Kazuma Watanabe

For the Japanese motorcycle racer, see Kazuma Watanabe (motorcycle racer).
Kazuma Watanabe
Personal information
Full name Kazuma Watanabe
Date of birth (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986
Place of birth Kunimi, Nagasaki, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Vissel Kobe
Number 19
Youth career
2002–2004 Kunimi High School
2005–2008 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Yokohama F. Marinos 88 (28)
2012–2014 F.C. Tokyo 42 (16)
2015– Vissel Kobe
National team
2010– Japan 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 January 2010

Kazuma Watanabe (渡邉 千真 Watanabe Kazuma, born 10 August 1986[1]) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Vissel Kobe.

He made his J-League debut against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on 7 March 2009 scoring his first league goal.[2] He kept scoring constantly up to 13 goals in the league this season, and broke the previous season goal record of a rookie player made by Shoji Jo in 1994. This earned him the young player of the year award 2009.

He made his full international debut for Japan on January 6, 2010 in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Yemen.

He is the younger brother of Omiya Ardija midfielder Daigo Watanabe.

Career statistics


As of 1 November 2015
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup ACL Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yokohama F. Marinos 2009 34133484--4521
2010 2482061--329
2011 3075152--4010
Total 8828105197--11740
F.C. Tokyo 2012 276103273103911
2013 33175141--4219
2014 2633140--334
Total 862692113731011434
Vissel Kobe 2015 28104387--4020
2016 1450053--198
Total 4215431310--5928
Career total 21669231043207310290102

1Includes Japanese Super Cup.


Japan national team




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