Masakuni Yamamoto

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Masakuni Yamamoto
Personal information
Full name Masakuni Yamamoto
Date of birth (1958-04-04) April 4, 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1974–1976 Nihon University Mishima High School
1977–1980 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1987 Yamaha Motors 109 (3)
Total 109 (3)
National team
1980–1981 Japan 4 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1997 Japan U-20
2002–2004 Japan U-23
2004–2006 Júbilo Iwata
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masakuni Yamamoto (山本 昌邦, Yamamoto Masakuni, born April 4, 1958) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yamamoto was born in Numazu on April 4, 1958. After graduating from Kokushikan University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Yamaha Motors in 1981. First season, the club finished at the bottom place and was relegated to Division 2. In 1982, the club won the champions and was promoted Division 1. The club also won 1982 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1987. He played 109 games and scored 3 goals in the league.

In December 1980, when Yamamoto was a Kokushikan University student, he was selected the Japan national team for 1982 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on December 26, he debuted against China. He played 4 games for Japan in 1981.

After retirement, Yamamoto started coaching career at Yamaha Motors (later Júbilo Iwata) in 1987. In 1995, he became a manager for Japan U-20 national team and managed at 1997 World Youth Championship. In 1997, he returned to Júbilo Iwata. In October 1998, he became an assistant coach for Japan national team under manager Philippe Troussier. After 2002 World Cup, in August, Yamamoto became a manager for Japan U-23 national team and managed at 2004 Summer Olympics. In November 2004, he returned to Júbilo Iwata and became a manager. He resigned in June 2006.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1981 Yamaha Motors JSL Division 1 18 1
1982 JSL Division 2 16 0
1983 JSL Division 1 18 1
1984 18 0
1985/86 22 0
1986/87 17 1
Country Japan 109 3
Total 109 3

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1980 2 0
1981 2 0
Total 4 0

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