Akinori Nishizawa

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Akinori Nishizawa
Personal information
Full name Akinori Nishizawa
Date of birth (1976-06-18) 18 June 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Youth career
1992–1994 Shimizu Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Cerezo Osaka 124 (43)
1995–1996 Volendam (loan) 0 (0)
2001 Espanyol 6 (0)
2001 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2002–2006 Cerezo Osaka 148 (41)
2007–2008 Shimizu S-Pulse 43 (5)
2009–2010 Cerezo Osaka 18 (1)
National team
1997–2002 Japan 29 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Akinori Nishizawa (西澤 明訓 Nishizawa Akinori?, born 18 June 1976 in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture) is a Japanese former footballer.

He was capped 29 times and scored 10 goals for the Japanese national team between 1997 and 2002. He played one game at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

During his brief spell playing in England for Bolton Wanderers, he is best remembered for scoring a dramatic late equaliser against Walsall in the League Cup.[1]

Honours and awards[edit]

Individual honours[edit]

Team Honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1995 Cerezo Osaka J. League 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Total
1995–96 Volendam Eredivisie 0 0 -
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1996 Cerezo Osaka J. League 1 14 3 2 0 11 5 27 8
1997 19 7 2 1 2 2 23 10
1998 32 7 1 0 4 1 37 8
1999 30 11 2 4 3 2 35 17
2000 29 15 - 3 2 32 17
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
2000–01 Espanyol La Liga 6 0 2 0 - 8 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2001–02 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
2002 Cerezo Osaka J. League 2 34 8 1 0 - 35 8
2003 J. League 1 24 7 5 1 4 1 33 9
2004 29 8 1 0 5 1 35 9
2005 28 10 2 0 8 4 38 14
2006 33 8 1 0 6 4 40 12
2007 Shimizu S-Pulse 22 0 3 2 6 1 31 3
2008 21 5 0 0 8 2 29 7
2009 Cerezo Osaka J. League 2 18 1 0 0 - 18 1
Country Japan 333 90 20 8 60 25 413 123
Netherlands 0 0 -
Spain 6 0 2 0 - 8 0
England 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1
Total 339 90 63 26
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 5 2
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 11 6
2001 8 1
2002 5 1
Total 29 10

National team[edit]

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Year Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
2000 2000 Asian Cup Senior 4 2 5 Champions
2001 2001 Confederations Cup Senior 4 0 1 2nd place
2002 2002 FIFA World Cup Senior 2 1 0 Round of 16

International Goal[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1997
2. 1997
3. 5 June 2000 Casablanca, Morocco  France 2–2 Draw Friendly
4. 17 October 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Uzbekistan 8–1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
5. 17 October 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Uzbekistan 8–1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
6. 17 October 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Uzbekistan 8–1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
7. 20 October 2000 Beirut, Lebanon  Qatar 1–1 Draw 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
8. 26 October 2000 Beirut, Lebanon  China PR 3–2 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Semifinal
9. 22 June 2006 Niigata, Japan  Canada 3–0 Won 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Group Stage
10. 29 April 2002 Tokyo, Japan  Slovakia 1–0 Won Kirin Cup 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolton 4–3 Walsall (aet)". BBC. 11 September 2001. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 

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