Naoki Matsuda

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Naoki Matsuda
Personal information
Full name Naoki Matsuda
Date of birth March 14, 1977(1977-03-14)
Place of birth Gunma, Japan
Date of death August 4, 2011(2011-08-04) (aged 34)
Place of death Matsumoto, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995-2010
2011
Yokohama Marinos / Yokohama F. Marinos
Matsumoto Yamaga
National team
2000-2005 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Naoki Matsuda (松田 直樹 Matsuda Naoki?, March 14, 1977 - August 4, 2011) was a Japanese football player. He has played for the Japanese national team.

Career[change | change source]

Matsuda played 40 times for Japanese national team. He was part of the Japanese team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

From 1995 through 2010, Matsuda played 385 J. League 1 games for the Yokohama F. Marinos.

Sudden death[change | change source]

During practice on August 2, 2011, he collapsed from a heatstroke and a heart attack. He was rushed to hospital.[1] He was put on life support, but died from "sudden cardiac failure" on August 4.[2]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
1995 Yokohama Marinos J. League 1 33 1 1 0 - - 34 1
1996 16 0 1 0 11 2 - 28 2
1997 31 2 2 0 6 0 - 39 2
1998 12 0 1 0 4 1 - 17 1
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos J. League 1 27 0 3 0 2 0 - 32 0
2000 24 2 2 1 3 0 - 29 3
2001 29 0 1 0 9 0 - 39 0
2002 25 2 1 0 0 0 - 26 2
2003 20 0 0 0 5 0 - 25 0
2004 24 1 1 0 4 0 4 0 33 1
2005 27 1 1 0 4 1 4 0 36 2
2006 29 4 0 0 9 3 - 38 7
2007 8 1 2 0 5 0 - 15 1
2008 30 1 3 0 7 0 - 40 1
2009 31 1 3 0 10 2 - 44 3
2010 19 1 3 0 3 0 - 25 1
2011 Matsumoto Yamaga Football League 15 1 0 0 - - 15 1
Country Japan 400 17 25 1 82 9 8 0 515 28
Total 400 17 25 1 82 9 8 0 515 28

International career statistics[change | change source]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 14 0
2001 10 0
2002 12 0
2003 0 0
2004 3 0
2005 1 1
Total 40 1

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda dies of heart attack aged 34," The Guardian (UK. August 4, 2011; retrieved 2011-10-22.
  2. Hughes, Rob. "A Soccer Player’s Tragic Death." New York Times (US). August 4, 2011; retrieved 2011-10-22.