Genki Haraguchi

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Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi Japan 2018.jpg
Haraguchi with Japan in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-05-09) 9 May 1991 (age 31)
Place of birth Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger, forward
Club information
Current team
Union Berlin
Number 24
Youth career
Kōnan Minami SS
2004–2009 Urawa Red Diamonds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Urawa Red Diamonds 167 (33)
2014–2018 Hertha BSC 91 (4)
2018Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 13 (1)
2018–2021 Hannover 96 94 (15)
2021– Union Berlin 31 (2)
National team
2008 Japan U19[2] 1 (0)
2011 Japan U22[2] 3 (0)
2012 Japan U23[2] 1 (1)
2011– Japan 73 (11)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 August 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 June 2022

Genki Haraguchi (原口 元気, Haraguchi Genki, born 9 May 1991) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a winger or forward for Bundesliga club Union Berlin and the Japan national team.[3]

Club career[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds[edit]

Haraguchi made his debut as a professional on 25 May 2008, in the J. League Cup match against Nagoya Grampus.[4] He scored his first professional goal against Nagoya Grampus in a J. League Division 1 game on 12 April 2009.[5]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 25 May 2014, it was announced that Haraguchi had been signed by Hertha BSC.[6] He scored his first competitive goal for Hertha on 16 August 2014 in a 4–2 win during the first round DFB Pokal game against FC Viktoria Köln.[7] He scored his first Bundesliga goal on 14 March against Schalke 04 to put Hertha 2–1 in front.

In January 2018, Haraguchi joined Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan until the end of the season.[8]

Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan)[edit]

While on loan at Düsseldorf for the 2017–18 season, Haraguchi played a key role in helping the side gain promotion to the Bundesliga.[9]

Hannover 96[edit]

On 11 June 2018, Haraguchi announced that he had reached an agreement to join Hannover 96 for the 2018–19 season.

International career[edit]

2011 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Haraguchi was elected as one of the preliminary registration members on Japan's 50-man list.[10]

2013 EAFF East Asian Cup[edit]

Haraguchi played for Japan in the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup. He played against China PR and South Korea for 71 and 90 minutes respectively, and helped Japan to win the championship for the first time.[11][12]

2018 World Cup[edit]

In May 2018 Haraguchi was named to Japan's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 6 August 2022[14][15]