Akinori Nishizawa

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Akinori Nishizawa
Personal information
Full name Akinori Nishizawa
Date of birth (1976-06-18) June 18, 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1992–1994 Shimizu Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Cerezo Osaka 124 (43)
1995–1996Volendam (loan) 0 (0)
2000–2001 Espanyol 6 (0)
2001 Cerezo Osaka 0 (0)
2001–2002 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2002–2006 Cerezo Osaka 148 (41)
2007–2008 Shimizu S-Pulse 43 (5)
2009 Cerezo Osaka 18 (1)
Total 339 (90)
National team
1997–2002 Japan 29 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Akinori Nishizawa (西澤 明訓, Nishizawa Akinori, born June 18, 1976) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Nishizawa was born in Shizuoka on June 18, 1976. After graduating from Shimizu Higashi High School, he joined J1 League club Cerezo Osaka in 1995. He moved to Spanish club Espanyol in December 2000. In July 2001, he moved to English club Bolton Wanderers. During his brief spell playing Bolton Wanderers, he is best remembered for scoring a dramatic late equaliser against Walsall in the League Cup. In 2002, he returned to Cerezo Osaka was relegated to J2 League from 2002. The club won the 2nd place in 2002 and was promoted to J1 League. In 2006, the club was relegated to J2 League. He moved to his local club Shimizu S-Pulse in 2007. He returned to Cerezo Osaka in 2009 and he retired end of 2009 season.

On May 21, 1997, he debuted for the Japan national team against South Korea. Although he played 4 games and scored 2 goals at 1998 World Cup qualification in 1997, he was not selected Japan for 1998 World Cup. In 2000, he played for Japan for the first time in 3 years. At 2000 Asian Cup in October, he played all 6 games and scored 5 goals. Japan won the champions. At 2001 Confederations Cup, he also played 4 games and scored 1 goals. Japan won the 2nd place. He was selected Japan for 2002 World Cup and played 1 game. This match was his last game for Japan. He played 29 games and scored 10 goals for Japan until 2002.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1995 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup League CupTotal
1995/96 Volendam Eerste Divisie 0 0 0 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1996 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 14 3 2 0 11 5 17 8
1997 19 7 2 1 2 2 23 10
1998 32 7 1 0 4 1 37 8
1999 30 11 2 4 3 2 35 17
2000 29 15 0 0 3 2 32 17
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la LigaTotal
2000/01 Espanyol La Liga 6 0 2 0 - 8 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2001 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League CupTotal
2001/02 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2002 Cerezo Osaka J2 League 34 8 1 0 - 35 8
2003 J1 League 24 7 5 1 4 1 33 9
2004 29 8 1 0 5 1 35 9
2005 28 10 2 0 8 4 38 14
2006 33 8 1 0 6 4 40 12
2007 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 22 0 3 2 6 1 31 3
2008 21 5 0 0 8 2 29 7
2009 Cerezo Osaka J2 League 18 1 0 0 - 18 1
Country Japan 333 90 20 8 60 25 413 123
Netherlands 0 0 0 0
Spain 6 0 2 0 - 8 0
England 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1
Total 339 90 22 8 63 26 424 124

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1997 5 2
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 11 6
2001 8 1
2002 5 1
Total 29 10

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