Masashi Nakayama

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Masashi Nakayama
Masashi Nakayama-signature-1994.jpg
Nakayama's autograph
Personal information
Full name Masashi Nakayama
Date of birth (1967-09-23) September 23, 1967 (age 54)
Place of birth Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1983–1985 Fujieda Higashi High School
1986–1989 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–2009 Júbilo Iwata 419 (207)
2010–2012 Consadole Sapporo 13 (0)
2015–2020 Azul Claro Numazu 0 (0)
Total 432 (207)
National team
1990–2003 Japan 53 (21)
Honours
Júbilo Iwata
Winner J1 League 1997
Winner J1 League 1999
Winner J1 League 2002
Runner-up J1 League 1998
Runner-up J1 League 2001
Runner-up J1 League 2003
Winner J.League Cup 1998
Runner-up J.League Cup 1994
Runner-up J.League Cup 1997
Runner-up J.League Cup 2001
Winner Emperor's Cup 2003
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2004
Representing  Japan
FIFA Confederations Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Korea-Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masashi Nakayama (中山 雅史, Nakayama Masashi, born September 23, 1967) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Nakayama was born in Fujieda on September 23, 1967. After graduating from University of Tsukuba, he joined Japan Soccer League club Yamaha Motors (later Júbilo Iwata) in 1990. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and the club joined new league, Japan Football League. In 1993, the club won the 2nd place and was promoted to J1 League from 1994. The club won the J1 League champions in 1997, 1999 and 2002. In 1998, he scored 36 goals in 27 matches and became a top scorer. He was also selected MVP award. He also became a top scorer in 2000. This was golden era in the club history and he was one of the central player in golden era. From later 2000s, his opportunity to play decreased. In 2010, he moved to J2 League club Consadole Sapporo at the age of 43. Although the club was promoted to J1 in 2012, he could not play many matches in 3 seasons and retired end of 2012 season. In 2015, he came back as player at Japan Football League club Azul Claro Numazu. The club was promoted to J3 League in 2017. He retired end of 2020 season again without playing in the match at the club.

On July 31, 1990, Nakayama debuted for the Japan national team against North Korea. In 1992, he was selected the Japan for 1992 Asian Cup which held in Japan. He scored 2 goals in the tournament and Japan team won the champions. 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. In November 1997, he scored 2 goals for Japan during 1998 World Cup qualification final round and playoff, leading the Japan to their first ever World Cup. At the 1998 World Cup, Nakayama scored the only goal of the tournament and the first goal for Japan in the history of the World Cup against Jamaica on June 26. He also played at 2001 Confederations Cup and 2002 World Cup which held in Japan. He played 53 games and scored 21 goals for Japan until 2003.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1990/91 Yamaha Motors JSL Division 1 13 4 2 1 - 15 5
1991/92 18 15 1 0 - 19 15
1992 Football League 16 13 2 2 - - 18 15
1993 18 18 1 0 0 0 - 19 18
1994 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 12 3 0 0 0 0 - 12 3
1995 45 18 0 0 - - 45 18
1996 27 9 0 0 13 7 - 40 16
1997 27 18 4 2 11 6 - 42 26
1998 27 36 3 4 0 0 - 30 40
1999 23 6 1 2 1 1 - 25 9
2000 29 20 3 2 4 1 - 36 23
2001 30 16 1 0 8 4 - 39 20
2002 29 16 3 2 7 3 - 39 21
2003 12 3 5 0 2 1 - 19 4
2004 19 3 4 1 5 0 4 1 32 5
2005 29 6 2 0 2 0 1 0 34 6
2006 13 1 1 0 3 1 - 17 2
2007 15 1 2 0 5 1 - 22 2
2008 16 1 2 1 3 1 - 21 3
2009 1 0 1 0 1 0 - 3 0
2010 Consadole Sapporo J2 League 12 0 1 0 - - 13 0
2011 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2012 J1 League 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
2015 Azul Claro Numazu Football League 0 0 - - - 0 0
2016 0 0 - - - 0 0
2017 J3 League 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2018 0 0 - - - 0 0
2019 0 0 - - - 0 0
2020 0 0 - - - 0 0
Country Japan 432 207 36 16 68 27 5 1 541 251
Total 432 207 36 16 68 27 5 1 541 251

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1990 1 0
1991 0 0
1992 6 3
1993 8 4
1994 0 0
1995 4 1
1996 0 0
1997 2 2
1998 10 4
1999 1 0
2000 7 6
2001 8 1
2002 3 0
2003 3 0
Total 53 21

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