Yoshiaki Takagi

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Yoshiaki Takagi
Personal information
Full name Yoshiaki Takagi
Date of birth (1992-12-09) 9 December 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shimizu S-Pulse
Number 23
Youth career
–2005 Azamino FC
2005–2009 Tokyo Verdy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Tokyo Verdy 43 (6)
2011–2013 FC Utrecht 33 (1)
2013– Shimizu S-Pulse 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Japan U17 8 (1)
2010 Japan U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2010

Yoshiaki Takagi (高木 善朗 Takagi Yoshiaki?, born 9 December 1992) is a Japanese footballer. He currently plays for Shimizu S-Pulse in the Japanese J-League.[1]

He is noted for being a free-kick specialist[citation needed] and emerging as a regular member at Tokyo Verdy in his debut season at the age of 17.[2] Alongside Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi and FC Bayern Munich forward Takashi Usami, Takagi is considered part of what has been termed by the Japanese media as the "Platinum Generation."[2]

Family[edit]

He comes from a sporting family, with his father Yutaka being a former professional baseball player, notably for Yokohama BayStars, and brother Toshiyuki currently a regular at Shimizu S-Pulse.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 August 2013[3][4][5]
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tokyo Verdy 2010 33 7 1 0 - - 34 7
2011 10 1 0 0 - - 10 1
Total 43 8 1 0 - - 44 8
FC Utrecht 2011–12 15 1 0 0 - - 15 1
2012–13 7 0 0 0 - 1 0 8 0
2013–14 11 0 0 0 2 0 - 13 0
Total 33 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 36 1
Career total 76 9 1 0 2 0 1 0 80 9

1Includes Emperor's Cup and KNVB Cup.

2Includes UEFA Europa League.

3Includes Eredivisie Playoffs.

International[edit]

As of 29 June 2010

References[edit]

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