Daisuke Sakata

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Daisuke Sakata
Daisuke Sakata 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Daisuke Sakata
Date of birth (1983-01-16) January 16, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Kōnan-ku, Yokohama, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Avispa Fukuoka
Number 11
Youth career
Yokohama Flugels
1999-2000 Yokohama F. Marinos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2010 Yokohama F. Marinos 247 (79)
2011 Aris FC 6 (0)
2011 F.C. Tokyo 10 (1)
2012- Avispa Fukuoka 80 (19)
National team
2003 Japan U20 4 (4)
2006[1] Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 February 2011

Daisuke Sakata (坂田 大輔 Sakata Daisuke?, born January 16, 1983 in Kōnan-ku, Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese football (soccer) player who currently playing for Avispa Fukuoka in the J. League. He is an agile forward and can use both feet.

Career[edit]

He first played for Yokohama Flügels youth team but became a Yokohama F. Marinos youth player when both teams merged in 1999. He was promoted to the top team in 2001. His first league appearance came on June 16, 2001 in a 0-2 defeat by F.C. Tokyo at the International Stadium Yokohama. His first league goal came on August 18, 2001 when he scored the lone goal against Kashiwa Reysol at Kashiwa no Ha Park Stadium.

He was a member of the Japan team for the 2002 AFC Youth Championship in Qatar. The team finished runners-up and was qualified for the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship

At the World Youth Championship hosted by United Arab Emirates, he scored 4 goals in the tournament including the winner against England at the group stage and became one of the top scorers along with Fernando Cavenaghi (Argentine), Dudu (Brazil) and Eddie Johnson (U.S.A.). The team exited at the quarter final stage after beaten by Brazil.

He made his full international debut for Japan on August 9, 2006 in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago at the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo when he replaced Alex in the 86th minute.[1]

Sakata joined Greek Superleage side Aris FC in 2011 after ten years at Yokohama F. Marinos[2] but only stayed for a short time before returning to F.C. Tokyo for the 2nd half of the season.

In January 2012 it was announced he had signed for Avispa Fukuoka.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2001 Yokohama F. Marinos J. League Division 1 11 2 0 0 5 0 - 16 2
2002 19 1 2 1 0 0 - 21 2
2003 25 6 1 0 6 1 - 32 7
2004 28 10 1 1 5 1 4 1 38 13
2005 29 5 2 0 4 1 2 1 37 7
2006 19 4 3 2 2 0 - 24 6
2007 34 10 2 2 9 3 - 45 15
2008 32 1 3 0 7 1 - 42 2
2009 30 6 3 2 10 1 - 43 9
2010 20 1 1 0 4 0 - 25 1
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
2011 Aris FC Super League Greece 6 0 - - 6 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2011 F.C. Tokyo J. League Division 2 10 1 0 0 - - 10 1
2012 Avispa Fukuoka 40 8 1 0 - - 41 8
2013 40 11 0 0 - - 40 11
Total Japan 337 66 21 8 52 8 0 0 410 82
Greece 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 6 0
Career total 343 55 19 8 52 8 6 2 416 82
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 1 0
Total 1 0

Honors and awards[edit]

Team honors[edit]

Yokohama F. Marinos

Personal awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He married actress and TV Tarento Sayaka Fukuoka in February 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SAKATA Daisuke". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  2. ^ "Daisuke Sakata signs for ARIS FC". Aris F.C. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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