- Date of Birth
- Age 31 Years Old
- Famous Name Hiroki Sakai
- Country Japan JP
- Birth Name Hiroki Sakai
- Birth Place Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
- Famous Name Hiroki Sakai
- Net Worth €3.50 million
- Salary €1.5 million
- Nationality Japanese
- Ethnicity Asian
- Currently Working For Marseille
- Currently Married N/A
- Children Yes
- is-played-fifa-word-cup-2018 Yes
- Squad No 19
- Caps 41
- World Cup Game 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup
- Rank 310
A renowned Japanese footballer, Hiroki Sakai currently plays for Ligue 1 club Marseille as a right back, wearing the Jersey No. 2. He made his professional football career debut with Kashiwa Reysol and later switched to Hannover 96 and finally to Marseille.
Since 2012, Sakai is the team member of Japan national team and has been capped 41 times.
Hiroki Sakai's Early Life and Early Career
Hiroki Sakai was born on 12th of April 1990, in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan. His star sign is Aries. By nationality, he is a Japanese and belongs to Asian ethnicity. Not much known about his past life such as his childhood, parents, siblings, as well as academic background, he is a cloistered person.
At the age of thirteen, Sakai began his football career playing with Kashiwa Reysol. He followed various youth set up at Reysol until 2008.
Hiroki Sakai's Net Worth and Endorsement
Sakai’s salary playing for Marseille is reported to be €29000 with the yearly salary of €1.5 million. Apart from his club contract, he gathers good sum from endorsement deals with various brands including Nike.
As of 2018, the Japanese Right-Back’s net worth is estimated to be around €3.50 million.
Hiroki Sakai's Club Career
In 2009, Hiroki Sakai was promoted to the senior team of the Kashiwa Reysol. Soon he was loaned out to Mogi Mirim for five months. In 2012 season, he made his professional debut and first-team debut. In the following season, Sakai won J. League Division 1 with the club and individually he was awarded J. League Rookie of the Year and J. League Best XI.
Sakai played overall 51 matches and scored 2 goals throughout his three-season spell with the Reyson. Also, in his last season, he won 2012 Japanese Super Cup with the club.
In July 2012, Sakai penned a contract with Bundesliga side Hannover for a reported transfer fee of £1.08 million. In his debut season, Sakai played 13 League and 3 Continental matches.
In July 2016, he moved to League 1 side Marseille on a free transfer. Upon his arrival, Sakai was assigned the shirt No. 2.
Hiroki Sakai's International Career
In 2011, Sakai was called up to the Japan U-23 national team. He represented U-23 side in 17 matches and with two goals.
The following year, Sakai earned his first call-up to the Japan senior national team. In May 2018, he was named in Japan’s preliminary team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with his teammates Eiji Kawashima, Yuto Nagatomo, and Maya Yoshida.
Hiroki Sakai's Personal Life
Sakai who is currently 28 years stands 6 feet tall and weighs 70 Kg. Scrutinizing his official Instagram account, it comes to know that he is blessed with a baby girl.
But he has undisclosed the information regarding his daughter’s mother.
Also, there is no past and present records of his relationship.