Hiroshi Ibusuki

Hiroshi Ibusuki (指宿 洋史, Ibusuki Hiroshi, born 27 February 1991) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for Shonan Bellmare as a striker.

Hiroshi Ibusuki
Personal information
Full name Hiroshi Ibusuki
Date of birth (1991-02-27) 27 February 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Nagareyama, Japan
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Shonan Bellmare
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2008 Kashiwa Reysol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Girona 6 (0)
2009–2010Zaragoza B (loan) 27 (12)
2010–2011Sabadell (loan) 34 (10)
2011–2013 Sevilla B 32 (20)
2012–2013 Sevilla 1 (0)
2012–2013Eupen (loan) 26 (10)
2013–2014 Valencia B 33 (7)
2014–2017 Albirex Niigata 67 (12)
2017–2018 JEF United Chiba 62 (12)
2019– Shonan Bellmare 15 (1)
National team
2010 Japan U19 5 (4)
2011 Japan U22 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 February 2020

Club careerEdit

Born in Nagareyama, Chiba, Ibusuki played all his youth football with Kashiwa Reysol. On 2 January 2009, aged not yet 18, he signed a four-year contract with Spanish club Girona FC.[1] He made his Segunda División debut on 19 April, playing ten minutes in a 0–3 away loss to Hércules CF at the Estadio José Rico Pérez.[2]

Ibusuki spent the following two seasons on loan, with Real Zaragoza B (Tercera División) and CE Sabadell FC (Segunda División B),[3] and made his debut for the latter side in a 0–0 draw against UE Lleida, again as a substitute.[4] He would, however, be a major contributor to the Catalans' promotion to the second level, starting in 26 of the games he appeared in and scoring ten goals, best in the squad.[5]

In summer 2011, Ibusuki joined Sevilla FC of La Liga,[6] but spent the vast majority of his first season with their reserves in the third tier.[7] On 21 January 2012 he made his first-team debut, coming on for Álvaro Negredo in the 83rd minute of a 1–1 away derby draw against Real Betis.[8]

Subsequently, Ibusuki represented K.A.S. Eupen[9] and Valencia CF Mestalla.[10] In 2014 he returned to his homeland, first with Albirex Niigata then JEF United Chiba.[11]

International careerEdit

On 17 September 2010, Sabadell announced that Ibusuki had been selected to play for the Japanese under-19 team.[12]

Club statisticsEdit

As of 17 November 2018[13][14][15]
Club Season League Cup1 Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Girona 2008–09 6 0 - - 6 0
Total 6 0 - - 6 0
Zaragoza B 2009–10 27 12 - - 27 12
Total 27 12 - - 27 12
Sabadell 2010–11 33 10 1 1 2 0 36 11
Total 33 10 1 1 2 0 36 11
Sevilla B 2011–12 32 20 32 20
Total 32 20 32 20
Sevilla 2011–12 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0
Eupen 2012–13 26 10 0 0 - 26 10
Total 26 10 0 0 - 26 10
Valencia B 2013–14 35 7 0 0 0 0 35 7
Total 35 7 0 0 0 0 35 7
Albirex Niigata 2014 15 3 0 0 0 0 15 3
2015 31 8 9 4 0 0 40 12
2016 21 1 1 1 0 0 22 2
Total 67 12 10 5 0 0 77 17
JEF United 2017 29 3 2 0 1 0 32 3
2018 33 9 2 2 - 35 11
Total 62 12 4 2 1 0 67 14
Career total 289 83 15 8 3 0 307 91

1Includes Copa Federación de España.

2Includes Segunda División Playoffs and J2 Playoffs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roura, Jordi (3 January 2009). "El Girona fitxa el japonès Hiroshi per 4 temporades com a inversió de futur" [Girona sign Japanese Hiroshi for 4 seasons as a bet for future]. Diari de Girona (in Catalan). Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ "El Hércules tampoco falla y golea al Girona" [Hércules also do not fail and rout Girona]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 April 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Ibusuki Hiroshi es nuevo jugador del CE Sabadell" [Ibusuki Hiroshi is new CE Sabadell player] (in Spanish). CE Sabadell. 26 August 2010. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  4. ^ "CE Sabadell 0–0 Lleida" (in Catalan). CE Sabadell. 29 August 2010. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  5. ^ Llano Camba, Juan (30 June 2013). "El reto fallido de Extremo Oriente en España (X): Hiroshi Ibusuki" [Far East's failed experiment in Spain (X): Hiroshi Ibusuki] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  6. ^ "El Sevilla ficha a Ibusuki, un japonés de dos metros" [Sevilla sign Ibusuki, two-metre tall Japanese]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  7. ^ Romero, Víctor (4 November 2011). "El japonés Hiroshi Ibusuki podría debutar en la Liga BBVA con el Sevilla" [Japanese Hiroshi Ibusuki could make BBVA League debut with Sevilla] (in Spanish). Fútbol Primera. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Negredo rescues 10-man Sevilla". ESPN Soccernet. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Hiroshi Ibusuki, un buteur japonais à l'AS Eupen (+ vidéo)" [Hiroshi Ibusuki, Japanese scorer at AS Eupen (+ video)]. L'Avenir (in French). 23 August 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Hiroshi: "Soy delantero, intento marcar goles y nada más"" [Hiroshi: "I am a forward, I try to score goals and that's it"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 21 July 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  11. ^ 指宿 洋史選手 ジェフユナイテッド市原・千葉に完全移籍のお知らせ [Notification of Hiroshi Ibusuki transfer to Jeff United Ichihara Chiba] (in Japanese). Albirex Nagata. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Hiroshi, amb la selecció japonesa sub-19" [Hiroshi, with the Japanese under-19 national team] (in Catalan). CE Sabadell. 17 September 2010. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  13. ^ 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. 121 out of 289)
  14. ^ "Hiroshi Ibusuki". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  15. ^ "Hiroshi Ibusuki » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 16 March 2011.

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