Toru Araiba

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Toru Araiba
Keigo Higashi v Toru Araiba.jpg
Toru Araiba (right) defending.
Personal information
Full name Toru Araiba
Date of birth (1979-07-12) July 12, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left fullback
Club information
Current team
Cerezo Osaka
Number 7
Youth career
1992-1994 Katano FC
1995-1997 Gamba Osaka Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-2003 Gamba Osaka 140 (13)
2004-2012 Kashima Antlers 262 (9)
2013- Cerezo Osaka 12 (0)
National team
1995 Japan U17 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Toru Araiba (新井場 徹 Araiba Tōru?, born 12 July 1979 in Hirakata, Osaka) is a Japanese football defender. He currently plays for Cerezo Osaka.[1][2] He is naturally right footed but can use both feet. He mainly plays as a left full back.

Playing career[edit]

Araiba was a product of the youth system of Gamba Osaka. He was a member of the Japan team for the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship finals. He made 2 first team appearances for Gamba in 1997 while he still belonged to their youth team. He signed a professional contract in 1998 and started to play regularly for the club's first team. He received a call-up for the national team by Philippe Troussier in 2001 but has not played a game for Japan. He moved to Kashima Antlers in 2004.

Team honors[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Last update: 31 March 2014

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
1997 Gamba Osaka J. League 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
1998 30 0 0 0 3 0 - 33 0
1999 J. League Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2000 24 7 1 0 4 1 - 29 8
2001 29 3 3 1 4 0 - 36 4
2002 30 1 2 0 8 1 - 40 2
2003 25 2 2 1 4 1 - 31 4
2004 Kashima Antlers 28 1 3 0 7 0 - 38 1
2005 28 1 2 0 4 0 - 34 1
2006 30 2 4 0 11 0 - 45 2
2007 30 1 5 0 9 0 - 44 1
2008 30 2 2 0 2 0 7 0 41 2
2009 29 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 37 0
2010 33 1 2 0 2 0 6 1 44 2
2011 23 1 2 0 3 0 7 0 36 1
2012 31 0 3 0 10 0 - - 44 0
2013 Cerezo Osaka 11 0 1 0 4 0 - - 16 0
2014 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 414 22 34 2 77 3 24 1 551 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kashima Antlers Official Web site". Kashima Antlers. Archived from the original on 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Stats Centre: Toru Araiba Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-08-05.