Kenji Fukuda

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Kenji Fukuda
福田 健二
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Personal information
Full nameKenji Fukuda
Date of birth (1977-10-21) October 21, 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Niihama, Ehime, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1993–1995 Narashino High School
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1996–2001 Nagoya Grampus Eight 114 (37)
2001–2003 FC Tokyo 32 (3)
2003 Vegalta Sendai 10 (0)
2004 Guaraní 36 (10)
2005 Pachuca Juniors 21 (12)
2005 Irapuato 19 (10)
2006 Castellón 17 (2)
2006–2007 Numancia 39 (10)
2007–2008 Las Palmas 15 (3)
2008–2009 Ionikos 24 (9)
2010–2012 Ehime FC 65 (8)
2013–2016 Metro Gallery 58 (30)
Total450(134)
National team
1997 Japan U-20 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kenji Fukuda (福田 健二, Fukuda Kenji, born October 21, 1977) is a former Japanese football player. [1] [2] He is a left-footed forward.

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Club career

After graduating from Narashino High School in Chiba in 1996, he joined J1 League side Nagoya Grampus Eight. He played many matches from 1997 and became a regular player in 1998. He helped the club to win the Sanwa Bank Cup in 1997, 1999 Emperor's Cup and the 2nd place 1996–97 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. However his opportunity to play decreased from 2000. He moved to FC Tokyo in August 2001 and Vegalta Sendai in August 2003.

He moved to Guaraní in Paraguay in 2004 and debuted in February against Cerro Porteño. He set up the goal for his side in their 3-1 defeat. [3] Starting in 2005, he played for many clubs, including Pachuca Juniors and Irapuato in Mexico, as well as Castellón, Numancia, and Las Palmas in Spain. In August 2008 he moved to Greece and Ionikos FC.

In September 2009, he returned to Japan and signed with his local club Ehime FC. He played for the club from 2010 season because it was past the deadline of the player's registration for 2009 season. He played many matches as captain in 2010. However his opportunity to play decreased and he left the club at the end of the 2012 season.

In 2013, he moved to Hong Kong and signed with Yokohama FC Hong Kong (later Metro Gallery). He played for the club until June 2016 and retired.

National team career

He represented Japan at several underage levels. He was a member of the Japan U-20 national team for the 1997 World Youth Championship hosted by Malaysia. He scored a goal against Costa Rica at the group stage. The team was eliminated at the quarter-final. [4]

Club statistics

Club performanceLeagueCupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1996 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 40102070
1997 1951081286
1998 331632404018
1999 241042313113
2000 2642060344
2001 820030112
2001 FC Tokyo J1 League 1111000121
2002 2120073285
2003 00000000
2003 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 1001000110
ParaguayLeagueCupLeague CupTotal
2004 Guaraní Primera División 36103610
MexicoLeagueCupLeague CupTotal
2004/05 Pachuca Juniors Segunda División 21122112
2005/06 Irapuato Primera División A 19101910
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
2005/06 Castellón Segunda División 17200-172
2006/07 Numancia Segunda División 391010-4010
2007/08 Las Palmas Segunda División 15320-173
GreeceLeague Greek Cup League Cup Total
2008/09 Ionikos Beta Ethniki 249249
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2010 Ehime FC J2 League 29710-307
2011 22111-232
2012 14000-140
Hong KongLeagueCup AFC Cup Total
2012/13 Yokohama FC Hong Kong First Division League 8320-103
2013/14 181122-2013
2014/15 YFCMD Premier League 161072-2312
2015/16 Metro Gallery Premier League 16661-227
CountryJapan2214815533526958
Paraguay36103610
Mexico40224022
Spain711530-7415
Greece249249
Hong Kong5830175-7535
Total4501343510335518149

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References

  1. Interview with Kenji Fukuda ninomiyasports.com
  2. "Fukuda Kenji Transferred to Yokohama FC (Hong Kong)" . Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  3. "Kenji Fukuda makes debut". February 10, 2004. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  4. Kenji Fukuda FIFA competition record