Isao Homma

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Isao Homma
Isao Homma Albirex Niigata - 2.jpg
Homma playing for Albirex Niigata in 2010
Personal information
Full name Isao Homma
Date of birth (1981-04-19) April 19, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Nakajo, Niigata, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 15
Youth career
1997–1999 Narashino High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2014 Albirex Niigata 312 (13)
2014–2016 Tochigi SC 76 (2)
2017– Albirex Niigata 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 January 2017.

Isao Homma (本間 勲, Homma Isao?, born 19 April 1981 in Nakajo, Niigata) is a Japanese footballer who plays for J1 League club Albirex Niigata.[1]

Career[edit]

Homma was born in Nakajo, a small town in the Kitakanbara District. He began to play youth team football at the age of 8, with Nakajo Junior Soccer Club. In 1997, he entered Narashino High School in Chiba Prefecture and chose to play for the school. His school team won the prefectural tournament in 1998.[2]

Homma began his professional career with Albirex Niigata in 2000. He made his professional debut on 5 May 2000, in a J. League Division 2 match against Mito HollyHock.[3] Three days later, he scored his first professional goal in a 2–1 away victory over Shonan Bellmare. Homma finished his rookie campaign with 31 total appearances and three goals. However, he spent the next few years trying to break into the first team, spending most of his time as a substitute.

In the 2009 season, he was one of the most important players of Jun Suzuki's team. As team usually deployed a 4–3–3 formation, he usually played as a central/defensive midfielder.[4] He succeeded in retaining his place in the team, making 42 total appearances in the 2009 season.

At the start of the 2010 season Homma was selected as the new captain of Albirex Niigata.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2016.[6][7]

Club season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Albirex Niigata 2000 29 3 1 0 1 0 31 3
2001 11 1 2 0 0 0 13 1
2002 6 0 1 1 7 1
2003 15 0 0 0 15 0
2004 12 0 1 0 2 0 15 0
2005 28 0 2 0 3 0 33 0
2006 14 1 0 0 1 0 15 1
2007 30 2 1 0 4 0 35 2
2008 25 1 2 0 5 0 32 1
2009 32 0 4 0 6 0 42 0
2010 32 3 3 0 6 0 41 3
2011 34 2 1 0 3 1 38 3
2012 33 0 1 0 2 0 36 0
2013 11 0 2 1 4 0 17 1
2014 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Tochigi SC 2014 13 0 0 0 - 13 0
2015 34 2 1 0 - 35 2
Career total 359 15 23 2 37 1 419 18

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "本間 勲:栃木SC:Jリーグ.jp". jleague.jp. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  2. ^ 高校サッカー(千葉) (in Japanese). High School soccer datasite. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Players : 2012 J.League Division1 Albirex Niigata". J. League. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ 開幕直前!36クラブ別戦力分析レポート:新潟 (in Japanese). J's goal. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  5. ^ 新潟:新体制発表記者会見での質疑応答 (in Japanese). J's goal. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  6. ^ 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. 253 out of 289)
  7. ^ "Stats Centre: Isao Homma Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

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