|Full name||Kazuki Ganaha|
|Date of birth||September 26, 1980|
|Place of birth||Naha, Okinawa, Japan|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1996–1998||Ginowan High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2018 season|
After graduating Ginowan High School in 1999, he joined J2 League side Kawasaki Frontale. He made his professional debut on May 2, 1999 against Vegalta Sendai. His first professional goal came on May 13, 2000 against Nagoya Grampus Eight. Frontale won the champions in 1999 season and was promoted to J1 League. However the club was finished at bottom place in J1 in 2000 season and was returned to J2 in a year. In 2003, he became a regular forward. In 2004, he scored 22 goals and he was the 2nd top J2 League scorer. He helped lead Frontale to the J2 League championship and Frontale was promoted to J1. In 2006, he scored 18 goals and he was the 3rd top J1 League scorer. Frontale also finished at the 2nd place in 2006 season. However his opportunity to play decreased from 2007 season.
During the 2007 season, Ganaha was suspended for six games due to alleged infringement of the anti-doping code by intravenous therapy with saline solution and vitamin B1, due to dehydration and inability to take fluids orally. Ganaha appealed the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in December 2007, and on May 26, 2008, CAS issued a ruling supporting him and to have the six game suspension reversed.
In 2011, Ganaha moved to Japan Football League club FC Ryukyu based in his local Okinawa Prefecture. He played as regular forward and scored many goals. The club was also promoted to new league J3 League from 2014.
In January 2014, Ganaha moved to newly was promoted to J2 club Kamatamare Sanuki, without playing for FC Ryukyu in J3. Although the club results was sluggish, he played many matches until 2016. However his opportunity to play decreased and the club finished at the bottom place in 2018 season and was relegated to J3.
National team careerEdit
Ganaha made his senior national team debut on August 9, 2006, in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago, the first match under the reign of new national coach Ivica Osim. He is the first Okinawa-born footballer to play for the Japanese National Team. His first international goal was an injury time winner in an 2007 Asian Cup qualifier against Yemen, held on September 6, 2006 in San‘a’, Yemen. He also scored 2 goals in another qualifier against Saudi Arabia. He played 6 games and scored 3 goals for Japan in 2006.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||AFC||Total|
|1999||Kawasaki Frontale||J2 League||3||0||3||2||0||0||-||6||2|
|2009||Vissel Kobe||J1 League||11||0||1||0||3||1||-||15||1|
|2011||FC Ryukyu||Football League||27||6||1||0||-||-||28||6|
|2014||Kamatamare Sanuki||J2 League||26||3||1||0||-||-||27||3|
National team statisticsEdit
|Japan national team|
National team career statisticsEdit
Appearances in major competitionsEdit
|2006||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification||Senior||1||3||3||Qualified|
Goals for senior national teamEdit
|1.||2006-09-06||Althawra Sports City Stadium, Sana'a, Yemen||Yemen||1-0||Won||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2.||2006-11-15||Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan||Saudi Arabia||3-1||Won||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|3.||2006-11-15||Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan||Saudi Arabia||3-1||Won||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
- Kazuki Ganaha at J.League (in Japanese)
- "Arbitration CAS 2008/A/1452 Kazuki Ganaha v/Japan Professional Football League, award of 26 May 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- The AFC Asian Cup 2007 Official Website
- The AFC Asian Cup 2007 Official Website
- Japan National Football Team Database
- Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 227 out of 289)
- 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. ? out of 289)
- Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 219 out of 289)