Tomoki Imai

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Tomoki Imai
Personal information
Full nameTomoki Imai
Date of birth (1990-11-29) November 29, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Western United
Number 6
Youth career
2009–2012 Chuo University
Senior career*
2013–2015 Omiya Ardija 58 (2)
2015–2018 Kashiwa Reysol 5 (0)
2018–2019 Matsumoto Yamaga 25 (0)
2020– Western United 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 27 August 2020

Tomoki Imai (今井 智基, Imai Tomoki, born November 29, 1990) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a defender for Western United FC in the A-League.



Born in the Chiba Prefecture, Imai made his debut for Omiya Ardija of the J1 League on March 20, 2013 against Júbilo Iwata in the J.League Cup in which he came on in the 56th minute for Daisuke Watabe as Omiya suffered a 2–0 defeat. [1]

On 11 February 2020, Imai moved to Australia, signing for A-League side Western United FC. [2] He signed a five-month contract. [3]

Club statistics

Updated to 24 February 2019. [4] [5]

ClubSeasonLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AFC Total
Omiya Ardija 2013 2312150-302
2014 3013060-391
2015 50---50
Kashiwa Reysol 3010201060
2016 100010-20
2017 101050-70
2018 0020002040
Matsumoto Yamaga 2018 7000--70

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  1. "OMIYA ARDIJA VS. JÚBILO IWATA 0 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. "Western United sign Japanese defender Imai". FTBL. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  3. Lynch, Michael (2020-02-11). "Western United sign Japanese defender". The Age. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  4. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN   978-4905411338 (p. 86 out of 289)
  5. Tomoki Imai at Soccerway