Akihiro Ienaga

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Akihiro Ienaga
Personal information
Full name Akihiro Ienaga
Date of birth (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Nagaokakyō, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Omiya Ardija
Number 41
Youth career
1993–2008 Nagaokakyō S.S.[1]
1999–2003 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Gamba Osaka 87 (5)
2008–2009 Oita Trinita (loan) 30 (1)
2010 Cerezo Osaka (loan) 31 (4)
2011–2014 Mallorca 25 (2)
2012 Ulsan Hyundai (loan) 12 (1)
2012ー2013 Gamba Osaka (loan) 29 (6)
2014ー Omiya Ardija 21 (5)
National team
2005 Japan U20 4 (0)
2006–2007 Japan U23 10 (1)
2007–2011 Japan 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2011

Akihiro Ienaga (家長 昭博 Ienaga Akihiro?, born 13 June 1986 in Nagaokakyō, Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Omiya Ardija in the J-League.

Professional career[edit]

Ienaga began his career as a trainee with Gamba Osaka, one of the leading clubs in Japan's J. League. He broke into the senior squad in 2004 and helped the club to their first J-League title the following year. Ienaga joined J-League rivals Oita Trinita on a season-long loan in 2007. In December 2008, Ienaga joined English club, Plymouth Argyle, on trial.[2] Plymouth attempted to sign the player in January 2009 but he was denied a work permit so they were forced to withdraw from talks.[3] In December 2010, he signed with Spanish Primera Division club RCD Mallorca in a five-year deal.[4] And scored his first goal for the club in home game against Sevilla on 9 April 2011.[5]

International career[edit]

Ienaga made his international debut as a substitute in Japan's 2–0 win against Peru in March 2007.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 16 June 2013[6][7]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Champions League Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gamba Osaka 2004 8 1 2 0 3 0 - - 13 1
2005 24 0 3 0 5 1 - - 32 1
2006 28 2 4 2 2 0 6 1 3 0 43 5
2007 27 2 3 0 7 1 - - 37 3
Total 87 5 12 2 17 2 6 1 3 0 125 12
Oita Trinita 2008 4 0 1 0 0 0 - - 5 0
2009 26 1 1 0 6 2 - 3 0 36 3
Total 30 1 2 0 6 2 - 3 0 44 3
Cerezo Osaka 2010 31 4 3 0 6 0 - - 40 4
Total 31 4 3 0 6 0 - - 40 4
RCD Mallorca 2010–11 14 2 - - - - 14 2
2011–12 4 0 1 - - - - 5 0
2013–14 7 0 1 - - - - 8 0
Total 25 2 2 - - - - 27 2
Ulsan Hyundai 2012 12 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 18 1
Total 12 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 18 1
Gamba Osaka 2012 12 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 6
2013 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Total 29 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 7
Omiya Ardija 2014 31 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 37 6
Total 31 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 37 6
Career total 246 25 27 3 31 4 11 1 6 0 321 35

1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Japanese Super Cup, A3 Champions Cup, Suruga Bank Championship and Pan-Pacific Championship.

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Japan U20
2005 4 0
Total 4 0
Japan U23
2006 1 0
2007 9 1
Total 10 1
Japan
2007 1 0
2011 1 0
Total 2 0

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.

Under-23[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 March 2007 Japan National Stadium, Tokyo  Syria
1–0
3–0
2008 Summer Olympics qualification

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Result
Start Sub
 Japan 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship U-20 4 0 0 Round of 16
 Japan 2008 Summer Olympics qualification U-22 6 3 1 Qualified

Awards and honours[edit]

Japan[edit]

2011

Club[edit]

Gamba Osaka
2005
2007
2007
Oita Trinita
2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ 長岡京サッカースポーツ少年団 団のあゆみ. Nagaokakyo SS (in Japanese). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Argyle give trial to Japan star". BBC Sport. 11 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Pilgrims miss out on Ienaga". Sky Sports. 16 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "ienaga-joins-mallorca". Goal.com. 16 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Mallorca vs. Sevilla – 9 April 2011 Soccerway.com Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  6. ^ Akihiro Ienaga > Club matches worldfootball.net
  7. ^ Japan – Akihiro Ienaga – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway

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