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Daiki Iwamasa (岩政 大樹, Iwamasa Daiki, born January 30, 1982) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Daiki Iwamasa
岩政 大樹
Personal information
Full name Daiki Iwamasa
Date of birth (1982-01-30) January 30, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Suo-Oshima, Yamaguchi, Japan
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–1999 Iwakuni High School
2000–2003 Tokyo Gakugei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2013 Kashima Antlers 290 (35)
2014 BEC Tero Sasana 35 (5)
2015–2016 Fagiano Okayama 82 (10)
2017–2018 Tokyo United FC 32 (6)
Total 439 (56)
National team
2009–2011 Japan 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Iwamasa was born in Suo-Oshima, Yamaguchi on January 30, 1982. He was educated at and played for Iwakuni High School and Tokyo Gakugei University before turning professional. He started his professional career at Kashima Antlers where he later became one of the club's longest serving players. He became a regular player at center back from late first season. The club won the champions in J1 League for 3 years in a row (2007-2009) first time in J1 League history. He was also elected Best XI for 3 years in a row. The club also won 2007, 2010 Emperor's Cup, 2011 and 2012 J.League Cup. His opportunity to play decreased in 2013 and he left the club end of 2013 season.

In 2014, he moved to BEC Tero Sasana, Thailand, and helped the club win 2014 Thai League Cup in which he scored a goal in the final match. In 2015, he returned to Japan, playing for Fagiano Okayama. In 2017, he moved to Regional Leagues club Tokyo United FC. He retired end of 2018 season.

National team careerEdit

Iwamasa was the captain of the Japan team that won the 2003 Summer Universiade held in Daegu, South Korea, where he scored a goal in the final of the tournament. He received the first call-up for Japan national team in 2008 by newly appointed coach Takeshi Okada. On October 10, 2009, he made his international debut in a friendly match against Scotland. He was also one of the final 23 Japan national football players participating in 2010 World Cup although did not play any minute during the tournament. After 2010 World Cup, in January 2011, he was selected Japan for 2011 Asian Cup by new manager Alberto Zaccheroni. At 2011 Asian Cup, he played in 4 matches and Japan won the champions. He played 8 games for Japan until 2011.[1]

Club statisticsEdit

Last update: 1 January 2015

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2004 Kashima Antlers J1 League 18 4 3 0 4 0 - 25 4
2005 31 4 3 0 6 2 - 40 6
2006 30 3 4 2 11 1 - 45 6
2007 33 6 5 0 10 0 - 48 6
2008 33 2 2 0 2 0 8 2 45 4
2009 33 4 2 0 2 0 6 0 43 4
2010 34 3 3 1 1 0 7 0 45 4
2011 28 6 1 0 1 0 7 0 37 6
2012 32 3 3 1 7 1 - 42 5
2013 18 0 1 0 5 0 - 24 0
2014 BEC Tero Sasana Premier League 37 5 2 0 6 1 - 45 6
2015 Fagiano Okayama J2 League 42 4 1 0 - - 43 4
Career total 327 40 29 4 55 5 28 2 439 51

National team statisticsEdit

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 3 0
2011 4 0
Total 8 0

Personal honorsEdit

Team honorsEdit

Japan national teamEdit

Kashima AntlersEdit

BEC Tero SasanaEdit

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