Masanao Sasaki

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Masanao Sasaki
Personal information
Full name Masanao Sasaki
Date of birth (1962-06-19) June 19, 1962 (age 59)
Place of birth Chiba, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1978–1980 Ichihara Midori High School
1981–1984 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 Honda 121 (10)
1991–1992 All Nippon Airways 17 (1)
1992–1993 JEF United Ichihara 18 (1)
1994 Kashiwa Reysol 4 (0)
Total 160 (12)
National team
1988–1991 Japan 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masanao Sasaki (佐々木 雅尚, Sasaki Masanao, born June 19, 1962) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sasaki was born in Chiba Prefecture on June 19, 1962. After graduating from Kokushikan University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Honda in 1985. He played 121 matches und scored 10 goals for the club. He moved to All Nippon Airways in 1991. He also played at his local club JEF United Ichihara (1992–93) and Kashiwa Reysol (1994). He retired in 1994.

On June 2, 1988, Sasaki debuted for the Japan national team against China. In 1989 and 1990, he played all matches included 1990 World Cup qualification and 1990 Asian Games. He played 20 games for Japan until 1991.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1985/86 Honda JSL Division 1 18 2 2 0 20 2
1986/87 22 2 4 1 26 3
1987/88 20 3 3 2 23 5
1988/89 20 3 1 0 21 3
1989/90 22 0 2 1 24 1
1990/91 19 0 4 0 23 0
1991/92 All Nippon Airways JSL Division 1 17 1 1 0 18 1
1992 JEF United Ichihara J1 League - 6 1 6 1
1993 18 1 0 0 0 0 18 1
1994 Kashiwa Reysol Football League 4 0 0 0 - 4 0
Country Japan 160 12 2 0 23 5 185 17
Total 160 12 2 0 23 5 185 17

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1988 2 0
1989 11 0
1990 6 0
1991 1 0
Total 20 0

References[change | change source]

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

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