Keiji Kaimoto

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Keiji Kaimoto
海本 慶治
Personal information
Full name Keiji Kaimoto
Date of birth (1972-11-26) November 26, 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Suita, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1991–1994 Tokai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Vissel Kobe 104 (6)
2001–2004 Nagoya Grampus Eight 49 (0)
2005–2008 Albirex Niigata 60 (2)
Total 213 (8)
National team
2000 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Keiji Kaimoto (海本 慶治, Kaimoto Keiji, born November 26, 1972) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. His younger brother Kojiro Kaimoto is also a former footballer.

Club career[edit]

Kaimoto was born in Suita on November 26, 1972. After graduating from Tokai University, he joined Japan Football League club Vissel Kobe in 1995. The club won the 2nd place in 1996 and was promoted to J1 League. From 1997, he played many matches. In 2001, he moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight. In 2003, his younger brother Kojiro Kaimoto also joined Grampus. However his opportunity to play gradually decreased. He moved to Albirex Niigata with Kojiro in 2005. Although he played many matches, Kojiro left the club in May 2006. His opportunity to play decreased from 2007 and retired end of 2008 season.

National team career[edit]

Kaimoto was capped once for Japan national team, when he played a 2000 Asian Cup match against Qatar at the group stage in Beirut on October 20, 2000. He was sent off in the 39th minute in the match.[1] The team went on to win the tournament.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1995 Vissel Kobe Football League 2 0 0 0 - 2 0
1996 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1997 J1 League 20 0 2 1 0 0 22 1
1998 32 4 1 0 3 0 36 4
1999 28 1 0 0 2 0 30 1
2000 22 1 4 0 1 0 27 1
2001 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 21 0 1 0 5 0 27 0
2002 12 0 0 0 5 1 17 1
2003 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
2004 9 0 1 0 3 0 13 0
2005 Albirex Niigata J1 League 20 1 1 0 6 0 27 1
2006 31 1 1 0 4 0 36 1
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Country Japan 213 8 11 1 31 1 255 10
Total 213 8 11 1 31 1 255 10

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 1 0
Total 1 0

National team[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

Team honors[edit]

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