Katsuo Kanda

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Katsuo Kanda
Personal information
Full name Katsuo Kanda
Date of birth (1966-06-21) June 21, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Niigata, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1985–1988 Tokyo University of Agriculture
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 NKK 87 (17)
1994–1997 Cerezo Osaka 130 (12)
1998–1999 Yokohama F. Marinos 30 (0)
2000–2003 Albirex Niigata 144 (5)
Total 391 (34)
National team
1995 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Katsuo Kanda (神田 勝夫, Kanda Katsuo, born June 21, 1966) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

As a left back and a left midfielder, he played 160 matches in the Japanese highest division. He played for NKK, Cerezo Osaka, Yokohama F. Marinos and Albirex Niigata.

Club career[edit]

Kanda was educated at and played for Niigata technical high school. His team played at the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament. He continued his study and football at Tokyo University of Agriculture.

After graduating in 1989, Kanda began his senior career with Japan Soccer League side NKK. He played mainly as a forward. He scored 8 goals in the 1993 season, being the club's top scorer.

In the spring 1994, Kanda moved to Japan Football League club Cerezo Osaka. In his first season, He scored 5 goals in 30 league appearances and helped the club to gain the promotion to J1 League. He stayed with Cerezo for the next 4 years as a left back position, clocking up almost 150 appearances for the club.

Since 2000 he played for his hometown club Albirex Niigata. After 4 seasons, he played his last professional match on 19 October 2003. His testimonial was played at Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium against Boca Juniors on 27 July 2003. Albirex won the match 2–1.[1] Immediately after retiring he was appointed as the new technical director of the club.

National team career[edit]

In 1995, he was called up by Shu Kamo to play for the Japan national football team in a friendly match against Ecuador, which was his only cap.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

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Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1989–90 NKK JSL Division 1 14 0 14 0
1990–91 18 0 0 0 18 0
1991–92 JSL Division 2 29 6 2 1 31 7
1992 JFL Division 1 16 3 - 16 3
1993 JFL Division 2 10 8 1 0 - 11 8
1994 Cerezo Osaka Football League 30 5 5 0 1 0 36 5
1995 J1 League 49 4 2 1 - 51 5
1996 23 2 2 0 13 2 38 4
1997 28 1 2 0 0 0 30 1
1998 Yokohama Marinos 19 0 1 0 3 0 23 0
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
2000 Albirex Niigata J2 League 32 3 3 0 2 0 37 3
2001 32 0 4 0 0 0 36 0
2002 33 2 1 0 - 34 2
2003 17 0 0 0 - 17 0
Total 361 34 21 1 22 3 404 38

National team statistics[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 1 0
Total 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kanda farewelled in testimonial". J's GOAL. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Katsuo Kanda at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ "Stats Centre: Katsuo Kanda Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 

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