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Full name  Naohiro Takahara
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Striker
Height  1.81 m

Years  Team
Weight  75 kg
Name  Naohiro Takahara
Date joined  2011
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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
Similar People  Shinji Ono, Junichi Inamoto, Atsushi Yanagisawa, Shunsuke Nakamura, Hidetoshi Nakata

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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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In December 2015, with legendary Japanese judoka Tadahiro Nomura, established Okinawa SV.

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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).

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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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  • His goals and performances were celebrated by Eintracht supporters by singing to the melody of Gala's Freed from desire. After successful matches Takahara often joined the faithful to jump up and down the same way.
  • Takahara was the first Japanese player to play in the Argentine First Division league.
  • Takahara is the third Japanese to play in Fußball-Bundesliga after Yasuhiko Okudera and Kazuo Ozaki.
  • Asian Cup 2007

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    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

    Individual Honors

  • AFC U-19 Championship Top Scorer: 1998
  • AFC Asian Cup Best Eleven: 2000
  • Selected to AFC All Star Team: 2000
  • J. League Most Valuable Player: 2002
  • J. League Top Scorer: 2002
  • J. League Best Eleven: 2002
  • AFC Asian Cup Top Scorer: 2007
  • Team Honors

  • FIFA World Youth Championship Runner-Up: 1999
  • AFC U-17 Championship Champions: 1994
  • AFC Asian Cup Champions: 2000
  • AFC Champions League Champions: 1999
  • Asian Super Cup Champions: 1999
  • J1 League Champions: 1999, 2002
  • DFB-Ligapokal Champions: 2003
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup Champions: 2005
  • References

    Naohiro Takahara Wikipedia