Shigeru Yokotani

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Shigeru Yokotani
Personal information
Full name Shigeru Yokotani
Date of birth (1987-05-03) May 3, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Omiya Ardija
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2005 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Gamba Osaka 0 (0)
2008–2009 Ehime (loan) 81 (8)
2013– Kyoto Sanga 26 (3)
National team
2006 Japan U-19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 15 August 2013 (UTC).

Shigeru Yokotani (横谷 繁 Yokotani Shigeru?, born May 3, 1987 in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Omiya Ardija in the J1 League.


Born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Yokotani was brought up in the Koto area of Nishinomiya where he attended the Koryo junior high school.

Yokotani was a product of Gamba Osaka youth academy and has been capped for the Japan at Under 17, 19 and Under 21 level. He was a member of the Japan squad playing at the AFC Youth Championship in 2006.

Yokotani was promoted to Gamba's first team in 2008. He made his first team debut on 7 July 2007, in a League Cup tie away at Urawa Red Diamonds. In January 2008, he joined 2nd Division side Ehime on loan. He scored his first goal for Ehime in a 4-1 defeat at Sanfrecce Hiroshima, on 23 September 2008.[1]

On 7 January 2013, Yokotani moved to Kyoto Sanga on a season-long loan


  1. ^ Hiroshima 4-1 Ehime. J League. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2013.

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