Hiroaki Morishima

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Hiroaki Morishima
森島 寛晃
Personal information
Full name Hiroaki Morishima
Date of birth (1972-04-30) April 30, 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2008 Cerezo Osaka 456 (140)
Total 456 (140)
National team
1995–2002 Japan 64 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hiroaki Morishima (森島 寛晃, Morishima Hiroaki, born April 30, 1972) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Morishima was born in Hiroshima on April 30, 1972. After graduating from high school, he joined Japan Soccer League club Yanmar Diesel (later Cerezo Osaka) in 1991. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and the club joined new league Japan Football League. The club won the champions in 1994 and was promoted to J1 League. The club won the 2nd place at 2001 and 2003 Emperor's Cup. His opportunity to play decreased from 2007 and he retired end of 2008 season. He played 456 games and scored 140 goals for the club.

National team career[edit]

On May 21, 1995, Morishima debuted for Japan national team against Scotland. In 1996, played at 1996 Asian Cup. At 1998 World Cup qualification in 1997, Japan won the qualify for 1998 World Cup first time Japan's history. At 1998 World Cup, he got 11 minutes as a substitute against Croatia.

In 2000, Morishima played at 2000 Asian Cup. he played 5 matches and Japan won the champions. In 2001, he played at 2001 Confederations Cup. He played in all 5 matches and Japan won the 2nd place. At the 2002 World Cup he got three games as a substitute, scoring after two minutes in the game against Tunisia. He played 64 games and scored 12 goals for Japan until 2002.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

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
1990/91 Yanmar Diesel JSL Division 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
1991/92 JSL Division 2 30 7 1 0 31 7
1992 Football League 13 4 - 13 4
1993 18 6 0 0 - 18 6
1994 Cerezo Osaka Football League 28 16 5 1 1 0 34 17
1995 J1 League 50 11 2 0 - 52 11
1996 26 9 1 0 14 4 41 13
1997 21 10 2 2 0 0 23 12
1998 29 18 1 3 0 0 30 32
1999 30 12 2 1 4 1 36 14
2000 25 15 0 0 4 0 29 15
2001 22 3 5 2 0 0 27 5
2002 J2 League 37 12 4 2 - 41 14
2003 J1 League 28 4 4 1 5 0 34 4
2004 28 3 1 1 5 0 34 4
2005 33 6 4 2 8 1 45 9
2006 26 3 1 0 7 1 34 4
2007 J2 League 5 0 0 0 - 5 0
2008 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
Country Japan 456 140 28 14 48 7 532 161
Total 456 140 28 14 48 7 532 161

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 9 0
1996 11 2
1997 14 5
1998 3 0
1999 0 0
2000 10 3
2001 9 1
2002 8 1
Total 64 12

National team goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 May 29, 1996 Fukuoka, Japan  Mexico 3–2 Won Friendly (1996 Kirin Cup)
2 September 11, 1996 Tokyo, Japan  Uzbekistan 1–0 Won Friendly
3 March 25, 1997 Muscat, Oman  Macau 10–0 Won 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
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6 June 8, 1997 Tokyo, Japan  Croatia 4–3 Won Friendly (1997 Kirin Cup)
7 June 15, 1997 Tokyo, Japan  Turkey 1–0 Won Friendly (1997 Kirin Cup)
8 June 4, 2000 Casablanca, Morocco  France 2–2 Draw 2000 Hassan II Trophy
9 August 16, 2000 Hiroshima, Japan  United Arab Emirates 3–1 Won Friendly
10 October 17, 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Uzbekistan 8–1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
11 May 31, 2001 Niigata, Japan  Canada 3–0 Won 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Group Stage
12 June 14, 2002 Osaka, Japan  Tunisia 2–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup Group Stage

National team[edit]

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Team Honors[edit]

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