Naotake Hanyu (羽生 直剛, Hanyū Naotake, born December 22, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Naotake Hanyu
羽生 直剛
Naotake Hanyu.jpg
Personal information
Full name Naotake Hanyu
Date of birth (1979-12-22) December 22, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 Yachiyo High School
1998–2001 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 JEF United Chiba 165 (24)
2008–2016 FC Tokyo 196 (10)
2013Ventforet Kofu (loan) 20 (0)
2017 JEF United Chiba 8 (0)
Total 389 (34)
National team
2006–2008 Japan 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Hanyu was born in Chiba on December 22, 1979. After graduating from University of Tsukuba, he joined his local club JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) in 2002. He immediately broke into the first team and played in the opening league match against Kyoto Purple Sanga on March 3, 2002. He eventually played 22 games and scored 2 goals in his first professional season. He played many matches as offensive midfielder from first season. The club won the champions 2005 and 2006 J.League Cup. He moved to FC Tokyo in 2008. The club won 2009 J.League Cup. The club was relegated to J2 League end of 2010 season. In 2011, the club won the champions J2 League and Emperor's Cup. Fis opportunity to play decreased for injury from 2012 and he moved to Ventforet Kofu on loan in 2013. He returned to FC Tokyo in 2014. He moved to JEF United Chiba in 2017. He played the club for the first time in 10 years and retired end of the season.[1]

National team careerEdit

Hanyu represented Japan for the 2001 Summer Universiade held in Beijing when he was a University of Tsukuba student. He was instrumental in Japan's winning the tournament by scoring total 3 goals including the lone goal in the final against Ukraine.[2]

He made his first appearance for the Japan national team on August 13, 2006 in an 2007 Asian Cup qualification against Yemen when he replaced Yuichi Komano at half time.[3] He was the member of the Japan team for the 2007 Asian Cup finals and played five games as a substitute.[3] In the third place play-off against South Korea, Hanyu was sent on to the pitch to replace Kengo Nakamura in the 72nd minute, in a 0-0 draw. A penalty shootout was required to break the deadlock and he missed the sixth penalty shot for Japan. Japan lost the shootout and finished 4th in the tournament.[4] He played 17 games for Japan until 2008.[3]

Club statisticsEdit

[5]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
University of Tsukuba 1999 1 0 1 0
2000 2 0 2 0
JEF United Ichihara 2002 23 2 4 0 5 0 32 2
2003 25 6 3 1 2 0 30 7
2004 25 1 0 0 6 0 31 1
JEF United Chiba 2005 31 2 1 0 10 2 42 4
2006 32 7 1 0 9 2 42 9
2007 29 6 1 0 4 1 34 7
FC Tokyo 2008 27 1 4 0 4 0 35 1
2009 34 2 3 0 8 0 45 2
2010 25 2 2 0 7 0 34 2
2011 37 5 5 0 37 5
2012 13 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 19 0
Ventforet Kofu 2013 20 0 3 0 2 0 25 0
FC Tokyo 2014 21 0 2 0 4 0 27 0
2015 25 0 1 0 6 0 32 0
2016 14 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 22 0
JEF United Chiba 2017 8 0 1 0 9 0
Career total 389 34 36 1 70 5 9 0 504 40

National team statisticsEdit

[3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 5 0
2007 7 0
2008 5 0
Total 17 0

Appearances in major competitionsEdit

Year Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
2006 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 1 3 0 Qualified
2007 2007 AFC Asian Cup Senior 0 5 0 4th place

Honors and awardsEdit

TeamsEdit

JEF United Chiba
FC Tokyo

ReferencesEdit

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