Masashi Motoyama

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Masashi Motoyama
Personal information
Full name Masashi Motoyama
Date of birth (1979-06-20) June 20, 1979 (age 42)
Place of birth Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kelantan United
Youth career
1995–1997 Higashi Fukuoka High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2015 Kashima Antlers 365 (38)
2016–2019 Giravanz Kitakyushu 50 (2)
2021– Kelantan United
National team
1999 Japan U-20 7 (1)
2000 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2000–2006 Japan 28 (0)
Honours
Kashima Antlers
Winner J1 League 1998
Winner J1 League 2000
Winner J1 League 2001
Winner J1 League 2007
Winner J1 League 2008
Winner J1 League 2009
Winner J.League Cup 2000
Winner J.League Cup 2002
Winner J.League Cup 2011
Winner J.League Cup 2012
Winner J.League Cup 2015
Runner-up J.League Cup 1999
Runner-up J.League Cup 2003
Runner-up J.League Cup 2006
Winner Emperor's Cup 2000
Winner Emperor's Cup 2007
Winner Emperor's Cup 2010
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2002
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2004 China
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1999 Nigeria
AFC U-20 Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 1998 Thailand
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Masashi Motoyama (本山 雅志, Motoyama Masashi, born June 20, 1979) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Motoyama was born in Kitakyushu on June 20, 1979. After graduating from Higashi Fukuoka High School, he joined J1 League club Kashima Antlers in 1998. He debuted in July 1998 and he played many matches from 1999 season. In 2000, Antlers won the champions all three major title in Japan; J1 League, J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup first time in J1 League history. The club also won the champions 2001 J1 League for 2 years in a row. In 2002, he was given the number "10" shirt as Bismarck successor. Antlers also won the champions in 2002 J.League Cup.

In 2007 season, he played all 34 matches and Antlers won the champions in J1 League for the first time in 6 years. Antlers also won the champions in 2007 Emperor's Cup. Antlers won the champions in J1 League for 3 years in a row (2007-2009). From 2010 season, although his opportunity to play decreased, Antlers won the champions 2010 Emperor's Cup, 2011 and 2012 J.League Cup. In 2015, he could only play 6 matches and he left the club end of 2015 season.

In 2016, Motoyama moved to his local club Giravanz Kitakyushu in J2 League. He played many matches in 2016 season. However Giravanz was finished at the bottom place of 22 clubs and was relegated to J3 League. From 2017 season, he could not play many matches for injuries. He left the club end of 2019 season. After a year blank, he signed with Malaysia Premier League club Kelantan United in 2021.

In April 1999, Motoyama was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 1999 World Youth Championship. At this tournament, he played all 7 matches as left side midfielder and Japan won the 2nd place. On June 18, 2000, Motoyama debuted for the Japan national team under manager Philippe Troussier against Bolivia. In September 2000, Motoyama was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2000 Summer Olympics. He played 3 matches as substitute midfielder. In September 2003, Motoyama played for Japan under manager Zico for the first time in 3 years. After that, he played many matches as substitute. In 2004, he was selected Japan for 2004 Asian Cup. He played 4 matches and Japan won the champions. He was also member of Japan for 2005 Confederations Cup. He played 28 games for Japan until 2006.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1998 Kashima Antlers J1 League 1 0 4 3 0 0 - 5 3
1999 18 0 0 0 2 0 - 20 0
2000 18 6 5 0 3 1 - 26 7
2001 21 3 3 2 3 0 - 27 5
2002 24 3 4 2 7 1 - 35 6
2003 20 4 4 1 4 1 1 0 29 6
2004 24 3 2 0 0 0 - 26 3
2005 32 5 3 1 0 0 - 35 6
2006 27 2 4 1 7 0 - 38 3
2007 34 2 5 1 9 4 - 48 7
2008 32 3 1 0 2 0 7 3 42 6
2009 27 2 3 0 2 0 6 1 38 3
2010 15 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 22 3
2011 13 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 20 0
2012 17 3 3 0 6 0 - 25 3
2013 24 0 2 0 7 1 - 34 1
2014 12 0 0 0 2 1 - 14 1
2015 6 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 12 0
2016 Giravanz Kitakyushu J2 League 36 0 2 0 - - 38 0
2017 J3 League 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
2018 9 0 - - - 9 0
2019 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Country Japan 415 38 55 12 57 9 21 4 548 63
Total 415 38 55 12 57 9 21 4 548 63

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2000 3 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 3 0
2004 12 0
2005 8 0
2006 2 0
Total 28 0

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