Yuta Minami

Yuta Minami
Personal information
Full name Yuta Minami
Date of birth (1979-09-30) September 30, 1979
Place of birth Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Yokohama FC
Number 18
Youth career
Verdy Kawasaki
1995–1997 Shizuoka Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2009 Kashiwa Reysol 291 (0)
2010–2013 Roasso Kumamoto 155 (0)
2014– Yokohama FC 81 (0)
National team
1997–1999 Japan U20 11 (0)

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

Yuta Minami (南 雄太, born 30 September 1979)[1] is a Japanese football player who currently plays for Yokohama FC in J2 League.[2]


Minami became one of the few goalkeepers in football history managing to score an own goal against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in a J. League match on May 22, 2004. He had gathered the ball and originally planned to throw the ball at first, but he paused and lost control, hurling the ball back into the net to the disbelief of his Kashiwa team mates. The goal wouldn't matter, as Kashiwa lost three goals to nil.[3][4]

Club career stats

Updated to 23 February 2016.[5]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
1998Kashiwa ReysolJ. League2201040270
1999J1 League1804020240
2006J. League 245000-450
2007J. League 13300020350
2010Roasso KumamotoJ2 League36020-380
2014Yokohama FC39010-400
Career total 52701903505810

Honors and awards


  1. Soccerway profile
  2. "南 雄太:横浜FC:Jリーグ.jp". jleague.jp. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
  3. http://www.j-league.or.jp/data/view.php?d=j1f&t=result&s=11&y=2004&l=E
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwn5wMsJSsc
  5. 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. 216 out of 289)
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