Goro Yamada

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Goro Yamada
Personal information
Full name Goro Yamada
Date of birth (1894-03-03)March 3, 1894
Place of birth Nihonmatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Date of death March 9, 1958(1958-03-09) (aged 64)
Place of death Ota, Tokyo, Japan
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Tokyo Aoyama Normal School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Tokyo Shukyu-Dan
Teams managed
1925 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Goro Yamada (山田 午郎, Yamada Goro, March 3, 1894 – March 9, 1958) was a Japanese football player and manager. He managed for Japan national team.

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Yamada was born in Nihonmatsu on March 3, 1894. After graduating from Tokyo Aoyama Normal School, he played for Tokyo Shukyu-Dan while working as a teacher at primary school. The club won first Emperor's Cup in 1921. He played as right midfielder and captain.

In 1925, Yamada became manager for Japan national team for Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila.[1] He managed 2 matches at this competition, but Japan lost in both matches (0-4, v Philippines and 0-2, v Republic of China).[2]

In 1926, Yamada became a football journalist for Asahi Shimbun. He also served as a director of Japan Football Association from 1924 to 1958.

On March 9, 1958, Yamada died of intracranial hemorrhage in Ota, Tokyo at the age of 64. In 2005, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

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