Hirofumi Moriyasu

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Hirofumi Moriyasu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-04-23) 23 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Texas, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
F.C. Gifu
Number 23
Youth career
2000 Dallas Texans
2001–2003 Shimizu S-Pulse
2002–2004 Salesian High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004-2008 Japan Soccer College 39 (10)
2009 Mitsubishi Mizushima 30 (0)
2010 APIA Leichhardt 18 (5)
2010-2012 Sydney FC 36 (2)
2012 APIA Leichhardt (loan) 4 (1)
2012- FC Gifu 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hirofumi Moriyasu (森安 洋文 Moriyasu Hirofumi?, born April 23, 1985) is an American-born professional footballer. He currently plays for J. League Division 2 side F.C. Gifu.[1] Although born in the U.S., Moriyasu grew up in Japan.

Club career[edit]

Moriyasu was born in the United States, and first played for Dallas Texans SC before moving to Japan where he played football for his high school team, as well as college football.

He was on the verge of quitting football to search for a more conventional career when he received the opportunity to play in Australia in March 2010. He subsequently signed for New South Wales Premier League club APIA Leichhardt Tigers for the 2010 NSW Premier League season.[2]

Sydney FC[edit]

He signed for A-League club Sydney FC after impressing officials in several trials, including a friendly against Everton F.C..[3] Moriyasu made his A-League debut off the bench for the Sky Blues, in their Round 3, 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar[4]

After several pleasing performances for Sydney FC, Moriyasu was offered a 2-year extension to his contract, which he accepted gratefully.[5]

He finally scored his first goal in Sydney FC's colours in a match against Newcastle Jets at Energy Australia Stadium, in which Sydney FC won 2-1 to break their five-game losing streak.[6]

On 20 April 2012 it was announced that he had signed to play at APIA Leichhardt as a guest player during the A-league off season.[7]

FC Gifu[edit]

Moriyasu signed for J. League Division 2 side F.C. Gifu on 14 September 2012 on a free transfer from Sydney FC.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 October 2014
Club performance League Cup Int'l Cup / League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
2004 Japan Soccer College Regional Hokushinestu League 1 -
2005 -
2006 13 2 1 0 - 14 2
2007 13 4 2 0 - 15 4
2008 13 4 0 0 - 13 4
2009 Mitsubishi Mizushima JFL 30 0 1 0 - 31 0
Australia League Cup AFC Champions League Total
2010 APIA Leichhardt NSW League 18 5 - - 18 5
2010-11 Sydney FC A-League 28 1 - 6 0 28 1
2011-12 8 1 - 0 0 8 1
2012 APIA Leichhardt NSW League 4 1 - - 4 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
2012 FC Gifu J.League 2 3 0 0 0 - 3 0
2013 29 1 1 0 - 30 1
2014 -
League Cup Int'l / League Cup Total
Total Japan 101 11 5 0 - 106 11
Australia 58 8 - 6 0 64 8
Career total 159 19 5 0 6 0 170 19


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fc-gifu.com/player_staff/df23.html
  2. ^ "APIAs new Hiro sparks a revival". Inner West Courier. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Moriyasu joins Sydney FC". The World Game. July 21, 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Roar outclass Sydney FC". A-League. August 21, 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sydney FC re-sign Moriyasu". Brisbane Times. November 4, 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sydney FC shoot down Jets 2-1". Sydney FC. January 3, 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  7. ^ http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/moriyasu-returning-for-apia-leichhardt/

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