Announcement of Shotaro Ihata’s retire.

ShotaroIhata2016Thank you for your warm support.
Please be informed that Shotaro Ihata has retired from football in the season 2015.
We thank Ihata for his contribution to Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.


Shotaro Ihata
□ Number : 11
□ Position : FW
□ Date of Birth : 12 Feb 1987
□ Height/ Weight : 180cm / 73kg
□ Hometown : Shizuoka
□ History : Shizuoka Sangyo University → Roasso Kumamoto → Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) → Home United FC → Geylang International FC → Southern Myanmar FC
□ Career statistics :
J.League Division 2:29 Apps 2 Goals

S.League:96 Apps 34 Goals
League Cup:13 Apps
Singapore Cup:13 Apps 2 Goals

Myanmar National League:12 Apps 3 Goals

[Message] I have decided to retire from football after this season.

I was dreaming to play in the J.League when I was little.
That dream has come true but I never imagined that I would retire from football in Singapore.
My family has always supported me in doing what I wanted to do.
I would like to express my gratitude to them.

I have met wonderful people, coaches, teammates and staff in my football life.
Thanks to them, I could develop as a person.
Thank you very much.

We have had good times and bad times this season.
As we worked hard towards the same goal with Head Coach Okuyama, we could win 2 cups.
We were a great team.

I would like to continue to contribute to football after my retirement.
Thank you all very much.