Eizo Yuguchi

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Eizo Yuguchi
Personal information
Full name Eizo Yuguchi
Date of birth (1945-07-04)July 4, 1945
Place of birth Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Date of death February 2, 2003(2003-02-02) (aged 57)
Place of death Nara, Nara, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1961–1963 Meisei High School
1964–1967 Kansai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1972 Yanmar Diesel 66 (3)
Total 66 (3)
National team
1969–1970 Japan 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eizo Yuguchi (湯口 栄蔵, Yuguchi Eizo, July 4, 1945 – February 2, 2003) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Yuguchi was born in Osaka on July 4, 1945. After graduating from Kansai University, he joined his local club Yanmar Diesel in 1968. The club won the Japan Soccer League champions in 1971. The club also won 1968 and 1970 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1972. He played 66 games and scored 3 goals in the league.

In October 1968, Yuguchi was selected the Japan national team for 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and Japan won the Bronze Medal. In 2018, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He also played at 1970 World Cup qualification and 1970 Asian Games. He played 5 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1970.

On February 2, 2003, Yuguchi died of stomach cancer in Nara at the age of 57.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1969 1 0
1970 4 1
Total 5 1

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