Kazumichi Takagi

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Kazumichi Takagi
高木 和道
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Personal information
Full name Kazumichi Takagi
Date of birth (1980-11-21) November 21, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Yasu, Shiga, Japan
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1996–1998 Kusatsu Higashi High School
1999–2000 Kyoto Sangyo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 Shimizu S-Pulse 156 (2)
2004Vissel Kobe (loan) 13 (0)
2009–2011 Gamba Osaka 53 (3)
2012 Vissel Kobe 9 (0)
2013–2014 Oita Trinita 61 (1)
2015 FC Gifu 29 (2)
2016 Júbilo Iwata 0 (0)
2017 Air Force Central 19 (0)
2018 MIO Biwako Shiga 25 (2)
Total 365 (10)
National team
2008–2009 Japan 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazumichi Takagi (高木 和道, Takagi Kazumichi, born November 21, 1980) is a former Japanese football player.

Playing career[edit]

Takagi was born in Yasu on November 21, 1980. After dropped out from Kyoto Sangyo University, he joined J1 League club Shimizu S-Pulse in June 2000. However he could hardly play in the match until 2002. In 2003, he played many matches as left side back until summer. However he could not play many matches from summer 2003. In August 2004, he moved to Vissel Kobe on loan. He became a regular player as center back of three backs defense. In 2005, he returned to Shimizu S-Pulse. He became a regular player as defensive midfielder and played with Teruyoshi Ito for the position. From summer 2005, he became a regular player as center back. He played with mainly Toshihide Saito or Ryuzo Morioka for the position and the club won the 2nd place Emperor's Cup. From 2006, he played as center back with Naoaki Aoyama for 3 seasons and the club won the 2nd place 2008 J.League Cup. In 2009, he moved to Gamba Osaka. In 2009, although he could not play many matches in league competition, he played many matches in Emperor's Cup and won the champions. In 2010, he became a regular player and played many matches as center back with Sota Nakazawa. The club also won the 2nd place in J1 League. However his opportunity to play decreased behind Satoshi Yamaguchi in 2011. In 2012, he moved to Vissel Kobe again. However he could not play many matches and the club was relegated to J2 League end of 2012 season. In 2013, he moved to Oita Trinita. Although he played many matches as center back of three backs defense, the club was relegated to J2 from 2014. In 2014, he became a captain and played many matches as regular center back. In 2015, he moved to J2 club FC Gifu and played many matches as center back. In 2016, he moved to J1 club Júbilo Iwata. However he could hardly play in the match. In 2017, he moved to Thailand and joined Air Force Central. In 2018, he returned to Japan and joined his locals club MIO Biwako Shiga in Japan Football League. He retired end of 2018 season.[1]

National team career[edit]

On August 20, 2008, he debuted for Japan national team against Uruguay. He played 5 games for Japan until 2009.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

[3]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2000 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2001 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 0
2002 0 0 0 0 3 0 - 3 0
2003 16 0 4 0 1 0 3 2 22 2
2004 2 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 0
2004 Vissel Kobe J1 League 13 0 1 0 0 0 - 14 0
2005 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 33 1 5 0 8 1 - 46 2
2006 32 0 3 0 6 0 - 41 0
2007 34 0 3 0 5 0 - 42 0
2008 34 1 2 1 7 1 - 43 3
2009 Gamba Osaka J1 League 9 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
2010 31 2 3 0 2 0 7 0 43 2
2011 13 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 19 1
2012 Vissel Kobe J1 League 9 0 1 0 6 0 - 16 0
2013 Oita Trinita J1 League 21 0 2 0 1 0 - 23 0
2014 J2 League 40 1 1 0 - - 41 1
2015 FC Gifu J2 League 29 2 0 0 - - 29 2
2016 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 0 0 3 1 3 0 - 29 2
2018 MIO Biwako Shiga Football League 25 2 2 0 - - 27 2
Career total 346 10 36 2 45 2 15 2 442 16

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 3 0
2009 2 0
Total 5 0

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 1 0 0

Honours and awards[edit]

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