|Full name||Hiroshi Yoshida|
|Date of birth||February 11, 1958|
|Place of birth||Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|1973–1975||Shizuoka Technical High School|
|2007–2012||Japan Women U-17|
|2011–2014||Japan Women U-20|
|2015||AS Elfen Saitama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Hiroshi Yoshida (吉田 弘, Yoshida Hiroshi, born) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.
Biography[change | change source]
Yoshida was born in Shizuoka Prefecture on February 11, 1958. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Furukawa Electric in 1980. In 1981, he scored 14 goal and became a top scorer. In 1985/86 season, he became a top scorer again and he was selected "Japanese Footballer of the Year awards". The club also won the league champions. In Asia, the club won 1986 Asian Club Championship. This is the first Asian champions as Japanese club. He retired in 1990.
On February 8, 1981, Yoshida debuted for the Japan national team against Malaysia. He also played at 1982 Asian Games. He played 9 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1983.
After retirement, Yoshida started coaching career at Shimizu S-Pulse. From 2000s, he mainly coached women's team. Through Japan women's national team assistant coach, he became a manager for Japan U-17 women's national team in 2007. He managed at U-17 World Cup 3 times (2008, 2010 and 2012). At 2010 U-17 World Cup, Japan won the 2nd place. He also became a manager Japan U-20 women's national team in 2011. He managed at 2012 U-20 World Cup and Japan won the 3rd place. In 2014, he signed with AS Elfen Saitama and managed in 2015 season.
Statistics[change | change source]
|1980||Furukawa Electric||JSL Division 1||13||2|
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Hiroshi Yoshida at National-Football-Teams.com
- ↑ Japan National Football Team Database
Other websites[change | change source]
- Hiroshi Yoshida at National Football Teams.com
- Hiroshi Yoshida at Transfermarkt (player)