Shusaku Nishikawa

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Shusaku Nishikawa
Shusaku Nishikawa.jpg
Nishikawa playing for Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2011
Personal information
Full name Shusaku Nishikawa
Date of birth (1986-06-18) June 18, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Usa, Oita, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Urawa Reds
Youth career
2002–2004 Oita Trinita
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Oita Trinita 118 (0)
2010–2013 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 135 (0)
2014– Urawa Reds 237 (0)
National team
2005 Japan U-20 4 (0)
2008 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2009–2017 Japan 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Shusaku Nishikawa (西川 周作, Nishikawa Shusaku, born June 18, 1986) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Nishikawa was born in Usa on June 18, 1986. He joined J1 League club Oita Trinita in 2005. In summer 2005, he debuted and became a first choice goalkeeper instead veteran goalkkeper Hayato Okanaka. Oita won the champions in the 2008 J.League Cup with young players, Masato Morishige, Hiroshi Kiyotake and Mu Kanazaki. However Oita was relegated to J2 League end of 2009 season and Oita released their main players including Nishikawa due to their financial problems. Nishikawa moved to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2010. Hiroshima won the J1 League champions in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he moved to Urawa Reds. Urawa won the 2nd place in the 2014 and 2016 J1 League. In 2017, Urawa won the champions at 2017 AFC Champions League.

In 2005, Nishikawa was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2005 World Youth Championship and he played all 4 matches. In 2008, he was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2008 Summer Olympics and he played all 3 matches. In October 2019, he was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Asian Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Hong Kong on October 8. However he could not play many matches behind Eiji Kawashima. In 2011, he participated 2011 Asian Cup. He played 2 matches and Japan won the champions. He also participated 2014 World Cup. From 2015, he played many matches instead Kawashima. He played 31 games for Japan until 2016.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2005 Oita Trinita J1 League 21 0 2 0 1 0 - 24 0
2006 30 0 1 0 5 0 - 36 0
2007 11 0 2 0 2 0 - 15 0
2008 22 0 0 0 5 0 - 27 0
2009 34 0 1 0 3 0 - 38 0
2010 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 34 0 1 0 4 0 5 0 44 0
2011 34 0 0 0 1 0 - 35 0
2012 34 0 0 0 4 0 - 38 0
2013 33 0 3 0 1 0 5 0 42 0
2014 Urawa Reds J1 League 34 0 2 0 2 0 - 38 0
2015 34 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 42 0
2016 34 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 43 0
2017 34 0 0 0 2 0 13 0 49 0
2018 34 0 6 0 5 0 - 45 0
2019 33 0 2 0 2 0 13 0 37 0
2020 34 0 - 1 0 - 35 0
2021
Country Japan 490 0 23 0 39 0 49 0 601 0
Total 490 0 23 0 39 0 49 0 601 0

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2009 1 0
2010 2 0
2011 4 0
2012 1 0
2013 4 0
2014 3 0
2015 8 0
2016 8 0
Total 31 0

References[change | change source]

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

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