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Keisuke Honda
Keisuke Honda
Keisuke Honda
Date of Birth:13 Jun 1986 (Age 28)
Place of Birth:Osaka
Nationality:Japan
Height:182 cm.
Weight:74 Kg.
Position:Striker
Squad Number:10
National Team Page: Japan
keisuke honda (foto Le Giesen)
Honda was impressive in the Champions League for CSKA Moscow against Sevilla in February, despite just starting his Russian career. Honda is confident and goes for goal at every opportunity. He moved to the Netherlands with VVV Venlo in 2008 but the team was relegated. Honda decided to stay at the club and became captain, scoring 16 goals in 36 games and was chosen as MVP of the second division. He started the 2009-10 season on fire and was soon moving to Russia for €9 million. Japanese fans and media are excited with his unique talent and character.

What is just as impressive is the fact that the blond bombshell has the ability to shine no matter what level of football he plays at. Japan coach Takeshi Okada has been criticised for not introducing the star to the national team earlier – Honda only made his full debut on March 3 against Bahrain – but that won’t bother the boss. He now has a genuine European star on his hands, one who has momentum, energy and huge desire to perform on the global stage and now the confidence to do so.

Some reports in Japan have cast doubt on Honda’s ability to play for the good of the team, wondering whether his supposed ego could get in the way. The player himself merely says that "in Europe they tell me to shoot more, in Japan they tell me to defend."

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