Mitsunori Yoshida

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Mitsunori Yoshida
Personal information
Full name Mitsunori Yoshida
Date of birth (1962-03-08) March 8, 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Aichi, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth career
1977-1979 Kariya Industrial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980-1995 Yamaha Motors / Júbilo Iwata 275 (35)
National team
1988-1993 Japan 35 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mitsunori Yoshida (吉田 光範 Yoshida Mitsunori?, born 8 March 1962 in Kariya, Aichi, Japan) is a retired Japanese football player. He was a midfielder.

Career[edit]

After graduating from Kariya Industrial High School, he joined Japan Soccer League side Yamaha F.C. (current Jubilo Iwata) in 1980. He never moved to any other club and retired as an Iwata player after the 1995 season. He played total 275 league matches and scored 35 goals for Yamaha (later Iwata).

He was capped 35 times and scored 2 goals for the Japanese national team between 1988 and 1993.[1] He made his international debut in a friendly against China on June 2, 1988 at Mizuho Athletic Stadium. He scored his first international goal against China on May 13, 1989 in Okayama. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 AFC Asian Cup. He played twice in the tournament.

He is currently coaching Jubilo Iwata's youth team. (as of September 2007)

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1980 Yamaha Motors JSL Division 1 1 0 1 0
1981 9 1 9 1
1982 JSL Division 2 14 7 14 7
1983 JSL Division 1 16 2 16 2
1984 18 7 18 7
1985/86 21 3 21 3
1986/87 12 1 12 1
1987/88 22 3 22 3
1988/89 21 3 21 3
1989/90 22 4 5 1 27 5
1990/91 12 0 0 0 12 0
1991/92 21 3 1 0 22 3
1992 Football League 12 1 - 12 1
1993 16 0 1 0 - 17 0
1994 Júbilo Iwata J. League 1 34 0 0 0 1 0 35 0
1995 24 0 0 0 - 24 0
Country Japan 275 35 1 0 7 1 283 36
Total 275 35 1 0 7 1 283 36

National team statistics[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1988 1 0
1989 10 1
1990 0 0
1991 0 0
1992 8 0
1993 16 1
Total 35 2

Honors and awards[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Japan - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-05-08.