Noriyoshi Sakai

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Noriyoshi Sakai
Personal information
Full name Noriyoshi Sakai
Date of birth (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Sanjō, Niigata, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender, Forward
Club information
Current team
Avispa Fukuoka
Youth career
2008–2010 Teikyo Nagaoka High school
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Albirex Niigata 12 (0)
2014– Avispa Fukuoka (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Noriyoshi Sakai (酒井 宣福 Sakai Noriyoshi?, born 9 November 1992) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a central midfielder for J. League club Avispa Fukuoka. A versatile midfielder, Sakai can play in many different positions, although central midfield is his preferred position.

He is the younger brother of current VfB Stuttgart player and former Albirex Niigata team-mate Gotoku Sakai.


On 2 November 2010, Sakai signed for J. League club Albirex Niigata.[1] He made his J. League debut on 7 May 2011, coming on as a substitute for Yoshiyuki Kobayashi against Omiya Ardija.[2]


  1. ^ 酒井 宣福 選手(帝京長岡高)来季新加入内定のお知らせ (in Japanese). Albirex Niigata. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "PLAYERS 2013 J.League Division1 Albirex Niigata". J. League. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 

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