Hitoshi Sogahata

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Hitoshi Sogahata
Personal information
Full name Hitoshi Sogahata
Date of birth (1979-08-02) August 2, 1979 (age 42)
Place of birth Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1995–1997 Kashima Antlers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2020 Kashima Antlers 533 (0)
Total 533 (0)
National team
2004 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2001–2003 Japan 4 (0)
Honours
Kashima Antlers
Winner AFC Champions League 2018
Winner J1 League 1998
Winner J1 League 2000
Winner J1 League 2001
Winner J1 League 2007
Winner J1 League 2008
Winner J1 League 2009
Winner J1 League 2016
Runner-up J1 League 2017
Winner J.League Cup 2000
Winner J.League Cup 2002
Winner J.League Cup 2011
Winner J.League Cup 2012
Winner J.League Cup 2015
Runner-up J.League Cup 1999
Runner-up J.League Cup 2003
Runner-up J.League Cup 2006
Winner Emperor's Cup 2000
Winner Emperor's Cup 2007
Winner Emperor's Cup 2010
Winner Emperor's Cup 2016
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2002
Representing  Japan
AFC U-17 Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hitoshi Sogahata (曽ヶ端 準, Sogahata Hitoshi, born August 2, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Sogahata was born in Kashima on August 2, 1979. He joined J1 League club Kashima Antlers based in his local from youth team in 1998. He debuted against Avispa Fukuoka on May 8, 1999 and played several matches until 2000. Although he could not play many matches behind Japan national team player Daijiro Takakuwa until 2000, Sogahata played in semifinals and final at 2000 J.League Cup and Antlers won the champions. He was also selected "New Hero Awards". In 2001, he became a regular goalkeeper instead Takakuwa and Sogahata played as regular goalkeeper for long time. Antlers won the champions in 2001 J1 League for 2 years in a row. In 2002 season, he was selected Best Eleven award. Antlers also won the champions in 2002 J.League Cup. In 2007, Antlers won the champions in J1 League for the first time in 6 years. Antlers also won the champions in 2007 Emperor's Cup. Antlers won the champions in J1 League for 3 years in a row (2007-2009). From 2010 season, Antlers won the champions 2010 Emperor's Cup, 2011 and 2012 J.League Cup. He also played all matches from 2008 season to 2014 season. He played for 244 consecutive matches until last match in 2014 season which is J1 League record. In 2015, although he could not play all matches in J1 League, Antlers won the champions in J.League Cup. In 2016, Antlers 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 won the 2nd place. In 2017, Antlers gained new goalkeeper Kwoun Sun-tae and Sogahata battles for the position with Kwoun Sun-tae. However Sogahata could not play many matches behind Kwoun Sun-tae from 2017. In 2018 AFC Champions League, he played 4 matches and Antlers won the champions first Asian title in the club history. He retired end of the 2020 season.

On November 7, 2001, Sogahata debuted for the Japan national team against Italy. However he could not play many matches behind Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi and Seigo Narazaki. Sogahata was a member of Japan for 2002 World Cup. He played 3 games for Japan until 2003. In August 2004, Sogahata was selected the Japan U-23 national team as over aged player for 2004 Summer Olympics. At this tournament, he played full time in all 3 matches.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1998 Kashima Antlers J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1999 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 0
2000 2 0 1 0 3 0 - 6 0
2001 21 0 2 0 6 0 - 29 0
2002 30 0 5 0 3 0 5 0 43 0
2003 30 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 39 0
2004 27 0 3 0 6 0 - 36 0
2005 34 0 3 0 4 0 - 41 0
2006 22 0 4 0 3 0 - 29 0
2007 32 0 5 0 10 0 - 47 0
2008 34 0 2 0 2 0 8 0 46 0
2009 34 0 4 0 2 0 7 0 47 0
2010 34 0 6 0 2 0 7 0 49 0
2011 34 0 3 0 3 0 7 0 47 0
2012 34 0 4 0 9 0 - 47 0
2013 34 0 3 0 6 0 - 43 0
2014 34 0 1 0 5 0 - 40 0
2015 24 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 35 0
2016 34 0 6 0 2 0 - 42 0
2017 23 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 28 0
2018 7 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 18 0
2019 4 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2020 1 0 - 1 0 0 0 2 0
Country Japan 533 0 66 0 83 0 46 0 728 0
Total 533 0 66 0 83 0 46 0 728 0

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2001 1 0
2002 1 0
2003 2 0
Total 4 0

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