Nobuyuki Zaizen

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Nobuyuki Zaizen
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1989–1994 Yomiuri
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Verdy Kawasaki 0 (0)
1996 Logroñés (loan) 0 (0)
1999 Rijeka 0 (0)
1999–2005 Vegalta Sendai 154 (18)
2006–2009 Montedio Yamagata 104 (5)
2010 Muangthong United 11 (0)
2011 BEC Tero Sasana 10 (0)
Total 279 (23)
National team
1993 Japan U17 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:14, 21 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nobuyuki Zaizen (財前 宣之 Zaizen Nobuyuki?, born 19 October 1976) is a Japanese professional footballer who was play for Verdy Kawasaki, Vegalta Sendai, Montedio Yamagata in the J-League, CD Logroñés in La Liga, NK Rijeka in Croatia, Muangthong United F.C. and BEC Tero Sasana in the Thai Premier League, as a midfielder.

His elder brother Keiichi is also a former Japanese footballer.

Club career[edit]

Zaizen was born in Muroran, Hokkaido. After starting his career with Verdy Kawasaki, he went on loan to Spanish team CD Logroñés in the second half of the 1996–97 season, failing to make an appearance in La Liga as the La Rioja side was relegated. Two years later, after being released, also for a few months, he represented NK Rijeka in Croatia.

Subsequently, Zaizen played in the following decade with Vegalta Sendai and Montedio Yamagata, appearing for the clubs in both the first and second divisions in his country. In 2010, the 33-year old moved abroad again, signing for Muangthong United F.C. in Thailand.Then he go to BEC Tero Sasanain Thailand by loan and he was retired in 2012.

International career[edit]

Zaizen made four appearances for Japan at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1995 Verdy Kawasaki J. League 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
1996/97 Logroñés La Liga 0 0 - - 0 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1997 Verdy Kawasaki J. League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
Croatia League Croatian Cup League Cup Total
1998/99 Rijeka Prva HNL 0 0 - - 0 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1999 Vegalta Sendai J. League 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2000 20 2 1 0 0 0 21 2
2001 39 7 3 0 1 0 43 7
2002 J. League 1 18 0 2 1 6 0 26 1
2003 8 0 1 0 4 1 13 1
2004 J. League 2 36 5 0 0 - 36 5
2005 27 3 1 0 - 28 3
2006 Montedio Yamagata J. League 2 35 4 0 0 - 35 4
2007 38 1 2 0 - 40 1
2008 21 0 0 0 - 21 0
2009 J. League 1 11 0 2 0 4 0 17 0
Thailand League Queen's Cup League Cup Total
2010 Muangthong United Premier League
2011 BEC Tero Sasana F.C. Premier League
Country Japan 259 23 12 1 19 1 290 25
Spain 0 0 - - 0 0
Croatia 0 0 - - 0 0
Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 259 23 12 1 19 1 290 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nobuyuki ZaizenFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Stats and profile at Montedio (Japanese)

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