The sports teams in Osaka Prefecture include the following
The Orix Buffaloes are a member of the Pacific League of Japanese professional baseball.
Ballpark: Kyocera Dome Osaka
Year founded: 1936
Titles:Japan Series(4), Pacific League(12)
Gamba Osaka (J-League)
Gamba Osaka competes in the J-League, J1 division. It is one of the 10 teams, the original 10, that have participated in the J-League since its inaugural year in 1993.
City: Suita City, Osaka
Team Name Origin: "Gamba" means "leg" in Italian. The name of the team was chosen because it is also related to the Japanese word "gaｍbaru" (to work hard).
Year of Joined the J League: 1991
Titles: J League(2), J League Cup(2), Emperor's Cup(5), ACL Championship(1)
Cerezo Osaka (J-League)
Cerezo Osaka competes in the J-League, J1 division.
City: Osaka City, Osaka
Team Name Origin: The name "Cerezo" means cherry blossom in Spanish. Like the cherry blossom, the national flower of Japan, the name expresses the hope that the team will grow to represent Japan. .
Year of Joined the J League: 1995
Titles: J League Cup(1), Emperor's Cup(1)
Highest Ranking: 3rd (2010, 2017)
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes Osaka (Division 1 of JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE)
NTT DOCOMO Red Hurricanes Osaka is a member of Division 1 of JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE.
Home Town : Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Year of establishment : 1994
Hanazono Kintetsu Liners (Division 2 of JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE)
Hanazono Kintetsu Liners are a Division 2 team in Japan Rugby League One.
Home town : Higashi Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Year of foundation : 1929
Titles : Japan Championship 3 times (1966, 1967, 1974)
Osaka Evessa (B-League)
Osaka Evessa is a team in the B1 of the B-League (Japan Professional Basketball League).
Team Name Origin: There are seven gods called the Seven Lucky Gods. Ebisu-sama, one of them, is also worshipped as the god of business prosperity, and was named with the meaning of energizing Osaka, a city known for its humanity, laughter, and commerce.
Arena: Ookini Arena Maishima
Year founded: 2005
JT Marvelous (V-League Women)