Daigo Kobayashi

Daigo Kobayashi
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Midfielder
  • New England Revolution
  • 5' 10"
  • 155 lbs.
  • 02-19-1983
  • Fuji, Japan

A technically-gifted attacking midfielder … has tremendous field vision and ability to integrate his teammates into the attack … right-footed … very adept at set piece service … entering his second season in MLS, but his 14th professional season … has played most of his career in his native Japan, but has also spent time in Norway, Greece and MLS … signed with Whitecaps FC on January 28, 2013, and then was traded to the Revolution on February 26, 2014 … Twitter account: @DaigoKobayashi_.

2013: Signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Jan. 28, 2013. Started 21 of his 30 regular-season appearances. Scored two goals and added four assists. Made his MLS debut against Toronto FC (March 2) and recorded first career assist, a game-winner. Scored his first MLS goal against Columbus Crew (March 9). Opened the scoring against FC Dallas (Sept. 7). Scored a goal in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final against Montreal Impact (May 29). Had a two-assist performance at Seattle (Oct. 9). Had his option declined at the end of the season, but Vancouver held his MLS rights, necessitating a trade to the Revs early in 2014.

BEFORE MLS: Began his professional career in 2001 with Japan’s Tokyo Verdy, where he played for five seasons (2001-2005) … appeared in 135 matches for Tokyo Verde, scoring 10 goals … after five seasons with Verdy, moved to Omiya Ardija of Japan’s J-League and stayed with the club for three seasons (2006-2008) … made 55 appearances and scored nine goals with Omiya Ardija … spent the 2009 season with Stabaek Fotball of the Norwegian Tippeligaen, where he scored eight goals in 29 matches and helped the Norwegian side finish third in league standings … spent 18 months (2010-11) with Greek Football League side Iraklis FC and appeared in 18 matches before returning to J-League side Shimizu S-Pulse … made 38 appearances for Shimizu S-Pulse in two seasons (20011-2012).

INTERNATIONAL: Has one cap with the Japan National Team, which came on Aug. 9, 2006 in Tokyo in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago … he was a former member of Japan’s Under-18 squad … in 2003, helped lead Japan to the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Youth Championship (now FIFA Under-20 World Cup). 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 New England Revolution 34 23 0 1867 4 24 6 21 0 4 0
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 30 21 2 1651 4 18 6 15 1 1 0
Career Totals 64 44 2 3518 8 42 12 36 1 5 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New England Revolution 3 0 0 78 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 34 23 0 1867 4 24 6 21 0 4 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
10/25/2014 TOR @ NE W 0-1 Subbed On 28 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
10/16/2014 NE @ HOU W 2-1 Started 63 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
10/11/2014 NE @ MTL T 2-2 Started 56 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/4/2014 CLB @ NE W 1-2 Subbed On 31 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9/26/2014 NE @ KC W 3-2 Started 65 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0
9/20/2014 NE @ CLB L 0-1 Started 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/13/2014 MTL @ NE W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2014 CHI @ NE W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/3/2014 KC @ NE W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
8/30/2014 NE @ TOR W 3-0 Started 65 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
8/23/2014 CHV @ NE W 0-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
8/16/2014 POR @ NE T 1-1 Subbed On 33 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
8/2/2014 NE @ NY L 1-2 Subbed On 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2014 COL @ NE W 0-3 Subbed On 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/26/2014 CLB @ NE L 2-1 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 NE @ DAL L 0-2 Started 70 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/16/2014 NE @ LA L 1-5 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CHI @ NE L 1-0 Started 75 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
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