|Full name||Manabu Saitō|
|Date of birth||4 April 1990|
|Place of birth||Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|2003–2008||Yokohama F. Marinos Youth|
|2008–2017||Yokohama F. Marinos||201||(32)|
|2011||→ Ehime FC (loan)||36||(14)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014
Manabu Saitō (齋藤 学 Saitō Manabu, born 4 April 1990 in Kanagawa) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a midfielder for Kawasaki Frontale in J1 League having spent the majority of his career with Yokohama F. Marinos.
National team career
In August 2007, Saito was elected Japan U-17 national team for 2007 U-17 World Cup. He played 2 matches. In July 2012, he was elected Japan U-23 national team for 2012 Summer Olympics. He played 4 matches and Japan won the 4th place.
In July 2013, Saito was elected Japan national team for 2013 East Asian Cup. At this tournament, on July 21, he debuted against China. He was also elected Japan for 2014 World Cup, but he did not play in the match. He played 6 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 2016.
|Club||Season||League||Emperor's Cup||J. League Cup||AFC||Total|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||2008||7||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||8||0|
- Appearance: August 24, 2008. Yokohama F Marinos 1 vs 0 Consadole Sapporo, Mitsuzawa Stadium
- Goal: March 10, 2012. Kashiwa Reysol 3 vs 3 Yokohama F Marinos, Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
National team goals
- Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
|1.||25 July 2013||Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea||Australia||1–0||3–2||2013 EAFF East Asian Cup|
- Yokohama F. Marinos
- Kawasaki Frontale
- "Manabu Saito arrival". Kawasaki Frontale Official Page (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- Japan National Football Team Database
- 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. 81 out of 289)
- "Manabu Saito Soccerway Player Statistics". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- Manabu Saitō – FIFA competition record
- Manabu Saitō at National-Football-Teams.com
- Manabu Saitō at J.League (in Japanese)
- Profile at Yokohama F. Marinos (in Japanese)
- Manabu Saitō at Soccerway
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