Akira Narahashi

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Akira Narahashi
Personal information
Full name Akira Narahashi
Date of birth (1971-11-26) November 26, 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1987–1989 Chiba Eiwa High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Bellmare Hiratsuka 199 (21)
1997–2006 Kashima Antlers 196 (16)
2007 Shonan Bellmare 1 (0)
Total 396 (37)
National team
1994–2003 Japan 38 (0)
Honours
Shonan Bellmare
Winner Emperor's Cup 1994
Kashima Antlers
Winner J1 League 1998
Winner J1 League 2000
Winner J1 League 2001
Runner-up J1 League 1997
Winner J.League Cup 1997
Winner J.League Cup 2000
Winner J.League Cup 2002
Runner-up J.League Cup 1999
Runner-up J.League Cup 2003
Runner-up J.League Cup 2006
Winner Emperor's Cup 1997
Winner Emperor's Cup 2000
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2002
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Akira Narahashi (名良橋 晃, Narahashi Akira, born November 26, 1971) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Narahashi was born in Chiba on November 26, 1971. After graduating from Chiba Eiwa High School in 1990, he joined Fujita Industries (later Bellmare Hiratsuka, Shonan Bellmare) playing in the Japan Soccer League Division 2. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and the club joined new league Japan Football League. The club won the champions in 1993 and was promoted to J1 League. In 1994, the club won the Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club also won 1995 Asian Cup Winners' Cup.

Narahashi moved to Kashima Antlers in 1997. The presence of Jorginho at Kashima propelled his decision to move as he aspired to learn the trade under the Brazilian international full back. In 2000, the club won all three major title in Japan; J1 League, J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup first time in J1 League history. The club won J1 League 3 times, J.League Cup 3 times and Emperor's Cup 2 times. From the mid 2000s, his opportunities to play decreased. At the end of the 2006 season, Kashima announced that they wouldn't renew his contract.

Narahashi returned to Bellmare in February 2007 but was released in August 2007. On February 1, 2008, he announced his retirement from professional football.

On September 27, 1994, Narahashi debuted for the Japan national team against Australia. He competed with Hiroshige Yanagimoto for regular of right side-back. Yanagimoto got hurt in 1997, Narahashi became a regular. At 1998 World Cup qualification, Japan won the qualify for 1998 World Cup first time in Japan's history. In 1998, he played in all 3 matches at 1998 World Cup.

After 2002 World Cup, in October, Narahashi was selected Japan by new manager Zico for the first time in 4 years. He was also selected Japan for 2003 Confederations Cup, but he did not play in the match. He played 38 games for Japan until 2003.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1990/91 Fujita Industries JSL Division 2 25 5 1 0 - 26 5
1991/92 25 3 3 0 - 28 3
1992 Football League 18 1 4 0 - - 22 1
1993 17 5 1 0 5 0 - 23 5
1994 Bellmare Hiratsuka J1 League 39 2 4 0 1 0 - 44 2
1995 46 4 2 0 - - 48 4
1996 29 1 3 0 14 1 - 46 2
1997 Kashima Antlers J1 League 17 1 5 0 7 1 - 29 2
1998 33 5 4 0 1 0 - 38 5
1999 15 2 2 1 7 1 - 24 4
2000 26 3 4 0 7 1 - 37 4
2001 27 3 3 0 6 0 - 36 3
2002 25 1 5 0 8 0 - 38 1
2003 27 1 0 0 4 0 3 0 34 1
2004 12 0 0 0 4 0 - 16 0
2005 11 0 3 0 0 0 - 14 0
2006 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 0
2007 Shonan Bellmare J2 League 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
Country Japan 396 37 40 1 68 4 3 0 507 42
Total 396 37 40 1 68 4 3 0 507 42

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1994 1 0
1995 9 0
1996 0 0
1997 13 0
1998 9 0
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 0 0
2002 2 0
2003 4 0
Total 38 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Akira Narahashi at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Akira Narahashi at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites[change | change source]