Daniel Schmidt (footballer)
|Full name||Daniel Yuji Yabuki|
|Date of birth||February 3, 1992|
|Place of birth||Illinois, United States|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|2007–2009||Tohoku Gakuin Junior High School|
|2010–2013||Chuo University Football Club|
|2010–2012||→ Kawasaki Frontale (loan)|
|2014||→ Roasso Kumamoto (loan)||4||(0)|
|2015||→ Roasso Kumamoto (loan)||26||(0)|
|2016||→ Matsumoto Yamaga (loan)||41||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2019
Daniel Schmidt (シュミット・ダニエル Shumitto Danieru, born February 3, 1992) is a footballer who plays for Vegalta Sendai of the J1 League as a goalkeeper. Born in the United States, Schmidt represents the Japan national football team.
He later signed for Vegalta Sendai, but Schmidt played his first pro match during a one-month loan to Roasso Kumamoto in April 2014. After playing his first ever game with Vegalta in J. League Cup, he was again loaned to Roasso, this time until the end of 2015 season. A third loan was established in 2016, this time to Matsumoto Yamaga.
On 30 August 2018, Schmidt received his first international callup from the Japan national football team for the Kirin Challenge Cup 2018. He his debut appearance in a friendly match against Venezuela on 16 November 2018 and played his first competitive match for Japan on 17 January 2019 in the 2-1 win against Uzbekistan during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J. League Cup||Total|
|2014||Vegalta Sendai||J1 League||0||0||–||1||0||1||0|
|Roasso Kumamoto||J2 League||4||0||–||–||4||0|
|2015||Vegalta Sendai||J1 League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Roasso Kumamoto||J2 League||26||0||2||0||–||28||0|
|2017||Vegalta Sendai||J1 League||20||0||0||0||4||0||24||0|
- "SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) Squad, Schedule - KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2018【9/7＠Hokkaido vs Chile】【9/11＠Osaka vs Costa Rica】". jfa.jp. August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 96 out of 289)
- Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 96 out of 289)
- Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 159 out of 289)
- Daniel Schmidt at National-Football-Teams.com
- Daniel Schmidt at J.League (in Japanese)
- Profile at Vegalta Sendai
- Profile at Matsumoto Yamaga
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