Manabu Saitō

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Manabu Saitō
Personal information
Full name Manabu Saitō
Date of birth (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Kawasaki Frontale
Number 37
Youth career
2003–2008 Yokohama F. Marinos Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2017 Yokohama F. Marinos 201 (32)
2011Ehime FC (loan) 36 (14)
2018– Kawasaki Frontale
National team
2007 Japan U-17 2 (0)
2012 Japan U-23 14 (2)
2013–2016 Japan 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 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.[1]

National team career[edit]

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.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

Updated to 2 January 2018.[3][4]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AFC Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yokohama F. Marinos 2008 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2009 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
2010 5 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 10 1
2012 29 6 3 0 5 2 - 37 8
2013 28 4 4 2 4 2 - 39 8
2014 31 4 2 0 1 0 5 3 39 7
2015 32 7 2 0 3 0 - 37 7
2016 33 10 4 1 4 1 - 41 12
2017 25 1 2 2 2 0 - 29 3
Total 201 32 18 5 30 6 5 3 254 46
Ehime F.C. 2011 36 14 2 0 - - 38 14
Total 36 14 2 0 - - 38 14
Kawasaki Frontale 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 237 46 20 5 30 6 5 3 292 60

J.League Firsts[edit]

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 3 1
2014 2 0
2015 0 0
2016 1 0
Total 6 1

National team goals[edit]

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 July 2013 Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea  Australia 1–0 3–2 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup

Honours[edit]

Yokohama F. Marinos

Japan[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manabu Saito arrival". Kawasaki Frontale Official Page (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "Manabu Saito Soccerway Player Statistics". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 

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