Kazuo Echigo

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Kazuo Echigo
Personal information
Full name Kazuo Echigo
Date of birth (1965-12-28) December 28, 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth Mie District, Mie, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1981–1983 Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1995 JEF United Ichihara 174 (27)
1996–1999 Vegalta Sendai 84 (13)
Total 258 (40)
National team
1986–1987 Japan 6 (1)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies
2019– Chinese Taipei Women
Honours
JEF United Ichihara
Winner Japan Soccer League 1985/86
Winner JSL Cup 1986
Runner-up JSL Cup 1990
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1984
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazuo Echigo (越後 和男, Echigo Kazuo, born December 28, 1965) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Echigo was born in Mie District, Mie on December 28, 1965. After graduating from Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Furukawa Electric (later JEF United Ichihara) in 1984. The club won 1985/86 Japan Soccer League and 1986 JSL Cup. In Asia, the club won 1986 Asian Club Championship. This is first Asian champions as Japanese club. In 1995, he moved to Japan Football League club Brummell Sendai (later Vegalta Sendai). The club was promoted to new league J2 League in 1999. He retired end of 1999 season.

On July 25, 1986, Echigo debuted for the Japan national team against Syria. He also played at 1986 Asian Games. In 1987, he was selected Japan for 1988 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 6 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1987.

After retirement, Echigo started coaching career at Vegalta Sendai in 2000. He served as an assistant coach until 2004. In 2007, he signed with JEF United Chiba and became a manager for reserve team. In 2011, he returned to Vegalta Sendai and served as manager for youth team. In 2017, he became a manager for the women's team, Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies. In 2017 season, the club was finished at the 4th place. However in 2018 season, the club won only 1 match in 9 matches and he resigned in June. In 2019, he became a manager for Chinese Taipei women's national team.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1984 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 4 2 4 2
1985/86 22 4 4 0 26 4
1986/87 15 0 5 1 20 1
1987/88 10 0 2 0 12 0
1988/89 20 3 1 0 21 3
1989/90 13 1 2 1 15 2
1990/91 11 4 0 0 11 4
1991/92 13 3 1 0 14 3
1992 JEF United Ichihara J1 League - 9 2 9 2
1993 22 3 3 0 3 0 28 3
1994 33 7 2 0 2 0 37 7
1995 11 0 0 0 - 11 0
1996 Brummell Sendai Football League 22 7 3 0 - 25 7
1997 9 2 0 0 3 1 12 3
1998 27 4 4 0 0 0 31 4
1999 Vegalta Sendai J2 League 26 0 0 0 1 0 27 0
Country Japan 258 40 12 0 33 5 303 45
Total 258 40 12 0 33 5 303 45

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1986 3 0
1987 3 1
Total 6 1

References[change | change source]

  1. Kazuo Echigo at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Kazuo Echigo at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

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