Vissel Kobe is a professional Japanese soccer club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. After finishing last season in 9th position last season, Vissel Kobe is currently in pre-season training ahead of the March 3rd kickoff to the 2012 J. League.
On Saturday, Vissel Kobe launched its Asics 2012 home and away kits and presented some of its squad to its fans. The red home and white away jerseys use the same brand new Asics design for the 2012/13 kit cycle.
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).