Position : Midfielder
Date of birth : 28 January, 1980
Team : Gamba Osaka (Japan)
Nationality : Japan
Notes : Was a key player in the side which reached the final of the 1999 World Youth Cup. He surprisingly missed out on the squad for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Was relegated with Kyoto Purple Sanga out of the J-League in 2000. He made a move to Gamba Osaka in one of the highest J-League deals ever. Good central midfielder who was bought to cover if Junichi Inamoto made an overseas move, which did happen in the middle of 2001 to Arsenal.
LAST UPDATED: 1 October, 2001
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