Kenji Fukuda

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Kenji Fukuda
福田 健二
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Personal information
Full name Kenji Fukuda
Date of birth (1977-10-21) October 21, 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Niihama, Ehime, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Nagoya Grampus Eight 114 (37)
2001–2003 FC Tokyo 32 (3)
2003 Vegalta Sendai 10 (0)
2004 Guaraní 36 (10)
2005 Pachuca Juniors 21 (12)
2005 Irapuato 19 (10)
2006 Castellón 17 (2)
2006–2007 Numancia 39 (10)
2007–2008 Las Palmas 15 (3)
2008–2009 Ionikos 24 (9)
2010–2012 Ehime FC 65 (8)
2013–2016 Metro Gallery 58 (30)
Total 450 (134)
National team
1997 Japan U-20 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kenji Fukuda (福田 健二, Fukuda Kenji, born October 21, 1977) is a former Japanese football player.[1] He is a left-footed forward.

Club career[edit]

After graduating from Narashino High School in Chiba in 1996, he joined J1 League side Nagoya Grampus Eight. He played many matches from 1997 and became a regular player in 1998. He helped the club to win the Sanwa Bank Cup in 1997, 1999 Emperor's Cup and the 2nd place 1996–97 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. However his opportunity to play decreased from 2000. He moved to FC Tokyo in August 2001 and Vegalta Sendai in August 2003.

He moved to Guaraní in Paraguay in 2004 and debuted in February against Cerro Porteño. He set up the goal for his side in their 3-1 defeat.[2]

From 2005, he played for many clubs, Pachuca Juniors, Irapuato in Mexico and Castellón, Numancia, Las Palmas in Spain. In August 2008 he moved to Greece and Ionikos FC.

In September 2009, he returned to Japan and signed with his local club Ehime FC. He played for the club from 2010 season because it was past the deadline of the player's registration for 2009 season. He played many matches as captain in 2010. However his opportunity to play decreased and he left the club end of 2012 season.

In 2013, he moved to Hong Kong and signed with Yokohama FC Hong Kong (later Metro Gallery). He played for the club until June 2016 and retired.

National team career[edit]

He represented Japan at several underage levels. He was a member of the Japan U-20 national team for the 1997 World Youth Championship hosted by Malaysia. He scored a goal against Costa Rica at the group stage. The team was eliminated at the quarter-final.[3]

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
1996 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 4 0 1 0 2 0 7 0
1997 19 5 1 0 8 1 28 6
1998 33 16 3 2 4 0 40 18
1999 24 10 4 2 3 1 31 13
2000 26 4 2 0 6 0 34 4
2001 8 2 0 0 3 0 11 2
2001 FC Tokyo J1 League 11 1 1 0 0 0 12 1
2002 21 2 0 0 7 3 28 5
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Paraguay League Cup League Cup Total
2004 Guaraní Primera División 36 10 36 10
Mexico League Cup League Cup Total
2004/05 Pachuca Juniors Segunda División 21 12 21 12
2005/06 Irapuato Primera División A 19 10 19 10
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
2005/06 Castellón Segunda División 17 2 0 0 - 17 2
2006/07 Numancia Segunda División 39 10 1 0 - 40 10
2007/08 Las Palmas Segunda División 15 3 2 0 - 17 3
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Total
2008/09 Ionikos Beta Ethniki 24 9 24 9
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2010 Ehime FC J2 League 29 7 1 0 - 30 7
2011 22 1 1 1 - 23 2
2012 14 0 0 0 - 14 0
Hong Kong League Cup AFC Cup Total
2012/13 Yokohama FC Hong Kong First Division League 8 3 2 0 - 10 3
2013/14 18 11 2 2 - 20 13
2014/15 YFCMD Premier League 16 10 7 2 - 23 12
2015/16 Metro Gallery Premier League 16 6 6 1 - 22 7
Country Japan 221 48 15 5 33 5 269 58
Paraguay 36 10 36 10
Mexico 40 22 40 22
Spain 71 15 3 0 - 74 15
Greece 24 9 24 9
Hong Kong 58 30 17 5 - 75 35
Total 450 134 35 10 33 5 518 149

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fukuda Kenji Transferred to Yokohama FC (Hong Kong)". Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Kenji Fukuda makes debut". February 10, 2004. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Kenji FukudaFIFA competition record

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