Vissel Kobe is a Japanese professional football (soccer) club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. After finishing last season in 15th position last season, Vissel Kobe is currently in pre-season training for the 2011 J. League season.
This past weekend Vissel Kobe launched its Asics 2011 home and away kits and presented some of its squad to its fans. The club recently signed Brazilian midfielder Rogerinho and is expected to make several more signings before the season kicks off in March.
Former notable Vissel Kobe players include the well-known Michael Laudrup (Denmark, FC Barcelona, Rea Madrid), Patrick Mboma (Cameroon, Cagliari, Parma) and Ä°lhan MansÄ±z (Turkey and Beșiktaș).