Yoshio Kikugawa

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Yoshio Kikugawa
Personal information
Full name Yoshio Kikugawa
Date of birth (1944-09-12) September 12, 1944 (age 77)
Place of birth Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Fujieda Higashi High School
1964–1967 Meiji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1974 Mitsubishi Motors 94 (2)
Total 94 (2)
National team
1969–1971 Japan 16 (0)
Teams managed
1982–1994 Chuo Bohan
1999 Avispa Fukuoka
Honours
Mitsubishi Motors
Winner Japan Soccer League 1969
Winner Japan Soccer League 1973
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1970
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1971
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1974
Winner Emperor's Cup 1971
Winner Emperor's Cup 1973
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1968
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yoshio Kikugawa (菊川 凱夫, Kikugawa Yoshio, born September 12, 1944) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

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]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1968 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 12 2
1969 14 0
1970 13 0
1971 13 0
1972 14 0
1973 18 0
1974 10 0
Country Japan 94 2
Total 94 2

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1969 2 0
1970 12 0
1971 2 0
Total 16 0

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