Kazuyoshi Miura

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Kazuyoshi Miura
Kazu Miura at Matsuda tribute match 20120122.jpg
Miura in 2012
Personal information
Full name Kazuyoshi Miura
Date of birth (1967-02-26) February 26, 1967 (age 54)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Yokohama FC
Youth career
1982 Shizuoka Gakuen High School
1982–1986 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986 Santos 2 (0)
1986 Palmeiras 25 (2)
1986 Matsubara 5 (1)
1987 CRB 4 (0)
1987–1988 XV de Jaú 25 (2)
1988–1989 Coritiba 21 (2)
1990 Santos 11 (3)
1990–1998 Verdy Kawasaki 192 (100)
1994–1995Genoa (loan) 21 (1)
1999 Croatia Zagreb 12 (0)
1999–2000 Kyoto Purple Sanga 41 (21)
2001–2005 Vissel Kobe 103 (24)
2005– Yokohama FC 277 (27)
2005Sydney FC (loan) 4 (2)
National team
1990–2000 Japan 98 (55)
2012 Japan Futsal
Honours
Verdy Kawasaki
Winner Japan Soccer League 1990/91
Winner Japan Soccer League 1991/92
Winner J1 League 1993
Winner J1 League 1994
Runner-up J1 League 1995
Winner JSL Cup 1991
Winner J.League Cup 1992
Winner J.League Cup 1993
Winner J.League Cup 1994
Runner-up J.League Cup 1996
Winner Emperor's Cup 1996
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1991
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1992
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Kazuyoshi Miura (三浦 知良, Miura Kazuyoshi, born February 26, 1967) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His brother Yasutoshi Miura also played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Miura was born in Shizuoka on February 26, 1967. After he dropped out from Shizuoka Gakuen High School, he moved to Brazil in 1982. He played several clubs including Santos, Palmeiras and Coritiba. In 1990, he returned to Japan and joined Japan Soccer League (JSL) club Yomiuri (later Verdy Kawasaki). In 1992, JSL was folded and the club joined new league, J1 League. The club won the last two JSL titles in 1991 and 1992, and Verdy Kawasaki won the first two J1 League titles in 1993 and 1994. He was named the first J1League MVP award in 1993. Miura then became the first Japanese footballer to play in Italy, joining Genoa in the 1994/95 Serie A season. In 1995, he returned to Verdy Kawasaki. He became a top scorer with 23 goals in 1996. In January 1999, he moved to Croatia Zagreb. The club won the Prva HNL in 1998/99 season. In July 1999, he returned to Japan and joined Kyoto Purple Sanga. However the club was relegated to J2 League end of 2000 season. In 2001, he moved to J1 club Vissel Kobe. His opportunity to play decreased in 2005 and he moved to J2 club Yokohama FC in July. In November, he moved to Sydney FC on loan and also played at 2005 Club World Championship. In 2006, he returned to Yokohama FC and won the champions in J2. In 2007, the club played in J1 first time in the club history. However the club finished at the bottom place and was relegated to J2 in a year. The club was promoted to J1 from 2020 again.

In 1990, Miura was selected the Japan national team for 1990 Asian Games. At this tournament, he debuted against Bangladesh on September 26. In 1992, he was selected the Japan for 1992 Asian Cup which held in Japan and Japan team won the champions. In 1993, he played at 1994 World Cup qualification in Doha. However Japan failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. It was known as the "Agony of Doha" (ドーハの悲劇) in Japan. He also played at 1994 Asian Games, 1995 King Fahd Cup and 1996 Asian Cup. In 1997, Miura scored 14 goals in 13 matches for Japan during 1998 World Cup qualification, leading the Japan to their first ever World Cup. However was not selected Japan for 1998 World Cup. He played 89 games and scored 55 goals for Japan until 2000.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1990/91 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 18 3 2 1 1 0 21 4
1991/92 21 6 5 3 5 2 31 11
1992 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League - 5 1 10 10 15 11
1993 36 20 3 3 1 0 40 23
1994 22 16 0 0 0 0 22 16
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League CupTotal
1994/95 Genoa Serie A 21 1 1 0 - 22 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1995 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 26 23 2 0 - 28 23
1996 27 23 5 4 6 2 38 29
1997 14 4 2 1 0 0 16 5
1998 28 5 3 2 0 0 31 7
CroatiaLeague Croatian Cup League CupTotal
1998/99 Croatia Zagreb Prva HNL 12 0 0 0 - 12 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1999 Kyoto Purple Sanga J1 League 11 4 2 1 0 0 13 5
2000 30 17 1 0 7 2 38 19
2001 Vissel Kobe J1 League 29 11 2 0 3 2 34 13
2002 17 3 0 0 1 0 18 3
2003 24 4 3 2 4 0 31 6
2004 21 4 0 0 5 0 26 4
2005 12 2 0 0 6 1 18 3
2005 Yokohama FC J2 League 16 4 1 0 - 17 4
AustraliaLeague Cup League CupTotal
2005/06 Sydney FC A-League 4 2 - - 4 2
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2006 Yokohama FC J2 League 39 6 0 0 - 39 6
2007 J1 League 24 3 2 0 4 0 30 3
2008 J2 League 30 1 2 0 - 32 1
2009 30 1 0 0 - 30 1
2010 10 3 0 0 - 10 3
2011 30 0 1 0 - 31 0
2012 14 1 0 0 - 14 1
2013 18 2 0 0 - 18 2
2014 2 0 0 0 - 2 0
2015 16 3 0 0 - 16 3
2016 20 2 1 0 - 21 2
2017 12 1 0 0 - 12 1
2018 9 0 2 0 - 11 0
2019 3 0 2 0 - 5 0
2020 J1 League 4 0 - 2 0 6 0
2021
Country Japan 613 172 46 18 47 19 706 209
Italy 21 1 1 0 - 22 1
Croatia 12 0 0 0 - 12 0
Australia 39 6 0 0 - 39 6
Total 685 179 47 18 47 19 779 216

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1990 3 0
1991 2 0
1992 11 2
1993 16 16
1994 8 5
1995 12 6
1996 12 6
1997 19 18
1998 1 0
1999 0 0
2000 5 2
Total 89 55

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]