Hara in 2007
|Full name||Hiromi Hara|
|Date of birth||October 19, 1958|
|Place of birth||Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1974–1976||Yaita Higashi High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Hara was born in Nasushiobara on October 19, 1958. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Mitsubishi Motors (later Urawa Reds) in 1981. The club won 1981 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He played as a regular player from first season and played in all matches in the league until 1987/88 season. After that, club performance was not good and also played in Division 2. He retired in 1992. He played 192 games and scored 65 goals in the league.
On November 19, 1978, when Hara was a Waseda University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Soviet Union. He also played at 1978 Asian Games and 1982 World Cup qualification in 1980. From 1983, he played in Japan's all matches until 1987. He played 75 games and scored 37 goals for Japan until 1987.
After the retirement, Hara started coaching career at Urawa Reds in 1992. He served as an assistant coach until 1997. In 1998, he was promoted to a manager. However he was sacked for poor performance in summer 1999. In 2002, he signed with FC Tokyo. He led the club to win the 2004 J.League Cup which was first major title in the club history. He resigned end of 2005 season. In 2007, he managed FC Tokyo in one season again. In February 2009, He was appointed by Japan Football Association as its new technical director. After 2010 World Cup, he managed Japan national team as caretaker in 2 matches until Alberto Zaccheroni became a new manager.
Statistics[change | change source]
|1981||Mitsubishi Motors||JSL Division 1||18||4|
|1989/90||JSL Division 2||16||9|
|1990/91||JSL Division 1||18||3|
|Japan national team|