Naoki Soma

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

Japanese football manager and former player.

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1996 AFC Asian Cup

The 11th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation .

Logo of the 1996 Asian Cup

🇯🇵 Naoki Soma

Kashima Antlers

The Kashima Antlers (鹿島アントラーズ) are a football club in Kashima, Ibaraki, currently playing in the J1 League, top tier of Japanese professional football leagues.

Leonardo Araújo, played for Kashima from 1994 to 1996
Outside the Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima players training at Azadi Stadium
Kashima Antlers celebrate after winning the 2018 AFC Champions League.

🇯🇵 Naoki Soma (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)

1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC).

1998 FIFA World Cup official logo

🇯🇵 Naoki Soma

Shimizu Higashi High School

Known as a top high school in Shimizu, and one of the best high schools in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

These include: Ryuichi Sugiyama, Kenta Hasegawa, Katsumi Oenoki, Nobuhiro Takeda, Naoki Soma, Akinori Nishizawa, Naohiro Takahara, Atsuto Uchida, among many others.

Yahiro Kazama

Former Japanese football player and manager.

The former Sanfrecce Hiroshima and national team player begins his first professional managerial stint two weeks after the firing of former boss Naoki Soma for poor results.

Toru Araiba

Former Japanese football player.

Araiba (right)

He played as left side-back as Naoki Soma successor.

Eiji Gaya

Former Japanese football player.

In 1994, newcomer Naoki Soma became a regular player as left side back and Gaya was converted to right side back.

Yoshiro Nakamura

Former Japanese football player.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

Although he played several matches as left side back every season, he could not play many matches behind Naoki Soma.

1971 in Japan

Events in the year 1971 in Japan.

Tamayo Marukawa
Hidetoshi Nishijima
Norika Fujiwara

July 19 - Naoki Soma, footballer