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.
He was capped 58 times and scored 2 goals for the Japanese national team between 1986 and 1995. 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.
He is currently working as a soccer commentator on television.