|Full name||Hiroshi Katayama|
|Date of birth||May 28, 1940|
|Place of birth||Meguro, Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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
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. 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.
In 2007, Katayama was elected Japan Football Hall of Fame.
|1965||Mitsubishi Motors||JSL Division 1||14||1|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Hiroshi Katayama – FIFA competition record (archive)
- Hiroshi Katayama at National-Football-Teams.com
- Japan National Football Team Database
- Japan Football Hall of Fame at Japan Football Association
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