Toshinobu Katsuya

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Toshinobu Katsuya
Personal information
Full name Toshinobu Katsuya
Date of birth (1961-09-02) September 2, 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Nagasaki, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1977–1979 Shimabara Commercial High School
1980–1983 Osaka University of Commerce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1991 Honda 140 (6)
1991–1993 Yokohama Marinos 45 (0)
1994–1997 Júbilo Iwata 99 (2)
1998 Cerezo Osaka 14 (0)
Total 298 (8)
National team
1985–1993 Japan 27 (0)
1989 Japan Futsal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Toshinobu Katsuya (勝矢 寿延, Katsuya Toshinobu, born September 2, 1961) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Katsuya was educated at and played for Shimabara Commercial High School and Osaka University of Commerce. After graduating in 1984, he joined Japan Soccer League side Honda. He was selected Best Eleven in 1985/86 and 1986/87. But he moved to fellow JSL side Nissan Motors (later Yokohama Marinos) in 1991. He was transferred to Júbilo Iwata in 1994, then to Cerezo Osaka in 1998, and retired from the game at the end of the 1998 season.

In September 1985, Katsuya was selected the Japan national team for 1986 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on September 22, he debuted against Hong Kong. He also played 1986 Asian Games and 1988 Summer Olympics qualification in 1987.

In 1992, Katsuya was selected Japan for the first time in 5 years. He was a member of the Japan won the 1992 Asian Cup. He played 3 matches in the competition. In 1993, he was also selected Japan for 1994 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, he filled in for injured left back Satoshi Tsunami in the Final round. He was on the pitch when Japan's hope to play in the finals was dashed by an injury-time Iraqi equaliser in the last qualifier, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the "Agony of Doha" (ドーハの悲劇). This qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 27 games for Japan until 1993.

In 1989, Katsuya selected Japan national futsal team for 1989 Futsal World Championship in Netherlands.

After retirement, Katsuya started coaching career at Cerezo Osaka in 1999. He mainly served as an assistant coach and scout.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1984 Honda JSL Division 1 16 1 16 1
1985/86 22 0 22 0
1986/87 19 1 19 1
1987/88 22 1 3 0 25 1
1988/89 18 0 1 0 19 0
1989/90 22 2 2 1 24 3
1990/91 21 1 4 0 25 1
1991/92 Nissan Motors JSL Division 1 20 0 3 0 23 0
1992 Yokohama Marinos J1 League - 0 0 6 0 6 0
1993 25 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
1994 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 22 1 1 0 0 0 23 1
1995 35 1 0 0 - 35 1
1996 27 0 1 0 13 1 41 0
1997 15 0 2 0 4 0 21 0
1998 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Country Japan 298 8 5 0 36 2 339 10
Total 298 8 5 0 36 2 339 10

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1985 2 0
1986 4 0
1987 6 0
1988 0 0
1989 0 0
1990 0 0
1991 0 0
1992 9 0
1993 6 0
Total 27 0

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