Nobuhiro Takeda

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Nobuhiro Takeda
Personal information
Full name Nobuhiro Takeda
Date of birth (1967-05-10) May 10, 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1983–1985 Shimizu Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1997 Verdy Kawasaki 243 (108)
1996 Júbilo Iwata (loan) 24 (4)
1997 Kyoto Purple Sanga 16 (9)
1998–1999 JEF United Ichihara 57 (19)
2000–2001 Tokyo Verdy 19 (2)
2000 Sportivo Luqueño (loan) 2 (0)
Total 359 (142)
National team
1987–1994 Japan 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nobuhiro Takeda (武田 修宏, Takeda Nobuhiro, born May 10, 1967) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He was a forward and known as a superb opportunistic goal-scorer, making most of his quick thinking and canny positioning. He currently works at Nippon Television and belongs to an entertainment agency Horipro as a sportscaster.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

He was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School. He joined Japan Soccer League side Yomiuri in 1986. When Japan's first-ever professional league J1 League started in 1993, Yomiuri was transformed to Verdy Kawasaki for whom he continued to play. His partnership with Kazuyoshi Miura up front was one of the key elements that brought successes to the club in the late 80's and early 90's. He was transferred to Júbilo Iwata for the 1996 season but came back to Verdy (1997), then moved to Kyoto Purple Sanga (July 1997-December 1997), JEF United Ichihara (1998–1999), again Verdy (2000), Paraguayan side Sportivo Luqueño (June 2000-December 2000), and finished his playing career at Verdy (2001).

International[edit]

He played 18 times for the Japanese national team between 1987 and 1994. He made his international debut on April 8, 1987 in a 1988 Olympics qualifier against Indonesia at the Tokyo National Olympic Stadium. He scored his sole international goal in the match. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 AFC Asian Cup but he did not play in the tournament.

Under national coach Hans Ooft, Japan reached the AFC final qualifying stage for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He was on the pitch, after replacing Masashi Nakayama in the 81st minute, when Japan's hope to play in the finals in the U.S.A. was dashed by an injury-time Iraqi equaliser in the last qualifier, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the Agony of Doha.

Club statistics[edit]

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
1986/87 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 22 11 0 0 5 3 27 14
1987/88 21 5 4 0 1 0 26 5
1988/89 15 4 3 2 3 0 21 6
1989/90 22 13 4 1 4 1 30 15
1990/91 22 9 1 0 2 0 25 9
1991/92 20 6 5 5 5 5 30 16
1992 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League - 5 1 11 4 16 5
1993 36 17 3 0 1 0 40 17
1994 40 23 0 0 3 1 43 24
1995 41 20 1 1 - 42 21
1996 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 24 4 1 0 14 2 39 6
1997 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 4 0 0 0 6 1 10 1
1997 Kyoto Purple Sanga J1 League 16 9 2 1 0 0 18 10
1998 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 33 13 1 0 6 2 40 15
1999 24 6 0 0 2 1 26 7
2000 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 19 2 0 0 2 0 21 2
Country Japan 359 142 35 14 61 17 455 173
Total 359 142 35 14 61 17 455 173

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1987 4 1
1988 0 0
1989 0 0
1990 4 0
1991 2 0
1992 2 0
1993 4 0
1994 2 0
Total 18 1

Honors and awards[edit]

Team honors[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Takeda Nobuhiro no Super Cup Soccer - Super Famicom videogame, released November 26, 1993
  • Takeda Nobuhiro no Ace Striker - Game Boy videogame, released February 18, 1994
  • Takeda Nobuhiro no Super League Soccer - Super Famicom videogame, released November 25, 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ website by Horipro (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Nobuhiro Takeda at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]