Kazuhiko Chiba

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Kazuhiko Chiba
Kazuhiko Chiba - Albirex Niigata.jpg
Chiba playing for Albirex Niigata
Personal information
Full name Kazuhiko Chiba
Date of birth (1985-06-21) June 21, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Youth career
2010–2003 Nissei Gakuen Daini High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 AGOVV Apeldoorn 21 (0)
2005 Dordrecht 0 (0)
2005–2011 Albirex Niigata 147 (1)
2012–2018 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 202 (6)
2019–2020 Nagoya Grampus 1 (0)
2021– Albirex Niigata
National team
2013 Japan 1 (0)
Honours
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Winner J1 League 2012
Winner J1 League 2013
Winner J1 League 2015
Runner-up J1 League 2018
Runner-up J.League Cup 2014
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2013
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Kazuhiko Chiba (千葉 和彦, Chiba Kazuhiko, born June 21, 1985) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Chiba was born in Hokkaido on June 21, 1985. After graduating from Nissei Gakuen Daini High School, he moved to Netherlands and joined Eerste Divisie club AGOVV Apeldoorn in 2004. In June 2005, he moved to Dordrecht. However he returned to Japan in August and signed with J1 League club Albirex Niigata. He played many matches as center back from 2007. He played 147 matches for Niigata in 7 seasons. In 2012, he moved to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Hiroshima won the J1 League champions in the 2012, 2013 and 2015. In 2019, he moved to Nagoya Grampus. However he could hardly play in the match. In 2021, he re-joined Albirex Niigata in J2 League.

In July 2013, Chiba was selected the Japan national team for 2013 East Asian Cup. At this tournament, he debuted against Australia on July 25.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2003/04 AGOVV Apeldoorn Eerste Divisie 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2004/05 21 0 1 0 - - 22 0
2005/06 Dordrecht Eerste Divisie 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2005 Albirex Niigata J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2006 14 0 2 0 2 0 - 18 0
2007 27 0 1 0 6 1 - 34 1
2008 31 0 2 1 6 0 - 39 1
2009 13 0 2 0 2 0 - 17 0
2010 33 0 3 0 5 0 - 41 0
2011 29 1 1 0 3 0 - 33 1
2012 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 33 1 1 0 6 0 - 40 1
2013 34 1 6 1 2 0 4 0 46 2
2014 30 1 1 0 5 0 6 1 42 2
2015 34 1 3 0 5 0 - 42 1
2016 28 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 35 1
2017 31 0 1 0 3 0 - 35 0
2018 11 2 2 0 0 0 - 13 2
2019 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 1 0 1 0 5 0 - 7 0
2020 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0
2021 Albirex Niigata J2 League
Country Netherlands 21 0 1 0 - - 22 0
Japan 349 7 26 2 52 1 15 2 442 12
Total 370 7 27 2 52 1 15 2 464 12

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2013 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]