Daisuke Ichikawa

Daisuke Ichikawa
Personal information
Full name Daisuke Ichikawa
Date of birth (1980-05-14) May 14, 1980
Place of birth Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Vanraure Hachinohe
Number 25
Youth career
1996–1997 Shimizu S-Pulse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2010 Shimizu S-Pulse 325 (12)
2011 Ventforet Kofu 22 (0)
2012 Mito HollyHock 32 (1)
2013–2014 Fujieda MYFC 14 (0)
2015 FC Imabari 1 (0)
2016– Vanraure Hachinohe
Total 394 (13)
National team
1998–2002 Japan 10 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2015.

Daisuke Ichikawa (市川 大祐 Ichikawa Daisuke, born May 14, 1980) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Vanraure Hachinohe He played for Japan national team.

Playing career

Ichikawa is a product of Shimizu's youth system. He made his J1 League debut on March 21, 1998 against Consadole Sapporo. He scored his first league goal against on November 14, 1998 against JEF United Ichihara. he was still a high school student at that time.

He was instrumental in Shimizu winning the second stage of J1 League in 1999, the Asian Cup Winners Cup in 2000 and the Emperor's Cup in 2001. The side attack from Ichikawa on the right and Alessandro dos Santos on the left was Shimizu's main weapon during the period.

National team career

He represented Japan at several underage levels. He made his first full international debut on April 1, 1998 against South Korea when he was 17 year and 322 days old, which made him the youngest player who represented Japan. Ichikawa was short-listed for the 1998 World Cup finals, but national coach Takeshi Okada dropped him together with Kazuyoshi Miura and Tsuyoshi Kitazawa at the final training camp in Nyon, Switzerland.

He was chosen for the 2002 World Cup finals by Philippe Troussier and played three games. Against Tunisia in the group stage, his cross was met by Hidetoshi Nakata who headed home to score Japan's second goal. He was capped 10 times without scoring between 1998 and 2002.

Club statistics

(Correct as of 6 December 2013)

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
1997Shimizu S-PulseJ1 League001000-10
2011Ventforet Kofu2200010-230
2012Mito HollyHockJ2 League32110-331
2013Fujieda MYFCFootball League8010-90
Total 387133334522046718

National team statistics


Japan national team


  1. Daisuke Ichikawa at National-Football-Teams.com
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