Mitsuru Nagata

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Mitsuru Nagata
Mitsuru Nagata Albirex Niigata.jpg
Nagata playing for Albirex Niigata
Personal information
Full name Mitsuru Nagata
Date of birth (1983-04-06) April 6, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1999–2001 Shizuoka Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Kashiwa Reysol 62 (3)
2006–2010 Albirex Niigata 119 (1)
2011–2016 Urawa Reds 91 (2)
2017–2018 Tokyo Verdy 10 (0)
2019 Tokyo United FC 7 (0)
Total 289 (6)
National team
2003 Japan U-20 3 (0)
2010–2011 Japan 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mitsuru Nagata (永田 充, Nagata Mitsuru, born April 6, 1983) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Nagata was born in Shizuoka on April 6, 1983. After graduating from Shizuoka Gakuen High School, he joined J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol in 2002. He debuted in September 2002 and became a regular center back in 2003. However he injured his anterior cruciate ligament in March 2005. Although he came back in November, Reysol was relegated to J2 League end of the 2005 season. In 2006, Nagata moved to J1 club Albirex Niigata with teammate Kisho Yano. However Nagata could not play at all in the match for injuries in 2006. He became a regular player in 2007 and played many matches as center back with Mitsuru Chiyotanda (2007-2009) and Kazuhiko Chiba (2010). In 2011, Nagata moved to Urawa Reds with teammate Márcio Richardes. He became a regular center back from first season. However he could not play many matches for repeated injuries from 2013. In 2017, he moved to J2 club Tokyo Verdy. Although he played for the club in 2 seasons, he could hardly play in the match and resigned end of 2018 season. In May 2019, he joined Regional Leagues club Tokyo United FC. He retired end of the 2019 season.

In 2003, Nagata was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2003 World Youth Championship. At this tournament, he played 3 matches. On September 7, 2010, he debuted for the Japan national team against Guatemala. He also played at 2011 Asian Cup. He played 2 games for Japan until 2011.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2002 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 6 0 0 0 0 0 - 6 0
2003 23 0 1 0 4 0 - 28 0
2004 28 2 1 0 4 0 - 33 2
2005 5 1 0 0 1 0 - 6 1
2006 Albirex Niigata J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2007 22 0 0 0 3 0 - 25 0
2008 30 1 2 0 5 0 - 37 1
2009 33 0 4 0 6 0 - 43 0
2010 34 0 2 0 6 0 - 42 0
2011 Urawa Reds J1 League 34 2 0 0 7 0 - 41 2
2012 29 0 2 0 5 1 - 36 1
2013 9 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
2014 13 0 2 0 5 0 - 20 0
2015 5 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 10 0
2016 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2017 Tokyo Verdy J2 League 10 0 1 0 - - 11 0
2018 0 0 3 0 - - 3 0
2019 Tokyo United FC Regional Leagues 7 0 - - - 7 0
Country Japan 289 6 21 0 48 1 8 0 366 7
Total 289 6 21 0 48 1 8 0 366 7

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2010 1 0
2011 1 0
Total 2 0

References[change | change source]

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

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