Nobuyuki Kojima

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Nobuyuki Kojima
Personal information
Full name Nobuyuki Kojima
Date of birth (1966-01-17) January 17, 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1981–1983 Niijima Gakuen High School
1984–1987 Doshisha University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1998 Bellmare Hiratsuka 186 (0)
1999–2001 Avispa Fukuoka 67 (0)
2002–2005 Thespa Kusatsu 67 (0)
Total 320 (0)
National team
1995–1996 Japan 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nobuyuki Kojima (小島 伸幸, Kojima Nobuyuki, born January 17, 1966) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kojima was born in Maebashi on January 17, 1966. After graduating from Doshisha University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Fujita Industries (later Bellmare Hiratsuka) in 1988. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and the club joined new league, Japan Football League. The club won the champions in 1993 and was promoted to J1 League from 1994. He became a regular goalkeeper from 1994. The club won the champions in the 1994 Emperor's Cup. At the end of 1998, Bellmare released their main players including Kojima as well as Wagner Lopes, Hong Myung-bo, Kazuaki Tasaka and Yoshihiro Natsuka due to their financial problems. Kojima moved to Avispa Fukuoka in 1999. The club was relegated to J2 League end of 2001 season. In 2002, he moved to his local club Thespa Kusatsu which club played in Prefectural Leagues. The club was promoted to Regional Leagues in 2003, Japan Football League in 2004 and J2 League in 2005. He retired end of 2005 season.

In January 1995, Kojima was selected the Japan national team for 1995 King Fahd Cup, but did not play any game in the tournament. His debut came on June 6 against Brazil. He played 4 games for Japan until 1996. He was in the squad for the 1996 Asian Cup and 1998 World Cup as reserve goalkeeper but did not play any game in the tournament.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1988/89 Fujita Industries JSL Division 1 5 0 5 0
1989/90 7 0 0 0 7 0
1990/91 JSL Division 2 2 0 1 0 3 0
1991/92 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Football League 0 0 - 0 0
1993 0 0 0 0
1994 Bellmare Hiratsuka J1 League 41 0 5 0 1 0 47 0
1995 47 0 2 0 - 49 0
1996 29 0 3 0 15 0 47 0
1997 21 0 3 0 0 0 24 0
1998 34 0 0 0 34 0
1999 Avispa Fukuoka J1 League 29 0 2 0 3 0 34 0
2000 30 0 1 0 2 0 33 0
2001 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
2002 Thespa Kusatsu Prefectural Leagues 6 0 3 0 - 9 0
2003 Regional Leagues 12 0 2 0 - 14 0
2004 Football League 26 0 5 0 - 31 0
2005 J2 League 23 0 1 0 - 24 0
Country Japan 320 0 27 0 23 0 370 0
Total 320 0 27 0 23 0 370 0

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1995 3 0
1996 1 0
Total 4 0

References[change | change source]

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

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