Gamba Osaka (ガンバ大阪, Gamba Ōsaka) are a Japanese professional football club based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture. The club plays in the J1 League, which is the top tier of football in the country. The team s name Gamba comes from the Italian word gamba meaning leg and the Japanese ganbaru (頑張る), meaning to do your best or to stand firm. The team s home stadium is Suita City Football Stadium.
Gamba Osaka is among the most accomplished Japanese clubs, having won several top-tier domestic titles, as well as the 2008 AFC Champions League.