Masato Morishige

Masato Morishige (森重 真人, Morishige Masato, born 21 May 1987) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a centre back for club FC Tokyo.

Masato Morishige
森重 真人
Morishige Masato FCT.jpg
Morishige with FC Tokyo in 2016
Personal information
Full name Masato Morishige[1]
Date of birth (1987-05-21) 21 May 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
2000–2002 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Youth
2003–2005 Hiroshima Minami High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Oita Trinita 73 (5)
2010– FC Tokyo 367 (34)
National team
2007 Japan U-20 3 (0)
2008 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2013–2017 Japan 41 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 December 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13 December 2018
Morishige in 2010

International careerEdit

In July 2007, Morishige was elected Japan U20 national team for 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. At this tournament, he played three matches as defensive midfielder. In August 2008, he was elected Japan U23 national team for 2008 Summer Olympics. At this tournament, he played full time in all three matches as defender.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 10 February 2022[3][4]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup ACL Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oita Trinita 2006 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007 20 1 2 1 3 0 25 2
2008 28 3 0 0 7 1 35 4
2009 23 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 28 1
Total 73 5 2 1 12 1 0 0 3 0 90 7
FC Tokyo 2010 30 3 5 0 8 1 1 0 44 4
2011 37 6 6 3 43 9
2012 33 2 1 0 4 0 7 0 1 0 46 2
2013 27 1 5 0 0 0 32 1
2014 33 1 3 0 0 0 36 1
2015 31 7 5 0 0 0 36 7
2016 32 4 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 41 6
2017 17 1 0 0 4 1 21 2
2018 30 2 3 0 0 0 33 2
2019 34 2 0 0 4 0 38 2
2020 28 1 2 0 8 0 38 1
2021 35 4 6 0 41 4
Total 367 34 29 3 28 2 23 2 2 0 449 41
Career total 440 39 31 4 40 3 23 2 5 0 539 48

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[5]
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 2013 6 0
2014 11 1
2015 12 1
2016 10 0
2017 2 0
Total 41 2
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Morishige goal.
List of international goals scored by Masato Morishige
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 April 2014 Tokyo, Japan   New Zealand 3–0 4–2 Friendly
2 8 September 2015 Tehran, Iran   Afghanistan 2–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

Oita Trinita

FC Tokyo

Japan

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 5 July 2007. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Masato Morishige Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  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. 104 out of 289)
  4. ^ 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. 72 out of 289)
  5. ^ [ Japan National Football Team Database][specify]

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