Ryoichi Kawakatsu

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Ryoichi Kawakatsu
Personal information
Full name Ryoichi Kawakatsu
Date of birth (1958-04-05) April 5, 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1974–1976 Kyoto Commercial High School
1977–1980 Hosei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Toshiba 35 (4)
1983–1989 Yomiuri 61 (3)
1989–1990 Kyoto Shiko Club 22 (0)
1990–1991 Tokyo Gas
Total 118+ (7+)
National team
1981–1982 Japan 13 (0)
Teams managed
1997 Verdy Kawasaki
1998 Verdy Kawasaki
1999–2002 Vissel Kobe
2006 Avispa Fukuoka
2010–2012 Tokyo Verdy
2014 Kyoto Sanga FC
Honours
Toshiba
Winner JSL Cup 1981
Yomiuri
Winner Japan Soccer League 1983
Winner Japan Soccer League 1984
Winner Japan Soccer League 1986/87
Winner JSL Cup 1985
Winner Emperor's Cup 1984
Winner Emperor's Cup 1986
Winner Emperor's Cup 1987
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryoichi Kawakatsu (川勝 良一, Kawakatsu Ryoichi, born April 5, 1958) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kawakatsu was born in Kyoto on April 5, 1958. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Toshiba in 1981. In 1983, he moved to Division 1 club Yomiuri. The club won the league champions in 1983, 1984 and 1986/87. The club also won 1984, 1986, 1987 Emperor's Cup and 1985 JSL Cup. He played 61 matches until 1988. Toward the end of his career, he played for Kyoto Shiko Club (1988–1990) and Tokyo Gas (1990–1992). He retired in 1991.

On February 8, 1981, when Kawakatsu was a Hosei University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Malaysia. He played 13 games for Japan until 1982.

After retirement, Kawakatsu started coaching career at Tokyo Gas in 1991. In 1992, he moved to Verdy Kawasaki (later Tokyo Verdy). In 1997, he managed at 1997 Emperor's Cup as Valdir Espinosa successor. In September 1998, he became a manager as Nicanor de Carvalho successor. In 1999, he moved to Vissel Kobe. He was sacked in July 2002. In June 2006, he signed with Avispa Fukuoka as Hiroshi Matsuda successor. However the club was relegated to J2 League and he resigned. In 2010, he returned to Tokyo Verdy and managed until September 2012. In June 2014, he signed with Kyoto Sanga FC and managed until end of season.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1981 Toshiba JSL Division 2 17 1 - 4 1 21 2
1982 18 3 1 0 2 0 21 3
1983 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 12 1 3 0 2 0 17 1
1984 14 2 5 1 2 0 21 3
1985/86 16 0 0 0 3 0 19 0
1986/87 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1987/88 15 0 2 0 1 0 18 0
1989/90 Kyoto Shiko Club JSL Division 2 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
1990 Tokyo Gas Regional Leagues
1991/92 JSL Division 2 15 0 - 1 0 16 0
Country Japan 133 7 12 1 15 1 160 9
Total 133 7 12 1 15 1 160 9

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1981 10 0
1982 3 0
Total 13 0

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