Keisuke Honda

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Keisuke Honda
Keisuke Honda 2018 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
Honda at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Keisuke Honda
Date of birth (1986-06-13) June 13, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Settsu, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2002–2004 Seiryo High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Nagoya Grampus Eight 90 (11)
2008–2009 VVV-Venlo 68 (24)
2010–2013 CSKA Moscow 94 (20)
2014–2017 Milan 81 (9)
2017–2018 Pachuca 29 (10)
2018–2019 Melbourne Victory 18 (7)
2019 Vitesse 4 (0)
2020 Botafogo 18 (2)
2021– Neftçi
National team
2005 Japan U-20 1 (0)
2008 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2008–2018 Japan 98 (37)
Teams managed
2018– Cambodia
Honours
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Keisuke Honda (本田 圭佑, Honda Keisuke, born June 13, 1986) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Honda was born in Settsu on June 13, 1986. When he played for Seiryo High School, he joined J1 League club Nagoya Grampus Eight in 2004. He played many matches from 2005. In January 2008, he moved to Dutch Eredivisie club VVV-Venlo. Although the club was relegated to Eerste Divisie in summer 2008, returned to Eredivisie in a year. In January 2010, he moved to Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow and played many matches. He played 94 matches and scored 20 goals for the club. In January 2014, he moved to Italian Serie A club Milan. Although he played many matches until the 2015/16 season, his opportunity to play decreased in the 2016/17 season. In summer 2017, he moved to Mexican Liga MX club Pachuca. After that, he played for Melbourne Victory (2018-2019), Vitesse (2019) and Botafogo (2020). In February 2021, he signed with Portuguese Primeira Liga club Portimonense. However, Portimonense canceled its contract, since the team was unable to register him.

In 2005, Honda was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2005 World Youth Championship. In June 2008, he was selected the Japan national team for 2010 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Bahrain on June 22. In August 2008, he also played for Japan U-23 national team at 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2010, he was selected the Japan for 2010 World Cup. Although his original position is offensive midfielder, he was converted to center forward at 2010 World Cup by manager Takeshi Okada. He played in all 4 matches and scored 2 goals, and Japan qualified to the knockout stage. After the 2010 World Cup, he played many matches as offensive midfielder under manager Alberto Zaccheroni. In 2011, he played at 2011 Asian Cup. Japan won the champions and he was selected MVP award. In 2014, he participated 2014 World Cup. He played all 3 matches and scored 1 goal. In 2015, he also participated 2015 Asian Cup. He played 4 matches and scored 3 goals. Although his opportunity to play decreased from 2017, he was selected Japan for 2018 World Cup. he played 3 matches as substitute midfielder and scored 1 goal. He played 98 games and scored 37 goals for Japan until 2018.

In August 2018, whilst still a player, Honda became a manager for Cambodia national team.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2004 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0
2005 31 2 2 0 2 0 - 35 2
2006 29 6 1 0 4 2 - 34 8
2007 30 3 2 0 3 0 - 35 3
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2007/08 VVV-Venlo Eredivisie 14 2 0 0 - - 14 2
2008/09 Eerste Divisie 36 16 1 0 - - 37 16
2009/10 Eredivisie 18 6 2 2 - - 20 8
RussiaLeague Russian Cup Russian Premier League Cup EuropeTotal
2010/11 CSKA Moscow Premier League 28 4 5 0 - 12 1 45 5
2011/12 25 8 1 0 - 1 0 27 8
2012/13 23 7 3 1 - 2 1 28 9
2013/14 18 1 0 0 - 6 2 24 3
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2013/14 Milan Serie A 14 1 2 1 - - 16 2
2014/15 29 6 1 0 - - 30 6
2015/16 30 1 7 1 - - 37 2
2016/17 8 1 1 0 - - 9 1
MexicoLeague Cup League Cup North AmericaTotal
2017/18 Pachuca Liga MX 29 10 5 3 - - 34 13
AustraliaLeague Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2018/19 Melbourne Victory A-League 18 7 0 0 - 4 1 22 8
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2019/20 Vitesse Eredivisie 4 0 - - - 4 0
BrazilLeague Copa do Brasil League Cup South AmericaTotal
2020 Botafogo Série A 18 2 5 0 - - 23 2
Country Japan 90 11 5 0 10 2 - 105 13
Netherlands 72 24 3 2 - - 75 26
Russia 94 20 9 1 - 21 4 124 25
Italy 81 9 11 2 - - 92 11
Mexico 29 10 5 3 - - 34 13
Australia 18 7 0 0 - 4 1 22 8
Brazil 18 2 5 0 - - 23 2
Total 402 83 38 8 10 2 25 5 475 98

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2008 1 0
2009 10 3
2010 12 3
2011 8 2
2012 9 4
2013 12 8
2014 13 4
2015 14 10
2016 7 2
2017 5 0
2018 7 1
Total 98 37

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]