Naoya Kikuchi

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Naoya Kikuchi
Personal information
Full name Naoya Kikuchi
Date of birth (1984-11-24) November 24, 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2002 Shimizu Commercial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Júbilo Iwata 79 (5)
2005Albirex Niigata (loan) 15 (1)
2008–2009 Carl Zeiss Jena 20 (0)
2009–2010 Oita Trinita 45 (0)
2011–2013 Albirex Niigata 45 (1)
2013–2016 Sagan Tosu 71 (0)
2016–2018 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 33 (0)
2019 Avispa Fukuoka 10 (0)
Total 318 (7)
National team
2001 Japan U-17 3 (0)
2003 Japan U-20 5 (0)
2004 Japan U-23 1 (0)
2010 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Naoya Kikuchi (菊地 直哉, Kikuchi Naoya, born November 24, 1984) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kikuchi was born in Shizuoka on November 24, 1984. After graduating from Shimizu Commercial High School, he joined J1 League club Júbilo Iwata in 2003. In August 2005, he moved to Albirex Niigata on loan. In 2006, he returned to Iwata and became a regular player as defensive midfielder. However he was arrested and sacked in June 2007. After half year blank, he signed with German club Carl Zeiss Jena in 2008. In 2009, he returned to Japan and signed with Oita Trinita. He played many matches as defender. In 2011, he moved to Albirex Niigata. In July 2013, he moved to Sagan Tosu. In July 2016, he moved to Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo. In 2019, he moved to Avispa Fukuoka. He retired end of the 2019 season.

Kikuchi played for the U-17 Japan at 2001 U-17 World Cup, U-20 Japan at 2003 U-20 World Cup and U-23 Japan at 2004 Summer Olympics. In January 2010, he was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Asian Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Yemen on January 6.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2003 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 7 0 0 0 2 0 - 9 0
2004 18 1 5 0 5 0 2 0 30 1
2005 9 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 14 1
2005 Albirex Niigata J1 League 15 1 2 0 0 0 - 17 1
2006 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 32 4 3 0 8 0 - 43 4
2007 13 1 0 0 4 0 - 17 1
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal EuropeTotal
2007/08 Carl Zeiss Jena 2. Bundesliga 3 0 1 0 - - 4 0
2008/09 3. Liga 17 0 1 0 - - 18 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2009 Oita Trinita J1 League 10 0 2 0 0 0 - 12 0
2010 J2 League 35 0 1 0 - - 36 0
2011 Albirex Niigata J1 League 23 0 2 0 3 1 - 28 1
2012 18 1 1 0 4 0 - 23 0
2013 4 0 0 0 3 0 - 7 0
2013 Sagan Tosu J1 League 15 0 5 0 0 0 - 20 0
2014 21 0 3 0 3 0 - 27 0
2015 31 0 3 0 1 0 - 35 0
2016 4 0 0 0 4 0 - 8 0
2016 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo J2 League 17 0 1 0 - - 18 0
2017 J1 League 16 0 1 0 4 0 - 21 0
2018 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
2019 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 10 0 0 0 - - 10 0
Country Japan 298 7 30 0 42 2 6 0 376 9
Germany 20 0 2 0 - - 22 0
Total 318 7 32 0 42 2 6 0 398 9

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2010 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

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

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