Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009
SAPPORO (Kyodo) Former Japan striker Masashi Nakayama will join Consadole Sapporo, the J. League second-division club said Wednesday.
Nakayama, who received offers from six different clubs after being released from Jubilo Iwata last month, had narrowed down his choice to second-division club Roasso Kumamoto and Sapporo by last Saturday.
The 42-year-old called a Kumamoto official earlier in the day to decline their offer. He appears to have chosen Sapporo due to their superior health care facilities.
Nakayama is the first division's all-time top scorer with 157 goals.