Daniel Schmidt

Birth Day February 3rd, 1992
Birth Place llinois, United States
Age 30 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Daniel Schmidt - Japanese football player

Daniel Schmidt is a Japanese professional football player. He currently plays for Belgian First Division A club Sint-Truiden and the Japanese national team. His playing position is a goalkeeper

Daniel Schmidt played for Tohoku Gakuin Junior High School, Chuo University Football Club, Kawasaki Frontale (loan), Vegalta Sendai, Roasso Kumamoto (loan), and Matsumoto Yamaga (loan). He is currently playing for Sint-Truiden. 

On the international level, born in the United States, Daniel Schmidt represents Japan at the international level. He has represented Japan at various age levels. He made his senior international team debut for Japan on 16 November 2018. He played for Japan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Since his debut, he has obtained over 10 caps for Japan.


Early Life and Family

Daniel Schmidt was born on 3 February 1992. His birthplace is Illinois, United States. He holds Japanese nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. Likewise, as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Aquarius. He was born to a German father and a Japanese mother. The name of his parents has been kept secret and has not been disclosed yet. As we know, he was born in the US, and later, he moved to Sendai at the age of two. After moving to Japan, he attended Tohoku Gakuin Junior High School and Chuo University.

Daniel Schmidt Football Career

Daniel Schmidt played for Tohoku Gakuin Junior High School from 2007-2009 and Chuo University Football Club from 2010-2013.

During his Chuo University Football Club, Daniel Schmidt played three consecutive seasons as a Special Designated Player for Kawasaki Frontale on loan before entering the professional ranks in 2013.

Vegalta Sendai

  • On 1 February 2014, Daniel Schmidt signed for Vegalta Sendai on a free transfer but played his first pro match during a one-month loan to Roasso Kumamoto in April 2014. During his loan spell, he made 4 appearances for the club, making 2 clean sheets in all the competitions.

Roasso Kumamoto (loan)

  • After playing his first-ever game with Vegalta in J. League Cup, on 1 June 2015, Daniel Schmidt was again loaned to Roasso, this time until the end of the 2015 season. During that season, he made 28 appearances for the club, making 11 clean sheets in all the competitions. 

Matsumoto Yamaga (loan)

  • On 1 February 2016, Daniel Schmidt was loaned to Matsumoto Yamaga for the 2015-16 season where he made 43 appearances for the club, making 20 clean sheets in all the competitions.

Return Vegalta Sendai

  • After his return to Vegalta Sendai from the loan, during his 2016-17 season, Daniel Schmidt made 24 appearances for the club, making 5 clean sheets in all the competitions.
  • During his 2017-18 season, Daniel Schmidt made 22 appearances for the club, making 3 clean sheets in all the competitions.
  • During his 2018-19 season, Daniel Schmidt made 21 appearances for the club, making 5 clean sheets in all the competitions.

Sint-Truiden

  • On 18 July 2019, Daniel Schmidt was transferred overseas to Sint-Truiden in Belgium for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut for the club on 2 August 2019 in a 6-0 loss against Club Brugge. In his first season, he made 22 appearances for the club, making 6 clean sheets in all the competitions.
  • During his 2020-21 season, Daniel Schmidt made 24 appearances for the club, making 7 clean sheets in all the competitions.
  • During his 2021-22 season, Daniel Schmidt made 31 appearances for the club, making 11 clean sheets in all the competitions.

International Career

  • Born in the United States, Daniel Schmidt represents Japan at the international level.
  • Daniel Schmidt has represented Japan at various age levels.
  • Daniel Schmidt has represented Japan at the senior level. 
  • Daniel Schmidt made his senior international team debut for Japan on 16 November 2018 in a 1-1 friendly draw against Venezuela.
  • Daniel Schmidt played his first competitive match for Japan on 17 January 2019 in a 2-1 win against Uzbekistan during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. 
  • In September 2022, Daniel Schmidt saved the team from a desperate pinch by stopping the penalty against Ecuador and was selected as the MOM of the media.
  • Since his debut, Daniel Schmidt has obtained over 10 caps for Japan.


Daniel Schmidt's Wife and Children

Looking at his personal life, Daniel Schmidt is a married guy and has a wife. However, the name of his wife has been kept secret and has not been disclosed yet. He has not made a single post about his wife on his social media accounts. His children, he has two kids, both daughters. The name of his daughters is unavailable at the moment. He shares a strong bond with his two daughters and has made various posts with them on his social media accounts. At present, he has an intimate relationship with his wife and daughters and they are living their life happily together. 

Daniel Schmidt's Net Worth and Salary

Daniel Schmidt is a very talented football player and with his continuous hard work and dedication, he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his football career which is his major source of wealth. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be around $3 million where he received €270,000 as a yearly salary from his current club. Apart from earning from being a footballer, he is also making some profit from sponsorship and endorsement deals. He is associated with Puma and may earn a fair profit working with the company. In addition, his market value is around €1.50 million. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings and is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.   

Daniel Schmidt Height and Weight

Daniel Schmidt stands at a height of 1.97m i.e. 6 feet and 5 1⁄2 inches tall. He has a body weight of 88kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. He has a well-maintained body but the measurements like biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, etc. are missing at the moment. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. In addition, his sexual orientation is straight. He has a very charming smile with a small dimple on his cheeks.

Daniel Schmidt’s Transfer History

  • Daniel Schmidt played for Tohoku Gakuin Junior High School from 2007-2009 and Chuo University Football Club from 2010-2013.
  • During his Chuo University Football Club, Daniel Schmidt played three consecutive seasons as a Special Designated Player for Kawasaki Frontale on loan before entering the professional ranks in 2013.
  • In February 2014, Daniel Schmidt signed for Vegalta Sendai on a free transfer but played his first pro match during a one-month loan to Roasso Kumamoto in April 2014.
  • After playing his first-ever game with Vegalta in J. League Cup, in June 2015, Daniel Schmidt was again loaned to Roasso, this time until the end of the 2015 season.
  • In February 2016, Daniel Schmidt was loaned to Matsumoto Yamaga for the 2015-16 season. 
  • In July 2019, Daniel Schmidt was transferred overseas to Sint-Truiden in Belgium for an undisclosed fee.

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