|Full name||Hikaru de Asis Minegishi|
|Date of birth||5 June 1991|
|Place of birth||Sendai, Miyagi, Japan|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Urawa Red Diamonds|
|2019||JL Chiangmai United||6||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:47, 16 November 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:33, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Early life and educationEdit
Minegishi was born on June 5, 1991. His Filipino mother is a native of Olongapo while his father is Japanese. He studied at the Seiwa Gakuen High School for his secondary studies and later attended the Sendai University for his collegiate studies.
Fellow Filipino-Japanese, Daisuke Sato invited Minegishi to play club football in the Philippines. In early 2015, Global F.C. of the United Football League had signed Minegishi. Minegishi scored 17 goals in 17 league matches for Global in the 2016 UFL season reportedly by October 5, 2016. He was awarded the Golden Ball at the end of the season. Minegishi ended his stint with Global Cebu with a runner-up finish at the inaugural season of the Philippine Football League in 2017.
Minegishi made his debut for the Philippines in their first group stage match against Singapore, coming on as a half-time substitute. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. In the next group stage match where the Philippines settled for a 2-2 draw with Indonesia, Minegishi made his first international start.
- Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.
|1.||22 March||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila||Fiji||Friendly|
- "[2016 AFF Suzuki Cup] Final Round Group Competition Group A - Final Registration of Officials and Players - Team: Philippines" (PDF). ASEAN Football Federation. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- Guerrereo, Bob (3 February 2015). "Could Global FC's new signings break into the Azkals?". The Passionate Fan. Yahoo!. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "日本人がフィリピン1部で大爆発中！17戦17得点、FW嶺岸光を知っているか [Part 1]" [Japanese making waves in the Philippines with 17 goals and appearances [for his club]. Do you know about FW Hikaru Minigeshi?]. Quoly Football Web Magazine (in Japanese). 5 October 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "日本人がフィリピン1部で大爆発中！17戦17得点、FW嶺岸光を知っているか [Part 2]" [Japanese making waves in the Philippines with 17 goals and appearances [for his club]. Do you know about FW Hikaru Minigeshi?]. Quoly Football Web Magazine (in Japanese). 5 October 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- Tupas, Cedelf (19 November 2016). "Global, Minegishi share spotlight". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- Diaz, Rey Charlie (21 December 2017). "Global Cebu FC midfielder transfers to Pattaya United". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- Guerrero, Bob (5 November 2016). "Azkals-Kyrgyzstan preview: Fitness a concern". Rappler. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "リーグMVPの嶺岸光、ついにフィリピン代表デビュー！" [League MVP Hikaru Minegishi finally makes his Philippine national team debut!]. Quoly Football Web Magazine (in Japanese). 20 November 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- Ventura, Sid (19 November 2016). "Azkals held to frustrating 0-0 draw by 10-man Singapore". Sports 5. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- Tan, Gabriel (19 November 2016). "Ten-man Singapore hold on to draw with Philippines in 2016 AFF opener". ESPN FC. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- "Younghusband Keeps Suzuki Cup Semis Bid Alive in Draw vs Indonesia". Football.com.ph. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- Go, Beatrice (March 22, 2018). "Azkals survive late scare in friendly win over Fiji". Rappler. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
- "Minegishi, Hikaru". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 March 2018.