George Yonashiro

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George Yonashiro
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Personal information
Full name George Yonashiro
Date of birth (1950-11-28) November 28, 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1986 Yomiuri 239 (92)
Total 239 (92)
National team
1985 Japan 2 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1990 Yomiuri
1994 Kyoto Purple Sanga
1996 Kyoto Purple Sanga
2004–2006 FC Ryukyu
2007–2010 Giravanz Kitakyushu
2013–2014 Blaublitz Akita
Honours
Yomiuri
Winner Japan Soccer League 1983
Winner Japan Soccer League 1984
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1979
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1981
Winner JSL Cup 1979
Winner JSL Cup 1985
Winner Emperor's Cup 1984
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1981
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Yonashiro (与那城 ジョージ, Yonashiro George, born November 28, 1950) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yonashiro was born in São Paulo, Brazil on November 28, 1950. He joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Yomiuri in 1972. The club was promoted to Division 1 in 1978. In 1979, the club won first title JSL Cup. The club won the league champions in 1983 and 1984. The club also won 1984 Emperor's Cup and 1985 JSL Cup. He retired in 1986. He played 239 games and scored 93 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven 5 times.

In January 1985, Yonashiro obtained his Japanese citizenship. In October, when he was 34 years old, he was selected the Japan national team for 1986 World Cup qualification. At this competition, on October 26, he debuted against South Korea. He played 2 games for Japan in 1985.

After retirement, Yonashiro became a manager for Yomiuri in 1986. He led the club to won 1986/87 Japan Soccer League. The club also won 1986 and 1987 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won 1987 Asian Club Championship. He resigned in 1990. In September 1994, he became a manager for Kyoto Purple Sanga as Seishiro Shimatani successor. In June 1996, he became a manager for Kyoto Purple Sanga again as Oscar Bernardi successor. In 2004, he signed with Prefectural Leagues club FC Ryukyu. He promoted the club to Regional Leagues in 2005 and Japan Football League (JFL) in 2006. In 2007, he moved to Regional Leagues club Giravanz Kitakyushu. He promoted the club to JFL in 2008 and J2 League in 2010. He resigned end of 2010 season. In 2013, he signed with JFL club Blaublitz Akita. He promoted the club to new league J3 League in 2014. He resigned end of 2014 season.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1972 Yomiuri JSL Division 2 9 5 - - 9 5
1973 18 15 - - 18 15
1974 18 13 - 18 13
1975 18 6 - - 18 6
1976 16 7 2 1 4 0 22 8
1977 17 7 3 1 2 1 22 9
1978 JSL Division 1 18 5 2 1 6 2 26 8
1979 18 7 2 2 4 0 24 9
1980 18 4 3 0 2 0 23 4
1981 15 10 5 2 1 0 21 12
1982 18 5 3 0 1 0 22 5
1983 18 2 3 1 3 1 24 4
1984 17 5 4 2 2 1 23 8
1985/86 21 1 2 1 4 2 27 3
Country Japan 239 92 29 11 29 6 297 109
Total 239 92 29 11 29 6 297 109

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1985 2 0
Total 2 0

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