Toshihide Saito

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Toshihide Saito
Personal information
Full name Toshihide Saito
Date of birth (1973-04-20) April 20, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1989–1991 Shimizu Higashi High School
1992–1995 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2008 Shimizu S-Pulse 244 (16)
2007–2008 Shonan Bellmare (on loan) 84 (4)
2009–2013 Fujieda MYFC 56 (6)
National team
1996–1999[1] Japan 17 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2013 Fujieda MYFC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2008

Toshihide Saito (斉藤 俊秀 Saitō Toshihide?, born 20 April 1973 in Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan) is a Japanese football (soccer) manager and former player. He was the player/manager of Japan Football League club Fujieda MYFC.[2] before leaving the club at the end of the 2013 season.

Career[edit]

He was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School and Waseda University. After graduating, he joined J. League side Shimizu S-Pulse in 1996. He received J-League Young Player of the Year that season.[3] He's been a long serving Shimizu player but is currently on loan to Division 2 side Shonan Bellmare for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Fujieda MYFC[edit]

In 2009, Saito was appointed player/manager of Japan regional leagues side Fujieda MYFC.[4] After promotion to the Japan Football League in 2011[5] and acceptance into J. League Division 3 for the 2014 season, Saito decided to leave the club.[6]

International career[edit]

He was capped 17 times for the Japanese national team between 1996 and 1999.[1] His first international appearance came on August 25, 1996 in a friendly against Uruguay at Nagai Stadium in Osaka.[1] He was an unused substitute at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 30 November 2013
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1996 Shimizu S-Pulse J. League 1 29 2 3 0 16 0 48 2
1997 22 2 3 0 0 0 25 2
1998 33 0 5 0 1 0 39 0
1999 28 3 3 0 4 0 35 3
2000 28 3 5 0 6 0 39 3
2001 20 1 0 0 2 0 22 1
2002 20 1 2 0 1 0 23 1
2003 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004 26 3 1 0 6 0 33 3
2005 28 0 0 0 7 1 35 1
2006 8 1 0 0 3 0 11 1
2007 Shonan Bellmare J. League 2 46 4 2 0 - 48 4
2008 38 0 1 0 - 39 0
2009 Fujieda MYFC Prefectural Leagues 11 3 - - 11 3
2010 Regional Leagues 15 2 - - 15 2
2011 4 0 - - 4 0
2012 JFL 11 0 0 0 - 11 0
2013 JFL 15 1 1 0 - 16 1
Country Japan 384 26 28 0 46 1 458 27
Total 384 26 28 0 46 1 458 27

National team[edit]

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1996 2 0
1997 7 0
1998 4 0
1999 4 0
Total 17 0

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual Honors[edit]

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