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Seigo Narazaki
Personal information
Full nameSeigo Narazaki
Date of birthApril 15, 1976 (1976-04-15) (age 43)
Place of birthNara, Japan
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubNagoya Grampus
Number1
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1995-1998
1999-
Yokohama Flügels
Nagoya Grampus Eight / Nagoya Grampus
National team
1998-2010Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Seigo Narazaki (楢﨑 正剛 Narazaki Seigo?, born April 15, 1976) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Nagoya Grampus. He has played for the Japanese national team.

Playing career

After graduating from Nara Ikuei High School in 1995, he joined J. League side Yokohama Flügels. He became the No.1 GK for the club in August of that season. His first game was on August 16, 1995 in a league match against Bellmare Hiratsuka.

The first time he played for Japan was on February 15, 1998 against Australia. He played in three FIFA World Cup finals in a row. He played all the Japan matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals, but Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi played instead of him in the 1998 and 2006 finals.[1]

He played for Japan as the No.1 goalkeeper because Kawaguchi was injured. However, Narazaki himself got a broken finger in 2009. After it healed, he was named in the 2010 World Cup squad.[2] He was one of two Japanese players (the other being Kawaguchi) to play in 4 World Cups in a row. However, even though he played well in the qualifiers, he did not play in the tournament. Eiji Kawashima was played instead. He played once more for Japan when he captained the team to a 2-1 victory over Guatemala on 7 September 2010. He then retired from playing for his country.[3][4]

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
1995 Yokohama Flügels J. League 1 23 0 2 0 - - 25 0
1996 23 0 2 0 14 0 - 39 0
1997 24 0 5 0 7 0 - 36 0
1998 34 0 5 0 0 0 - 39 0
1999 Nagoya Grampus Eight J. League 1 25 0 5 0 4 0 - 34 0
2000 30 0 2 0 2 0 - 34 0
2001 28 0 1 0 6 0 - 35 0
2002 30 0 3 0 0 0 - 33 0
2003 28 0 2 0 6 0 - 36 0
2004 26 0 2 0 0 0 - 28 0
2005 32 0 1 0 0 0 - 33 0
2006 24 0 2 0 2 0 - 28 0
2007 29 0 2 0 4 0 - 35 0
2008 Nagoya Grampus J. League 1 30 0 1 0 2 0 - 33 0
2009 26 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 35 0
2010
Country Japan 412 0 38 0 47 0 6 0 503 0
Total 412 0 38 0 47 0 6 0 503 0

International career statistics

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1998 2 0
1999 3 0
2000 9 0
2001 1 0
2002 10 0
2003 12 0
2004 9 0
2005 4 0
2006 0 0
2007 1 0
2008 12 0
2009 6 0
2010 8 0
Total 77 0

References

Template:Japan Squad 2010 World Cup