Tatsuhiko Kubo

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Tatsuhiko Kubo
久保 竜彦
Personal information
Full name Tatsuhiko Kubo
Date of birth (1976-06-18) June 18, 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Chikuzen, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2002 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 183 (67)
2003–2006 Yokohama F. Marinos 83 (26)
2007 Yokohama FC 8 (1)
2008–2009 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 27 (3)
2010–2011 Zweigen Kanazawa 50 (15)
Total 351 (112)
National team
1998–2006 Japan 32 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tatsuhiko Kubo (久保 竜彦, Kubo Tatsuhiko, born June 18, 1976) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Kubo was born in Chikuzen, Fukuoka on June 18, 1976. After graduating from high school, he joined Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 1995. He debuted in 1996 and became a regular striker as Takuya Takagi successor from 1998. However the club was relegated to J2 League in 2002. He moved to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2003. In 2003, the club won the champions J1 League. He was also elected Best Eleven and Japanese Footballer of the Year awards. However his opportunity to play decreased for low back pain from 2004. He moved to Yokohama FC in 2007. However the club was relegated to J2 League and he also did not play many matches. After that, he returned to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2008 and moved to Zweigen Kanazawa in 2010. He retired end of 2011 season.

National team career[edit]

After 1998 World Cup, in October 1998, Kubo was elected Japan national team by new manager Philippe Troussier. On October 28, he debuted for Japan against Egypt. Although he played at 2000 Asian Cup and 2001 Confederations Cup, his opportunity to play in the matches was few and he was not elected Japan for 2002 World Cup. After 2002 World Cup, in December 2003, he was elected Japan for 2003 East Asian Football Championship and he scored 2 goals against China. This goals wewe his first goal for Japan. In the first half of 2004, he played as striker and scored 6 goals in 9 games. However, he did not play for low back pain from late 2004. From February 2006, he came back to Japan and he scored 3 goals in 6 matches, however he was not elected Japan for 2006 World Cup. He played 32 games and scored 11 goals for Japan until 2006.[1]

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 League Cup Asia Total
1995 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1996 22 2 3 0 10 4 - 35 6
1997 22 7 2 0 5 1 - 29 8
1998 32 12 3 2 3 0 - 38 14
1999 25 13 0 0 4 1 - 29 14
2000 24 11 2 1 3 0 - 29 12
2001 30 15 2 0 6 4 - 38 19
2002 28 7 4 2 0 0 - 32 9
2003 Yokohama F. Marinos 25 16 2 1 4 0 - 31 17
2004 19 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 23 6
2005 10 1 2 4 1 0 2 0 15 5
2006 29 5 2 1 4 3 - 35 9
2007 Yokohama FC 8 1 0 0 1 0 - 9 1
2008 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J2 League 25 3 2 1 - - 27 4
2009 J1 League 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
2010 Zweigen Kanazawa Football League 27 9 2 0 - - 29 9
2011 23 6 2 0 - - 25 6
Career total 351 112 28 12 41 13 6 2 426 139

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 1 0
1999 1 0
2000 5 0
2001 2 0
2002 5 0
2003 3 2
2004 9 6
2005 0 0
2006 6 3
Total 32 11

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

Yokohama F. Marinos

National team career statistics[edit]

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 2000 AFC Asian Cup Senior 1 0 0 Champions
 Japan East Asian Cup 2003 Senior 3 0 2 2nd Place
 Japan 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 1 2 2 Qualified
 Japan 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 1 0 2 Qualified

National team goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. December 4, 2003 Tokyo, Japan  China PR 2-0 Won East Asian Football Championship 2003
2. December 4, 2003 Tokyo, Japan  China PR 2-0 Won East Asian Football Championship 2003
3. February 18, 2004 Saitama, Japan  Oman 1-0 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. April 25, 2004 Zalaegerszeg, Hungary  Hungary 2-3 Lost Friendly
5. April 28, 2004 Prague, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 1-0 Won Friendly
6. May 30, 2004 Manchester, England  Iceland 3-2 Won Friendly
7. May 30, 2004 Manchester, England  Iceland 3-2 Won Friendly
8. June 9, 2004 Saitama, Japan  India 7-0 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. February 18, 2006 Shizuoka, Japan  Finland 2-0 Won Friendly
10. February 22, 2006 Yokohama, Japan  India 6-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
11. February 22, 2006 Yokohama, Japan  India 6-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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