|Full name||Nozomi Hiroyama|
|Date of birth||May 6, 1977|
|Place of birth||Sodegaura, Chiba, Japan|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|1996–2000||JEF United Ichihara||120||(12)|
|2005||→ Cerezo Osaka (loan)||15||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 16 November 2012 (UTC).
Hiroyama began his career with his hometown team, JEF United Ichihara, in the Japanese J-League, helping his team to the final of the J. League Cup in 1998, and making 120 appearances and scoring 20 goals in total in his four years with the team.
Hiroyama signed for Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño in 2001, and during his time in South America became the first Japanese footballer to play and score in the Copa Libertadores. He moved to Brazilian side Recife prior to the 2002 season, but never managed to find a way into the team, and left for Europe halfway through the season without making a senior appearance.
Hiroyama signed for Portuguese team Braga in the winter of 2002, but made just 8 appearances for the team before moving on to French side Montpellier; again, Hiroyama was unable to cement a place in the first team, and returned home to Japan prior to the beginning of the 2004 J-League season.
Japan, Part II
Hiroyama quickly established himself at Tokyo Verdy, helping his team win the Emperor's Cup in 2004, and playing in the 2006 AFC Champions League, but was unable to prevent his side being relegated into J2 that same year. He had a brief spell on loan at Cerezo Osaka in 2005, before moving on to J2 side Thespa Kusatsu in 2009,m having made 79 league appearances and scored 11 goals for Tokyo.
On August 17, 2012, Hiroyama announced his retirement from professional football.
|Japan national team|
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- Nozomi Hiroyama at National-Football-Teams.com