Hiroyuki Shirai

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Hiroyuki Shirai
Personal information
Full name Hiroyuki Shirai
Date of birth (1974-06-17) June 17, 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990–1992 Tokai University Daiichi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Shimizu S-Pulse 43 (2)
1997 Verdy Kawasaki 17 (0)
1998 Cerezo Osaka 21 (0)
2000–2005 Shonan Bellmare 126 (2)
2006–2007 Vegalta Sendai 31 (0)
2008 FC Ryukyu 3 (0)
Total 241 (4)
National team
1996 Japan U-23 2 (0)
Honours
Shimizu S-Pulse
Winner J.League Cup 1996
Runner-up J.League Cup 1993
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hiroyuki Shirai (白井 博幸, Shirai Hiroyuki, born June 17, 1974) is a former Japanese football player.

Biography[change | change source]

Shirai was born in Fuji on June 17, 1974. After graduating from Tokai University Daiichi High School, he joined his local club Shimizu S-Pulse in 1993. However his opportunity to play increased, he could hardly play in the match in 1996. He moved to Verdy Kawasaki (1997) and Cerezo Osaka (1998). After a year's blank, he joined J2 League club Shonan Bellmare in 2000. He played for Bellmare in 6 seasons. He moved to Vegalta Sendai in 2006. Initially he played as regular player. However he lost regular position for injury in June 2006. He moved to Japan Football League club FC Ryukyu in 2008. However he could hardly play in the match for injury. He retired end of 2008 season.

In July 1996, Shirai was selected Japan U-23 national team for 1996 Summer Olympics. At this tournament, he played 2 matches. Although Japan won 2 matches, Japan lost at First round. At this time, Japan won Brazil in first game. It was known as "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1993 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1994 14 1 1 0 0 0 15 0
1995 24 1 1 0 - 25 1
1996 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
1997 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 17 0 1 0 2 0 20 0
1998 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 21 0 0 0 4 0 25 0
2000 Shonan Bellmare J2 League 21 0 0 0 1 0 22 0
2001 15 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
2002 33 0 3 0 - 36 0
2003 30 2 4 0 - 34 2
2004 17 0 1 0 - 18 0
2005 10 0 0 0 - 10 0
2006 Vegalta Sendai J2 League 19 0 0 0 - 19 0
2007 12 0 1 0 - 13 0
2008 FC Ryukyu Football League 3 0 - - 3 0
Country Japan 241 4 12 0 10 0 263 4
Total 241 4 12 0 10 0 263 4

References[change | change source]

  1. Hiroyuki Shirai at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata

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