|Full name||Hiroshi Hirakawa|
|Date of birth||January 10, 1965|
|Place of birth||Kanagawa, Japan|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|1980–1982||Chigasaki High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Hirakawa was born in Kanagawa Prefecture on January 10, 1965. After graduating from Juntendo University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Nissan Motors (later Yokohama Marinos) in 1987. From 1988 to 1990, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup for two years in a row. During the 1990s, the club won the 1990 JSL Cup, 1991 and 1992 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won the 1991–92 and 1992–93 Asian Cup Winners' Cups. Toward the end of his career, he played for Yokohama Flügels in 1995 and Consadole Sapporo in 1996. He retired in 1996.
In March 1985, Hirakawa was selected the Japan national team for 1986 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on March 21, he debuted against North Korea. After he joined Nissan Motors, he was selected Japan again in 1988 and 1989. In 1992, he also played 1 game for the first time in 3 years. He played 13 games for Japan until 1992.
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1987/88||Nissan Motors||JSL Division 1||20||1||0||0||20||1|
|1992||Yokohama Marinos||J1 League||-||0||0||9||1||9||1|
|1995||Yokohama Flügels||J1 League||13||1||0||0||-||13||1|
|1996||Consadole Sapporo||Football League||5||0||0||0||-||5||0|
|Japan national team|