Japan No.1 Top Scorer in FIFA World Cup

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When we talk about soccer in Asia, there is another team that can be uttered regarding FIFA World Cup aside from the most appeared country of Asia in World Cup, South Korea, and that is the Japan National Football Team.

Soccer in Japan is the considered as the most popular and most played sport in the country. They have their own league, the J-League or the Japanese League in which different notable players of different football clubs in Japan shows their might inside the football pitch.

Speaking tougher tournament about the Japanese football team, this national team had already appeared for five times in the most celebrated soccer tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup. On the region of Asia, Japan had the most championship title in AFC Nations Cup with four titles.

Looking individually on the player of this national football team, especially the one who had scored the most goals in FIFA World Cup, only one name appears on the list, Keisuke Honda.

For a total of 660 minutes of playing in the World Cup on his two appearances in 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, Honda had put in three goals in his World Cup career which he is considered as the top scorer for their team.

Keisuke’s first goal had slipped in the hands of the goalkeeper in the 39th minute on their match against Cameroon in the first round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Against Denmark also in the first round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Honda had once again put in a goal for the second time in the 17th minute of the match.

Completing his three goals, Keisuke Honda, in the recently conclude FIFA World Cup, kicked in his third goal in World Cup in the 16th minute of their match against Ivory Coast in the first round of the tournament.

Currently, this Japanese top scorer is wearing the number 10 jersey of the Italian Club, AC Milan, running on his position as the attacking midfielder of the team.

Soccer career of Keisuke had started during his youth in the Settsu FC (1994-1998), in Gamba Osaka (1999-2001) and in Seiryo High School (2002-2004).

For the start of his senior career, Honda had first appeared for 90 times with 11 goals in Naguya Grampus during the year 2005 up to 2007.

In his second team in 2008-2010, VVV-Venlo, Keisuke had put in 24 goals on his 68 appearances.

Appearing for 94 times in his third team in 2010 up to 2014, CSKA Moscow, Keisuke Honda contributed 20 goals for the club.


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