Yuki Sakai (footballer, born 1989)

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Yuki Sakai
Personal information
Full name Yuki Sakai
Date of birth (1989-01-10) January 10, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Chiba, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Omiya Ardija Ventus
Youth career
2004–2006 Keimei Gakuin High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 29 (3)
2009–2011 INAC Kobe Leonessa 24 (0)
2012–2020 Mynavi Vegalta Sendai 143 (15)
2021– Omiya Ardija Ventus
National team
2008 Japan U-20 1 (0)
2011 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2020 season

Yuki Sakai (坂井 優紀, Sakai Yuki, born January 10, 1989) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sakai was born in Chiba Prefecture on January 10, 1989. After graduating from Keimei Gakuin High School, she joined Tasaki Perule FC in 2007. However, the club was disbanded in 2008 due to financial strain. So, she moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. In 2012, she moved to new club Vegalta Sendai (later Mynavi Vegalta Sendai).[1] She played 143 matches for the club in 9 seasons. In 2021, she moved to new club Omiya Ardija Ventus.[2]

In November 2008, Sakai was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2008 U-20 World Cup. In March 2011, she was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on March 9, she debuted against Sweden.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

  1. INAC Kobe Leonessa(in Japanese)
  2. Omiya Ardija(in Japanese)
  3. List of match in 2011 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]