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Ikuma Sekigawa

Ikuma Sekigawa

Nationality :Japnease
Date Of Birth :13 September 2000
Height :6 feet 0 inches
Weight :72 kg

Ikuma Sekigawa is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a center-back for J1 League club Kashima Antlers.

QUICK FACTS

Date of birth13 September 2000 (age 22)
Place of birthHachiōji, Tokyo, Japan
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s)Centre back

Ikuma Sekigawa Biography, EarlyLife

Ikuma Sekigawa was born on 13 September 2000, in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan. His age is 22 years as of 2023. He has not yet revealed anything about his family and early life in the media.

Ikuma Sekigawa Education

Born in Tokyo, Sekigawa started playing football when he was three years old. He joined his first club, FC Tama Junior Youth, whilst he was in elementary school. He attended high school at Kashiwa High School attached to Ryutsu Keizai University where he played from his first year. In 2016, aged 16, Sekigawa’s high school was runners-up in the Inter-High School Championship following a 1–0 defeat to Funabashi Municipal High School.

Ikuma Sekigawa’s Height, And Weight

Ikuma Sekigawa has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 72 kg.

Career

Sekigawa played 4 times in the competition, as well as another 8 games in the Prince Takamado Trophy JFA U-18 Football League. The following year Kashiwa High School went one better in the Inter-High School Championship and was crowned champions. Sekigawa started all five games and was one of the driving forces behind the victory – drawing some comparisons to Kashima Antlers center-back Naomichi Ueda. During the competition, Sekigawa scored a hat-trick in their third-round 5–0 win over Ichiritsu Nagano High School.

They also finished runners-up in the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament, following a 1–0 defeat to Maebashi Ikuei High School. In his final year at high school, Kashiwa High School once again lost in the final of the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament – this time a 3–1 defeat to Aomori Yamada High School. The game was played in front of 54,194 supporters at Saitama Stadium in 2002. Again Sekigawa was amongst the goals throughout the competition, scoring three goals in five games. In May 2018, it was announced that Sekigawa would be joining J1 League club Kashima Antlers for the 2019 season.

In his final competition for his high school, he was made captain for the 2018 Prince Takamado Cup, where he made 12 appearances and scored one goal. 

In April 2019, Sekigawa made his professional debut for Kashima in a 0–1 AFC Champions League defeat to Gyeongnam FC. In his debut season, he played twice in the AFC Champions League and made one appearance in the Emperor’s Cup.

Sekigawa made his J.League debut in the 2020 season, starting as a center-back in a 3–0 defeat by Sanfrecce Hiroshima. He went on to make 17 appearances across all competitions, playing over 1000 minutes of J1 League football and also making his first appearance in the J.League Cup.

In the 2021 season, Sekigawa scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds. Following an indirect free-kick from the opponent’s half, Sekigawa looped a header over the goalkeeper to draw the game level. This was his first game back following suspension after receiving his first red card in a 1–0 defeat to Avispa Fukuoka the previous month. Sekigawa made 21 appearances across all competitions.

Following the departures of defenders Tomoya Inukai and Koki Machida before the start of the 2022 season, Sekigawa was handed the number 5 shirt and was afforded much more playing time. He was the first-choice center-back for much of the season.

Sekigawa has been selected for the U-16, U-17, and U-20 national team squads. However, he twice had to pull out of U-16 squad call-ups due to injury, firstly in August 2015 and secondly in May 2016. In 2019, he was called up to replace the injured Ryotaro Tsunoda as part of the U-20s Chiba training camp before the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, although Sekigawa did not make the squad for the tournament. 

Ikuma Sekigawa’s Net Worth

The Net worth of Ikuma Sekigawa is still yet to be revealed. His salary is under review.

Marker Value

Ikuma Sekigawa’s transfer market value by 2022/2023 is €750k.

Ikuma Sekigawa’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

FAQ

What is the market value of Ikuma Sekigawa?

His market value is €750k.

What is the height of Ikuma Sekigawa?

His height is 6 feet.

What is the age of Ikuma Sekigawa?

His age is 22 years as of 2023.

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