Yoshio Kato

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Yoshio Kato
Personal information
Full name Yoshio Kato
Date of birth (1957-08-01) August 1, 1957 (age 64)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1973–1975 Hongo High School
1976–1979 Osaka University of Commerce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1993 JEF United Ichihara 87 (0)
Total 87 (0)
National team
1980–1981 Japan 8 (0)
Honours
JEF United Ichihara
Winner Japan Soccer League 1985/86
Winner JSL Cup 1982
Winner JSL Cup 1986
Runner-up JSL Cup 1990
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1984
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yoshio Kato (加藤 好男, Kato Yoshio, born August 1, 1957) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kato was born in Saitama on August 1, 1957. After graduating from Osaka University of Commerce, he joined Japan Soccer League club Furukawa Electric (later JEF United Ichihara) in 1980. The club won the league champions in 1985/86. The club also won 1982 and 1986 JSL Cup. However, he could not play in the game much, as he was the team's reserve goalkeeper behind Choei Sato. Kato became a regular goalkeeper in later 1980s. He retired in 1993. He played 87 games in the league.

On June 9, 1980, Kato debuted for the Japan national team against Hong Kong. He played 8 games for Japan until 1981.

After retirement, Kato started coaching career at JEF United Ichihara from 1994. In 2000s, he became a goalkeeper coach for U-17 and U-20 Japan national team. In 2006, he became a goalkeeper coach for Japan national team. He coached Japan until 2010 World Cup under manager Ivica Osim and Takeshi Okada.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1980 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 1 0 1 0
1981 1 0 1 0
1982 0 0 0 0
1983 0 0 0 0
1984 3 0 3 0
1985/86 0 0 0 0
1986/87 17 0 17 0
1987/88 19 0 2 0 21 0
1988/89 19 0 0 0 19 0
1989/90 2 0 2 0 4 0
1990/91 1 0 5 0 6 0
1991/92 6 0 1 0 7 0
1992 JEF United Ichihara J1 League - 4 0 4 0
1993 18 0 0 0 3 0 21 0
Country Japan 87 0 0 0 17 0 104 0
Total 87 0 0 0 17 0 104 0

[3]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1980 3 0
1981 5 0
Total 8 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Yoshio Kato at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Yoshio Kato at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites[change | change source]