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Toshihide Saito

Toshihide Saito Japanese footballer

Japanese footballer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Japanese footballer
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From Japan
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 April 1973, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Chūbu region, Japan
Age: 47 years
The details
Biography

Toshihide Saito (斉藤 俊秀, Saitō Toshihide, born April 20, 1973) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Career

He was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School and Waseda University. After graduating, he joined J1 League side Shimizu S-Pulse in 1996. He received J-League Young Player of the Year that season. He's been a long serving Shimizu player but is currently on loan to Division 2 side Shonan Bellmare for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Fujieda MYFC

In 2009, Saito was appointed player/manager of Japanese Regional Leagues side Fujieda MYFC. After promotion to the Japan Football League in 2011 and acceptance into J3 League for the 2014 season, Saito decided to leave the club.

National team career

He was capped 17 times for the Japanese national team between 1996 and 1999. His first international appearance came on August 25, 1996 in a friendly against Uruguay at Nagai Stadium in Osaka. He was an unused substitute at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Club statistics

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
1996 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 29 2 3 0 16 0 48 2
1997 22 2 3 0 0 0 25 2
1998 33 0 5 0 1 0 39 0
1999 28 3 3 0 4 0 35 3
2000 28 3 5 0 6 0 39 3
2001 20 1 0 0 2 0 22 1
2002 20 1 2 0 1 0 23 1
2003 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004 26 3 1 0 6 0 33 3
2005 28 0 0 0 7 1 35 1
2006 8 1 0 0 3 0 11 1
2007 Shonan Bellmare J2 League 46 4 2 0 - 48 4
2008 38 0 1 0 - 39 0
2009 Fujieda MYFC Prefectural Leagues 11 3 - - 11 3
2010 Regional Leagues 15 2 - - 15 2
2011 4 0 - - 4 0
2012 Football League 11 0 0 0 - 11 0
2013 15 1 1 0 - 16 1
Country Japan 384 26 28 0 46 1 458 27
Total 384 26 28 0 46 1 458 27

National team

  • 1996 Asian Cup
  • 1998 FIFA World Cup

National team statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1996 2 0
1997 7 0
1998 4 0
1999 4 0
Total 17 0

Honors and awards

Individual Honors

  • J. League Rookie of the Year: 1996
  • J. League Best Eleven: 1999
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