Kazuhiro Murakami

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Kazuhiro Murakami
村上 和弘
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Personal information
Full name Kazuhiro Murakami
Date of birth (1981-01-20) January 20, 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Yokohama F. Marinos 0 (0)
2001–2006 Vegalta Sendai 125 (9)
2007–2009 Kawasaki Frontale 75 (5)
2010–2014 Omiya Ardija 86 (4)
2014–2015 Vegalta Sendai 10 (1)
Total 296 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazuhiro Murakami (村上 和弘, Murakami Kazuhiro, born January 20, 1981) is a former Japanese football player.

Playing career[edit]

Murakami was born in Yokkaichi on January 20, 1981. After graduating from high school, he joined J1 League club Yokohama F. Marinos in 1999. Although he debuted and played several matches in 1999 J.League Cup, he could hardly play in the match. In 2001, he moved to J2 League club Vegalta Sendai. Although he could hardly play in the match in 2001 season, the club was promoted to J1 from 2002. From 2002, Although he got opportunity to play as substitute midfielder, the club was relegated to J2 from 2004. From 2004, he played many matches as left side midfielder. From late 2005, he became a regular player as left side back. In 2007, he moved to J1 club Kawasaki Frontale. In 2007, he became a regular player as left side midfielder. Although his opportunity to play decreased behind Satoru Yamagishi in 2008, he became a regular player as left side back in 2009. The club won the 2nd place for 2 years in a row (2008-2009). The club also won the 2nd place 2007 and 2009 Emperor's Cup. In 2010, he moved to Omiya Ardija. He played many matches as right and left side back. However his opportunity to play decreased from 2012. In July 2014, he moved to Vegalta Sendai for the first time in 7 years. He retired end of 2015 season.

Club statistics[edit]

[1][2]

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 League Cup Asia Total
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 0 0 0 0 3 1 - 3 1
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2001 Vegalta Sendai J2 League 4 0 3 1 0 0 - 7 1
2002 J1 League 18 0 1 0 6 1 - 25 1
2003 13 0 1 0 0 0 - 14 0
2004 J2 League 36 4 1 0 - - 37 4
2005 26 4 1 0 - - 27 4
2006 28 1 0 0 - - 28 1
2007 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 22 4 3 0 1 0 6 0 32 4
2008 25 1 2 0 5 0 - 32 1
2009 28 0 4 0 5 0 6 0 43 0
2010 Omiya Ardija J1 League 29 3 2 0 6 1 - 37 4
2011 29 1 1 0 1 0 - 31 1
2012 14 0 1 0 1 0 - 16 0
2013 11 0 2 0 3 0 - 16 0
2014 3 0 0 0 1 0 - 4 0
2014 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 9 1 0 0 0 0 - 9 1
2015 1 0 1 0 1 0 - 3 0
Career total 296 19 23 2 33 3 12 0 364 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kazuhiro Murakami at J.League (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Vegalta Sendai(in Japanese)

External links[edit]