|Full name||Yoshitada Yamaguchi|
|Date of birth||September 28, 1944|
|Place of birth||Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|1960–1962||Fujieda Higashi High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Yamaguchi was born in Fujieda on September 28, 1944. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined Hitachi (later Kashiwa Reysol) in 1967. In 1972, the club won the champions at Japan Soccer League and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1975 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1975. He played 121 games and scored 15 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven for 7 years in a row (1968-1974).
In October 1964, he Yamaguchi selected the Japan national team for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. At this competition, he debuted and played all matches. In 1968, he was also selected Japan for 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He played 5 matches and Japan won Bronze Medal. In 2018, 1968 Olympics team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He also played at 1966 and 1970 Asian Games. He played 49 games for Japan until 1973.
After retirement, Yamaguchi became a manager for the Japan U-23 football team for 1992 Summer Olympics. However, at the qualification, following Japan's failure to qualify for 1992 Summer Olympics, Yamaguchi resigned. In 1993, he returned to Kashiwa Reysol and managed the club 1 season.
In 2007, Yamaguchi was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.
Statistics[change | change source]
|1967||Hitachi||JSL Division 1||14||1|
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Yoshitada Yamaguchi at International Olympic Committee
- Yoshitada Yamaguchi at Olympedia
- Yoshitada Yamaguchi at FIFA
- Yoshitada Yamaguchi at National Football Teams.com
- Yoshitada Yamaguchi at Transfermarkt (player)
- Yoshitada Yamaguchi at Transfermarkt (manager)
- Japan Football Hall of Fame at Japan Football Association
- Japan Football Hall of Fame (Japan team at 1968 Olympics) at Japan Football Association