|Full name Naohiro Takahara|
Height 1.81 m
Weight 75 kg
Name Naohiro Takahara
Date joined 2011
|Date of birth (1979-06-04) June 4, 1979 (age 36)|
Place of birth Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
1995–1997 Shimizu Higashi High School
Current team Shimizu S-Pulse (#19 / Forward)
Education Shimizu Higashi High School
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Naohiro Takahara (高原 直泰, Takahara Naohiro, born June 4, 1979) is a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He plays for Okinawa SV.
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- Naohiro takahara 06 07 in review
- Asian Cup 2007
- Individual Honors
- Team Honors
In December 2015, with legendary Japanese judoka Tadahiro Nomura, established Okinawa SV.
Takahara was born in Mishima, Shizuoka. He has previously played for Júbilo Iwata in Japan, Boca Juniors in Argentina, Hamburger SV and Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany. On December 3, 2006, he scored his first hat-trick in the German Bundesliga in a league game against Alemannia Aachen. In January 2008 he moved to Urawa Red Diamonds for a transfer fee of around ¥180 million (around $1.7 million).
Takahara had played for Japan in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney but missed the 2002 World Cup, co-hosted by his home country and South Korea, because of lung disease. He was a member of the Japan team for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup and played in all the six games involving Japan. He scored four goals and was a joint top scorer of the tournament.
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Asian Cup 2007
Takahara finished top scorer after an impressive performance at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. He scored against Qatar in the first match, who Japan tied 1-1. Japan won the next match, against United Arab Emirates and Takahara impressed coach Ivica Osim with two goals. In the quarterfinal match against rivals Australia, Takahara scored the tying goal and sent the game in PKs. Although Takahara missed his spot-kick, heroic saves from goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi sent Japan through into the semifinals, where they lost to Saudi Arabia 2-3.
* Includes Intertoto Cup