|Full name||Eiji Kawashima|
|Date of birth||March 20, 1983|
|Place of birth||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
Nagoya Grampus Eight
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Eiji Kawashima (川島 永嗣 Kawashima Eiji, born March 20, 1983) is a Japanese professional sportsman. He is best known as an association football player. He has played for the Japan national football team.
As a member of Japan's national team, Kawashima helped develop a program to improve the foreign language skills of Japanese athletes and coaches who play and coach internationally. He is fluent in English and Italian. He works to improve speaking and listening skills in Dutch, French and Portuguese skills.
Club career statistics
|2001||Omiya Ardija||J. League 2||0||0||0||0||0||0||-||0||0|
|2004||Nagoya Grampus||J. League 1||4||0||0||0||8||0||-||12||0|
|2007||Kawasaki Frontale||J. League 1||34||0||4||0||3||0||7||0||41||0|
International career statistics
- Soccerway.com, E. Kwashima; retrieved 2012-8-29.
- NationalFootballTeams.com, Eiji Kwashima; retrieved 2012-8-29.
- Nagatsuka, Kaz. "Language skills key for Kawashima," Japan Times June 17, 2012; excerpt, "Kawashima noted how vital it is to be able to communicate with teammates and coaches in their native languages... 'and that leads to maximizing your performance'"; retrieved 2012-8-29 (archived)
- (Japanese) Japan National Football Team Database