Toshihide Saito

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Toshihide Saito
Personal information
Full name Toshihide Saito
Date of birth (1973-04-20) April 20, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1989–1991 Shimizu Higashi High School
1992–1995 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2006 Shimizu S-Pulse 244 (16)
2007–2008 Shonan Bellmare 84 (4)
2009–2013 Fujieda MYFC 56 (6)
Total 384 (26)
National team
1996–1999 Japan 17 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2013 Fujieda MYFC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Toshihide Saito (斉藤 俊秀, Saitō Toshihide, born April 20, 1973) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Career[edit]

He was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School and Waseda University. After graduating, he joined J1 League side Shimizu S-Pulse in 1996. He received J-League Young Player of the Year that season.[1] He's been a long serving Shimizu player but is currently on loan to Division 2 side Shonan Bellmare for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Fujieda MYFC[edit]

In 2009, Saito was appointed player/manager of Japanese Regional Leagues side Fujieda MYFC.[2] After promotion to the Japan Football League in 2011[3] and acceptance into J3 League for the 2014 season, Saito decided to leave the club.[4]

National team career[edit]

He was capped 17 times for the Japanese national team between 1996 and 1999.[5] His first international appearance came on August 25, 1996 in a friendly against Uruguay at Nagai Stadium in Osaka.[5] He was an unused substitute at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 30 November 2013
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1996 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 29 2 3 0 16 0 48 2
1997 22 2 3 0 0 0 25 2
1998 33 0 5 0 1 0 39 0
1999 28 3 3 0 4 0 35 3
2000 28 3 5 0 6 0 39 3
2001 20 1 0 0 2 0 22 1
2002 20 1 2 0 1 0 23 1
2003 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004 26 3 1 0 6 0 33 3
2005 28 0 0 0 7 1 35 1
2006 8 1 0 0 3 0 11 1
2007 Shonan Bellmare J2 League 46 4 2 0 - 48 4
2008 38 0 1 0 - 39 0
2009 Fujieda MYFC Prefectural Leagues 11 3 - - 11 3
2010 Regional Leagues 15 2 - - 15 2
2011 4 0 - - 4 0
2012 Football League 11 0 0 0 - 11 0
2013 15 1 1 0 - 16 1
Country Japan 384 26 28 0 46 1 458 27
Total 384 26 28 0 46 1 458 27

National team[edit]

National team statistics[edit]

[5]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1996 2 0
1997 7 0
1998 4 0
1999 4 0
Total 17 0

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual Honors[edit]

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