Yuji Sakakura ( is a retired Japanese 阪倉 裕二 Yūji Sakakura, born June 7, 1967 in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan) football player. He was a defender.
He was educated at and played for
Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School and Juntendo University. After finishing the university, he joined Japan Soccer League side Furuawa Electric S.C. (current JEF United Ichihara Chiba). He moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1995, then Japan Football League side Brummell Sendai (current Vegalta Sendai) in 1996. He finished his playing career in 1998 at his home town club Mind House TC, a Tokai Regional League side, after playing for them for one season.
He was capped 6 times without scoring for the
Japanese national team between 1990 and 1992.His first full international cap came on July 27, 1990 in a Dynasty Cup match against Korea in Beijing. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 AFC Asian Cup but did not play in the tournament.
He was a coach at
Yokohama FC between 1999 and 2004. He briefly served as caretaker manager at the club after Yoshikazu Nagai was sacked in 2001. He coached Kyoto Sanga F.C.'s U-18 team from 2005 to 2007. He is now a coach at Tochigi S.C.. (As of June 2008)
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As of 27 November 2014.
Tochigi SC January 2014
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