Yoshihiro Natsuka

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Yoshihiro Natsuka
Personal information
Full name Yoshihiro Natsuka
Date of birth (1969-10-07) October 7, 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1985–1987 Narashino High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1998 Bellmare Hiratsuka 259 (14)
1999–2001 Consadole Sapporo 79 (6)
Total 338 (20)
National team
1994–1995 Japan 11 (1)
Honours
Bellmare Hiratsuka
Winner Emperor's Cup 1994
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1988
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yoshihiro Natsuka (名塚 善寛, Natsuka Yoshihiro, born October 7, 1969) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Natsuka was born in Funabashi on October 7, 1969. After graduating from Narashino High School, he joined Fujita Industries (later Bellmare Hiratsuka) in 1988. In 1994, the club won 1994 Emperor's Cup and he was selected Best Eleven. In Asia, the club also won 1995 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. However, he left the club end of 1998 season due to financial strain. In 1999, he moved to J2 League club Consadole Sapporo. The club won the champions in 2000 and was promoted to J1 League from 2001. He retired end of the 2001 season.

On May 22, 1994, Natsuka debuted for teh Japan national team against Australia. In 1994, he played full time in all matches included 1994 Asian Games. In 1995, he also played at 1995 King Fahd Cup. He played 11 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1995.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1988/89 Fujita Industries JSL Division 1 10 0 0 0 10 0
1989/90 8 0 4 0 12 0
1990/91 22 2 1 0 23 2
1991/92 24 3 3 0 27 3
1992 Football League 18 2 4 0 - 22 2
1993 18 2 1 0 6 0 25 2
1994 Bellmare Hiratsuka J1 League 41 1 5 0 1 0 47 1
1995 45 1 2 1 - 47 2
1996 14 0 0 0 13 2 27 2
1997 32 3 3 0 6 0 41 3
1998 27 0 2 0 2 0 31 0
1999 Consadole Sapporo J2 League 32 3 0 0 2 0 34 3
2000 29 3 2 0 1 0 32 3
2001 J1 League 18 0 1 0 1 0 20 0
Country Japan 338 20 20 1 40 2 398 23
Total 338 20 20 1 40 2 398 23

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1994 9 1
1995 2 0
Total 11 1

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