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Eiji Kawashima

  • Position: Goal Keeper
  • Squad number: 21
  • Date of birth: 20 March, 1983 (27 years old)
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Saves
4 Eiji Kawashima
19 Eiji Kawashima
0 As substitute
19 Total Japan
32 Most saves by Nestor Fernando Muslera
4 Total Japan
Goals Assists
0 Eiji Kawashima
0 Eiji Kawashima
4 Total Japan
2 Total Japan
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|2 Eiji Kawashima
0|0 Eiji Kawashima
55|89 Total Japan
7|0 Total Japan
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Japan games played

  1. Japan 1-0 Cameroon
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Denmark 1-3 Japan
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report

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Player profile

Kawashima enjoyed an excellent 2009 season as Kawasaki finished in second place behind Kashima Antlers in the J-League. His performances earned him a place in the J-League best XI for the first time.

Handed his international debut soon after coach Takeshi Okada’s return to the national side, he also kept goal at the 2003 Under-20 World Cup as Japan reached the last eight.

The 27-year-old spent three season as Seigo Narazaki’s understudy at Nagoya Grampus before signing for Kawasaki in 2007, where he has established himself as one of the J-League’s most highly-rated keepers. His career began with Omiya Ardija in 2002.

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