|Full name||Yasuharu Kurata|
|Date of birth||February 1, 1963|
|Place of birth||Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Defender|
|Fujieda Higashi High School|
|University of Tsukuba|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Kurata was born in Fujieda on February 1, 1963. After graduating from University of Tsukuba, he joined Japan Soccer League club Honda in 1986. He played 77 matches and scored 5 goals for the club. In 1991, he moved to Yomiuri and played in 1 season. The club won 1991 JSL Cup and 1991/92 Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1992.
In September 1986, Kurata was selected the Japan national team for 1986 Asian Games. At this competition, on September 20, he debuted against Nepal. In 1987, he played at 1988 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 6 games for Japan until 1987.
After retirement, Kurata started coaching career at Avispa Fukuoka in 1995. He mainly served as an assistant coach until 2006. In 2007, he moved to Vissel Kobe. In 2010, he moved to J2 League club FC Gifu and became a manager. In 2012, he moved to China and signed with Dalian Aerbin. In 2014, he became a manager at the club. He returned to Japan in 2015 and he became a manager for J2 club Tochigi SC in July and managed the club until end of 2015 season. In 2021, he signed with J3 League club Fujieda MYFC.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1986/87||Honda||JSL Division 1||20||1||3||1||4||3||27||5|
|1991/92||Yomiuri||JSL Division 1||2||0||1||0||4||0||7||0|
|Japan national team|