Gaku Shibasaki

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Gaku Shibasaki
Gaku Shibasaki (cropped).jpg
Shibasaki playing for Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Noheji, Aomori, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Centre midfielder
Club information
Current team
Getafe
Number 10
Youth career
2008–2010 Aomoriyamada High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Kashima Antlers 174 (17)
2017 Tenerife 16 (2)
2017– Getafe 23 (1)
National team
2007–2009 Japan U17 11 (2)
2014– Japan 22 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2018

Gaku Shibasaki (柴崎 岳, Shibasaki Gaku, born 28 May 1992) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Getafe CF and the Japanese national team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Kashima Antlers[edit]

He rose to prominence after scoring twice for Kashima Antlers in the final of the 2016 Club World Cup against Real Madrid. Real Madrid would eventually go on to win the match 4–2 albeit in extra time, after a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.[3]

Tenerife[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Shibasaki signed a six-month contract with Spanish Segunda División side CD Tenerife.[4] He made his debut for the club on 19 March, replacing Aitor Sanz in a 1–0 home loss against CF Reus Deportiu.

Shibasaki scored his first goal abroad on 28 May 2017, netting his team's second in a 3–1 away win against AD Alcorcón. He became a regular starter for the side and impressed during the play-offs, scoring the winner in a 1–0 home success over Cádiz CF; his side, however, failed to achieve promotion.

Getafe[edit]

On 17 July 2017, Shibasaki signed a four-year contract with Getafe CF, recently promoted to La Liga.[5] He made his debut in the category on 20 August, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Athletic Bilbao. He scored his first goal for Getafe against FC Barcelona in a 1–2 loss at home.[6]

National team career[edit]

In October 2009, Shibasaki was elected Japan U-17 national team for 2009 U-17 World Cup. He wore the number 10 shirt for Japan and played in all 3 matches.[7]

On 9 September 2014, Shibasaki debuted and scored a goal for Japan national team against Venezuela. In 2015, he was elected Japan for 2015 Asian Cup. He played 2 matches and scored a goal against United Arab Emirates at quarter-finals. In June 2018 he was named in Japan for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On July 16, 2018 he married the actress and singer Erina Mano.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 June 2018[9][10]
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup ACL Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashima Antlers 2011 13 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 - 20 1
2012 31 1 4 0 9 3 - 1 0 45 4
2013 34 2 2 0 8 0 - 0 0 44 2
2014 34 6 0 0 6 0 - 0 0 40 6
2015 29 5 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 0 36 7
2016 33 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 2 42 5
Total 174 17 9 0 31 4 6 1 6 2 227 25
CD Tenerife 2016–17 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 16 2
Getafe CF 2017–18 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 22 1
Career Total 212 20 9 0 31 4 6 1 6 2 265 28

1Includes Suruga Bank Championship.

International[edit]

As of 2 July 2018[11]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2014 4 1
2015 9 2
2016 0 0
2017 1 0
2018 8 1
Total 22 3

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 9 September 2014 International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan  Venezuela 2–1 2–2 Friendly [1]
2. 23 January 2015 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  United Arab Emirates 1–1 1–1 (4–5 pen.) 2015 AFC Asian Cup [2]
3. 31 March 2015 Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu, Japan  Uzbekistan 3–0 5–1 Friendly [3]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kashima Antlers

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Shibasaki won't land deal with Las Palmas, poised to join Spanish second-division team Japan Times.
  3. ^ "Real Madrid 4 Kashima Antlers 2: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick wins the day but they need extra time to do it". Telegraph. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Gaku Shibasaki, nuevo jugador del CD Tenerife" [Gaku Shibasaki, new player of CD Tenerife] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Gaku Shibasaki azulón" (in Spanish). Getafe CF. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Premio a la resistencia del Geta" [Prize to Geta's resistance] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Gaku ShibasakiFIFA competition record
  8. ^ Gaku ShibasakiFIFA competition record
  9. ^ 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. 284 out of 289)
  10. ^ Japan – Gaku Shibasaki – Profile with news, career statistics and history Soccerway.
  11. ^ "Gaku Shibasaki". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 

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