Vissel Kobe - the new home for Andres Iniesta
One of the big news of the 2018 summer, apart from the Football World Cup in Russia, was that Spanish and Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta had signed for the Japanese side Vissel Kobe. That's right, many people were wondering where does Andres Iniesta play now? Well, the marquee signing followed months of speculation about Iniesta's future and where the Spanish legend would eventually go after nearly two decades playing for FC Barcelona. Incredibly, Iniesta had been at Barcelona since he was 16 years old and has never played for another club in his career. So, if you want to see one of the world's best footballers play in the Japanese league, then buy your Vissel Kobe tickets here today at StubHub.
Not only can you watch Iniesta play, Vissel Kobe matches give you the chance to visit the beautiful port town of Kobe, one of Japan's prettiest cities with a rich history and vibrant culture.
Vissel Kobe fixtures
J1-league side Vissel Kobe are going for glory, don't miss the chance to watch this quality Japanese football club take on some of the best teams in Japan. Buy and sell Vissel Kobe tickets here at StubHub. The team is located in Kobe, close to Osaka, and play their home games at the Kobe Wing Stadium, in Hyogo-Ku. They also sometimes play games at Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium in Suma-ku. The Kobe Wing Stadium, also known as Noevir Stadium, is a modern stadium with a capacity of over 30,000.
Now with Iniesta in the team, Vissel Kobe will be hoping that they can push on to win the 2018-19 J1 League after finishing 9th in the 2017-18 season. The team are clearly ambitious and, with billionaire owner Hiroshi Mikitani showing that he's not afraid to spend money, this is clearly a great time to support and watch Vissel Kobe. This Japanese team are yet to win the league, however, this feels like it's only a matter of time now before they break the stranglehold of teams like the Kashima Antlers or 2017 J1 League champions Kawasaki Frontale. So, buy your 2018 Vissel Kobe tickets here today and cheer on the Ushi (cows) from the stands as they go for glory.
Vissel Kobe team history
Founded in 1966, Vissel Kobe has been promoted and relegated various times throughout its history. Currently, it has been in the J1 league since 2014 and is slowly, but surely, laying down some strong foundations. As well as boasting Andres Iniesta in the lineup, the Vissel Kobe team also contains other international stars. Lucas Podolski joined Kobe from Galatasaray in 2017 and is the current club captain and there are also several South Korean players in the side like goalkeeper Kim Seung-Gyu. See this team of stars, buy and sell Kobe football tickets today.