Japan national under-23 football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
 Japan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach None
Captain Riki Harakawa
FIFA code JPN
First colours
Second colours
Summer Olympics
Appearances 6 (First in 1996)
Best result Fourth place (2012)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2013)
Best result Winner (2016)
Asian Games
Appearances 4 (First in 2002)
Best result Gold medal asia.svg Gold Medal (2010)

The Japan national under-23 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

Competition Records[edit]

Olympic Games Record[edit]

See Japan national football team#Olympic Games for the results before 1992 (no age limit).

AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

Asian Games Record[edit]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Tenm[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players are called up for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]
Head Coach: Japan Makoto Teguramori

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kushibiki, MasatoshiMasatoshi Kushibiki (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 23) Japan Kashima Antlers
12 1GK Nakamura, KosukeKosuke Nakamura (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 21) Japan Kashiwa Reysol

2 2DF Muroya, SeiSei Muroya (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 (age 22) Japan F.C. Tokyo
4 2DF Fujiharu, HirokiHiroki Fujiharu* (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 27) Japan Gamba Osaka
5 2DF Ueda, NaomichiNaomichi Ueda (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 21) Japan Kashima Antlers
6 2DF Shiotani, TsukasaTsukasa Shiotani* (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 27) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
15 2DF Kamekawa, MasashiMasashi Kamekawa (1993-05-28) 28 May 1993 (age 23) Japan Avispa Fukuoka
17 2DF Iwanami, TakuyaTakuya Iwanami (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 22) Japan Vissel Kobe

3 3MF Endo, WataruWataru Endo (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 23) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
7 3MF Harakawa, RikiRiki Harakawa (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 23) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
8 3MF Oshima, RyotaRyota Oshima (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 23) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
9 3MF Yajima, ShinyaShinya Yajima (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 22) Japan Fagiano Okayama FC
10 3MF Nakajima, ShoyaShoya Nakajima (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 (age 22) Japan F.C. Tokyo
14 3MF Ideguchi, YosukeYosuke Ideguchi (1996-08-23) 23 August 1996 (age 20) Japan Gamba Osaka
18 3MF Minamino, TakumiTakumi Minamino (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 21) Austria Red Bull Salzburg

11 4FW Kubo, YuyaYuya Kubo (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 22) Switzerland BSC Young Boys
13 4FW Koroki, ShinzoShinzo Koroki* (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 30) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
16 4FW Takuma Asano (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 21) England Arsenal

* Over-aged player.

Alternate Players[edit]

The following players will travel with the team for the 2016 Summer Olympics as alternate players.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
22 1GK Sugimoto, DaichiDaichi Sugimoto (1993-07-15) 15 July 1993 (age 23) Japan Tokushima Vortis
20 2DF Nakatani, ShinnosukeShinnosuke Nakatani (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 20) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
21 3MF Notsuda, GakutoGakuto Notsuda (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 (age 22) Japan Albirex Niigata
19 4FW Suzuki, MusashiMusashi Suzuki (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 22) Japan Albirex Niigata

Training Partners[edit]

The following players will travel with the team from 21 to 31 July 2016 as training partners.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sugimoto, DaichiDaichi Sugimoto (1993-07-15) 15 July 1993 (age 23) Japan Tokushima Vortis
2DF Kojima, MasayaMasaya Kojima (1997-11-09) 9 November 1997 (age 18) Japan Vegalta Sendai
3MF Watanabe, KotaKota Watanabe (1998-10-18) 18 October 1998 (age 17) Japan Tokyo Verdy Youth
3MF Tomiyasu, TakehiroTakehiro Tomiyasu (1998-11-05) 5 November 1998 (age 17) Japan Avispa Fukuoka
4FW Ogawa, KokiKoki Ogawa (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 19) Japan Júbilo Iwata

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the Japan squad in last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Niekawa, AyumiAyumi Niekawa (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 22) Japan Sagan Tosu v.  Ghana, 11 May 2015

DF Matsubara, KenKen Matsubara (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 23) Japan Albirex Niigata v.  South Africa, 29 Jun 2016
DF Miura, GentaGenta Miura (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 21) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse v.  South Africa, 29 Jun 2016
DF Mitsumaru, HiromuHiromu Mitsumaru (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 23) Japan Sagan Tosu 2016 Toulon Tournament
DF van Wermeskerken, SaiSai van Wermeskerken (1994-06-28) 28 June 1994 (age 22) Netherlands FC Dordrecht 2016 Toulon Tournament
DF Ito, YukitoshiYukitoshi Ito (1993-09-03) 3 September 1993 (age 22) Japan Kashima Antlers v.  Ghana, 11 May 2015
DF Nara, TatsukiTatsuki Nara (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 (age 22) Japan Kawasaki Frontale v.  Ghana, 11 May 2015
DF Akino, HirokiHiroki Akino (1994-10-08) 8 October 1994 (age 21) Japan Kashiwa Reysol v.  Mexico, 25 Mar 2016
DF Yamanaka, RyosukeRyosuke Yamanaka (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 23) Japan Kashiwa Reysol 2016 AFC U-23 Championship
DF Misao, KentoKento Misao (1996-04-16) 16 April 1996 (age 20) Japan Kashima Antlers 2016 AFC U-23 Championship
DF Nishino, TakaharuTakaharu Nishino (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 22) Japan Gamba Osaka v.  Yemen, 10 Dec 2015

MF Hashimoto, KentoKento Hashimoto (1993-08-16) 16 August 1993 (age 23) Japan F.C. Tokyo v.  South Africa, 29 Jun 2016
MF Ito, JunyaJunya Ito (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 23) Japan Kashiwa Reysol v.  South Africa, 29 Jun 2016
MF Toyokawa, YutaYuta Toyokawa (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 (age 21) Japan Fagiano Okayama FC v.  South Africa, 29 Jun 2016
MF Kida, TakuyaTakuya Kida (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 (age 22) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 2016 Toulon Tournament
MF Maeda, NaokiNaoki Maeda (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 21) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 2016 Toulon Tournament
MF Koizumi, KeiKei Koizumi (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 21) Japan Albirex Niigata v.  Mexico, 25 Mar 2016
MF Sekine, TakahiroTakahiro Sekine (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 21) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds v.  Mexico, 25 Mar 2016
MF Maeda, NaokiNaoki Maeda (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 21) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos v.  Uzbekistan, 13 Dec 2015

FW Onaiwu, AdoAdo Onaiwu (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 20) Japan JEF United Chiba v.  South Africa, 29 Jun 2016
FW Togashi, CaymanCayman Togashi (1993-08-10) 10 August 1993 (age 23) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 2016 Toulon Tournament
FW Kamada, DaichiDaichi Kamada (1996-08-05) 5 August 1996 (age 20) Japan Sagan Tosu 2016 Toulon Tournament
FW Kanamori, TakeshiTakeshi Kanamori (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 22) Japan Avispa Fukuoka v.  Ghana, 11 May 2015
FW Arano, TakumaTakuma Arano (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 23) Japan Consadole Sapporo v.  Uzbekistan, 13 Dec 2015

Olympic Games Rosters[edit]

Asian Games Rosters[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Name Nat Period
Yoshitada Yamaguchi Japan 1990-1992
Akira Nishino Japan 1993-1996
Philippe Troussier France 1998-2000
Masakuni Yamamoto Japan 2002-2004
Yasuharu Sorimachi Japan 2006-2008
Takashi Sekizuka Japan 2010-2012
Makoto Teguramori Japan 2014-

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]