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Professionals, 23.12.2011
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Sakai in action.

A new man for VfB

VfB have agreed terms with Albirex Niigata on a loan deal for defender Gotoku Sakai until June 2013, with a subsequent option to buy. The deal is subject to a medical examination which Sakai will undergo in the New Year. 

“A German mother but still typically Japanese” 

The 1,76 meter tall 20 year old son of a German mother and Japanese father was born in New York but grew up in Japan, where he also learned his trade. The Japanese ‘Under 23’ international, who is just as comfortable on the left as he is on the right, made his professional debut with Albirex Niigata in March of 2009. Since then, he has made 74 appearances for the club in the J-League, scoring one goal. Gotoku Sakai is a pacy and aggressive tackler, who is already a part of the extended Japanese national team. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Sakai was one of three ‘Support Players’ – youngsters who worked with Shinji Okazaki & Co. in training and at the tournament. At the beginning of this year, the new VfB signing was in the national team that won the 2012 Asian Championship: “Gotoku and I know one another very well. He has a German mother but he is still typically Japanese. He is a two-footed player who is willing to put in a great deal of leg work and, even as a defender, has a drive to push forward,” explained VfB attacker Shinji Okazaki on his fellow countryman. 

Fredi Bobic on the new signing: “Gotoku Sakai is a player with real prospects, who is strong with both his left as well as his right foot. I’ve rarely seen a player of that age who is so capable as a right or as a left full-back. We’ll give him the time he needs to settle in the Bundesliga. I’m sure he can become a very valuable player for VfB.”

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Partners of VfB Stuttgart

Partners of VfB Stuttgart

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Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
13. E. Frankfurt 34 9 9 16 40:57 36
14. SC Freiburg 34 9 9 16 43:61 36
15. VfB Stuttgart 34 8 8 18 49:62 32
16. Hamburger SV 34 7 6 21 51:75 27
17. 1. FC Nürnberg 34 5 11 18 37:70 26
Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
13. FC Hansa Rostock 38 13 10 15 45:55 49
14. Borussia Dortmund II 38 12 10 16 47:55 46
15. VfB Stuttgart II 38 12 10 16 45:54 46
16. Kieler SV Holstein 38 10 15 13 42:38 45
17. SpVgg U'haching 38 11 10 17 50:65 43
Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
1. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4 3 1 0 15:4 10
2. VfB Stuttgart 4 3 0 1 13:6 9
3. 1. FC Kaiserslautern 4 2 1 1 8:8 7
4. Karlsruher SC 3 2 0 1 9:3 6
5. FC Bayern München 2 2 0 0 9:3 6
Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
7. SpVgg Unterhaching 2 1 1 0 3:1 4
8. Karlsruher SC 3 1 1 1 4:6 4
9. VfB Stuttgart 2 1 0 1 2:2 3
10. TSV 1860 München 3 1 0 2 5:7 3
11. SpVgg Greuther Fürth 2 0 1 1 2:4 1
30. m.day 12.04. 15:30 Gladbach 1-1 VfB Stuttgart
31. m.day 20.04. 17:30 VfB Stuttgart 3-1 FC Schalke 04
32. m.day 25.04. 20:30 Hannover 96 0-0 VfB Stuttgart
33. m.day 03.05. 15:30 VfB Stuttgart 1-2 VfL Wolfsburg
34. m.day 10.05. 15:30 FC Bayern München 1-0 VfB Stuttgart
34. m.day 12.04. 14:00 VfL Osnabrück 3-0 VfB Stuttgart II
35. m.day 19.04. 14:00 VfB Stuttgart II 3-2 SpVgg U'haching
36. m.day 26.04. 14:00 1. FC Heidenheim 0-1 VfB Stuttgart II
37. m.day 03.05. 13:30 VfB Stuttgart II 1-1 Jahn Regensburg
38. m.day 10.05. 13:30 Chemnitzer FC 0-0 VfB Stuttgart II
1. m.day 12.08. 18:00 VfB Stuttgart 4:1 1. FSV Mainz 05
2. m.day 16.08. 15:00 1. FC Nürnberg 2:4 VfB Stuttgart
3. m.day 22.08. 18:00 Karlsruher SC 2:0 VfB Stuttgart
4. m.day 30.08. 12:30 VfB Stuttgart 5:1 Eintracht Frankfurt U19
5. m.day 14.09. 13:00 SV Waldhof Mannheim : VfB Stuttgart
1. m.day 10.08. 13:00 SSV Ulm 1846 Fußball 1:2 VfB Stuttgart
2. m.day 16.08. 13:00 VfB Stuttgart 0:1 1. FSV Mainz 05
3. m.day 12.10. 13:00 VfB Stuttgart : Eintracht Frankfurt U17
4. m.day 31.08. 14:00 SpVgg Unterhaching : VfB Stuttgart
5. m.day 06.09. 13:00 VfB Stuttgart : SC Freiburg