Yutaka Akita

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Yutaka Akita
Personal information
Full name Yutaka Akita
Date of birth (1970-08-06) August 6, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Nagoya, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1989–1992 Aichi Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2003 Kashima Antlers 334 (20)
2004–2006 Nagoya Grampus Eight 57 (3)
2007 Kyoto Sanga FC 14 (0)
Total 405 (23)
National team
1995–2003 Japan 44 (4)
Teams managed
2010 Kyoto Sanga FC
2012–2013 FC Machida Zelvia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Yutaka Akita (秋田 豊?, Akita Yutaka, born August 6, 1970) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. He was on the Japan national team at the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Career[edit]

Akita is a strong and physical centre-back, who is also arguably one of the best headers of the ball within the J1 League. One of the best defenders of his generation and a 10-year stalwart for the Kashima Antlers since 1993, Akita left Kashima in early 2004 to move back to his native Nagoya, signing for hometown team Nagoya Grampus Eight. He moved to J2 League side Kyoto Sanga FC at the beginning of the 2007 season. In November 2007, he announced his retirement from the game.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashima Antlers 1993 35 0 5 2 5 1 45 3
1994 38 4 0 0 1 0 39 4
1995 50 0 4 0 54 0
1996 16 0 3 0 4 0 23 0
1997 21 3 5 1 2 2 28 6
1998 32 3 4 0 1 0 37 3
1999 28 2 2 0 6 1 36 3
2000 28 1 4 1 7 0 39 2
2001 29 2 2 0 6 1 37 3
2002 29 4 5 1 8 0 42 5
2003 28 1 4 1 5 0 3 0 40 2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2004 26 0 2 0 7 0 35 0
2005 19 1 2 0 0 0 21 1
2006 12 2 1 0 3 0 16 2
Kyoto Sanga FC 2007 14 0 0 0 14 0
Total 405 23 43 6 55 5 3 0 506 34

National team[edit]

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 2 1
1996 2 0
1997 16 2
1998 10 0
1999 7 0
2000 0 0
2001 0 0
2002 3 0
2003 4 1
Total 44 4

Managerial statistics[edit]

[3]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Kyoto Sanga FC 2010 2010 20 2 3 15 10.00
Total 20 2 3 15 10.00

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual honors[edit]

  • J1 League Best Eleven: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
  • Selected to AFC All Star Team: 1998

Team Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akita reveals retirement plans". The Japan Times. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "AKITA Yutaka". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  3. ^ J.League Data Site(Japanese)

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