Masahiro Koga

Masahiro Koga (古賀 正紘, Koga Masahiro, born September 8, 1978) is a former Japanese football player. His younger brother Seiji is also a footballer.

Masahiro Koga
古賀 正紘
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Personal information
Full name Masahiro Koga
Date of birth (1978-09-08) September 8, 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth Okawa, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1994–1996 Higashi Fukuoka High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2006 Nagoya Grampus Eight 231 (15)
2007–2010 Kashiwa Reysol 78 (5)
2010–2011 Júbilo Iwata 19 (0)
2012–2015 Avispa Fukuoka 74 (1)
Total 402 (21)
National team
1995 Japan U-17 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Koga was born in Okawa on September 8, 1978. After graduating from high school, he joined Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1997. He became a regular player as center back from 1998. The club won the champions 1999 Emperor's Cup. He moved to Kashiwa Reysol in 2007. Although he played as regular player, he lost his opportunity to play for injury in 2010. So, he moved to Júbilo Iwata in August 2010. After playing in 2 seasons, he moved to his local club Avispa Fukuoka in 2012. He retired end of 2015 season.

National team careerEdit

In August 1995, Koga was selected Japan U-17 national team for 1995 U-17 World Championship and he played full time in all 3 matches. In June 1997, he was also selected Japan U-20 national team for 1997 World Youth Championship, but he did not play in the match.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1997 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 8 0 1 0 5 0 14 0
1998 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1999 26 2 5 0 4 0 35 2
2000 25 2 1 0 4 0 30 2
2001 18 0 0 0 3 0 21 0
2002 28 1 3 0 6 0 37 1
2003 28 2 2 0 4 0 34 2
2004 24 1 2 1 7 0 33 2
2005 27 5 1 0 6 0 34 5
2006 26 2 0 0 5 0 31 2
2007 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 29 2 1 0 2 1 32 3
2008 29 1 5 1 5 1 39 3
2009 20 2 0 0 4 0 24 2
2010 J2 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 12 0 2 0 3 0 17 0
2011 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
2012 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 33 1 2 0 - - 35 1
2013 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2014 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2015 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 402 21 27 2 60 2 489 25

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