Naoki Matsuda

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Naoki Matsuda
松田 直樹
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Personal information
Full name Naoki Matsuda
Date of birth (1977-03-14)March 14, 1977
Place of birth Kiryu, Gunma, Japan
Date of death August 4, 2011(2011-08-04) (aged 34)
Place of death Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1992–1994 Maebashi Ikuei High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2010 Yokohama F. Marinos 385 (17)
2011 Matsumoto Yamaga FC 15 (1)
Total 400 (18)
National team
1993 Japan U-17 4 (1)
1995 Japan U-20 4 (0)
1996–2000 Japan U-23 5 (0)
2000–2005 Japan 40 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Naoki Matsuda (松田 直樹, Matsuda Naoki, March 14, 1977 – August 4, 2011) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Matsuda was born in Kiryu on March 14, 1977. After graduating from high school, he joined Yokohama Marinos (later Yokohama F. Marinos) in 1995. From first season, he became a regular player and played as right back of three defence with Japan national team players Masami Ihara and Norio Omura. The club won the champions in 1995 J1 League. In 2000s, he mainly played as center back with Yuji Nakazawa or Yuzo Kurihara, also played defensive midfielder. The club won the champions 2001 J.League Cup, 2003 and 2004 J1 League. Although he played as central player of Marinos in 16 seasons, he was sacked end of 2010 season.

Matsuda moved to Japan Football League club Matsumoto Yamaga FC in 2011. Although he played for qualify for promote to J2 League, in August 2, he collapsed for myocardial infarction during training. On August 4, he died at the age of 34. His last match against Honda on July 23 was his just 400th game in the league. End of the season, the club won qualify for promote to J2 League.

National team career[edit]

In August 1993, Matsuda was elected Japan U-17 national team for 1993 U-17 World Championship. He played full time in all 4 matches and scored 1 goal. In April 1995, he was also elected Japan U-20 national team for 1995 World Youth Championship and he played full time in all 4 matches.

In July 1996, Matsuda was elected Japan U-23 national team for 1996 Summer Olympics and he played full time in all 3 matches. Although Japan won 2 matches, Japan lost at First round. At this time, Japan won Brazil in first game. It was known as "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan.

On February 5, 2000, Matsuda debuted for Japan national team against Mexico. After the debut, he played many matches as one of three backs defense. In September, he was elected U-23 Japan for 2000 Summer Olympics 2nd time. However he played only 2 matches instead Koji Nakata got injured in the third game.

In October 2000, Matsuda was elected Japan for 2000 Asian Cup. He played 3 matches and Japan won the champions. In 2001, he was also elected Japan for 2001 Confederations Cup. He played 4 matches and Japan won the 2nd place. At 2002 World Cup, he played full time in all 4 matches. After 2002 World Cup, he did not play in many matches. He was elected Japan for 2004 Asian Cup. Although Japan won the champions, he played only 5 minutes. On January 29, 2005, he played and scored a goal against Kazakhstan. Although this goal is his first goal for Japan, this game became a his last game for Japan. He played 40 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 2005.[1]

Death[edit]

In 2011, Matsuda signed with Matsumoto Yamaga FC, in the Japan Football League.

On 2 August, he collapsed during training due to a cardiac arrest after finishing a 15-minute warmup run, and doctors diagnosed his condition as "extremely severe".[2] Two days later, he died at the age of 34.[3]

Despite releasing him in 2010, his former club Yokohama F. Marinos retired his squad number - 3 - after his death, as an indication of his contribution not only to F.Marinos but to Japan football's development, both at league and international levels.

The funeral was held on 9 August 2011 and attendees included players who once played for Japan and Yokohama F. Marinos.[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
1995 Yokohama Marinos J1 League 33 1 1 0 - - 34 1
1996 16 0 1 0 11 2 - 28 2
1997 31 2 2 0 6 0 - 39 2
1998 12 0 1 0 4 1 - 17 1
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 27 0 3 0 2 0 - 32 0
2000 24 2 2 1 3 0 - 29 3
2001 29 0 1 0 9 0 - 39 0
2002 25 2 1 0 0 0 - 26 2
2003 20 0 0 0 5 0 - 25 0
2004 24 1 1 0 4 0 4 0 33 1
2005 27 1 1 0 4 1 4 0 36 2
2006 29 4 0 0 9 3 - 38 7
2007 8 1 2 0 5 0 - 15 1
2008 30 1 3 0 7 0 - 40 1
2009 31 1 3 0 10 2 - 44 3
2010 19 1 2 0 3 0 - 24 1
2011 Matsumoto Yamaga FC Football League 15 1 - - - 15 1
Country Japan 400 18 24 1 82 9 8 0 506 28
Total 400 18 24 1 82 9 8 0 506 28

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 14 0
2001 10 0
2002 12 0
2003 0 0
2004 3 0
2005 1 1
Total 40 1

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 January 2005 Yokohama, Japan  Kazakhstan 4–0 Win Friendly

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Country[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ "Matsuda still in danger a day after cardiac arrest". Fox Soccer. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Former Japan international Naoki Matsuda dies". Fox News Latino. 4 August 2011. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.

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