Noriyoshi Sakai

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Noriyoshi Sakai
Personal information
Full name Noriyoshi Sakai
Date of birth (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Sanjō, Niigata, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender, Forward
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 23
Youth career
2008–2010 Teikyo Nagaoka High school
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Albirex Niigata 21 (0)
2014–2015 Avispa Fukuoka (loan) 76 (14)
2016 Fagiano Okayama (loan) 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2017.

Noriyoshi Sakai (酒井 宣福, Sakai Noriyoshi, born 9 November 1992) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a midfielder for J1 League club Albirex Niigata. A versatile midfielder, Sakai can play in many different positions, although left wing is his preferred position.

He is the younger brother of current Hamburger SV player and former Albirex Niigata teammate Gotoku Sakai.

Career[edit]

On 2 November 2010, Sakai signed for J. League club Albirex Niigata.[1] He made his J. League debut on 7 May 2011, coming on as a substitute for Yoshiyuki Kobayashi against Omiya Ardija.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2017.[3]

Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
2011 Albirex Niigata J1 League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
2013 7 0 1 0 3 0 11 0
2014 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 37 7 1 0 - 38 7
2015 39 7 3 3 - 42 10
2016 Albirex Niigata J1 League 9 0 3 0 12 0
Fagiano Okayama J2 League 6 0 2 0 8 0
Total 103 14 8 0 7 0 118 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ 酒井 宣福 選手(帝京長岡高)来季新加入内定のお知らせ (in Japanese). Albirex Niigata. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "PLAYERS 2013 J.League Division1 Albirex Niigata". J. League. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  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. 123 out of 289)

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