Kohei Yamada

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Kohei Yamada
Personal information
Full name Yamada Kohei (山田晃平)
Date of birth (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nagano Parceiro
Number 33
Youth career
2006–2009 Osaka University of Economics
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Thespa Kusatsu 34 (0)
2012 Colorado Rapids 0 (0)
2013–2014 V-Varen Nagasaki 32 (2)
2014 Nagano Parceiro (loan) 16 (0)
2015– Nagano Parceiro 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2016.

Kohei Yamada (山田 晃平, Yamada Kohei?) (born 8 January 1989 in Hyogo, Japan) is a Japanese footballer who currently plays for AC Nagano Parceiro in the J3 League.[1]

Club career[edit]

Product of Cerezo Osaka U-15, and winning the Japanese national high school championship as the striker of the team with Takashi Inui up front, Kohei Yamada left Osaka University of Economics during his sophomore season to begin his career with Thespa Kusatsu in Japan's J. League 2. He made his official debut with the club during the 2010 season and ended his first professional season appearing in 18 league matches.

After two seasons with Thespa Kusatsu, Yamada was scouted at the Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA) Tryout by Major League Soccer, and invited to the Major League Soccer combine in January 2012, with a hope of being selected by one of Major league Soccer's nineteen clubs. He was selected by Colorado Rapids in the third round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft (52nd overall).[2] Yamada had signed with MLS before the draft, so became part of the Rapids squad immediately.[3]

Yamada was waived by Colorado on 21 June 2012.[4]

Club statistics[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2016.[5]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
2010 Thespa Kusatsu J2 League 18 0 1 0 19 0
2011 16 0 0 0 16 0
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup North America Total
2012 Colorado Rapids MLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
2012 V-Varen Nagasaki JFL 8 1 8 1
2013 J2 League 25 2 0 0 25 2
2014 7 0 7 0
2014 Nagano Parceiro J3 League 16 0 0 0 16 0
2015 28 1 1 0 29 1
Total Japan 118 4 2 0 120 4
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 118 4 2 0 120 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "山田 晃平" (in Japanese). J.League. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "2012 Supplemental Draft Tracker". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ German Sferra (26 January 2012). "Brazilian-American after his dream to play for the U.S.". Colorado Rapids. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.coloradorapids.com/news/2012/06/smith-activated-disabled-list-sj-match
  5. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 255 out of 289)

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