Naoki Sakai

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Naoki Sakai
Personal information
Full name Naoki Sakai
Date of birth (1975-08-02) August 2, 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Nagareyama, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Kashiwa Reysol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Kashiwa Reysol 130 (16)
2002–2003 Consadole Sapporo 27 (1)
Total 157 (17)
National team
1996 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Naoki Sakai (酒井 直樹, Sakai Naoki, born August 2, 1975) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sakai was born in Nagareyama on August 2, 1975. He joined his local club Kashiwa Reysol from their youth team in 1994. He played many matches as right midfielder. The club won the champions at 1999 J.League Cup. From 2000, his opportunity to play decreased behind Mitsuteru Watanabe. He moved to Consadole Sapporo in 2002. He retired end of 2003 season.

On October 13, 1996, Sakai debuted for the Japan national team against Tunisia.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1994 Kashiwa Reysol Football League 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1995 J1 League 19 0 0 0 - 19 0
1996 19 8 1 1 12 3 32 12
1997 14 0 3 1 6 0 23 1
1998 27 5 2 3 2 0 31 8
1999 24 2 4 2 7 0 35 4
2000 15 0 2 1 0 0 17 1
2001 12 1 0 0 2 0 14 1
2002 Consadole Sapporo J1 League 17 1 0 0 3 0 20 1
2003 J2 League 10 0 0 0 - 10 0
Country Japan 157 17 12 8 32 3 201 28
Total 157 17 12 8 32 3 201 28

[3]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1996 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]