Masakiyo Maezono

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Masakiyo Maezono
前園 真聖
Masakiyo Maezono in Okinawa, 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Masakiyo Maezono
Date of birth (1973-10-09) 9 October 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Yokohama Flügels 128 (25)
1997–1998 Verdy Kawasaki 50 (8)
1998 Santos 5 (1)
1999 Goiás 0 (0)
2000 Shonan Bellmare 38 (11)
2001–2002 Tokyo Verdy 13 (1)
2003 Anyang LG Cheetahs 16 (0)
2004 Incheon United 4 (0)
Total 263 (47)
National team
1996 Japan U23 3 (2)
1994–1997 Japan 19 (4)
2009 Japan Beach Soccer
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masakiyo Maezono (前園 真聖, Maezono Msakiyo, born 29 October 1973) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Maezono was born in Satsumasendai on 29 October 1973. After graduating from high school, he joined Yokohama Flügels in 1992. He debuted in June 1993 and he became a regular player after his debut. The club won the 1993 Emperor's Cup, their first major title. In Asia, the club also won the 1994–95 Asian Cup Winners' Cup, their first Asian title. In 1997, he moved to Verdy Kawasaki (later Tokyo Verdy). In October 1998, he moved to Brazil and played for Santos (1998) and Goiás (1999). In 2000, he returned to Japan and joined J2 League club Shonan Bellmare. In 2001, he returned to Tokyo Verdy. In 2003, he moved to South Korea and played for Anyang LG Cheetahs (2003) and Incheon United (2004). He announced his retirement in May 2005.

National team career[edit]

On 22 May 1994, Maezono debuted for the Japan national team against Australia. He also played at the 1994 Asian Games.

From 1995, Maezono prioritized the Japan U-23 national team. He played as captain for U-23 Japan. In the 1996 Summer Olympics Qualifiers Japan qualified for the 1996 Summer Olympics for the first time in 28 years since the 1968 Summer Olympics where Japan won the Bronze Medal. At the 1996 Olympics, although Japan won 2 matches, they exited in the first round. At the Olympics Japan beat Brazil in the first game. It was known as the "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan. He played 3 games at the Olympics and scored 2 goals against Hungary.

After the 1996 Summer Olympics, in August 1996, Maezono was selected by the Japan senior team for the first time in years. On 25 August, he played and scored a goal against Uruguay. This goal was his first goal for Japan. In December, he played at the 1996 Asian Cup. He played 19 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 1997.[1]

Beach Soccer career[edit]

After retirement, Maezono was selected by the Japan national beach soccer team by manager Ruy Ramos who was his team mate at Verdy Kawasaki.[citation needed] Japan won the championship at the 2009 AFC Beach Soccer Championship and participated in the 2009 Beach Soccer World Cup.[citation needed]

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
1992 Yokohama Flügels J1 League - 0 0 0 0
1993 24 2 5 1 5 0 34 3
1994 38 8 2 0 2 0 42 8
1995 40 7 2 0 - 42 7
1996 26 8 2 0 11 7 39 15
1997 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 28 5 2 0 0 0 30 5
1998 22 3 0 0 2 1 24 4
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
1998 Santos Série A 5 1 5 1
1999 Goiás Série B 0 0 0 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2000 Shonan Bellmare J2 League 38 11 3 2 2 0 43 13
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 13 1 0 0 2 0 15 1
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Korea Republic League FA Cup League Cup Total
2003 Anyang LG Cheetahs K League 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2004 Incheon United K League 4 0 0 0 9 1 13 1
Country Japan 229 45 16 3 24 8 269 56
Brazil 5 1 5 1
Korea Republic 20 0 0 0 9 1 29 1
Total 254 46 16 3 33 9 303 58

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 6 0
1995 4 0
1996 7 4
1997 2 0
Total 19 4

National team goals[edit]

Results list Japan's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
25 August 1996 Osaka, Japan  Uruguay 1 goal 5–3 Friendly match
13 October 1996 Kobe, Japan  Tunisia 1 goal 1–0 Friendly match
9 December 1996 Al Ain, UAE  Uzbekistan 2 goals 4–0 1996 AFC Asian Cup

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual
Japan beach soccer national team

National team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ Masakiyo Maezono at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]