Kota Sakurai (born May 26, 1999) is a Japanese professional footballer.
|Full name||Kota Sakurai|
|Date of birth||May 26, 1999|
|Place of birth||Yokohama, Japan|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2015–2017||Toronto FC Academy|
|2017–||Dartmouth Big Green||30||(2)|
|2016–2017||Toronto FC III||16||(2)|
|2016||Toronto FC II||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 20, 2019|
With a number of Toronto FC II players unavailable for upcoming fixtures, Sakurai was called up to the squad in June 2016. He made his professional debut on July 2, 2016, appearing for 14 minutes in a 3-0 defeat to Wilmington Hammerheads in the USL. In doing so, he became the first ever Japanese player to feature competitively Toronto FC II.
Sakurai enrolled at Dartmouth College in 2017.
- Crawford, Colin (July 2, 2016). "Match Report: Wilmington Hammerheads 3 - 0 TFC II". Toronto FC.
- "Kota Sakurai". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
- "Kota Sakurai". Retrieved 2019-10-20.