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Yasuyuki Konno

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 15
  • Date of birth: 25 January, 1983 (27 years old)
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
1 Yasuyuki Konno
0|0 Yasuyuki Konno
1 As substitute
16|19 Total Japan
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Japan
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Yasuyuki Konno
0 Yasuyuki Konno
4 Total Japan
2 Total Japan
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Yasuyuki Konno
0|0 Yasuyuki Konno
55|89 Total Japan
7|0 Total Japan
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Japan games played

  1. Japan 1-0 Cameroon
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Denmark 1-3 Japan
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report

Player Profile

A versatile defender who can play anywhere along the backline and also in midfield, Konno is a favourite of Takeshi Okada and played under the Japan coach at Consadole Sapporo.

He was part of the Japan side that reached the 2003 Under-20 World Cup quarter-finals and the 2004 Athens Olympics team, making his senior debut under Zico in 2005.

The tough tackler started his career at Consadole Sapporo in 2001, suffering relegation to the second division in 2002. After failing to win promotion the following season, the heavily indebted club sold him to FC Tokyo before the 2004 season, where he has won the J-League Cup twice. He started every game in the 2009 season as Tokyo finished fifth.

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