Kyogo Furuhashi

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Kyogo Furuhashi
古橋亨梧
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Kyogo with Celtic in 2021
Personal information
Full name Kyogo Furuhashi
Date of birth (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Nara, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Celtic
Number 8
Youth career
Sakuragaoka FC
Athpegas Ikoma FC
2010–2012 Kokoku High School
2013–2016 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 FC Gifu 68 (17)
2018–2021 Vissel Kobe 95 (42)
2021– Celtic 20 (12)
National team
2019– Japan 15 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 June 2022 (UTC)

Kyogo Furuhashi (古橋 亨梧, Furuhashi Kyōgo, born 20 January 1995), often known mononymously as Kyogo, is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a forward or winger for Scottish Premiership club Celtic and the Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

FC Gifu[edit]

Kyogo Furuhashi joined J2 League club FC Gifu in 2017.

Vissel Kobe[edit]

On 1 August 2018, it was confirmed that Furuhashi would join the J1 League club Vissel Kobe for the rest of the 2018 season

In the club's Emperor's Cup semi-final match against Shimizu S-Pulse on 21 December 2019, Furuhashi scored Vissel's third goal to seal a 3–1 victory and a spot in their first ever major cup final.[2] Vissel would go on to defeat Kashima Antlers in the final on 1 January 2020.[3]

Furuhashi scored Vissel Kobe's second goal in their 2020 Japanese Super Cup victory over Yokohama F. Marinos on 8 February 2020.[4] Four days later in Vissel Kobe's first ever match in a continental competition against Malaysia Super League champions JDT, Furuhashi scored again in a 5–1 victory.[5] Furuhashi netted the lone goal the second group stage match against Suwon Samsung Bluewings on 19 February.[6]

Celtic[edit]

On 16 July 2021, Furuhashi joined Scottish Premiership side Celtic for £4.5 million, signing a four-year deal. [7] He scored his first goal for the club on his debut against Jablonec in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round on 5 August 2021.[8] Three days later, Furuhashi scored his first Scottish Premiership goals, netting a 67-minute hat-trick in a 6–0 win against Dundee.[9][10] He followed up his excellent run of form by scoring against Hearts,[11] and again in the UEFA Europa League against AZ Alkmaar.[12]

In the lead up to a game against Rangers on 29 August 2021, a video featuring Rangers supporters racially abusing Kyogo over his ethnicity was posted on social media. This led to an outpouring of support for the striker.[13] He picked up an injury while on international duty with Japan in September, but returned after five games,[14] scoring on 3 October in a 2–1 victory against Aberdeen[15] and netting the only goal of the game in a home league win against Hearts on 2 December.[16] On 19 December 2021, Furuhashi scored twice against Hibernian in the final of the Scottish League Cup. The game ended 2–1, winning Furuhashi his first trophy with Celtic.[17]

International career[edit]

Furuhashi earned his first Japan cap in against Venezuela on 19 November 2019 in the 2019 edition of the Kirin Cup. The result was a 1–4 home loss at the Panasonic Stadium Suita.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 14 May 2022[19][20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Gifu 2017 J2 League 42 6 2 0 44 6
2018 26 11 1 0 27 11
Total 68 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 17
Vissel Kobe 2018 J1 League 13 5 0 0 0 0 13 5
2019 31 10 4 2 1 0 36 12
2020 30 12 1 0 8[a] 4 1[b] 1 40 17
2021 21 15 1 1 0 0 22 16
Total 95 42 5 3 2 0 8 4 1 1 111 50
Celtic 2021–22 Scottish Premiership 20 12 1 0 3 3 9[c] 5 33 20
Career total 183 71 9 3 4 1 17 9 1 1 214 85
  1. ^ Appearances in AFC Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in Japanese Super Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 14 June 2022[21]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 2019 1 0
2021 11 3
2022 3 0
Total 15 3
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Furuhashi goal.
List of international goals scored by Kyogo Furuhashi
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 30 March 2021 Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba, Japan  Mongolia 10–0 14–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 11–0
3 7 June 2021 Panasonic Stadium Suita, Suita, Japan  Tajikistan 1–0 4–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Vissel Kobe

Celtic

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Teams|JFA|Japan Football Association".
  2. ^ "Vissel Kobe 3–1 Shimizu S-Pulse". Soccerway. 21 December 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Andrés Iniesta skippers Vissel Kobe to first trophy in David Villa's final match". AS. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Andres Iniesta lifts Japan Super Cup after nine straight pen misses". ESPN. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Vissel Kobe (JPN) 5–1 Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS)". The AFC. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  6. ^ "SUWON SAMSUNG BLUEWINGS (KOR) 0–1 VISSEL KOBE (JPN) : Highlights". YouTube (The AFC Hub). 19 February 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Celtic sign Japan forward Furuhashi". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. ^ "First win for new manager Postecoglou". BBC Sport. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Scottish Premiership: Kyogo Furuhashi hits hat-trick as Celtic thrash Dundee". Guardian. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  10. ^ Duncan, Thomas (8 August 2021). "Celtic 6–0 Dundee". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  11. ^ "BBC Sport Results". BBC Sport.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "BBC Sport Results". BBC Sport.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Kyogo Furuhashi: Rangers bans fans over racial abuse of Celtic star". BBC News. 23 August 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  14. ^ Pirie, Mark (11 October 2021). "Kyogo Furuhashi reveals Celtic success secret as he makes bold 'outsmart' opponents claim". Daily Record. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  15. ^ McPheat, Nick (3 October 2021). "Aberdeen 1 - 2 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Kyogo Furuhashi's controversial strike gives Celtic narrow win over Hearts". The Guardian. PA Media. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Hibernian 1-2 Celtic: Kyogo Furuhashi wins Scottish League Cup final for Ange Postecoglou's Celtic". Sky Sports. 19 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  18. ^ "SAMURAI BLUE lose final home match of the year 1–4 against Venezuela". JFA. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  19. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 223 out of 289)
  20. ^ "Kyogo Furuhashi". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  21. ^ Kyogo Furuhashi at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  22. ^ "Dundee United 1–1 Celtic: Ange Postecoglou's side reclaim league title". BBC Sport. 11 May 2022. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  23. ^ "Hibernian 1–2 Celtic" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  24. ^ @PFAScotland (26 April 2022). "Your Premiership @PFAScotland Team of the Year" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 April 2022 – via Twitter.

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