Yasuyuki Kuwahara

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Yasuyuki Kuwahara
Personal information
Full name Yasuyuki Kuwahara
Date of birth (1942-12-22)December 22, 1942
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Date of death March 1, 2017(2017-03-01) (aged 74)
Place of death Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1958–1960 Hiroshima University High School
1961–1964 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1972 Toyo Industries 94 (53)
Total 94 (53)
National team
1966–1970 Japan 12 (5)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yasuyuki Kuwahara (桑原 楽之, Kuwahara Yasuyuki, December 22, 1942 – March 1, 2017) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kuwahara was born in Hiroshima on December 22, 1942. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined his local club Toyo Industries in 1965. The club won Japan Soccer League champions 5 times (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1970). The club also won 1965, 1967 and 1969 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1972. He played 94 games and scored 53 goals in the league.

In December 1966, Kuwahara was selected the Japan national team for 1966 Asian Games. At this competition, on December 14, he debuted against Malaysia. In 1968, he was selected Japan for 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He played 2 matches and Japan won Bronze Medal. In 2018, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He played 12 games and scored 5 goals for Japan until 1970.

On March 1, 2017, Kuwahara died of pneumonia in Hiroshima at the age of 74.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1965 Toyo Industries JSL Division 1 13 7
1966 14 9
1967 13 11
1968 14 8
1969 ? 5
1970 14 9
1971 ? 4
1972 ? 0
Country Japan 94 53
Total 94 53

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1966 4 2
1967 1 1
1968 2 1
1969 4 1
1970 1 0
Total 12 5

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