Shinji Murai

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Shinji Murai
Personal information
Full name Shinji Murai
Date of birth (1979-12-01) December 1, 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 JEF United Ichihara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 JEF United Ichihara 116 (7)
2005–2009 Júbilo Iwata 112 (4)
2010–2011 JEF United Chiba 22 (3)
2012–2013 Oita Trinita 44 (5)
Total 294 (19)
National team
2005–2006 Japan 5 (0)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shinji Murai (村井 慎二, Murai Shinji, born December 1, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Murai was born in Chiba on December 1, 1979. He joined his local club JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) from their youth team in 1998. He became a regular player as left midfielder from 2001. The club won the 3rd place in the 2001 and 2003 J1 League. He moved to Júbilo Iwata with teammate Takayuki Chano in 2005. He played many matches until 2009 except when he injured in 2006. He left the club with Chano end of 2009 season for generational change and he returned to JEF United Chiba with Chano in 2010. He moved to Oita Trinita in 2012 and played until 2013.

In July 2005, Murai was selected the Japan national team for 2005 East Asian Football Championship. At this tournament, on August 3, he debuted against China. He played 5 games for Japan until 2006.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1998 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 4 1 0 0 0 0 - 4 1
1999 1 0 0 0 2 0 - 3 0
2000 2 0 0 0 2 0 - 4 0
2001 25 1 3 0 5 0 - 33 1
2002 26 2 0 0 5 2 - 31 4
2003 29 2 3 3 3 0 - 35 5
2004 29 1 1 0 5 0 - 35 1
2005 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 30 0 3 0 1 0 4 0 38 0
2006 11 1 0 0 2 1 - 13 2
2007 23 2 0 0 5 0 - 28 2
2008 24 0 0 0 2 0 - 26 0
2009 24 1 1 0 4 0 - 29 0
2010 JEF United Chiba J2 League 4 1 2 0 - - 6 1
2011 18 2 2 0 - - 20 2
2012 Oita Trinita J2 League 37 5 0 0 - - 37 5
2013 J1 League 7 0 0 0 3 0 - 10 0
Country Japan 294 19 15 3 39 3 4 0 352 25
Total 294 19 15 3 39 3 4 0 352 25

[3]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2005 3 0
2006 2 0
Total 5 0

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]