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Kengo Kawamata (川又 堅碁, Kawamata Kengo, born 14 October 1989) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Júbilo Iwata.

Kengo Kawamata
川又 堅碁
Personal information
Full name Kengo Kawamata
Date of birth (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Saijō, Ehime, Japan
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Júbilo Iwata
Number 20
Youth career
2005–2007 Komatsu High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Ehime FC 2 (0)
2008–2014 Albirex Niigata 75 (26)
2010Catanduvense (loan)
2012Fagiano Okayama (loan) 38 (18)
2014–2016 Nagoya Grampus 65 (18)
2017– Júbilo Iwata 65 (25)
National team
2015– Japan 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 December 2018

CareerEdit

Kawamata joined Ehime FC as an apprentice professional in 2006, while studying at Komatsu High school. He made his J2 League debut against Mito HollyHock in the 41st round.[1] In the 42nd round, he was able to provide an assist for Toshiya Tanaka.

After graduating from high school, he joined Albirex Niigata. In the 2010 season, he moved on a half-year loan to Brazilian club Catanduvense. He made 23 appearances during the 2011 season, scoring his first goal against Nagoya Grampus in the J.League Cup quarterfinals.[2]

In the 2012 season, Kawamata was loaned out to Fagiano Okayama on a season-long loan deal. At the end of the season, after 18 goals in 38 appearances, he returned to Niigata. He made a huge comeback to Albirex scoring 23 goals in 34 matches.

After a great season, Kawamata decided to transfer to Nagoya Grampus at half-season of 2014.

On 29 November 2016, Kawamata moved to Júbilo Iwata.[3]

Club statisticsEdit

Updated to 19 February 2019.[4][5][6]

Club performance League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Ehime FC J2 League 2 0 0 0 2 0
2008 Albirex Niigata J1 League 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
2009 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2010 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
2011 23 0 2 2 2 1 27 3
2012 Fagiano Okayama J2 League 38 18 2 0 40 18
2013 Albirex Niigata J1 League 32 23 2 0 6 1 40 24
2014 14 3 1 0 5 0 20 3
Nagoya Grampus 15 4 0 0 15 4
2015 33 9 0 0 6 2 40 11
2016 17 5 1 0 6 1 24 6
2017 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 34 14 0 0 2 2 36 16
2018 31 11 2 3 2 1 35 15
Career total 245 86 29 8 16 5 290 100

National team statisticsEdit

[7]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 5 1
2016 0 0
2017 3 0
2018 1 0
Total 9 1

National team goalsEdit

Score and Result lists Japan's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 31 March 2015 Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu, Japan   Uzbekistan
5–1
5–1
Friendly [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 J.LEAGUE Division 2 1st Day 41st Sec". J. League. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ "2011J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup Quarter-Finals". J. League. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  3. ^ 川又 堅碁選手、ジュビロ磐田へ完全移籍のお知らせ. nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ 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. 50 out of 289)
  5. ^ 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. 106 out of 289)
  6. ^ "Stats Centre: Kengo Kawamata Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  7. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

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