Tomoyuki Sakai

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Tomoyuki Sakai
Personal information
Full name Tomoyuki Sakai
Date of birth (1979-06-29) 29 June 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Misato, Saitama,[1] Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 JEF Ichihara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 JEF Ichihara 92 (3)
2001–2003 Nagoya Grampus 71 (5)
2004–2007 Urawa Red Diamonds 40 (3)
2007–2008 Vissel Kobe 10 (0)
2009 Fujieda MYFC 8 (3)
2010–2011 Pelita Jaya 10 (1)
2011 Persiwa Wamena 12 (0)
2011–2012 Persiram Raja Ampat 33 (2)
2013 Deltras Sidoarjo 0 (0)
National team
1994–1995 Japan U-17 3 (0)
1998–1999 Japan U-20 7 (0)
2000[2] Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 December 2008

Tomoyuki Sakai 酒井 友之(born 29 June 1979 in Misato, Saitama[1]) is a Japanese former footballer. He was capped 1 time for the Japanese national team.[2]

Career[edit]

Sakai was a starter for Japan at the 2000 Summer Olympics,[3] who carried high hopes of the nation because Sakai's teammates included such household names as Hidetoshi Nakata, Shinji Ono and Naohiro Takahara. However, in the team's quarterfinal match, Sakai committed a foul inside his own box at the 90th minute, conceding the USA, Japan's opponents, a crucial penalty to make it 2-2.[4] The Americans went on to win the penalty shootouts after 120 minutes of play could not separate the two teams.[4]

Club career statistics[edit]

Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997 JEF United Ichihara J. League 1 18 2 2 0 1 0 21 2
1998 25 0 1 0 6 1 32 1
1999 22 0 1 1 0 0 23 1
2000 27 1 3 1 2 0 32 2
2001 Nagoya Grampus Eight J. League 1 25 3 1 0 6 0 32 3
2002 29 1 3 0 6 0 38 1
2003 17 1 0 0 3 0 20 1
2004 Urawa Red Diamonds J. League 1 19 1 3 0 7 1 29 2
2005 18 2 4 0 6 0 28 2
2006 3 0 3 0 5 1 11 1
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Vissel Kobe J. League 1 10 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Fujieda MY Prefectural Leagues 8 3 - - 8 3
Indonesia League Piala Indonesia League Cup Total
2010–11 Pelita Jaya Super League 10 1 - - 10 1
2010–11 Persiwa Wamena 12 0 - - 12 0
2011–12 Persiram Raja Ampat 33 2 - - 33 2
Country Japan 221 14 23 2 42 3 286 19
Indonesia 55 3 - - 55 3
Total 276 17 23 2 42 3 341 22

Honors and awards[edit]

Club honors[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds

Country honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2008 J.League Division1 Vissel Kobe: Players. date:12 December 2008
  2. ^ a b "SAKAI Tomoyuki". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  3. ^ "Tomoyuki Sakai Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "SYDNEY 2000: SOCCER; Trailing Twice, U.S. Beats Japan to Reach Semifinals". The New York Times. 24 September 2000. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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