Hajime Hosogai (細貝 萌 Hosogai Hajime, born 10 June 1986) is a Japanese professional footballer. He is a flexible player, able to play in his natural role as defender, defensive midfielder, and plays for Buriram United.
|Full name||Hajime Hosogai|
|Date of birth||10 June 1986|
|Place of birth||Maebashi, Gunma, Japan|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder, full back|
|2002–2004||Maebashi Ikuei High School|
|2011–2012||→ FC Augsburg (loan)||39||(3)|
|2015–2016||→ Bursaspor (loan)||20||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2018|
On 23 December 2010, he left Japan and transferred to the German club Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who promptly loaned him out to FC Augsburg. On 9 September 2011, he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Leverkusen. Playing for the newly promoted Bavarian club, Hosogai helped avoiding relegation before returning to Bayer Leverkusen for the 2012–13 season.
On 6 December 2018, it was confirmed that Hosogai would join the Thai league club Buriram United for the 2019 season.
Hosogai has represented Japan at numerous youth levels. He was a member of the Japan team for the 2008 Summer Olympics finals, and made his debut for the Japan national team in a 1–0 win against Paraguay (playing in his natural role as central midfielder) at his home stadium in Saitama on 4 September 2010, after being called up for the first time by caretaker Hiromi Hara and under the auspices of new manager Alberto Zaccheroni. He scored his first goal for the senior national team on 25 January 2011 in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup semi-final match against South Korea.
|Urawa Red Diamonds||2005||3||0||3||0||2||0||-||-||8||0|
2Includes J. League Cup.
- Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
|1.||17 November 2007||My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam||2008 Summer Olympics qualification|
|1.||25 January 2011||Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha, Qatar||South Korea||2011 AFC Asian Cup|
Appearances in major competitionsEdit
|Japan U23||2008 Summer Olympics qualification||U-22||5||1||1||Qualified|
|Japan U23||2008 Summer Olympics||U-23||2||0||0||Round 1|
|Japan||2011 AFC Asian Cup||Senior||0||2||1||Champions|
Urawa Red Diamonds
- AFC Champions League: 2007
- J. League Division 1: 2006
- Emperor's Cup: 2005, 2006
- Japanese Super Cup: 2006
- "National Team Squad". jfa.or.jp. Japan Football Association. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "FCA leiht Japaner Hosogai aus" [FCA loans Japanese player Hosogai] (in German). DFL. 23 December 2010. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
- "Hajime Hosogai signs for VfB". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Hajime Hosogai makes Japan move". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
- "Hajime Hosogai Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
- Gus Fielding (3 September 2010). "Zaccheroni issues challenge to Blue Samurai". Kyodo News. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
- Andrew McKirdy (5 September 2010). "Kagawa's goal lifts Japan in rematch against Paraguay". The Japan Times. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
- 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. 283 out of 289)
- "Hajime Hosogai". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- Japan National Football Team Database