Yukihiko Sato

Yukihiko Sato (佐藤 由紀彦, Satō Yukihiko, born May 11, 1976) is a former Japanese football player.

Yukihiko Sato
佐藤 由紀彦
Yukihiko Sato 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Yukihiko Sato
Date of birth (1976-05-11) May 11, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1994 Shimizu Commercial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Shimizu S-Pulse 2 (0)
1998 Montedio Yamagata 29 (14)
1999–2002 FC Tokyo 104 (14)
2003–2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 43 (3)
2005–2006 Shimizu S-Pulse 12 (1)
2006–2007 Kashiwa Reysol 41 (4)
2008 Vegalta Sendai 27 (2)
2009–2014 V-Varen Nagasaki 103 (13)
Total 361 (51)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Sato was born in Fuji on May 11, 1976. After graduating from Shimizu Commercial High School, he joined his local club Shimizu S-Pulse in 1995. However he could hardly play in the match. In 1998, he moved to Japan Football League club Montedio Yamagata. He played as regular player and was elected Rookie of the Year awards. In 1999, he moved to newly was promoted to J2 League club, FC Tokyo. He played as right side midfielder and the club was promoted to J1 League from 2000. He also was elected New Hero Award at 1999 J.League Cup. Although he played as regular player until 2001, his opportunity to play decreased behind Naohiro Ishikawa. In 2003, he moved to Yokohama F. Marinos. He played many matches as right side midfielder and the club won the champions for 2 years in a row (2003-2004). However his opportunity to play decreased behind Hayuma Tanaka in late 2004. In 2005, he moved to his first club Shimizu S-Pulse. However he could not play many matches and he moved to J2 club Kashiwa Reysol in June 2006. He played many matches and the club was promoted to J1 from 2007. In 2008, he moved to J2 club Vegalta Sendai and played in 1 season. In 2009, he move to Japan Football League club V-Varen Nagasaki and played as regular player. In 2012, although his opportunity to play decreased, the club won the champions and was promoted to J2 from 2013. He retired end of 2014 season at the age of 38.

Club statisticsEdit

[1][2]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
1995 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
1996 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
1997 0 0 1 0 2 0 - 3 0
1998 Montedio Yamagata Football League 29 14 4 3 - - 33 17
1999 FC Tokyo J2 League 35 6 4 2 7 2 - 46 10
2000 J1 League 28 5 0 0 2 0 - 30 5
2001 28 3 0 0 2 0 - 30 3
2002 13 0 0 0 3 0 - 16 0
2003 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 27 1 3 0 7 1 - 37 2
2004 16 2 1 0 7 1 4 0 28 3
2005 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 12 1 0 0 1 0 - 13 1
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2006 Kashiwa Reysol J2 League 19 2 2 1 - - 21 3
2007 J1 League 22 2 1 0 3 0 - 26 2
2008 Vegalta Sendai J2 League 27 2 2 0 - - 29 2
2009 V-Varen Nagasaki Football League 23 3 2 0 - - 25 3
2010 26 5 2 2 - - 28 7
2011 32 4 1 0 - - 33 4
2012 18 1 1 0 - - 19 1
2013 J2 League 3 0 0 0 - - 3 0
2014 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
Total 361 51 24 8 34 4 4 0 423 63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 2014 (NSK MOOK)", 14 February 2014, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411109 (p. 179 out of 290)
  2. ^ Vegalta Sendai(in Japanese)

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