Mu Kanazaki

Mu Kanazaki (金崎 夢生, Kanazaki Mū, born 16 February 1989) is a Japanese footballer who plays for J1 League club Sagan Tosu. He scored the two goals that gave his team the title of the 2016 J1 League over Urawa Red Diamonds.

Mū Kanazaki
Mu Kanazaki FCN 2013.jpg
Kanazaki playing for 1.FC Nürnberg in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Mū Kanazaki
Date of birth (1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Tsu, Mie, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder, winger
Club information
Current team
Sagan Tosu
Number 44
Youth career
1997–2000 Centro Tsunan
2001–2003 Tokan Junior High School
2004–2006 Takigawa Daini High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Oita Trinita 74 (8)
2010–2012 Nagoya Grampus 69 (9)
2013 1. FC Nurnberg 4 (0)
2013–2016 Portimonense 48 (16)
2015Kashima Antlers (loan) 27 (9)
2016–2018 Kashima Antlers 78 (32)
2018– Sagan Tosu 15 (3)
National team
2007 Japan U20 4 (0)
2009–2017 Japan 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 March 2018

He made his full international debut for Japan on 20 January 2009 in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification against Yemen.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 24 February 2019[1]
Season League League Cup[n 1] League Cup[n 2] Continental[n 3] Other[n 4] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oita Trinita 2007 J1 League 10 2 0 0 4 1 - - 14 3
2008 34 4 0 0 9 0 - - 43 4
2009 30 2 2 3 3 1 - 3 0 38 6
Total 74 8 2 3 16 2 - 3 0 95 13
Nagoya Grampus 2010 J1 League 25 4 2 0 3 0 - - 30 4
2011 12 0 4 0 2 1 4 3 1 0 23 4
2012 32 5 4 1 1 0 7 1 - 44 7
Total 69 9 10 1 6 1 11 4 1 0 97 15
1. FC Nürnberg 2012–13 Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 - - - 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 - - - 4 0
Portimonense 2013–14 Segunda Liga 30 7 1 0 - - - 31 7
2014–15 17 9 3 1 - - - 20 11
2015–16 2 0 2 0 - - - 4 0
Total 49 16 6 1 - - - 55 18
Kashima Antlers 2015 J1 League 27 9 0 0 5 5 4 1 0 0 36 15
2016 33 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 38 15
2017 30 12 1 2 3 0 5 4 1 0 39 18
2018 15 7 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 22 10
Total 105 41 3 2 8 5 15 8 5 2 136 58
Sagan Tosu 2018 J1 League 15 3 0 0 0 0 - - 15 3
Career total 316 77 21 7 30 8 26 13 8 2 411 107

National team statisticsEdit

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 4 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 0 0
2015 1 1
2016 4 1
2017 1 0
Total 11 2

Appearances in major competitionsEdit

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
  Japan AFC U-19 Championship 2008 qualification U-18 3 1 0 Qualified
  Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 1 1 0 Qualified

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.[2]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 November 2015 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore   Singapore 1–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 24 March 2016 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan   Afghanistan 5–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Oita Trinita

Nagoya Grampus

Kashima Antlers

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Japan – Mu Kanazaki – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway
  2. ^ "Kanazaki, Mu". National Football Teams. Retrieved 28 January 2017.

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