Akihiro Nagashima Personal information Full name
Akihiro Nagashima Date of birth
April 9, 1964 Place of birth
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan Height
1.82 m (5 ft 11 in) + 1⁄ 2 Position(s)
Forward Youth career 1980–1982
Mikage Technical High School Senior career* Years
( Gls) 1983–1993
(67) National team 1990–1991
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Akihiro Nagashima ( is a former 永島 昭浩, Nagashima Akihiro, born April 9, 1964) Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.
Nagashima was born in
Kobe on April 9, 1964. After graduating from Mikage Technical High School, he joined Regional Leagues club Matsushita Electric (later Gamba Osaka) in 1983. In 1984, the club was promoted to Japan Soccer League. The club won 1990 Emperor's Cup. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and founded new league J1 League. On June 5, 1993, he score a hat-trick against Nagoya Grampus Eight. He became the first player in J1 League to score a hat-trick as Japanese player. In 1994, he moved to Shimizu S-Pulse.
In January 1995,
Great Hanshin earthquake occurred in his local Kobe. In June, Nagashima moved to Japan Football League club Vissel Kobe to encourage disaster area. In 1996, the club won the 2nd place and was promoted to J1 League. He played 138 games and scored 67 goals for the club. He retired in 2000.
On July 27, 1990, Nagashima debuted for
Japan national team against South Korea. He played 4 games for Japan until 1991.