Masanori Sanada

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Masanori Sanada
真田 雅則
Personal information
Full name Masanori Sanada
Date of birth (1968-03-06)March 6, 1968
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Date of death September 6, 2011(2011-09-06) (aged 43)
Place of death Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1986–1989 Juntendo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 All Nippon Airways 36 (0)
1992–2004 Shimizu S-Pulse 243 (0)
Total 279 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masanori Sanada (真田 雅則, Sanada Masanori, March 6, 1968 – September 6, 2011) was a Japanese football player.

Club career[edit]

Sanada was born in Shizuoka on March 6, 1968. After graduating from Juntendo University, he joined All Nippon Airways in 1990. He played as regular goalkeeper from first season. In 1992, he moved to new club Shimizu S-Pulse based in his local. Although he played in all matches in 1992, he battles with Sidmar for the position from 1993. After Sidmar retireed end of 1995 season, Sanada became completely regular goalkeeper. The club won the champion 1996 J.League Cup their first title. In 1999, the club won the 2nd place J1 League and he was elected Best XI. In Asia, the club won the champions 1999–2000 Asian Cup Winners' Cup their first Asian champions. From 2001, his opportunity to play decreased behind young goalkeepers Keisuke Hada and Takaya Kurokawa. He retired end of 2004 season.

National team career[edit]

In 1988, when Sanada was a Juntendo University student, he was elected Japan national "B team" for 1988 Asian Cup. At this competition, he played 3 games.[1] However, Japan Football Association don't count as Japan national team match because this Japan team was "B team" not "top team"

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Sanada became a goalkeeper coach at Shimizu S-Pulse in 2005. In 2008, he moved to JEF United Chiba. In 2011, he returned to S-Pulse. However he rested for health problem from September 2.[2]

On September 6, 2011, Sanada died of heart failure in Shizuoka at the age of 43.[3][4]

Club 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
1990/91 All Nippon Airways JSL Division 1 20 0 4 0 - 24 0
1991/92 16 0 1 0 - 17 0
1992 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League - 3 0 11 0 - 14 0
1993 19 0 0 0 1 0 - 20 0
1994 14 0 1 0 0 0 - 15 0
1995 34 0 1 0 - - 35 0
1996 30 0 3 0 16 0 - 49 0
1997 32 0 3 0 6 0 - 41 0
1998 34 0 5 0 5 0 - 44 0
1999 30 0 3 0 4 0 - 37 0
2000 29 0 5 0 5 0 - 39 0
2001 4 0 0 0 1 0 - 5 0
2002 13 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 17 0
2003 4 0 4 0 1 0 - 9 0
2004 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 2 0
Country Japan 279 0 29 0 59 0 1 0 368 0
Total 279 0 29 0 59 0 1 0 368 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Masanori Sanada at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ Shimizu S-Pulse(in Japanese)
  3. ^ Shimizu S-Pulse(in Japanese)
  4. ^ nikkansports.com(in Japanese)

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