Noriyoshi Sakai

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Noriyoshi Sakai
酒井 宣福
Personal information
Full name Noriyoshi Sakai
Date of birth (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Sanjō, Niigata, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender, Forward
Club information
Current team
Omiya Ardija
Number 20
Youth career
2008–2010 Teikyo Nagaoka High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Albirex Niigata 32 (1)
2014–2015Avispa Fukuoka (loan) 76 (14)
2016Fagiano Okayama (loan) 6 (0)
2018– Omiya Ardija 36 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2018

Noriyoshi Sakai (酒井 宣福, Sakai Noriyoshi, born 9 November 1992) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a midfielder for Omiya Ardija. 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 2018.[3][4]

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
2017 Albirex Niigata J1 League 11 1 1 0 2 0 14 1
Total 114 15 9 0 9 0 132 15

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, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 164 out of 289)
  4. ^ 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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