|Full name||Yasuyuki Kuwahara|
|Date of birth||December 22, 1942|
|Place of birth||Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Date of death||March 1, 2017(aged 74)|
|Place of death||Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1958–1960||Hiroshima University High School|
|* 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]
|1965||Toyo Industries||JSL Division 1||13||7|
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Yasuyuki Kuwahara at National-Football-Teams.com
- ↑ Japan National Football Team Database
Other websites[change | change source]
- Yasuyuki Kuwahara at Olympedia
- Yasuyuki Kuwahara at FIFA
- Yasuyuki Kuwahara at National Football Teams.com
- Yasuyuki Kuwahara at WorldFootball.net
- Yasuyuki Kuwahara at Transfermarkt (player)
- Japan Football Hall of Fame (Japan team at 1968 Olympics) at Japan Football Association