 2017. The top scorer award was shared with Marcos Junior (Yokohama F.Marinos) who also scored 15 goals. It was the first time in the J.League history that two players from the same club became top scorers.

[2019 J.League Awards Winners]
■MVP
FW Teruhito Nakagawa (Yokohama F.Marinos)

■Best XI
GK Akihiro Hayashi (FC Tokyo)
DF Sei Muroya (FC Tokyo)
DF Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo)
DF Thiago Martins (Yokohama F.Marinos)
MF Kento Hashimoto (FC Tokyo)
MF Takuya Kida (Yokohama F.Marinos)
MF Andrés Iniesta (Kobe)
FW Diego Oliveira (FC Tokyo)
FW Kensuke Nagai (FC Tokyo)
FW Teruhito Nakagawa (Yokohama F.Marinos)
FW Marcos Júnior (Yokohama F.Marinos)

■Top Scorer
FW Teruhito Nakagawa (Yokohama F.Marinos) 15 Goals
FW Marcos Júnior (Yokohama F.Marinos) 15 Goals

■Best Young Player
MF Ao Tanaka (Kawasaki)

■Best Goal
David Villa (Kobe)
Round 17, June 30 (Sun)
Kobe vs. Nagoya (Noevir Stadium) 27th minute
https://www.jleague.jp/awards/2019/winners.html#bestGoal

 

J.LEAGUE Awards

Kobayashi takes J.League MVP prize as sixth player to earn “double”

The 2017 J.League Awards took place on Tuesday night at Yokohama Arena, recognising this season’s top players, managers, referees, and clubs.

Kawasaki Frontale striker Yu Kobayashi was named the J.League Most Valuable Player, becoming the second straight recipient from the club after Kengo Nakamura in 2016. Kobayashi is also the sixth J.League player to win MVP and Golden Boot honors in the same season.

Seven players were named to the league’s Best XI for the first time: Kashiwa Reysol goalkeeper Kosuke Nakamura, Kashima Antlers defender Daigo Nishi, Kawasaki Frontale defenders Elsinho and Shintaro Kurumata, Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi, Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki and Cerezo Osaka striker Kenyu Sugimoto. They were joined by Kobayashi, Kengo Nakamura and Cerezo midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi.

Kashiwa Reysol defender Yuta Nakayama was named the league’s Best Young Player, while seven clubs in each league shared the Fair Play Award.

Frontale’s Toru Oniki was named Manager of the Year, with Cerezo Osaka’s Yoon Jong-hwan, Shonan Bellmare’s Cho Kwi-jea, and Blaublitz Akita’s Koichi Sugiyama also recognized for their coaching achievements.

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J.League to recognise ex-players Ichikawa & Oshima

The J.League will recognise former players Daisuke Ichikawa and Hideo Oshima for their career achievements at the 2017 J.League Awards after a decision by the league’s board of directors this week.

Ichikawa - a defender who spent 13 seasons at Shimizu S-Pulse before playing for Ventforet Kofu, Mito Hollyhock and Fujieda MYFC - earned well over 400 club appearances in addition to representing Japan at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Oshima, who had over 200 appearances each in the J1 and J2 Leagues, played for a number of clubs including Yokohama Flugels, Kyoto Sanga, Yokohama F. Marinos, Albirex Niigata and Consadole Sapporo.

The J.League Awards will take place on December 5 at Yokohama Arena.

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Ishii named Best Manager

The J.League on Wednesday announced the recipients of several year-end prizes ahead of the upcoming 2016 J.League Awards.

Kashima Antlers boss Masatada Ishii was named Manager of the Year by his peers for leading his side to a remarkable 2016 J.League title triumph.

He oversaw Antlers’ First Stage victory before the side came back from a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the J.League Championship final against Urawa Reds to win the second 2-1, thus clinching the prize with a 2-2 aggregate result based on the away goals rule.

The title is Ishii’s second piece of silverware at the club since he took over in the middle of the 2015 season.

Meanwhile, Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi was named winner of the Best Young Player Award, just two months after receiving the 2016 J.League YBC Levain Cup New Hero Award. 

The 20-year-old is the first player to win the ‘rookie double’ since Keisuke Tsuboi, then of Urawa Reds, in 2002.

Gamba were also awarded Best Youth System.

The remaining top-tier awards, including the J.League Best XI, MVP, and Goal of the Year, will be announced at the 2016 J.League Awards on December 20 at Yokohama Arena.

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J.League announces Best XI candidates

The J.League on Friday announced its slate of 33 outstanding players who will be eligible for selection to the 2016 J.League Best XI.

J1 League players and managers voted on the candidates who, along with the Best XI and MVP, will be recognised at the 2016 J.League Awards next month in Yokohama.

The list of outstanding players is as follows:


GOALKEEPERS

Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds)
Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)
Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe)


DEFENDERS

Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)
Daigo Nishi (Kashima Antlers)
Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds)
Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)
Shinnosuke Nakatani (Kashiwa Reysol)
Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo)
Elsinho (Kawasaki Frontale)
Shintaro Kurumaya (Kawasaki Frontale)
Hiroki Fujiharu (Gamba Osaka)
Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Yutaka Yoshida (Sagan Tosu)


MIDFIELDERS

Yuki Abe (Urawa Reds)
Yosuke Kashiwagi (Urawa Reds)
Takahiro Sekine (Urawa Reds)
Akihiro Ienaga (Omiya Ardija)
Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale)
Kengo Nakamura (Kawasaki Frontale)
Manabu Saito (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Leo Silva (Albirex Niigata)
Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)


FORWARDS

Shinzo Koroki (Urawa Reds)
Yuki Muto (Urawa Reds)
Cristiano (Kashiwa Reysol)
Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale)
Yu Kobayashi (Kawasaki Frontale)
Ademilson (Gamba Osaka)
Pedro Junior (Vissel Kobe)
Leandro (Vissel Kobe)
Peter Utaka (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)

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J.League invites 10,000 fans to annual awards gala

The J.League on Monday announced the details of the 2016 J.League Awards, the traditional conclusion of the J.League season which honours the league’s top players, managers, and clubs.

The league MVP and Best XI are some of the many awards that will be announced at the December 20 gala, which will return to Yokohama Arena for the first time since 2014.

As with previous editions, the J.League will also invite 10,000 fans to attend the ceremony through a free draw on the J.League Awards page (Japanese language only).

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J.League announces J1 Best XI nominees

Yoshito Okubo, Takashi Usami and Mu Kanazaki are amongst the frontrunners to be named in the 2015 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League’s Best XI.

The J.League announced its list of 32 nominees for the award on Sunday, with the players to receive Outstanding Player Awards at the 2015 J.League Awards next month

The finalists were selected by fellow players and J1 managers via balloting.

Selections to the Best XI will be finalised on December 21, the day of the ceremony.

GK

Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds)
Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Takuto Hayashi (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)

DF

Daigo Nishi (Kashima Antlers)
Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)
Kosuke Ota (FC Tokyo)
Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo)
Yuji Nakazawa (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Wataru Endo (Shonan Bellmare)
Koki Yonekura (Gamba Osaka)
Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Kazuhiko Chiba (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Hiroki Mizumoto (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)

MF

Mitsuo Ogasawara (Kashima Antlers)
Caio (Kashima Antlers)
Mu Kanazaki (Kashima Antlers)
Gaku Shibasaki (Kashima Antlers)
Yuki Abe (Urawa Reds)
Yosuke Kashiwagi (Urawa Reds)
Kengo Nakamura (Kawasaki Frontale)
Shunsuke Nakamura (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka)
Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Yoshifumi Kashiwa (Sanfrecce HIroshima)

FW

Yuki Muto (Urawa Reds)
Cristiano (Kashiwa Reysol)
Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale)
Ademilson (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Takashi Usami (Gamba Osaka)
Patric (Gamba Osaka)
Douglas (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)