Japan national team FW Daizen Maeda (24), who belongs to Yokohama F. Marinos of the Meiji Yasuda Life J1 League, won the title of top scorer and best eleven at the “2021 J League Awards” held on the 6th of this month. Daizen Maeda has been receiving a lot of attention by sending a message of gratitude to Matsumoto Yamaga of the old nest through SNS.
When he started his professional career at Matsumoto Yamaga in 2016, he made a break in the 2017 season when he was transferred to Mito HollyHock for a limited time. After making a major contribution to the promotion of Matsumoto Yamaga to J1 in the 2018 season, he joined Yokohama F. Marinos in August of last year after transferring the rental of Primeira Liga (Portugal 1st Division) to Maritimo.
And this season, he started in 33 games in the J1 league and scored 23 goals. In the match against FC Tokyo in Section 35 held on the 6th of last month, he was the top scorer in the J1 league with former Brazil national team FW Leandro Damian (32), who belongs to Kawasaki Frontale. In addition, he participated in three games in the middle of the Tokyo Olympics men’s soccer competition as a member of the U24 Japan National Team, and was also called to the A National Team during the National Team Week last month.
Daizen Maeda updated his SNS on the 7th while he was attracting attention for attending the “2021 J League Awards” wearing a haori hakama. After retweeting a post congratulating Matsumoto Yamaga for winning the title, he said, “Thank you! I started my professional career at Matsumoto Yamaga, so I’m still one of my favorite clubs. I’m happy and regrettable if I lose. I have the same feelings as everyone who supports Yamaga. I will continue to support Matsumoto Yamaga. “
Many comments from Matsumoto Yamaga supporters and J-League fans such as “Thank you!”, “I can really cry”, and “I will support you wherever you go!” Many fans will continue to support Daizen Maeda’s challenge as he is expected to reunite with Ange Postecoglou at Celtic after the end of the season.