Ibata was born in Sapporo on June 25, 1974. After graduating from high school, he joined Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1994. However he could not play at all in the match until 1996. In 2996, he moved to Honda. He played many matches and he also scored 11 goals in 1999. In 2000, he moved to JEF United Ichihara. Although he played many matches in 2000, his opportunity to play decreased in 2001 and retired end of 2001 season.