Position : Striker
DOB : 29 Sep 1980
Height : 1.74m
Weight : 70kg
Nickname : Yutaka
Signed from Roasso Kumamoto where he had been a prolific goal-scorer at the level below J2 he has struggled to score so many goals at the higher level.
Played as a nippy striker who works hard, he tries to pick up loose balls in the box. When in the penalty area I’d trust him to score from 6 yards above anyone else, but he doesn’t give much in the build-up.
Without any obvious pace or physical presence he will likely be an impact substitute in 2011 with a hope that he can pull out a goal similar to the one he scored against Tokyo Verdy to take us to promotion.
Made Captain for the awful 2012 season and got plenty of chances to shine, which he failed to take and was deservedly released.