Cerezo Osaka is a J. League soccer team. “Cerezo” means “cherry blossom” in Spanish. The team was originally called Yanmar Diesel which joined the former Japan Football League in 1992. In 1994, it won the JFL championship and was promoted to the J1 League in 1995. The club has a team mascot which is a wolf called Lobby, and the other mascot is Lobby’s mother, Madame Lobina. The team’s color is pink that is like cherry blossom flowers the name is based on. The official home towns for the team are Osaka City and Sakai City. Cerezo Osaka won the 1994 Japan Football League title.