|Full name||Hiroshi Katayama|
|Date of birth||May 28, 1940|
|Place of birth||Meguro, Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1956–1958||Keio High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Katayama was born in Meguro, Tokyo on May 28, 1940. After graduating from Keio University, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1963. In 1965, Mitsubishi Motors joined new league Japan Soccer League. He won the champions in 1969. He also won 1971 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1972. He played 107 games and scored 3 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven for 5 years in a row (1966-1970).
On August 2, 1961, when Katayama was a Keio University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Malaya. He was selected Japan for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He played in all matches at both Olympics and won Bronze Medal at 1968 Olympics. In 2018, 1968 Olympics team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He also played at 1966 Asian Games. At 1972 Summer Olympics qualification in 1971, Japan's failure to qualify for 1972 Summer Olympics. This qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 38 games for Japan until 1971.
In 2007, Katayama was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.
Statistics[change | change source]
|1965||Mitsubishi Motors||JSL Division 1||14||1|
|Japan national team|