Daigo Kobayashi

Daigo Kobayashi
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Midfielder
  • 5' 10"
  • 150 lbs.
  • 02-19-1983
  • Fuji, Shizuoka

PROFILE:
A technically-gifted attacking midfielder, Daigo Kobayashi signed with Whitecaps FC on January 28 2013. The Fuji, Japan native joined Whitecaps FC after spending the past two seasons with J-League Division I side Shimizu S-Pulse. Kobayashi did not have his option picked up following the 2013 MLS season and is currently on trial with Whitecaps FC during the club's 2014 preseason.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
2013: Kobayashi started 21 of his 30 appearances while scoring two goals and distributing four assists on the year. The Japanese midfielder scored his first goal for the club against Columbus Crew on March 9 before also finding the back of the net in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final versus Montreal Impact on May 29. Kobayashi scored his second MLS goal for the ‘Caps when he opened the scoring against FC Dallas on September 7; he was named Budweiser Man of the Match for his performance.
 

J-LEAGUE DIVISION I
2012: In his second season with Shimizu S-Pulse, Kobayashi made 25 appearances, with the J-League side finishing ninth in regular season standings. 2011: In his return to the J-League Division I with Shimizu S-Pulse, he appeared in 13 matches, with the Shimizu S-Pulse finishing 10th in league standings. 2008: In his final season with Omiya Ardija, the midfielder scored four goals in 39 appearances, with Omiya Ardija finishing 12th in J-League standings. 2007: In his second season with Omiya Ardija, he appeared in eight matches, scoring one goal. 2006: In his successful debut season with J-League Division I side Omiya Ardija, Kobayashi scored four goals in eight appearances. 2005: In 2005, Kobayashi played his final season with Tokyo Verdy and appeared in 38 matches, scoring five goals, and helping his team claim the Japanese Super Cup. 2004: Kobayashi scored four goals in 38 appearances with Tokyo Verdy while helping the team win the 2004 Emperor’s Cup. 2003: In his third season with Tokyo Verdy, Kobayashi appeared in 26 matches. 2002: In his second season in the J-League, Kobayashi appeared in 28 matches and scored one goal. 2001: In his professional debut, Kobayashi appeared in five matches for Tokyo Verdy.

GREEK SUPER LEAGUE
2009-2010: Prior to his stint with Shimizu, the 5-foot-10, 150-pound midfielder spent 18 months with Greek Football League side Iraklis FC, appearing in 14 matches.

NORWEIGAN TIPPELIGAEN
2009: In his only season with Stabæk Fotball, Kobayashi scored eight goals in 29 matches to help the Norweigan side finish third in league standings and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

INTERNATIONAL
Internationally, Kobayashi has made one appearance for the Japanese men’s national team, playing an international friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in 2006. On the youth side, the talented attacker was selected to the Japanese U-18 national team in 2001 and in 2003 led the team to the FIFA World Youth Championship (now the FIFA U-20 World Cup).

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 New England Revolution 16 13 0 1016 3 8 1 11 0 1 0
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 30 21 2 1651 4 18 6 15 1 1 0
Career Totals 46 34 2 2667 7 26 7 26 1 2 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 16 13 0 1016 3 8 1 11 0 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Vancouver Whitecaps FC 30 21 2 1651 4 18 6 15 1 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/4/2014 NE @ RSL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/28/2014 PHI @ NE L 3-1 Started 70 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/8/2014 NY @ NE L 2-0 Started 71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 NE @ MTL L 0-2 Subbed On 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 DC @ NE W 1-2 Started 53 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
5/17/2014 NE @ PHI W 5-3 Started 59 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2014 SEA @ NE W 0-5 Started 78 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/3/2014 NE @ TOR W 2-1 Started 57 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/26/2014 KC @ NE W 0-2 Started 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 NE @ CHI T 1-1 Started 88 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
4/12/2014 HOU @ NE W 0-2 Started 71 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/5/2014 NE @ DC L 0-2 Started 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 NE @ SJ W 2-1 Started 70 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
3/22/2014 VAN @ NE T 0-0 Subbed On 32 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
3/15/2014 NE @ PHI L 0-1 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 NE @ HOU L 0-4 Started 74 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
10/27/2013 COL @ VAN W 0-3 Started 60 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/19/2013 VAN @ COL L 2-3 Started 67 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/9/2013 VAN @ SEA W 4-1 Started 75 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0
10/6/2013 POR @ VAN T 2-2 Started 71 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN L 1-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 VAN @ MTL W 3-0 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 VAN @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 VAN @ DAL L 1-3 Started 64 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
9/1/2013 CHV @ VAN T 2-2 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 LA @ VAN L 1-0 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/17/2013 VAN @ COL L 0-2 Started 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 SJ @ VAN W 0-2 Started 75 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/3/2013 VAN @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0
7/27/2013 PHI @ VAN L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 VAN @ LA L 1-2 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2013 CHI @ VAN W 1-3 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2013 SEA @ VAN W 0-2 Subbed On 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 VAN @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/29/2013 VAN @ DC W 1-0 Started 68 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 CHV @ VAN W 1-3 Started 79 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/15/2013 NE @ VAN W 3-4 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
6/8/2013 VAN @ SEA L 2-3 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 VAN @ NY W 2-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 POR @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 LA @ VAN W 1-3 Started 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/4/2013 VAN @ RSL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
4/27/2013 DAL @ VAN T 2-2 Started 70 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
4/20/2013 VAN @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 RSL @ VAN T 1-1 Started 73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 VAN @ SJ T 1-1 Started 65 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 VAN @ CHV L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
3/23/2013 VAN @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
3/9/2013 CLB @ VAN W 1-2 Started 77 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
3/2/2013 TOR @ VAN W 0-1 Started 76 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves