Tatsunori Arai

Tatsunori Arai (新居 辰基, Arai Tatsunori, born December 22, 1983) is a former Japanese football player.

Tatsunori Arai
新居 辰基
Personal information
Full name Tatsunori Arai
Date of birth (1983-12-22) December 22, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Tobetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1999–2001 Consadole Sapporo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Consadole Sapporo 67 (8)
2004 Shizuoka FC
2005–2006 Sagan Tosu 75 (40)
2007–2009 JEF United Chiba 72 (10)
2010 Shonan Bellmare 17 (0)
2011 Sagan Tosu 12 (1)
Total 243 (59)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Arai was born in Tobetsu, Hokkaido on December 22, 1983. He joined the J1 League club Consadole Sapporo from his youth team in 2002. He debuted in April and played several matches as forward in 2002. However Consadole finished in last place in the 2002 season and was relegated to the J2 League. He played many matches as substitute forward in 2003.[1][2] However he was arrested, along with teammate Koji Nakao, for driving under the influence and was dismissed with Nakao in August.[3] In October 2004, he joined the Regional Leagues club Shizuoka FC. In 2005, he moved to the J2 club Sagan Tosu. He became a regular forward and became a top scorer in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, he moved to the J1 club JEF United Chiba. He played often over three seasons. However did not score many goals and JEF United was relegated to the J2 league at the end of the 2009 season. In 2010, he moved to the newly promoted J1 club, Shonan Bellmare. In 2011, he moved to the J2 club Sagan Tosu for the first time in five years. He retired at the end of the 2011 season.

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
2002 Consadole Sapporo J1 League 5 2 1 0 3 0 9 2
2003 J2 League 35 3 0 0 - 35 3
2004 27 3 0 0 - 27 3
2004 Shizuoka FC Regional Leagues
2005 Sagan Tosu J2 League 39 17 2 1 - 41 18
2006 36 23 1 0 - 37 23
2007 JEF United Chiba J1 League 25 5 1 0 5 0 31 5
2008 23 3 1 0 5 2 29 5
2009 24 2 3 1 4 1 31 4
2010 Shonan Bellmare J1 League 17 0 1 1 3 0 21 1
2011 Sagan Tosu J2 League 12 1 1 1 - 13 2
Career total 243 59 11 4 20 3 274 66

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