Masahiro Fukuda

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Masahiro Fukuda
福田正博.jpg
Personal information
Full name Masahiro Fukuda
Date of birth (1966-12-27) December 27, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1982–1984 Sagami Institute of Technology High School
1985–1988 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2002 Urawa Reds 287 (143)
Total 287 (143)
National team
1990–1995 Japan 45 (9)
Honours
Urawa Reds
Runner-up J.League Cup 2002
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masahiro Fukuda (福田 正博, Fukuda Masahiro, born December 27, 1966) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Fukuda was born in Yokohama on December 27, 1966. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Mitsubishi Motors (later Urawa Reds) in 1989. In 1989/90 season, he scored 36 goals in 26 matches and became a top scorer. The club also won the champions and was promoted to Division 1. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and founded new league J1 League. The club finished at the bottom place in 1993 and 1994 season. n 1995, he scored 32 goals and became a top scorer. In 2002, the club won the 2nd place at J.League Cup. He retired end of 2002 season.

On July 27, 1990, Fukuda debuted for the Japan national team against South Korea. In 1992, he was selected the Japan for Asian Cup which held in Japan. He played 4 games and scored 1 goal in the semifinal against China. Japan won the champions first time. In 1993, he played at 1994 World Cup qualification in Doha. However Japan failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. It was known as the "Agony of Doha" (ドーハの悲劇) in Japan. He played 45 games and scored 9 goals for Japan until 1995.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1989/90 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 2 26 36 0 0 1 0 27 36
1990/91 JSL Division 1 18 7 2 0 0 0 20 7
1991/92 15 7 3 2 0 0 18 9
1992 Urawa Reds J1 League - 4 2 9 4 13 6
1993 27 4 2 3 0 0 29 7
1994 25 6 3 2 0 0 28 8
1995 50 32 3 2 - 53 34
1996 4 3 0 0 7 4 11 7
1997 29 21 0 0 8 4 37 25
1998 17 7 3 4 0 0 20 11
1999 23 13 2 1 4 0 29 14
2000 J2 League 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
2001 J1 League 14 2 4 0 3 0 21 2
2002 27 3 1 0 9 1 37 4
Country Japan 287 143 27 16 41 13 355 172
Total 287 143 27 16 41 13 355 172

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1990 5 0
1991 2 0
1992 8 3
1993 15 3
1994 0 0
1995 15 3
Total 45 9

References[change | change source]

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

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