Kazuya Maekawa

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Kazuya Maekawa
Personal information
Full name Kazuya Maekawa
Date of birth (1968-03-22) March 22, 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Hirado, Nagasaki, Japan
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1983–1985 Hirado High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1999 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 210 (0)
2000–2001 Oita Trinita 75 (0)
Total 285 (0)
National team
1992–1996 Japan 17 (0)
Honours
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Runner-up J1 League 1994
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1987
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1995
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1996
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1999
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazuya Maekawa (前川 和也, Maekawa Kazuya, born March 22, 1968) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His son Daiya Maekawa is also footballer.

Biography[change | change source]

Maekawa was born in Hirado on March 22, 1968. After graduating from Hirado High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Mazda (later Sanfrecce Hiroshima) in 1986. He became a regular goalkeeper from 1989. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and the club joined new league, J1 League. The club won the 2nd place in 1994. However he lost his regular position behind young player Takashi Shimoda from 1998. In 2000, he moved to J2 League club Oita Trinita and played for the club in 2 seasons. He retired end of the 2001 season.

On June 7, 1992, Maekawa debuted for the Japan national team against Wales. In 1992, he was selected the Japan for 1992 Asian Cup which held in Japan and Japan team won the champions. At the Asian Cup, although he was a reserve goalkeeper, he played semifinal and final instead a regular goalkeeper Shigetatsu Matsunaga who received a red card in semifinal. Maekawa played 17 games for Japan until 1996.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1986/87 Mazda JSL Division 1 0 0 0 0
1987/88 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988/89 JSL Division 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
1989/90 30 0 2 0 32 0
1990/91 30 0 3 0 33 0
1991/92 JSL Division 1 20 0 2 0 22 0
1992 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League - 0 0 2 0 2 0
1993 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1994 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
1995 37 0 0 0 - 37 0
1996 25 0 5 0 14 0 44 0
1997 24 0 0 0 6 0 30 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2000 Oita Trinita J2 League 37 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2001 38 0 2 0 2 0 42 0
Country Japan 285 0 12 0 33 0 330 0
Total 285 0 12 0 33 0 330 0

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1992 3 0
1993 2 0
1994 2 0
1995 5 0
1996 5 0
Total 17 0

References[change | change source]

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

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