|Current Team:||Birmingham Legion FC|
|Birth Day:||February 19, 1983|
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He spent his first 4 professional seasons with the Tokyo Verdy, where he won both the Emperor's Cup and the Japanese Super Cup.
He represented Japan U-20 national team at the World Youth Championship in 2003, where they reached the quarter-finals before being beaten by eventual champions Brazil. He did not start their first group game, a loss against Colombia, but he started the next two which they won to secure a top spot, including a win against England. He further played in the round of 16 win against South Korea, but had to be replaced early in the quarter finals. He also represented Japan U20 at the AFC Youth Championship in 2002, where they came second, after losing 1–0 in against South Korea in the final.
He earned his first cap for Japan in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago on 9 August 2006, coming on as a 56th-minute substitute for Koji Yamase.
The club's successes were limited and after the 2008 season, he was offered the chance to go on trial at Norwegian club Stabæk. His trial was a success, and in February 2009 he was loaned out to the Norwegian champions. He was given the number 10 shirt, which had recently been worn by Veigar Páll Gunnarsson.
On 8 March, he made his official debut for Stabæk in the 2009 Super Cup where the league champions won 3–1 against cup champions Vålerenga, with Kobayashi playing an important part, getting on the score-sheet with a free kick and showing trickery with the ball. Stabæk decided to not to buy him at the end of the season.
On 27 January 2010, Kobayashi signed on a free transfer to the Greek team Iraklis Thessaloniki for 18 months. Kobayashi only appeared in 15 matches for Iraklis. At the end of the 2010–11 season he returned to Japan, signing a deal with Shimizu S-Pulse.
During January 2013 he went on trial with Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the MLS. He impressed during his trial stint and signed with the club for the 2013 season. The club declined to offer him a contract for the 2014 season and his rights were traded to New England Revolution before the start of the season in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
In late 2015, Kobayashi received his U.S. green card, which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.
In March 2018, Kobayashi joined Las Vegas Lights FC.
In January 2019, Kobayashi signed with Birmingham Legion FC.
Daigo was born to Taso and Ryoko Kobayashi.
Currently, Daigo Kobayashi is 37 years, 11 months and 5 days old. Daigo Kobayashi will celebrate 38th birthday on a Friday 19th of February 2021. Below we countdown to Daigo Kobayashi upcoming birthday.