Masakatsu Sawa

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Masakatsu Sawa
Personal information
Full name Masakatsu Sawa
Date of birth (1983-01-12) January 12, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Moriya, Ibaraki, Japan
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder/Striker
Youth career
1998–2001 Chuo Gakuin High School
2002–2004 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Sporting Cristal 5 (1)
2006 Coronel Bolognesi 40 (11)
2007 Deportivo Municipal 38 (10)
2008 Cienciano 21 (3)
2008–2013 Kashiwa Reysol 91 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 16, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 26, 2008

Masakatsu Sawa (澤昌克 Sawa Masakatsu?, born January 12, 1983) is a Japanese footballer. His preferred position is as an attacking midfielder.

On 13 September 2006, he became the first Japanese goalscorer in Copa Sudamericana, scoring 1 goal for Coronel Bolognesi against Chilean club Colo-Colo. After impressive performances for Coronel Bolognesi and Deportivo Municipal, he was offered to play for Peru national team. But he refused the offer because he did not want to lose Japanese nationality.[1] In July 2008, he joined Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol, located near his hometown, Moriya across the prefectural line.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005 Sporting Cristal Primera División 5 1 5 1
2006 Coronel Bolognesi 40 11 40 11
2007 Deportivo Municipal 38 10 3 0
2008 Cienciano 21 3 6 0 27 3
Country Peru 104 25 6 0 110 25
2008 Kashiwa Reysol J. League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 9 0 1 0 10 0
2010 J. League 2 26 2 1 0 27 2
2011 J. League 1 23 2 1 0 2 0 26 2
Country Japan 58 4 3 0 2 0 63 4

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