Kashima Antlers
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Full name Kashima Antlers F.C.
Founded 1947
Ground Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
(Capacity: 40,728)
Owner Mercari
Chairman Fumiaki Koizumi
Manager Antônio Carlos Zago
Current League J1 League 
2020 J1 League, 5th
Website Club home page

Kashima Antlers are a Japanese professional association football club playing in the J1 League with financial backing from the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal. Antlers is derived from the city name, Kashima, which literally means "deer island".

Since the J. League's creation and introduction of professional Japanese football in 1993, Kashima have proved by far Japan's most successful club team, having won the J. League title a record seven times, the J. League Cup a record six times and the Emperor's Cup four times for an unprecedented total of seventeen major domestic titles. Kashima have finished in the top five of the league for over seventy percent of all seasons played to date, recorded an average end of season league placing of third and captured a major domestic title in over sixty percent of all seasons played to date.

Kashima are also one of only three teams to have competed in Japan's top flight of professional football every year since its inception.

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J.League
2021 J1 League

Avispa Fukuoka · Cerezo Osaka · Consadole Sapporo · Gamba Osaka · Kashima Antlers · Kashiwa Reysol · Kawasaki Frontale · Nagoya Grampus · Oita Trinita · Sagan Tosu · Sanfrecce Hiroshima · Shimizu S-Pulse · Shonan Bellmare · Tokushima Vortis · FC Tokyo · Urawa Red Diamonds · Vegalta Sendai · Vissel Kobe · Yokohama F. Marinos · Yokohama FC

2021 J2 League

Albirex Niigata · Blaublitz Akita · Ehime FC · Fagiano Okayama · Giravanz Kitakyushu · JEF United Chiba · Júbilo Iwata · Kyoto Sanga FC · FC Machida Zelvia · Matsumoto Yamaga FC · Mito HollyHock · Montedio Yamagata · Omiya Ardija · Renofa Yamaguchi FC · FC Ryukyu · SC Sagamihara · Thespakusatsu Gunma · Tochigi SC · Tokyo Verdy · V-Varen Nagasaki · Ventforet Kofu · Zweigen Kanazawa

2021 J3 League

AC Nagano Parceiro · Azul Claro Numazu · FC Gifu · FC Imabari · Fujieda MYFC · Fukushima United FC · Gainare Tottori · Iwate Grulla Morioka · Kagoshima United FC · Kamatamare Sanuki · Kataller Toyama · Roasso Kumamoto · Tegevajaro Miyazaki · Vanraure Hachinohe · YSCC Yokohama

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J.League Players (J1 League players · J2 League players · J3 League players)

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