Masato Kawaguchi

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Masato Kawaguchi
川口 正人
Personal information
Full name Masato Kawaguchi
Date of birth (1981-06-18) June 18, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–1998 Yokohama Flügels
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Kyoto Purple Sanga 1 (0)
2002 Albirex Niigata 0 (0)
2003–2004 Otsuka Pharmaceutical 22 (0)
2005–2009 Mitsubishi Mizushima 138 (8)
Total 161 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masato Kawaguchi (川口 正人, Kawaguchi Masato, born June 18, 1981) is a former Japanese football player.

Playing career[edit]

Kawaguchi was born in Shibuya, Tokyo on June 18, 1981. He joined J1 League club Kyoto Purple Sanga from Yokohama F. Marinos youth team in 2000. On April 15, he debuted as substitute left side midfielder from the 35th minute against Kawasaki Frontale.[1] Next match in J.League Cup on April 19, he played full time as left side midfielder against Albirex Niigata.[2] However he could only play these match in 2000 and the club was relegated to J2 League from 2001. In 2001, he could not play at all in the match. In 2002, he moved to J2 club Albirex Niigata. However he could not play at all in the match. In 2003, he moved to Japan Football League (JFL) club Otsuka Pharmaceutical. In 2003, he played many matches and the club won the champions. In 2004, although the club won the champions for 2 years in a row and was promoted to J2 end of 2005 season, he could hardly play in the match. In 2005, he moved to newly was promoted to JFL club, Mitsubishi Mizushima. He played many matches as regular player in 5 seasons until 2009. However the club was relegated to Prefectural Leagues end of 2009 season due to financial strain. He retired end of 2009 season.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2000 Kyoto Purple Sanga J1 League 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2001 J2 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 Albirex Niigata J2 League 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2003 Otsuka Pharmaceutical Football League 19 0 2 0 - 21 0
2004 3 0 0 0 - 3 0
2005 Mitsubishi Mizushima Football League 19 0 1 0 - 20 0
2006 23 2 3 2 - 26 4
2007 34 3 2 0 - 36 3
2008 31 2 - - 31 2
2009 31 1 1 0 - 32 1
Country Japan 161 8 9 2 1 0 171 10
Total 161 8 9 2 1 0 171 10

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