David Samford
JP name 佐久間 次郎
Dub name David Samford
Character Info
Gender Male
Position FW
Number 11 (Teikoku, Shin Teikoku, Neo Genesis, Neo Flames)
16 (Inazuma Japan)
Element Wood
Seiyuu Megumi Tano
Inazuma Eleven (game)

Chapter 1 Episode 1 Episode 014 (GO)

David Samford is one of the supporting characters in the Inazuma Eleven game, manga and anime. He is a forward of Teikoku and Inazuma Japan. He also was a forward of Shin Teikoku in Season 2. In Inazuma Eleven GO series, he is the coach-assistant of Teikoku (GO) and is a member of the Resistance.


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Inazuma Eleven (game)Editar

  • "Supports the team as a strategist, coordinating the other players."


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Sakuma in his casual clothes. He has a light cyan hair, tan skin and has a gray eyepatch covering his right eye. In Shin Teikoku, his eye-patch has a hole to show his right eye, which has a black sclera. In Inazuma Eleven GO, his hair is waist-length and is wearing a suit. His eyepatch is brown instead of gray.


He was first shown to be arrogant, however, during the local Football Frontier finals


Sakuma as seen in Inazuma Eleven GO against Raimon, he sided with Kidou and said he would not follow Kageyama anymore. However, he is still shown to be competitive and would do anything to win when he resorted to using a forbidden technique when he fought Raimon as the striker of Shin Teikoku. However, he is actually pretty nice and is shown to care a lot for Kidou. He is also quite fast at running and receiving. He also did not like Fudou Akio at first, since Fudou was creating problems for Kidou, but after learning that Fudou has changed, they changed their view of Fudou otherwise.

In GO, he seems to have matured more, though he was still a bit arrogant. But he is more serious while helping Kidou in Teikoku (GO).


Season 1Editar

He along with other Teikoku members agreed with Kidou that Kageyama has been wrong so they separated from him.Teikoku loses against Raimon.Even so, Teikoku step to the next round. His team loses against Zeus.He is also seen with Kidou watching the game Raimon against Occult.

Season 2Editar

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Sakuma in Shin Teikoku In the Aliea Academy Arc, after Kidou leaves Teikoku and joins Raimon's team, he and Genda become part of Shin Teikoku with Fudou as the new captain. Apparently, Fudou had used the power of the Aliea Meteorite to persuade Sakuma and Genda to join him due to the two of them still being angry at Kidou for leaving Teikoku. This is shown in the match of Raimon against Shin Teikoku when Sakuma used Emperor Penguin No.1 shot in order to defeat Raimon's team, saying that with this technique, he could finally beat Kidou and kept using the technique despite Kidou's protests. After a heated battle which ended in a tie, Sakuma collapses from overusing Emperor Penguin No.1 and is taken to the hospital. However, before that, he apologizes to Kidou for taking things too far and tells Kidou that he would like to play with him sometime again.

He reappears in Episode 56 along with the other old Teikoku members to help Endou, Kidou and Domon master Death Zone but has not recovered from his leg injury and is shown holding a crutch. He helped Kidou understand how to fully master Death Zone, saying that Raimon each has its own abilities, while Teikoku are all exactly on the same level. He is also seen watching Raimon's match against the Dark Emperors in Teikoku.

Season 3Editar

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Sakuma in Teikoku, with Genda and Fudou In the third season after getting out of the hospital, Sakuma is invited to the FFI recruitment match, he does not get chosen for the team then but joins them after the Asia preliminaries to replace an injured Midorikawa and goes to the islands with the rest of Raimon's team to represent Japan. He, Kidou and Fudou are shocked to find Kageyama there, and proceed to investigate what their old coach is up to. Later he follows Kidou down to the Demon Gate to rescue Otonashi Haruna. To which they are succesful in. Afterwards they battled against The Kingdom and won. And their final match against Little Gigant was tough, but they eventually won. He is later seen to be visiting Raimon in their graduation.

Plot (GO)Editar


Sakuma along with Kidou in GO He is now 24 years old. He is seen with Kidou Yuuto in episode 15, and towards the end of episode 14. He gives the orders to Teikoku's players. It is stated that his true goal in current Teikoku was to get rid off SEEDs in his team. He is one of the Resistance's members. He is the trainer for Teikoku's players.