Kohei Matsushita

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Kohei Matsushita
Personal information
Full name Kohei Matsushita
Date of birth (1985-07-24) July 24, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Hakusan, Ishikawa, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2001–2003 Shizuoka Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Júbilo Iwata 0 (0)
2006–2010 Ehime FC 72 (2)
2011 Atlanta Silverbacks 7 (0)
Total 79 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kohei Matsushita (松下 幸平?, Matsushita Kōhei, born July 24, 1985) is a former Japanese football player.

Career[edit]

Japan[edit]

Kohei attended Shizuoka Gakuen High School, with whom he won the All Japan High school Championship and Best 11 award in 2002, and began his career with Júbilo Iwata, playing for the team's U-18, U-19, and U-23 teams. After a loan spell with Ehime FC in 2006, he moved clubs in 2007, and was the key outside player for Ehime for three season.

United States[edit]

Kohei decided to move abroad in 2011 and entered the open trial for Atlanta Silverbacks in the North American Soccer League. He became the first Japanese player ever to sign with the club[1] and made his debut for his new team on April 16, 2011 in a game against FC Edmonton. Atlanta announced on November 8, 2011 that Matsushita would return for the 2012 season.[2]

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
2004 Jubilo Iwata J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Ehime FC J2 League 32 2 2 0 - 34 2
2007 9 0 0 0 - 9 0
2008 2 0 1 0 - 3 0
2009 18 0 0 0 - 18 0
2010 11 0 0 0 - 11 0
United States League Open Cup League Cup Total
2011 Atlanta Silverbacks NASL 7 0 - - 7 0
Country Japan 72 2 3 0 0 0 75 2
United States 7 0 - - 7 0
Total 79 2 3 0 0 0 82 2

Playing style[edit]

Has been mainly playing on the left flank known for his accurate pinpoint crosses. Names former Brazilian National Team Player Cafu as his idol player.

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