Daiki Niwa

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Daiki Niwa
Daiki Niwa 2014.png
Niwa playing for Gamba Osaka in 2014
Personal information
Full name Daiki Niwa
Date of birth (1986-01-16) January 16, 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth Kawachinagano, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2001–2003 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2017 Gamba Osaka 131 (4)
2007Tokushima Vortis (loan) 45 (1)
2008Omiya Ardija (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2011Avispa Fukuoka (loan) 109 (3)
2017–2018 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 14 (0)
2018–2020 FC Tokyo 9 (0)
2018–2019FC Tokyo U-23 (loan) 18 (0)
National team
2015 Japan 2 (0)
Honours
Gamba Osaka
Winner J1 League 2005
Winner J1 League 2014
Runner-up J1 League 2015
Winner J.League Cup 2014
Runner-up J.League Cup 2005
Runner-up J.League Cup 2015
Runner-up J.League Cup 2016
Winner Emperor's Cup 2014
Winner Emperor's Cup 2015
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2006
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2012
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Runner-up J1 League 2018
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Daiki Niwa (丹羽 大輝, Niwa Daiki, born January 16, 1986) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Niwa was born in Kawachinagano on January 16, 1986. He joined J1 League club Gamba Osaka from their youth team in 2004. However he could not play at all in the match. In 2007, he moved to J2 League club Tokushima Vortis on loan. He played 45 matches as defensive midfielder. In 2008, he moved to J1 club Omiya Ardija on loan. However there were few opportunities to play. In August, he moved to J2 club Avispa Fukuoka on loan. He played as center back and Avispa was promoted to J1 end of the 2010 season. In 2012, he returned to Gamba. However Gamba was relegated to J2 end of the 2012 season. In 2013, he became a regular player as center back and Gamba won the champions and was returned to J1 in a year. In 2014, Gamba won all three major title in Japan; J1 League, J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup. In July 2017, he moved to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. In July 2018, he moved to FC Tokyo.

In July 2015, Niwa was selected the Japan national team for 2015 East Asian Cup. At this tournament, he debuted against China on August 9. He played 2 games for Japan in 2015.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2004 Gamba Osaka J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Tokushima Vortis J2 League 45 1 2 0 - - 47 1
2008 Omiya Ardija J1 League 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 2 0
2008 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 9 1 1 0 - - 10 1
2009 35 1 2 0 - - 37 1
2010 35 1 4 1 - - 39 1
2011 J1 League 30 0 0 0 1 0 - 31 0
2012 Gamba Osaka J1 League 14 0 3 0 1 1 3 0 21 1
2013 J2 League 25 2 2 1 - - 27 3
2014 J1 League 25 2 5 0 5 0 - 35 2
2015 34 0 4 0 1 0 11 0 50 0
2016 28 0 2 0 5 1 3 0 38 1
2017 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
2017 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 13 0 0 0 1 0 - 14 0
2018 1 0 0 0 5 0 - 6 0
2018 FC Tokyo J1 League 6 0 1 0 0 0 - 7 0
2019 0 0 2 0 2 0 - 4 0
2020 3 0 - 0 0 1 0 4 0
2018 FC Tokyo U-23 J1 League 1 0 - - - 1 0
2019 17 0 - - - 17 0
Country Japan 326 8 29 2 23 2 19 0 397 12
Total 326 8 29 2 23 2 19 0 397 12

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2015 2 0
Total 2 0

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]