Japanese team based in Kashima since 1975, they did not become a professional club until 1991.
Kashima Antlers was been named champion of the AFC Champions League for the first time ever. The Japanese team won the first leg of the final 2-0 against the Iranian side Persépolis, and drew 0-0 in the second leg. This however is their second time in the FIFA Club World Cup, the first appearance they made was in 2016, reaching the final against Real Madrid.
Kwoun Suntae (1), Hitoshi Sogahata (21), Shinichiro Kawamata (29)
Atsuto Uchida (2), Gen Shoji (3), Shuto Yamamoto (16), Daigo Nishi (22), Koki Machida (28), Koki Anzai (32), Jung Seunghyun (35), Tomoya Inukai (39)
Hugo Leonardo (4), Ryota Nagaki (6), Shoma Doi (8), Leandro (11), Serginho (18), Yashusi Endo (25), Kazune Kubota (26), Toshiya Tanaka (36), Mitsuo Ogasawara (40)
Takeshi Kanamori (14), Kazuma Yamaguchi (19), Hiroki Abe (30)
AFC Champions League
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
Japan Super Cup
Suruga Bank Cup
A3 Champions Cup