Takafumi Akahoshi

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Toyota Thai Premier League

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Takafumi Akahoshi (赤星 貴文 Akahoshi Takafumi, born May 27, 1986) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Ratchaburi Mitr Phol.

Previously he played for Latvian side FK Liepājas Metalurgs. Akahoshi had a great season with Metalurgs. Soon after joining the team he became a vital figure in its first eleven and made several excellent appearances. He scored his first goal for Liepāja in a league match victory (4-2) over FK Ventspils on August 22, 2010. All in all he played 15 matches in the LMT Virsliga, scoring 6 times and becoming the fourth top scorer in Metalurgs’ team. He also played 1 domestic cup match, when Metalurgs were beaten by FK Jelgava and 1 Champions League qualification match, when Metalurgs were once again beaten – this time by Sparta Praha from the Czech Republic. He was also included in the LMT Virsliga 2010 team of the season. The club finished the league in the third place and he got a bronze medal. After that season he was released by Metalurgs, as the club intended that he had to play in a bit higher level the next year. In January 2011 he joined Pogoń Szczecin.

In July 2014, Akahoshi signed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League side FC Ufa, making his debut as a half-time substitute against Zenit St.Petersburg on 16 August 2014. After only three appearances for Ufa, Akahoshi rejoined Pogoń Szczecin on loan till the end of the 2014-15 season in February 2015. On 8 June 2015, Akahoshi left Ufa by mutual consent. On termination of his deal with FC Ufa Akahoshi immediately rejoined Pogoń Szczecin.