Soccer: J-League's all-time J1 top scorer Okubo returns to Cerezo

Yoshito Okubo, the J-League top flight’s leading goal scorer with 185 and a former Japan international, returned to Cerezo Osaka for the first time in 15 years after signing from J2 Tokyo Verdy, the J1 side said Saturday. The 38-year-old joined Cerezo out of high school in 2001 and also played for them in 2006 following a season-and-a-half spell with Mallorca in the Spanish La Liga. “I’ve always worked hard hoping to eventually end my playing career at Cerezo Osaka,” said Okubo, who was the J1 top scorer for three straight seasons from 2013 with Kawasaki Frontale. “I’ll give my all on the pitc…

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