Hiroshi Yoshida (footballer)

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Hiroshi Yoshida
吉田 弘
Personal information
Full name Hiroshi Yoshida
Date of birth (1958-02-11) February 11, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1976–1979 Hosei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1990 Furukawa Electric 180 (60)
Total 180 (60)
National team
1981–1983 Japan 9 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2012 Japan Women U-17
2011–2014 Japan Women U-20
2015 AS Elfen Saitama
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hiroshi Yoshida (吉田 弘, Yoshida Hiroshi, born February 11, 1958) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Yoshida was born in Shizuoka Prefecture on February 11, 1958. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1980. In 1981, he scored 14 goal and became a top scorer. In 1985-86, he became a top scorer again and he was elected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards. The club also won the league champions. In Asia, the club won 1986 Asian Club Championship. This is the first Asian champions as Japanese club. He retired in 1990.

National team career[edit]

On February 8, 1981, Yoshida debuted for Japan national team against Malaysia. He also played at 1982 Asian Games. He played 9 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1983.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Yoshida started coaching career at Shimizu S-Pulse. From 2000s, he mainly coached women's team. Through Japan women's national team coach, he became a manager for Japan U-17 women's national team in 2007. He managed at U-17 World Cup 3 times (2008, 2010 and 2012). At 2010 U-17 World Cup, Japan won the 2nd place. He also became a manager Japan U-20 women's national team in 2011. He managed at 2012 U-20 World Cup and Japan won the 3rd place. In 2014, he signed with AS Elfen Saitama and managed in 2015 season.

Club statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup JSL Cup Total
1980 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 13 2
1981 18 14
1982 18 7
1983 17 1
1984 14 3
1985/86 22 16
1986/87 20 11
1987/88 17 3
1988/89 22 2
1989/90 19 1 2 0 21 1
Country Japan 180 60 0 0 2 0 182 60
Total 180 60 0 0 2 0 182 60

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1981 6 1
1982 1 0
1983 2 0
Total 9 1

Honors[edit]

Personal honors[edit]

Managers honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ Hiroshi Yoshida at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]