Atsushi Shirai

Atsushi Shirai (白井 淳, Shirai Atsushi, born April 18, 1966) is a former Japanese football player.

Atsushi Shirai
白井 淳
Personal information
Full name Atsushi Shirai
Date of birth (1966-04-18) April 18, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1982–1984 Settsu High School
1985–1988 Kyoto Sangyo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Tanabe Pharmaceutical 48 (0)
1991–1993 Toshiba 33 (0)
1994–1996 Gamba Osaka 1 (0)
1996 Consadole Sapporo 19 (0)
1997–1998 JEF United Ichihara 19 (0)
1999–2002 Omiya Ardija 113 (0)
Total 233 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Shirai was born in Kumamoto Prefecture on April 18, 1966.[1] After graduating from Kyoto Sangyo University, he joined Tanabe Pharmaceutical in 1989. He played as regular goalkeeper from first season. In 1991, he moved to Toshiba (later Consadole Sapporo). Although he played many matches until 1992, he could not play at all in the match in 1993. In 1994, he moved to Gamba Osaka. However he could hardly play in the match behind Kenji Honnami and Hayato Okanaka. In 1996, he returned to Consadole Sapporo and became a regular goalkeeper. In 1997, he moved to JEF United Ichihara. He battles with Japan national team goalkeeper Kenichi Shimokawa for regular goalkeeper. Although he played many matches in 1997, he could hardly play in the match in 1998. In 1999, he moved to Omiya Ardija. He played as regular goalkeeper in 3 season and he retired end of 2001 season. However he came back as player in March 2002 because multiple goalkeepers were injured. He did not play in the match and retired in August 2002.[2]

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1989/90 Tanabe Pharmaceutical JSL Division 2 23 0 0 0 23 0
1990/91 25 0 1 0 26 0
1991/92 Toshiba JSL Division 1 16 0 0 0 16 0
1992 Football League 17 0 - 17 0
1993 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1994 Gamba Osaka J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 Consadole Sapporo Football League 19 0 0 0 - 19 0
1997 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 17 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
1998 2 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
1999 Omiya Ardija J2 League 36 0 2 0 2 0 40 0
2000 38 0 3 0 1 0 42 0
2001 39 0 0 0 2 0 41 0
2002 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 233 0 6 0 9 0 248 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Atsushi Shirai at J.League (in Japanese)
  2. ^ J.League(in Japanese)

External linksEdit