Tsukasa Shiotani: No Japanese Does not Know Al Ain FC
The Japanese defender, Tsukasa Shiotani was born in Komatsushima, Tokushima Governorate, on December 5, 1988. Tsukasa commenced his professional football career by playing for the Kokushikan university team from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, he received an offer to play for Mito Hollyhock FC, a Japan’s League-B team, before joining Sanfrees Hiroshima, a football club of the Japanese league in 2012. He played for that latter for five years during which he has made important achievements in his football career. With Hiroshima, he won the Japanese league title for three times, in “2012-2013-2016”, in addition to winning Japanese Super Cup for three times also, in “2013-2014-2016”.
Shiotani is one of the most prominent defenders of the Japanese league. He has won the Japanese Federation award granted to the best 11 players in each season for three years, “2014-2015-2015”. Shiotani has a strong physique, excellent fitness, technical capabilities and great fighting spirit. His performance is characterized by speed, focus and accuracy in passing and extracting balls against the competitors.
Tsukasa’s brilliance with his team Hiroshima in the Japanese League made the coach of the national choose him to participate with the Olympic national team in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, making Shiotani one of the only three players over the age of 23 to participate with the “Samurai” in Rio de Janeiro.” “There is no one in Japan who does not know Al Ain FC, thus I did not hesitate for a moment to accept the offer extended by the club,” Shiotani said in his first statement wearing the “Boss’s” Shirt.