Taisuke Akiyoshi

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Taisuke Akiyoshi
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Personal information
Full name Taisuke Akiyoshi
Date of birth (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sturm Graz
Number 29
Youth career
Luthur High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Albirex Niigata Singapore 28 (1)
2010–2011 Singapore Armed Forces 56 (6)
2012–2013 Slavia Sofia 24 (2)
2013–2014 Zvijezda Gradačac 11 (0)
2014– Sturm Graz 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Taisuke Akiyoshi (秋吉 泰佑?) (born 18 April 1989 in Kumamoto) is a Japanese footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Sturm Graz.


Akiyoshi was the captain of his school's soccer team at Luther Senior High School. He started his career with Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) in 2008 after graduating from Luthur Senior High School and played for 2 seasons. He turned down the chance to train with the parent club Albirex Niigata in order to join Singapore Armed Forces FC in 2010.[1] He played for the club in the 2010 AFC Champions League group stage.[2]

In January 2012, Akiyoshi was reported to be on trial with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Kaisar.[3]

Slavia Sofia[edit]

On 18 February 2012, after a successful trial period Akiyoshi signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Slavia Sofia, becoming the first ever Japanese to play in the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group.[4] He made his league debut in a 2–1 win over Minyor Pernik on 11 March, coming on as a substitute for Yordan Yurukov. On 7 April, Akiyoshi scored his first competitive goal for Slavia, scoring the equaliser in a 2–1 win away to Kaliakra Kavarna.


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Taisuke Akiyoshi". safwarriors.com.sg. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  2. ^ AFC Match Report: Henan Jianye vs Singapore Armed Forces, 24 February 2010
  3. ^ Кайсар: и японец с ними (in Russian). sports.kz. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Akiyoshi joins Slavia to become first Japanese in Bulgaria". eurosport.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 

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