Masaaki Sawanobori

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Masaaki Sawanobori
Personal information
Full name Masaaki Sawanobori
Date of birth (1970-01-12) January 12, 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1985–1987 Tokai University Daiichi High School
1988–1991 Tokai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2005 Shimizu S-Pulse 381 (85)
Total 381 (85)
National team
1993–2000 Japan 16 (3)
Honours
Shimizu S-Pulse
Runner-up J1 League 1999
Winner J.League Cup 1996
Runner-up J.League Cup 1992
Runner-up J.League Cup 1993
Winner Emperor's Cup 2001
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1998
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2000
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2005
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masaaki Sawanobori (澤登 正朗, Sawanobori Masaaki, born January 12, 1970) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sawanobori was born in Fujinomiya on January 12, 1970. After graduating from Tokai University, he joined new club Shimizu S-Pulse based in his local Shizuoka Prefecture in 1992. He played as regular player from first season. He was selected "J.League Rookie of the Year" in 1993. In 1996, the club won J.League Cup. In 1999, the club won the 2nd place in J1 League and he was selected "Japanese Footballer of the Year awards". In Asia, the club also won 1999–00 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. In 2001, the club won Emperor's Cup. He retired in 2005. He played 381 games and scored 85 goals in the league.

In April 1993, Sawanobori was selected the Japan national team for 1994 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on April 8, he debuted against Thailand. In 1994, he also played at 1994 Asian Games. In September 1999, he played for Japan for the first time in 5 years. In 2000, he played at 2000 Asian Cup qualification. This qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 16 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2000.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1992 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League - 3 0 10 1 - 13 1
1993 35 7 4 2 1 0 - 40 9
1994 41 7 1 0 1 0 - 43 7
1995 40 13 1 0 - - 41 13
1996 29 9 3 0 16 3 - 48 12
1997 31 11 3 1 6 0 - 40 12
1998 32 10 5 3 4 2 - 41 15
1999 28 9 3 0 4 1 - 35 10
2000 27 3 5 0 4 1 - 36 4
2001 26 9 5 2 2 1 - 33 12
2002 29 3 3 2 7 3 - 39 8
2003 14 2 4 0 2 0 1 1 21 3
2004 24 1 1 0 5 0 - 30 1
2005 25 1 1 0 5 0 - 31 1
Country Japan 381 85 41 10 57 11 1 1 480 107
Total 381 85 41 10 57 11 1 1 480 107

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1993 5 1
1994 6 1
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 1 0
2000 4 1
Total 16 3

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