Naoki Yamada

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Asian football players are far and between in the world class elite. The Japanese Naoki Yamada has the potential to belong to one of the few big names in football.

He currently plays for Urawa Red Diamonds, he started in the first team in 2008. He also made his debut for Japanese national team on May 27, 2009 in a friendly match against Chile, which the Japs convincingly won 4-0.

According to Skysports, his playing style resembles that of Paul Scholes, and could be courted by some of top European football clubs in the coming months.

His father used to play for Mazda SC. Yamada also is the fourth youngest national player in Japanese international football.

Quick Profile:
Name: Naoki Yamada
Birthday: July 4, 1990  (18)
Born: Hiroshima, Japan
Position: Midfielder
Club: Urawa Red Diamonds
Number: 34

The video below, Naoki Yamada made good pass that led to a goal, and he also scored the second one.