Kazuma Watanabe

Japanese association football player

Kazuma Watanabe (渡邉 千真, Watanabe Kazuma, born 10 August 1986) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Matsumoto Yamaga FC in the J3 League. He plays as a centre-forward and has previously had spells with Yokohama F. Marinos, FC Tokyo, Vissel Kobe and Gamba Osaka.[2][3]

Kazuma Watanabe
Watanabe playing for FC Tokyo in 2013
Personal information
Full name Kazuma Watanabe
Date of birth (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986 (age 37)
Place of birth Nagasaki,[1] Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Matsumoto Yamaga FC
Number 49
Youth career
2002–2004 Kunimi High School
2005–2008 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Yokohama F. Marinos 88 (28)
2012–2014 FC Tokyo 86 (26)
2015–2018 Vissel Kobe 114 (34)
2018–2020 Gamba Osaka 63 (11)
2021–2022 Yokohama FC 53 (7)
2023– Matsumoto Yamaga FC 0 (0)
National team
2010 Japan 1 (0)
Honours
Representing  Japan
AFC U-19 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Malaysia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 January 2010

Biography

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Watanabe was born in Unzen on August 10, 1986. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined J1 League club Yokohama F. Marinos in 2009. In first season, he scored 13 goals and he was selected "J.League Rookie of the Year award". In 2012, he moved to FC Tokyo. He played for the club in 3 seasons. In 2015, he moved to Vissel Kobe. In August 2018, he moved to Gamba Osaka. In 2021, he moved to Yokohama FC.

In January 2010, Watanabe was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Asian Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Yemen on January 6.

Career statistics

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Updated as of match played on 22 April 2021.[4][5]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AFC Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yokohama F. Marinos 2009 34 13 3 4 8 4 - - 45 21
2010 24 8 2 0 6 1 - - 32 9
2011 30 7 5 1 5 2 - - 40 10
Total 88 28 10 5 19 7 - - 117 40
FC Tokyo 2012 27 6 1 0 3 2 7 3 1 0 39 11
2013 33 17 5 1 4 1 - - 42 19
2014 26 3 3 1 4 0 - - 33 4
Total 86 26 9 2 11 3 7 3 1 0 114 34
Vissel Kobe 2015 28 10 4 3 8 7 - - 40 20
2016 33 12 2 2 7 3 - - 42 17
2017 34 8 5 4 7 0 - - 46 12
2018 19 4 2 0 5 3 - - 26 7
Total 114 34 13 9 27 13 - - 154 56
Gamba Osaka 2018 12 3 0 0 0 0 - - 12 3
2019 18 3 1 0 7 0 - - 26 3
2020 33 6 2 0 2 0 - - 37 6
Total 63 12 3 0 9 0 - - 75 12
Yokohama FC 2021 8 0 0 0 1 0 - - 9 0
Total 8 0 0 0 1 0 - - 9 0
Career total 359 100 35 16 67 23 7 3 1 0 469 142

1Includes Japanese Super Cup.

International

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours

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Individual

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References

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  1. Kazuma Watanabe at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. "Kazuma Watanabe Soccerway Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. "Kazuma Watanabe Gamba Osaka Player Profile". Gamba Osaka (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 58 out of 289)
  5. "Soccer D.B. : Kazuma Watanabe All-Time Record". Soccer D.B. Retrieved 22 April 2021.

Other websites

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