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J.League announces Best XI candidates

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 - 20:53 JST
J.League announces Best XI candidates

The J.League on Friday announced its slate of 33 outstanding players who will be eligible for selection to the 2016 J.League Best XI.

J1 League players and managers voted on the candidates who, along with the Best XI and MVP, will be recognised at the 2016 J.League Awards next month in Yokohama.

The list of outstanding players is as follows:


GOALKEEPERS

Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds)
Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)
Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe)


DEFENDERS

Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)
Daigo Nishi (Kashima Antlers)
Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds)
Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)
Shinnosuke Nakatani (Kashiwa Reysol)
Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo)
Elsinho (Kawasaki Frontale)
Shintaro Kurumaya (Kawasaki Frontale)
Hiroki Fujiharu (Gamba Osaka)
Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Yutaka Yoshida (Sagan Tosu)


MIDFIELDERS

Yuki Abe (Urawa Reds)
Yosuke Kashiwagi (Urawa Reds)
Takahiro Sekine (Urawa Reds)
Akihiro Ienaga (Omiya Ardija)
Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale)
Kengo Nakamura (Kawasaki Frontale)
Manabu Saito (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Leo Silva (Albirex Niigata)
Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)


FORWARDS

Shinzo Koroki (Urawa Reds)
Yuki Muto (Urawa Reds)
Cristiano (Kashiwa Reysol)
Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale)
Yu Kobayashi (Kawasaki Frontale)
Ademilson (Gamba Osaka)
Pedro Junior (Vissel Kobe)
Leandro (Vissel Kobe)
Peter Utaka (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)