Yesterday (Thursday), FC Gifu announced the signing of defender Yohei Iwasaki, previously of Rangdajied United in India. Despite being only 27 years old, Iwasaki has had his fair share of clubs having had spells in Paraguay, Brazil, India and here in Japan with Albirex Niigata & Ganju Iwate in the Tohoku League.

Iwasaki’s comments:

  • “Hello to all FC Gifu supporters. I will do my best to help make the team successful. Also, being born in Mie Prefecture (a neighbouring prefecture to Gifu), I’m hoping to get a lot of support from there.”

Many people have commented that he played for Gifu in a trial game a couple of years ago, but didn’t get signed, possibly due to injury. Hopefully Iwasaki takes his second chance here. Good luck Yohei!