Katsuo Kanda

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Katsuo Kanda
Personal information
Full name Katsuo Kanda
Date of birth (1966-06-21) 21 June 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Niigata, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1982–1984 Niigata technical high school
1985–1988 Tokyo University of Agriculture
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 NKK 87 (17)
1994–1997 Cerezo Osaka 130 (12)
1998–1999 Yokohama F. Marinos 30 (0)
2000–2003 Albirex Niigata 114 (5)
Total 361 (34)
National team
1995 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Katsuo Kanda (神田 勝夫, born 21 June 1966 in Niigata, Niigata) is a former Japanese football player. He is currently active as technical director of J. League club Albirex Niigata.

As a forward and a left back, he played 160 matches in the Japanese highest division. He played for NKK, Cerezo Osaka, Yokohama F. Marinos and Albirex Niigata.

Club career[edit]

Kanda was educated at and played for Niigata technical high school, where he played alongside his brothers Akio and Katsutoshi. His team played at the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament. He continued his study and football at Tokyo University of Agriculture.

After graduating in 1989, Kanda began his senior career with Japan Soccer League side NKK. He played mainly as a Striker. He scored 8 goals in the 1993 season, being the club's top scorer.

In the spring 1994, Kanda moved to Japan Football League club Cerezo Osaka. In his first season, He scored 5 goals in 30 league appearances and helped the club to gain the promotion to J. League. He stayed with Cerezo for the next 4 years as a left back position, clocking up almost 150 appearances for the club.

Since 2000 he played for his hometown club Albirex Niigata. After 4 seasons, he played his last professional match on 19 October 2003. His testimonial was played at Big Swan against Boca Juniors on 27 July 2003. Albirex won the match 2–1.[1] Immediately after retiring he was appointed as the new technical director of the club.

International career[edit]

In 1995, he was called up by Shu Kamo to play for the Japan national football team in a friendly match against Ecuador, which was his only cap.[2]

Club career statistics[edit]

[3]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1989–90 NKK JSL Division 1 14 0 14 0
1990–91 18 0 0 0 18 0
1991–92 JSL Division 2 29 6 2 1 31 7
1992 JFL Division 1 16 3 - 16 3
1993 JFL Division 2 10 8 1 0 - 11 8
1994 Cerezo Osaka Football League 30 5 5 0 1 0 36 5
1995 J. League 1 49 4 2 1 - 51 5
1996 23 2 2 0 13 2 38 4
1997 28 1 2 0 0 0 30 1
1998 Yokohama Marinos/
Yokohama F. Marinos
19 0 1 0 3 0 23 0
1999 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
2000 Albirex Niigata J. League 2 32 3 3 0 2 0 37 3
2001 32 0 4 0 0 0 36 0
2002 33 2 1 0 - 34 2
2003 17 0 0 0 - 17 0
Total 361 34 21 1 22 3 404 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kanda farewelled in testimonial". J's GOAL. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Katsuo Kanda at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ "Stats Centre: Katsuo Kanda Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

(Japanese) Japan Football Association official site