Masaru Kato

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Masaru Kato
Personal information
Full name Masaru Kato
Date of birth (1991-05-07) May 7, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 13
Youth career
2007–2009 Mitsubishi Yowa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Albirex Niigata 32 (1)
2012–2013 Ehime FC (loan) 61 (11)
National team
2011 Japan U-19 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04:25, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Masaru Kato (加藤 大 Katō Masaru?, born May 7, 1991) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Fukuoka, Kato signed for Albirex Niigata in September 2009, joining them from the Mitsubishi Yowa Academy.[1] He made his debut on 11 September 2010 in the J. League match against Gamba Osaka at the Big Swan, which Albirex lost 1–2.[2]

He has represented the Japan national team at numerous youth levels.

Club statistics[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2016.[3]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup Emperor's Cup Total
2010 Albirex Niigata J1 League 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
2011 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2012 Ehime FC J2 League 19 2 0 0 - 19 2
2013 42 9 1 0 - 43 9
2014 Albirex Niigata J1 League 6 0 0 0 4 0 10 0
2015 20 1 0 0 5 0 25 1
Total 93 12 4 0 9 0 106 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ 加藤 大選手 来季新加入内定のお知らせ (in Japanese). Albirex Niigata. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "2015MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE Albirex Niigata". J. League. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 124 out of 289)

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