Masahiro Ando

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Masahiro Ando
Personal information
Full name Masahiro Ando
Date of birth (1972-04-02) April 2, 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Sakado, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
1988–1990 Ogose High School
1991–1994 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Shimizu S-Pulse 115 (16)
1999–2000 Júbilo Iwata 4 (0)
2000 Yokohama F. Marinos 7 (0)
2001 Omiya Ardija 44 (5)
2002 Gamba Osaka 2 (0)
2002 Vegalta Sendai 12 (0)
2003–2005 Omiya Ardija 84 (4)
2003Kyoto Purple Sanga (loan) 3 (0)
Total 271 (25)
National team
1999 Japan 1 (0)
Honours
Shimizu S-Pulse
Runner-up J1 League 1999
Winner J.League Cup 1996
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1998
Júbilo Iwata
Winner J1 League 1999
Yokohama F. Marinos
Runner-up J1 League 2000
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masahiro Ando (Japanese: 安藤 正裕, Ando Masahiro, born April 2, 1972) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Ando was born in Sakado on April 2, 1972. After graduating from Kokushikan University, he joined J1 League club Shimizu S-Pulse in 1995. He became a regular player as right midfielder from 1996. The club won the champions at 1996 J.League Cup. However his opportunity to play decreased behind Daisuke Ichikawa in 1999. In October 1999, he moved to across town to the S-Pulse rivals, Júbilo Iwata. At Júbilo in 1999 season, Júbilo won the champions beat S-Pulse championship playoff. In June 2000, he moved to Yokohama F. Marinos. In 2001, he moved to J2 League club Omiya Ardija and he played as regular player. In 2002, he moved to Gamba Osaka. However he could hardly play in the match. In September 2002, he moved to newly was promoted to J1 League club, Vegalta Sendai and he played many matches as right side back. In 2003, he moved to Ardija again. Although he played as regular player, he moved to Kyoto Purple Sanga competing for stay J1 in October. However he could hardly play in the match and the club was relegated to J2. In 2004, he returned to Ardija. He played as regular player and the club was promoted to J1 from 2005. However his opportunity to play decreased in 2005 and retired end of 2005 season.

In June 1999, Ando was selected for the Japan national team for the 1999 Copa América. At this competition, on July 2, he played against Paraguay.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1995 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 7 0 0 0 - 7 0
1996 30 0 3 0 16 0 49 0
1997 32 2 3 0 6 0 41 2
1998 30 2 5 0 5 1 40 3
1999 16 2 0 0 3 1 19 3
1999 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 4 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2001 Omiya Ardija J2 League 44 5 1 0 2 0 47 5
2002 Gamba Osaka J1 League 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2002 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 12 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
2003 Omiya Ardija J2 League 36 3 0 0 - 36 3
2003 Kyoto Purple Sanga J1 League 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2004 Omiya Ardija J2 League 44 1 2 0 - 46 1
2005 J1 League 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Country Japan 271 15 20 0 34 2 326 17
Total 271 15 20 0 34 2 326 17

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1999 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]