J1 League 2023 Team Guides
Sanfrecce Hiroshima will play their 15th consecutive season in the J1 League this season. They have won the title 4 times with the last championship being in 2015.
They are one my favourite teams and also are highly effective on Sorare with a stable team that has an excellent blend of experience and youth.
Sanfreece had a very successful 2022 season, the first under managers Skibbes regime. Their high intensity approach made them one of the best teams to watch with fast flowing football with an extremely stable core team led by club captain Sho Sasaki. The team also had relatively low levels of rotation which was extremely important for Sorare/avoiding DNPs!
They finished the season third and also won the Levain Cup and were also runners up in the Emperors Cup. They are reliant on Urawa to lose the 2022 ACL final in April to qualify for the 2023 ACL tournament which brings extra utility on Sorare, so keep any eye out on that game!
2022 Top Scorer: Makota Mitsuta
DF Takaaki Shichi (from Fukuoka)
DF Yuki Nogami (→Nagoya)
DF Yuta Imazu (→Nagasaki)
MF Tomoya Fujii (→Kashima)
MF Yuya Asano (→Sapporo)
(Please note these are the main transfers as of 08/01/2023. Squad depths for each team which are updated weekly can be found on Patreon here)
After alot of rumours linking key players such as Mitsuda and Sasaki with transfers out, the most important work done by Hiroshima this off season was signing them up on new contracts!
The team has lost a few squad players including Tomoya Fujii leaving the right side of midfield somewhat lacking depth. The addition of Shichi brings additional options of the left side of defence and midfield. He is a fast and attacking minded wingback that very much suits Skibbes philosophy. Overall, the team looks strong again though I a little thing in places
Key Players for Sorare
Name: Gakuto Notusa
Main set piece taker for Hiroshima
Key player and rarely rotated
Very consistent and elite level scorer with >60% of scores over 60pts in the past season which is comparable to Carles Gil and Hany Mukhtar.
Name: Makoto Mitsuta
L15 average: 61
Scored 9 goals and assisted 8 times in the 2022 season
Particularly effective at home with an average score of 67
High peak scores with 20% >80 points
50% of scores over 60pts in the past season with 20% >80 pts
u23 utility till July 2024
Name: Sho Sasaki
L15 average: 63
Captain of the team who is coming into 8th season with Sanfrecce
Very consistent scorer with >65% scores over 60 in the past year. This is similar to previous seasons too
Not reliant on clean sheets to score well. Has high levels of tackles & interceptions which suits the Sorare matrix where he regularly hits "double doubles"
J1 League and Sorare
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You can also find more about me and my Sorare SO5 record here. Posts I have made for Sorare and the J1 league here
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J1 League Squad Depth info for each teams (live document updated with transfers and news!)
In depth scouting including u21s
Calendar analysis for all leagues on Sorare
Predicted lineups and strategy info each GW in the J1 League
Transfer Rumours and analysis
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