Kenta Hasegawa

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Kenta Hasegawa
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Personal information
Full name Kenta Hasegawa
Date of birth (1965-09-25) September 25, 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1981–1983 Shimizu Higashi High School
1984–1987 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Nissan Motors 33 (9)
1992–1999 Shimizu S-Pulse 207 (45)
Total 240 (54)
National team
1989–1995 Japan 27 (44)
Teams managed
2005–2010 Shimizu S-Pulse
2013–2017 Gamba Osaka
2018– FC Tokyo
Honours
Yokohama Marinos
Winner Japan Soccer League 1988/89
Winner Japan Soccer League 1989/90
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1990/91
Winner JSL Cup 1988
Winner JSL Cup 1989
Winner JSL Cup 1990
Winner Emperor's Cup 1988
Winner Emperor's Cup 1989
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1990
Shimizu S-Pulse
Runner-up J1 League 1999
Winner J.League Cup 1996
Runner-up J.League Cup 1992
Runner-up J.League Cup 1993
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1998
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kenta Hasegawa (長谷川 健太, Hasegawa Kenta, born September 25, 1965) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Hasegawa was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School. He won the national high school championship with his teammates including Katsumi Oenoki and Takumi Horiike. He continued his study and football at University of Tsukuba where he won the Kanto University League title in 1987.

After graduating from the university in 1988, he joined Japan Soccer League side Nissan Motors. He contributed to the club winning the Emperor's Cup twice in 1988 and 1989. When Japan's first-ever professional league J1 League started, Shimizu S-Pulse was founded in his local city. He joined the club in 1992 and re-united with his high school teammates Oenoki and Horiike. He helped the club to win the J.League Cup in 1996. He retired as a Shimizu player after the club won the second stage of the J1 League 1999 season. He played 207 league matches and scored 45 league goals in 7 seasons at Shimizu.

Hasegawa was capped 27 times and scored 4 goals for the Japanese national team between 1989 and 1995. His first international appearance came on January 20, 1989 in a friendly against Iran in Teheran. He was a member of the Japan squad who participated in the 1994 World Cup qualification. In the crucial last match, Hasegawa was substituted in the 59th minute by Masahiro Fukuda and watched from the bench a late Iraqi equaliser dashed Japan's hope to qualify for the finals in the US, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the "Agony of Doha" (ドーハの悲劇).

In 2005, Hasegawa became a manager for Shimizu S-Pulse. The club won the 2nd place at 2005, 2010 Emperor's Cup and 2008 J.League Cup. He resigned end of 2010 season. In 2013, he signed with J2 League club Gamba Osaka which was relegated to J2 from 2013. The club won the champions in 2013 and was relegated to J1 League. In 2014, the club won all three major title in Japan; J1 League, J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup. The club also won the champions 2015 Emperor's Cup. In 2018, he moved to FC Tokyo. In 2019, the club won the 2nd place in J1 League. In 2020, the club won the champions Emperor's Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1988/89 Nissan Motors JSL Division 1 18 4 5 0 23 4
1989/90 11 5 3 0 14 5
1990/91 4 0 4 0 8 0
1992 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League - 3 0 10 2 13 2
1993 36 10 4 1 1 0 41 11
1994 44 9 1 1 1 0 46 10
1995 21 3 0 0 - 21 3
1996 24 7 3 2 16 7 43 16
1997 30 5 1 0 6 2 37 7
1998 31 9 5 2 5 0 41 11
1999 21 2 2 1 2 1 25 3
Country Japan 240 54 19 7 53 12 312 73
Total 240 54 19 7 53 12 312 73

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1989 11 2
1990 6 1
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 5 0
1994 2 0
1995 3 1
Total 27 4

References[change | change source]

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

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