|Date of birth||
May 9, 1980|
|Place of birth||
Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan|
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Norihiro Nishi (西 紀寛 Nishi Norihiro, born May 9, 1980) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.
Nishi was born in Takatsuki on May 9, 1980. After graduating from high school, he joined Júbilo Iwata in 1999. He played many matches from first season. The club won the champions 1999, 2002 J1 League and 2003 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won the champions 1998–99 Asian Club Championship and 2nd place 1999–00 and 2000–01 Asian Club Championship. His opportunity to play decreased for injury from 2004. In 2009 and 2010, he played most matches and the club won 2010 J.League Cup. He moved to Tokyo Verdy in 2012 and played until 2013. After that, he played for Police United (2014) and Okinawa SV (2016). He retired end of 2016 season.
National team career
In September 2000, Nishi was elected Japan U-23 national team for 2000 Summer Olympics, but he did not play in the match.
On April 25, 2004, Nishi debuted for Japan national team against Hungary. In July, he was elected Japan for 2004 Asian Cup. He played 2 matches and Japan won the champions. He played 5 games for Japan in 2004.
National team statistics
Appearances in major competitions
||2004 AFC Asian Cup
Honors and awards