Masato Fukui

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Masato Fukui
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Personal information
Full name Masato Fukui
Date of birth (1988-11-14) November 14, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Tottori, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Skënderbeu Korçë
Number 99
Youth career
2007–2010 Nippon Bunri University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Gainare Tottori 38 (5)
2012–2013 Home United 13 (0)
2013–2015 Sutjeska Nikšić 60 (12)
2015–2016 Tirana 34 (2)
2016– Skënderbeu 12 (0)
Total 150 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 23, 2016.

Masato Fukui (福井 理人?, Fukui Masato, born November 14, 1988) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Skënderbeu Korçë in the Albanian Superliga as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Gainare Tottori[edit]

In 2011, he joined Gainare Tottori, on 6 March 2011 he made his first appearance for the team.[1]

Home United[edit]

In 2013 the striker signed for Home United from Gainare Tottori in J2 League.[2] He played thirteen games in the S.League without scoring.

Sutjeska Nikšić[edit]

On 26 July 2013, Fukui signed for Montenegrin First League side Sutjeska Nikšić on a free transfer. He made his debut on 10 August, scoring in a 2–0 win over Mornar. He scored a goal from 70 metres against FK Mladost for 2–0 win.[3]

Tirana[edit]

On 16 July 2015, Fukui joined Albanian Superliga side Tirana on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract and becoming the first Japanese player to sign for an Albanian club.[4] In his unofficial debut on 22 July, he came on the field and scored twice to lead his team into a 2–1 win against Mladost Carev Dvor in the first match of the preparation phase in Macedonia.[5]

On 23 August 2015, in the Tirana's opening match of the 2015–16 season against the newcomers of Tërbuni Pukë, Fukui gave an assist for Gilman Lika to score an equalizer, which ended Tërbuni's superiority, and then scored the winning goal in the 68th minute, giving Tirana a 1–2 away win.[6]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

On 21 June 2016, Fukui signed a two-year contract with fellow Albanian Superliga side Skënderbeu Korçë after he couldn't reach an argument with Tirana for the new deal.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 27 August 2015[8]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gainare Tottori 2011 J2 League 11 3 1 0 12 3
2012 27 2 0 0 27 2
Total 38 5 1 0 39 5
Home United 2013 S.League 13 0 1 0 14 0
Total 13 0 1 0 14 0
Sutjeska Nikšić 2013–14 Montenegrin First League 30 7 0 0 30 7
2014–15 30 5 4 0 2[a] 0 36 5
2015–16 2[b] 1 2 1
Total 60 12 4 0 4 1 68 13
Tirana 2015–16 Albanian Superliga 34 2 3 2 37 4
Total 34 2 3 2 37 4
Skënderbeu Korçë 2016–17 Albanian Superliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 145 19 9 2 4 1 158 22
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Sutjeska[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J. League (#29)" (in Japanese). J-League. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalis Rifhan (17 February 2013). "Home United Chairman Anselm Lopez shares Coach Lee's ambitions for club". Goal.com. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sutjeska vs. Mornar 2 – 0". Soccerway. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tirana merr një "samuraji", japonezi i parë në Superiore, tjetër sulm për Gilberton" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Rinald Bregasi (23 July 2015). "Tirana fiton miqësoren dhe një "Samurai" në fushë" (in Albanian). Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tirana i prish festën Tërbunit, bardheblutë fitojnë me përmbysje" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Armand Halili (21 June 2016). "Skënderbeu fillon të lëvizë: Agostineli, Fukui dhe një "kuqezi"" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Japan - M. Fukui - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 

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