Kento Misao

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Kento Misao
Kento Misao 2.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kento Misao
Date of birth (1996-04-16) 16 April 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kashima Antlers
Number 20
Youth career
2009–2014 Tokyo Verdy Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Tokyo Verdy 39 (0)
2016– Kashima Antlers 67 (1)
National team
2013 Japan U-17 2 (0)
2017– Japan 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 December 2018

Kento Misao (三竿 健斗, Misao Kento, born 16 April 1996) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Kashima Antlers.

Club career[edit]

Converted to a center midfielder during his times in Tokyo Verdy's youth ranks,[1] After a short trial, he was fully promoted to first team of Verdy in 2015.[2]

In January 2016, Misao signed for Kashima Antlers.

He was chosen as one of the candidates for award 2018 Asian Footballer of the Year.[3]

National team career[edit]

In October 2013, Misao was elected Japan U-17 national team for 2013 U-17 World Cup. He played 2 matches.

In May 2018 he was named in Japan’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[4] However, he did not make the final 23.[5]

Statistics career[edit]

As of 23 February 2019''.[6][7]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup AFC Other1 Total
2015 Tokyo Verdy J2 League 39 0 2 0 41 0
2016 Kashima Antlers J1 League 4 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 11 0
2017 26 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 33 1
2018 26 0 3 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 40 1
Career total 95 1 10 1 5 0 14 0 1 0 125 2

National team[edit]

Japan national team[8]
Year Apps Goals
2017 1 0
2018 5 0
Total 6 0

Personal life[edit]

His elder brother Yuto is also a professional footballer currently playing for Antlers.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ co.,Ltd, FromOne. "96ジャパンのタレント三竿健斗、兄・雄斗(湘南)から受ける刺激「早く自分もあの舞台に」 | サッカーキング". サッカーキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "東京ヴェルディユースより来季トップチーム昇格選手内定のお知らせ | 東京ヴェルディ / Tokyo Verdy". www.verdy.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "AFC Annual Awards Oman 2018 nominees announced". www.the-afc.com. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  5. ^ "Akira Nishino names Japan's final World Cup squad | Goal.com". Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  6. ^ 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. 10 out of 289)
  7. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 44 out of 289)
  8. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Players - Kento MISAO - Kento Misao - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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