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Soccer: Norwegian club Stabaek acquire Japanese forward Kinoshita

Kosuke Kinoshita of the Sint-Truiden (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Norwegian first-division club Stabaek said Monday they have acquired Japanese forward Kosuke Kinoshita from Sint-Truiden in the Belgian top flight.

    The 24-year-old scored two goals in seven games last season for Japanese-owned Sint-Truiden following a mid-season move from Swedish second-division side Halmstad.

    Standing 1.9 meters, Kinoshita plays primarily as a center-forward but has also spent time on both wings.

    A product of the Yokohama FC youth academy, he left Japan to join German club Freiburg's under-19 side in 2013.

    The Tokyo native will reunite at Stabaek with Swedish manager Jan Jonsson, for whom he previously played at Halmstad. Jonsson coached Shimizu S-Pulse in the J-League from 2018 to 2019 following a season at the helm of Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

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