Kenji Honnami

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Kenji Honnami
Personal information
Full name Kenji Honnami
Date of birth (1964-06-23) June 23, 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Seifu High School
Osaka University of Commerce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1997 Gamba Osaka 182 (0)
1997–2001 Tokyo Verdy 85 (0)
Total 267 (0)
National team
1994 Japan 3 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2016 Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kenji Honnami (本並 健治, Honnami Kenji, born June 23, 1964) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His wife is a former footballer Karina Maruyama.

Biography[change | change source]

Honnami was born in Hirakata on June 23, 1964. After graduating from Osaka University of Commerce, he joined Japan Soccer League club Matsushita Electric (later Gamba Osaka) in 1987. The club won 1990 Emperor's Cup. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and founded new league J1 League. Although he became a regular goalkeeper, he lost opportunity to play from 1996. He moved to Verdy Kawasaki (later Tokyo Verdy) in the middle of 1997 season. Although he was reserve goalkeeper behind Shinkichi Kikuchi, Honnami became a regular goalkeeper from 1999. He retired with his rival Kikuchi end of 2001 season.

On May 29, 1994, Honnami debuted for the Japan national team against France. He played 3 games for Japan in 1994.

In August 2012, Honnami became a manager for Nadeshiko League club Speranza FC Osaka-Takatsuki (later Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki). He resigned end of 2016 season.

Personal life[change | change source]

In September 2020, Honnami married a former footballer Karina Maruyama. Maruyama played for Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki when Honnami managed the club from 2012 to 2016.[1]

Statistics[change | change source]

[2][3]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1987/88 Matsushita Electric JSL Division 2 25 0 0 0 25 0
1988/89 JSL Division 1 16 0 0 0 16 0
1989/90 10 0 1 0 11 0
1990/91 6 0 1 0 7 0
1991/92 1 0 0 0 1 0
1992 Gamba Osaka J1 League - 2 0 2 0 4 0
1993 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1994 43 0 4 0 3 0 50 0
1995 49 0 4 0 - 53 0
1996 16 0 4 0 6 0 26 0
1997 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
1997 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1998 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
1999 29 0 4 0 2 0 35 0
2000 29 0 2 0 1 0 32 0
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Country Japan 267 0 21 0 18 0 306 0
Total 267 0 21 0 18 0 306 0

[4]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1994 3 0
Total 3 0

References[change | change source]

  1. sanspo.com(in Japanese)
  2. Kenji Honnami at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Kenji Honnami at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  4. Japan National Football Team Database

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