Akane Saito

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Akane Saito
Personal information
Full name Akane Saito
Date of birth (1993-01-12) January 12, 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Saitama, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
Youth career
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
????–2011 TEPCO Mareeze
2011–2014 Urawa Reds 42 (4)
2015–2018 AC Nagano Parceiro
2019– Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
National team
2008 Japan U-17 3 (0)
2010 Japan U-20 1 (0)
2011 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Akane Saito (齊藤 あかね, Saito Akane, born January 12, 1993) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Saito was born in Saitama Prefecture on January 12, 1993. She played for TEPCO Mareeze. However, the club was disbanded for Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. In April 2011, she moved to her local club Urawa Reds. She moved to AC Nagano Parceiro in 2015.[1] In 2019, she moved to her local another club, Chifure AS Elfen Saitama.

In October 2008, Saito was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2008 U-17 Women's World Cup. In July 2010, she was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2010 U-20 World Cup. In March 2011, she was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on March 9, she debuted against Sweden.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Urawa Reds(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2011 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]