Gaku Shibasaki

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Gaku Shibasaki
Gaku Shibasaki (cropped).jpg
Shibasaki at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Gaku Shibasaki
Date of birth (1992-05-28) May 28, 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Noheji, Aomori, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leganés
Youth career
2008–2010 Aomori Yamada High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Kashima Antlers 174 (17)
2017 Tenerife 12 (1)
2017–2019 Getafe 29 (1)
2019–2020 Deportivo La Coruña 26 (0)
2020– Leganés
National team
2009 Japan U-17 3 (0)
2014– Japan 49 (3)
Honours
Kashima Antlers
Winner J1 League 2016
Winner J.League Cup 2011
Winner J.League Cup 2012
Winner J.League Cup 2015
Winner Emperor's Cup 2016
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2019 United Arab Emirates
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2019/20 season
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020

Gaku Shibasaki (柴崎 岳, Shibasaki Gaku, born May 28, 1992) is a Japanese football player. He plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Shibasaki was born in Noheji, Aomori on May 28, 1992. After graduating from Aomori Yamada High School, he joined J1 League club Kashima Antlers in 2011. He became a regular player from 2012 and was selected "Best Young Player award". In 2016, Kashima won the champions in J1 League and qualified for 2016 Club World Cup as host country champions. At Club World Cup, he played all 4 matches and scored 2 goals against Real Madrid at the final. In January 2017, he moved to Spanish Segunda División club Tenerife. In summer 2017, he moved to La Liga club Getafe. However his opportunity to play decreased in the 2018/19 season. In 2019, he moved to Segunda División club Deportivo La Coruña. Although he played many matches, the club was relegated to Segunda División B end of the 2019/20 season. In 2020, he moved to Leganés.

In 2009, Shibasaki was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2009 U-17 World Cup. At this tournament, he played all 3 matches. On September 9, 2014, he debuted for the Japan national team against Venezuela. In 2015, he played at 2015 Asian Cup. From 2018, he became a regular player as defensive midfielder under new manager Akira Nishino. At the 2018 World Cup, he played all 4 matches and Japan qualified to the knockout stage. In 2019, he participated 2019 Asian Cup. He played 6 matches and Japan won the 2nd place. He also played at 2019 Copa América.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2011 Kashima Antlers J1 League 13 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 20 1
2012 31 1 4 0 9 3 - 44 4
2013 34 2 2 0 8 0 - 44 2
2014 34 6 1 0 6 0 - 41 6
2015 29 5 0 0 1 0 6 2 36 7
2016 31 3 4 1 4 0 - 39 4
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga EuropeTotal
2016/17 Tenerife Segunda División 12 1 0 0 - - 12 1
2017/18 Getafe La Liga 22 1 0 0 - - 22 1
2018/19 7 0 2 0 - - 9 0
2019/20 Deportivo La Coruña Segunda División 26 0 1 0 - - 27 0
2020/21 Leganés Segunda División
Country Japan 172 17 14 1 31 4 7 2 224 24
Spain 67 2 3 0 - - 70 2
Total 239 19 17 1 31 4 7 2 294 26

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2014 4 1
2015 9 2
2016 0 0
2017 1 0
2018 12 0
2019 19 0
2020 4 0
Total 49 3

References[change | change source]

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

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