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Daisuke Matsui
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Personal information
Full name Daisuke Matsui
Date of birth May 11, 1981 (1981-05-11) (age 28)
Place of birth    Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Grenoble Foot 38
Number 22
Youth career
1997-2000 Kagoshima Commercial High School
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2000-2004
2004-2008
2008-2009
2009-
Kyoto Purple Sanga
Le Mans
Saint-Étienne
Grenoble
126 0(16)
120 0(15)
022 00(1)
018 00(3)   
National team2
2003- Japan 021 00(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of February 7, 2010 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of June 11, 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Daisuke Matsui (松井 大輔 Matsui Daisuke?) (born May 11, 1981 in Yamashina-ku, Kyoto) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Grenoble Foot 38 in the French Ligue 1.

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Career

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Early years

In 2000, Matsui graduated from Kagoshima Commercial High School (鹿児島実業高校 Kagoshima Jitsugyō Kōkō?) and began his professional career with Kyoto Purple Sanga of the J. League.

Club career

Kyoto Purple Sanga

After his J. League rookie season Purple Sanga were relegated to J. League Division 2. However, the following season Matsui played a prominent role in helping his club finish first in Division 2, earning the club a promotion back to Division 1. In 2002 the club continued their success by having a strong season, finishing sixth in the league and winning the Emperor's Cup. The club's success and Matsui's increased exposure lead to Matsui being called up to the national team for the first time in 2003. However, his club was again relegated to Division 2 after the 2003 season, and could not earn a return to Division 1 after the 2004 season.

Le Mans UC 72

In 2004, after four and a half seasons in Kyoto, Matsui signed with Le Mans UC 72 of Ligue 2 in France. Matsui chose Le Mans, then a second division club, over Lazio, one of the top clubs in Serie A, because he believed that the style of Italian football was too defensive.[1]

In Japan, Matsui had been criticized for his small physique and mental weakness, but he adapted to the fast, physical style of French football by changing his style and holding on to the ball less. In his first season with Le Mans, he helped the club earn a runners-up finish in Ligue 2 and a promotion to Ligue 1. In 2005-06, in Matsui's first season playing in Ligue 1, Le Mans began undefeated in its first six matches of the season and finished 11th place in the league. Matsui was voted as the Player of the Month for January 2006.[2] Jean-Sébastien Grond of Football.fr has dubbed Matsui "the sun of Le Mans" (le soleil du Mans), while many Le Mans supporters and the media consider him the top player for the club.[3][4]

In the 2006-07 season Mastui appeared in 27 games and Le Mans finished 12th place in Ligue 1.

During the 2007-08 season Matsui expressed desire to transfer to a new club at the end of the season, when his contract with Le Mans was set to expire.[2] Among the teams which were believed to have shown interested in signing him at the time were Catania, Genoa, Lazio and Torino of Serie A, Celtic and Rangers of the Scottish Premier League, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg of the Bundesliga, and Lille of Ligue 1.[5][6][7][8]

AS Saint-Étienne

At the conclusion of the season 2007-08 season, after having played for Le Mans for four consecutive years, Matsui announced his transfer to AS Saint-Étienne of Ligue 1 on a three year signing.[9]

In the beginning of the 2008-09 season Matsui was seeing very limited playing time, which was believed to have been due to his poor form combined with a rift with the manager, Laurent Roussey. However, on 10 November 2008 Roussey was released by Saint-Étienne due to the clubs poor performance.[10] At the time of Roussey's release the club had lost five consecutive matches and sat in 18th place in the 20-team league, with a record of three wins, nine losses and a draw. During the club's poor slide, Saint-Étienne co-president Roland Romeyer criticized several players including Matsui, whom Romeyer had questioned if he was a body-double for the ‘real’ Japanese star Sainté had brought in from Le Mans in the summer.[11]

On 11 November, 2008, Saint-Étienne announced that Alain Perrin was appointed as the club's new manager.[12] Perrin had led Olympique Lyonnais to the domestic double in the previous season by winning the Ligue 1 title and the French Cup.

In 2009, Matsui again moved to a new club in the Ligue 1, this time to Grenoble Foot.[13]

International career

Matsui made his national team debut on June 22, 2003 with Japan at Confederations Cup 2003 against Colombia and scored his international goal against Angola on October 11, 2005. He also played for the U-23 national team at the 2004 Olympics.

Despite his performance at Le Mans, Matsui was not part of Zico's selection for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Former Japan coach Philippe Troussier criticized the decision stating that "Matsui was selected as one of the best foreign players in France and didn't make it into the squad of 23 Zico selected, which is a pity given his form and experience."[14]

Matsui was called up for the first time under Ivica Osim's reign to play in friendlies against Austria and Switzerland in September 2007. Matsui has continued to make national team appearances under Takeshi Okada, who has replaced Osim after Osim suffered a stroke in November 2007.

Club Career Statistics

Last update: 8 February 2010

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2000 Kyoto Purple Sanga J. League Division 1 22 1 1 0 7 1 - 30 2
2001 37 7 4 0 2 0 - 43 7
2002 23 4 5 4 2 0 - 30 8
2003 27 2 1 0 2 0 - 30 2
2004 18 2 - - - - - 18 2
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
04-05 Le Mans Ligue 1 25 3 0 0 - - 25 3
05–06 33 3 1 0 4 0 - 38 3
06–07 27 4 0 0 2 0 - 29 4
07–08 35 5 2 0 3 2 - 40 7
08–09 AS Saint-Étienne 22 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 27 1
09–10 Grenoble Foot 38 23 3 3 1 1 0 - 27 4
Career Total 292 35 19 5 24 3 2 0 338 43

National team career statistics

Last update: 12 December 2008

Appearances by year

Year No. of games Apps Goals
2003 16 1 0
2004 22 0 0
2005 20 3 1
2006 19 0 0
2007 13 2 0
2008 19 7 0
2009 17 4 0
Total 17 1

Appearances in major competitions

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 0 1 0 Round 1
 Japan 2004 Olympics U-23 1 2 0 Round 1

Goals for Senior National Team

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. November 16, 2005 Tokyo, Japan  Angola 1-0 Won Friendly

Notes and references

  1. ^ Gorenflot, Julien (2005-10-26). "Matsui, l’étoile venue d’Asie" (in French). Maxifoot. http://www.maxifoot.fr/articles/2409/index.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Joueur du mois de Ligue 1" (in French). Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels. January 2006. http://www.unfp.org/site/page.php?id_rubrique=2824&id_page=101&id_langue=1. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  3. ^ Grond, Jean-Sébastien (2006-01-13). "Matsui, le soleil du Mans" (in French). Football.fr. http://www.football.fr/fr/footballfr/cmc/le_mans/200611/matsui-le-soleil-du-mans_3028.html. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Little Le Mans thinking big". FIFA.com. 2006-04-05. http://www.fifa.com/en/WorldLeagues/index/0,4643,116518,00.html?articleid=116518. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Torino step up push for Le Mans star Daisuke Matsui". tribalfootball.com. 2007-09-25. http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=58282. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  6. ^ "Catania join interest for Le Mans winger Daisuke Matsui". tribalfootball.com. 2007-04-04. http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=86311. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  7. ^ "Celtic, Werder Bremen join Bosman battle for Le Mans star Daisuke Matsui". tribalfootball.com. 2007-04-16. http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=88203. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  8. ^ "Celtic, Rangers chasing Le Mans winger Daisuke Matsui". tribalfootball.com. 2007-02-09. http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=78117. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  9. ^ "MATSUI SEALS ST ETIENNE SWITCH". football365.com. 2008-05-20. http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8924_3588018,00.html. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  10. ^ "Saint-Etienne fires coach Laurent Roussey". The International Herald Tribune. 2008-11-10. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/11/10/sports/SOC-Saint-Etienne-Coach-Fired.php. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  11. ^ "Uefa Cup Preview: Saint-Étienne - Rosenborg". Goal.com. 2008-11-05. http://www.goal.com/en/news/166/uefa-cup/2008/11/05/950378/uefa-cup-preview-saint-etienne-rosenborg. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  12. ^ "Perrin named Saint-Etienne coach". The International Herald Tribune. 2008-11-11. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/11/11/sports/SOC-Saint-Etienne-Perrin.php. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  13. ^ http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11800_5403745,00.html
  14. ^ Taylor, Stephen (2006-06-17). "Troussier positive on Japan's chances". Daily Yomiuri Online. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/sports/20060617TDY28005.htm. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 

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Simple English

Daisuke Matsui
File:HK DaisukeMatsui HKG VS JPN
Personal information
Full name Daisuke Matsui
Date of birth 11 May 1981 (1981-05-11) (age 29)
Place of birth    Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Grenoble
Number 22
Senior clubs
Years Club
2000-2004
2004-2008
2008-2009
2009-
Kyoto Purple Sanga
Le Mans
Saint-Étienne
Grenoble
National team
2003- Japan

Daisuke Matsui (born 11 May 1981) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Grenoble and Japan national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League CupTotal
2000Kyoto Purple SangaJ. League 12211071302
2001J. League 23774020437
2002J. League 12345420308
20032721020302
2004J. League 21720000172
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la LigueTotal
2004/05Le MansLigue 2253--253
2005/06Ligue 13331040383
2006/072740020294
2007/083452032397
2008/09Saint-ÉtienneLigue 12212010251
2009/10GrenobleLigue 1
CountryJapan 1261615415115621
France 141165010215618
Total 2673220425331239

International career statistics

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
200310
200400
200531
200600
200720
200870
200980
2010
Total211

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