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Takuya Murayama – Pogon’s new Japanese signing

2012/12/03

Takuya Maruyama, a Japanese right-wing midfield player, has been awarded a three and a half year contract with Pogoń Szczecin.

Takuya Murayama

Takuya Murayama with Grzegorz Smolny

Takayuma Murayama, better known as ‘Taku’, has been training with Pogoń since November 13th. Pogoń Szczecin vice-president, Grzegosz Smolny has described him in the following words: “He plays intelligently, has a good first touch, is very fast, agile, efficient, pugnacious, has a good throw-in and reads the game well”. ‘Taku’ is Pogon’s second Japanese player, and joins ‘Aka’ (Takafumi Akahoshi) at the Szczecin club.

‘Taku’ joins Pogoń Szczecin from 3rd league Gwardia Koszalin, where he played 15 games, scoring five goals. He was one of three Japanese players at Gwardia, the other two being Kosuke Ikegami and Daisuke Shibusawa.

Before joining Gwardia, ‘Taku’ played in the New South Wales Premier League in Australia, first for Bonyrigg White Eagles, and then Rockdale City Suns, where he made 22 appearances.

Takuya Murayama, Kosuke Ikegami and Daisuke Shibusawa playing for Gwardia Koszalin against Bałtyk Gdynia

Takuya Murayama, Kosuke Ikegami and Daisuke Shibusawa playing for Gwardia Koszalin against Bałtyk Gdynia

Takuya Murayama scoring for Gwardia Koszalin (worth watching)

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English editor, A native of the Isle of Wight, Warren has been running the language teaching company, Go! Languages, with his wife Małgorzata, since 1997. A fan of England, Portsmouth F.C. and Pogoń Szczecin, Warren will be contribing articles on football for the Szczecinian.

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