Takayuki Morimoto

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Takayuki Morimoto
Morimoto UDI-CAT 4-2.jpg
Morimoto playing for Catania
Personal information
Full name Takayuki Morimoto
Date of birth (1988-05-07) May 7, 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sportivo Luqueño
Youth career
2001–2004 Tokyo Verdy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Tokyo Verdy 46 (5)
2006–2011 Catania 81 (15)
2011–2012 Novara 18 (4)
2012 Catania 5 (0)
2013 Al-Nasr 13 (6)
2013–2015 JEF United Chiba 73 (17)
2016–2017 Kawasaki Frontale 22 (5)
2018–2020 Avispa Fukuoka 27 (6)
2020 AEP Kozani 0 (0)
2021– Sportivo Luqueño
National team
2005 Japan U-20 4 (0)
2008 Japan U-23 2 (0)
2009–2012 Japan 10 (3)
Honours
Tokyo Verdy
Winner Emperor's Cup 2004
Kawasaki Frontale
Winner J1 League 2017
Runner-up J.League Cup 2017
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2016
Representing  Japan
AFC U-20 Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Malaysia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Takayuki Morimoto (森本 貴幸, Morimoto Takayuki, born May 7, 1988) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Morimoto was born in Kawasaki on May 7, 1988. He joined J1 League club Tokyo Verdy from their youth team in 2004. On March 13, Morimoto made his J1 League debut for Tokyo Verdy against Júbilo Iwata at the age of 15 years, 10 months and 6 days, a league record for youngest player to debut. He scored his first goal against JEF United Ichihara on May 5, two days before his 16th birthday, another league record for youngest goal scorer. He was selected "J.League Rookie of the Year Award" in the 2004 season. Verdy won the champions in the 2004 Emperor's Cup. However Verdy was relegated to J2 League end the of 2005 season. In summer 2006, he moved to Italian Serie A club Catania. He played for the club in 5 seasons. In summer 2011, he moved to Novara. In summer 2012, he re-joined Catania. In January 2013, he moved to UAE Pro League club Al-Nasr. In summer 2013, he returned to Japan and joined J2 club JEF United Chiba. In 2016, he moved to J1 club Kawasaki Frontale. Kawasaki won the J1 champions in 2017. In 2018, he moved to J2 club Avispa Fukuoka. In October 2020, he moved to Football League Greece club AEP Kozani. In February 2021, he moved to Paraguayan Primera División club Sportivo Luqueño

In 2005, Morimoto was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2005 World Youth Championship and he played all 4 matches. In 2008, he also played for Japan U-23 national team at 2008 Summer Olympics. On October 10, 2009, he debuted for the Japan national team against Scotland. He was also selected the Japan for 2010 World Cup, but he did not play in the match. He played 10 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2012.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2004 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 22 4 0 0 2 0 - 24 4
2005 18 1 1 0 2 2 - 21 3
2006 J2 League 6 0 0 0 - - 6 0
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2006/07 Catania Serie A 5 1 0 0 - - 5 1
2007/08 14 1 3 1 - - 17 2
2008/09 23 7 1 2 - - 24 9
2009/10 27 5 4 1 - - 31 6
2010/11 12 1 1 1 - - 13 2
2011/12 Novara Serie A 18 4 1 0 - - 19 4
2012/13 Catania Serie A 5 0 3 0 - - 8 0
United Arab EmiratesLeague UAE Emir Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2012/13 Al-Nasr Pro League 13 6 3 1 - 6 3 22 10
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2013 JEF United Chiba J2 League 12 2 2 0 - - 14 2
2014 34 10 2 2 - - 36 12
2015 27 5 3 0 - - 30 5
2016 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 11 2 4 2 2 0 - 17 4
2017 11 3 3 4 1 0 7 0 22 7
2018 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 27 6 2 0 - - 29 6
2019 23 1 2 0 - - 25 1
2020 3 0 - - - 3 0
GreeceLeague Greek Football Cup Greek League Cup EuropeTotal
2020/21 AEP Kozani Football League 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
ParaguayLeague Cup League Cup South AmericaTotal
2021 Sportivo Luqueño Primera División
Country Japan 194 34 19 8 7 2 7 0 227 44
Italy 104 19 13 5 - - 117 24
United Arab Emirates 13 6 3 1 - 6 3 22 10
Greece 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Paraguay
Total 311 59 35 14 7 2 13 3 366 78

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2009 2 1
2010 7 2
2011 0 0
2012 1 0
Total 10 3

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