Masaaki Sawanobori

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Masaaki Sawanobori
Personal information
Full name Masaaki Sawanobori
Date of birth (1970-01-12) January 12, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1985-1987 Tokai University Fuzoku Daiichi High School
1988-1991 Tōkai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992-2005 Shimizu S-Pulse 381 (85)
National team
1993-2000 Japan 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Masaaki Sawanobori (澤登 正朗 Sawanobori Masaaki?, born 12 January 1970 in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan) is a retired Japanese football player. He was capped 16 times and scored three goals for the Japanese national team. His first international appearance came on April 8, 1993, in a World Cup qualifier against Thailand at Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium when he replaced Hajime Moriyasu. His first goal for Japan came on May 7, 1993 in a World Cup qualifier against UAE in Dubai.

Sawanobori was immensely popular at S-Pulse, and having spent his entire career at the club he was affectionately known as Mr S-Pulse. Since his retirement he continues to live in the Shimizu area and now works in television.

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
1992 Shimizu S-Pulse J. League 1 - 3 0 10 1 - 13 1
1993 35 7 4 2 1 0 - 40 9
1994 41 7 1 0 1 0 - 43 7
1995 40 13 1 0 - - 41 13
1996 29 9 3 0 16 3 - 48 12
1997 31 11 3 1 6 0 - 40 12
1998 32 10 5 3 4 2 - 41 15
1999 28 9 3 0 4 1 - 35 10
2000 27 3 5 0 4 1 - 36 4
2001 26 9 5 2 2 1 - 33 12
2002 29 3 3 2 7 3 0 0 39 8
2003 14 2 4 0 2 0 1 1 21 3
2004 24 1 1 0 5 0 - 30 1
2005 25 1 1 0 5 0 - 31 1
Country Japan 381 85 41 10 57 11 1 1 480 107
Total 381 85 41 10 57 11 1 1 480 107
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1993 5 1
1994 6 1
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 1 0
2000 4 1
Total 16 3

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. May 7, 1993 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 1-1 Draw 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2. 1994
3. February 16, 2000 Macau  Brunei 9-0 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Qualification

Personal honors[edit]

Team honors[edit]

Shimizu S-Pulse

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