|Full name||Yoshinori Taguchi|
|Date of birth||September 14, 1965|
|Place of birth||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1981–1983||Saitama Urawa Minami High School|
|1985–1988||University of Tsukuba|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Taguchi was born in Saitama on September 14, 1965. After graduating from University of Tsukuba, he joined Japan Soccer League club All Nippon Airways (later Yokohama Flügels) in 1989. He became a regular player as center back from first season. However he was suspended for seven months from October 1991 due to violence against referee. In 1993, he moved to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. However he could not become regular player due to injury before opening season. In 1994, he moved to his local club Urawa Reds and became a regular player. However he was suspended for four months from September 1995 due to violence against supporter after a match. From 1997, he could hardly play in the match in two seasons for injury. Although he came back on October 3, 1998, he receiving a red card. This match became his last match. He retired end of 1998 season.
In 1988, when Taguchi was a University of Tsukuba student, he was selected the Japan national "B team" for 1988 Asian Cup. At this competition, he played 3 games. However, Japan Football Association don't count as Japan national team match because this Japan team was "B team" not "top team".
After retirement, Taguchi became a manager for Nadeshiko League club Urawa Reinas (later Saitama Reinas) in 2001. In 2004, the club won the champions Nadeshiko League and the 2nd place Empress's Cup. He resigned end of 2004 season.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1989/90||All Nippon Airways||JSL Division 1||20||1||4||0||3||0||27||1|
|1992||Yokohama Flügels||J1 League||-||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|1993||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||J1 League||6||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|1994||Urawa Reds||J1 League||29||1||2||0||2||0||33||1|