Tomoyuki Sakai

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Tomoyuki Sakai
Personal information
Full name Tomoyuki Sakai
Date of birth (1979-06-29) June 29, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Misato, Saitama, Japan[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 JEF United Ichihara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 JEF United Ichihara 92 (3)
2001–2003 Nagoya Grampus Eight 74 (5)
2004–2007 Urawa Reds 50 (3)
2007–2008 Vissel Kobe 10 (0)
2009 Fujieda MYFC 18 (3)
2010–2011 Pelita Jaya 11 (1)
2011 Persiwa Wamena 12 (0)
2011–2012 Persiram Raja Ampat 33 (2)
2013 Deltras Sidoarjo 0 (0)
Total 300 (17)
National team
1994–1995 Japan U-17 3 (0)
1998–1999 Japan U-20 7 (0)
2000 Japan U-23 4 (0)
2000 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tomoyuki Sakai (酒井 友之 Sakai Tomoyuki?, born June 29, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He was capped 1 time for the Japanese national team.[2]

Career[edit]

Sakai was a starter for Japan at the 2000 Summer Olympics,[3] who carried high hopes of the nation because Sakai's teammates included such household names as Hidetoshi Nakata, Shinji Ono and Naohiro Takahara. However, in the team's quarterfinal match, Sakai committed a foul inside his own box at the 90th minute, conceding the USA, Japan's opponents, a crucial penalty to make it 2-2.[4] The Americans went on to win the penalty shootouts after 120 minutes of play could not separate the two teams.[4]

Club statistics[edit]

Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 18 2 2 0 1 0 21 2
1998 25 0 1 0 6 1 32 1
1999 22 0 1 1 0 0 23 1
2000 27 1 3 1 2 0 32 2
2001 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 25 3 1 0 6 0 32 3
2002 29 1 3 0 6 0 38 1
2003 17 1 0 0 3 0 20 1
2004 Urawa Reds J1 League 19 1 3 0 7 1 29 2
2005 18 2 4 0 6 0 28 2
2006 3 0 3 0 5 1 11 1
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Vissel Kobe J1 League 10 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Fujieda MYFC Prefectural Leagues 8 3 - - 8 3
Indonesia League Piala Indonesia League Cup Total
2010–11 Pelita Jaya Super League 11 1 - - 11 1
2010–11 Persiwa Wamena 12 0 - - 12 0
2011–12 Persiram Raja Ampat 33 2 - - 33 2
Country Japan 221 14 23 2 42 3 286 19
Indonesia 56 3 - - 56 3
Total 277 17 23 2 42 3 342 22

Honors and awards[edit]

Club honors[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds

Country honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 J.League Division1 Vissel Kobe: Players. date:12 December 2008
  2. ^ "SAKAI Tomoyuki". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  3. ^ "Tomoyuki Sakai Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "SYDNEY 2000: SOCCER; Trailing Twice, U.S. Beats Japan to Reach Semifinals". The New York Times. 24 September 2000. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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