Yoshinori Sakai
Yoshinori Sakai
Nickname None
Kanji 堺良則
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Player Statistics
Club East Tokyo United
Position Forward
Jersey # #9
National Player No
Vital Statistics
Age 31
Height 174cm
Weight 69kg
Blood Type A
First Appearance
Manga Debut
Anime Debut Episode 1
Japanese Voice Shinji Kawada

Sakai is a striker for East Tokyo United and wears the #9 jersey. He was benched after the arrival for Tatsumi in favour of the much younger Sera. With the return of Natsuki, even when Tatsumi switches to a two forward format, Sakai remains on the bench.

He told Sera that he knows that at 31, he is past his peak and isn't as strong as Natsuki or as fast as Sera but that he doesn't think that he's worse then them, as such, he has no intention of giving-up. He stated that his believes that ball always ends-up in front of the person who never gives-up. Even after Natsuki scored in his first game since returning from injury, Sakai re-iterated his commitment not to give-up.[1]


  1. Giant Killing Anime, Episode 17
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