Yasuhiko Okudera

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Yasuhiko Okudera
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Personal information
Full name Yasuhiko Okudera
Date of birth (1952-03-12) March 12, 1952 (age 69)
Place of birth Kazuno, Akita, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1967–1969 Sagami Institute of Technology High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1977 Furukawa Electric 100 (36)
1977–1980 Köln 75 (15)
1980–1981 Hertha 25 (8)
1981–1986 Werder Bremen 159 (11)
1986–1988 Furukawa Electric 43 (3)
Total 402 (73)
National team
1972–1987 Japan 32 (9)
Teams managed
1996 JEF United Ichihara
2017 Yokohama FC
Honours
Furukawa Electric
Winner Japan Soccer League 1976
Winner JSL Cup 1977
Winner JSL Cup 1986
Winner Emperor's Cup 1976
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yasuhiko Okudera (奥寺 康彦, Okudera Yasuhiko, born March 12, 1952) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

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Okudera was born in Kazuno on March 12, 1952. After graduating from Sagami Institute of Technology High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Furukawa Electric in 1970. In 1976, the club won the champions at Japan Soccer League and Emperor's Cup and he was selected Best Eleven. In May 1977, the club also won JSL Cup. In summer of 1977, he moved to German Bundesliga club Köln. The club won Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal champions in 1977/78 season. In 1980, he moved to 2. Bundesliga club Hertha. In 1981, he moved to Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. He played 159 matches for the club until 1986. In 1986, he returned to Japan and re-joined Furukawa Electric. The club won the 1986 JSL Cup. He retired end of 1987/88 season.

On July 12, 1972, Okudera debuted for the Japan national team against Khmer. He played at 1976 Asian Cup qualification and 1978 World Cup qualification until 1977. While he played in Germany, he was not selected Japan national team from 1977 to 1986. In September 1986, when he was 34 years old, he returned to Japan and was selected Japan for 1986 Asian Games. In 1987, he also played at 1988 Summer Olympics qualification. This qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 32 games and scored 9 goals for Japan until 1987.

After the retirement, Okudera became a president at JEF United Ichihara (former Furukawa Electric) in 1994. He also served as a manager in 1996. In 1999, he became a president at new club Yokohama FC. Okudera was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame in 2012 and Asian Football Hall of Fame in 2014. In October 2017, Yokohama FC manager Hitoshi Nakata was sacked, Okudera managed the club as caretaker.

Statistics[change | change source]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1970 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 7 3 7 3
1971 9 5 9 5
1972 8 0 8 0
1973 18 6 18 6
1974 18 5 18 5
1975 18 9 18 9
1976 18 8 18 8
1977 4 0 4 0
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere LigapokalTotal
1977/78 Köln Bundesliga 20 4 4 2 24 6
1978/79 24 5 3 1 27 6
1979/80 30 6 8 1 38 7
1980/81 1 0 1 0 2 0
1980/81 Hertha 2. Bundesliga 25 8 4 0 29 8
1981/82 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 30 2 4 0 34 2
1982/83 34 4 2 0 36 4
1983/84 29 1 4 0 33 1
1984/85 33 3 4 0 37 3
1985/86 33 1 3 0 36 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1986/87 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 21 2 21 2
1987/88 22 1 22 1
Country Japan 143 39 143 39
Germany 259 34 37 4 296 38
Total 402 73 37 4 0 0 439 77

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1972 6 1
1973 0 0
1974 0 0
1975 5 0
1976 8 7
1977 4 0
1978 0 0
1979 0 0
1980 0 0
1981 0 0
1982 0 0
1983 0 0
1984 0 0
1985 0 0
1986 4 0
1987 5 1
Total 32 9

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