Akira Narahashi

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Akira Narahashi
Personal information
Full name Akira Narahashi
Date of birth (1971-11-26) November 26, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Chiba, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1987–1989 Chiba Eiwa H.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Fujita Industries / Bellmare Hiratsuka 149 (13)
1997–2006 Kashima Antlers 196 (16)
2007 Shonan Bellmare 1 (0)
National team
1994–2003[1] Japan 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Akira Narahashi (名良橋 晃, born 26 November 1971 in Hanami-ku, Chiba) is a Japanese former football defender. He mainly played as a right full back. He was capped 38 times for the Japanese national team between 1994 and 2003, including three games at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Career[edit]

After graduating from Chiba Eiwa High School in 1990, Narahashi joined Fujita F.C. (current Shonan Bellmare) playing in the Japan Soccer League division 1. His first J. League match was against Verdy Kawasaki on March 12, 1993. His international debut came on September 27, 1994 against Australia.[1]

He moved to Kashima Antlers in 2000. The presence of Jorginho at Kashima propelled his decision to move as he aspired to learn the trade under the Brazilian international full back.

At the end of the 2006 season, Kashima announced that they wouldn't renew his contract. Narahashi returned to Bellmare in February 2007 but was released in August 2007.

On February 1, 2008, he announced his retirement from professional football.[2]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
1990/91 Fujita Industries JSL Division 2 25 5 1 0 - 26 5
1991/92 25 3 3 0 - 28 3
1992 Football League 18 1 - - 18 1
1993 17 5 1 0 5 0 - 23 5
1994 Bellmare Hiratsuka J. League 1 39 2 4 0 1 0 - 44 2
1995 46 4 2 0 - - 48 4
1996 29 1 3 0 14 1 - 46 2
1997 Kashima Antlers J. League 1 17 1 5 0 7 1 - 29 2
1998 33 5 4 0 1 0 - 38 5
1999 15 2 2 1 7 1 - 24 4
2000 26 3 4 0 7 1 - 37 4
2001 27 3 3 0 6 0 - 36 3
2002 25 1 5 0 8 0 - 38 1
2003 27 1 0 0 4 0 3 0 34 1
2004 12 0 0 0 4 0 - 16 0
2005 11 0 3 0 0 0 - 14 0
2006 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 0
2007 Shonan Bellmare J. League 2 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
Country Japan 396 37 36 1 68 4 3 0 503 42
Total 396 37 36 1 68 4 3 0 503 42

National team[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 1 0
1995 9 0
1996 0 0
1997 13 0
1998 9 0
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 0 0
2002 2 0
2003 4 0
Total 38 0

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual honors[edit]

Team honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NARAHASHI Akira". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  2. ^ "Narahashi reportedly to retire". The Japan Times. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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