Albirex Players: Noriyoshi Sakai [Squad/Transfer]
酒井 宣福（サカイ ノリヨシ）
Jersey No. 23
Born:Niigata, 9 November 1992
Former Club: Fagian Okayama(Loan)
Noriyoshi Sakai joined Niigata in 2011 from Teikyo Nagaoka High School.
He had loaned to play at J2 Fukuoka for two years from 2014 and at J2 Okayama half season in 2016. At Fukuoka he contribted to their promotion into 1st division in 2015.
He had been registered as a striker when he joined Niigata from Teikyo Nagaoka high school.
But He has played various position from FW to DF due to various circumstances at various circumstances. Now he is registered as a MF.
He is a younger brother Gotoku Sakai who had played for Niigata and currently has played in Germany. also Goson Sakai who plays in Niigata is his younger brother.
Albirex Debut/First J League Game; 7 May 2011 Niigta vs Omiya(J League 1st Div.)
First J League Goal; 26 April 2014 Fukuoka vs Gunma(J League 2nd Div.)