Masaaki Sawanobori

Current Teams: Japan Dream Team
Nationality: Japan

元日本代表選手。サッカー指導者(JFA 公認S級コーチ)、サッカー解説者。

Former soccer player from Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka prefecture, soccer leader (JFA official recognition class S coach), football commentator. The position in the active era is MF. He was chosen as the Japan national team and was the first rookie of the J League and in 1999 he was named Best Eleven Japan Best Player of the Year award. He was also the owner of Shimizu S-Pulse’s record total score record, and was supposed to be called “Mr. S-Pulse” from supporters. After retirement as an exponent of football in television, magazines etc. He also served as JFA Ambassador.