Gakuto Notsuda (born 6 June 1994) is a Japanese football player who competes for Sanfrecce Hiroshima and the Japan national team as a midfielder.
One of the best midfielders playing for one of the best teams in the Japan J League makes a good formula.
Notsuda has always played football in Japan since starting his professional career back in 2012.
Talented midfielder known for his creative qualities and defensive qualities. He’s also an excellent passer of the ball
He’s only appeared once for Japan on the international stage.
Notsuda started his career at his current club Sanfrecce Hiroshima back in 2012 and made 124 appearances although only made 34 starts between 2012/2016. He did score 20 goals however before moving to Albirex Niigata in the J League in 2016.
In 2 seasons at Albirex Niigata he appeared 36 times scoring 4 goals and assisting 2. He was then on the move again to Shimizu S-Pulse in the J League 2.
Notsuda made 22 appearances before transferring to Vegalta Sendai who were also in the J League 2.
He was a regular at Vegalta making 70 appearances, scoring 10 and assisting 12 in 3 years at the club.
The talented midfielder then made the move back to the J League and to his old club Sanfrecce Hiroshima where he spent 3 years making 42 appearances and assisting 8 goals. Again though he made half of his appearances from the subs bench.
Due to this he decided to move back to the J League 2 this time with Ventforet Kofu making 41 appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 2021 season.
Notsuda then returned to Sanfrecce Hiroshima for the 2022 season and was one of his best seasons at the club, laying regularly and helping the team finish 3rd in the J League. He also scored 3 goals and assisted 8.
A mixed career to date and not really able to settle in the J league, however last season was different, and he was one of the star men for Sanfrecce Hiroshima and I expect more of the same in the seasons to come. Brilliant player to have in your Asia line-ups and can get a decent score without a goal or assist.