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Off season begins - Fagiano Okayama versatile player joins Cerezo

Posted at — Dec 8, 2017

Although Cerezo Osaka still have games ahead, the off season activity already started after the 2017 season of the J.League finished last week.

Cerezo released the following news yesterday and today:

According to a close J.League watcher, Eiichi Katayama is registered as forward but in fact he is a versatile player who can play in any position except for defensive midfielder and goalkeeper. He has been known for his incredible long throw-in ability which can be seen in the first of the above videos. His another strength is the ability of aerial battles. Although he is not very tall (180cm), the rate of successful air battles (58.9% in 2016) is higher than Kenyu Sugimoto (55.9%) and Ricardo Santos (44.8%).