Seigo Narazaki

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Seigo Narazaki
楢﨑 正剛
Personal information
Full name Seigo Narazaki[1]
Date of birth (1976-04-15) 15 April 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Kashiba, Nara, Japan
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Nagoya Grampus
Number 1
Youth career
1989–1991 Kashibashi Jr.H.S.
1992–1994 Nara Ikuei H.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Yokohama Flügels 104 (0)
1999– Nagoya Grampus 432 (0)
National team
2000 Japan U-23 4 (0)
1998–2010[2] Japan 77 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Seigo Narazaki (楢﨑 正剛 Narazaki Seigō?, born 15 April 1976 in Kashiba, Nara) is a Japanese football player, who currently plays for J. League Division 1 side Nagoya Grampus. He is a goalkeeper and a former member of the Japanese national football team.

Playing career[edit]

After graduating from Nara Ikuei High School in 1995, he joined J. League side Yokohama Flügels. He became the No. 1 GK for the club in August of that season. His first professional appearance came on 16 August 1995 in a league match against Bellmare Hiratsuka. He contributed to the club winning the Emperor's Cup in 1998. When Flügels was merged with cross-town Yokohama Marinos in 1999, he was signed by Nagoya Grampus Eight. He was again a member of the Emperor's Cup winning side in 1999 but this time with Nagoya.

He made his international debut for Japan on 15 February 1998 against Australia.[2] He participated in three consecutive FIFA World Cup finals. He played all the Japan matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals although Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi was preferred ahead of him in the 1998 and 2006 finals.[3]

He played for Japan as the No.1 goalkeeper following an injury to Kawaguchi, but himself sustained a broken finger in 2009. After recovering, he was named in the 2010 World Cup squad [1] as one of two Japanese players (the other being Kawaguchi) to participate in 4 consecutive World Cups. However, despite performing impressively in the qualifiers, he was benched for the tournament in favour of his former understudy Eiji Kawashima. He would make one last appearance for Japan when he captained the team to a 2–1 victory over Guatemala on 7 September 2010 before retiring from international duty.[4][2]

In 2010, Narazaki became the first goalkeeper to receive the J. League Most Valuable Player award.[5]

Career 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
1995 Yokohama Flügels J. League 1 23 0 2 0 - - 25 0
1996 23 0 2 0 14 0 - 39 0
1997 24 0 5 0 7 0 - 36 0
1998 34 0 5 0 0 0 - 39 0
1999 Nagoya Grampus Eight J. League 1 25 0 5 0 4 0 - 34 0
2000 30 0 2 0 2 0 - 34 0
2001 28 0 1 0 6 0 - 35 0
2002 30 0 3 0 0 0 - 33 0
2003 28 0 2 0 6 0 - 36 0
2004 26 0 2 0 0 0 - 28 0
2005 32 0 1 0 0 0 - 33 0
2006 24 0 2 0 2 0 - 28 0
2007 29 0 2 0 4 0 - 35 0
2008 Nagoya Grampus J. League 1 30 0 1 0 2 0 - 33 0
2009 26 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 35 0
2010 34 0 0 0 0 0 - 34 0
2011 24 0 3 0 2 0 6 0 34 0
2012 32 0 4 0 1 0 7 0 34 0
2013 34 0 1 0 6 0 - 41 0
Total 536 0 46 0 56 0 19 0 657 0

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 2 0
1999 3 0
2000 9 0
2001 1 0
2002 10 0
2003 12 0
2004 9 0
2005 4 0
2006 0 0
2007 1 0
2008 12 0
2009 6 0
2010 8 0
Total 77 0

Honor and awards[edit]

National team[edit]

Japan

Club team[edit]

Yokohama Flügels
Nagoya Grampus

Personal honors[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 16. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "NARAZAKI Seigo". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  3. ^ FIFA.com
  4. ^ Narazaki retires from international duty
  5. ^ "Goalkeeper Narazaki named player of year". The Japan Times. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2012.