Daigo Kobayashi

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Daigo Kobayashi
Daigo Kobayashi 04.JPG
Kobayashi at Stabæk in 2009
Personal information
Full name Daigo Kobayashi
Date of birth (1983-02-19) February 19, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Birmingham Legion
Youth career
1998–2000 Shimizu Commercial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Tokyo Verdy 104 (4)
2006–2008 Omiya Ardija 90 (14)
2009 Stabæk 29 (8)
2010 Iraklis Thessaloniki 14 (0)
2011–2012 Shimizu S-Pulse 29 (0)
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps 30 (2)
2014–2017 New England Revolution 94 (2)
2018 Las Vegas Lights 32 (4)
2019– Birmingham Legion 32 (0)
National team
2003 Japan U-20 4 (0)
2006 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daigo Kobayashi (小林 大悟, Kobayashi Daigo, born February 19, 1983) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kobayashi was born in Fuji on February 19, 1983. After graduating from Shimizu Commercial High School, he joined J1 League club Tokyo Verdy in 2001. He played many matches from 2002 and the club won the champions in the 2004 Emperor's Cup. However the club was relegated to J2 League end of the 2005 season. In 2006, he moved to Omiya Ardija with teammate Yoshiyuki Kobayashi. He played 90 matches and scored 14 goals for Omiya in 3 seasons. In 2009, he moved to Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabæk. In 2010, he moved to Super League Greece club Iraklis Thessaloniki. In 2011, he returned to Japan and joined Shimizu S-Pulse. He won the 2nd place at the 2012 J.League Cup. In 2013, he moved to Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps. In 2014, he moved to New England Revolution and played until 2017. From 2018, he played USL Championship club Las Vegas Lights and Birmingham Legion.

In 2003, Kobayashi was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2003 World Youth Championship and played 4 matches. On August 9, 2006, he debuted for the Japan national team under new manager Ivica Osim against Trinidad and Tobago which is Japan's first match after the 2006 World Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2002 21 1 1 0 6 0 28 1
2003 19 0 2 0 5 0 26 0
2004 27 0 5 0 7 4 39 4
2005 32 3 1 1 5 1 38 5
2006 Omiya Ardija J1 League 33 9 2 0 5 1 40 10
2007 24 2 1 0 3 1 28 3
2008 33 3 1 0 6 1 40 4
NorwayLeague Norwegian Football Cup League CupTotal
2009 Stabæk Tippeligaen 29 8 4 3 - 33 11
GreeceLeague Greek Football Cup Greek League CupTotal
2009/10 Iraklis Thessaloniki Super League 8 0 0 0 - 8 0
2010/11 6 0 1 0 - 7 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2011 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
2012 17 0 7 2 1 0 25 2
CanadaLeague Open Canada Cup League CupTotal
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer 30 2 2 1 - 32 3
United StatesLeague U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup PlayoffsTotal
2014 New England Revolution Major League Soccer 34 0 2 0 - 36 0
2015 21 0 1 0 - 22 0
2016 27 1 1 0 - 28 1
2017 12 1 1 0 - 13 1
2018 Las Vegas Lights USL 32 4 2 0 - 34 4
2019 Birmingham Legion USL Championship 19 0 1 0 - 20 0
2020 13 0 0 0 - 13 0
2021
Country Japan 223 18 14 1 45 10 282 29
Norway 29 8 4 3 - 33 11
Greece 14 0 1 0 - 15 0
Canada 30 2 2 1 - 32 3
United States 158 6 8 0 - 166 6
Total 454 34 29 5 45 10 528 49

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Daigo Kobayashi at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Daigo Kobayashi at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites[change | change source]