Musashi Suzuki

Musashi Suzuki (鈴木 武蔵, Suzuki Musashi, born 11 February 1994) is a Japanese footballer who plays for the J1 League team Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo. He is a striker who is usually deployed on the left wing as a wide forward to exploit his speed.[1][2]

Musashi Suzuki
鈴木武蔵
Personal information
Full name Musashi Suzuki
Date of birth (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Montego Bay, Jamaica
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
Number 9
Youth career
2006–2008 FC Ōta
2009–2011 Kiryu Daiichi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Albirex Niigata 97 (7)
2014–2015J.League U22 (loan) 3 (0)
2015Mito HollyHock (loan) 6 (2)
2017Matsumoto Yamaga (loan) 9 (0)
2018 V-Varen Nagasaki 29 (11)
2019– Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 6 (4)
National team
2011 Japan U-17 4 (0)
2014–2016 Japan U-23 10 (7)
2019– Japan 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2019

Club careerEdit

J.LeagueEdit

His mother Mariko is Japanese and his father Robert is Jamaican. He was born in Jamaica but grew up in Ōta, Japan.[2]

Suzuki entered Kiryu Daiichi High School and played for the school football club. In the 2011 season, the team advanced to the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament. During which time he was also a member of the U-17 Japanese National Team for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by Mexico. He played four games in the competition.[2][3]

After graduating high school in 2012, Suzuki signed full professional terms with Albirex Niigata. On 4 April 2012, Suzuki made his first team debut against Shimizu S-Pulse in the J. League Cup as a 46th-minute substitute.[4] He also came on again in the League Cup as a substitute as Albirex went on to win the match 4–3 against Omiya Ardija, where he scored his first goal.[1]

V-Varen NagasakiEdit

V-Varen Nagasaki signed Suzuki before the start of the 2018 J1 season.[5]

National team careerEdit

Born in Jamaica to a Jamaican father and raised in Japan by his Japanese mother, Suzuki eligible to represent both Jamaica and Japan. In June 2011, Suzuki was elected Japan U17 national team for 2011 U17 World Cup. He played 4 matches.[6]

He participated in Japan U-23 national team during 2016 AFC U23 Championship which Japan won the tournament. In August 2016, he was also elected U23 Japan for 2016 Summer Olympics. He played 2 matches and scored a goal against Nigeria.[6]

He made his debut for the senior squad on 22 March 2019 in a friendly against Colombia, as a starter.[7]

Club statisticsEdit

As of 23 February 2018.[8][9]
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
2012 Albirex Niigata J1 League 9 0 0 0 4 1 13 1
2013 15 2 1 0 2 0 17 2
2014 29 3 2 3 6 3 34 6
2015 13 1 2 0 15 1
Mito Hollyhock J2 League 6 2 3 1 9 3
2016 Albirex Niigata J1 League 14 0 3 0 1 1 18 1
2017 17 1 2 0 5 0 24 1
Matsumoto Yamaga J2 League 9 0 0 0 9 0
2018 V-Varen Nagasaki J1 League 29 11 2 1 0 0 31 12
Total 141 20 13 5 20 5 174 30

National team statisticsEdit

[10]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2019 7 1
Total 7 1

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 December 2019 Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan, South Korea   China PR 1–0 2–1 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

Japan U23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Shinichiro Saito (28 June 2012). "Musashi Suzuki scores first goal for Niigata in win over Omiya". J's Goal. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Takahito Ando (4 January 2012). "Musashi Suzuki "A bullet of Jōshū"". Yahoo! Sports navi. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Musashi SUZUKI". FIFA.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ Yoshio Maeshima (5 April 2012). "Match report; Niigata lose 1-0 at Shimizu". J's goal. Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ "鈴木 武蔵選手 完全移籍加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). V-Varen Nagasaki. 22 December 2017.
  6. ^ a b Musashi SuzukiFIFA competition record
  7. ^ "Japan v Colombia game report". ESPN. 22 March 2019.
  8. ^ 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. 137 out of 289)
  9. ^ Musashi Suzuki at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  10. ^ Musashi Suzuki at National-Football-Teams.com  
  11. ^ "Suzuki, Musashi". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 December 2019.

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