Satoshi Yamaguchi (footballer, born 1978)

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Satoshi Yamaguchi
Satoshi Yamaguchi.jpg
Yamaguchi playing for Gamba Osaka
Personal information
Full name Satoshi Yamaguchi
Date of birth (1978-04-17) April 17, 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Sakawa, Kochi, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1994–1996 JEF United Ichihara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 JEF United Ichihara 128 (5)
2001–2011 Gamba Osaka 320 (32)
2012–2014 JEF United Chiba 116 (13)
2015 Kyoto Sanga FC 17 (1)
Total 581 (51)
National team
1997 Japan U-20 5 (0)
2009 Japan 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Satoshi Yamaguchi (山口 智, Yamaguchi Satoshi, born April 17, 1978) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yamaguchi was born in Sakawa, Kochi on April 17, 1978. He joined JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) from their youth team in 1996. He debuted on March 20, when he was 17 year and 354 days old. It was the youngest player to play for J1 League until Yuki Abe made new record in 1998. He became a regular player as center back from 1997. He moved to Gamba Osaka in 2001. The club won the champions 2005 J1 League, 2007 J.League Cup, 2008 and 2009 Emperor's Cup. He was also selected Best Eleven for 3 years in a row (2006-2008). In Asia, in 2008, the club won the champions AFC Champions League and the 3rd place Club World Cup. In 2012, he rejoined his first club, JEF United Chiba and played for the club in 3 seasons. In 2015, he moved to Kyoto Sanga FC and retired end of the 2015 season.

In June 1997, Yamaguchi was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 1997 World Youth Championship. He played as right back of 3 back defense with Tsuneyasu Miyamoto and Kazuyuki Toda full time in all 5 matches. On May 27, 2009, Yamaguchi debuted for Japan national team against Chile. On May 31, he also played against Belgium. He played 2 games for Japan in 2009.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1996 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 12 0 1 0 2 0 - 15 0
1997 28 2 1 1 8 0 - 37 3
1998 30 1 1 0 6 1 - 37 2
1999 29 0 1 0 0 0 - 30 0
2000 29 2 3 0 3 0 - 35 2
2001 Gamba Osaka J1 League 22 2 3 0 3 0 - 28 2
2002 29 2 2 0 8 1 - 39 3
2003 29 2 2 1 6 1 - 37 4
2004 27 5 3 1 7 1 - 37 7
2005 33 3 3 1 9 0 - 45 4
2006 32 6 5 0 2 0 6 2 45 8
2007 33 3 4 0 11 2 - 48 5
2008 34 5 5 2 3 0 12 3 54 10
2009 33 2 6 0 2 0 6 1 47 3
2010 18 0 5 0 2 0 3 0 28 0
2011 30 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 37 2
2012 JEF United Chiba J2 League 37 5 2 0 - - 39 5
2013 41 6 1 0 - - 42 6
2014 38 2 2 0 - - 40 2
2015 Kyoto Sanga FC J2 League 17 1 1 0 - - 18 1
Country Japan 581 51 50 6 74 6 32 6 727 69
Total 581 51 50 6 74 6 32 6 727 69

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2009 2 0
Total 2 0

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