Daisuke Sakata

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Daisuke Sakata
Daisuke Sakata 2011.jpg
Sakata playing for FC Tokyo in 2011
Personal information
Full name Daisuke Sakata
Date of birth (1983-01-16) January 16, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1998 Yokohama Flügels
1999–2000 Yokohama F. Marinos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2010 Yokohama F. Marinos 247 (46)
2011 Aris Thessaloniki 6 (0)
2011 FC Tokyo 10 (1)
2012–2017 Avispa Fukuoka 201 (30)
Total 464 (77)
National team
2003 Japan U-20 4 (4)
2006 Japan 1 (0)
Honours
Yokohama F. Marinos
Winner J1 League 2003
Winner J1 League 2004
Runner-up J1 League 2002
Winner J.League Cup 2001
FC Tokyo
Winner Emperor's Cup 2011
Representing  Japan
AFC U-20 Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2002 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daisuke Sakata (坂田 大輔, Sakata Daisuke, born January 16, 1983) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sakata was born in Yokohama on January 16, 1983. He first played for Yokohama Flügels youth team but became a Yokohama F. Marinos youth player when both teams merged in 1999. He was promoted to the top team in 2001. He became a regular player from 2003. The club won the champions in 2003 and 2004 J1 League. He joined Super League Greece side Aris Thessaloniki in 2011 after ten years at Yokohama F. Marinos but only stayed for a short time before returning to FC Tokyo for the 2nd half of the season. In January 2012 it was announced he had signed for Avispa Fukuoka in J2 League. Avispa won the 3rd place in 2015 J2 League and was promoted to J1 League. However Avispa finished at the bottom place in 2016 J1 League and was relegated to J2 in a year. He opted to retire end of 2017 season.

Sakata was a member of the Japan U-20 national team for the 2002 AFC Youth Championship. The team finished runners-up and was qualified for the 2003 World Youth Championship. At the World Youth Championship, he scored 4 goals in the tournament including against South Korea at knockout stage and became one of the top scorers. The team exited at the quarter final stage after beaten by Brazil. 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 CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2001 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 11 2 0 0 5 0 - 16 2
2002 19 1 2 1 0 0 - 21 2
2003 25 6 1 0 6 1 - 32 7
2004 28 10 1 1 5 1 4 1 38 13
2005 29 5 2 0 4 1 2 1 37 7
2006 19 4 3 2 2 0 - 24 6
2007 34 10 2 2 9 3 - 45 15
2008 32 1 3 0 7 1 - 42 2
2009 30 6 3 2 10 1 - 43 9
2010 20 1 1 0 4 0 - 25 1
GreeceLeague Greek Football Cup Greek League Cup EuropeTotal
2011 Aris Thessaloniki Super League 6 0 - - - 6 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2011 FC Tokyo J2 League 10 1 2 0 - - 12 1
2012 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 40 8 1 0 - - 41 8
2013 40 11 0 0 - - 40 11
2014 31 5 1 0 - - 32 5
2015 35 3 3 0 - - 38 3
2016 J1 League 24 2 0 0 5 0 - 29 2
2017 J2 League 31 1 0 0 - - 31 1
Country Japan 458 77 25 8 57 8 6 2 546 95
Greece 6 0 - - - 6 0
Total 464 77 25 8 57 8 6 2 552 95

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

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

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