Naotake Hanyu

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Naotake Hanyu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1979-12-22) December 22, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
F.C. Tokyo
Number 22
Youth career
1995–1997 Yachiyo high school
1998–2001 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 JEF United 165 (24)
2008–2012 FC Tokyo 136 (10)
2013– Ventforet Kofu 13 (0)
National team
2006–2008[1] Japan 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 3 July 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 January 2010

Naotake Hanyu (羽生 直剛 Hanyū Naotake?, born December 22, 1979 in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese football (soccer) player. He currently plays for F.C. Tokyo. He is a midfielder known for his tireless workload.

Playing career[edit]

He represented Japan for the 2001 Universiade held in Beijing when he was a University of Tsukuba student. He was instrumental in Japan's winning the tournament by scoring total 3 goals including the lone goal in the final against Ukraine.[2]

After graduating from the university, he joined J. League side JEF United. He immediately broke into the first team and played in the opening league match against Kyoto Purple Sanga on March 3, 2002. He eventually played 22 games and scored 2 goals in his first professional season.

He made his first appearance for the Japan national football team on August 13, 2006 in an Asian Cup qualifier against Yemen when he replaced Yūichi Komano at half time.[1] He was the member of the Japan team for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals and played five games as a substitute.[1] In the third place play-off against Korea Republic, Hanyu was sent on to the pitch to replace Kengo Nakamura in the 72nd minute, in a 0-0 draw. A penalty shootout was required to break the deadlock and he missed the sixth penalty shot for Japan. Japan lost the shootout and finished 4th in the tournament.[3]

He moved to F.C. Tokyo in 2008.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]

Teams[edit]

Jef United Chiba
F.C. Tokyo

Club team career statistics[edit]

Last update: 20:10, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Club Season League Emperor's Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
University of Tsukuba 1999 1 0 1 0
2000 2 0 2 0
JEF United 2002 23 2 4 0 5 0 32 2
2003 25 6 3 1 2 0 30 7
2004 25 1 0 0 6 0 31 1
2005 31 2 1 0 10 2 42 4
2006 32 7 1 0 4 0 37 7
2007 29 6 1 0 4 1 34 7
FC Tokyo 2008 27 1 3 0 4 0 34 1
2009 34 2 3 0 8 0 45 2
2010 25 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 32 2
2011 37 5 0 0 0 0 37 5
2012 13 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 19 0
Career total 301 34 27 1 44 3 5 0 377 38

National team career Statistics[edit]

[5]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 5 0
2007 7 0
2008 5 0
Total 17 0

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Year Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
2006 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 1 3 0 Qualified
2007 2007 AFC Asian Cup Senior 0 5 0 4th place

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "HANYU Naotake". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  2. ^ 2001 Universiade the final match report
  3. ^ the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, the third place play-off match report
  4. ^ "Hanyu makes move to FC Tokyo". The Japan Times. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Naotake Hanyu at National-Football-Teams.com