Tatsuhiko Kubo

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Tatsuhiko Kubo
Personal information
Full name Tatsuhiko Kubo
Date of birth (1976-06-18) June 18, 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Chikuzen, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1992–1994 Chikuyo Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2002 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 183 (67)
2003–2006 Yokohama F. Marinos 83 (26)
2007 Yokohama FC 8 (1)
2008–2009 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 27 (3)
2010–2011 Zweigen Kanazawa 50 (15)
Total 351 (112)
National team
1998–2006 Japan 32 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tatsuhiko Kubo (久保 竜彦, Kubo Tatsuhiko, born June 18, 1976) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kubo was born in Chikuzen, Fukuoka on June 18, 1976. After graduating from Chikuyo Gakuen High School, he joined J1 League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 1995. He debuted in 1996 and became a regular striker as Takuya Takagi successor from 1998. However the club was relegated to J2 League in 2002. He moved to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2003. In 2003, the club won the champions J1 League. He was also selected Best Eleven and "Japanese Footballer of the Year award". However his opportunity to play decreased for low back pain from 2004. He moved to Yokohama FC in 2007. However the club was relegated to J2 and he also did not play many matches. After that, he returned to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2008 and moved to Japan Football League club Zweigen Kanazawa in 2010. He retired end of 2011 season.

After 1998 World Cup, in October 1998, Kubo was selected the Japan national team by new manager Philippe Troussier. On October 28, he debuted for Japan against Egypt. Although he played at 2000 Asian Cup and 2001 Confederations Cup, his opportunity to play in the matches was few and he was not selected Japan for 2002 World Cup. After 2002 World Cup, in December 2003, he was selected Japan for 2003 East Asian Football Championship and he scored 2 goals against China. This goals were his first goal for Japan. In the first half of 2004, he played as striker and scored 6 goals in 9 games. However, he did not play for low back pain from late 2004. From February 2006, he came back to Japan and he scored 3 goals in 6 matches, however he was not selected Japan for 2006 World Cup. He played 32 games and scored 11 goals 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
1995 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1996 22 2 3 0 10 4 - 35 6
1997 22 7 2 0 5 1 - 29 8
1998 32 12 3 2 3 0 - 38 14
1999 25 13 0 0 4 1 - 29 14
2000 24 11 2 1 3 0 - 29 12
2001 30 15 2 0 6 4 - 38 19
2002 28 7 4 2 0 0 - 32 9
2003 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 25 16 2 1 4 0 - 31 17
2004 19 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 23 6
2005 10 1 2 4 1 0 2 0 15 5
2006 29 5 2 1 4 3 - 35 9
2007 Yokohama FC J1 League 8 1 0 0 1 0 - 9 1
2008 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J2 League 25 3 2 1 - - 27 4
2009 J1 League 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
2010 Zweigen Kanazawa Football League 27 9 2 0 - - 29 9
2011 23 6 2 0 - - 25 6
Country Japan 351 112 28 12 41 13 6 2 426 139
Total 351 112 28 12 41 13 6 2 426 139

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1998 1 0
1999 1 0
2000 5 0
2001 2 0
2002 5 0
2003 3 2
2004 9 6
2005 0 0
2006 6 3
Total 32 11

References[change | change source]

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

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