Masakatsu Sawa

Masakatsu Sawa (澤 昌克, Sawa Masakatsu, born January 12, 1983) is a Japanese nationalized Peruvian football player. He plays for Deportivo Municipal. His preferred position is as an attacking midfielder.

Masakatsu Sawa
澤 昌克
Personal information
Full name Masakatsu Sawa
Date of birth (1983-01-12) January 12, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Moriya, Ibaraki, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Municipal
Number 30
Youth career
2002–2004 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Sporting Cristal 5 (1)
2006 Coronel Bolognesi 40 (11)
2007 Deportivo Municipal 38 (10)
2008 Cienciano 21 (3)
2008–2013 Kashiwa Reysol 91 (11)
2014–2017 Deportivo Municipal 115 (21)
2018 Kashiwa Reysol 0 (0)
2019 Unión Huaral 6 (3)
2020– Deportivo Municipal 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:33, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

CareerEdit

On 13 September 2006, he became the first Japanese goalscorer in Copa Sudamericana, scoring 1 goal for Coronel Bolognesi against Chilean club Colo-Colo. After impressive performances for Coronel Bolognesi and Deportivo Municipal, he was offered to play for Peru national team. But he refused the offer because he did not want to lose Japanese nationality.[1] In July 2008, he joined Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol, located near his hometown, Moriya across the prefectural line.

Sawa was a Kashiwa Reysol player in the 2018 season but did never play a game for the club due to injuries. The club then announced on 11 January 2019, that the player had left the club by mutual consent.[2]

Club statisticsEdit

Updated to 22 February 2018.[3][4]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other1 Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005 Sporting Cristal Primera División 5 1 5 1
2006 Coronel Bolognesi 40 11 40 11
2007 Deportivo Municipal 38 10 3 0
2008 Cienciano 21 3 6 0 27 3
2008 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2010 J2 League 26 2 1 0 27 2
2011 J1 League 23 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 26 2
2012 26 6 6 2 3 0 3 0 1 0 26 2
2013 7 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 13 1
2014 Deportivo Municipal Segunda División 30 12 30 12
2015 Primera División 29 5 29 5
2016 35 4 35 4
2017 21 0 21 0
Total 310 57 11 2 5 0 11 0 3 0 340 59

1Includes FIFA Club World Cup and Japanese Super Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RPP Noticias - Masakatsu Sawa asegura que le ofrecieron jugar en la selección peruana Archived 2008-01-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 澤 昌克選手 退団のお知らせ|お知らせ情報 - 柏レイソル, reysol.co.jp, 11 January 2019
  3. ^ 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. 37 out of 289)
  4. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2選手名鑑 2013 (NSK MOOK)", 14 February 2013, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411161 (p. 53 out of 266)

[1]External linksEdit


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