Manabu Saito

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Manabu Saito
Personal information
Full name Manabu Saito
Date of birth (1990-04-04) April 4, 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Position(s) Forward, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nagoya Grampus
Youth career
2006–2008 Yokohama F. Marinos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2017 Yokohama F. Marinos 201 (32)
2011Ehime FC (loan) 36 (14)
2018–2020 Kawasaki Frontale 57 (4)
2021– Nagoya Grampus
National team
2007 Japan U-17 2 (0)
2012 Japan U-23 5 (0)
2013–2016 Japan 6 (1)
Honours
Yokohama F. Marinos
Runner-up J1 League 2013
Winner Emperor's Cup 2013
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2017
Kawasaki Frontale
Winner J1 League 2018
Representing  Japan
AFC U-17 Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2006 Singapore
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Manabu Saito (齋藤 学, Saito Manabu, born April 4, 1990) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Saito was born in Kawasaki on April 4, 1990. He joined J1 League club Yokohama F. Marinos from their youth team in 2008. However he could not play many matches. In 2011, he moved to J2 League club Ehime FC on loan. He scored 14 goals in 36 matches in 2011. In 2012, he returned to Yokohama. He played many matches from 2012. Yokohama won the 2nd place in the 2013 J1 League. He was selected Best Eleven in 2016. In 2018, he moved to Kawasaki Frontale. Kawasaki won the J1 champions in 2018 and 2020. In 2021, he moved to Nagoya Grampus.

In August 2007, Saito was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2007 U-17 World Cup and played 2 matches. In July 2012, he was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2012 Summer Olympics. He played 4 matches and Japan won the 4th place. In July 2013, Saito was selected the Japan national team for 2013 East Asian Cup. At this tournament, he debuted against China on July 21. He was also selected Japan for 2014 World Cup, but he did not play in the match. He played 6 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 2016.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2008 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 7 0 1 0 0 0 - 8 0
2009 11 0 0 0 3 0 - 14 0
2010 5 0 0 0 5 1 - 10 1
2011 Ehime FC J2 League 36 14 2 0 - - 38 14
2012 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 29 6 3 0 5 2 - 37 8
2013 28 4 4 2 7 2 - 39 8
2014 31 4 2 0 1 0 - 34 4
2015 32 7 2 0 3 0 5 3 42 10
2016 33 10 4 1 4 1 - 41 12
2017 25 1 2 2 2 0 - 29 3
2018 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 16 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 22 2
2019 16 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 22 3
2020 25 1 0 0 2 1 - 27 2
2021 Nagoya Grampus J1 League
Country Japan 294 50 25 6 34 7 10 4 363 67
Total 294 50 25 6 34 7 10 4 363 67

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2013 3 1
2014 2 0
2015 0 0
2016 1 0
Total 6 1

References[change | change source]

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

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