Position : Midfielder
DOB : 10 Mar 1984
Nickname : Ryu
Came to the club initailly on loan from Jubilo Iwata where he had aparently been friends with Naruoka Sho.
Was coming to the club to strengthen the middle of the pitch, and provide more experience and competition for Suzuki Jun and Sueyoshi.
As it was he didn’t really do that, and spent most of the season on the bench.
Is a quite limited player, but has a key strength in that he knows his limitations and tries to play within them.
If he is given a job of sitting in front of the back 4 and breaking up play to quickly give the ball to someone else he could be a useful player.
If he is asked to get up and down the pitch and spray 50 yard balls out to the wing is will likely struggle again.
Always tries hard,a dn seems like a nice guy to have around the club. Made Captain for 2013 which shows he has respect from the players around him.