Nobuhisa Yamada

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Nobuhisa Yamada
山田 暢久
Personal information
Full name Nobuhisa Yamada
Date of birth (1975-09-10) 10 September 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Center back, Right back, Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Fujieda Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994– 2014 Urawa Red Diamonds 540 (27)
National team
1995 Japan U20 4 (1)
2002–2004 Japan 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2010

Nobuhisa Yamada (山田 暢久 Yamada Nobuhisa?, born 10 September 1975) is a former Japanese footballer. He mainly played on the right as a defender or midfielder. He spent his entire professional career at Urawa Red Diamonds of J. League with more than 500 league appearances.[1] He earned 15 caps playing for Japan.

Club career[edit]

He was educated at and played for Fujieda Higashi High School. After graduating from high school, he joined Urawa in 1994. He made his first league appearance on 27 April 1994 against Shimizu S-Pulse at Kusanagi Athletic Stadium. His first professional goal came on 19 November 1994 against Yokohama Marinos at Toyama Athletic Stadium. He played more than 500 league matches for Urawa.

Although he mainly played as a right-side defender or midfielder, he had also played as a stopper, libero, and attacking midfielder.

He announced his retirement from the game at the end of the 2013 season.

International career[edit]

Yamada represented Japan at several underage levels. He was a member of the Japan team for the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship hosted by Qatar.[2]

He made his full international debut for Japan on 20 November 2002 in a friendly against Argentine at Saitama Stadium. His first international goal came on 7 February 2003 in a friendly against Malaysia at Kashima Soccer Stadium.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 August 2011[3]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Champions League Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Red Diamonds 1994 15 1 3 0 0 0 - - 18 1
1995 42 1 3 0 - - - 45 1
1996 30 3 4 1 11 0 - - 45 4
1997 22 1 2 0 6 0 - - 30 1
1998 34 0 3 0 4 0 - - 41 0
1999 29 1 2 1 4 1 - - 35 3
2000 39 2 2 0 2 0 - - 43 2
2001 27 3 4 1 6 0 - - 37 4
2002 28 1 1 0 8 0 - - 37 1
2003 27 3 1 0 11 0 - - 39 3
2004 27 2 4 0 9 2 - 2 0 42 4
2005 32 3 5 2 10 1 - - 47 6
2006 32 6 5 0 7 1 - 1 0 45 7
2007 29 0 0 0 2 0 9 1 6 0 46 1
2008 28 0 2 0 6 0 4 0 - 40 0
2009 30 0 1 0 7 1 - - 38 1
2010 27 0 4 0 4 0 - - 35 0
2011 20 0 1 0 - - 21 0
Total 518 27 46 5 98 6 13 1 9 0 684 39

1Includes J. League Championship, Japanese Super Cup, A3 Champions Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Japan U20
1995 4 1
Total 4 1
Japan
2002 1 0
2003 11 0
2004 3 1
Total 15 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.

Under-20[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 April 1995 Qatar Khalifa International Stadium, Doha  Burundi
2–0
2–0
1995 FIFA World Youth Championship

Senior team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 February 2004 Japan Kashima Stadium, Kashima  Malaysia
3–0
4–0
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds
2007
2006
2005, 2006
2003
2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stats Centre: Nobuhisa Yamada Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Nobuhisa YamadaFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Nobuhisa Yamada at National-Football-Teams.com

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