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MF
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GK
前田 直輝
CLUB:
NAGOYA GRAMPUS
POSITION:
MF
DATE OF BIRTH:
17/11/1994
NATIONALITY:
Japanese
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Saitama, Japan
HEIGHT:
1.77m
WEIGHT:
72kg
FOOT:
Left
WEB SITE:
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INTRODUCTION

Naoki Maeda was raised at his home clubTokyo Verdy’sacademy since elementary school. As a promising prospect, he was registered to the top team and made debut in 2012 while still appearing in Verdy’s youth squads and immediately became a crucial factor of the top team.

In 2015 he joined Nagano-based side Matsumoto Yamaga. Here he experienced for the first time in his career a first division environment, but succeeded to become a crucial player here as well.

As a next step on his career ladder he went to the well-known Yokohama F.Marinos and continued developing as a key player.

In 2018 he made his Youth National Team debut participating in the Toulon Youth Tournament with other players of the same year’s Rio Olympic squad. 

Since he moved to Nagoya Grampus in 2018, he hugely contributed to the club remaining in the first division as a key player with his speciality of cuttiing in from the right wing and taking powerful shot with his left foot.

With a career high of 9 goals he became Nagoya’s top scorer in 2019 and constantly showed good performances throughout the season. 

He is a skilled left-footed dribbler whose most remarkable trademark move is quick movement into the space behind the defensive line, fast cut-ins from the right wing and excellent finishing quality with composure in front of goal. 

Although an offensive player, Naoki also eagerly fulfills his defensive duties without hesitation to go the extra mile from box to box.


CLUB STATISTICS
Season Club Competition Matches Goals
2012 TOKYO VERDY

J.League Division2

4

0

2013 TOKYO VERDY

J.League Division2

18

1

2014 TOKYO VERDY

J.League Division2

26

3

2015 MATSUMOTO YAMAGA F.C.

J.League Division1

Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

31

3

3

3

1

1

2016 YOKOHAMA F.MARINOS

J.League Division1

J.LEAGUE YBC Levain CUP

The Emperor's Cup

13

7

4

2

0

0

2017 YOKOHAMA F.MARINOS

J.League Division1

J.LEAGUE YBC Levain CUP

The Emperor's Cup

19

4

5

4

0

1

2018 MATSUMOTO YAMAGA F.C.

J.League Division2

The Emperor's Cup

16

2

3

0

2018 NAGOYA GRAMPUS

J.League Division1

18

7

2019 NAGOYA GRAMPUS

J.League Division1

J.LEAGUE YBC Levain CUP

The Emperor's Cup

29

3

1

9

0

0

2020 NAGOYA GRAMPUS

J.League Division1

J.LEAGUE YBC Levain CUP

30

3

7

0

NATIONAL TEAM

The 44th Toulon Tournament Under-23s

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