Takumi Horiike

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Takumi Horiike
Personal information
Full name Takumi Horiike
Date of birth (1965-09-06) 6 September 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Youth career
1981–1984 Shimizu Higashi High School
1984–1988 Juntendo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Yomiuri 85 (1)
1992–1999 Shimizu S-Pulse 180 (3)
1998–1999 Cerezo Osaka (loan) 23 (0)
National team
1986–1995 Japan 58 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Takumi Horiike (堀池 巧 Horiike Takumi?, born 6 September 1965 in Shimizu, Shizuoka) is a former Japanese football player. He was a defender.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School. He won the national high school championship with his teammates including Katsumi Oenoki and Kenta Hasegawa. He continued his study and football at Juntendo University.

After graduating in 1988, he joined Japan Soccer League side Yomiuri Football Club (current Tokyo Verdy 1969). He was played as a defensive midfielder, then a centre back partnered with Hisashi Kato.

When Japan's first-ever professional league J. League started, Shimizu S-Pulse was founded in his local city. He joined the club in 1992 and re-united with his high school teammates Oenoki and Hasegawa. His position was a right full back. After the end of the inaugural season, he was chosen as a member of the 1993 J-League Team of the Year.

He was transferred to Cerezo Osaka in 1998 and came back to Shimizu briefly in 1999 before hanging up his boots.

International[edit]

He was capped 58 times and scored 2 goals for the Japanese national team between 1986 and 1995.[1] He made his international debut on 1 August 1986 in a friendly against Malaysia while he was still a university student. He was mainly a right full back for the national team. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 AFC Asian Cup and he played 4 matches in the competition. Under national coach Hans Ooft, Japan progressed to the final qualifying stage of the AFC for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Horiike was on the pitch when Japan's hope to play in the finals was dashed by an injury-time Iraqi equaliser in the last qualifier, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the Agony of Doha.[2]

He is currently working as a soccer commentator on television.

Club 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
1988/89 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 18 0 3 0 3 0 24 0
1989/90 22 0 4 1 4 0 30 1
1990/91 22 1 2 1 2 0 26 2
1991/92 22 0 5 0 5 0 32 0
1992 Shimizu S-Pulse J. League 1 - 3 1 11 1 14 2
1993 36 1 4 0 1 0 41 1
1994 44 2 1 0 1 0 46 2
1995 40 0 1 0 - 41 0
1996 30 0 3 0 16 0 49 0
1997 29 0 0 0 6 0 35 0
1998 1 0 0 0 9 0 10 0
1998 Cerezo Osaka J. League 1 14 0 1 1 0 0 15 1
1999 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1999 Shimizu S-Pulse J. League 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Country Japan 287 4 29 4 58 1 374 9
Total 287 4 29 4 58 1 374 9

National team statistics[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1986 2 0
1987 11 0
1988 1 0
1989 11 1
1990 6 0
1991 2 0
1992 7 0
1993 16 1
1994 0 0
1995 2 0
Total 58 2

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual honors[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Japan – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Takumi HoriikeFIFA competition record