Began with Urawa, moved to Ardija following a brief spell at Kawasaki. Replaced Tomoyasu Ando in the first team during the promotion campaign and stayed as Toshiya Miura's #1 choice throughout 2005 and 2006, although Ezumi did get a brief run in the side. Some fans argue he is a weak link, as losses of concentration and careless errors have undoubtedly cost Omiya points. Whether Aratani remains Squirrels' main net-minder throughout 2007 remains to be seen.
Squad player who signed for Omiya alongside Ezumi a year ago following graduation from International Budo University in Chiba prefecture. Was restricted to run-outs in the reserves and subsequently was released at the end of the 2006. Re-signed when Sakuma realised he didn't have enough keepers and the other choice, Ando, had opted to retire.
21. Koji Ezumi - 江角 浩司 - 18 Dec 1978 - 191cm / 84kg
Picked up a small amount of first team experience with Oita before moving to Saitama a year ago. Spent most of 2006 on the subs' bench behind Aratani and will most likely do the same this season, given that Ezumi is ahead of both Kobayashi and Shibasaki. A handful of appearances in the League and Nabisco Cup is all he has to show for last year and confidence may be an issue as a result.