Toshiya Fujita

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Toshiya Fujita
Personal information
Full name Toshiya Fujita
Date of birth (1971-10-04) October 4, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1989 Shimizu Commercial High School
1990–1993 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2005 Júbilo Iwata 336 (94)
2003 Utrecht (loan) 14 (1)
2005–2008 Nagoya Grampus 83 (6)
2009–2010 Roasso Kumamoto 75 (6)
2011 JEF United Chiba 4 (0)
Total 512 (107)
National team
1995–2005 Japan 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Toshiya Fujita (藤田 俊哉 Fujita Toshiya?, born October 4, 1971) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

An Attacking midfielder, Fujita played for Júbilo Iwata, Utrecht, Nagoya Grampus, Roasso Kumamoto and JEF United Chiba. He also gained 24 Japan caps between 1995 and 2005.[1] He won five major titles during his time at Júbilo.

Playing career[edit]

He attended and played football at Shimizu Commercial High School and University of Tsukuba before joining Júbilo Iwata in 1994. Playing as a creative midfielder, Fujita has played an integral role in helping to build Júbilo Iwata into one of the most successful franchises in the J1 League.

Although Fujita is not as well known as some of his more illustrious teammates, this probably has more to do with his low-key manner and quiet efficiency rather than a lack of skills. As part of the Júbilo midfield, Fujita had an essential role in providing the transition from defense to attack. In 1999, his contributions to his team were finally recognized as he was made team captain and won the league MVP award.

Fujita joined FC Utrecht, a team of the Eredevisie, on loan in mid-2003.[2] The team was unable to match the performances of the top-tier teams in the Netherlands. As a result, FC Utrecht were unwilling to pay the transfer fee required to keep Fujita and he returned to Japan to once again play for Júbilo Iwata at the end of 2003.[3]

Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA)[edit]

Fujita had been managing the Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA) as a chairman for five years with Tetsuro Kiyooka, FIFA players' agent as a chief operating officer and formed the organization as a trade union in 2011[4] as well as represented the all Japanese footballers and the Japan national football team to protect their rights and status.[5][6]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Club League League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1994 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 38 7 1 0 4 0 43 7
1995 49 11 1 1 50 12
1996 25 4 1 0 14 1 40 5
1997 24 9 4 3 6 0 34 12
1998 33 17 3 0 6 4 42 21
1999 29 4 3 0 4 1 36 5
2000 30 8 3 1 4 1 37 10
2001 26 11 2 1 7 0 35 12
2002 30 10 3 0 7 2 40 12
2003 13 6 0 0 6 0 19 6
2003-04 Utrecht Eredivisie 14 1 3 0 17 1
2004 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 29 7 5 1 0 0 4 0 38 8
2005 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 14 1
2005 Nagoya Grampus 22 2 2 0 0 0 24 2
2006 24 2 2 0 4 0 30 2
2007 29 2 2 0 1 0 32 2
2008 8 0 1 0 4 1 13 1
2009 Roasso Kumamoto J2 League 50 4 1 0 51 4
2010 25 2 0 0 25 2
2011 JEF United Chiba 4 0 1 0 5 0
Total 512 107 34 7 67 10 11 1 625 123

National team[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FUJITA Toshiya". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  2. ^ "Fujita joins Utrecht". The Japan Times. 14 August 2003. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Toshiya Fujita" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Japanese association JPFA will form a union". FIFPro. 
  5. ^ "Players make cash demand to JFA". The Japan Times. 
  6. ^ "Japan FA chief warns players against boycott". SOCCERWAY. 

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