Fujii Naonobu (闤溕 竴漸, Fujii Naonobu, January 5, 1992 – March 10, 2023) was a volleyball player from Japan. He was a member of the Toray Arrows volleyball team and the men’s national volleyball team.
Who is Naonobu Fujii ?
Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture is where Fujii was born. After starting to play volleyball in high school, he joined Juntendo University. Following his academic career, he became a member of the Toray Arrows.
In addition to being a gifted setter, Fujii was renowned for his intelligence and game reading skills. In addition, he was a committed teammate and a diligent worker.
Fujii was chosen for the men’s national volleyball squad of Japan in 2016. During the 2017 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship, he took part and won the best setter title. Additionally, he participated in the 2021 Summer Olympics, where Japan placed seventh.
He was given a stomach cancer diagnosis in 2022. Despite receiving treatment, he passed away on March 10, 2023, when he was 31 years old.
Fujii was well-liked and well-respected in the volleyball world. He was well-known for his upbeat outlook and eagerness to provide a hand. He served as an inspiration for upcoming volleyball players.
Volleyball lost a valuable member with Fujii’s passing. He was a committed teammate as well as a gifted player. We will all miss him.
In Memoriam: Remembering Volleyball Star Fujii (1991-2023)
Naonoby Fujii, 31, passed away on March 10, 2023. His squad, Toray Arrows, announced his passing on social media.
Regarding Naonobu Fujii, Volleytrails tweeted the following:
We offer Nakkun’s family and loved ones our sincere condolences during this trying time. We also feel bad for his supporters, coaches, and teammates. Whose spirit and talent affected them. Peace be with you, Nakkun. Though greatly missed, you will always be in our hearts.