Kota Sakurai

Kota Sakurai (born May 26, 1999) is a Japanese professional footballer.

Kota Sakurai
Personal information
Full name Kota Sakurai
Date of birth (1999-05-26) May 26, 1999
Place of birth Yokohama, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2015–2017 Toronto FC Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Dartmouth Big Green 30 (2)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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

Career

A product of the TFC Academy, Sakurai regularly featured for the club during their 2016 League1 Ontario campaign.

With a number of Toronto FC II players unavailable for upcoming fixtures, Sakurai was called up to the squad in June 2016.[1] He made his professional debut on July 2, 2016, appearing for 14 minutes in a 3-0 defeat to Wilmington Hammerheads in the USL.[2] In doing so, he became the first ever Japanese player to feature competitively Toronto FC II.

Sakurai enrolled at Dartmouth College in 2017.[3]

References

  1. Crawford, Colin (July 2, 2016). "Match Report: Wilmington Hammerheads 3 - 0 TFC II". Toronto FC.
  2. "Kota Sakurai". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  3. "Kota Sakurai". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
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