Masaaki Higashiguchi

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Masaaki Higashiguchi
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Higashiguchi playing for Japan in 2018
Personal information
Full name Masaaki Higashiguchi
Date of birth (1986-05-12) May 12, 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Gamba Osaka
Youth career
2002–2004 Rakunan High School
2005–2006 Fukui University of Technology
2007–2008 Niigata University of Management
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Albirex Niigata 84 (0)
2014– Gamba Osaka 232 (0)
National team
2015–2019 Japan 8 (0)
Honours
Gamba Osaka
Winner J1 League 2014
Runner-up J1 League 2015
Winner J.League Cup 2014
Runner-up J.League Cup 2015
Runner-up J.League Cup 2016
Winner Emperor's Cup 2014
Winner Emperor's Cup 2015
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2019 United Arab Emirates
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Masaaki Higashiguchi (東口 順昭, Higashiguchi Masaaki, born May 12, 1986) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Higashiguchi was born in Takatsuki on May 12, 1986. After graduating from Niigata University of Management, he joined J1 League club Albirex Niigata in 2009. Although he injured every season, he played many matches from 2010. In 2014, he moved to Gamba Osaka. In 2014, Gamba won all three major title in Japan; J1 League, J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup.

In 2015, Higashiguchi was selected the Japan national team for 2015 Asian Cup, but he did not play in the match. On August 9, he debuted for the Japan against China at 2015 East Asian Cup. He also participated 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup, but he did not play in the match.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2009 Albirex Niigata J1 League 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0
2010 25 0 2 0 5 0 - 32 0
2011 14 0 0 0 0 0 - 14 0
2012 24 0 0 0 4 0 - 28 0
2013 21 0 1 0 0 0 - 22 0
2014 Gamba Osaka J1 League 34 0 6 0 10 0 - 50 0
2015 34 0 4 0 1 0 12 0 51 0
2016 34 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 41 0
2017 33 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 40 0
2018 29 0 0 0 3 0 - 32 0
2019 34 0 2 0 6 0 - 42 0
2020 34 0 2 0 1 0 - 37 0
2021
Country Japan 316 0 20 0 32 0 22 0 390 0
Total 316 0 20 0 32 0 22 0 390 0

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2015 1 0
2016 1 0
2017 2 0
2018 3 0
2019 1 0
Total 8 0

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]