Atsushi Kawata

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Atsushi Kawata
Personal information
Full name Atsushi Kawata
Date of birth (1992-09-18) September 18, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Fujiidera, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tokushima Vortis
Number 9
Youth career
Hannan University Senior High School
Hannan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Albirex Niigata (S) 43 (19)
2017–2018 Albirex Niigata 48 (12)
2019– Tokushima Vortis 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2019

Atsushi Kawata (河田 篤秀, Kawata Atsushi, born September 18, 1992) is a Japanese professional footballer who currently plays for Japanese club Tokushima Vortis.

Formerly he played for Albirex Niigata (S) in the S.League, Singapore's top tier of competitive football.[1]

Club career[edit]

Albirex Niigata (Singapore) FC[edit]

Atsushi Kawata signed for Albirex Niigata (S) for the 2015 S.League season. He made 30 appearances, scoring 11 goals in all competitions that season. He renewed his contract with the club for the 2016 S.League season.[2] He was also part of the Albirex Niigata (S) squad that won both the 2015 Singapore Cup and the 2015 Singapore League Cup.[3]

In the 2016 S.League season, Kawata was part of the team which completed an unprecedented sweep of all four of the league's major trophies.[4] As a result, he was named the 2016 S.League Player of the Year, scoring 20 goals and contributing eight assists in all competitions.[5][6]

Albirex Niigata FC[edit]

After a stellar 2016 season in Singapore, Kawata earned a move back to parent club Albirex Niigata for the 2017 J-League One season.[7]

He scored the 1st goal for the club against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo on 23/9/2017.[8] In the match, he scored twice and this is 1st time he started the match for the team. He also scored on 21/10/2017 against Júbilo Iwata.

Tokushima Vortis[edit]

For season 2019, he moved to Tokushima Vortis.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 2 Nov 2016

Singapore
Club Season League Singapore Cup Singapore League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Singapore Albirex Niigata (S) 2015 S.League 21 6 4 2 5 3 30 11
2016 S.League 22 13 4 3 4 4 30 20
Total 43 19 8 5 9 7 60 31
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan Albirex Niigata 2017 J1 League 11 3 0 0 2 0 13 3
2018 J2 League 30 6 2 0 0 0 32 6
Total 41 9 2 0 2 0 45 9
Japan Tokushima Vortis 2019 J2 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 84 28 10 5 11 7 105 40

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Albirex Niigata (S)

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atsushi Kawata renews contract". Albirex Niigata (S). Dec 22, 2015. Retrieved Nov 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Atsushi Kawata renews contract". Albirex Niigata (S). Dec 22, 2015. Retrieved Nov 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Football: Albirex Niigata wins RHB Singapore Cup - Channel NewsAsia". Channel NewsAsia. Mediacorp. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Awesome Albirex Complete Sweep". The New Paper. Oct 30, 2016. Retrieved Nov 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "No surprises as Albirex reign supreme on S.League Awards Night". fourfourtwo.sg. Nov 2, 2016. Retrieved Nov 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Albirex win big again at S.League Awards night". Today. Nov 2, 2016. Retrieved Nov 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Lim, Wei Xiang (25 November 2016). "S.League Player of the Year off to Japanese First Division". FourFourTwo. FourFourTwo. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Kawata stats 2017".
  9. ^ "Atsushi move club".

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