Kazuma Watanabe

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Kazuma Watanabe
Kazuma Watanabe 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kazuma Watanabe
Date of birth (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Kunimi, Nagasaki, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Vissel Kobe
Number 19
Youth career
2002–2004 Kunimi High School
2005–2008 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Yokohama F. Marinos 88 (28)
2012–2014 F.C. Tokyo 86 (26)
2015– Vissel Kobe 61 (22)
National team
2010 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 January 2010

Kazuma Watanabe (渡邉 千真, Watanabe Kazuma, born 10 August 1986[1]) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Vissel Kobe.

Career[edit]

He made his J-League debut against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on 7 March 2009 scoring his first league goal.[2] He kept scoring constantly up to 13 goals in the league this season, and broke the previous season goal record of a rookie player made by Shoji Jo in 1994. This earned him the young player of the year award 2009.

He made his full international debut for Japan on January 6, 2010 in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Yemen.

He is the younger brother of Omiya Ardija midfielder Daigo Watanabe.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2017.[3]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AFC Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yokohama F. Marinos 2009 34 13 3 4 8 4 - - 45 21
2010 24 8 2 0 6 1 - - 32 9
2011 30 7 5 1 5 2 - - 40 10
Total 88 28 10 5 19 7 - - 117 40
F.C. Tokyo 2012 27 6 1 0 3 2 7 3 1 0 39 11
2013 33 17 5 1 4 1 - - 42 19
2014 26 3 3 1 4 0 - - 33 4
Total 86 26 9 2 11 3 7 3 1 0 114 34
Vissel Kobe 2015 28 10 4 3 8 7 - - 40 20
2016 33 12 2 2 7 3 - - 42 17
Total 61 22 6 5 15 10 - - 82 37
Career total 235 76 25 12 45 20 7 3 1 0 313 111

1Includes Japanese Super Cup.

International[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soccerway profile
  2. ^ "Stats Centre: Kazuma Watanabe Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  3. ^ 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. 58 out of 289)

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