Kensuke Nagai

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Kensuke Nagai
Kensuke Nagai.jpg
Nagai at the 2010 Asian Games
Personal information
Full name Kensuke Nagai
Date of birth (1989-03-05) March 5, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Tokyo
Youth career
2004–2006 Kyushu International University High School
2007–2010 Fukuoka University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Avispa Fukuoka 5 (0)
2010 Vissel Kobe 3 (0)
2011–2012 Nagoya Grampus 57 (13)
2013 Standard Liège 3 (0)
2013–2016 Nagoya Grampus 104 (29)
2017– FC Tokyo 121 (19)
National team
2012 Japan U-23 6 (2)
2010–2019 Japan 12 (3)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Kensuke Nagai (永井 謙佑, Nagai Kensuke, born March 5, 1989) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Nagai was born in Fukuyama on March 5, 1989. When he played for Fukuoka University, he also played for Avispa Fukuoka (2009) and Vissel Kobe (2010). After graduating from the university, he joined J1 League club Nagoya Grampus in 2011. He played many matches from first season and Nagoya won the 2nd place in the 2011 J1 League. In January 2013, he moved to Belgian Pro League club Standard Liège. However there were few opportunities to play. In August 2013, he returned to Nagoya. Nagoya was relegated to J2 League end of the 2016 season. In 2017, he moved to FC Tokyo.

In January 2010, Nagai was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Asian Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Yemen on January 6. In 2012, he was also selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2012 Summer Olympics. He played all 6 matches and scored 2 goals, and Japan won the 4th place. He played 12 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2019.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2009 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
2010 Vissel Kobe J1 League 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 0
2011 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 27 3 4 2 2 2 7 2 40 9
2012 30 10 3 2 0 0 7 1 40 13
BelgiumLeague Belgian Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2012/13 Standard Liège Pro League 3 0 0 0 - - 3 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2013 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 14 0 1 0 0 0 - 15 0
2014 28 12 4 6 6 1 - 38 19
2015 31 10 0 0 4 1 - 35 11
2016 31 7 0 0 3 0 - 34 7
2017 FC Tokyo J1 League 30 1 1 0 8 1 - 39 2
2018 32 5 1 0 2 0 - 35 5
2019 33 9 2 0 4 1 - 39 10
2020 26 4 - 3 0 4 1 33 5
2021
Country Japan 290 61 16 10 32 6 18 4 356 81
Belgium 3 0 0 0 - - 3 0
Total 293 61 16 10 32 6 18 4 359 81

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2010 1 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 0 0
2015 5 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 0 0
2019 6 3
Total 12 3

References[change | change source]

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

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