I post this here because the last trace of him performing leads back to Roma and your scudetto season. As I recall, for Roma he came off the bench with some regularity to score goals and change games you couldn't win, he really made a difference. Then he was sold and just never made any kind of difference since. He captained Japan at the World Cup but mostly on past reputation and never lived up to that either. Stints with Parma and Fiorentina are best forgotten and it's been so long now that one really starts to wonder what happened to the talented player that he was?