Yuto Sato

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Yuto Sato
Personal information
Full name Yuto Sato
Date of birth (1982-03-12) March 12, 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1997–1999 JEF United Ichihara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 JEF United Chiba 158 (26)
2008–2009 Kyoto Sanga FC 62 (3)
2010–2019 JEF United Chiba 239 (8)
Total 459 (37)
National team
2006 Japan 1 (0)
Honours
JEF United Chiba
Winner J.League Cup 2005
Winner J.League Cup 2006
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yuto Sato (佐藤 勇人, Sato Yuto, born March 12, 1982) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His twin brother Hisato Sato also played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sato was born in Kasukabe on March 12, 1982. He joined J1 League club JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) with twin brother Yuto Sato from their youth team in 2000. He debuted in 2000 and played many matches as defensive midfielder from 2002. In 2003, he completely became a regular player and JEF United finished at the 3rd place under new manager Ivica Osim. After that, JEF United won the champions in 2005 and 2006 J.League Cup. In 2008, Sato moved to Kyoto Sanga FC. He played as regular player in 2 seasons. In 2010, Sato re-joined JEF United Chiba which was relegated to J2 League from 2010 season. He played as regular player. However the club missed promotion for J1. He retired end of the 2019 season.

In August 2006, when Sato played for JEF United Chiba, he was selected Japan national team under new manager Ivica Osim who is manager for JEF United until July 2006. On August 16, Sato debuted for Japan against Yemen.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2000 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
2001 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
2002 13 0 3 0 6 0 22 0
2003 28 4 3 1 3 0 34 5
2004 29 7 1 0 5 1 35 8
2005 JEF United Chiba J1 League 34 8 1 0 11 0 46 8
2006 26 4 1 0 10 2 37 6
2007 27 3 0 0 5 1 32 4
2008 Kyoto Sanga FC J1 League 34 3 1 0 6 1 41 4
2009 28 0 0 0 5 1 33 1
2010 JEF United Chiba J2 League 36 5 1 0 - 37 5
2011 36 1 2 0 - 38 1
2012 31 2 1 0 - 32 2
2013 30 0 1 2 - 31 2
2014 24 0 2 0 - 26 0
2015 26 0 1 0 - 27 0
2016 11 0 2 0 - 13 0
2017 19 0 1 0 - 20 0
2018 8 0 2 0 - 10 0
2019 18 0 0 0 - 18 0
Country Japan 459 37 26 3 53 6 538 46
Total 459 37 26 3 53 6 538 46

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

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

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