Masaaki Higashiguchi

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Masaaki Higashiguchi
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Higashiguchi with Japan in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Gamba Osaka
Number 1
Youth career
1999–2001 Gamba Osaka
2002–2004 Rakunan High School
2005–2006 Fukui University of Technology
2007–2008 Niigata University of Management
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Albirex Niigata 84 (0)
2014– Gamba Osaka 164 (0)
National team
2015– Japan 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 December 2018

Masaaki Higashiguchi (東口 順昭, Higashiguchi Masaaki, born 12 May 1986) is a Japanese footballer who currently plays for Gamba Osaka.[2]

International career[edit]

On 23 July 2015, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodžić called him for the upcoming 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup.[3] He debuted against China, in the last match of the tournament. He was named in Japan's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.,[4] but did not play in any of the team's matches.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 2 December 2018[2]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other1 Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
Niigata University of Management 2008 - 1 0 - - - 1 0
Albirex Niigata 2009 J1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - - 1 0
2010 25 0 2 0 5 0 - - 32 0
2011 14 0 0 0 0 0 - - 14 0
2012 24 0 0 0 4 0 - - 28 0
2013 21 0 0 0 0 0 - - 21 0
Total 84 0 2 0 10 0 - - 96 0
Gamba Osaka 2014 J1 34 0 6 0 10 0 - - 50 0
2015 34 0 4 0 1 0 12 0 4 0 55 0
2016 34 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 41 0
2017 33 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 - 41 0
2018 29 0 0 0 3 0 - - 32 0
Total 164 0 12 0 15 0 23 0 5 0 219 0
Career total 248 0 15 0 25 0 23 0 5 0 316 0

1 includes J. League Championship and Japanese Super Cup appearances.

International[edit]

As of 2 July 2018[5]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 0
2016 1 0
2017 2 0
2018 1 0
Total 5 0

Honors[edit]

Gamba Osaka[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Masaaki Higashiguchi Soccerway Player Statistics". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.jfa.jp/national_team/news/00006836/ EAFF東アジアカップ2015(8/2~9@中国/武漢) SAMURAI BLUE(日本代表)メンバー・スケジュール
  4. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  5. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

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