Sho Hanai

Sho Hanai
Personal information
Full name Sho Hanai
Date of birth (1989-11-10) November 10, 1989
Place of birth Miyoshi, Aichi, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Giravanz Kitakyushu
Number 20
Youth career
1995–2007 Nagoya Grampus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Nagoya Grampus 7 (0)
2012–2014 Tokushima Vortis 49 (1)
2015 V-Varen Nagasaki 23 (1)
2016– Giravanz Kitakyushu

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2016.

Sho Hanai (花井 聖 Hanai Shō, born 10 November 1989 in Miyoshi, Aichi) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Giravanz Kitakyushu.


Born in Miyoshi, Aichi, Hanai attended Miyoshi-Kita junior high school and Toyota-Otani high school in the same outer Nagoya area. He joined Nagoya Grampus youth academy at the age of 7. He was promoted to Nagoya's top team in 2008.[1]

Hanai joined Tokushima Vortis in February 2012 on a free transfer following his release from Nagoya. He made his debut in the 2–1 away win at Giravanz Kitakyushu in the next month, and scored his first goal for the club in Tokushima's 3–0 home win against Gainare Tottori on 20 May 2012.[2][3]

Club statistics

Updated to 23 February 2016.[4]

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 AFC Total
2008Nagoya GrampusJ1 League401010-60
2012Tokushima VortisJ2 League31110--321
2015V-Varen Nagasaki23100--231
Total 7929180401003


  1. ミスターグランパス花井 来季トップ昇格 (in Japanese). Chunichi Sports. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. "PLAYERS 2013 J.League Division2 Tokushima Vortis". 9 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. "Sho Hanai: All appearances 2012". Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 184 out of 289)
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