Yoichiro Kakitani

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Yoichiro Kakitani
Personal information
Full name Yoichiro Kakitani
Date of birth (1990-01-03) January 3, 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Nagoya Grampus
Youth career
2005 Cerezo Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Cerezo Osaka 130 (37)
2009–2011Tokushima Vortis (loan) 97 (14)
2014–2015 Basel 18 (4)
2016–2020 Cerezo Osaka 122 (19)
2019Cerezo Osaka U-23 (loan) 1 (0)
2021– Nagoya Grampus
National team
2013–2014 Japan 18 (5)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Yoichiro Kakitani (柿谷 曜一朗, Kakitani Yoichiro, born January 3, 1990) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kakitani was born in Osaka on January 3, 1990. He joined J1 League club Cerezo Osaka from their youth team in 2006. However Cerezo was relegated to J2 League end of the 2006 season. He played many matches from 2007. In June 2009, he moved to Tokushima Vortis on loan. He played as regular player until the 2011 season. In 2012, he returned to Cerezo which playing in J1. In 2013, he scored 21 goals and was selected Best Eleven award. In July 2014, he moved to Swiss Super League club Basel. In January 2016, he returned to Cerezo which playing in J2. Cerezo was promoted to J1 from 2017. In 2017, Cerezo won the champions in the J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup. In 2021, he moved to Nagoya Grampus.

In July 2013, Kakitani was selected the Japan national team for 2013 East Asian Cup. At this tournament, he debuted and scored a goal against China on July 21. In 2014, he also played at 2014 World Cup. He played 18 games and scored 5 goals for Japan until 2014.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2006 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
2007 J2 League 21 2 1 0 - - 22 2
2008 24 0 0 0 - - 24 0
2009 6 2 0 0 - - 6 2
2009 Tokushima Vortis J2 League 27 4 1 0 - - 28 4
2010 34 4 2 0 - - 36 4
2011 36 6 1 0 - - 37 6
2012 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 30 11 3 1 7 5 - 40 17
2013 34 21 0 0 8 3 - 42 24
2014 14 1 0 0 0 0 8 4 22 5
SwitzerlandLeague Schweizer Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2014/15 Basel Super League 14 3 3 4 - 3 0 20 7
2015/16 4 1 5 0 - - 9 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2016 Cerezo Osaka J2 League 20 5 0 0 - - 20 5
2017 J1 League 34 6 3 1 5 1 - 42 8
2018 21 4 2 0 2 0 3 1 28 5
2019 23 3 3 1 4 0 - 30 4
2020 24 1 - 4 1 - 28 2
2019 Cerezo Osaka U-23 J3 League 1 0 - - - 1 0
2021 Nagoya Grampus J1 League
Country Japan 350 70 16 3 30 10 11 5 407 88
Switzerland 18 4 8 4 - 3 0 29 8
Total 368 74 24 7 30 10 14 5 436 96

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2013 9 4
2014 9 1
Total 18 5

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