Nobuhiro Takeda

Position: FW
Born: 10-May-1967
Height/Weight: 177/73
Birthplace: Shizuoka
Previous Teams: Shimizu Higashi HS; Verdy Kawasaki; Jubilo Iwata; Verdy Kawasaki; Kyoto Purple Sanga; JEF Ichihara; Sportivo Luqueno (Paraguay); Tokyo Verdy
Appearances (J1/J2): 225/0 Goals: 94/0
First Appearance: 15-May-1993 Verdy Kawasaki -vs- Yokohama Marinos (at National Stadium)
First Goal : 15-May-1993 Verdy Kawasaki -vs- Yokohama Marinos (at National Stadium)

Nobuhiro Takeda was one of the stars of Verdy Kawasaki during their glory years, and that is how he us useally remembered. However, Takeda was actually a well-travelled player who made solid contributions at several teams, including Jubilo Iwata, Kyoto Purple Sanga and JEF United. Though Takeda spent his time at Verdy living in the shadow of his strike partner Kazu Miura, in reality he was the more proficient scorer for the team, tallying sixty goals in his first three seasons.

A serious injury in 1996 was probably the only factor that prevented him from reaching the 100 goal plateau in the J.League, but he nevertheless had a highly successful career over the J.League's first decade, and was without a doubt one of the league's top strikers during its formative years.


Photo Year Team Uniform # Matches  Goals
- 1993 Verdy Kawasaki 36 17
- 1994 Verdy Kawasaki 40 23
- 1995 Verdy Kawasaki 41 20
- 1996 Jubilo Iwata 24 4
1997- Verdy Kawasaki 4 0
- -1997 Kyoto Purple Sanga 16 9
- 1998 JEF United Ichihara 33 13
1999 JEF United Ichihara 24 6
- 2000 Sportivo Luqueno - -- --
2001 Tokyo Verdy 7 2
  TOTAL 225 94