By far the most successful club in J-league history they have won the Championship 7 times, the Emperors Cup 4 times and the Nabisco Cup 3 times, but are yet to win the continental competition.
Holding strong links to Japan they are nearly always managed by a Brazilian and have foreign players almost solely from Brazil.
Despite being so successful they are not as highly supported as might be expected getting crowds around the 20000 mark. After winning the Championship 3 times in a row recently it is widely considered they have allowed their team to be weakened by letting players leave and not getting adequate replacements.
Get their name as reference to Kashima meaning “deer island”.
Based : Kashima, Ibaraki.
Stadium : Kashima Stadium (40728)
Years in J-League 1 : 18 (Highest – Champions 1996 1998 2000 2001 2007 2008 2009)
Years in J-League 2 : 0
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