|Full name||Yoshio Kikugawa|
|Date of birth||September 12, 1944|
|Place of birth||Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Fujieda Higashi High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Kikugawa was born in Fujieda on September 12, 1944. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1968. The club won Japan Soccer League champions in 1969, 1973. The club won 1971 and 1973 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1974. He played 94 games and scored 2 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1969.
In October 1969, Kikugawa was selected the Japan national team for 1970 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on October 12, he debuted against South Korea. He also played at 1970 Asian Games. He played 16 games for Japan until 1971.
After retirement, in 1982, Kikugawa signed with new club Chuo Bohan (later Avispa Fukuoka) based in his local Fujieda and became a manager. In 1991, he promoted the club to Japan Soccer League Division 2. He resigned end of 1994 season. In 1999, he became a manager for Avispa Fukuoka as Takaji Mori successor and managed in 1 season.
Statistics[change | change source]
|1968||Mitsubishi Motors||JSL Division 1||12||2|
|Japan national team|