Tsuyoshi Kitazawa

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Tsuyoshi Kitazawa
Kitazawa Tsuyoshi from "Goal! Goal! Goal! -The Best of Football Films-" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (45618869921).jpg
Kitazawa in 2018
Personal information
Full name Tsuyoshi Kitazawa
Date of birth (1968-08-10) August 10, 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Machida, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1986 Shutoku High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Honda 51 (14)
1991–2002 Tokyo Verdy 265 (41)
Total 316 (55)
National team
1989 Japan Futsal
1991–1999 Japan 58 (3)
Honours
Tokyo Verdy
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

Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (北澤 豪, Kitazawa Tsuyoshi, born August 10, 1968) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kitazawa was born in Machida on August 10, 1968. After graduating from Shutoku High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Honda in 1987. He was the top scorer of the league in the 1990/91 season. He moved to Yomiuri (later Verdy Kawasaki, Tokyo Verdy) in 1991. The club won the league champions in 1991/92 and 1991 JSL Cup. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and the club joined new league, J1 League. Kitazawa, together with his teammates Kazuyoshi Miura, Ruy Ramos, Nobuhiro Takeda, Tetsuji Hashiratani and Bismarck made in the early 1990s the golden era of Verdy who won the J1 League championship (1993 and 1994) and J.League Cup (1992, 1993, and 1994). He finished his playing career as a Verdy player in 2002.

Kitazawa was capped 58 times and scored 3 goals for the Japan national team between 1991 and 1999. He made his international debut on June 2, 1991 in a friendly against Thailand, under national manager Kenzo Yokoyama. He was a member of the Japan team for the 1992 Asian Cup that Japan won. He took part in Japan's unsuccessful campaign to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. He was a member of the Asian final qualification stage that was held centrally in Doha and played two games. He was on the bench when the Iraqi's injury-time equaliser dashed Japan's qualification hope in the last qualifier, in the match that the Japanese fans now remember as the "Agony of Doha" (ドーハの悲劇). Kitazawa was short-listed for the 1998 World Cup, but national manager Takeshi Okada dropped him along with Kazuyoshi Miura and Daisuke Ichikawa at the final training camp in Nyon, Switzerland.

Kitazawa represented Japan national futsal team in the 1989 Futsal World Championship hosted by the Netherlands.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1987/88 Honda JSL Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988/89 7 0 0 0 7 0
1989/90 22 4 0 0 22 4
1990/91 22 10 1 0 23 10
1991/92 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 20 2 5 0 4 1 29 3
1992 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League - 2 2 11 1 13 3
1993 35 6 3 2 1 1 39 9
1994 40 9 2 1 3 1 45 11
1995 40 11 3 0 - 43 11
1996 28 4 5 2 15 5 48 11
1997 29 1 2 0 0 0 31 1
1998 34 5 3 0 0 0 37 5
1999 28 4 3 2 3 1 34 7
2000 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2002 4 1 0 0 2 0 6 1
Country Japan 336 57 28 9 41 10 405 76
Total 336 57 28 9 41 10 405 76

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1991 2 0
1992 11 1
1993 4 0
1994 7 1
1995 14 1
1996 5 0
1997 11 0
1998 3 0
1999 1 0
Total 58 3

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