Jungo Fujimoto

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Jungo Fujimoto
Personal information
Full name Jungo Fujimoto
Date of birth (1984-03-24) 24 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gamba Osaka
Number 25
Youth career
1999–2001 Toko Gakuen H.S.
2002–2005 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Shimizu S-Pulse 139 (31)
2011–2013 Nagoya Grampus 94 (14)
2014–2015 Yokohama F Marinos 45 (6)
2016– Gamba Osaka 20 (1)
2016 Gamba Osaka U-23 4 (2)
National team
2007– Japan 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2011

Jungo Fujimoto (藤本 淳吾, Fujimoto Jungo, born 24 March 1984 in Yamato, Kanagawa) is a Japanese football player, who currently plays for Gamba Osaka. He is a left-footed play-making midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Fujimoto was educated at and played for Toko Gakuen High School, during which time he was also a member of the U-17 Japanese National Team for the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship hosted by Trinidad and Tobago. Fujimoto played three games in the competition but the team was eliminated after the group stage.

After graduating high school Fujimoto received an offer from J. League Division 2 side Kawasaki Frontale, but he decided to continue his study and play football at the University of Tsukuba. He was a member of the national team for the 2005 Universiade held at İzmir, Turkey. Fujimoto was the top scorer with six goals and was selected as the MVP of the competition.

Club[edit]

Upon graduating university Fujimoto joined Shimizu S-Pulse in 2006 and inherited jersey number 10 from Masaaki Sawanobori. During his first full professional season Fujimoto played in 28 league games and scored 8 goals. He was awarded the J-League Young Player of the Year Award. He was seriously injured in late season of 2008 and made a comeback goal against Kyoto Sanga F.C. via direct free kick on 19 August 2009.

National team[edit]

He made his Japanese National Team debut on March 24, 2007 in a friendly against Peru. Fujimoto came on as a substitute in the 85th minute to replace his high school fellow alumnus Shunsuke Nakamura.

Career stats[edit]

As of 11 June 2017

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other1 Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2005 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 0 0 - 1 0 - - 1 0
2006 28 8 3 3 5 0 - - 36 11
2007 34 7 3 0 4 1 - - 41 8
2008 18 2 - 6 4 - - 24 6
2009 27 1 5 0 9 0 - - 41 1
2010 32 13 4 1 8 1 - - 44 15
Total 139 31 15 4 33 6 0 0 0 0 187 41
2011 Nagoya Grampus J1 33 9 3 0 - 7 3 1 0 44 12
2012 33 2 4 0 2 2 5 2 - 44 6
2013 28 3 1 0 2 0 - - 31 3
Total 94 14 8 0 4 2 12 5 1 0 119 21
2014 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 26 3 1 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 34 5
2015 19 3 3 0 3 0 - - 25 3
Total 45 6 4 2 5 0 4 0 1 0 59 8
2016 Gamba Osaka J1 13 0 1 0 5 0 4 0 1 0 24 0
2017 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 - 10 1
Total 20 1 1 0 5 0 7 0 1 0 34 1
Career Total 298 52 28 6 47 8 23 5 3 0 399 71

1 - includes Japanese Super Cup appearances.

Reserves performance
Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Total
2016 Gamba Osaka U-23 J3 4 2 4 2
Career total 4 2 4 2

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 4 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 2 0
2011 4 0
2012 3 1
Total 13 1

Trivia[edit]

His father Koju was also a footballer who played for Nihon Kokan F.C. of the Japan Soccer League, the former top-flight league in Japan.

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jungo Fujimoto at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]