Tag Archives: Japan U18

The Daily Drool: Yuta Nakayama

5 Apr

Defender Yuta currently plays for Kashiwa Reysol. He has represented Japan at the U18, U19 and U20 levels.

The Daily Drool: Mike Havenaar

5 Jul

mike havenaar46’4″ striker Mike was born in Japan to Dutch parents. His dad Dido was playing in Hiroshima for Mazda FC at the time. He grew up in the Japanese football system and made his professional debut in 2006. The whole family (including footballing brother Nikki & his mom, a former national heptathlon champion) became naturalized Japanese citizens in 1994.He currently plays for Eredivisie side Vitesse. He has represented Japan at the U18, U19, U20 and senior levels. Here’s an interesting article about Mike from IBWM, one from FIFA and a picture of his adorable daughter.