Yoshitada Yamaguchi

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Yoshitada Yamaguchi
Personal information
Full name Yoshitada Yamaguchi
Date of birth (1944-09-28) September 28, 1944 (age 76)
Place of birth Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1960–1962 Fujieda Higashi High School
1963–1966 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1975 Hitachi 121 (15)
Total 121 (15)
National team
1964–1973 Japan 49 (0)
Teams managed
1989–1992 Japan U-23
1993 Kashiwa Reysol
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yoshitada Yamaguchi (山口 芳忠, Yamaguchi Yoshitada, born September 28, 1944) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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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]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1967 Hitachi JSL Division 1 14 1
1968 14 2
1969 13 3
1970 14 2
1971 8 1
1972 14 2
1973 16 3
1974 16 1
1975 12 0
Country Japan 121 15
Total 121 15

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1964 1 0
1965 4 0
1966 7 0
1967 4 0
1968 3 0
1969 4 0
1970 12 0
1971 6 0
1972 5 0
1973 3 0
Total 49 0

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