Akihiro Nagashima facts for kids
|Full name||Akihiro Nagashima|
|Date of birth||April 9, 1964|
|Place of birth||Kobe, Hyogo, Japan|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 111⁄2 in)|
|1980–1982||Mikage Technical High School|
Nagashima was born in Kobe on April 9, 1964. After graduating from high school, he joined the Regional Leagues club Matsushita Electric (now Gamba Osaka) in 1983. In 1984, the club was promoted to the Japan Soccer League. The club won the 1990 Emperor's Cup. In 1992, Japan Soccer League dissolved and founded a new league, J1 League. On June 5, 1993, Nagashima scored a hat-trick against Nagoya Grampus Eight, becoming the first Japanese player in J1 League to do so. In 1994, he moved to Shimizu S-Pulse.
In January 1995, the Great Hanshin earthquake occurred in his local Kobe. In June, Nagashima moved to Japan Football League club Vissel Kobe to encourage those in the disaster area. In 1996, the club won the 2nd place and was promoted to J1 League. He played 138 games and scored 67 goals for the club. He retired in 2000.
National team career
He is the father of Yūmi Nagashima (born November 23 1991), an announcer for Fuji TV.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1983||Matsushita Electric||Regional Leagues|
|1984||JSL Division 2|
|1986/87||JSL Division 1|
|1987/88||JSL Division 2|
|1988/89||JSL Division 1|
|1992||Gamba Osaka||J1 League||-||9||5||9||5|
|1994||Shimizu S-Pulse||J1 League||28||8||0||0||1||1||29||9|
|1995||Vissel Kobe||Football League||15||10||3||0||-||18||10|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Japan Soccer League Best Eleven: 1989-90
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