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Naohiro Takahara
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Personal information
Full name Naohiro Takahara
Date of birth June 4, 1979 (1979-06-04) (age 30)
Place of birth Mishima, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Urawa Red Diamonds
Number 19
Youth career
1995–1997 Shimizu Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Júbilo Iwata 105 (58)
2001 Boca Juniors (loan) 6 (1)
2003–2006 Hamburger SV 97 (13)
2006–2007 Eintracht Frankfurt 38 (12)
2008– Urawa Red Diamonds 59 (10)
National team
1998–1999 Japan U-20 16 (16)
1998–2000 Japan U-23 11 (4)
2000–2008 Japan 57 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 23, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 23, 2010

Naohiro Takahara (高原 直泰 Takahara Naohiro?, born June 4, 1979) is a Japanese footballer. He currently plays for Urawa Red Diamonds as a striker

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).[1]

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 injury. 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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Facts

  • His goals and performances are celebrated by Eintracht supporters by singing to the melody of Gala's Freed from desire. After successful matches Takahara often joins the faithful to jump up and down the same way.
  • Takahara was the first Japanese to play in the Argentine First Division league[1].
  • Takahara is the third Japanese to play in Fußball-Bundesliga after Yasuhiko Okudera and Kazuo Ozaki.

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 Yoshi Kawaguchi sent Japan through into the semifinals, where they lost to Saudi Arabia 2-3.

National team

Honors and awards

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Individual Honors

Team Honors

Club career stats

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
1998 Júbilo Iwata J. League Division 1 20 5 2 0 6 4 - 28 9
1999 21 9 3 1 1 0 - 25 10
2000 24 10 0 0 2 0 - 26 10
2001 13 8 - 2 2 - 15 10
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
2001-02 Boca Juniors Primera División 6 1 - - - 6 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2002 Júbilo Iwata J. League Division 1 27 26 3 0 0 0 - 30 26
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
2002-03 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 16 3 - - - 16 3
2003-04 29 2 1 1 1 1 - 31 4
2004-05 31 7 1 0 1 0 - 33 7
2005-06 21 1 2 1 - 7 0 30 2
2006-07 Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga 30 11 4 4 - 5 2 39 17
2007-08 8 1 2 0 - - 10 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2008 Urawa Red Diamonds J. League Division 1 27 6 1 0 3 1 4 1 35 8
2009 32 4 0 0 8 2 - 40 6
2010 -
Total Japan 164 68 9 1 22 9 4 1 199 79
Argentina 6 1 - - - 6 1
Germany 135 25 10 6 2 1 12 2 159 34
Career Total 305 94 19 7 24 10 16 3 364 114

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. February 16, 2000 Macau, China  Brunei 9-0 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Qualification
2. February 16, 2000 Macau, China  Brunei 9-0 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Qualification
3. February 20, 2000 Macau, China  Macau 3-0 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Qualification
4. October 14, 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Saudi Arabia 4-1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
5. October 17, 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Uzbekistan 8-1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
6. October 17, 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Uzbekistan 8-1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
7. October 17, 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Uzbekistan 8-1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
8. October 24, 2000 Beirut, Lebanon  Iraq 4-1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Finals
9. March 27, 2002 Łódź, Poland  Poland 2-0 Won Friendly
10. August 20, 2003 Tokyo, Japan  Nigeria 3-0 Won Friendly
11. August 20, 2003 Tokyo, Japan  Nigeria 3-0 Won Friendly
12. March 31, 2004 Jalan Besar, Singapore  Singapore 2-1 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification
13. September 7, 2005 Rifu, Japan  Honduras 5-4 Won Friendly
14. October 8, 2005 Riga, Latvia  Latvia 2-2 Draw Friendly
15. February 28, 2006 Dortmund, Germany  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-2 Draw Friendly
16. May 30, 2006 Leverkusen, Germany  Germany 2-2 Draw Friendly
17. May 30, 2006 Leverkusen, Germany  Germany 2-2 Draw Friendly
18. March 24, 2007 Yokohama, Japan  Peru 2-0 Won Friendly
19. June 1, 2007 Fukuroi, Japan  Montenegro 2-0 Won Friendly
20. July 9, 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam  Qatar 1-1 Draw 2007 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
21. July 13, 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam  United Arab Emirates 3-1 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
22. July 13, 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam  United Arab Emirates 3-1 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
23. July 21, 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam  Australia 1-1 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Finals

References

  1. ^ (German) "Takahara leaves the Eintracht", eintracht.de, accessed January 4, 2008.

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Simple English

Naohiro Takahara
File:Takahara
Personal information
Full name Naohiro Takahara
Date of birth 4 June 1979 (1979-06-04) (age 31)
Place of birth    Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Urawa Red Diamonds
Number 19
Senior clubs
Years Club
1998-2002
2001-2002
2002-2006
2006-2007
2008-
Júbilo Iwata
Boca Juniors (loan)
Hamburg
Eintracht Frankfurt
Urawa Red Diamonds
National team
2000-2008 Japan

Naohiro Takahara (born 4 June 1979) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Urawa Red Diamonds.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
1998Júbilo IwataJ. League 12052064-289
19992193110-2510
200024100020-2610
20011380022-1510
ArgentinaLeague Cup League Cup South AmericaTotal
2001/02Boca JuniorsPrimera División61---61
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
2002Júbilo IwataJ. League 127263000-3026
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal EuropeTotal
2002/03HamburgBundesliga1630000-163
2003/042921111-314
2004/053171010-337
2005/0621121-70302
2006/07Eintracht FrankfurtBundesliga301144-523917
2007/088120--101
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
2008Urawa Red DiamondsJ. League 1276103141358
20093240082-406
2010
CountryJapan 16468912294119979
Argentina 61---61
Germany 135251062112215934
Total 305941972410163364114

International career statistics

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2000118
200140
200241
200382
200451
200572
200653
200796
200840
Total5723

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