|Full name||Kazuo Echigo|
|Date of birth||December 28, 1965|
|Place of birth||Mie District, Mie, Japan|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|1981–1983||Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School|
|1984–1995||JEF United Ichihara||174||(27)|
|2017–2018||Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies|
|2019–||Chinese Taipei Women|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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]
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1984||Furukawa Electric||JSL Division 1||4||2||4||2|
|1992||JEF United Ichihara||J1 League||-||9||2||9||2|
|1996||Brummell Sendai||Football League||22||7||3||0||-||25||7|
|1999||Vegalta Sendai||J2 League||26||0||0||0||1||0||27||0|
|Japan national team|