Eiji Kawashima

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Eiji Kawashima
Eiji Kawashima press conference.jpg
Personal information
Full name Eiji Kawashima
Date of birth (1983-03-20) March 20, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Lierse
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2003
2004-2006
2007-2010
2010-2012
2012-
Omiya Ardija
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Kawasaki Frontale
Lierse
Standard Liège
National team
2008- Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
In this Japanese name, the family name is Kawashima.

Eiji Kawashima (川島 永嗣, Kawashima Eiji, born March 20, 1983) is a Japanese professional sportsman. He is best known as an association football player.[1] He has played for the Japan national football team.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Kawasaki played for three J. League clubs before moving to Europe to be a goalkeeper for Lierse and Standard Liège.[3]

As a member of Japan's national team, Kawashima helped develop a program to improve the foreign language skills of Japanese athletes and coaches who play and coach internationally. He is fluent in English and Italian. He works to improve speaking and listening skills in Dutch, French and Portuguese skills.[3]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
2001 Omiya Ardija[1] J. League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2002 8 0 4 0 - - 12 0
2003 33 0 0 0 - - 33 0
2004 Nagoya Grampus[1] J. League 1 4 0 0 0 8 0 - 12 0
2005 3 0 1 0 6 0 - 10 0
2006 10 0 0 0 4 0 - 14 0
2007 Kawasaki Frontale[1] J. League 1 34 0 4 0 3 0 7 0 41 0
2008 34 0 1 0 1 0 - 36 0
2009 34 0 1 0 3 0 9 0 47 0
2010
2010-2011 Lierse[1]
2011-2012
2012-2013 Standard Liège[1]
Country Japan 160 0 11 0 25 0 16 0 212 0
Total 160 0 11 0 25 0 16 0 212 0

International career statistics[change | change source]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2008 1 0
2009 7 0
2010 8 0
2011 12 0
2012
Total 28 0

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Soccerway.com, E. Kwashima; retrieved 2012-8-29.
  2. NationalFootballTeams.com, Eiji Kwashima; retrieved 2012-8-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nagatsuka, Kaz. "Language skills key for Kawashima," Japan Times June 17, 2012; excerpt, "Kawashima noted how vital it is to be able to communicate with teammates and coaches in their native languages... 'and that leads to maximizing your performance'"; retrieved 2012-8-29 (archived)

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