Daniel Schmidt (footballer)

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Daniel Schmidt
シュミット・ダニエル
Personal information
Full name Daniel Yuji Yabuki[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-03) February 3, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Illinois, United States
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Vegalta Sendai
Number 1
Youth career
2007–2009 Tohoku Gakuin Junior High School
2010–2013 Chuo University Football Club
2010–2012Kawasaki Frontale (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Vegalta Sendai 38 (0)
2014Roasso Kumamoto (loan) 4 (0)
2015Roasso Kumamoto (loan) 26 (0)
2016Matsumoto Yamaga (loan) 41 (0)
National team
2018– Japan 2 (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.

Early life[edit]

Born in the United States to a German-American father and Japanese mother, Schmidt moved to Sendai at the age of two. He attended Chuo University.[2]

Club career[edit]

Schmidt played three consecutive seasons as a Special Designated Player for Kawasaki Frontale before entering the professional ranks in 2013.[3]

He later signed for Vegalta Sendai,[4] but Schmidt played his first pro match during a one-month loan to Roasso Kumamoto in April 2014.[5] 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.[6] A third loan was established in 2016, this time to Matsumoto Yamaga.[7]

International career[edit]

On 30 August 2018, Schmidt received his first international callup from the Japan national football team for the Kirin Challenge Cup 2018.[8] 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.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2018.[10][11][12]

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
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
2016 Matsumoto Yamaga 41 0 1 0 42 0
2017 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 20 0 0 0 4 0 24 0
Total 91 0 3 0 5 0 99 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stats.the-afc.com/player/131440
  2. ^ http://www.nikkansports.com/soccer/news/p-sc-tp1-20131217-1232540.html
  3. ^ http://www.frontale.co.jp/info/2012/0323_1.html
  4. ^ http://www.vegalta.co.jp/news/press_release/2013/11/post-1195.html
  5. ^ http://roasso-k.com/news/news_view.htm?id=1027
  6. ^ http://roasso-k.com/news/news_view.htm?id=1926
  7. ^ http://www.yamaga-fc.com/archives/43393
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ http://stats.the-afc.com/match_report/13289
  10. ^ 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)
  11. ^ 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)
  12. ^ 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)

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