|Full name||Kenzo Yokoyama|
|Date of birth||January 21, 1943|
|Place of birth||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Yokoyama was born in Saitama on January 21, 1943. After graduating from Kawaguchi High School and Rikkyo University, he joined his local club Mitsubishi Motors in 1966. He played as regular goalkeeper from first season and played all matches in Japan Soccer League until 1974. In 1975, he was deprived of regular goalkeeper by Mitsuhisa Taguchi. The club won the league champions 2 times (1969 and 1973) and 2nd place 6 times. The club also won 1971 and 1973 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1977. He played 136 games in the league. He was selected Best Eleven 7 times.
National team career
In October 1964, when Yokoyama was a Rikkyo University student, he was selected Japan national team for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. At this competition, he debuted and played all matches on behalf of Tsukasa Hosaka fractured his hand just before Olympics. After that, Yokoyama became a regular goalkeeper at Japan national team. In 1968, he was selected Japan for 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He played all matches and Japan won Bronze Medal. In 2018, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He also played at 1966, 1970 and 1974 Asian Games. He played 49 games for Japan until 1974.
In 1976, when Yokoyama played for Mitsubishi Motors (later Urawa Reds), he became a playing manager as Hiroshi Ninomiya successor. In 1978, the club won all three major titles in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup. It was first domestic treble for a Japanese club. The club also won 1980 Emperor's Cup, 1981 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He resigned in 1984. In 1988, he became a manager for Japan national team as Yoshinobu Ishii successor. At 1990 World Cup qualification in 1989, Japan lost in First round. Although Yokoyama managed at 1990 Asian Games, he resigned in 1991. In 1994, he became a manager for Urawa Reds as Takaji Mori successor. However, the club finished at the bottom in J1 League and he resigned end of season. In 1995, he became a general manager. From October 2000, he managed the club. In 2002, he resigned as general manager.
In 2005, Yokoyama was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.
|1966||Mitsubishi Motors||JSL Division 1||14||0|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Kenzo Yokoyama – FIFA competition record
- Kenzo Yokoyama at National-Football-Teams.com
- Japan National Football Team Database
- Kenzo Yokoyama at J.League (in Japanese)
- Japan Football Hall of Fame at Japan Football Association
- Japan Football Hall of Fame (Japan team at 1968 Olympics) at Japan Football Association
- Kenzo Yokoyama at the International Olympic Committee