Hiroshi Katayama

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Hiroshi Katayama
片山 洋
Personal information
Full name Hiroshi Katayama
Date of birth (1940-05-28) May 28, 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1959–1962 Keio University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1972 Mitsubishi Motors 107 (3)
Total 107 (3)
National team
1961–1971 Japan 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hiroshi Katayama (片山 洋, Katayama Hiroshi, born May 28, 1940) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. His father Yutaka Katayama was the former president of Nissan USA.

Club career[edit]

Katayama was born in Meguro, Tokyo on May 28, 1940. After graduating from Keio University, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1963. In 1965, Mitsubishi Motors joined new league Japan Soccer League. He won the champions in 1969. He also won 1971 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1972. He played 107 games and scored 3 goals in the league. He was elected Best Eleven for 5 years in a row (1966-1970).

National team career[edit]

On August 2, 1961, when Katayama was a Keio University student, he debuted for Japan national team against Malaya. He was elected Japan for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] He played in all matches at both Olympics and won Bronze Medal at 1968 Olympics. He also played at 1966 Asian Games. At 1972 Summer Olympics qualification in 1971, Japan's failure to qualify for 1972 Summer Olympics. This qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 38 games for Japan until 1971.[2]

In 2007, Katayama was elected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1965 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 14 1
1966 14 1
1967 13 0
1968 14 0
1969 14 0
1970 14 1
1971 14 0
1972 10 0
Country Japan 107 3
Total 107 3

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1961 4 0
1962 1 0
1963 5 0
1964 1 0
1965 4 0
1966 6 0
1967 5 0
1968 3 0
1969 4 0
1970 0 0
1971 5 0
Total 38 0

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hiroshi Katayama Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  2. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database

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