Kenzo Yokoyama

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Kenzo Yokoyama
Personal information
Full name Kenzo Yokoyama
Date of birth (1943-01-21) January 21, 1943 (age 71)
Place of birth Saitama, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Youth career
1959-1961 Kawaguchi High School
1962-1965 Rikkyo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966-1977 Mitsubishi Motors 136 (0)
National team
1964-1974 Japan 49 (0)
Teams managed
1976-1983 Mitsubishi Motors
1988-1991 Japan
1994 Urawa Red Diamonds
2000 Urawa Red Diamonds
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze 1968 Mexico City Team competition

Kenzo Yokoyama (横山 謙三 Yokoyama Kenzō?, born January 21, 1943) is a retired Japanese football player. Yokoyama also coached the Japan national team between 1988 and 1991.

Career[edit]

Yokoyama was born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan in 1943. After graduating from Kawaguchi High School and Rikkyo University, he played professionally in the Japan Soccer League for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (now Urawa Red Diamonds) in Saitama Prefecture. He played a total of 136 league games, and 37 games for the national team.[1] Yokoyama also played in two Olympics, including the bronze-medal team at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[2]

After retiring as a player, Yokoyama took over the coaching reins of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1976, and coached them for eight years, winning the league championship in 1978 and 1982. The team also won the Japan Soccer League Cup twice, in 1978 and 1982, and the Emperor's Cup twice, in 1978 and 1980, making the 1978 season the first domestic treble for a Japanese club.

Following the J. League advent he was called back to the manager's position in 1994 but was unsuccessful and was sacked. In 2000, with Urawa in a second stint in the second tier (the first had been in 1989), Yokoyama was brought back and led them to promotion back to J1 as runner-up.

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1966 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 14 0
1967 14 0
1968 14 0
1969 14 0
1970 14 0
1971 14 0
1972 14 0
1973 18 0
1974 18 0
1975 2 0
1976 0 0
1977 0 0
Country Japan 136 0
Total 136 0

National team statistics[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1964 1 0
1965 4 0
1966 6 0
1967 5 0
1968 3 0
1969 3 0
1970 12 0
1971 6 0
1972 3 0
1973 2 0
1974 4 0
Total 49 0

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Kenzo Yokoyama Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-05-08.